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Outside Scholarships and Resources


This page contains information on other scholarships outside of The Mount and resources to help students as they look for other scholarship opportunities.

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Outside Scholarships

The financial aid office has received information on the following outside scholarships. Below are requirements, if any, for each scholarship as well as details on how to apply. If you have questions about any of the items listed, please contact us and we will try to answer them.

While we believe that the resources on this page are worthwhile, we do not guarantee the authenticity of the information and/or websites, and do not endorse the information or services offered. Also, never pay to apply for a scholarship. For more information check out this online article on Finaid.org about scholarship scams.

Kids Chance of Maryland, Inc.
LA Tutors Scholarship
SeniorAdvice Caregiver and Volunteer Scholarships
VelvetJobs Scholarship
Dolman Law Group Scholarship
Healthcare and Life Sciences Scholarship 
► Long Island Attorney Ronald D. Weiss Scholarship
► Howell & Christmas, LLC Visionary Scholarship
► Dr. Edward Jacobson Healthy Living Scholarship
Fitness Goal Scholarship
 Hotstar App Scholarship
 Outdoor Ninjas Scholarship

Kids Chance of Maryland, Inc.

This one-semester scholarship is for children who have had a parent catastrophically injured or killed in an employment related injury. Students may reapply each semester for additional financial support opportunities.

Eligibility: Students must be between 16-25 years old and have had a substantial decline in family income due to parent with catastrophic injury or disease.
Amount of Scholarship: Varies
Due Date: Varies

Application and additional information available at kidschance-md.org.

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LA Tutors Innovation in Education Scholarship

Write an essay and you could win $500.

Eligibility: Currently enrolled student attending college in the U.S.A.; cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.
Amount of Scholarship: $500
Due Date: The 20th of each month.

For more information and to apply, visit: www.latutors123.com/scholarship/

SeniorAdvice Caregiver and Volunteer Scholarships

Win a $1,000 if you have volunteered for a senior non-profit or who have acted as caregiver to an adult relative.

Eligibility: High school senior or college undergraduate who have been involved in volunteering for a senior living community during the past year (2016-2017).
Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
Due Date: August 15, 2017

For more information and to apply, visit: www.senioradvice.com/senior-caregiver-scholarship-fall-2017 or www.senioradvice.com/senior-volunteer-scholarship-fall-2017

VelvetJobs Scholarship

Write an essay about your favorite idea on how to boost and maintain employee morale.

Eligibility: US or international students that are 18 years or older.
Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
Due Date: December 16, 2017

For more information and to apply, visit: www.velvetjobs.com/scholarship/velvetjobs-scholarship-2017

Dolman Law Group Scholarship

Submit a video essay and you could be eligible for a $1,100 scholarship.

Eligibility: High school seniors or college undergraduates.
Amount of Scholarship: $1,100
Due Date: September 29, 2017

For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.dolmanlaw.com/Scholarship/

Healthcare and Life Sciences Scholarship

Submit a 1,000-2,000 word essay and you could receive a scholarship of $1,000. 

Eligibility: Students pursuing a degree related to healthcare or the life sciences with a 3.0 minimum GPA.
Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
Due Date: December 31, 2017

For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.theexpertinstitute.com/writing-contest-medical-scholarship/

Long Island Attorney Ronald D. Weiss Scholarship

Submit a 500-1000 word essay and you could receive a scholarship of $2,500.

Eligibility: Students enrolled or planning to attend in the 2018-2019 academic year.
Amount of Scholarship: $2,500
Due Date: April 21, 2018

For more information and to apply, visit: http://www.ny-bankruptcy.com/scholarship/

Howell & Christmas, LLC Visionary Scholarship

Submit the online application form and 500-1,000 word essay and you could receive a scholarship of $1,000.

Eligibility: A Current Law Student with a minimum 2.8 GPA
Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
Due Date: December 31, 2017

For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.howellandchristmas.com/#scholarship

Dr. Edward Jacobson Healthy Living Scholarship

Submit a 750 word essay and you could receive a scholarship of $500.

Eligibility: Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above
Amount of Scholarship: $500
Due Date: February 28, 2018

For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.greenwichgynecology.com/#scholarship

Fitness Goal Scholarship

Submit an essay and you could receive a scholarship of $500

Eligibility: Full-time undergraduate student with a minimum 3.0 GPA
Amount of Scholarship: $500
Due Date: September 1, 2017

For more information and to apply, visit: http://fitnessgoals.com/scholarship/ 

Hotstar App Scholarship

Submit a 1,000 word essay for your chance to win! 

Eligibility: Any currently enrolled student
Amount of Scholarship: $3,000
Due Date: October 30, 2017

For more information and to apply, visit: https://hotstardownloads.com/scholarship/ 

Outdoor Ninjas Scholarship

Submit an essay about an outdoor activity for a chance to win a $1,000 scholarhsip!

Eligibility: Any current undergraduate student who is 18 years old or older.
Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
Due Date: November 30, 2017

For more information and to apply, vist: https://outdoorninjas.com/page/scholarship/


Maryland Residents

Residents may be eligible for state-sponsored, need based grants or scholarships. Many of the programs require the FAFSA to be filed before March 1 of each year, while the scholarships typically require a separate application. Visit the Maryland Higher Education Commission's Website for specific eligibility requirements and application instructions.

Grants

► Guaranteed Access (GA) Grants
Awards in excess of $17,000 to Maryland students from very low income families. Your FAFSA form must be completed by March 1 to be considered.

Maryland Guaranteed Access Partnership Program (GAPP) Application
(For Maryland Guaranteed Access Grant Applicants Only)
GAPP Application

► Educational Assistance (EA) Grants
The EA Grant is awarded to students with low to moderate family income. The average grant for Mount St. Mary's University students has been $3,000. Your FAFSA form must be completed by March 1 to be considered.

Scholarships

► Senatorial and Delegate Scholarships
The average scholarship for Mount St. Mary's University students ranges up to $2,000. Contact your local representatives for information on how to apply.

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Other Financial Aid Links

FAFSA on the Web
This site is a resource center for federal aid and the FAFSA. Remember, the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the only form required by the university and can be completed on the web. The Mount's School Code is 002086.

The Smart Guide to Financial Aid
This site is a comprehensive guide to all things federal aid and is full of resources and online calculators for loans.

Nerd Wallet
This site is a guide to federal aid and has loan calculators and guidance with completing the FAFSA.

AccessReady
This website is a guide to how to budget your loan payments and manage your money.

College Steps Program
Similar to the website above, this is a financial literacy focused website that guides students to learn how to manage money wisely.

AffordableColleges
This website focuses on scholarships that are available for minority students.

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