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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.
The Steve Duckett Local Conservation Scholarship
The Tatiana Mendez Future Resources Scholarship
The Thomas Soldan Healthy Communities Scholarship
The Seth Okin Good Deeds Scholarship
Michael Kiely Strong Roots Scholarship and Essay Contest
Ed Tayter Outstanding Citizen Scholarship
The Entrepreneur Endorsement Scholarship
The Pay Scale Women in STEM Scholarship
A Place for Mom Senior Care Scholarship
The Tree Center Quarterly Scholarship
Law Offices of Joel J. Kofsky Scholarship
► The Hub Shout Internet Marketing Scholarship
The White Collar Defense Diversity Scholarship
DigiCert Scholarships 
DealSpotr 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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 The Steve Duckett Local Conservation Scholarship

Write an essay and win up to $500

Eligibility: Students enrolled in an accredited post-secondary institution (with some leniency for graduating high school seniors), and a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA
Amount of Scholarship: $500
Due Date: March 1, 2016

Get more information and apply online: virginiacriminallaws.com/#scholarship

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The Tatiana Mendez Future Resources Scholarship

Write an essay and win up to $500

Eligibility: Students enrolled in an accredited post-secondary institution with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Amount of Scholarship: $500
Due Date: March 1, 2016

Get more information and apply online: criminallawsvirginia.com/scholarship.html

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The Thomas Soldan Healthy Communities Scholarship

Write an essay and win up to $500

Eligibility: Students enrolled in an accredited post-secondary institution with a minimum cumulative GPA or 3.0 or higher.
Amount of Scholarship: $500
Due Date: March 1, 2016

Get more information and apply online: virginialawfirm.net/healthy-communities-scholarship/

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The Seth Okin Good Deeds Scholarship

Write an essay and win up to $500

Eligibility: Any student enrolled in a graduate or an undergraduate degree program with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Amount of Scholarship: $500
Due Date: March 1, 2016

Get more information and apply online: criminallawyermaryland.net/good-deeds-scholarship.html

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Michael Kiely Strong Roots Scholarship

Write an essay and win up to $500

Eligibility: Any student enrolled in a graduate or an undergraduate degree program with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Amount of Scholarship: $500
Due Date: March 1, 2016

Get more information and apply online: virginiacriminallawyernow.com/2016-scholarship.html

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The Ed Tayter Outstanding Citizen Scholarship

Write an essay and win up to $500

Eligibility: Any student enrolled in a graduate or an undergraduate degree program with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
Amount of Scholarship: $500
Due Date: March 1, 2016

Get more information and apply online: mdcriminalattorney.net/scholarship.html

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The Entrepreneur Endorsement Scholarship

Write an essay or submit a video and win up to $1,000.

Eligibility: Applicants must be undergraduate or graduate students enrolled an accredited college or university in the United States, and also have a GPA of at least 2.5 (see link below for more details).
Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
Due Date: May 1, 2016

Get more information and apply online: www.vikingmergers.com/scholarships/

The Pay Scale Women in STEM Scholarship

Write an essay and win up to $2,000

Eligibility: A student enrolled in an associate, bachelor's degree or graduate level program in a science, technology, engineering or math related major. The applicant must have accepted an offer of admission or be attending classes at an accredited college or university before the award is granted.
Amount of Scholarship: $2,000
Due Date: February 29, 2016

Get more information and apply online: www.payscale.com/education/scholarship

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A Place for Mom Senior Care Scholarship

Write an essay and win up to $1,000.

Eligibility: The annual scholarship award is for five (5) students enrolled in an associate's degree, bachelor's degree or graduate level program in a medical, nursing or social sciences related major. The student must be planning on pursuing a career that involves working with senior citizens. The applicant must be attending classes at an accredited college or university at the time of the spring deadline.
Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
Due Date: April 15, 2016

Get more information and apply online at: www.aplaceformom.com/scholarship

The Tree Center Quarterly Scholarship

Write an essay and win up to $500

Eligibility: A student currently enrolled in high school or a college/university student with an overall GPA of 3.0
Amount of Scholarship: $500
Due Date: Upload your essay no later than 11:59 p.m. PST on the 20 of the month of each quarter (i.e. Q1: March 20, 2016, Q2: June 20, Q3: September 20, Q4: December 20).

Get more information and apply online at: thetreecenter.com/scholarship

Law Offices of Joel J. Kofsky Scholarship

Write an essay and you could win $1500.

Eligibility: Any student attending or planning to attend an accredited university or college within the United States. Graduate students are also eligible to apply.
Amount of Scholarship: $1,500
Due Date: August 16, 2016

Get more information and apply at: www.phillyinjurylawyer.com/scholarship/>

The Hub Shout Internet Marketing Scholarship

Apply to win $1000. The scholarship is open to students with at least one year of college. They must also have a minimum of 3.0 GPA to apply. A scholarship award of $1,000 (each) is awarded to the strongest candidate with a demonstrated passion for internet marketing.

Eligibility: at least one year of college; 3.0 GPA or higher; demonstrated passion for internet marketing
Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
Due Date: March 1, 2016 and November 1, 2016.

For more information and to apply, visit: hubshout.com/?p=Scholarship

The White Collar Defense Diversity Scholarship

Write an essay and you could win $500.

Eligibility:  African American and Hispanic undergraduate students, and law school students as well as incoming college freshmen; 3.0 GPA or higher; demonstrated financial need.
Amount of Scholarship: $500
Due Date: September 1,  2016.

For more information and to apply, visit: whitecollarattorney.net/diversity-scholarship-2016

DigiCert Scholarships

Write an essay and you could win up to $1000. Three scholarship opportunities available.

Eligibility: Incoming freshmen, current freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students: Applicant must have a cumulative college grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4-point scale, and be enrolled full-time at an accredited college or university between June 1, 2015 and May 31, 2016.
Amount of Scholarship: up to $1000
Due Date: April 1, 2016

For more information and to apply, visit: www.digicert.com

DealSpotr Scholarship

Write an essay about couponing in college and you could win $2,500.

Eligibility: Currently Enrolled college students attending a college in the U.S.
Amount of Scholarship: $2,500
Due Date: March 25, 2016

For more information and to apply, visit: dealspotr.com/scholarship-giveaway


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 $15,000 to Maryland students from very low income families. You must complete and mail a GA Grant application to the state's Office of Student Financial Assistance prior to March 1. Your FAFSA form must also be completed by March 1 to be considered.

► 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 $3000. 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 $2000. 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. Make sure the required signature page is completed online by obtaining the proper PIN Numbers. 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 Online
This website focuses on scholarships that are available for minority students.

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