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EXTERNAL SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

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Rose Biller Endowment Fund
Who is eligible: Jewish students in need of financial aid who are residents of NYC, Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester or Rockland counties; 1st year students are not eligible
What you get: Up to $5,000
Where to get the application: www.hfls.org
Deadline: June

Scholarship America's Dream Award
Who is eligible: Be a sophomore year level or higher during the 2014-2015 academic year; be U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents (holders of a Permanent Resident Card), or individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA), have received a high school diploma or the equivalent from a U.S. school, by September, 2013, have completed or expect to successfully complete a minimum of one full year of postsecondary education by June 2014, plan to enroll in full time undergraduate study at the sophomore year level or higher at an accredited two or four year college, university or vocational-technical school in the United States for the entire 2014-15 academic year, have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0, and demonstrate financial need
What you get: Between $5,000 and $15,000 annually, growing by $1,000 each year until graduation
Where to get the application: scholarshipamerica.org
Deadline: December 19

SHPE Foundation Scholarship Program
Who is eligible: Current Latino/a college students who demonstrate both significant motivation and aptitude for a career in science, technology, engineering or mathematics; minimum GPA of 3.00 for undergraduates; 3.25 for graduate students; must be a full-time student pursuing your first bachelors, masters or doctoral degree (students pursuing a second bachelors, etc. are not eligible); all Latino students that meet such requirements are eligible to apply, regardless of citizenship, but residency requirements can vary depending on scholarship sponsor
What you get: $1,000-$5,000
Where to get the application: www.shpefoundation.org/scholarships
Deadline: April

Shui Kuen and Allen Chin Scholarship
Who is eligible: Incoming freshman or current, full-time undergraduate at a four-year college or university in 2013-14, have parent or self currently or formerly employed at an Asian-owned or Asian cuisine restaurant, demonstrate community advocacy and social justice work on behalf of Asian American, immigrant, gay and lesbian and/or other progressive causes, have a minimum 3.0 GPA and have financial need; no citizenship status requirement
What you get: $1,000
Where to get the application: www.asianpacificfund.org
Deadline: March

Soros Fellowship for New Americans
Who is eligible: Candidates must be no older than 31 years old and be enrolled and/or admitted in a graduate program no later than September; Green Card holders with 1 year of IRS filings, naturalized citizens, and children of two naturalized parents may apply
What you get: $25,000-$90,000
Where to get the application: www.pdsoros.org
Deadline: November

Stan Beck Fellowship
Who is eligible: Undergraduate students in entomology or related disciplines; have need based on physical limitation, economic, minority or environmental condition; recommendation of professors, advisors, etc.; enthusiasm, interest and achievement in entomology or related disciplines; notable academic plans, and impact of need
What you get: $300 (based on earnings from Foundation’s investments)
Where to get the application: www.entsoc.org
Deadline: July 1

State Farm Companies Foundation Scholarship
Who is eligible: U.S. citizen, full-time college junior or senior with a minimum of 3.6 GPA; must demonstrate significant leadership in extracurricular activities and be majoring in a business-related field
Number of Awards: 50
What you get: $3,000 - $8,000
Where to get the application: www.statefarm.com
or
State Farm Companies Foundation
One State Farm Plaza, B-4
Bloomington, IL 61710-0001
(309) 766-3587
Deadline: February

Stony Wold-Herbert Fund
Who is eligible: Students afflicted with respiratory disease; resident of the greater NYC area; financial need
Number of Awards: 25-30
What you get: Average $200/month; counseling and support services
Where to get the application: www.stonywoldherbertfund.com
or
director@stonywold-herbertfund.com
(212) 753-6565
Deadline: None

Study Abroad Scholarships
Who is eligible: U.S. citizens and legal residents
What You Get: School tuition, room and board
Where to get application: www.aifsabroad.com

Study/Travel Opportunities for CUNY Students (STOCS) Project
What it is: The STOCS Project is a scholarship program that provides qualified CUNY undergraduate students with the opportunity to win scholarships designed to defray the costs of participating in an eligible CUNY short-term study abroad program
Where to get the application: www.cuny.edu
Deadline: March

Tylenol Future Care Scholarship
Who is eligible: Must have completed at least one year of graduate or undergraduate by the Spring of 2013 at an accredited two or four year college, university or vocational-technical school; must be pursuing a healthcare-related degree; scholarships are awarded based on leadership qualities, academic excellence and community involvement
What you get: 10 applicants will receive $10,000 and 30 applicants will receive $5,000
Where to get the application: www.tylenol.com
Deadline: June

United Negro College Fund (UNCF)
Who is eligible: Varies from scholarship to scholarship
What you get: There are various scholarships available
Where to get the application: www.uncf.org
Deadline: March 30

Univision's “Es El Momento” Scholarship
Who is eligible: Community college student, or undergraduate student enrolled in a 4-year university; be a Latino/a student, have a minimum GPA of 3.00, and have a history of extracurricular activities
What you get: $5,000
Where to get the application: www.scholarshipaid.net/app/univision/; Contact: Univision@hsf.net
Deadline: November 18

Upsilon Pi Epsilon Student Award for Academic Excellence
Who is eligible: Full-time undergraduate and graduate students who are IEEE Computer society members, with a minimum GPA of 3.0
What You Get: $500
Where to get application: www.computer.org
Deadline: October

US-Ireland Alliance/George J. Mitchell Scholarships/Study Abroad
Who is eligible: U.S. citizens aged 18 or over but not yet 30 on Oct. 1 in the year of application; Full time Juniors with a 3.5+ G.P.A., a record of leadership, extracurricular activities and service to others
What you get: Full tuition and room at participating universities in Ireland, plus $11,000 stipend
Where to get the application: www.MitchellScholar.org
Deadline: October

USA Funds Scholarships
Who is eligible: Varies by scholarship
What you get: Varies by scholarship
Where to get the application: www.usafunds.org
Deadline: Varies

The VIP Women in Technology Scholarship (WITS)
Who is eligible: To be eligible, a student must be enrolled at, or accepted into, either a two or four year college or university within the United States for the 2012 school year. These individuals must be planning a career in information technology or a related field. International students are not eligible.
What you get: $2,500.
Where to get the application: www.vipconsulting.com or www.facebook.com/VisionaryIntegrationProfessionals
Deadline: March

Western Union Foundation Family Scholarship
Who is eligible: The Family Scholarship Program is intended to help two members of the same family move up the economic development ladder through education; applicants must be two members of the same family and be age 18 or older; country of origin for at least one of the applicants must be outside the United States; application must include educational providers for primary and secondary award recipients; scholarships may be used for tuition for college/university education, language acquisition classes, technical/skill training, and/or financial literacy (e.g. one family member may request assistance to attend college and the other family member may request assistance to attend English as a Second Language course); scholarships will only be made to nonprofit accredited higher education institutions and nonprofit training/educational providers
What you get: $1,000-$5,000 per family (2 awards given per family)
Where to get the application: foundation.westernunion.com
Deadline: June

William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship for Minority Students
Who is eligible: Graduate and undergraduate students who are U.S. citizens with outstanding research skills; a background in social sciences or humanities, excellent writing and communication skills, and demonstrated financial need; the student must be able to intern for 10-12 weeks full-time during the summer at the Washington, DC, office of the Aspen Institute; all travel and housing costs must be covered by the student
What you get: $2,500 - $5,000
Where to get the application: www.aspeninstitute.org
Deadline: March, July, December

The Women's Forum Educational Award
Who is eligible: Women over the age of 35 who, after interrupting their studies, are now pursuing their first undergraduate college degree; must reside in New York City; must not qualify for graduation before December
What you get: $10,000
Where to get the application: www.womensforumny.org
Deadline: December

Women's Overseas Service League Scholarship
Who is eligible: Women who have demonstrated a commitment to advancement in military or other public service careers and have completed a minimum of 12 credits with a GPA of at least 2.5
What you get: $500 - $1,000 renewable for a second year
Where to get the application: www.wosl.org
Deadline: March

WyzAnt College Scholarships
Who is eligible: Anyone who plans to be enrolled in a four year college or university sometime between August 1, 2012 and November 1, 2014 is encouraged to apply. This includes most high school sophomores through college juniors.
What you get: First place will receive a $5,000 college scholarship, second place will receive a $3,000 college scholarship, and third place will receive a $2,000 scholarship.
Where to get the application:  www.wyzant.com
Deadline: April

 

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