External Grants and Scholarships

Please see the links below for external grant and scholarship funding opportunities.  

For more information, please contact the funding agency directly.


Study.com wants to help empower traditionally underrepresented students by helping them reach their education goals. To do that, they're offering several Study.com Student Scholarships for women and BIPOC students who are pursuing college degrees. For these scholarships, they have doubled the award this year to $2,000 to provide even more financial relief for the high cost of college:

These scholarships all have an application deadline of May 1st

In addition, Study.com offers multiple scholarships to help make education more accessible and improve the college experience for all types of students. The following scholarships are offered for diverse student populations:

These scholarships all have an application deadline of November 1st

Daughters of the American Revolution

Each year the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) awards multiple scholarships to students showing dedication to the pursuit of higher education in diverse areas of study including history, economics, law, political science, medicine, nursing, occupational and physical therapy, elementary and secondary education, chemistry, math, science and English. 

DAR’s scholarships are awarded and judged without regard to gender, race, color, religion, national origin, or disability.

  • Applicants must be citizens of the United States.
  • Applicants must attend or plan to attend an accredited college or university in the United States.
  • All multi-year scholarships, typically renewable up to four years, must be for consecutive years of attendance.
  • Awards are based on academic excellence, commitment to the field of study, and/or financial need, or other restrictions on specific scholarships.
  • Awards are placed on deposit with the recipient’s college or university and any unused portion shall be returned to the DAR.
  • Applicants are only eligible to receive one scholarship from the DAR.

The DAR Scholarship Committee Now Has an Online Submission Process
DAR is pleased to announce all students applying for scholarships offered by the DAR Scholarship Committee will submit their applications using the online application portal below.  Emailed or mailed applications will no longer be accepted, unless applying for the Margaret Howard Hamilton Scholarship.  

To apply:

The scholarship application portal is now open. The application process is entirely online through the Academic Works portal. The Portal is open for the coming year from November 1, 2023 through January 31, 2024 at 11:59 pm (Hawaii Time).

Western Psychological Services (WPS) introduces Neurodiversity and Student Diversity Scholarships, enhancing behavioral health education access. Aligned with WPS's CSR Mission, these scholarships foster community engagement, partnerships, diversity, and environmental responsibility. Your assistance in promoting this scholarship on your website is greatly appreciated.

The Neurodiversity Scholarship, offering a $2,500 award, targets students with identified neurodivergence like autism or ADHD. Eligibility mandates enrollment in accredited US universities, pursuing careers such as clinicians, educators, psychologists, therapists, or administrators.

The Student Diversity Scholarship provides a $2,500 grant to students contributing unique insights on race, gender, religion, and disability. Eligible candidates must be current students of accredited two-year or four-year American universities aspiring to enter behavioral health professions.

Access the official website to fill out the Application Form. Submit your essay by copying, pasting, or sharing a Google Docs link set to "Read Only." Video submissions are also welcome, following the outlined prompts. Provide essential details: essay/video link, full name, email, phone, school, major, and graduation date.

Application closes on January 15th, 2024. Selections will be made by the WPS Scholarship Committee, with winners informed by February 1st, 2024.

For more information and applications, visit https://www.wpspublish.com/wps-corporate-social-responsibility-scholarships .

UUP opens 2024 scholarship application process

SUNY students are invited to apply for annual scholarships of $3,000 offered by United University Professions, the union that represents academic and professional faculty at the State University of New York.

The deadline to apply for the UUP College Scholarship Fund Undergraduate Scholarship application is March 1, 2024. Applications are on UUP’s website, at https://uupinfo.org/awards/.

The UUP College Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to a maximum of four SUNY undergraduates who excel academically and are dedicated to the goals and ideals of the labor movement. Applicants must be full-time students enrolled at SUNY state-operated schools and have a minimum grade point average of 3.75.

Full-time graduate SUNY students can apply for UUP’s William Scheuerman Post Baccalaureate Scholarship. The scholarship is named in honor of former UUP President William Scheuerman.

To apply, students must have at least 9 credits and hold a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.95. Applicants must show dedication to the labor movement’s goals and ideals.

Applicants for both scholarships must demonstrate personal and academic achievement and display a strong record of community service. UUP awards the scholarships to students on a one-time basis, but there is no limit on the number of times a student may apply. The scholarships are funded by contributions from UUP members and their families.

Read more HERE

UUP accepting applications for Steve Street Award scholarship

SUNY students are invited to apply for UUP’s Steve Street Award.

The scholarship application deadline for the Steve Street Award is May 1, 2024. An application for the award is on UUP’s website, at https://uupinfo.org/awards/.

The Steve Street Award is a one-time $500 scholarship given to an undergraduate student or group of undergraduate students enrolled at a SUNY campus who have created any paper or documented any project related to social justice issues or topics. This scholarship is available to full-time and part-time students.

The award is named for Street, a UUP contingent faculty member who taught at SUNY Brockport and SUNY Buffalo State College; he died of cancer in 2012.

The scholarship is funded by contributions from UUP members and their families. For more information, contact UUP’s Administrative Office at (800) 342-4206.

Military Medical Program

The Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP) and the Health Services Collegiate Program (HSCP), both of which offer significant financial support to students pursuing degrees in the medical field. The HPSP pays 100% of tuition, fees, and equipment, and provides a monthly stipend of $2600 and a $20,000 sign-on bonus.  

Additionally, The HSCP offers up to $198,000 in financial support, including a monthly military salary equal to E-6 pay, a generous housing allowance, and a comprehensive healthcare benefits package.

For more information, please see here:

Medical Service Corps flyer

Financial Programs flyer

Dick Hannah Dealership Scholarship

Dick Hannah Dealership is pleased to announce its college scholarship program that will award two $1,000 scholarships per year to eligible students. To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must have a high school transcript, be US citizens, and be high school seniors. This scholarship can be used at any accredited four-year college or university for tuition, books, and supplies. The application process is open each fall from September 1st through December 15th and each spring from March 1st through June 15th. Applicants from any area of study can apply for this scholarship. See https://www.dickhannah.com/scholarship/ for more information. 

The Richard Rawle Memorial Scholarship

The Richard Rawle Memorial Scholarship from Check City is pleased to announce a $2,000 scholarship essay contest for college students. This scholarship contest is named after Richard Rawle, the father of Check City CEO Tracy Rawle. The Rawle family believes that education is essential for a community to thrive, and with this scholarship, students can finance their education and contribute to society. The applicants must currently be enrolled in an accredited two- or four-year university or college in the United States with a minimum of 2.5 GPA. All students can apply regardless of their minor and major. To apply, the scholarship application submission deadline will be June 1st. For more information, visit https://www.checkcity.com/community-outreach/scholarship.

Hillel International Scholarships

Hillel International scholarships are open to students who identify as Jewish, in the U.S. and Canada, who are attending or preparing to attend four-year colleges and universities or graduate school. 

Lilly E. Reiser Graduate Student Award: The Lilly E. Reiser Graduate Student Award is given annually to a Jewish student who will be attending graduate school in the U.S. in the upcoming school year and who has demonstrated academic excellence and made a difference in their community. Applicants must have completed or be on track to complete their undergraduate degree by June 30, 2024, and be attending graduate school in the fall of 2024. Applicants must self-identify as Jewish. Previous attendance at Hillel events is NOT a requirement for this scholarship. There is no requirement for the concentration of study.  Click here for details and application process.

Jules and Gwen Knapp First-Generation Student Award: Jules and Gwen Knapp believed deeply in the power of higher education to transform the lives of individuals and families. Top applicants will have a GPA of 2.5 or higher, and a demonstrated impact of leadership, entrepreneurship, and/or volunteerism in their local or campus community. To qualify as a first-generation student, the applicant’s parents/guardians must not have completed a four-year college or university degree.  Click here for details and application process.

Jules and Gwen Knapp Campus Leadership Award: The Jules and Gwen Knapp Campus Leadership Award is awarded annually to a full-time student seeking a bachelor's degree at an accredited college or university who demonstrates extraordinary leadership abilities and has a minimum GPA of 2.5. Applicants must self-identify as Jewish and commit to attending at least one Hillel event in the upcoming school year. Previous attendance at Hillel events is NOT a requirement for this scholarship. Click here for details and application process.

Sallie Mae Graduate School Scholarship Search - free access to a full scholarship database, including 950,000 graduate scholarships.

USA Grant College Scholarships and Grants - an online funding application system that gives you access to over 20,000 application sources, including grants.

Tuition Funding Sources - free access to over 7 million scholarships.

Fastweb - a free scholarship search platform that connects students to scholarships and financial aid tools.

Scholarships.com - get matched to college scholarships.

Global Scholarships - scholarship database for international students.

College Board Scholarship Search - enter your information to find matches from over 6,000 programs.

Medical Science and Technology Scholarships - discover 50 medical science and technology scholarship opportunities.

Madison Trust Company - Scholarships for Women in STEM

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