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Outside Opportunities

The following scholarship postings are based on information provided to Saint Joseph’s College by various organizations, companies and agencies. They are grouped alphabetically by area of study. Please note that the information has not been verified in all cases. Please contact the organization granting the scholarships to ensure availability, eligibility, etc.


AICPA offers the $5,000 John L. Carey Scholarship to up to 10 recipients per year.  The award is non-renewable.  This scholarship is granted to students based on academic achievement, leadership and future career interests in accounting. For more information regarding deadlines, eligibility and applications, go to

The Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) offers scholarships to accounting and finance students.  An IMA student member pursuing study in accounting or finance as an undergraduate or graduate student is eligible for the Memorial Education Fund (MEF) Scholarship and the Stuart Cameron and Margaret McCloud Memorial (SCMS) Scholarship. For more information, go to

The Maine Association of Professional Accountants (MAPA) is offering a scholarship for students majoring in Accounting. The main criteria for selection are financial need and GPA. Several other aspects are also considered, among them commitment to the profession and future goals. The scholarship is in the amount of $2,000.
The scholarship is open to residents of the State of Maine who are currently at least first semester sophomores.
Please visit to download an application.
The completed application should be mailed to:
Bruce J Cort, EA
P O Box 1014
Windham, ME 04062


The Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts offers scholarships for undergraduate students (including high school seniors who will be freshmen in the Fall), and graduate students who will be attending accredited colleges and universities and pursuing a degree in the area of agriculture/horticulture or related fields. Please go to for more eligibility information and applications.

National Garden Clubs Inc. offers financial aid to students majoring in fields of study related to horticulture and the environment. Thirty-five (35) advanced annual scholarships were awarded in 2011 for the academic year of 2011-2012, each in the amount of $3,500. For eligibility requirements and an application, please go to

The Nell Goff Scholarship will be awarded to a student entering their junior or senior year or graduate school in the fall.  Applicants must be Maine residents.  Applicants should be students majoring in, planning to major in, or planning to take a graduate degree in horticulture, floriculture, landscape or urban design, conservation, forestry, botany, agronomy, plant pathology, environmental control and/or other related fields.  Their applications will be judged on the basis of academic record, vocational potential, vocational interests, character and financial need.  

The Timothy Bigelow and Palmer W. Bigelow, Jr. Scholarship
 was created in 1988 to aid students from New England who are seeking a career in horticulture.  Scholarships in the amount of $2,500 each will be awarded to up to three (3) New England students.  For more information, go to


Athnet Sports Recruiting Scholarship is offering a $1,000 scholarship for a 400-500 word essay on the specific topic. Please visit for more information.

CoachUp is offering a $2,000 scholarship and $500 towards private coaching sessions.  Scholarship details, application requirements, and terms & conditions can be found at:


Brown Business Law (Brown PC) is offering the National Founder’s Scholarship to undergraduate business students.  It is a $500 award which will be offered to a student with a demonstrated interest in entrepreneurship.  The deadline for this scholarship is Friday, December 12th, 2014, and the award will be announced on Friday, December 19th, 2014.  Please click here for more information on the scholarship.
The Company Corporation is offering a $1,000 prize to the student entrepreneur with the best original business plan.  For more information, go to:

Mercedes-Benz Financial and EO offer The EO Global Student Entrepreneur Awards to college students showing exceptional entrepreneurial skill and creativity. Students winning the regional award advance to the Global Awards.  For more information, go to

GetinBusiness! is offering a $500 scholarship to the student who writes the best short essay on entrepreneurship.  For details and eligibility requirements, go to

GreenPal Evergreen Scholarship is offering a $2000 scholarship paid evenly over four semesters. For more information please visit,

The Kaplan Group is offering a $1000 scholarship for any student in a business or law program. For more information, please visit

New England Employee Benefits Council is offering scholarships of up to $5,000 to students interested in a career in employee benefits.  For more information and an application, go to

The Maine Public Relations Council awards a scholarship to a college student attending an accredited Maine college or university and majoring in public relations, broadcasting, journalism, marketing or advertising. The scholarship is awarded in June. For more information, please go to


ASCO Numatics will award two, $5,000 scholarships to U.S. engineering students who are pursuing careers in industrial automation-related disciplines. Additionally, ASCO Numatics will make $1,000 grants to the engineering departments of the colleges in which the winners are enrolled. For more information, visit


Accredited Schools Online offers many different scholarship opportunities for minority students. For more information please visit

Al Qoyawayma Award  Applicant must be a Native American or Alaskan Native, provide proof of tribal enrollment, and demonstrate skill in any of the arts. Selection is based upon financial need, letters of recommendation, personal statement, and transcript.
Maximum Award amount: $1,000.00
Deadline: June 1
Study Areas: Science, engineering

Sponsor information:
George Bird Grinnell
American Indian Children’s Fund
P.O. Box 59033
Potomac, MD 20859
301 424-2440
301 424-8281 (fax)

The American Indian Heritage Foundation provides scholarships to Native American high school graduates who have been accepted by an institution of higher education, are U.S. citizens, demonstrate financial need and provide information on tribal affiliation and grade point average.  For more information, visit or contact:

American Indian Heritage Foundation
6051 Arlington Boulevard
Falls Church, VA  22044-2788

The American Political Science Association website has a wealth of information on scholarships for a variety of minority groups.  Please go to for more information.

Catching the Dream Inc. operates three scholarship programs for Native Americans:

  • MESBEC program
  • NALE program
  • TBM program

For more information about each program, please visit

Subject line: Scholarship Application Request
Phone: (505)262-2351 ext. 116
Mail To: Catching the Dream
Attn: Scholarship Affairs Office
8200 Mountain Road NE., Suite 203,
Albuquerque, NM 87110’s scholarship program for diversity and minority students awards $2,000 three times annually to currently enrolled undergrads or graduate students from registered schools in the US. For more information, go to

The Gates Millennium Scholars, funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was established in 1999 to provide outstanding low income African American, American Indian/Alaska Natives, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline area of interest. For more information, please go to

General Awards for Minority Students – a site for researching many different scholarship opportunities for minorities, including eligibility, award specifics, and how to apply.

The Hispanic College Fund College Career Institute is a retention program that serves as a one stop resource center that provides college students with financial, social and career support that will reinforce on-time graduation, and ultimately lead to a cohort of successful Hispanic professionals. During the course of the academic year, accepted students will receive a scholarship ranging from $500 – $10,000, advisory phone calls once per term, and graduation cards upon completion of their degree.  For more information, please visit’s scholarship program for Hispanic students awards $2,000 three times annually to currently enrolled undergrads or graduate students from registered schools in the US.  For more information, go to

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to students based on academic achievement, financial need, personal strengths, and leadership.

MassMutual Scholars program offers $150,000 in scholarships to multicultural college students across the country.  High-achieving African American, Asian/Pacific Islander, and Hispanic students interested in careers in the insurance and financial services industry are eligible.  For more information, go to

Native & American Indian Scholarships and Grants

Indian Country Today Media Network’s Education- Scholarships page is an essential online database of Native and American Indian scholarships available to students. For more information, please visit


Account Control Technology Foundation (ACT) is offering 25 $1,000 scholarships for undergraduate students. For more information please visit is offering a $1,000 scholarship to current and prospective college students.  For more information, please go to

The AXA Achievements Scholarship, in association with U.S. News & World Report, provides $670,000 in annual scholarships to young people throughout the nation. Application deadline is December 1.  For more information, visit

Best Price Nutrition is offering one student a $1,000 paid scholarship towards their academic costs for the 2015 school year.  The student must fill out a survey located on their website.  For more information, please visit Best Price Nutrition’s website. 

The B. Davis Scholarship will grant a $1,000 scholarship to a current or returning college student.  This Scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors, as well as all students currently registered in any post-secondary institution.  An essay discussing what you would consider to be the most important issue that society has to deal with in the next 10 or 20 years is required.  For more information please visit

The Boulos Family Scholarship is being awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, to Maine veterans serving in Iraq and Afghanistan in the post-September 11 conflicts.  For more information and an application, go to

Buick Achievers Scholarships are awarded to those who find success both in and outside of the classroom, yet are unable to attend college without financial assistance.  100 scholarships each up to $25,000/year; 1,000 scholarships each at $2,000.  The following are encouraged to apply:

  • High school seniors and current undergraduates
  • Those who plan to enroll full time at a four-year college or university in the upcoming academic year
  • Those who plan to major in a field of study that focuses on engineering, technology, design or business, with an interest in the automotive industry

For more information, go to www.

The Psychological Impact of TV Scholarship is open to current or prospective college students who are enrolled or are planning on enrolling in a college or university program. The scholarship can be applied to any accredited U.S. university. Essays will be no longer than 1000 words in length and will be judged by professional writers. The criteria by which the essays will be judged are:

  • Originality and effectiveness of argument
  • Depth of information
  • Grammar

For more information, go to

CASE (Community and Sustainability Engaged) Scholarships (for first-year students only) $2,000 scholarships awarded to first-year students who have demonstrated commitment to environmental issues and community service. For eligibility requirements and application, visit

Citizens Bank Trufit Good Citizen Scholarships will be awarded to 40 students who help others in their community.  Go to for deadline and eligibility information.

CJ Pony Parts Scholarship is proud to offer two scholarships each year, each worth $500, to students who are enrolling in post-secondary education in their next semester in any field of study. Applicants must submit a 3 minute video on one of the topics given. Visit for more information on these scholarships.

The Clyde Russell Scholarship Fund was created by the Maine Education Association through a trust established by the late Audrey Lewis. It was the intent of the donor that the Fund “be used to advance cultural and educational opportunities for Maine people. . .in order to more fully develop their creative capacities in the arts, letters and sciences.” The Trustees have designated two different categories of awards:
(1) Graduating High School Seniors
(2) Graduating High School Seniors who will Attend a Maine Community College.
In all categories the awards will be major in nature, not to exceed $5,000. The award for Community College students will not exceed $2,000. For more information, go to

The Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation “rewards students for demonstrating what they know!” Developed and administered at Nova Southeastern University, the Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation (CKSF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that creates and delivers innovative scholarship and educational programs for students of all ages through the use of internet-based quiz competitions.  For more information, go to

Cottage Inn Pizza is offering a scholarship to three high school seniors. Prizes range from $500 to $2,500.  More information on the scholarship and its essay question is available at the Cottage Inn Scholarship website.  The deadline for the scholarship is May 31st, 2015. Is offering a scholarship to any full-time students with a minimum GPA of 2.5. The students must write an 800 word essay about their credit score and why it is important.  For more information on the scholarship, please visit is offering two $1,000 scholarships to currently enrolled college students. A 1,000 word essay describing the benefits of buying custom made products is required.  Please go to for more information.

The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Scholarship Committee awards multiple scholarships to students showing dedication to the pursuit of degrees in diverse disciplines including history, law, nursing, and education. The DAR Scholarship Committee awards scholarships to qualified applicants regardless of race, religion, sex or national origin. All multi-year scholarships, typically renewable up to four years, must be for consecutive years of attendance at an accredited college or university in the United States. The only exception is the American Indian Scholarship that is available for students pursuing vocational training. For more information, go to

DigiCert Scholarship is offering a $1,000 scholarship for a 400-600 word essay. For more details, go to is offering a $2,500 scholarship to current and incoming college students to help offset their out-of-pocket tuition costs.  Applicants will need to write a 500-1,000 word blog post about the importance of technology in your life. For more information, please go to:

Dish Systems’ $1000 Essay Scholarship will be awarded to one qualifying graduating high school student or non-graduating college student with the most provocative and well-written essay. Essays will be graded based on proper use of grammar and execution of ideas and argument on the student’s topic of choice by selected staff of Dish Systems.

How to Enter:
Choose one essay topic from the four below to write about:

  1. What would you do if you did not have access to the internet for an entire year?
  2. It is undeniable that there are dangers with internet use; at what age should children be allowed to use the internet and why?
  3. Internet censorship is on the rise – what are your thoughts? Do you encourage it or are you against it? Explain your reasoning.
  4. How will reality TV influence the next generation of kids?
    For more information regarding eligibility and deadlines, please go to

Doctor On Demand is awarding a $5,000 scholarship to any medical or undergraduate student enrolled in a health-related field of study for the fall of 2015.  This includes current, and recently graduated high school students entering their first semester in the fall of 2015.  For the application to this scholarship, please visit

Driver Job List is awarding one $1,000 prize and one $500 prize for students with a minimum GPA of 3.0 who are interested in the fields of supply and chain logistics.  The application can be found on Driver Job List’s website.  The application deadline is May 15, 2015.

The Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest is an annual competition designed to challenge college students to analyze the urgent ethical issues confronting them in today’s complex world.  Students are encouraged to write thought-provoking personal essays that raise questions, single-out issues and are rational arguments for ethical action.  For eligibility and award information, go to

The Evalee C. Schwarz Charitable Trust for Education provides interest-free loans to undergraduate and graduate students who demonstrate exceptional academic performance and significant financial need.  For eligibility requirements and more information, go to

Excel Builders is offering a scholarship to current college students and high school students entering college.  It is a $1,000 gift and it will be awarded to a student who answers one of the listed essay questions on their website.  For even more information, please visit

Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund benefits dependent children and families of 9/11 victims, including airplane crew and passengers, World Trade Center and Pentagon workers and visitors, and relief workers, including firefighters, emergency medical personnel and law enforcement personnel.  For information regarding eligibility, visit posts featured scholarships and a tool to match you to scholarships based on your profile. For more information, visit

The Gilman International Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide. For more information, go to

Goedeker’s is offering two scholarships, the Goedeker’s Appliances Annual Book Scholarship and the Goedeker’s Appliances Public Service Scholarship.  To apply to the Scholarships, and for more information about Goedeker’s, please visit their website

Hands Across the Mideast Support Alliance sponsors an essay contest for Middle Eastern and American Youth (25 and younger). The contest takes its title from a 1951 poem by Langston Hughes:  What Happens to a Dream Deferred? The poem helped propel the civil rights movement in the US.  For guidelines, eligibility requirements and award information, go to

Home Owner’s Insurance is offering a scholarship to current high school seniors, college freshmen, and college sophomores.  The prize will be $1,000, it is an essay based scholarship and the deadline will be December 31st, 2014.  The online application can be found here. 

Hotelscheap is offering a $2,500 scholarship for students entering a 2 year, 4 year, or graduate program.  A 500 word travel-guide style essay is required.  Entries will be judged by the executive team.  Go to for more information. is offering a $1,000 scholarship to any college student with a valid driver’s license.  The scholarship, Look Twice, Save a Life, is asking students to submit a form of awareness to urge college students to Look Twice for Motorcycle Safety.  For more information please visit their website.’s scholarship program awards $2,000 three times annually to currently enrolled undergrads or graduate students from registered schools in the US.  For more information, go to

Lexington Law is offering a scholarship to students who write an 800 word essay about how you affectively fixed or established your good credit. The scholarship is open to any full-time student with a minimum GPA of 2.5. There is no age requirement.  Please visit Lexington Law’s Scholarship Page for more information on the scholarship.

Maine Education Services has several scholarships available.  Please go to for eligibility information and applications.

The Maine Fishermen’s Forum Scholarship Fund was established for the benefit of immediate family members (son, daughter, grandson, granddaughter) of anyone actively participating in Maine’s seafood industry. Undergraduates attending a two or four year college who are in at least their second year of their program are eligible for a $1,000.00 Scholarship

Maine Media Women will award $1,000 to a high school senior who is planning to attend college and pursue a career in communication media. This scholarship is awarded on merit and is on a semi-annual schedule. ELIGIBILITY: She must be a high school senior and a Maine resident.  For more information, go to

The Maine State Society of Washington, DC Foundation has established a scholarship program to recognize Maine students. Each scholarship will be in the amount of at least $1,000 and will be awarded only to full-time students who have completed at least one year of undergraduate courses at a four-year degree granting, non-profit institution of higher learning in the State of Maine, which must be listed as fully accredited in the latest edition of Accredited Institutions published by the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation. For application and eligibility information, please visit

Maine Town, City and County Manager’s Association (MTCMA) Scholarship Fund provides awards based on civic leadership, need for and proposed use of funds, and grades achieved in work related to civic leadership, public administration or community service.  For more information, go to is offering ten scholarships totally $10,000 to any student attending an accredited college with any major. Please visit for more information. is offering a $1000 to any student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at an accredited US university. For more information, please visit

The National FFA Organization will award 1150 $1,000 scholarships.  Scholarships are awarded for a wide variety of experiences, career goals and higher education plans. The selection process takes into account the whole student – FFA involvement, work experience, Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE), community service, leadership skills and academics. For more information, go to

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) awards scholarships and grants to outstanding students.  The awards will be made on the basis of academic merit and divided between two groups of students.
General Category I:  Italian American students who demonstrate outstanding potential and high academic achievements. Area of study: open.

General Category II:  Those students from any ethnic background majoring or minoring in Italian language, Italian studies, Italian American studies or a related field, who demonstrate outstanding potential and high academic achievements.  For more information, go to

The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) makes more than $500,000 in scholarships available to high school seniors each year. Students compete for NWTF-sponsored scholarships at local, state and national levels. All students receiving local scholarships for $250 will have the opportunity to compete for a state/provincial chapter-funded scholarship worth up to $1,000. State/provincial chapter winners will qualify to compete for a national scholarship valued at up to $10,000. Eligibility information for recipients and deadlines for each phase of the process are available at

New England Employee Benefits Council (NEEBC)’s Scholarship Program was established to further the aims of the Council to advance the knowledge and education of individuals in the employee benefits field, or those aspiring to careers in employee benefits.  For more information, visit

Peace Scholarships in the amount of $500 are being awarded to two high school seniors or college freshmen.  For more information, go to

PeopleSmart Scholarship is offering an essay scholarship for $2500 and a media scholarship for $500. For more information and details, go to

QuikShip Scholarship Program is offering $1,500 towards tuition and/or books. Applicants must submit an essay of a minimum of 1000 words on a specific question. For more information please visit

Rigid Lifelines™ is offering the second annual Fall Protection Scholarship Essay Contest. This contest was created exclusively for United States high school seniors who have been accepted to an accredited college or university and have an interest in workplace safety. Students from across the country are encouraged to participate by submitting an essay answering one of the following three questions.

  1. Workplace fatalities have decreased from 6,217 in 1992 to 4,609 in 2011. What advancements in equipment or adjustments to standards and regulations may have aided in lowering workplace fatalities?
  2. How do falls from height affect the US workplace?
  3. What is the most effective way of preventing falls from height in the US workplace? Why?
  4. Are there certain industries in the US that are more at risk for falls from height? Why?
    For additional information regarding eligibility requirements and deadlines, go to

Scholarship has searchable information on many different scholarships.  They have scholarships for both high school students and those currently attending college.  Please go to for more information.

Scholarship has different scholarships on the page. Please go to more information.

Sixt Scholarship is offering $5,000 to any high school student entering a 2 or 4 year college. To learn more about this scholarship please check out

SMART Scholarship is offering a $25,000 scholarship.  Only U.S. citizens are eligible and proof of citizenship is required.  Students must be at least 18 years of age and currently enrolled in a U.S. college or university.  For more information, go to has many different scholarship options available. Please visit for more information.

Sussle Scholarship is offering $500 for college. This is an easy, no essay, fun scholarship. They collect the most interesting images, videos, and facts. For more information please go to

Talbots Scholarship Program – In keeping with its long-standing tradition of helping women succeed, the Talbots Charitable Foundation is proud to present the 2014 Talbots Scholarship Foundation and the Nancy Talbot Scholarship Award for perseverance and ingenuity, which is presented in memory of the founder of Talbots. This program empowers women to enrich themselves through learning and achieve a college education later in life.

Tapper’s Diamonds & Fine Jewelry is awarding one $1,000 prize and one $500 prize for undergraduate students with a minimum GPA of 2.8.  Students are to write an essay on the following question:  “How does current fashion design impact the world of luxury jewelry design?” To apply for this scholarship, please visit Tapper’s Scholarship website.  The deadline to apply is January 1st, 2015.

The Top Ten List Scholarship will grant three $1,000 awards to U.S. students 13 years of age or older.  Respond (250 words max.)  “Create a list of your 10 favorite books and what they have taught you.”  For more information and to apply, visit

The Union Plus Scholarship is offering 120 $4,000 scholarships to students attending a college or university, community college or a technical college or trade school. Applicants for scholarships are evaluated according to academic ability, social awareness, financial need and appreciation of labor.  For more information go to

USBundles Hometown Pride Scholarship is offering $1,000 scholarship for a 500 or less word essay on the specific topic. For more information and details on how to apply, go to

USDirect is offering a $1,000 scholarship to the student with the best picture of school spirit and team pride.  Winners will be chosen twice a year.  For more information and details on how to apply, go to

USDish is offering a $1,000 scholarship. A 300-500 word article on specific topic is required. For eligibility requirements and deadlines go to

Verizon is awarding $1,000 to any student with a minimum GPA of 2.5.  The student must create an infographic design on how modern students utilize the internet compared to other generations.  For more information on the Verizon Special Infographic Scholarship, please visit their website. is awarding a $1,000 Scholarship to one high school or college student for tuition costs.  A one minute video essay on how you would use video surveillance to create a better and safer community is required.  For more information, please go to

Youth Volunteer Scholarship Award is offering a $500 scholarship. Must submit an essay on the specific topic. For more information go to


The New England Direct Marketing Association Foundation (NEDMA) is pleased to offer students the opportunity to apply for the Direct Marketing Scholarship.
The program is designed for a marketing, advertising, graphic design or communications student, attending college in New England, who will have completed his or her sophomore or junior year.  The student must be seriously interested in a career in direct marketing.  For more information, go to

Sound Out Social Media Management is awarding two (2) $1,000 scholarships for students who design the most compelling social media campaign.  This opportunity is geared towards students studying business and marketing, but students of all majors are welcomed to apply. Essay and scholarship details are available on Sound Out’s website located here.  The deadline for entry is January 15, 2015.


Army Emergency Relief provides financial assistance to Army Soldiers and their dependents in time of valid emergency need.  For scholarship information, please go to

Low VA Rates is offering a semi-annual scholarship of $1,250 to a deserving military student.  The scholarship is open to military students currently enrolled in college and to students with a mother or father in the U.S. Armed Forces.  For more information on the scholarship, please visit


AACN – offers $2,500 scholarships to nursing students pursuing a Master’s degree. Applicants must register for free with and must show demonstrated need of financial aid. For more information and to apply, please click the above link.

The American Association of Critical Care Nurses awards $1,500 scholarships to students enrolled in a graduate degree program in nursing. Please visit or call (800) 899-2226 for more information.

The American Association of Homes for the Aging offers scholarships to students who seek further education toward the Registered Nurse status. Applicants must work in an AAHA member facility and pledge to work for one year in the field of long-term care nursing after completing their degree. For more information, write: Nurse Education Scholarship, American Association of Homes for the Aging, 901 E. Street NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20004-2037.

The American Association of Occupational Health Nurses awards scholarships to students who are currently enrolled in a degree program to receive their Master’s degree in nursing. For more information, write: AAOHN Awards, American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, 2920 Brandywine Road, Suite 100, Atlanta, GA 30341-4146, call (770) 455-7271 or visit

The American School Health Association offers nursing scholarships. To receive an application, send a SASE to: American School Health Assoc. Scholarship Committee, P.O. Box 708, Kent, OH 44240 or visit

Ames Nursing Foundation Scholarship awards $1000 scholarships to students who have completed at least two years of study in a Nursing, Physical Therapy, or Speech Therapy program and who reside in Melrose, Stoneham, Medford, Winchester, Woburn, North Reading, Reading, Lynnfield, Wakefield, Saugus, Malden, Everett, Revere, or Chelsea. For details and application, call (781) 245-6065 or write to 43 Plymouth Road, Wakefield, MA 01880.

The Army Nurse Corps Association (ANCA) Scholarship. The purpose of the ANCA Memorial Scholarship Program is to award scholarships to students who are US citizens attending accredited baccalaureate or graduate nursing or anesthesia nursing programs.

Memorial: The 2012 scholarships will be awarded in honor of Captain Joshua M. McClimans, AN, USAR, who was killed in a mortar attack in April 2011 while assigned to the Combat Support Hospital at Forward Operating Base Salerno in Afghanistan.

CPT McClimans
Eligibility Criteria

  • Nursing or anesthesia students who plan to enter a component of the US Army and are enrolled in a program
  • not funded by a component of the US Army
  • Nursing or anesthesia students who have previously served in a component of the US Army.
  • Army Nurse Corps officers in a component of the US Army enrolled in a baccalaureate or graduate nursing or
    nurse anesthesia program not funded by a component of the US Army.
  • Army enlisted soldiers in a component of the US Army enrolled in a baccalaureate nursing program not funded
    by a component of the US Army.
  • Nursing or anesthesia students whose parent(s), spouse and/or children are or have served in a component of the
    US Army.

Contact Information

Qualified students may obtain additional information by downloading the ANCA 2012 Scholarship Program Guidelines and Application from the website ( Email, use the website “Contact Us” page (Departmental Routing: Scholarships) or write to:

Army Nurse Corps Association
Scholarship Program
PO Box 847
Manhattan, KS 66505-0847

The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) offers a scholarship to nursing students who are enrolled in educational programs leading to initial licensure as registered nurses.

For more information and to apply online, please visit

The Association of Rehabilitation Nurses offers a scholarship for students pursing their BSN degree. Student must be a member of ARN and have experience in rehab nursing.

Visit for more information.

The Catherine E. Philbin Memorial Fund awards scholarships for the purpose of sponsoring the education of individuals interested in entering the nursing profession or furthering their education in nursing. For more information and an application, please contact: Josephine Veglia, P.O. Box 162, Hopedale, PA 01747-0162.

COSTEP – Federal Bureau of Prisons, Health Services Division awards tuition, fees, and stipends to nursing and physical therapy students. Loan reimbursement is available after graduation, also. For more information, call the Division of Commissioned Corps Recruitment at 800-279-1605 or visit

Discover Nursing is a website sponsored by Johnson & Johnson Health Care Systems, Inc. This site lists information about the Nursing profession as well as scholarship opportunities. Visit the website at

The Dr. Lorraine G. Spranzo Scholarship provides assistance to nursing students. To find out more, write: NBGHS of N. Alumni and Associates, Inc., New Britain General Hospital, P.O. Box 43, 100 Grand Street, New Britain, CT 06050 or visit

The Fistal Family Nursing Scholarship will be presented annually to a Jewish high school senior who plans to become a Registered Nurse and is applying to a secondary school that awards an Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. For more details, go to

The Foundation of the National Student Nurses Association, Inc. offers scholarships to students enrolled in state-approved schools of nursing. Funds are only available for graduate study if the student is obtaining a 1st degree in nursing. For more information, please visit, call (781) 210-0705 or write to The Foundation of the National Student Nurses, Inc., 45 Main Street, Suite 606, Brooklyn, NY 11201.

The Gil Minor Nursing and Health Professions Scholarship provides $4,000 to MGH employees interested in pursuing a nursing or health professions degree. Please direct questions about the application process to Julie Goldman, RN, Program Development Manager at the Institute for Patient Care,

GrantsNet provides information about funding with resources such as grants and fellowships for graduate students.

Health Resources and Services Administration oversees a Nursing Scholarship Program. The Nursing Scholarship Program is a selective program of the U.S. Government that helps alleviate the critical shortage of registered nurses currently experienced by certain types of health care facilities by helping needy students complete their registered nurse training. In exchange for the scholarship, upon graduation, the newly minted nurses work at these types of facilities for at least 2 years.  Please go to for more information.

The Indian Health Scholarship Program offers financial assistance to American Indian or Alaskan native students enrolled in a Master’s degree nursing program. Recipients must agree to enter into a service obligation with the I.H.S. upon graduation. For more information, write to:

Indian Health Services Scholarships Programs, Twinbrook Metro Plaza, Suite 100, 12300 Twinbrook Parkway, Rockville, MD 20852. Applicants may also call (301) 443-6197 or visit

The Japanese Medical Society of America, Inc. awards scholarships to nursing students of Japanese descent. For details, visit or write Yuzuru Anzai, MD, 285 Central Park West #3W New York, NY 10024.

John. A. Hartford Foundation Building Academic Geriatric Nursing Capacity Predoctoral Scholarship Program This 2-year scholarship program supports full-time doctoral education for nurses committed to careers in academic geriatric nursing. Through generous funding from The John A. Hartford Foundation, the BAGNC Program awards a total of $100,000 ($50,000 per annum) to each selected Predoctoral Scholar. The Mayday Fund provides an additional $5,000 award to selected candidates whose research focuses on pain in older persons. The Scholarship Award term begins July 1st of the award year. For more information, visit

Johnson and Johnson’s Campaign for Nursing offers information on a number of scholarships for bachelor’s and graduate level students. Visit for more information

The March of Dimes Nursing Scholarship is open to registered nurses who are enrolled in a graduate program in maternal-child nursing. Four $5,000 awards are allocated. For more information visit

The Mary Opal Wolanin Scholarship Fund offers assistance to students pursuing Gerontology/Geriatric Nursing degrees. All applicants must be members of the National Gerontological Nursing Association (NGNA). A $1,500 scholarship is awarded annually. For additional information visit

The Massachusetts Nurses Foundation offers a multitude of scholarships. To learn about them in more detail, call (781) 830-5745, email Cindy at or visit

The Metrowest Community Health Care Foundation awards a maximum of $2,000 in scholarships for students pursuing or advancing their degree in nursing and clinical professions. Applicants must live or work at least 15 hours per week in one of the 25 towns in the Metro West service area of Massachusetts. For more information, please call (508) 879-7625 or visit

Minority offers a substantial list of scholarships for minority students of nursing. You do not have to create an account to access the information. Just scroll down the webpage. Visit

The Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America (MGFA) offers the Katharine M. Donohoe Nursing Research Fellowship to nurses or nursing students. The fellowship includes a $3,000 stipend to those interested in studying problems encountered by patients with Myasthenia Gravis (MG) or related neuromuscular conditions. For more information including requirements and application procedures, please call (800) 541-5454, email, or visit

The National Association for Orthopedic Nurses offers scholarships to qualified nursing students to assist in acquiring a Master’s degree. For further information and applications, write to: The National Association for Orthopedic Nurses, Box 56, Pitman, NJ, 08071-0056, call (609) 256-2310 or email

The National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners offers a number of scholarships to students enrolled in pediatric nurse practitioner programs. Scholarships range from $1,000-$5,000. Visit for more information regarding eligibility and deadlines.

National Black Nurse’s Association offers scholarships to nursing students who demonstrate participation in both student nursing activities and the African-American community. Scholarships are available for both bachelor and graduate students. The scholarships range from $500 – $2,000. For details, write: National Black Nurse’s Association, 8630 Fenton Street, Silver Spring, MD 20910, call (301) 589-3200 or visit

National Foundation for Long Term Health Care provides financial support to nursing students pursuing careers in long-term care. Applicants must be working for a long term care facility that is a member of the American Health Care Association.

The National Health Service Corps grants tuition, fees, and stipends to nursing students currently enrolled in school, as well as loan reimbursements after graduation. For information, visit

The National Student Nurses Association, Inc. offers a scholarship with awards up to $2,500. Scholarships and grants are available to both Bachelor’s and Master’s students. For more information call (718) 210-0705 or visit Applications may be downloaded from the website, but applications can also be obtained by sending a self-addressed $.60 envelope to The National Student Nurses Association, 45 Main Street, Suite 606, Brooklyn, NY 11201.

The New England Navy Nurse Corps Association awards scholarships to deserving nursing students and Registered Nurses to continue their studies for a Master’s degree in Nursing in the amount of $1,000. Applications can be requested from this address: NENNCA Scholarship Committee, c/o Maria K. Carroll, 22 William Drive, Middletown, R.I. 02842-5266.

The Nursing Education Loan Repayment Program (NELRP) offers registered nurses assistance to repay educational loans in exchange for service in eligible facilities located in areas experiencing a shortage of nurses. For more information call toll free (866) 813-3753. Further information can be obtained by visiting or by emailing Leola Bennett at

The New England Regional Black Nurses Association, Inc. offers nursing scholarships in a variety of categories. For more information, call (617) 524-1951, write: NERBNA, P.O. Box 690, Boston, MA 02119 or visit

Nursing Educational Funds, Inc. organizes and distributes funds to registered nurses for graduate study. For additional information, write: Nursing Educational Funds, Inc., 555 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019 or visit

Nursing Scholarships is a website offering information on various undergraduate and graduate loans for nursing students. There are also scholarships offered for nursing specialties. Visit

The Odd Fellows and Rebekahs Ellen F. Washburn Nurses Training Award is given to a candidate pursuing an R.N at an accredited school of nursing in Maine. Financial need is an important factor in awarding scholarships.
Amount of Award: Minimum – $150, Average – $200, Maximum – $400
Application Deadline: 15-April
Eligibility: College freshman, College sophomore, College junior, College senior Award sponsored by:

Odd Fellows and Rebekahs Ellen F. Washburn Nurses Training Award
6 Juniper Circle
Gorham, ME 04038
Phone: 207 839 4723

Oncology Nursing Foundation provides scholarships for both undergraduate and graduate students.  Go to for more information.

The Phoebe Pember Memorial Scholarship is sponsored by the United Daughters of the Confederacy and is granted to undergraduate Nursing students.  For more information, go to

Robert J. Masterson Scholarship is sponsored by Mercy Hospital and is a $1,000 scholarship for Senior Nursing Students pursuing a BSN, particularly a career in critical care, and currently attending college. For more information about this scholarship please go to

Sigma Theta Tau International/National League for Nursing Grant provides funding to support research that advances the science of nursing education and learning through the use of technology in dissemination of knowledge. Funding is available for up to $5,000. Previous deadline was in June for November funding. For more information, visit

Tufts Health Plan Nurse Scholars Program is a program geared to address the need for nursing faculty in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Previous awards of up to $10,000 were granted to be applied over three semesters. Applicants must be residents of MA or RI, 2nd year Master’s or Doctoral student and must commit to teach in an academic setting in MA or RI for one year after completing successful completion of their degree. Previous year’s deadline was March 27. For more information, contact Karen Nelson, vice president of clinical affairs, Massachusetts Hospital Association (781) 262-6006.


The Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Defense Scholarship Program has been established by the Department of Defense to promote the education, recruitment and retention of rising junior and senior undergraduate and graduate students in SME studies.  For eligibility requirements, applications, and more information, please go to

The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) Northern New England Chapter offers the Steve Parker Memorial Scholarship for undergraduates or graduate students committed to a degree in Solid Waste Management, Environmental Science, Civil Engineering, or a related field of study. The scholarship is limited to students studying in state owned and private colleges/universities operating in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont.  For more information, visit

The Thermo Fisher Scientific Scholarship is offering two $10,000 scholarships and four $5,000 scholarships for an undergraduate or graduate student with a declared major of biology, chemistry, biochemistry or a related life-science field. The student must have a GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) and be enrolled in an accredited college or university. For more information please visit,