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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
Larry R. Williams Scholarship
Sun Trust Off To College
Nursing Assistant Scholarship
B. Davis Scholarship
Big Sun Scholarship
The Women's Traffic and Transportation Club, Inc. Scholarship
AutoAccessoriesGarage.com Trade School & College Scholarship
Vernon Computer Source Scholarship
SeniorAdvice Caregiver and Volunteer Scholarships
2017 Surgent Professional Education Scholarship
2017 Surgent CPA Review Scholarship
VelvetJobs Scholarship
iVisa 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/

Larry R. Williams, PLLC Scholarship

Write an essay if your parent is a police officer and you could be eligible for $2,000.

Eligibility: A student over the age of 18 with a 3.0 or higher GPA. Must be a child of a police officer.
Amount of Scholarship: $2,000
Due Date: May 1, 2017

For more information and to apply, visit: www.lrwlawfirm.com/scholarship-children-police-officers

SunTrust Off to College Scholarship

Enter online and you could win $500. Two scholarship winners will be randomly chosen every two weeks beginning October 28, 2016 until May 12, 2017.

Eligibility: High school seniors or college undergraduates.
Amount of Scholarship: $500
Due Date: May 12, 2017

For more information and to apply, visit: www.suntrusteducation.com/scholarshipsweepstakes

Nursing Assistant Scholarship

Apply online and you could be eligible for a $500 scholarship.

Eligibility: Students who are entering or currently pursuing an educational program related to nursing or medicine.
Amount of Scholarship: $500
Due Date: June 15, 2017

For more information and to apply, visit: cnatraining.co/scholarship-program/

B. Davis Scholarship

Apply online and you could receive a scholarship of $1,000.

Eligibility: High school juniors, seniors and currently enrolled U.S. students
Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
Due Date: May 22, 2017

For more information and to apply visit: www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm

Big Sun Scholarship

Students may enter to win $500. Big Sun Athletics is offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in.Their participation may be in any capacity, whether as a player, coach or official.

Eligibility: student athletes in any capacity (player, coach or official)
Amount of Scholarship: $500
Due Date: June 19, 2017

For more information and to apply, visit: http://www.bigsunathletics.com/

The Women's Traffic and Transportation Club, Inc.

Apply online and you could receive a scholarship of $4,000.

Eligibility: A student attending college in 2017
Amount of Scholarship: $4,000
Due Date: April 15, 2017

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

AutoAccessoriesGarage.com Trade School & College Scholarship

Write a 500-1000 word essay for a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship

Eligibility: Future college students as well as current college freshman and sophomores.
Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
Due Date: June 1, 2017

For more information and to apply, visit: www.autoaccessoriesgarage.com/college-scholarship

Vernon Computer Source Scholarship

Fill out their online form and submit an essay describing your academic and career goals and you could win $2,000

Eligibility: High school seniors or college undergraduates.
Amount of Scholarship: $2,000
Due Date: May 31, 2017

For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.vernoncomputersource.com/scholarships/

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

2017 Surgent CPA Review Scholarship

This scholarship is open to any currently-enrolled business students working towards an accounting major. Three winners will be chosen for this scholarship.

Eligibility: A student studying to become an accountant with a minimum 2.8 GPA.
Amount of Scholarship: 1st place: $1,000; 1st Runner-up: $500; 2nd Runner-Up: $500
Due Date: April 15, 2017

For more information and to apply, visit: www.surgentcpareview.com/college-scholarship

2017 Surgent Professional Education Scholarship

Write a 1000 word essay for a chance to be one of 3 chosen winners.

Eligibility: A current student studying to become an accountant
Amount of Scholarship: 1st place: $1,000; 1st Runner-up: $500; 2nd Runner-Up: $500
Due Date: July 1, 2017

For more information and to apply, visit: www.cpenow.com/surgent-professional-education-college-scholarship

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

iVisa Scholarship

If you are a student interested in Studying Abroad, this scholarship is for you! Submit a 500 word essay for a chance to win $1,500.

Eligibility: Currently enrolled student with a 2.5GPA or higher interested in Studying Abroad.
Amount of Scholarship: $1,500
Due Date: May 15, 2017

For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.ivisa.com/visa-blog/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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