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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
OppU Achievers Scholarship
Zip Recruiter Scholarship 
Accounting Student Scholarship Program 
Surgent Exam Review College Scholarship 
Surgent CPA Review College Scholarship 
The Annual Stewart J. Guss Scholarship 
Senior Living Scholarship  
SeniorAdvice Caregiver Scholarship
Thomas L. Dickson Scholarship 
DarrasLaw Scholarship 
Dapper Goat Scholarship 
Benari Law Group Scholarship  
Sixt Scholarship  
Groove Life Education 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.

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/

OppU Achievers Scholarship 

Apply online and submit a short essay for your chance to win!

Eligibility: High school seniors or college undergraduates with a GPA 3.0 or higher.
Amount of Scholarship: $2,500
Due Date: Four times a year: March 31, June 30, September 30, and December 31

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

Zip Recruiter Scholarship

Submit a 500-800 word essay for your chance to win!

Eligibility: Any student attending a college or university.
Amount of Scholarship: $3,000
Due Date: December 31, 2018

For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.ziprecruiter.com/scholarship

Accounting Student Scholarship Program

Register online for your chance to win $500 scholarship and the Wiley CPAexcel Platinum Course! 

Eligibility: Full time or part time students taking atleast one Accounting course.
Amount of Scholarship: $500 plus the Wiley CPAexcel Platinum Course
Due Date: November 30, 2018

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

Surgent Exam Review College Scholarship

Complete the online application and 1,000 word essay for your chance to win!

Eligibility: Any applicant studying Accounting or Finance with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
Amount of Scholarship: $1,000 - first place & $500 - runner up
Due Date: October 31, 2018

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

Surgent CPA Review College Scholarship

Complete the online application and 1,000 word essay for your chance to win!

Eligibility: Any applicant studying Accounting or Finance with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
Amount of Scholarship: $1,000 - first place & $500 - runner up
Due Date: November 31, 2018

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

The Annual Stewart J. Guss Scholarship

Create an infographic for your chance to win! 

Eligibility: Any current U.S. college student.
Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
Due Date: March 15, 2019

For more information and to apply, visit: https://attorneyguss.com/annual-stewart-j-guss-college-student-scholarship/

Senior Living Scholarship

Complete the online application and essay for your chance to win!

Eligibility: Any current U.S. college student.
Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
Due Date: November 15, 2018

For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.seniorguidance.org/senior-living/scholarship/

SeniorAdvice Caregiver Scholarship

Complete the online requirements for your chance to win! 

Eligibility: Any student attending in the Spring of 2019 and involved with caregiving for a family member or friend.
Amount of Scholarship: $2,000
Due Date: January 15, 2019

For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.senioradvice.com/senior-caregiver-scholarship-spring-2019

Thomas L. Dickson Scholarship

Submit a video essay for your chance to win! 

Eligibility: Any student currently enrolled or planning to attend college in the fall of 2019. 
Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
Due Date: May 20, 2019

For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.dicksonlegal.com/scholarship/

DarrasLaw Scholarship

Submit an essay for your chance to win $1,000!

Eligibility: Any student currently enrolled or planning to attend an U.S. college in 2018-19 academic year.
Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
Due Date: December 15, 2018

For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.longtermdisabilitylawyer.com/scholarship/

Dapper Goat Scholarship

Submit a 1,000 word essay for your chance to win!

Eligibility: Any student currently enrolled or planning to attend with a 3.0 GPA or higher.
Amount of Scholarship: $500
Due Date: June 15, 2019

For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.dappergoat.com/scholarship/

Benari Law Group Scholarship

Write an essay on one of three topics given on their webpage for your chance to win!

Eligibility: Available to any graduate or undergraduate students studying in the area of criminal justice, social justice, civics or public rhetoric.
Amount of Scholarship: $2,500
Due Date: December 31, 2018

For more information and to apply, visit: http://benarilaw.com/benari-law-firm-digital-marketing-scholarship-program/

Sixt Scholarship

Available September 1, 2018, complete the online requirements for your chance to win $5,000!

Eligibility: Any 2019 graduating high school senior with a 3.7 GPA or higher. 
Amount of Scholarship: $5,000
Due Date: November 30, 2018

For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.sixt.com/sixt-scholars/

Groove Life Education Scholarship

Complete an essay or video for your chance to win up to $3,000!

Eligibility: Any student studying business, entrepreneurship, or graphic design related fields. 
Amount of Scholarship: $3,000 - First Prize $2,000 - Runner up
Due Date: July 1, 2019

For more information and to apply, visit: https://groovelife.com/pages/scholarships

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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.

 

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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FastWeb
College Board
School Soup
Student Scholarships.org


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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