Welcome to the USF Financial Aid page for outside scholarship information. This page will be updated regularly with announcements of private/outside scholarship opportunities for new and continuing students. Please check back often, and good luck!
Please note: you should verify actual deadlines with the scholarship organization you are applying to. Deadlines on this information page may not be honored by outside organizations if they are posted in error or if changes have occurred.
Please click on the title of any scholarship to link to a web site or to open a pdf version of the brochure or flyer (requires Adobe reader), or follow the instructions in the descriptions to request an application.
MassMutual Scholars High Achieving students of African American, Asian/Pacific Islander or Hispanic descent are invited to apply. Students must be entering their sophomore-5th year of full-time study at a U.S. accredited institution during the 2013-2014 academic year. The FAFSA is required, and the application deadline is May 3, 2013.
2013 Dish Systems $1000 Scholarship Awarded to one qualifying graduating high school student or non-graduating college student with the most provocative and well-written essay. The deadline is May 3, 2013.
Conestoga Bank "Future of Banking" Scholarship High school Seniors and college Freshman can write an essay of 500 words or less for a chance to win $1000 scholarship. The deadline is May 15, 2013.
Black & Lee Scholarship Students between the ages of 15 and 20 (by May 15, 2013) with a GPA of 2.5 or higher and attending a post-secondary institution in Fall 2013 may apply and submit a 1000 word essay for a chance to win a $500 scholarship. The application deadline is May 15, 2013.
Concentric Accounting Software Scholarship Full-time college freshman-juniors as well as high-school seniors who will attend college in the U.S. this Fall are eligible to apply. Write a brief essay for a chance to win a $1000 scholarship. Submissions must be received by May 24, 2013.
LM Scholarship Program U.S. and Canadian residents with a GPA of 3.0 or higher who are currently enrolled or who plan to be enrolled by September 2013 in a degree program of two years or longer may complete a short essay for a chance to win a $1000 scholarship. Submissions must be submitted by May 31, 2013.
Caretenders Scholarship Program Students attending an accredited university, college, trade or technical school in the U.S. or Canada during Fall 2013 may apply. Complete a brief essay and application for a chance to win a $500 scholarship. The application deadline is May 31, 2013.
Rogers Community Volunteer Scholarship Current Undergraduates and graduating high school seniors at a U.S. or Canadian school with a 2.5 GPA or higher and at least 10 hours of volunteer service with one organization over the last 12 months are eligible to apply for this $500 scholarship. Applications must be submitted by June 1, 2013.
Affiliate Marketing Scholarship Currently enrolled students at any U.S. college or University can complete a 250-500 word essay for a chance to win $1000 scholarship. The deadline for submissions is June 1, 2013.
ENA Foundation Academic Scholarships Licensed nurses who are current members of the Emergency Nurses Association for a minimum of 12 months and who have a GPA of 3.0 or above are eligible to apply for several scholarships with award amounts ranging from $2500-$5000. The application deadline is June 1, 2013.
ExceptionalNurse.com Scholarships Undergraduate and Graduate nursing students with a documented disability who have applied to or have already been admitted to a college or university program on a full-time basis are invited to apply for several scholarships with award amounts ranging from $250-$500. Applicants must submit a completed and signed application form, three letters of recommendation, a 1-2 page essay, official transcripts and a Medical Verification of Disability form. Applications must be mailed and received by June 1, 2013.
Sedary & Associates Scholarship Students ages 16-22 (by June 15, 2013) who are enrolled in a college, university, trades or technical school during Fall 2013 may submit a 1500 word essay for a chance to win a $500 scholarship. The application deadline is June 15, 2013.
VideoSurveillance.com Community Safety Scholarship Graduating High School Seniors, Undergraduate and Graduate students may submit a one-minute video essay for a chance to win $1000 for tuition. The deadline for submissions is June 25, 2013.
Lift Parts Express Scholarship Students between the ages of 16-21 enrolling in a college or University during Fall 2013 who are residents of the U.S. or Cananda are eligible to apply. Complete the application form and write a brief essay for a chance to win this $1000 scholarship. Submissions are due by June 30, 2013.
The Company Corporation Business Plan Contest Undergraduate and Graduate students 18 years or older from around the country are eligible to compete in this contest for a $1000 scholarship. Applicants must submit a one-page completed business plan executive summary. The deadline for submissions is June 30, 2013.
Krill Oil - Educate your Heart Scholarship This essay contest is open to students over the age of 16 who are currently enrolled in the 2012-2013 school year at any college, university, trade or technical school within the U.S. or Canada. The application deadline is July 5th, 2013.
Shift Insurance California Student Scholarship California residents between the ages of 18 and 25 are invited to apply for this $500 award. Applicants must be enrolled full-time in a California community college or 4 year University. Out-of-state students who are new California residents are also eligible. The deadline for submissions is September 30, 2013 and awards will be announced on December 2, 2013.
AES Engineering Solutions Scholarship Open to graduating high school seniors and any students attending a post secondary educational facility. Future leaders in any field of study are invited to write a 500-1000 word essay for a chance to win a $500 award. The deadline for submissions is October 4, 2013.
Ongoing Scholarship Programs
The Hispanic College Fund Scholarship Program Scholarship opportunities ranging from $500 to $10,000 available to Hispanic students.
P.E.O Sisterhood P.E.O. exists to be a source of encouragement and support for women to realize their potential.
Army Health Professions Scholarship Program Scholarships that pay 100% tuition, books, and fees for graduate students enrolled full-time in health care programs.
Scholarship Points offers free college scholarships and scholarship contests to members of our program. You can win by earning points and entering them into monthly drawings for free scholarships. Members earn points by logging in each day, completing surveys and reviewing other sites and services.
Autodesk Student Competitions Various competitions for eligible students interested in careers in architecture, engineering and the digital arts. Awards include scholarships, internships, and other prizes.
Varsity Tutors Monthly Scholarship awards $1000 scholarships to students who write the best essay in response to a monthly prompt.
Catching the Dream Scholarship Programs Undergraduate through Postdoctoral students who are 1/4 or more degree Native American and are enrolled members of a U.S. tribe are invited to apply for these awards. Applicants must be attending or planning to attend an accredited U.S. college or university on a full-time basis, have excellent grades, a high ACT or SAT score, some work experience, a track record of leadership and a strong commitment to the Native American community. The application deadlines are as follows: March 15 for Summer semester, April 15 for Fall semester and September 15 for Spring semester.
Scholarships Received by USF Students
The following are scholarships that graduating high school seniors who were accepted and matriculated into USF have received within the last five years:
826 Valencia Scholarship To be eligible to be awarded a scholarship, students must be a high school graduating senior, demonstrate financial need, go to school in the Bay Area, and demonstrate intent to enroll in a vocational school, college, or university. Preference will be given to students who attend public high schools in San Francisco.
Elks National Foundation Scholarship Any graduating high school senior who is a citizen of the United States is eligible to apply.
Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarships Every year, Comcast and the Comcast Foundation awards recipients a one-time grant of $1,000 to be used toward their pursuit of higher education.
Burger King Scholars Program The Burger King Scholars Program has awarded more than $15.4 million to high school seniors and employees across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico since the program’s inception in 2000. Award amounts range from $1000-$50,000.
The following are scholarships that continuing USF students have received within the last five years:
Chi Omega Scholarships The Chi Omega Foundation awards scholarships and grants to collegiate and alumnae members. Our scholarships and grants exist to help meet the need of tuition, books and related educational expenses.
Methodist Hospital Health Career Scholarship Scholarship recipients are obligated to employment with Methodist Hospital or Methodist Hospital Union County after graduation according to the number of months funded (six months of employment for each semester funded).
Common Knowledge Scholarships CKSF offers a wide variety of scholarship quizzes throughout the year for U.S. high school, college, and graduate students. We even have some scholarships that parents can win for their children. At CKSF there are no essays, no applications, and no GPA requirements.
Zinch $1000 Weekly Scholarship Each week, Zinch will post a question at www.zinch.com/scholarships/weekly and/or http://apps.facebook.com/zinchscholarships/bediscovered and give entrants up to 280 characters to answer the question. Zinch will pick one winner with the best answer from among all entrants.
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