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Private Scholarships are offered through various organizations, corporations, and government agencies. Each organization has their own criteria to be eligible for these scholarships. Students must apply for these scholarships on their own. If additional information is required, an application is usually sent to the institution for completion. All scholarship funds are a part of the students’ financial aid package.
Check back here often to see updates of these privately funded scholarships.
Please note: If a deadline has passed these awards are typically offered annually and you may be able to apply later.
Women's Press Club of New York
The Women's Press Club of New York State, Inc. is offering an annual scholarship award for a qualified student interested in resuming or continuing his or her studies toward a career in communications or a related field. Students must be matriculated no later than the start of the Fall semester in a field that fosters the development of communication skills. Applications must be postmarked by April 15th. The Women’s Press Club of New York State
Association of Information Technology Professionals
Deadline: April 25, 2015
The Board of the AITPLI chapter takes pleasure in announcing that, once again this year, will be awarding scholarships to graduating high school seniors and currently enrolled college students who are children or grandchildren of active AITPLI members. Over the past 35 years, the AITP has awarded over $90,000 in scholarships to deserving students. This year's application can, again, be submitted online.
Previous AITP scholarship recipients are not eligible.
An AITP member may sponsor only one student application annually.
Nada Anid, Ph.D. has offered to sponsor an eligible student as the Dean, School of Engineering and Computing Sciences.
Columbus Citizens Foundation
The Foundation awards scholarships to students of Italian heritage who can demonstrate financial need and who we believe have the potential to be successful in life, both professionally and by being involved with their communities. Because our goals are longterm, we reward qualified students with multiyear scholarships. Our scholarships, while generous, provide assistance towards a school’s tuition but do not cover payment for all school costs. Please visit Columbus Citizens Foundation.
The PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation is proud to announce that its 2015/16 application will be available for download on Tuesday September 1, 2015 for eligible Greek American college students to apply. On June 20, 2015, the Foundation will distribute $250,000 in scholarship awards to 40 deserving undergraduates, as follows:
All applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:
Please visit: PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation
The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program has been established by the Department of Defense (DoD) to support undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The program aims to increase the number of civilian scientists and engineers working at DoD laboratories. Learn More at SMART – Science, Mathematics & Research for Transformation – About.
All awardees must be:
Undergraduate applicants must be currently enrolled in a regionally accredited U.S. college or university and have a high school diploma/GED. Current high school students are not eligible to apply.
Graduate applicants can be either currently enrolled in a regionally accredited U.S. college or university or awaiting notification of admission to such. If awaiting admission, you must be accepted for entrance in the fall 2015 term.
Students who are currently Freshman or enrolled in a First Year Associate’s Program applicants must report an ACT or SAT Reasoning Test Score. Subject tests are not required. In addition, individuals who apply during their Freshman/First Year must obtain a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale during the fall academic term of their Freshman/First Year. Freshman/First Year Associate's Program applicants will be required to submit an official transcript reflecting their fall academic term grades to establish compliance with this requirement.
Graduate applicants must have taken the GRE and test scores must be reportable by ETS. Subject tests are not required.
Vermont Incentive Grant
Any Vermonter accepted or enrolled in an undergraduate degree or certificate program that will be attending college fulltime, and does not already have a bachelor's degree, is eligible to apply for a Vermont Incentive Grant. These need based grants can be used at schools either within Vermont or out of state. To apply, complete a Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) and a Vermont Grant Application. Go to VASC – Vermont Student Assistance Corp. and complete an application as soon as possible because this grant is awarded on a first come, first serve basis.
Hispanic College Fund Scholarship
To apply for a scholarship, please visit the Hispanic Scholarship Fund.
Some HCF Programs also require that a student be pursuing a certain area of study.
Students studying computer science, computer engineering, pharmacy, or nursing are highly encouraged to apply.
Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity Prize in Ethics
Juniors and seniors who are enrolled fulltime should submit a 3,0004,000 word original essay that deals with an ethical dilemma or question. For official rules, deadlines, and directions please visit The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity.
Rhode Island State Grant Program
If you are a Rhode Island resident and are attending college at least halftime for your first bachelor's degree, you may be eligible for this needbased grant. Visit this website for further information and application instructions, after you have filed a FAFSA: RIHEAA – Rhode Island Higher Education Assistance Authority
Boomer Esiason Foundation Scholarship Program
The Boomer Esiason Foundation provides a limited number of scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students who have cystic fibrosis. For more information, visit: BEF – Boomer Esiason Foundation
One NYIT student of Italian ancestry is selected annually to receive this award courtesy of the Dante Foundation of Nassau County.
Requirements include the following:
UJA Federation Rose Biller Scholarship Program
This program provides approximately $1.4 Million in scholarships to Jewish men and women with significant financial need in the New York Metropolitan Area. The Hebrew Free Loan Society administers the program. Both men and women can apply for scholarships of up to $5,000.
Please note that women who are also eligible for the JFEW Émigrés in the Health Sciences Scholarship will automatically be considered for both, though limited to one award. They need to fill out only one application. For more information and to apply, visit Hebrew Free Loan Society.
Lagrant Foundation Scholarships
This association offers fifteen scholarships to minorities who are majoring fulltime in advertising, marketing, or public relations. Undergraduates must have a cumulative GPA of at least a 2.75 while graduate students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2. For application instructions, additional information, and deadlines please visit Lagrant Foundation.
Cleveland Foundation's Robert P. Madison Scholarship in Architecture
This scholarship fund is for AfricanAmerican undergraduates majoring in architecture. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0, have parents who were born in the United States, and have financial need. Awards are limited and are estimated to be $1,000. For additional information, visit The Cleveland Foundation.
Students can also win other noncash awards. Student must be a high school senior currently to apply. Applicant must have at least a 2.0 GPA. Student needs to write an essay about how the evolution of wireless technology has changed the world in which we live. Please visit UNCF for more information.
National Society of Black Engineers
The society offers a variety of NSBE and Corporatesponsored scholarship and award opportunities to our precollege, collegiate undergraduate and graduate student, and technical professional members. Our scholarship packages range in value from $500 to $10,500. Please visit NSBE – National Society of Black Engineers.
Sanders Firm Scholarship
This is a $1,000 essaybased scholarship that will be awarded to one student. Open to students who have demonstrated a meaningful commitment to his or her local community across the country. You can find more information about deadlines, eligibility requirements, and the application process for this scholarship here, Sanders Law Firm.
ExxonMobil LOFT Fellowship
ExxonMobil, one of the world’s largest publicly traded International oil & gas companies, has partnered with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) to create fellowships in STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) for Hispanic college students. Through HHF’s Latinos On Fast Track (LOFT) program, ExxonMobil seeks to nurture motivated college students across the country, with a passion for Engineering and Science.
Selected students will be exposed to a top quality company by participating in this signature mentoring program. Each student will be paired up with one of ExxonMobil engineers/scientists to learn how their knowledge is applied in a corporate setting.
The Fellowship consists of: five 1hour meetings with mentor (virtual or in person), participation in the Harvardcertified ExxonMobil mentee program (online), an exclusive curriculum to introduce Fellows to the organization and company career opportunities, and a $1,000 educational grant. In addition, there exists the possibility to interview for ExxonMobil positions (internships/fulltime) upon successful completion of the Fellowship.
This opportunity is highly competitive and open to sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students attending a 4 year college or university.
Applicants with these majors will be considered also: Computer Engineering, Chemistry, Environmental Engineering, Geology, Industrial Engineering, Material Sciences, Mathematics, Materials Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Physics.
All interested candidates apply and send resume to: Julian@hispanicheritage.org. Please use "ExxonMobil LOFT Fellowship" in subject line.
Apply Now: EXXON Loft Scholarship
The Application will close on April 15, 2017 @11:59 p.m.
This opportunity available through the LOFT program are for Hispanic students. Others interested should contact the company's website directly.
$2,000 Cash Award/Optional Internship
Open to College Juniors, Seniors, or Post Graduates studying Journalism, Marketing/Communication, Healthcare Administration.
Must be a resident of Nassau or Suffolk County.
The application deadline is May 20 of each year.
For application and qualification requirements contact:
Ann Marie Brown Memorial Scholarship Coordinator
Nassau Suffolk Hospital Council
1383 Veterans Memorial Highway, Suite 26
Hauppauge, NY 11788
Email Janine Logan or visit NassauSuffolk Hospital Council, Inc.
AEC ELECTRICAL SCHOLARSHIP & EDUCATIONAL FUND
Founded in 1972 by a group of visionary contractors, the AEC Electrical Scholarship & Educational Fund is a notforprofit 501(c)(3) corporation that provides scholarships to deserving New York Cityarea high school seniors who plan to study electrical engineering or a related field in college, but need financial assistance.
To apply for a scholarship, you must fill out the “AEC Scholarship Application Packet” on this web page and send it by May 22nd along with all supporting documentation to:
AEC Electrical Scholarship & Educational Fund
3636 33rd Street, Suite 402
Long Island City, NY 11106
To be eligible to apply for a scholarship, students MUST:
Please visit: AEC Scholarship
This scholarship is for students pursuing an engineering or related science degree through an ABET accredited program, or students pursuing a course of study or research related to the conservation of energy in transportation, agriculture & construction, and power generation. Emphasis will be placed on research or study related to the internal combustion engine. Applications will be judged on the basis of previous scholastic performance. Additional consideration given for special study or honors in the field of the award, and for leadership achievement related to engineering or science. A student who applies for this scholarship must be a US citizen, as well as a full-time college junior or post-graduate.
To view terms of the scholarship, selections processes, and to apply, please review the Yanmar/SAE Scholarship webpage.
Please review the SAE International scholarships webpage for additional scholarship information.
Lawstreet Capital Scholarship
Lawstreet Capital is the proud sponsor of a new scholarship to help single mothers in their quest to complete their college and graduate level education. Our goal is to provide an alternative source of funding to these students whose personal challenges of single motherhood have never hindered their hopes of completing school and earning their degree. To become eligible for this opportunity, all candidates must be single mothers and accepted to or enrolled in any of the following programs: a 4- year, US college program a junior college program with plans to complete a 4-year degree, or Graduate school. High school students with plans to attend college are also welcome to apply for this scholarship. All applicants must provide a copy of their most recent school transcript reflecting a 3.0 minimum GPA. The application deadline is December 31.
Tungsten Rings & Company Scholarship
Tungsten Rings & Co. is proud to offer scholarships to students, age 16 and older, attending high school or enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and vocational programs in the US. Our needs based scholarship rewards students who are aspiring to achieve higher education and pursue their dreams. To apply, you need to answer three questions and provide your academic information. The submission with the most thought provoking, and well-written, judged by our executive team, will be awarded as the recipient. The application deadline for Fall is October 15 and for Spring is April 15. For more information about the scholarship and rules, please visit the Tungsten Rings and Company website.
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Awards will be sent directly to the financial aid office of the institution of the finalist’s enrollment.
How to Apply:
Submit a 500-1000 word essay about the most interesting item you have ever received in the mail. This can be a letter or postcard, a package or gift, an advertisement, or any other parcel delivered by mail. Explain why this article of mail was so fascinating to you and how it has impacted your life.
Essays will be judged by our executive scholarship committee on how well-written, compelling and persuasive they are.
Please visit the Shipdig.com Scholarship website to both apply and review submission deadlines.
Metropolitan Club Chapter of the Association of Old Crows Annual (AOC) Scholarship
The AOC is looking for 2 candidates that are seeking a baccalaureate degree in the field of electrical engineering, computer science or other related Technical field. There are three scholarships being awarded: $4,500 $4,000 and $3,500. Dr. Anid, Dean, School of Engineering and Computing Sciences will be nominating two students. If you meet the eligibility requirements below and wish to be considered, please contact the Dean’s office. Once nominated all paperwork will need to be submitted by the September 2015 deadline (see below).
Please see the “Eligibility Requirements” and “Procedure for Submissions” information, along with the “Statement of Concurrence” form to be completed by Dr. Nada Anid (Dean of the School of Engineering & Computing Sciences) and the “Scholarship Program Data” form to be completed by the student.
The “Statement of Concurrence” and “Student Data Form,” including the candidate’s transcript of selected courses and grades achieved to date, must be emailed to Chris Cyprus at email@example.com. For any questions or more information, please contact Chris at 631.262.8115.
Deadline: Thursday, September 10th, 2015
American Public Power Association DEED (Demonstration of Energy & Efficiency Developments) Scholarship
DEED offers various types of scholarships to full-time students accepted or enrolled in vocational schools or accredited colleges and universities, encompassing high school seniors through graduate students. These scholarships are:
The scholarships are designed to create public power-focused learning opportunities for DEED scholarship recipients and to foster mentoring opportunities between scholarship recipients and staff at DEED-member utilities. The scholarship support energy-focused research projects, senior technical design projects, utility internships, and students studying in technical programs and majors in short supply and high demand by the utility industry.
DEED recommends all applicants review the funding area of the DEED website at www.publicpower.org/DEED for the most up-to-date scholarship instructions and requirements. Also, feel free to review how to apply, application process and timeline, further information about scholarship types, FAQs, and deadlines via the DEED Scholarship Quick Start Guide and FAQs.
Contact DEED program staff at DEED@PublicPower.org for additional information.
Contact DEED program staff at DEED@PublicPower.org for additional information.