Outside scholarships, those that are not offered through Centenary, are a great way to pay for school without increasing debt.
We encourage you to seek outside scholarships. In an effort to assist students with this task we have provided these online resources. The databases listed here can help you find scholarships based on your ethnicity, academic profile, interests, and other qualities. Scholarship amounts will vary from a few hundred dollars to several thousand dollars. Even the smallest scholarship can help you to borrow less, and ease the burden of monthly loan payments when you graduate.
Before you begin your search, we recommend that you review information from the U.S. Dept. of Education (link is external) and the Federal Trade Commission (link is external) on avoiding financial aid scams.
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We have also compiled a list of the following upcoming scholarship opportunities. The list is ordered by deadline.
|Emissions.org Annual Scholarship Program||Write a 2,000+ word essay on the following topic: “Why You Should Receive The Emissions.org Scholarship?”||$500||June 15, 2018|
|#thefutureisfemale Scholarship||The Future is Female Scholarship is awarded to a female who best conveys why she is exceptional and deserving of the $3000 scholarship.||
||June 29, 2018|
|The $9,500 scholarship is to be used toward tuition in a graduate program for public administration, social work or other applicable Public policy fields. The applicant must be currently enrolled in or accepted in such a program.||$9,500||June 30, 2018|
|Lichtman Criminal Justice Reform Scholarship||This annual award will be presented to a who embodies and effectively communicates the belief in the need for true reform in the criminal justice arena that includes comprehensive review of existing sentencing guidelines and possible eradication of mandatory minimum sentences.||$1,000||June 30, 2018|
|Power of Resilience Scholarship||To be eligible for The Power of Resilience scholarship, applicants should be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program. They also must show good academic standing with a GPA of at least 3.0. The scholarship recipient will have made clear their interest in the power of personal resilience when in crisis.||$1,000||June 30, 2018|
|Annual Community Volunteer Scholarship||Every year we award a $1,500 scholarship to the applicant who best demonstrates exceptional volunteer involvement in their community.||$1,500||June 30, 3018|
|CharterUP National Scholarship for Immigrants and Refugees,||Applicants must be born outside of the U.S. and currently enrolled (or accepted) as a full-time undergraduate student at an accredited U.S. college or university. High school seniors intending to enroll are also eligible. Along with their most recent transcript showing a weighted GPA of 3.4 or greater, scholarship applicants must submit a written essay that declares a personal vision and demonstrates the potential to achieve that vision.||$10,000||July 5, 2018|
|Finally Sold Impact Maker Scholarship||Finally Sold is looking for people who aspire to have a future impact in their chosen field of study and can demonstrate that they possess such traits and characteristics as creativity, ambition, passion, resourcefulness, entrepreneurship, influence and persuasion.||$500||July 15, 2018/ November 25, 2018|
|Friendly Dental Group||
Submit an essay with at least 500 words telling us a life experience that led them to take the educational path in the dental industry
The student must have at least 2.5 GPA
|$1,000||July 31, 2018|
|Open Listings “Take Big Risks” Scholarship||
To apply, share a 2-minute video answering the following questions:
1. What risks are you taking in your life that you hope will set you up for an extraordinary career and life?
2. Is there something early on in your life that shaped your ambitious way of thinking? If so, what was it?
|$1,500||July 31, 2018|
|Student’s Scholarship Program from Tour-of-Britain 2018||Submit an essay on one of the proposed topics. The scholarship is designed to attract students to a healthy lifestyle.||$1,500/ $1,000/ $500||July 31, 2018|
|The Gorilla 76 Women in Marketing Scholarship||
There’s a disparity in gender representation in the digital marketing industry and we want to do something about it. That’s why we’ve created The Gorilla 76 Women in Marketing Scholarship.
We’re looking for a sophomore or upperclassman who is both inspired and inspiring and will use her knowledge and passion to succeed in our field of results-driven marketing.
|$750||August 6, 2018|
|Race Entry Student Scholarship||Write a 1,000 – 2,000 word essay explaining what inspired you to run, what challenges you faced, and what you learned through the experience.||$500||August 15, 2018|
|Cogniizant Transformation Young Entrepreneur Scholarship||This scholarship is open to all students, who are 18+ years of age and are enrolled in School/College for the year 2017 anywhere in the world.||$1,000||August 17, 2018|
|ShapeThatBod Annual Health and Fitness Scholarship||Write a 500-1,500 English word essay about one of the following topics:
||$500||August 31, 2018|
The Essay Topic: How Have Cell Phones Impacted Our Society?
In order to be considered for the scholarship, please submit an essay (between 800 and 1100 words in length) explaining how the invention, adoption, and widespread usage of cell phones has affected our society. You can touch on technological factors, social, interpersonal, economic, or any other aspects of life and society you think has been impacted by mobile phones
|$3,000/$1,500||August 31, 2018|
The Essay Topic: The Impact of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP):
In order to be considered for the scholarship, please submit a minimum 800 word essay highlighting the rise of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) in the telecommunications market, and how new found technologies like VoIP (in conjunction with unified communications, team messaging, and the cloud) are impacting business communications and the overall customer experience.
|$3,000/$1,500||August 31, 2018|
|The My Millennial Guide Scholarship||
Must be currently attending or planning to attend a college, community college, university, or institute during the Fall 2018 academic year.
Must be in good academic standing with your educational institution.
Must provide your written essay (Word format preferred) by the deadline of August 31, 2018.
|$500||August 31, 2018|
|Actuated Valve Supplies – Design our Mascot||If you’re a budding student artist, graphic designer, or cartoonist, we’re challenging you to design “Motor Eyes”, a valve actuator brought to life. In our industry if we fit an electric actuator to a valve we say it is ‘motorized’, so ‘Motor-Eyes’ is a play on that, but by adding ‘eyes’ offers the opportunity to bring it to life.||$1,000||September 30, 2018|
|Energize Your Future scholarship program||Write a 500-word essay on what light pollution is, and how you would reduce it.||$1,000||October 1, 2018|
|TheBackPackerCo Scholarship||This scholarship is designed to help students who are passionate about traveling. To apply for this scholarship, students need to submit a personalized video of any destination where he/she has traveled. Applications will be judged on creativity & originality.||$500||October 15, 2018|
|The Villa Escape Scholarship||This scholarship is designed to help young minds who love to travel and explore the world. Applications will be judged on creativity, originality, and innovation.||$500||October 15, 2018|
|The FitnessTrainer.com Scholarship||Terms of participation are simple: write a 1,000-word article on: “How personal training helped transform my life.”||$1,000||November 1, 2018|
|MaleGroomings Advancement Scholarship 2018||
This scholarship is open to all
U.S. Citizen or Permanent U.S. Resident with at least a 2.7 GPA.
|$2,000||November 1, 2018|
|Coupons Marathon Scholarship Program||Write an essay following the topic “What is your opinion of saving money in life?”. Regarding length and format, the essays should:
||$3,000||November 30, 2018|
|TheAccountingPath.org Annual Scholarship Award||Write an essay on the role of an accountant as a consultant.||$1,000||November 30, 2018|
|Wiley’s Accounting Student Scholarship||You must be an actively enrolled full or part-time college student taking at least one accounting course. Wiley CPAexcel will require winners to provide proof of student status to claim their scholarship. If you purchase Wiley CPAexcel and are subsequently selected as a winner in this drawing, your original order will be refunded in full.||$500||November 30, 2018|
|Crush the CPA Exam Scholarship||Crush The CPA Exam is dedicated to helping candidates apply, study for and pass the CPA exam and there’s no better way to accomplish this than to offer a scholarship program to help finance your exam and study materials.||$1,000||November 30, 2018|
|Staver Law Group Personal Injury Scholarship||Applicants should be a US Citizen or permanent resident with a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher.||$5,000||December 1, 2018|
|CG Trader Scholarship||Essay topic: “Our life on a spaceship: the future of mankind”.||$2,000||December 14, 2018|
|Mr Marketing Scholarship||Students need to submit a piece that makes them proud (up to 1000 words). This can be any type of submission including (but not limited to) topics given above or a decent content matching the theme of Mr Marketing website.||$1,000||December 20, 2018|
|National Debt Relief Scholarship Program||Applicants must be pursuing or intending to pursue their bachelor’s degree in the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and math).||$1,000||December 23, 2018|
|Coupons For Save Scholarship Program||Make an essay about how you can save money in your daily life. You should focus on saving tips. If your ideas are unique and helpful, you will get higher chances to win this scholarship.||$3,000||December 31, 2018|
|Adrian Rubin Scholarship||High school students graduating in 2018 that have been accepted into a college, university, trade school, or design school.
Students currently enrolled in a college, university, trade school, or design school.
|$1,000||January 1, 2019|
|Blake Rubin Scholarship||The Blake Rubin Scholarship was created to help future generations get the education needed to prepare for adulthood. Since the price of obtaining higher learning is always increasing, the goal of this scholarship is to help get one student one step closer to obtaining their desired degree.||$1,000||January 31, 2019|
|ATE Ballistic Helmet Scholarship Fund||
Must be pursuing careers in the fields of law enforcement full time
Be accepted for full-time enrolment at an accredited two-year American university, and seek to become a police officer.
Students should include an official high school transcript signed by their guidance counsellor
1000-word essay outlining why they want to pursue a career in law enforcement.
Two letters of recommendation
|$1,000||March 31, 2019|
|Tommy Smith started the Tommy Smith Scholarship||Write your 500-word essay and submit the form by May 31, 2019.||$1,000||May 31, 2019|