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Outside Scholarships

The Office of Financial Aid does not award scholarships.  However, if you are receiving any financial aid from our office, you will first want to contact us directly with the amounts of your scholarships. Please use our Outside Scholarship Reporting Form (pdf) to do this.  Outside monies may affect your original financial aid award, so we would like to inform you of any changes as early as possible. You can expect to receive an email with a revised award announcement letting you know that we have made changes made to your award.

Outside Scholarship Information

Please stop by the office to check out our Outside Scholarship Notebook or view a list of Outside Scholarship Search Resources.

You can also find more information on outside scholarships at the Scholarship Central website.

FinancialAidTips.org is a good resource for scholarship information. It even includes a guide for writing scholarship essays.

Common Scholarship Scams: This site identifies common scholarship scams that students fall victim to, and gives advice on how to determine if a scholarship offer or search is reliable.

FedMoney.org: Your FREE Online Guide to All U.S. Government Grants and Loans Benefiting Students for graduate school.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation: The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Scholarship Program will award approximately 65 scholarships to seniors and recent graduates planning to attend graduate school for the first time starting this fall.

Department of Commerce Internship for Postsecondary Students:  Opportunites for both summer and academic year paid internships to participate in hands-on education and training. 

Cancer for College: Cancer for College awards scholarships to current and former cancer patients and amputees who are currently attending either a four year accredited university, junior college and/or graduate school.  Scholarship amounts vary, ranging from $250 one time scholarships to four year perpetual scholarships of larger dollar amounts.  Deadline for all US States is May 1st.  Visit our web site to download an application.

The Virginia Latino Higher Education Network (VALHEN) Scholarship:  The scholarship is in the amount of $500 and will be paid directly to the college to cover tuition, books, and/or fees.  Applicants must be of Latino/Hispanic Heritage, live in Virginia, and have graduated from a Virginia high school or be currently enrolled as a full-time student in a Virginia higher education institution.

America’s Next Top Namer Scholarship:  Strategic Name Development (SND), a Minneapolis, Minnesota‐based naming and branding firm is offering the America’s Next Top Namer Scholarship for $2,500.  Undergraduate students majoring in Linguistics, English, Marketing, or Mass Communication, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and above may apply.