The information below is based solely on information provided by the scholarship donor.

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There is still time to apply for some outside scholarships with later deadline dates.

Numerous scholarship opportunities can be found at Awarding criteria, award amounts and deadlines vary by scholarship.

The Principal Community Scholars Program - Available to Business majors and other related fields

Principal Community Scholars Program

The LA Tutors Innovation Scholarship

A $500 Innovation Scholarship is awarded each month to students who showcase their creativity in a new exciting way to make a positive impact - whether it’s setting a world record or becoming an activist for a worthy cause.

Currently enrolled students with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 (or the equivalent) should submit an essay describing their innovative project and provide supporting documentation (e.g. website, news article, letter of recommendation, etc.). All submissions are due by 11:59 pm PST on the 20th of each month.

There are no fees associated with this scholarship. The link to the scholarship is:

Enhancedinsurance Scholarship

Entries can be received after April 1, 2016 and no later than October 31, 2016

Accredited Schools Online

Accredited Schools Online just put out a new guide to financial aid for minority students. The guidebook can be found here:

This expert-driven guide includes an extensive list of scholarships and financial aid resources available specifically for minority students. The guide also includes tips for finding and securing scholarships and other financial aid.

BuildASign Scholarship

It is a merit based essay contest where winners will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • Participation and leadership in community and school activities
  • Must have a 3.5 cumulative GPA or higher
  • Originality and creativity of essay submission

The deadline is April 19, 2016 and November 18, 2016

Allied Van Lines Scholarship

Annually, 5 recipients will be awarded $1,000 towards their education. This scholarship is for logistics majors as well as an equivalent majors such as business, business operational management, and other like majors. More information about this scholarship can be found at

HotelsCheap Scholarship is awarding a need-based scholarship of $1,500 to college students. We at Hotelscheap understand that financing education can be difficult; as a result we would like to lend a hand.

Our scholarships are offered each Fall and Spring semester. To be eligible for it, the applicant should be:

  • a legal resident of the United States
  • at least 16 years of age (Note: If you are under the age of 18, you must have the consent of your parent or legal guardian to participate)
  • are enrolled in an accredited post-secondary academic institution in the United State

To apply for the scholarship, he or she must answer four personal, open-ended, and thought-provoking questions. The students whose responses are the most persuasive, compelling, and well-written, as judged by our executive management team will be considered finalists.

For more information, please feel free to visit our Scholarship page: School Pride Scholarship has created a School Pride Scholarship asking students across the United States to write about how their college has or will specifically contribute to their career path. The most inspirational story will be awarded a $1000 scholarship.

You can learn more about the scholarship, including guidelines here:

The Campus Explorer Exclusive Scholarship

The Campus Explorer Exclusive Scholarship ( is a monthly $1,000 giveaway, designed to help students pay for their higher-education expenses. Every month, Campus Explorer will announce a new scholarship – and a new way to win. A winner will be randomly selected from the entrants.

The contest is open to legal residents of the United States and the District of Columbia who are at least 16 years old at the time of entry. Students must be enrolled in college for the current or following term, and are required to provide proof of enrollment.

At Campus Explorer, we believe everyone deserves a fulfilling education. Visit for free college planning tools, tips and advice on paying for college and career information.

Wyzant Scholarship

Offered to college bound students as well as current college students, up to the junior level. Here is the link to the scholarship:

Social Media in Education Scholarship

The scholarship is available to all current and prospective college students. The description is how teachers can better utilize social media in the classroom. The amount of the scholarship is $1,000. For the application go to:

The Normandie Law Firm Scholarship

This law firm is currently offering a scholarship to the students of Buena Vista University. It is offered twice a year, each time for $1000 and it is for any student wishing to pursue a career in the legal field. This includes future attorneys, paralegals, forensic scientists, detectives, and police officers. Deadline for first cycle is June 1, 2016 and deadline for second cycle is December 1, 2016. The application and more information can be accessed by going to and clicking on "click here to download our scholarship app" on the right side of the page. Internship Scholarship

Award: $1,000

Deadline: On-going

How to apply:

Cyber Security Scholarship

Cyber Security is offering a scholarship to students starting this Spring semester. Please click on the link to the scholarship page to review:

Waechter Medical-Legan Scholarship

This is a $1,000 scholarship.

150 word essay. Creativity wins. No GPA requirements. Open to all students. Application and details:

Submissions are accepted January 1 through September 1 annually.

Digital Marketing Scholarship

This is a scholarship to help ​generate new ideas and fresh perspectives in the field of digital media. The deadline is October 31, 2016.

​The web site explaining the scholarship and a little more about the organization can be found at:

Lumity Health Care and Science Scholarship

Lumity is excited to sponsor the 2016 Health Care and Science Scholarship to currently enrolled college students participating in educational programs involving Health Care, Dermatology, Nutrition or Science.

The scholarship awards:

  • $1000 for the first place award
  • $500 runner up award

The Health Care and Science Scholarship will be accepting applications from current students attending an accredited college or university in the United States. Any student interested in participating must submit a copy of their current transcript as well as an answer to the essay question provided. Applicants will be judged on their academic merits and the content of the application essay they provide.

Registration page and information: Scholarship provides 10 different Academic Scholarships totaling $5,500 to students who are pursuing higher education. Our goal with the scholarships is to help alleviate the rising cost of college. The web site for this scholarship is:

The Company Corporation’s Quarterly Business Plan Contest

Deadline- Ongoing/Quarterly

ABODO Fun Scholarship

This is a fun scholarship opportunity for students. All the students need to do is tell us why they love Buena Vista University and twice a year we will award a $500 scholarship. Our scholarship is open to anyone currently enrolled. ABODO is all about helping students find the perfect place to live so we figured we would try and give back to our users. Requirements and eligibility can be found at .

Each month CompareCards will award $2,500 to any qualifying college (or college bound) student in need who can answer a tricky trivia question. Using their best pop culture and math skills, and probably a bit of help from Professor Google, students should be able to answer a series of questions to arrive at a final answer in no time!

After the submission deadline, CompareCards will gather all the correct answers and a tiebreaker question will be emailed, with a link to submit the answer. Students who submit the correct tiebreaker answer will be entered into a random drawing and one winner will be selected. The deadline for each month is the 14th and the new trivia question will be posted on the 15th of every month.

The Scholarship is offering a $500 scholarships to incoming college freshman.

More information about this scholarship can be found at: Scholarship

The HubShout Internet Marketing Scholarship

HubShout, a digital marketing and white label SEO agency, gives out scholarships each year to the next generation of marketing professionals.

We will be awarding two $1,000 scholarships. One is awarded in the fall and one in the spring. The application deadlines are November 1st and March 1st, with the winners being announced on November 14th and March 14th.

Students must have at least one year of college to apply as well as a minimum GPA of 3.0. The scholarships go to the strongest candidates who are passionate about internet marketing.

More information about the scholarship can be found at:

The James "Rhio" O'Connor Memorial Scholarship

James "Rhio" O'Connor Memorial Scholarship Fund

Amount: $1,000

Essay: 700 to 1500 words

Deadline: Awarded Monthly ten times per year

Open to current students.

Scholarship Offer

The Don't Text and Drive Scholarship - $1,000

Deadline: Every September 15th and March 15th


The American Business Women Association - multiple outside scholarships

Please find below information about how students can enter:

Keating Dental Arts:


The Rentec Direct's Tech Mastery Scholarship

The scholarship is meant to encourage and support the goals and dreams of future technology influencers. It is open to all undergraduate students pursuing a career in Computer Science, software development or other closely related fields of study, regardless of gender or ethnic background.   The deadline is October 21, 2016

The link to this scholarship page is:

TanklessHub Digital Marketing Scholarship - $500

Deadline: October 31, 2016

This scholarship can be found at:

The Ann Smeltzer Trust Scholarship

This is a $1,000 scholarship. Preference is given to third and fourth year students in the arts, music, conservation and environmental related degree programs. The deadline is November 1, 2016. The web site to apply is:

The Wise Company Scholarship - $500 to $1500

Deadline: November 1, 2016, then June 1, 2017 and then November 1, 2017

The High Achievers Scholarship

The High Achievers scholarship will award $5000 to assist in students their tuition fees. The details of the scholarship can be found below. The deadline is November 14, 2016. Scholarship - $1000

Deadline: November 15, 2016

Scholarship details: $1,000 College Scholarship

Reverie Innovation Scholarship

Deadline: November 15, 2016

The scholarship information can be found at:

The Pingzic Scholarship

Deadline: November 18, 2016

The OnlineJobApplication Scholarship

The deadline is November 30, 2016

  • A student must be attending (or will be by the time scholarship is awarded) a college or a University.
  • Must submit the scholarship application online at:
  • Applicants under 18, must have permission from a parent or legal guardian. 

Eisenberg and Associates Justice for the Disabled Scholarship

Deadline: November 30, 2016 

The Crush The CPA Exam Scholarship

Deadline: November 30, 2016

Complete the application on the scholarship page:

Civil Engineering Scholarship

Deadline: November 30, 2016


The Harrington Law Scholarship

Harrington Law, a Los Angeles Injury Firm will award a $1000 scholarship to a highly motivated current freshman, sophomore or junior who has been personally affected by an injury accident. This scholarship is being offered to help cover school-related expenses for undergrads.

The student should be able to thoughtfully express in 800 words or less how they have been personally impacted by an accident that has happened to them or a loved one, and how they are committed to overcome the circumstance by continuing their education. The deadline is December 1, 2016

For specific details, deadlines, and requirements, visit the site:

Burning Tree Academic Excellence - $1000

Deadline: December 1, 2016

Simple Texting Scholarship

This is a $1000 scholarship opportunity for current and upcoming Buena Vista University students. The deadline is December 1, 2016.

The scholarship is a simple 800-word essay expressing how mobile devices improve their lifestyle. For all specifics go to:

Annual Upgraded Points Student Scholarship -  $1000

Deadline: December 1, 2016

American Classic Homes Scholarship

American Classic Homes will award a $1000 scholarship to a highly creative and motivated student who can tell us with an image and 200 words or less what home means to them.

$1000 will be awarded to one of the Instagram or Facebook followers in January 2017 who shares a photo and status with 200 words or less of what home means to them. To be eligible the student must include the hashtag WhatHomeMeansToMe (not counted as part of your 200 words) and tag American Classic Homes. You do not need to submit to both platforms. The deadline is December 1, 2016.

For specific details, deadlines, and requirements, visit the site below:

The Mike Kamo Scholarship - $5000

Deadline: December 1, 2016

EyeSerum Scholarship

Deadline: December 1, 2016

Details about our scholarship are here: 

USA University Student Scholarship - $3000

Deadline: December 1, 2016

Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers Single Mothers’ Scholarship - $1000

Deadline: December 5, 2016

The scholarship can be found at:

Dallas Car Accident Lawyers Cancer Awareness Scholarship - $1,000

Deadline: December 15, 2016

The scholarship can be found at:

Diabetes Scholarship - $1,000

Deadline: December 15, 2016

The web site is:

The Nutrition Inspector Scholarship - $2000 and $1000


Deadline:  December 15th of each year

The Save My Space Scholarship

Deadline: December 16, 2016



Art of Well Being Scholarship

This scholarship is being $1000 each year to the student who will make the biggest contribution to public health and wellbeing after graduating.

More information about the scholarship can be found here:

The deadline is December 31 of each year.

A Better America Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded in the amount of $1000 annually to the student we think will bring real change to America. The money is intended to help facilitate their agenda. You can read all about the scholarship, including entry requirements, here:

The deadline is December 31, 2016

The Zebra's Iowa Tour Guide Scholarship

The Zebra’s Iowa Tour Guide Scholarship is a video contest open to all students. The full details are at the web site: The winning submission will be selected based on creativity in the content and presentation and the winner will be awarded $1,000. The deadline is December 31, 2016.

The Scholarship

This is an essay contest where students can share their ideas on The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). The application deadline is December 31, 2016 and four awards will be given – one for $3,000 and three for $1,000.

**There is no fee of any kind in the application process**

For full details about our scholarship program, please visit us at:

The Vinyl Fence Wholesaler Scholarship

The deadline is December 31, 2016

All current students attending Buena Vista University can apply for this scholarship. The scholarship will one student with $1,000. The scholarship is a simple 800-1000 word essay expressing how the sport of hockey can prepare you for success in the workplace.

 Additional information can be found at the link below:

Pre-Veterinary and General Animal Husbandry Education Scholarship - $1000

Deadline: December 31, 2016

New York Hip and Knee Scholarship -  $1000

Deadline: December 31, 2016

The Customized Girl Annual Scholarship -  $500 to 5 winners

Deadline: December 31, 2016

Whitley Law Firm Distracted Driving Prevention Scholarship - $1500

Deadline:  December 31, 2016

The scholarship can be found at:

ADT Scholarship - $500

Deadline:  December 31, 2016

This scholarship is located on

Pro Mountain Biker Scholarship - $1000

Deadline: December 31, 2016

All applications can be submitted to

TOBI Scholarship

Deadline: December 31, 2016

 Academic University Scholarship - $1000

Deadline: January 1, 2017 Scholarships, the leading resource for meaningful travel and international education provides a range of resources and tools for students interested in international programs, from help in selecting a program to how to best utilize their experience when they return home.

The Scholarships Directory is for more information.

The "Hitting the Golf Ball" Sports Scholarship - $1000

Deadline: January 31, 2017

Manualbirds Video Scholarship - $500

Deadline: Feb. 27, 2017

Visit the scholarship page at and official rules at

The Fabriele Disability Awareness Scholarship

Deadline:  March 1, 2017

The Manualgo Electronics Scholarships - $500

Deadline:  July 31, 2017

Confident Smiles Scholarship -  $500

Deadline: March 31st, annually

Apply at:

Orthodontic Marketing Scholarships -  $1,000

Deadline: March 31st, annually

Apply at:

Various outside scholarships:

Scholarships with Expired Deadlines

(or deadline not known - some may be available in future years)

The Carver Scholarship

The Carver Scholarship application is now available at for current college sophomores that will reach junior status for the fall semester of the 2016-17 school year. Applicants must have graduated from an accredited high school in Iowa or have been a resident of Iowa for at least five consecutive years immediately prior to application. Students must present evidence of unusual social and/or other barriers to attending college full time and must demonstrate need by completing the FAFSA by March 1, 2016. A minimum 2.8 CGPA is required. One student will be selected to receive this expected $7,600 award at Buena Vista for the 2016-17 school year.

Westmar Endowment Scholarship Program

Through the generosity of the Westmar College Endowment Board of Trustees, the Westmar Scholarship Program was permanently endowed. The Westmar Friends and Alumni Association and the Westmar Student Association have added funds to the endowment. Scholarships are awarded annually to the best qualified students according to academic merit, commitment to community service and leadership qualities. First consideration will be given to students who are currently residents of northwest Iowa and have a Westmar connection such as alumni, former staff and former faculty of Westmar as well as their children and grandchildren. Second consideration will be given to students who are residents of LeMars; and third consideration will go to students who have Westmar connections such as alumni, former staff and former faculty of Westmar as well as their children and grandchildren. This program will sustain a sense of Westmar's ongoing presence in the educational life of the state of Iowa. Go to:

Application materials and official transcripts must be received by the Iowa College Foundation by April 1, 2015.

The Nutrition Inspector Scholarship 

Deadline: December 15th of each year

Giva, Inc. $1000 Corporate Scholarship

Giva, Inc., a technology company located in Silicon Valley, is excited to offer its annual $1,000 student scholarship! Giva's corporate student scholarship and grant award is for anyone attending a college or university and is aimed at assisting undergraduate or graduate students further their education. There is no specific course of study or major required.

Eligibility: All students, regardless of major, currently attending a college or university degree program either full or part-time are eligible and encouraged to apply. The award is for school tuition so the scholarship check will be written out to the student's educational institution. Giva employees, family relatives and vendors are not eligible.

Requirements: All eligible students will be required to compose a thoughtful essay between 500 – 1,000 words answering the question: “How will you use your talents and education to make the world a better place for future generations? What are your career and personal goals and why?" Award winners are required to perform some community service volunteer work.

Essay Submission Deadline: December 1 of each year

Scholarship Award Date: By January 31 of each year

Click here for more information and to download an application.

Computer Science and Computer Engineering Scholarship

A $1,000 academic award will be given to a student pursuing a degree in these areas.

Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement

A $500 award will be given to a student pursuing in a degree in these areas.

Liberal Arts and General Studies Award

A $500 award will be given to a student pursuing a BA.

Undergraduate Distance Learning Award

$500 available to a student completing an online degree program.

US Bank Internet Scholarship Program

Forty $1,000 scholarships will be awarded in a random drawing. Program runs October through March. Apply online at

Iowa Braille School's McGregor Scholarship

Applications are now being taken for the Iowa Braille School's McGregor Scholarship. We anticipate awarding up to $60,000 per year. The McGregor Scholarship Program is for students who are blind or visually impaired and meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • blind or visually impaired prior to reaching the age of 21
  • an Iowa resident for the twelve months preceding the application date
  • a high school graduate or a graduating senior, or a GED recipient
  • applying for the scholarship within eight (8) years from the high school graduation date or the date of receipt of a GED
  • pursuing a post-secondary course of study on a full-time* basis in a degree program from an accredited college, university, or vocational institution within the U.S.
  • maintaining a 2.5 grade point average

Applications are available in the Office of Financial Assistance.

United States Navy Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program

The United States Navy Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program is available to students who are seeking enrollment into a medical school in the area of Medicine/Dentistry/Optometry. The scholarship offers full tuition plus a monthly income. Call 1-888-724-2100 for more information and for an application.

Accountemps/American Institute of Certified Public Accounts (AICPA) Scholarship

Accountemps/American Institute of Certified Public Accounts (AICPA) Scholarship Program is offering the following:

Accountemps/AICPA Scholarship - two $2,500 scholarships available to student affiliate members pursuing studies in accounting. Eligible students must have a declared major in accounting, finance or information systems and must have a CGPA of 3.0 or better with 30 or more earned hours, 6 of which must be in accounting.

For more information on each of these, please call: 212-596-6224.

John Gyles Education Awards

Awards are available to both male and female students who are residents of Canada or the USA. A minimum CGPA of 2.7 is required. Selected students will receive up to $3,000. To receive an application, students should send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: John Gyles Education Awards, Attention: The Secretary, PO Box 4808, 712 Riverside Drive, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada E3B 5G4.

Iowa Scottish Rite Masonic Educational Fund

This is a LOAN program available to Iowa residents and may be extended to out-of-state students attending an Iowa college/university. Applicants must show financial need and have completed at least one year of college. A transcript must be submitted to show evidence of further academic success (sophomores must have a 2.75 CGPA and juniors, seniors and graduate students must have a 2.5 CGPA. Three character references need to be submitted as well. Student may borrow up to $2000/year up to an aggregate total of $6,000. Principal payments need not be made until the loan recipient's education is completed or discontinued. Current interest rate is 6% per year and payments should be made in semi-annual installments. If interested in applying, please contact the following address: Iowa Scottish Rite Masonic Educational Fund, Office of Secretary-Treasurer, 316 E. College Street, Iowa City, IA 52240.

Department of the Army

Please see us for information on the educational benefits (loan repayment) for students who enter the military after graduation.

American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Graduate students, postdocs, research administrators, or faculty members can log onto this free site to learn about the latest funding opportunities:

Scholarship Search Programs

You can access the following web sites to receive information, free of charge, on searching for other outside scholarships. We do not guarantee the validity of the information you may find on these sites and students should use at their own discretion.

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