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 “HELP! I Need More Money for School!” -- How to Find Outside Scholarships

What is an “outside scholarship?”

An outside scholarship is an award that comes from an “outside” agency that is not affiliated with the University or federal and state governments. Outside agencies include businesses, nonprofit organizations, civic and professional associations, community organizations, and even professional sports teams.

Sounds great! How can I get one?

Unfortunately, since outside scholarships come from the “outside,” they are largely the student’s responsibility. It is up to you to find, research, and apply for outside scholarships. Luckily, we’ve been doing some research to help get you started!  Please follow the weblinks below to apply for one of these great scholarship opportunities.


Current Outside Scholarship Opportunities:

Karman Healthcare Scholarship

Sponsor: Karman Healthcare

Award Amount: Opportunity to earn two $500 scholarships per year

Details: The Karman Healthcare Scholarship will be awarded to currently enrolled students who have excelled academically and have a regard for disability awareness in America.  Open to all university students with a mobility disability who use a wheelchair, or other mobility devices on a regular basis. Visit the Karman Healthcare website for details on how to apply.

Application Deadline: September 1st, 2015.


Price Benowitz Social Justice Scholarship

Sponsor: Price Benowitz LLP

Award Amount: $1,000

Details: The Price Benowitz Social Justice Scholarship is a great opportunity for students with a passion for social justice.  This is a one-time $1000 scholarship available to undergraduate, community college, and graduate students, as well as incoming college freshman. Further details and application requirements are available by clicking the "Scholarship" tab on this webpage.

Application Deadline: December 15th, 2014


Tony Munter Whistleblower Attorney Transparency Scholarship

Sponsor:  Price Benowitz LLP

Award Amount: $500

Details: This scholarship is an opportunity for students who believe that transparency and accountability are critical virtues in either the private or the public sector.  This is a general one-time $500 scholarship for incoming college freshman and all undergraduate, community college, and law school students. Eligibility criteria include a 750-word essay on the importance of transparency and accountability in the student's current, desired, or future career. More details and an application cover sheet are available by clicking the scholarship button at the bottom of this webpage.

Application Deadline: June 15th, 2015


Terry Eaton Attorney at Law College / Law School Scholarship

Sponsor: Price Benowitz LLP

Award Amount: $500

Details:  The Terry Eaton Attorney at Law Scholarship is an opportunity for African-American or Hispanic students who come from a single-parent home.  This is a general one-time scholarship for incoming college freshman and all undergraduate, community college, and law school students. Eligibility criteria include at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA and a 1000 word personal statement. Further details on eligibility criteria, application requirements, and an application cover sheet are all available by clicking the Scholarship banner at the bottom of this web page.

Application Deadline:  January 5th, 2015


Kush Arora Criminal Justice Reform Scholarship

Sponsor:  Price Benowitz LLP

Award Amount:  $500

Details: The Kush Arora Criminal Justice Reform Scholarship is a great opportunity for students with an interest in criminal justice reform.  This is a general one-time scholarship for incoming college freshman and all undergraduate, community college, and graduate students. Eligibility criteria, application requirements, and an application cover sheet are all available by clicking the big Scholarship Badge at the bottom of this webpage.

Application Deadline:  May 1st, 2015


Karin Riley Porter Attorney at Law Good Works Scholarship

Sponsor:  Price Benowitz LLP

Award Amount:$500

Details:  The Karin Riley Porter Attorney at Law Good Works Scholarship is a great opportunity for students who actively participate and display leadership in community service programs or any projects that involve volunteer work and giving back to the community.  This is a general one-time scholarship that is available for incoming college freshman and all undergraduate, community college, and graduate school students. To be eligible, students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and submit a 750-word personal statement about how they have demonstrated leadership and dedication in giving back to the community. Eligibility criteria, application requirements, and an application cover sheet are all available by visiting this website and clicking the large "Scholarship" button.

Application Deadline: January 1st, 2015


The Bookoo Scholarship

Sponsor: Bookoo.com is a family-owned and operated software company that does hyper-local classifieds. 

Award Amount:  $1,000

Details: For a student pursuing higher education.  Please visit this website for more information on how to apply.

Application Deadline:  This scholarship is available twice a year; Once in the Fall (Application due December 1, 2014) and once in the Winter (Application due July 1, 2015).


Digital Third Coast's Digital Marketing Scholarship

Sponsor:  Digital Third Coast is a digital marketing agency located in Chicago, IL.  

Award Amount: $500

Details:  This scholarship is available to an undergraduate Marketing, Advertising, and/or Public Relations major enrolled at a 2-year or 4-year university.  A minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA is required.  Please visit this website for more information on how to apply. 

Application Deadline:  March 1st, 2015.


The Levin Firm Scholarship

Sponsor: The Levin Firm

Award Amount:  $1,000

Details: For a individual currently attending or planning on attending college or graduate school in the near future.  Please visit this website for more information on how to apply.

Application Deadline:  January 31st, 2015


Boling Rice, LLC Scholarship

Sponsor: Boling RIce, LLC.

Award Amount: $1,000

Details:  In order to qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be either a current or incoming college student and must participate in an essay competition.  Additional details can be found at this website.

Application Deadline:  January 15th, 2015


"I'm in. Are you?" Scholarship

Sponsor: www.ImIn.com

Award Amount:  $1,000

Details:  A qualified applicant is defined as any undergarduate or graduate student enrolled in the Fall 2014 or Spring 2015 semesters.  Please visit this website for more information on how to apply.

Application Deadline:  December 31st, 2014


Goedeker's Appliances Annual Book Scholarship

Sponsor:  Goedeker’s is a St. Louis-based, family-oriented company that has been in operation since 1951. Goedeker's sells an expansive selection of name brand kitchen appliances, washers and dryers, mattresses, and other home furnishings, both online and at their showroom location.

Award Amount: $100 - $500

Details: Available to all Undergraduate and Graduate students in any field of study.  Student must be enrolled in the Spring 2015 semester or registered for the Fall 2015 semester.  For more information on how to apply, please click here.

Application Deadline: July 31st, 2015


Goedeker's Appliances Public Service Scholarship

Sponsor:  Goedeker’s is a St. Louis-based, family-oriented company that has been in operation since 1951. Goedeker's sells an expansive selection of name brand kitchen appliances, washers and dryers, mattresses, and other home furnishings, both online and at their showroom location.

Award Amount: $100 - $500

Details: Available only to government employees and their families.  Student must be enrolled in the Spring 2015 semester or registered for the Fall 2015 semester.  For more information on how to apply, please click here.

Application Deadline: July 31st, 2015


Knights of Columbus Scholarship Opportunities: 

Pro Deo and Pro Patricia Scholarship (Award Amount: $1,500)

John W. McDevitt Scholarship (Award Amount: $1,500)

Francis P. Matthews & John E. Swift Education Trust Scholarship (Award Amount: Full Tuition up to $25,000)

Sponsor: The Knights of Colombus Supreme Council

Details: For a member or son/daughter of a member of the Knights of Colombus.  Student must be entering a Catholic University.  For more information, please click here.  A student applying for the Pro Deo and Pro Patricia Scholarships may also be conisdered for one of the Knights of Columbus Endowed Scholarships in a similar amount.

Application Deadline: March 1st, 2015


Bishop Charles P. Greco Graduate Fellowship

Sponsor: The Knights of Colombus Supreme Council

Award Amount:$2,000

Details: For a member or son/daughter of a member of the Knights of Colombus.  Student must be enrolled in a full-time Master's degree program designed for teachers of people with intellectual disabilities.  For more information, please click here.  

Application Deadline: May 1st, 2015


Missouri State Council Scholarship Opportunities:

Missouri State Scholarship, Vocation Scholarship

Award Amount:$1,000

Details: Must be a member or son/daughter of a member of the Kinights of Columbus.  Please click here for more details.

Application Deadline: February 15, 2015


 Health Minds Scholarship

Sponsor: St. Louis Area Mensa

Award Amount:$1,000

Details:  For a student whose hometown is in the general St. Louis area and will be majoring in mental health in college.  For more information on how to apply, please click here.

Application Deadline: March 1st, 2015


Satellite Internet Scholarship

Sponsor:  SatelliteInternet.net

Award Amount: $1,000

Details: For a currently enrolled student.  Must write a 600-800 word creative essay about how satellite internet helps more people access the Internet and what would be possible if everyone had access to the Internet.  For more information on how to apply, click here.

Application Deadline:  DECEMBER 15, 2014


JMS Charitable Foundation Scholarship

Sponsor:  JMS Charitable Foundation is a philanthropic foundation which strives to make a difference towards the betterment of humanity.  The Foundation is committed to improving lives through education and human services.

Award Amount: $5,000

Details: For a currently enrolled student who is involved in their community.  Must have a minimum 2.5 GPA or higher and demonstarte financial need.  For more information on how to apply, please click here.

Application Deadline:  DECEMBER 15, 2014


Veterans Mesothelioma Cancer Awareness Scholarship

Sponsor:  Mesothelioma.net

Award Amount: $1,000

Details: Students do not need to be related to a Veteran in order to win this scholarship. Must be a senior in High School or a Freshman/Sophomore in College.  Please click here for more information on how to apply.

Application Deadline:  May 31, 2015


Marketing Edge Scholarships

Sponsor:  Marketing Edge is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to educating, developing, growing, and employing college students in the field of marketing.

Award Amount: Various Amounts Available

Details: For a currently enrolled student with a minimum 3.0 GPA who demonstrates an interest in pursuing careers in the marketing industry.  For more information, please click here.

Application Deadline:  April 15, 2015


Asbestos.com Scholarship

Sponsor:  The Mesothelioma Center is an organization dedicated to speading awareness about mesothelioma and the dangers of asbestos.

Award Amount: $5,000

Details: For undergraduate and graduate students.  For more information, please click here.

Application Deadline:  January 20, 2015 for Spring and August 20, 2015 for next Fall


Here are some additional websites that may be helpful in searching for outside scholarships:

http://www.bankingsense.com/college-scholarships-grants-guide-where-to-apply/

http://www.chegg.com/scholarships/categories/scholarships-for-african-americans

http://www.stlouisgraduates.org/students-families/scholarships

https://www.salliemae.com/plan-for-college/scholarships/scholarship-search/

http://www.fastweb.com/

www.college.gov

http://www.finaid.org/

http://www.petersons.com/

http://gocollege.com/

http://collegenet.com

http://www.collegeboard.com/