Other Sources of Financial Assistance for Students

Others Sources of Financial Assistance for Students

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Database search for over 15,000 scholarships. Good luck!  Enter by filling in the form at http://www.aie.org/scholarships

The Bill Raskob Foundation

The Foundation offers interest-free loans for deserving students.  For more information, please go to www.billraskob.org/

Florida State Association of Supervisor of Election (FSASE) 2015 Scholarship

Eligibility requirements:
  • U.S. Citizen
  • Florida resident for 2 years preceding the academic year for which the application is made
  • Major – Political Science, Public Administration, Journalism, or Mass Communications
  • Enrolled full time as an undergraduate student, and have finished 2 years of undergraduate work
  • Maintained a “C” average or above for the previous year
  • Submit 2 letters of recommendation
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be registered to vote, and be available for a personal interview in the county in which the applicant is registered to vote
Deadline: March 16, 2015
Application can be found at:

http://www.colliervotes.com/

Southwest Florida Community Foundation

Scholarship eligibility requirements vary according to the specific wishes of each scholarship fund's donor. Please look at each scholarship for information regarding specific eligibility requirements, scholarship dollar amount and whether the scholarship is for one year or four years of higher education.

Visit the Southwest Florida Community Foundation website at  http://www.floridacommunity.com/

Collier County Community Foundation Scholarship

Eligibility requirements vary according to the specific wishes of each scholarship fund's donor. Please look at each scholarship for information regarding specific eligibility requirements, scholarship dollar amount and whether the scholarship is for one year or four years of higher education.

Questions:
Sharon Bayata
Community Foundation of Collier County
2400 Tamiami Trail N., Suite 300
Naples, FL 34103
sbayata@cfcollier.org.

Applications are supplied in the downloadable directories provided on the Foundation's website at  http://www.cfcollier.org/

Search for a Community Foundation in your state, they are commonly found by county or district!

Mensa Education And Research Foundation Scholarship Essay Contest

The MENSA Foundation holds an annual scholarship essay contest.  To be eligible, the applicant must be a resident of the area covered by our local group; and be enrolled in a degree program in an accredited U.S. institution of higher learning.  The general awards are unrestricted as to age, race, sex, level of education or financial need.  Special awards are made for additional specific criteria, details of which are on page two of the general application.  Applications are available online at http://www.mensafoundation.org until the deadline date. 

  • Essay Contest
  • The MENSA Foundation Scholarship process is now 100% paperless for the applicants. Applications will be available online starting September 15, and closes Jan. 15.
  • Applicants will need to go online to: http://www.mensafoundation.org/scholarships and click on “Scholarship Applicantions,” to get the page where they will click on the link at the end of the second paragraph, to pull up a page where they will enter their zip code to determine the area in which they are eligible to enter. Then, by clicking on the link provided, they will have an online application to fill out, along with instructions, and a box for the completed essay.
  • All the rules and requirements are unchanged from last year.
  • For any questions or problems with the system email Bill Bent, Scholarship Chair, at mensafoundation.scholarships.sfl@aol.com or call 239-691-5089 so that he can address any issues directly.

Greater Naples AAUW Charitable Foundation, INC. Scholarship

The Greater Naples AAUW Charitable Foundation, Inc. scholarship is open to women seeking an Associate or Baccalaureate degree. Candidates must be 21 years of age or older and currently enrolled in an accredited college or university. Must be a resident of Collier or Southern Lee county and demonstrate need for financial assistance as well as possess a strong academic record.

PLEASE INQUIRE IN NOVEMBER FOR THE FOLLOWING YEAR'S APPLICATION AND PREREQUISITES or visit http://aauwgnb.org/scholarship

Council of Catholic Women, St. William Catholic Church, Naples, FL

For Collier County residents who plan to further their education at a Catholic college or university.   Preference is given to a St. William parishioner.  For scholarship application, contact the Financial Aid Office. High school graduates and college students are eligible to apply. Deadline is May 1.

Real Estate Investment Society of SW Florida

The Real Estate Investment Society of SW Florida offers a renewable scholarship of up to $2,500 per year. The purpose is to provide scholarship funds for students attending the participating institutions who have an interest in a career associated with the real estate industry. Areas of study can include landscaping; engineering; real estate; appraisal; legal; accounting; development; insurance; etc.  For details and application information please go to http://reis-swfl.org/scholarships.html  

4BlackYouth.com

Free, easy, searchable directory of scholarships by career interest for minority students at  http://4blackyouth.com/ScholarshipIntro.aspx 

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

The HSF is the nation's largest not-for-profit organization supporting Hispanic-American higher education.  Application can be made at  http://www.hsf.net/en

CHCI Scholarship

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, Inc.
Assistance for Latino college students.
Deadline: April 16, 2015
Apply at: chci.org

Stephen Bufton Memorial Educational Fund of the American Business Women's Association

Candidate eligibility requirements:
Female U.S. Citizen
3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
Apply at: www.sbmef.org/

College Fund of Pinellas County Grant

Up to $1000 per School Year for 4 years when academic level maintained. Grants are available to High School graduates and current college students who reside in Pinellas County. Eligibility requirements and application request can be found online at: www.collegefundpinellas.org.

Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs and Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowships

The Pickering Undergraduate Fellowship selects undergraduate students in their junior year. Prospective master's degree students may apply to the Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship.

The Thomas R. Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship program provides funding to participants as they are prepared academically and professionally to enter the United States Department of State Foreign Service. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply.   The Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship seeks to recruit talented students in academic programs relevant to international affairs, political and economic analysis, administration, management, and science policy. The goal is to attract outstanding students from all ethnic, racial, and social backgrounds who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career in the U.S. Department of State. The Program develops a source of trained men and women from academic disciplines representing the skill needs of the Department, who are dedicated to representing America's interests abroad.

The Pickering Graduate Fellowship selects individuals seeking admission to graduate school for the following year. Undergraduate students in their junior year may apply to the Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship.

The Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program provides funding to participants as they are prepared academically and professionally to enter the United States Department of State Foreign Service. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply.   The goal of the Fellowship Program is to attract outstanding students who enroll in two-year master's degree programs in public policy, international affairs, public administration, or academic fields such as business, economics, political science, sociology, management or foreign languages, who represent all ethnic, racial and social backgrounds and who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career in the U.S. Department of State. The program develops a source of trained men and women who will represent the skill needs of the Department and who are dedicated to representing America's interests abroad.

For more information please visit www.woodrow.org/fellowships/pickering.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarships

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation's scholarships are designed to encourage and support outstanding students from 7th grade through graduate school who have a breadth of interests, work hard, demonstrate a strong will to succeed, and have financial need.

www.jkcf.org/

NAHP Haitian Leadership Award Scholarship

The scholarship fund provides support to Haitian/Haitian American students. The recipient must have a high school or college minimum GPA of 3.0. Recipients will be awarded between $500 and $1,000. Deadline: April 30, 2015

Additional information can be found at:
http://nahpusa.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/NAHP-2015-Scholarship-Policies-and-Procedures.pdf
Click here for the NAHP application:
http://nahpusa.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/NAHP-Scholarship-Application.pdf