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  • All undergraduate and graduate students are eligible.  500-1000 word essay on a specific topic required with application.
  • Award: $1,000
  • Open to all students; requires an essay.
  • Award: $500 
  • For U.S citizens and legal residents. Must take online multiple choice quiz after reading essay on fire sprinklers.  Not based on financial need.
  • Award: 10 $2,000 scholarships for high school seniors; 3 $1,000 "Second Chance" scholarships for those who have already graduated high school.
  • For all students. Essays will be judged on both style and content. Judges will look for writing that is clear, articulate and logically organized. Winning essays must demonstrate an outstanding grasp of the philosophic meaning of Atlas Shrugged.
  • Award: First Prize:  $10, 000; 3  Second Prizes:  $2,000; 5  Third Prizes:  $1,000; 20  Finalists:  $100; 20  Semifinalists:  $50
 
B. David Scholarship
  • Open to all students. Requires an essay of no more than 1,000 words.
  • Award: $1,000
  • For any U.S. resident currently enrolled in college or about to begin college.  Applicant must explain how they "reduce, reuse, and recycle."
  • Award: $1,000
Christianson Grant
  • For U.S. citizens and permanent residents between the ages of 18 and 28 who have already arranged to participate in a minimum 6-month work, internship, or volunteer abroad program. The grant program does not support independent research projects, academic study abroad programs, missionary work, or religious programs.
  • Award: Ranges between $2,500 and $10,000.
  • Open to all U.S. citizens or legal residents. Only a short essay is required for entry.
  • Award: $1,500 first place, $750 second place, $250 honorable mentions.
Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation
  • Open to all undergraduate and graduate students, including international students. Instead of being judged by academic achievement, essays, or financial need, scholarships are rewarded on the basis of applicants' scores on multiple choice quizzes available on the website.
  • Award: Scholarships range from $250 to $2,500.

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals

  • For U.S. citizens and permanent residents who will between 18 and 24 years of age at the beginning of the program. Applicants must have completed their general coursework in their intended internship field, as well as have some relevant work experience. German language proficiency is preferred but not required. Intended for students in business, vocational, scientific, engineering, technical, and agricultural fields, though applicants from all fields are encouraged to apply. Participants complete a one-year work-study fellowship involving extensive German language training and a five-month internship in a German-speaking work environment. 
  • Award: A full-year scholarship including round-trip transatlantic flight, university tuition, language training, living stipend, and program-related travel costs in Germany, and health and accident insurance.
Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship Contest
  • Submit your original artwork, photo, or computer graphic to be placed on the front of a greeting card. For graduate or undergraduate students. For citizens and legal residents of the U.S., including international students with a valid student visa.
  • Award: $10,000
  • For undergraduate, Master's and Ph.D students enrolled at a U.S. institution. U.S. citizenship required.
  • Award: Fully-funded seven to ten week group-based intensive language instruction and extensive cultural enrichment experiences held overseas.  Languages included are: Arabic, Persian: Advanced beginning, intermediate or advanced level; Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Punjabi, Turkish, Urdu: Beginning, intermediate or advanced level; Chinese, Japanese, Russian: Intermediate or advanced level. Travel between the student's U.S. home city and program location, pre-departure orientation costs, applicable visa fees, room and board are covered.
  • For undergraduates and graduates who are attending college in the U.S.; U.S. citizenship not required. Applicants must be able to show evidence of their "active participation in struggles for civil rights, economic justice, international solidarity or other progressive issues."
  • Award: Up to $10,000.
Delete Cyberbullying Scholarship
  • For all students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Requires a short essay about cyberbullying.
  • Award: Two awards of $1,500.
  • Undergraduate and graduate students who demonstrate excellence, a commitment to diversity, and a desire to enter the professorate. U.S. citizenship required.
  • Award: Approximately 60 Predictor Awards at $20,000 per year for up to three years. Approximately 35 Dissertation Awards at $21,000 for one year. Approximately 20 Postdoctoral Awards at $40,000 for one year.
From Failure to Promise Essay Contest
  • For all students who will be enrolled for the Fall 2014 semester. Requires a minimum 3.0 GPA. Applicants must submit a minimum 1,000 word essay. See website for more details.
  • Award: 1st prize of $1,500; 2nd prize $1,000; 3rd prize $500.
Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship
  • For legal U.S. residents, undergraduate and graduate. Requires an essay of 250 words or less.
  • Award: $1,000
Google Policy Fellowship
  • For all students interested in Internet and technology policy. Participants have the opportunity to contribute to the public dialogue on these issues, and explore future academic and professional interests. Fellows spend the summer working at public interest organizations at the forefront of debates on broadband and access policy, content regulation, copyright and trademark reform, consumer privacy, open government, and more. Participating organizations are based in either Washington, DC, San Francisco, CA, Ottawa or Toronto, Canada. Open to international students with a current U.S. or Canadian student visa.
  • Award: A total stipend of $7,500 for the 10 week summer program, disbursed in three parts throughout the summer.
Hit the Books Scholarship
  • For all students between the ages of 18 and 25. Requires a maximum 500 word essay on the topic of importance of education in the applicant's life and how the scholarship money will assist in accomplishing the applicant's goals. Bonus points will be awarded to those students who find a creative way to include their passion for coffee within their essay without losing sight of the primary topic
  • Award: Up to $500. Winners are required to submit receipts for the educational materials acquired as a result of the scholarship award.
iOme Challenge Essay and Video Contest
  • For all students. Combination essay and video entries must be made by a team of students assisted by a faculty adviser. This year's entries must address the following topic: widespread agreement among economists and public policy experts indicates that individuals and especially Americans have not engaged in long term financial savings at the rate they should to secure their financial futures. This poses significant long-term problems, in particular: 1) citizens may not be adequately prepared financially for their future; and 2) it may put a substantial burden on governmental budgets, especially social benefit programs in the future. International students are welcome to participate, but the team leader must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Award: The winning student team will receive $10,000, and their faculty adviser $2,000. Honorable mention teams will receive $2,000, and their faculty advisers $500.
  • For undergraduate and graduate students. Must write an essay about the use of alternative medical approaches in the treatment of cancer.
  • Award: $5,000 First Prize; $2,000 Second Prize; $1,000 Third Prize; $500 Fourth Prize; $100 Fifth Prize; $75 Honorable Mention (there are thirty Honorable Mention awards)
  • Contact: Send an e-mail to aelliott@cancermonthly.com for deadline information and to obtain an application.
  • The award is meant to enable the student to gain practical experience in public service by taking a no-pay or low-pay job or internship during a summer or other term. Preference will be given applicants who have already found such a position, but who require additional funds.
  • Award: A prize of two thousand dollars will be awarded to one or more college or university students involved in public service.

Kathryn Davis Fellowships for Peace - Middlebury Language Schools
  • For all students studying or wanting to begin studying Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Japanese, Portuguese, or Russian. Applicants must also submit an application to one of the Middlebury Language Schools. Intended for students with demonstrated interest in one of the following areas (although students studying other subjects are still invited to apply): international, global, or area studies; international politics and economics; peace and security studies; and/or conflict resolution.
  • Award: Covers the full cost of summer language study at a Middlebury Language School, including tuition, room, and board.
Life Lessons Scholarship Program
  • Open to all students between the ages of 17 and 24 who have experienced the death of a parent or legal guardian, and who are a legal resident of the United States (including Puerto Rico).  Applicant must submit an essay or video about how the death of their parent or legal guardian effected their life.  
  • Award: Grand prize of $10,000 to the best video or essay; 7 awards of $5,000 to the first runners-up; 6 awards of $2,500 to the second runners-up; 45 awards of $1,000 to the third runners-up.  See website for more details.

New Jersey Roundtable of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Scholarship
  • For freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and first-year graduate students. Applicants must become a student member of CSCMP to be considered for the scholarship; membership application is available on the website.  Two essays and a letter of recommendation required.
  • Award: Awards range from $250 - $1,000.
Northwest Perspectives Essay Contest
  • For all students. Requires a maximum 1,500-word essay addressing ideas that affect the Northwest.
  • Award: 1st prize: $500; 2nd prize: $200; 3rd prize: $75.
Odenza Marketing Scholarship
  • For U.S. or Canadian citizens who will be 25 or under as of March 30, 2012, will not graduate until May 2013 or later, and have a minimum 2.5 GPA. Requires two essays (see website for more details).
  • Award: $500
Project Firefly Contemporary Affairs Essay Competition
  • For all students, as well as recent graduates. The essay competition includes three essay questions; applicants may submit an essay for each question. All essays should be between 800 and 1500 words. See more detailed rules on website.
  • Award: 1,000 Swiss francs (approximately $1,000)
  • For graduate and undergraduate students of any major. Preference is given to those who can satisfy high scholastic requirements and are considering careers in education.
  • Award: Grants are small (averaging $2,000-$3,000) and are meant to be supplementary. Aid is given for the ensuing school year.
  • For U.S. citizens and permanent residents. Open to undergraduate students under age 30 and graduate students under age 40 who are full-time students and demonstrate financial need, academic ability, and exemplary character.  Requires a minimum GPA of 3.2 and an interview in NYC.
  • Award: Up to $8,500, with possibility to apply for renewal for additional years.
Seton Hall University Servant Leader Scholarship
  • For undergraduate and graduate Seton Hall students. New students (freshmen, transfers, and 1st year graduate students) must show evidence of their academic achievement prior to entrance into Seton Hall University, such as cumulative GPA, standardized test scores (SAT I or ACT for undergraduates), class rank, strength of curriculum, and college GPA (for transfers and graduate students). Current SHU students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. All applicants must fill out the FAFSA form. Students interested in Catholic studies are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Award: Averages $2,400.
The Steve S. Kang Young Artists and Scholars Fund
  • For all students in the arts, humanities, and sciences. Applicants must be able to demonstrate: (1) good academic or artistic achievement and promise; (2) financial need; and (3) sound character and commitments to science and/or the arts. Although most scholarships are awarded to Korean American students, all students are invited to apply.
  • Award: Ranges from $1,000 to $5,000.
  • UNCF offers many different scholarships with a variety of requirements; opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students in a wide range of majors.  All require at least a 2.5 GPA; some require 3.0 GPA or higher. For most awards, students may be of any race unless otherwise noted. Although many of the opportunities are not open to SHU students since we are not a UNCF institute, there are always a number of scholarships open to students at any university.
  • Award: Varies by award ranges from about $750 to $15,000. 
West Orange First Aid Squad
  • Must have EMT experience, a clean driving record and be able to work 6 hrs/week.
  • Call (973) 325-4170 for more information.

For All Undergraduates

America's Best Blogging Scholarship
  • For U.S. citizens and permanent residents who are incoming or current undergraduate students. Current undergraduates must be full-time students with a minimum 2.5 GPA. See official rules for guidelines for incoming freshmen. Applicants must pick their favorite presidential candidate, and in 300 words or more, explain why that candidate has their vote.
  • Award: $1,000
BBG Communications Award
  • For U.S. and Canadian citizens who will be 21 or under as of June 30, 2012, will not graduate before May 2013, and have a minimum GPA of 2.5. Requires two essays; see website for details.
  • Award: $1,000
  • Undergraduates who are interested in studying abroad in regions critical to U.S. national security and working for the federal government.  For U.S. citizens.
  • Award: Funds up to one year of study in exchange for a commitment to work for the federal government.  Awards provide up to $8,000 for a summer, $10,000 for a semester, or $20,000 for a full academic year.
  • Any undergraduate student eligible for study at Campion College, just outside of Sydney, Australia.  Scholarship requires a 300 word essay, geared toward the interest of the parties granting the scholarship.  
  • Award: up to $2,000 Australian, or approximately $3,000 US. 
  • For all undergraduates taking at least 12 credits per semester with a minimum 3.2 GPA. Scholarship entry requires a minimum 1,000 word essay on a question posted on the scholarship website. See website for more details. U.S. citizenship not required.
  • Award: One $500 award per semester.
Charley Wootan Grant Program
  • Applicants must be high school seniors or graduates who plan to enroll, or are students already enrolled, at least half-time, in an undergraduate course of study at a Title IV, two- or four-year college or university, or vocational-technical school, must demonstrate financial need, and be eligible to receive Title IV federal financial aid funding.  Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Applicants must complete a FAFSA form.
  • Award: Grants ranging from $1,000 to $4,394 to qualified undergraduate students.  Amounts awarded will be based upon a student's unmet financial need.
Frugal Dad Scholarship
  • For undergraduate students who are U.S. citizens or legal U.S. residents and at least 16 years of age. Requires an essay. Selection will be based on academic history, extracurricular involvement, and ingenuity of essay entries.
  • Award: $5,000
  • Undergraduates who qualify for Pell Grants and need extra funds to participate in a study abroad program. Low-income students from diverse ethnic backgrounds, students with disabilities, and students of non-traditional age are encouraged to apply. For U.S. citizens.
  • Award: Up to $5,000 to study abroad for at least 4 weeks and up to one academic year. Over 1,200 awards/year. The Gilman scholarship also provides an additional $3,000 to study a critical needs language: Arabic, Chinese, Turkic, Persian, Indic, Korean, or Russian.
Platt Family Scholarship Essay Contest
    For full-time undergraduate students attending a U.S. college or university; U.S. citizenship not required. Requires a 1,500 to 5,000 word essay answering the question, "Did Lincoln free the slaves?" See website for more details.
    Award: 1st prize of $1,500; 2nd prize of $750; 3rd prize of $500
Proof-Reading.com Scholarship Program
    For full-time undergraduates with a minimum 3.5 GPA. Requires a minimum 1,500 word essay.
    Award: $1,500
The Shop Smart Scholarship
    For incoming and current undergraduate students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Applicants must be able to explain how their college experience is or will be enabled by remarkable frugality, ingenuity, effort or thrift.
    Award: Five awards of $2,000.
Womenetics Advancing Aspirations Global Scholarship
    For all undergraduate students, both women and men, who are legal U.S. residents. Requires a 2,500 word essay. See website for more details.
    Award: Two first place winners receive $5,000 and a trip to Washington, D.C. to attend the 11th Annual Vital Voices Global Leadership Awards at the Kennedy Center; eight essay finalists will each win $1,500.

For Incoming and Current Freshmen

The Big Dig Scholarship
  • For freshmen and sophomores. Applicants must write an essay imagining that they have buried something that is dug up by their relative 200 years later, putting that relative's financial worries to rest. See details on website.
  • Award: $3,000
CIA Undergraduate Scholarship Program
  • For incoming freshmen and current freshmen and sophomores who are U.S. citizens. Incoming freshmen must be 18 by April 1st of their senior year, have a high school GPA of at least 3.0, and 1500 SAT (1000 Math & Critical Reading, 500 Writing) or 21 ACT scores or higher. Current college students must have a college GPA of at least 3.0 and be attending college full-time. All applicants must demonstrate financial need by showing that their family is within the household income ceiling up to $70,000 for a family of four, and $80,000 for a family of five or more. Participants work in Washington D.C. during the summer.
  • Award: An annual salary, benefits package, and up to $18,000 to be applied to tuition or other school expenses. Travel expenses to and from Washington D.C. and a housing allowance for the summer are also provided.
Liberty Mutual Responsible Scholars Scholarship Program
  • For full-time freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who have a minimum 3.0 GPA and have initiated a service or volunteer program that directly impacts or actively engages their campus community.
  • Award: A monetary scholarship award (not specified on the website) as well as a sponsored trip to Boston where recipients meet with Liberty Mutual executives, learn about career opportunities and enjoy a tour of the city.

For Sophomores

Alpha Kappa Alpha Undergraduate Scholarships
  • Three different awards for full-time sophomores, juniors, and seniors. The Merit Scholarship requires a minimum GPA of 3.0 and demonstrable community service and involvement. The Financial Need Scholarship requires a minimum GPA of 2.5 and demonstrable community service and involvement. The Youth Partners Accessing Capital Scholarship requires that applicants are members of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, can demonstrate exceptional academic achievement or extreme financial need, and participate in leadership, volunteer, civic or campus activities.
  • Award: Unspecified.
The Big Dig Scholarship
  • For freshmen and sophomores. Applicants must write an essay imagining that they have buried something that is dug up by their relative 200 years later, putting that relative's financial worries to rest. See details on website.
  • Award: $3,000
CIA Undergraduate Scholarship Program
  • For incoming freshmen and current freshmen and sophomores who are U.S. citizens. Incoming freshmen must be 18 by April 1st of their senior year, have a high school GPA of at least 3.0, and 1500 SAT (1000 Math & Critical Reading, 500 Writing) or 21 ACT scores or higher. Current college students must have a college GPA of at least 3.0 and be attending college full-time. All applicants must demonstrate financial need by showing that their family is within the household income ceiling up to $70,000 for a family of four, and $80,000 for a family of five or more. Participants work in Washington D.C. during the summer.
  • Award: An annual salary, benefits package, and up to $18,000 to be applied to tuition or other school expenses. Travel expenses to and from Washington D.C. and a housing allowance for the summer are also provided.
  • For full-time sophomores and juniors with outstanding academic records who are interested in studying, doing research, or completing an internship in Germany. Proficiency in German is not mandatory. For U.S. or Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or foreign nationals studying in the U.S.
  • Award: Scholarships provide a stipend and funds for travel, research, or an internship.  Supports a semester of study or an entire academic year, which runs from October through July in Germany.

Humanity in Action Fellowship
  • For sophomores, juniors, seniors, and recent graduates of any nationality. Participants spend 5 weeks over the summer in Europe exploring national histories of discrimination and resistance, as well as examples of issues affecting different minority groups today. Each program is highly interdisciplinary, and features daily lectures and discussions with renowned academics, journalists, politicians, and activists, as well as site visits to government agencies, non-profit and community organizations, museums, and memorials. The programs seek to highlight different models of action to remedy injustice.
  • Award: Costs of accommodation in Europe and participation in the program are covered. Airfare is not automatically covered, but can be for students who can demonstrate financial need. Although a food stipend is also provided, students are encouraged to bring along an extra $500 to cover expenses. Successful participants who stay involved with the organization after program completion also become eligible for a number of professional fellowships.
Liberty Mutual Responsible Scholars Scholarship Program
  • For full-time freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who have a minimum 3.0 GPA and have initiated a service or volunteer program that directly impacts or actively engages their campus community.
  • Award: A monetary scholarship award (not specified on the website) as well as a sponsored trip to Boston where recipients meet with Liberty Mutual executives, learn about career opportunities and enjoy a tour of the city.
National Security Agency Summer Language Program
  • For sophomores, juniors, seniors, or graduate students who are U.S. citizens and are studying one of the following languages: Chinese, Korean, Arabic, Pashto, Persian-Farsi, Russian or Urdu. Requires a 3.0 GPA, with a 3.5 GPA in language studies preferred, and students must continue to take at least one language course each semester. A 12-week summer internship program that may continue for a second summer, and may also include a conditional job offer from the National Security Agency after graduation.
  • Award: Participants receive a salary throughout the course of their internship. Participants who travel to the internship from an out-of-state school are eligible for travel reimbursement.
The Phillips Foundation - Ronald Reagan College Leaders Scholarship Program
  • For full-time sophomores and juniors who are U.S. citizens. Award is based mostly on merit, although financial need is also taken into consideration. Requires an essay.
  • Award: Up to $10,000, and renewable for an additional year for sophomores.
Udall Scholarship
  • For full-time sophomores and juniors who have demonstrated a commitment to a career in any field related to the environment, OR full-time sophomores and juniors who are Native American or Alaska natives studying tribal health care or Native public policy. Must demonstrate leadership, community service, and a strong academic record. Minimum GPA: 3.0. Open to U.S. citizens, permanent resident aliens, or U.S. nationals. Requires SHU endorsement.
  • Award: Up to $5,000 for tuition and other expenses.  Udall Scholars must attend an orientation in August to meet other award winners, elected officials, and environmental and tribal leaders. About 80 awards/year.  50 students/year receive an honorable mention award of $350.  University nomination required.

For Juniors

Alpha Kappa Alpha Undergraduate Scholarships
  • Three different awards for full-time sophomores, juniors, and seniors. The Merit Scholarship requires a minimum GPA of 3.0 and demonstrable community service and involvement. The Financial Need Scholarship requires a minimum GPA of 2.5 and demonstrable community service and involvement. The Youth Partners Accessing Capital Scholarship requires that applicants are members of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, can demonstrate exceptional academic achievement or extreme financial need, and participate in leadership, volunteer, civic or campus activities.
  • Award: Unspecified.

DAAD-German Academic Exchange Service Undergraduate Scholarship
  • For full-time sophomores and juniors with outstanding academic records who are interested in studying, doing research, or completing an internship in Germany. Proficiency in German is not mandatory. For U.S. or Canadian citizens, permanent residents or foreign nationals studying in the U.S.
  • Award: Scholarships provide a stipend and funds for travel, research or an internship.  Supports a semester of study or an entire academic year, which runs from October through July in Germany. 
  • This prestigious award is for high-achieving juniors. Applicants must have a minimum 3.7 GPA, be in the top 25% of their class, and have the ability to demonstrate their past community and/or public service, as well as excellent leadership and communication skills. Candidates who become Truman Scholars are required to engage in a public service career path for at least three of the seven years following their graduate study.
  • Award: Up to $30,000 towards graduate-level study.
Humanity in Action Fellowship
  • For sophomores, juniors, seniors, and recent graduates of any nationality. Participants spend 5 weeks over the summer in Europe exploring national histories of discrimination and resistance, as well as examples of issues affecting different minority groups today. Each program is highly interdisciplinary, and features daily lectures and discussions with renowned academics, journalists, politicians, and activists, as well as site visits to government agencies, non-profit and community organizations, museums, and memorials. The programs seek to highlight different models of action to remedy injustice.\
  • Award: Costs of accommodation in Europe and participation in the program are covered. Airfare is not automatically covered, but can be for students who can demonstrate financial need. Although a food stipend is also provided, students are encouraged to bring along an extra $500 to cover expenses. Successful participants who stay involved with the organization after program completion also become eligible for a number of professional fellowships.
  • Outstanding juniors, seniors, and graduate students interested in researching the intellectual and institutional foundations of a free society.  Criteria: academic performance, potential for success in scholarly field, and relevance of work to fellowship mission. Requires a $25 application fee.  Fellowships usually go to citizens of U.S., Canada, and U.K.
  • Award: More than 100 awards provide up to $12,000 for undergraduate or graduate study in the United States or abroad.
Josephine de Karman Fellowship
  • One-year fellowships for students entering their senior year (current juniors). Fellowships are awarded to students who excel academically, submit exceptional recommendation letters, and can demonstrate their original research or scholarship. U.S. citizenship not required.
  • Award: $14,000
Liberty Mutual Responsible Scholars Scholarship Program
  • For full-time freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who have a minimum 3.0 GPA and have initiated a service or volunteer program that directly impacts or actively engages their campus community.
  • Award: A monetary scholarship award (not specified on the website) as well as a sponsored trip to Boston where recipients meet with Liberty Mutual executives, learn about career opportunities and enjoy a tour of the city.
National Security Agency Summer Language Program
  • For sophomores, juniors, seniors, or graduate students who are U.S. citizens and are studying one of the following languages: Chinese, Korean, Arabic, Pashto, Persian-Farsi, Russian or Urdu. Requires a 3.0 GPA, with a 3.5 GPA in language studies preferred, and students must continue to take at least one language course each semester. A 12-week summer internship program that may continue for a second summer, and may also include a conditional job offer from the National Security Agency after graduation.
  • Award: Participants receive a salary throughout the course of their internship. Participants who travel to the internship from an out-of-state school are eligible for travel reimbursement.
Paul R. Flynn '90 /M.P.A. '96 Memorial Scholarship
  • Available to Seton Hall Students only!
  • Students who are enrolled as a major in the College of Arts and Sciences, in their junior or senior year, demonstrate need, and demonstrate a commitment to community service.
  • Award: $12,500 a year per student, up to $25,000. The award will go to two juniors, or one junior and two seniors.
The Phillips Foundation - Ronald Reagan College Leaders Scholarship Program
  • For full-time sophomores and juniors who are U.S. citizens. Award is based mostly on merit, although financial need is also taken into consideration. Requires an essay.
  • Award: Up to $10,000, and renewable for an additional year for sophomores.
  • Juniors and seniors with strong GPAs and an interest in studying abroad. Must demonstrate a record of volunteer service, maturity, and the ability to be a U.S. “ambassador of goodwill.”  Apply through home Rotary club.  Proficiency in host country language is sometimes required.
  • Award: Flat grant of $26,000 to help cover one academic year in another country.
Udall Scholarship
  • For full-time sophomores and juniors who have demonstrated a commitment to a career in any field related to the environment, OR full-time sophomores and juniors who are Native American or Alaska natives studying tribal health care or Native public policy. Must demonstrate leadership, community service, and a strong academic record. Minimum GPA: 3.0. Open to U.S. citizens, permanent resident aliens, or U.S. nationals. Requires SHU endorsement.
  • Award: Up to $5,000 for tuition and other expenses.  Udall Scholars must attend an orientation in August to meet other award winners, elected officials, and environmental and tribal leaders. About 80 awards/year.  50 students/year receive an honorable mention award of $350.  University nomination required.
  • Juniors and seniors.  Must demonstrate academic excellence, leadership, and evidence that the applicant can apply ideas and intellectual skills outside the classroom in ways that benefit society.  U.S. citizenship not required. Requires SHU nomination.
  • Award: Twenty awards each year: a trophy and $2,500.
  • Contact: Call (703) 854-5890 or e-mail allstars@usatoday.com.
  • Full time juniors or seniors interested in analyzing complex ethical issues in an essay. The website provides a list of suggested topics.
  • Award: $5,000 for first prize; $2,500 for second prize; $1,500 for third prize; $500 for two honorable mentions.

For Seniors

Alpha Kappa Alpha Undergraduate Scholarships
  • Three different awards for full-time sophomores, juniors, and seniors. The Merit Scholarship requires a minimum GPA of 3.0 and demonstrable community service and involvement. The Financial Need Scholarship requires a minimum GPA of 2.5 and demonstrable community service and involvement. The Youth Partners Accessing Capital Scholarship requires that applicants are members of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, can demonstrate exceptional academic achievement or extreme financial need, and participate in leadership, volunteer, civic or campus activities.
  • Award: Unspecified.
AmeriCorps
  • AmeriCorps is a national network of programs that engages more than 70,000 Americans each year in intensive service to meet critical needs in communities throughout the nation. AmeriCorps offers several ways to get involved, from part-time local service programs to full-time residential programs. Members receive guidance and training so they can make a contribution that suits their talents, interests, and availability.
  • Award: ranging in value from $1,000 to $4,725, which may be used only to pay college costs or to repay student loans.
  • An 11-month program open to U.S. citizens or permanent residents who have a bachelor's degree. Applicants should have qualities such as a commitment to social justice and anti-racism, and demonstrated leadership and problem solving skills.
  • Award: Living allowance of $16,000, health insurance, travel expenses, $3,500 end-of-service award, and housing and relocation subsidies.
  • For seniors or graduate students with at least a 3.6 GPA and an interest in studying or teaching abroad. Fluency in host country language is sometimes required. Opportunities vary widely.  For U.S. citizens.
  • Award: More than 1,200 grants awarded annually to support students in 140 countries.  Grant covers the cost of research or study in the host country and related expenses.
 
Gates Cambridge Scholarship
  • For seniors and graduate students of any major interested in graduate-level study at the University of Cambridge. Applicants must have a 3.7 GPA, significant leadership experience, and the desire to use their knowledge to improve the lives of others.  Applicants may be citizens of any country other than the U.K.
  • Award: Covers tuition, living expenses and international transportation.
  • Outstanding juniors, seniors, and graduate students interested in researching the intellectual and institutional foundations of a free society.  Criteria: academic performance, potential for success in scholarly field, and relevance of work to fellowship mission. Requires a $25 application fee.  Fellowships usually go to citizens of U.S., Canada, and U.K.
  • Award: More than 100 awards provide up to $12,000 for undergraduate or graduate study in the United States or abroad.
Humanity in Action Fellowship
  • For sophomores, juniors, seniors, and recent graduates of any nationality. Participants spend 5 weeks over the summer in Europe exploring national histories of discrimination and resistance, as well as examples of issues affecting different minority groups today. Each program is highly interdisciplinary, and features daily lectures and discussions with renowned academics, journalists, politicians, and activists, as well as site visits to government agencies, non-profit and community organizations, museums, and memorials. The programs seek to highlight different models of action to remedy injustice.
  • Award: Costs of accommodation in Europe and participation in the program are covered. Airfare is not automatically covered, but can be for students who can demonstrate financial need. Although a food stipend is also provided, students are encouraged to bring along an extra $500 to cover expenses. Successful participants who stay involved with the organization after program completion also become eligible for a number of professional fellowships.
  • Graduating seniors with a proposal for public service in the U.S. or abroad. Criteria: public service proposal, academic record and other personal achievements. Non-citizens must have graduated from a U.S. college or university.
  • Award: $10,000 stipend for one year of public service anywhere in the world.
Intercollegiate Studies Institute - Graduate Fellowships Program
  • For U.S. citizens who are current or soon-to-be graduate students and who will be attending school full-time for the 2012-13 school year. Applicants must be studying for the purpose of teaching at the college level. Four different fellowships for those studying various subject matter. See website for more details.
  • Award: Awards range from full tuition coverage and a $5,000 stipend, to fixed awards valuing between $10,000 and $20,000.
Idex Fellowship
  • For citizens of any country who will have earned their Bachelor's degree by June 2012 and are 21 years of age or older. Ideal applicants will have demonstrated interest and knowledge of social enterprise; demonstrated leadership in a professional or academic setting; a professional or academic background in business, economics, development, international affairs, education, or a related fields; and international travel experience, preferably in the developing world. Participants serve a 10-month fellowship in India during which they experience cultural and social immersion into the field of social enterprise.
  • Award: A monthly stipend to cover living and housing expenses, paid vacation time, emergency medical insurance, and options for possible deferment of student loans. Participants must cover the cost of travel to their fellowship location.
Intercollegiate Studies Institute - Graduate Fellowships Program
  • For U.S. citizens who are current or soon-to-be graduate students and who will be attending school full-time for the 2012-13 school year. Applicants must be studying for the purpose of teaching at the college level. Four different fellowships for those studying various subject matter. See website for more details.
  • Award: Awards range from full tuition coverage and a $5,000 stipend, to fixed awards valuing between $10,000 and $20,000.
Jesuit Volunteer Corps
  • A faith-based volunteer program for students 21 or older who will have received a college degree by the time they begin the program, or have applicable work experience. Participants serve as full-time volunteers for one year (domestic program) or two years (international program), living in the same communities as those they serve, including people who are low-wage earners, homeless, unemployed, refugees, diagnosed with AIDS, elderly, street youth, former gang members, abused, mentally ill, or developmentally disabled. U.S. and Canadian citizens can serve domestically or internationally; international students are eligible only for the domestic (U.S.) program.
  • Award: Most travel, including round trip airfare for those serving internationally, is covered, along with room, board, health insurance, and a small stipend.
  • Seniors and recent graduates interested in studying at Oxford or another UK university.  Must be a U.S. citizen, and have at least a 3.7 GPA plus an exceptional record of leadership and service. One of the most prestigious and competitive of the national scholarships. Requires SHU endorsement. 
  • Award: Supports two years of study in the UK, including tuition, living and travel expenses, and research.  Up to 40 scholarships awarded each year.
Mississippi Teachers Corps
  • Graduating seniors and recent graduates who are not education majors, but who want to make a difference by teaching for two years in a critical needs school in the Mississippi Delta. Minimum GPA: 3.0.
  • Award: MTC is based on the Peace Corps model. This two year award includes a full scholarship for an MA in education and a $30,000+ starting salary.
  • For students interested in graduate study in Ireland who have already received a Bachelor's degree or will have received one before beginning study as a Mitchell Scholar.   Applicants are judged on their academic record, leadership, and commitment to community service. Current full-time students must also obtain endorsement from their current institution.  For U.S. citizens between the ages of 18 and 30.
  • Award: Stipend provides tuition, living, and travel expenses for one year of study in Ireland or Northern Ireland.
National Security Agency Summer Language Program
  • For sophomores, juniors, seniors, or graduate students who are U.S. citizens and are studying one of the following languages: Chinese, Korean, Arabic, Pashto, Persian-Farsi, Russian or Urdu. Requires a 3.0 GPA, with a 3.5 GPA in language studies preferred, and students must continue to take at least one language course each semester. A 12-week summer internship program that may continue for a second summer, and may also include a conditional job offer from the National Security Agency after graduation.
  • Award: Participants receive a salary throughout the course of their internship. Participants who travel to the internship from an out-of-state school are eligible for travel reimbursement.
Paul R. Flynn '90 /M.P.A. '96 Memorial Scholarship
  • Available to Seton Hall Students only!
  • Students who are enrolled as a major in the College of Arts and Sciences, in their junior or senior year, demonstrate need, and demonstrate a commitment to community service.
  • Award: $12,500 a year per student, up to $25,000. The award will go to two juniors, or one junior and two seniors. 
  • For graduating seniors and recent graduates interested in graduate work at Oxford University and leadership development.  Must have a 3.7 GPA, and demonstrate a superior level of achievement and drive.  A highly prestigious award.  SHU endorsement required. For U.S. citizens.
  • Award: 32 American Rhodes Scholars receive tuition and living and travel expenses for two to three years of study at Oxford University.  The Rhodes is offered in 19 countries.
  • Juniors and seniors with strong GPAs and an interest in studying abroad. Must demonstrate a record of volunteer service, maturity, and the ability to be a U.S. “ambassador of goodwill.”  Apply through home Rotary club.  Proficiency in host country language is sometimes required.
  • Award: Flat grant of $26,000 to help cover one academic year in another country.
Soros Fellowship for New Americans
  • For graduating seniors, recent graduates, or current graduate students who are new Americans, including resident aliens, naturalized citizens, or children of naturalized citizens.  Applicants must demonstrate a strong academic record, creativity, initiative, capacity for accomplishment, and a commitment to the values and ideals of American citizenship. Applicants must be 30 years old or younger as of the application deadline.
  • Award: Thirty fellowships each provide up to $25,000 in maintenance grants and up to $20,000 in tuition support for each year of graduate study supported, a total of as much as $90,000.
  • Graduating seniors from all backgrounds with at least a 2.5 GPA and an interest in teaching in critical needs schools. Candidates must show evidence of leadership, perseverance, and the ability to motivate others. Must be a U.S. citizen or have national/permanent resident status.
  • Award: Placement as a full-time teacher for two years at full pay.  Includes transition grants and $4,725 educational award at the end of each of the two years of service. 
  • Juniors and seniors.  Must demonstrate academic excellence, leadership, and evidence that the applicant can apply ideas and intellectual skills outside the classroom in ways that benefit society.  U.S. citizenship not required. Requires SHU nomination.
  • Award: Twenty awards each year: a trophy and $2,500.
  • Contact: Call (703) 854-5890 or e-mail allstars@usatoday.com
  • Seniors and recent graduates who demonstrate an interest in health care policy as a tool for reducing racial and ethnic health disparities, and demonstrate a commitment to contributing to social justice work following their year of hands-on experience as a fellow. One fellowship per year. Minorities are encouraged to apply.
  • Award: One-year fellowship, fellows will receive a compensatory package that includes an annual salary of approximately $35,000 and excellent health care benefits.
  • Full time juniors or seniors interested in analyzing complex ethical issues in an essay. The website provides a list of suggested topics.
  • Award: $5,000 for first prize; $2,500 for second prize; $1,500 for third prize; $500 for two honorable mentions.

For Graduate Students 

Alfa Fellowship Program
  • For American and British citizens who will be between 25 and 35 years of age on the application deadline. Requires a graduate degree or equivalent work experience in business, economics, journalism, law, public policy, or government, and at least two years of relevant work experience. Russian language proficiency is preferred, but qualified candidates with fluency in a second language may be considered. Participants serve an 11-month fellowship during which they receive extensive Russian language training, seminar programs, and professional experience in the U.K./U.S. and Moscow.
  • Award: All programs are covered, as well as travel and housing expenses. A monthly stipend and insurance are provided.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Graduate Scholarships
  • Several different awards for incoming or current first year graduate students who are full-time; have demonstrated exceptional academic achievement/or financial need; and a record of leadership, volunteer, civic and academic services. Open to international students.
  • Award: Not specified.
Boren Awards for International Study - Fellowship
  • For graduate students who are interested in studying abroad in regions critical to U.S. national security and working for the federal government.  For U.S. citizens. Helps students to add an important international and language component to their studies.
  • Award: Provides up to $30,000 for up to 24 months of overseas, domestic, or combined study.
CIA Graduate Studies Fellowships
  • For full-time Master's or PhD candidates who are U.S. citizens and have demonstrated reading proficiency in one of the following languages: Turkish, Farsi/Persian, Kurdish, Hebrew, and Arabic; Spanish, French, Portuguese, and two or more West European languages; East European languages; Russian, Uzbek, Ukrainian, and Central Eurasian dialects; Chinese, Korean, and Japanese; Hindi, Urdu, Dari, and Pashtu. Fellowships range from 60 to 90 days.
  • Award: Fellowships are paid, but no specific information is available on the website.
  • A 2-year program open to U.S. citizens or permanent residents.  A graduate degree or relevant experience in a field related to the global alleviation of hunger or poverty is required.  Fellows spend one year working in a developing country, and one year working in a policy environment.
  • Award:  Monthly stipend, health insurance, professional development funds, travel expenses, housing and relocation allowances, and $5,000 end-of-service award.
  • Seniors or graduate students with at least a 3.6 GPA and an interest in studying or teaching abroad. Fluency in host country language is sometimes required. Opportunities vary widely.  For U.S. citizens.
  • Award: More than 1,200 grants awarded annually to support students in 140 countries.  Grant covers the cost of research or study in the host country and related expenses.
Gates Cambridge Scholarship
  • For seniors and graduate students of any major interested in graduate-level study at the University of Cambridge. Applicants must have a 3.7 GPA, significant leadership experience, and the desire to use their knowledge to improve the lives of others.  Applicants may be citizens of any country other than the U.K.
  • Award: Covers tuition, living expenses and international transportation.
  • Outstanding juniors, seniors, and graduate students interested in researching the intellectual and institutional foundations of a free society.  Criteria: academic performance, potential for success in scholarly field, and relevance of work to fellowship mission. Requires a $25 application fee.  Fellowships usually go to citizens of U.S., Canada, and U.K.
  • Award: More than 100 awards provide up to $12,000 for undergraduate or graduate study in the United States or abroad.
Intercollegiate Studies Institute - Graduate Fellowships Program
  • For U.S. citizens who are current or soon-to-be graduate students and who will be attending school full-time for the 2012-13 school year. Applicants must be studying for the purpose of teaching at the college level. Four different fellowships for those studying various subject matter. See website for more details.
  • Award: Awards range from full tuition coverage and a $5,000 stipend, to fixed awards valuing between $10,000 and $20,000.
  • Deadline: Last deadline was January 17, 2012.
Josephine de Karman Fellowship
  • A one-year fellowship for PhD students of any discipline who will defend their dissertation by June 2013. Ideal applicants will have outstanding letters of recommendation, significant publications, and have completed several chapters of the dissertation at the time of application. U.S. citizenship not required.
  • Award: $22,000
National Bureau of Asian Research - Next Generation Fellowship
  • For U.S. citizens and permanent residents who will complete a Master's degree before the start of the fellowship. No specific major is required, although the fellowship has attracted many students from the fields of international relations, business, public health, and law. Participants serve a one-year fellowship in Seattle, Washington and gain further knowledge of Asia and an understanding of the U.S. foreign policymaking process by: supporting NBR research projects; conducting independent research under the guidance of NBR fellowship staff and two NBR affiliated scholars; co-managing the NBR Alumni Network blog; arranging seminars and discussion forums hosting Asia experts; and traveling to Washington, D.C., to participate an orientation and the briefing of research findings to relevant constituents within the policy community.
  • Award: $32,500 stipend. Fellows must arrange and pay for their own housing.
National Security Agency Summer Language Program
  • For sophomores, juniors, seniors, or graduate students who are U.S. citizens and are studying one of the following languages: Chinese, Korean, Arabic, Pashto, Persian-Farsi, Russian or Urdu. Requires a 3.0 GPA, with a 3.5 GPA in language studies preferred, and students must continue to take at least one language course each semester. A 12-week summer internship program that may continue for a second summer, and may also include a conditional job offer from the National Security Agency after graduation.
  • Award: Participants receive a salary throughout the course of their internship. Participants who travel to the internship from an out-of-state school are eligible for travel reimbursement.
  • College graduates interested in complementing a Master's degree with service abroad in the Peace Corps.  Must be accepted by participating graduate program and the Peace Corps.  For U.S. citizens.
  • Award: Students receive college credit for service as a Peace Corps volunteer plus transportation and living expenses while living abroad.
  • For Masters' students who will have finished their degree requirements by the end of the current academic year. Criteria: breadth and quality of accomplishments, leadership, and commitment to public policies and programs. For U.S. citizens, with some exceptions.
  • Award: 2-year placement in government service, depending on qualifications. Possible assignments: public policy and administration, domestic or international issues, information technology, human resources, health and medical sciences, law, financial management, and many other fields.  400-700 awards each year.
Richard A. Clarke National Security & Counter-Terrorism Scholarship
  • Open to all graduate students in Master's or Ph.D. programs. Applicants must write a scholarly monograph of approximately 20 to 40 pages on the topic of counter-terrorism. See website for more details.
  • Award: 1st place - $20,000;  2nd place - $10,000; 3rd place - $5,000.
Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program
  • For U.S. citizens who will be between 23 and 34 years of age on the application deadline. Requires a graduate degree or equivalent training in business administration, journalism, law, public policy, international relations, or a closely related field, and at least two years of relevant work experience. No German language ability is required, but applicants must be willing to participate in language training. Participants serve a 9-month fellowship during which they have the opportunity to experience two high-level work phases at leading institutions in Germany, customized to their interests. Past host institutions have included federal and local government, private corporations, media outlets, and NGOs. German language training is also provided in the U.S. and in Germany.
  • Award: Travel and language training expenses are covered, and a 2,000 euro monthly stipend and insurance are provided. For those traveling with a spouse and/or children, financial support for such accompanying family, including 50% of travel costs, supplemental living stipend, health insurance, and limited funding for language training is also provided.
Soros Fellowship for New Americans
  • For graduating seniors, recent graduates, and current graduate students who are new Americans, including resident aliens, naturalized citizens, or children of naturalized citizens.  Applicants must demonstrate a strong academic record, creativity, initiative, capacity for accomplishment, and a commitment to the values and ideals of American citizenship. Applicants must be 30 years old or younger as of the application deadline.
  • Award: Thirty fellowships each provide up to $25,000 in maintenance grants and up to $20,000 in tuition support for each year of graduate study supported, a total of as much as $90,000.
Women's Research and Educational Institute - Congressional Fellowships on Women and Public Policy
  • For current graduate students or recent Master's degree recipients. Applicants may be men or women of any nationality, age, or discipline. Participants serve an 8-month fellowship in Washington D.C., gaining experience in public policymaking in Congress.
  • Award: Participants receive a monthly stipend of approximately $1,450 for the duration of the fellowship, as well as $500 to be used towards purchasing health insurance and tuition reimbursement (maximum reimbursement of $1,500). Participants must find their own living arrangements.

For Students with Specific Medical Conditions

  • Available to U.S. citizens who are legally blind.  Application is available in braille as well as online.   Personal and academic achievements are taken into consideration. Both undergraduate and graduate awards available.
  • Award: Seven awards of $10,000.

Scholarships Related to Specific Achievements, Careers, or Memberships

American Police Hall of Fame Scholarship
  • For undergraduates who are the son or daughter of a law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty. Applicants must take at least 6 credits each semester.
  • Award: $1,000 for up to 4 years. Must reapply every year. All eligible applicants will be awarded a scholarship.
Enlisted Association National Guard of New Jersey (EANG-NJ) Scholarship
  • Applicant must be the legal child of a New Jersey National Guard Member who is also a member of the Enlisted Association.
  • Award: Contact organization for more information (see website).
  • Applicant must be a New Jersey resident who has earned the Eagle Scout Award in New Jersey.  Preference is given to applicants whose Eagle Scout community service projects are related to the environment and to those with career goals in development-related fields.
  • Award: $1,000
  • Juniors and seniors who are members of Golden Key National Honor Society.  Requirements vary according to scholarship.  Check website for more info.
  • Award: Varies by scholarship.
  • Applicant must be a New Jersey resident and a sworn law enforcement officer seeking educational advancement on a college or graduate level to improve his/her effectiveness.  Applicant must demonstrate financial need.
  • Award: Each Year: $2,500.00.
  • Contact: Julie Benegar, Secretary (856-225-8466) 
  • Applicant must be a member of the New Jersey National Guard or be a dependent of an active retired (with at lest 20 years of service), or a deceased member of the New Jersey National Guard. Selection is based upon leadership, citizenship, and scholastics.
  • Award: $1,000 each year.
  • Contact: Call 609-530-6990 or send an e-mail to nganj@aol.com.
  • Applicant must be the dependent child of a career New Jersey firefighter who is an FMBA member.
  • Award: $3,000 each year.
 
  • Applicant must have caddied for at least two seasons. Scholastic achievement, CEEB SAT Scores, qualities of character and leadership, length of service as a caddie, and financial need are the selection criteria. Attendance full-time at an accredited college or university is required.
  • Award: Minimum: $2,000.00; Average: $2,500.00; Maximum: $4,000.00 
  • Applicant must be a member of the Knights of Columbus, Columbian Squires or the child of a member of the Knights of Columbus and must be attending a Catholic college.  Selection is based upon academic excellence.  Transcripts, test scores, autobiography, and recommendation required.
  • Award: $1,500
Summer's Family Military and First Responders Scholarship
  • For undergraduate and graduate students studying full- or part-time at Seton Hall. Students must have unmet financial need and a minimum 2.75 GPA. Combat and non-combat veterans, the children of veterans, police officers/firefighters, and the children of police officers/firefighters are eligible. All applicants must complete their FAFSA form and have it on file with the university by March 1st.
  • Award: $4,000

For Students of Specific Ethnic Groups, Nationalities, or Religions

American Indian College Fund Scholarships
  • A variety of scholarships for full-time undergraduate and graduate students with American Indian ancestry. Applicants for all scholarships must be U.S. citizens who are registered as a member of a tribe or a descendant of at least one grandparent or parent who is an enrolled tribal member. A minimum 2.0 GPA is also required. Additional requirements vary by scholarship; see website for more details.
  • Award: Range from $1,000 to $10,000.
  • Several different scholarships programs are available to full-time undergraduate or graduate students who are of American Indian, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian descent (see website for more details). Programs are generally for students majoring in science, engineering, math, computer science, or medicine, and applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Awards: Range from $1,000 - $5,000 for undergraduate students and $2,000 to $10,000 for graduate students.
  • For full-time undergraduate or graduate Latino students who are U.S. citizens or legal residents. Applicants must be able to demonstrate financial need, a history of active participation in public or community service, and good writing skills.
  • Award: $2,500 for undergraduates; $5,000 for graduate students.
Daughters of the American Revolution American Indian Scholarships
  • Two different scholarships for applicants who are U.S. citizens of Native American descent (proof of American Indian blood is required by letter or proof papers). DAR American Indian Scholarship is for undergraduate or graduate students and requires a minimum 2.75 GPA. The Frances Crawford Marvin American Indian Scholarship requires a 3.0 GPA and is for full-time students only.
  • Award: $1,000 for DAR American Indian Scholarship; unspecified for Frances Crawford Marvin American Indian Scholarship.
  • The goal of GMS is to promote academic excellence and to provide an opportunity for outstanding minority students with significant financial need to reach their highest potential.
  • Award: Varies; visit the website for more info. 
  • For full-time students of Hispanic heritage who are New Jersey residents with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Recipients of the award are required to complete 80 hours of community service.
  • Award: Multiple scholarships of up to $8,000 each.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
  • Various scholarships available for Latino students can be found through this aggregating website.
  • Award: Varies depending on the scholarship.
  • For Muslim students who are juniors or seniors and citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. Applicants must be majoring in one of the following fields: humanities, social sciences, liberal arts, or law. Minimum 3.4 GPA required. Applicants should also be active within their communities.
  • Award: Up to $10,000.
Joseph A. Unanue Latino Institute Grant
  • Exclusively for Seton Hall undergraduate students. Applicants must be of Latino/Hispanic heritage, have a minimum 2.8 GPA, and participate in at least two events through the Joseph A. Unanue Latino Institute.
  • Award: Grant amount not specified.
National Italian American Foundation Scholarships
  • For Italian-American students of any major who have at least one ancestor who immigrated from Italy OR students of any ethnic background majoring or minoring in Italian language, Italian studies, Italian American studies or a related field. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents enrolled in college for the fall 2012 semester with a minimum 3.5 GPA.
  • Award: Range from $2,000 to $12,000.
National Organization of Italian American Women Scholarships
  • For full-time female undergraduate and graduate students with at least one parent of Italian or Italian/American descent. Applicants must have a minimum 3.5 GPA and demonstrable financial need. Requires one essay and a $25 non-refundable processing fee.
  • Award: Not specified.
Native American Scholarship Fund
  • For full-time students who are 1/4 or more degree American Indian, and are an enrolled member of a U. S. tribe. "U. S. tribe" is defined as federally recognized, state recognized, or terminated. In order to be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must extensively apply to as many other funding sources as possible. This award is intended to supplement other funding. Awards are available for students majoring in math, science, computer science, engineering, education, business, counseling, school administration, finance, economics, and management.
  • Award: Ranges from $500 to $5,000 per academic year, with opportunities to apply for renewal for successive years.
  • For U.S. citizens of Italian descent (at least one Italian or Italian American grandparent) who are enrolled in college for the fall 2012 semester.
  • Award: Range from $5,000 - $25,000.
Order Sons of Italy in America - Language and Study Abroad Scholarships
  • For U.S. citizens of Italian descent (at least one Italian or Italian-American grandparent) who are juniors or seniors and will be enrolled for the fall 2012 semester. Applicants must be majoring/minoring in the Italian language OR hoping to study abroad at the Sant'Anna Institute-Sorrento Lingue in Sorrento, Italy.
  • Award: Range from $5,000 - $25,000.
  • For undergraduate and graduate students. Applicant must be of Swiss descent or have one parent who is a Swiss citizen, and be a permanent resident of Connecticut, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, or Pennsylvania. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and have a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Award: Minimum: $500.00; Average: $2,750.00; Maximum: $5,000.00.
Polish University Club of New Jersey Scholarship
  • For New Jersey residents who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents, of Polish descent, and full-time undergraduate students. Applicants must have completed their sophomore year, have a minimum 2.8 GPA, and submit the FAFSA form. Financial need is a consideration.
  • Award: Amount not specified.
Sergeant John Basilone Memorial Postgraduate Scholarship
  • For graduate students who are U.S. citizens of Italian heritage. Contact UNICO at 973 808-0035 for information about obtaining an application.
  • Award: $1,500 a year for a maximum of 4 years.
  • For seniors and graduate students with a minimum 3.8 GPA who are of Swiss descent or have one parent who is a Swiss citizen. Permanent residency in Connecticut, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, or Pennsylvania also required.
  • Award: Not posted on website. Contact organization for more information. 
  • Applicant must be able to cite their Scottish descent, have a meritorious academic record, and be able to demonstrate financial need. Applicant must be enrolled in an United States or Scottish institution for the third or fourth year of college or university or full-time graduate study. British applicants must have been born in Scotland, American citizens must maintain permanent residence in the Mid-Atlantic Region (defined as Washington, D.C., Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, or Virginia). Special consideration to those whose work contributes toward enhancing knowledge of Scottish history or culture.
  • Award: Minimum: $500.00; Average: $2,000.00; Maximum: $2,500.00.
  • For graduate students with a minimum 3.8 GPA who are of Swiss descent or have at least one parent who is a Swiss citizen. Permanent residency in Connecticut, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, or Pennsylvania also required.
  • Award: Not posted on website. Contact organization for more information.

Scholarships for NJ Residents

American Association of University Women - Greater Wayne Area Branch Scholarship
  • For residents of northern New Jersey who are at least 25 years old, pursuing an undergraduate degree, and not graduating before September 2012. No specific minimum GPA is required, but applicants must provide proof of a "better than average" GPA.
  • Award: $1,000 - $2,000
Evalee C. Schwarz Charitable Trust for Education
  • For undergraduate and graduate students who are U.S. citizens and are attending college in the state in which they legally reside. Excellent academic and standardized test performance and demonstrable financial need are required to qualify for this award. Law students are not eligible.
  • Award: Interest-free loans ranging from $5,000 to $15,000, with a $50,000 lifetime cap per student. Loans must be repaid starting one year after the student graduates.
Law Enforcement Officer Memorial Scholarship
  • For full-time undergraduate students who are the dependent child of a New Jersey law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty. 
  • Award: Specific amount not provided on website. Varies by student; renewable for up to 4 years.

Evalee C. Schwarz Charitable Trust for Education

  • For undergraduate and graduate students who are U.S. citizens and are attending college in the state in which they legally reside. Excellent academic and standardized test performance and demonstrable financial need are required to qualify for this award. Law students are not eligible.
  • Award: Interest-free loans ranging from $5,000 to $15,000, with a $50,000 lifetime cap per student. Loans must be repaid starting one year after the student graduates.

Law Enforcement Officer Memorial Scholarship

  • For full-time undergraduate students who are the dependent child of a New Jersey law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty. 
  • Award: Specific amount not provided on website. Varies by student; renewable for up to 4 years.
  •  Applicant must be a New Jersey resident and a full-time student at a NJ accredited college, and have completed at least four full semesters of study. Applicants must be majoring in a field related to environmental conservation, including such majors as environmental science or journalism. Selection is based upon academic commitment to a field of conservation, demonstrated financial need and scholastic ability, involvement in extra curricular activities or volunteer projects related to conservation.
  • Award: $1,500
New Jersey Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators Scholarship
  • For NJ residents who are in the final year of their program (for last year's scholarship, applicants must have been planning to graduate by December 2011). Applicants must be full-time students who excel academically and have financial hardship. Students must be nominated by a member of the association; see website for more details.
  • Award: $1,000
  • Applicant must be the dependent child of a career New Jersey firefighter who is an FMBA member.
  • Award: $3,000 each year.
New Jersey World Trade Center Scholarship
  • For full-time undergraduate students who are dependent children and surviving spouses of New Jersey residents who were killed in or who died as a result of the terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001 or who died as result of illness caused by exposure to the attack sites. Eligibility to apply is limited to eight years from the date of the child's high school graduation and eight years from the date of death for the spouse.
  • Award: Up to $5,000.
 

Scholarships for Women

New Leadership New Jersey Program
  • For undergraduate women interested in becoming effective leaders in politics, public policy, and public service. Participants attend a 6-day residential program at Rutgers University in June. During the program, participants meet with successful women leaders to discuss politics, public policy and the importance of women’s leadership; participate in skills-building workshops on networking, public speaking and strategic communication; network with a diverse group of women who share a commitment to shaping the public agenda and making a difference in their communities; and practice leadership through action.
  • Award: All costs associated with the program, including housing and food, are covered.
  • For non-traditional female students who earned their high school diploma or GED on or before Sept. 2002 and who will not graduate before May 2013. Open to international students.
  • Award: Scholarships of either $10,000 or $30,000.
Women in Defense - Horizons Scholarship
  • For women who are U.S. citizens. Applicants must be juniors, seniors, or graduate students, have a minimum 3.25 GPA, demonstrate interest in pursuing a career related to national security or defense, and demonstrate financial need. No specific major is required as long as the applicant can successfully demonstrate relevance to a career in the areas of national security or defense.
  • Award: Range from $500 to $12,000.
Young Women in Public Affairs Award
  • For female students age 19 or younger who can demonstrate their active commitment to volunteerism, experience in local or student government, and volunteer leadership achievements.
  • Award: Up to $3,000.
  • Contact: Zonta Club of Essex County for deadline information.
 

 
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