Outside Scholarships and Fellowships

  • We offer this extensive list of scholarships as a convenience to students and families. Use it as the starting point of your search.

    The scholarships are listed in order of deadline date.

    The Pittsburgh Foundation — Scholarship Opportunities

    The Pittsburgh Foundation is the seventeenth largest community foundation in the country. Since 1945, it has worked to improve the quality of life in the Pittsburgh region by evaluating and addressing community issues, promoting charitable giving, and connecting donors to the critical needs of the community. Numerous scholarship opportunities are available for students enrolled at IUP.

    Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships

    Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships are designed to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

    ​University Tutor

    University Tutor helps students find the right tutor to achieve academic results.  The program will conduct a scholarship essay contest by posting a monthly essay prompt located at the UniversityTutor Website.  To enter, eligible participants must log on to the Website and submit a 300 word essay in response to the monthly prompt.  Winners of the contest will be awarded up to $1,000.

    Mobility Scooters Direct Scholarship

    Mobility Scooters offers a scholarship to students who apply to their program. To apply, you must currently be enrolled at a college or university. You must provide a blog post or article about a mobility or accessibility issue you have faced in your life.

    For additional information and to apply, please visit: Mobility Scooter

    Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF)

    The Hispanic Scholarship Fund offers various scholarship programs for Hispanic American undergraduate and graduate students enrolled full time in degree-seeking programs. During its thirty-two-year history, HSF has awarded more than 82,000 scholarships in excess of $221 million to Latino students. Scholarship awards generally range from $1,000 to $3,000. Deadline for submission: Scholarship application open January 1 

    See website for complete eligibility information and to apply online: Hispanic Scholarship Fund

    JPMorgan Chase/UNCF Corporate Scholars Programs

    The JPMorgan Chase/UNCF Corporate Scholars Program has been established to increase minority student interest in JPMorgan Chase and expand the company’s pool of minority employees. Scholars participate in eight- to ten-week paid internships and receive financial need-based scholarships up to $10,000. Eligible students are sophomore and junior students seeking a bachelor’s degree in accounting, business, computer information systems, economics, engineering, finance, marketing, mathematics, operations management, or software engineering and must have a minimum GPA of 3.2. Deadline for submission: various dates

    See website for complete eligibility information and to apply: UNCF

    WalMart Foundation Scholarships

    WalMart sponsors various scholarship programs. Eligible students may or may not be an employee of Wal-Mart and must have a cumulative high school GPA of 2.5. Other requirement may need to be met depending on the scholarship to which you are applying. Deadline for submission: various dates

    See website for complete eligibility information and to apply: Wal-Mart Helps Students Pay for College

    Varsity Tutors Scholarship

    Varsity Tutors offers a monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest to students who write the best essay in response to a monthly prompt. Visitors to the Varsity Tutors scholarship webpage will be able to vote via social media for submitted entries. The top five entries with the most votes will be reviewed by Varsity Tutors and one winner will be chosen who will receive a $1,000 college scholarship. Deadline for application submission:  various dates

    See website for complete eligibility information and to apply: Varsity Tutors 

    Thrivent Federal Credit Union Scholarship

    Thrivent Federal Credit Union is awarding 50 scholarships to eligible students. You do not have to be a credit union member or customer to enter.

    For more information and to apply, please visit: Thrivent Federal Credit Union

    Graduate Programs Scholarship

    Graduate Programs will award $1,000 scholarships to current graduate students and $1,000 toward student loan payments for recent grads within the last five years. To apply, Rate and Review your graduate school program on our website and enter our quarterly scholarship drawing. Deadline for submission: consideration made on a rolling basis

    See website for complete eligibility information and to apply: Graduate Programs.com

    BrickHouse Security Scholarship

    BrickHouse Security has come to understand and appreciate the service of law enforcement and how the personal sacrifice of men and women in uniform affects their entire family. As a way of giving back, BrickHouse is offering a scholarship for those who have served in law enforcement, or for families of men and women in uniform.

    For more information and to apply, please visit: BrickHouse Security

    McKee Scholars

    The Estate of John McKee, through the McKee Scholarship Committee, offers scholarships for college or vocational training to high school seniors or graduates (not over age 19 years at the time of the application) who meet all of the following criteria: (a) fatherless boys (i.e., whose biological or lost adoptive father is actually dead or has been declared missing by a competent authority) of any race; "missing" may also include permanently absent, dysfunctional, and not functioning as a father to the applicant; (b) in need of financial assistance; and (c) native to the five-county Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area (Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia). Deadline for submission: March 1 annually

    See website for complete eligibility information and application to apply: McKee Scholars

    Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation — Wildlife Leadership Awards

    The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s Wildlife Leadership Awards Program was established to recognize, encourage, and promote leadership among future wildlife management professionals. Each year, the Elk foundation awards up to ten $2,000 scholarships to outstanding college juniors and seniors studying in a wildlife-related natural resource program. Deadline for submission: March 1 annually

    See website for complete eligibility information and to apply: Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

    Pennsylvania Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (PRAEF) Scholarship Program

    The Pennsylvania Restaurant Association Educational Foundation offers scholarships to graduating high school seniors furthering their education in the hospitality industry and to students currently enrolled in an accredited Hospitality Culinary Arts program in an accredited post-secondary institution. Deadline for submission: March 1 annually

    See website for complete eligibility information and to apply: PRAEF

    HubShout Internet Marketing Scholarship

    Students who have completed at least one year of post-secondary education and are working toward a career in online marketing are invited to apply for the HubShout Scholarship. A scholarship will be awarded to two students ($1,000 each) who have at least a 3.0 GPA and can best demonstrate a passion for online marketing. Deadline for submission: November 1 annually

    See website for additional information and to apply: HubShout Internet Marketing Scholarship

    Suzanne M. Lynch Memorial Scholarship

    The Suzanne M. Lynch memorial scholarship was created to assist interior design majors who are completing their junior year at one of the following colleges: IUP, LaRoche College, Mercyhurst College, Carlow College, or the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and demonstrate financial need. Deadline for submission: March 31 annually

    See website for complete eligibility information and to apply: Suzanne M. Lynch Memorial Scholarship Fund — The Pittsburgh Foundation  

    John Family Health Careers Scholarship

    The John Family Health Careers Scholarship at Evangelical Community Hospital provides 4 annual awards of $5,000 to students entering college for the purpose of pursuing a career as a respiratory therapist, medical technologist, medical imaging technologist, clinical laboratory scientist, or cytotechnologist. Applicants must have a diploma or equivalent from high schools in Union, Snyder, or Northumberland counties, Pennsylvania. Deadline for submission: April 1 annually

    See website for complete eligibility information and to apply: Evangelical Community Hospital

    Joseph A. Holmes Safety Association Scholarship

    The Joseph A. Holmes Safety Association endeavors to promote health and safety within the mining industry. This scholarship shall be open to persons currently employed or who are pursuing careers in the mining industry, safety, and health fields. High school graduates, undergraduates, and graduate students currently enrolled in a college or university are all eligible to apply. Deadline for submission: April 1 annually

    See website for complete eligibility information and to apply: Joseph A. Holmes Safety Association Scholarship Program

    Nursing Program Scholarship

    NursesLink.org is offering a $1,000 Nursing Program Scholarship available to any student participating in a qualified undergraduate or certificate level nursing program.  Deadline for submission:  July 31 and October 31 annually

    See website for complete eligibility information to apply:  NursesLink.org

    Bi-Annual Automotive Scholarship of America

    The Car-Buying Strategies scholarship offers college and university students an opportunity to earn money to further their education. Any senior in high school or incoming student enrolled in a college or university is welcome to apply.

    Annual Deadlines: December 1 and May 1
    For additional information and to apply, please visit: Car Buying Strategies

    The Noyce Scholarship

    The Noyce Scholarship is sponsored by the Collaborative for Excellence in Teacher Preparation in Pennsylvania with the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The scholarship is intended for undergraduate and graduate students majoring in science or mathematics who intend to teach in a "high need" school. The maximum award is $10,000 annually. Deadline for submission: April 20 for Fall Awards; October 20 Spring Awards 

    See website for complete eligibility information and to apply: PA Foundation

    Orchid Care Scholarship by Orchids Made Easy

    OrchidsMadeEasy.com offers an annual orchid care scholarship to qualified undergraduate or graduate student pursuing a program in Botany, Horticulture, Environmental Science, Conservation, or related field.  Deadline for submission:  May 1 annually

    See website for complete eligibility information and to apply:  OrchidsMadeEasy.com

    ExtremeTerrain Student Scholarship Program

    ExtremeTerrain is comprised of Jeep Wrangler enthusiasts who value the Jeep culture as well as the preservation of public lands. By investing in students and communities that share our sentiments on land preservation, ExtremeTerrain is investing in the future of not just Jeep culture, but also the future of our sacred public lands. Two $3,000 scholarships are being offered, one for the fall semester and one for the spring semester. Students who are pursuing a degree in Environmental Studies, Environmental Research, Land Use, Earth & Atmosphere Studies, Sustainable Land Management, Parks and Recreation, Sustainable Agriculture Systems are eligible to apply.  Deadline for submission:  June 15 and October 15 every year

    See website for complete eligibility information and to apply:  ExtremeTerrain 

    Evergreen Garden Club

    The Evergreen Garden Club is offering two $1,000 scholarships to students of Indiana County schools. These scholarships are open to any 2014 graduating senior or any student who is a resident of Indiana County currently attending a college or university. Qualifications are:  (1) Must be a legal resident of Indiana County and have a GPA of 3.25 or greater; (2) intended course of study should fall within one of the following:  agriculture, biology, civic planning, environmental/environmental health studies, land conservation, landscape architecture, plant pathology, water conservation, agronomy, botany, earth sciences, forestry, horticulture, land management, landscape design, turf grass management, wildlife science, or any other related field or science.  Deadline for submission:  June 15

    For application materials and questions, please contact:  Erin Fritz, IUP Office of Financial Aid, at efritz@iup.edu

    Future Counselors of America Scholarship

    Annual scholarship awards $1,000 to U.S. undergraduates and graduates majoring in Psychology who seek a career in relationship counseling or a related field. Applicants will be judged based on academic achievement (minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA) and a minimum 500- to maximum 900-word essay entitled "The Psychology of Online Dating." The essay should address the psychological issues and challenges facing singles given the growing popularity of online dating, and how relationship professionals can help online daters navigate these challenges. Deadline for submission: June 30 Annually; July 31 Annually

    See website for complete eligibility information and to apply: Future Counselors of America

    Giva Student Scholarship

    Giva, Inc., a technology company located in Silicon Valley, is excited to offer its annual $1,000 student scholarship to undergraduate or graduate students. There is no specific course of study or major required.  All eligible students will be required to compose a thoughtful essay between 500 – 1,000 words answering the question: “How will you use your talents and education to make the world a better place for future generations? What are your career and personal goals and why?” Award winners are required to perform some community service volunteer work.  Deadline for submission:  June 1 and December 1 Every Year

    See website for complete eligibility information and to apply:  Giva, Inc. 

    CompareCards Scholarship

    CompareCards wants to test students’ knowledge in pop culture and math skills. CompareCards wants to give students the chance to award a $2,500 scholarship to a student who can answer tough trivia questions.

    Philanthropy News Digest

    Philanthropy News Digest publishes RFP's and notices of awards as a free service for grant-making organizations and nonprofits.  It recognizes a number of different areas, topics, organizations, and majors.  

    CounterPath Scholarships

    CounterPath is making an effort to support and encourage the next generation of innovators in the telecommunications area, and wants to increase awareness for Computer Science students.

    • Deadline: various dates
    • Eligibility information and to apply: CounterPath

    Community Foundation

    For over 30 years we have helped donors in both Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio build lasting legacies and helped to shape responses to community needs through philanthropic leadership, commitment, and compassion. The Community Foundation of Western PA and Eastern OH includes the assets of six component regional foundations Shenango Valley, Northern Mercer County, Lawrence County,Trumbull County ,Grove City , and Northern Trumbull County. By awarding scholarships, the Foundation and our donors hope to help individuals from all over the community obtain the education that will help them prepare for their dreams. 

    Anthony Castelli Attorney's Veteran's College Scholarship

    In order to honor Anthony's father, Lt. Jr. Grade Joseph A. Castelli, a World War II Navy hero, Anthony Castelli is awarded a scholarship to veteran's. This is an annual scholarship awarded to a current military veteran or honorably discharged veteran or parent, sibling, child, or grandchild of a current or honorably discharged veteran.

    Zumper Apartments Scholarship

    We are Zumper, a national home and apartment rental search site.  Finding a place to rent has been difficult for too long, so we're out to completely change the game.  We've built the first apartment search platform that not only helps you find the perfect place, but also apply for an apartment.​  We are offering a $1,000 scholarship to an outstanding student who has helped their classmates or community in a tremendous way.  Maybe you started a club that raised $10,000 for charity, or championed recycling and sustainable practices across campus.  Whatever it is, we'd love to hear about it.  Any legal resident in high school or college who will be attending an accredited university or college in Fall 2015 is eligible to apply.

    • Deadline:  April 15, 2015 & November 15, 2015 Annually
    • Eligibility information and to apply:  Zumper​

    $1,000 HeadSetPlus.com Annual College Scholarship Program

    Headset Plus would like to help an ambitious college student toward his or her college expenses with a $1,000 scholarship. The contest requires you to create a short YouTube video about yourself, your past achievements, how you can help shape the world around you, why college education is important, and what motivates you. Give us examples of what you have achieved in school and outside of school. Deadline for submission: December 31 annually

    See website for complete eligibility information and to apply: HeadSetPlus

    Boling Rice, LLC $1,000 Essay Scholarship

    At the Atlanta law firm of Boling Rice, LLC, our attorneys understand the value of education as well as the often significant costs associated with obtaining one. As attorneys, we are well aware of the financial strain that tuition, books, parking, and other educational expenses can put on both students and families. We value helping people who show promise and initiative, and for this purpose are pleased to be offering a $1,000 yearly scholarship to help students meet their financial needs.

    Deadline for submission: January 15 annually

    See website for complete eligibility information and to apply:  Boling Rice

    For Diehard Fans Scholarships

    The For Diehard Fans Scholarship is offered to part time and full time college students. One applicant will be selected to receive a $500 scholarship award. Our goal is to contribute to higher education and learning by offering the winning student financial assistance to help cover the expenses of tuition and books. As a bunch of college grads ourselves, we understand that every bit helps.  Deadline for submission: varies

    See website for complete eligibility information and to apply:  Diehard Fans

    RentHop Scholarship Program

    The RentHop Apartment Scholarship awards funding to eligible undergraduate students in bachelors and associate programs in the U.S. who demonstrate the leadership spirit that is central to their culture. RentHop aims to assist in the stressful process of apartment hunting.

    Deadline: April 30, 2016
    For additional information and to apply, please visit: RentHop

    Pittsburgh Metropolitan Hispanic of Commerce

    The PMAHCC Foundation Scholarship Program invites applicants who are attending or accepted to an accredited post-high school educational institution. The applicants must reside in the following counties: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Westmoreland, or Washington County. Applicants must also have at least one parent of Hispanic Ancestry.

    Deadline: April 30
    For additional application information, please visit: PMAHCCF Scholarship Program

    Zaida Weaver Scholarship

    The education committee of the Indiana Junior Women's Civic Club is accepting applications for its Zaida Weaver Scholar Award, which is named for the late Mrs. W. Clair Weaver. This scholarship will be awarded to a female Indiana county resident, 21 years of age or older, who is beginning a course of study or returning to school to complete an interrupted education.

    Deadline: April 30, 2016
    To apply: Fill out the application and return to the address provided

    Colin U. Miller and Mary Hay Miller Scholarship

    The Colin U. Miller and Mary Hay Miller scholarship was created to benefit those students who exhibit a level of scholastic achievement and dedication to education and community deserving of recognition and reward.

    Deadline: May 15, 2016
    For additional information and the application, please visit: AmeriServ Trust & Financial Services Co

    The Advocates Scholarship

    Everyone at the law firm values education and helping those in need.  Understanding the financial burden that comes along with attending college, those at Driggs, Bills & Day Law Firm are offering two scholarships for spring 2016 and fall 2016.

    Deadlines: May 16, 2016 for fall 2016
    For additional information, please visit: The Advocates

    Somerset Hospital Auxiliary Nursing Scholarship

    The Somerset Hospital Auxiliary is now taking applications for its annual Nursing Scholarship Program.  The scholarships are available to Somerset County residents pursuing a career as a Registered Nurse at an NLN or CCNE accredited school of nursing.

    Deadline: May 23, 2016
    To apply, fill out the application and return to the address provided

    Iron Security Scholarship

    The Iron Security Scholarship fund wants to award a college-bound high school senior or student enrolled in a full-time undergraduate or graduate program in the United States.

    Deadline: May 31, 2016

    Eligibility information and to apply: Iron Security Scholarship

    Greensburg Garden Center Scholarship

    Greensburg Garden Center is a non-profit educational organization whose goals are to support and educate its members and the community in horticulture, conservation and related areas, and provide an annual scholarship. Applicants must have completed one year in an accredited college or university pursuing a 2 or 4 year degree in botany, horticulture, forestry, landscape architecture or related fields. Graduate students may also apply. Those applying must reside in Westmoreland and its surrounding counties.

    Deadline: May 31, 2016
    For additional information and to apply, please visit: Greensburg Garden Center

    William Plank Memorial Scholarship

    Bedford County Conservation District has established a scholarship in honor of environmentalist William Plan for his dedication to conservation. The scholarship is available to an undergraduate student in the field of environmental studies. Applicants should be sophomore, junior, or senior status.

    Deadline: May 31, 2016

    For additional information and to apply, please visit: Bedford County Conservation District

    Glen Beach Scholarship

    The Bedford County Conservation District is offering a scholarship in honor of the late Glen Beach for his contributions in conservation tillage. This scholarship is available to Bedford County high school graduates and/or Bedford County residents that are an undergraduate student in the field of agriculture, environmental studies, soils, or natural resources. Applicants should be a sophomore, junior, or senior status.

    Deadline: May 31, 2016
    For additional information and to apply, please visit: Bedford County Conservation District

    Blue Fire Broadband Rural Scholarship

    Blue Fire Broadband is offering a scholarship to help promote higher education and improve internet literacy and connectivity in small towns and rural cities across America. College-bound high school seniors and students enrollment in an undergraduate or graduate level degree program at university, college, community college is welcome to apply.  Deadline: June 1, 2016

    • To view additional application information, please visit: Blue Fire Broadband

    Abbott and Fenner Annual Scholarship Awards

    Abbott and Fenner are committed to continuing our efforts at helping those who have the desire and ambition to succeed. The winner(s) of this annual scholarship will receive a $1,000 award within two weeks of the listed deadline. All applicants should include their full name and mailing address with their submissions. Deadline for submission: June 10, 2016  

    See website for complete eligibility information and to apply: Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Awards

    Highmark Healthcare Scholarships for Rising Juniors

    This scholarship is being offered by Highmark to help address the rising need for trained healthcare professionals to meet the demands of the Commonwealth and beyond. Students who are residents of Pennsylvania and enrolled as a full-time student at one of the 14 Pennsylvania State System universities, are pursuing a degree in the healthcare profession, and must be a rising junior for the Fall 2016 semester who have earned 60 credits with a GPA of 3.0 or greater are welcome to apply.

    Deadline: June 10, 2016
    Please fill out the application and return to the address provided

    BigSun Scholarship

    The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to continue to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. BigSun is offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in. Deadline for submission: June 17, 2016

    See website for complete eligibility information and to apply: BigSun Scholarship

    James "Rhio" O'Connor Memorial Scholarship Fund

    Students are welcome to apply for this scholarship honoring James "Rhio" O’Connor, a man who fought cancer. His path led to his creation of treatment protocols which consisted of vitamins, minerals, vegetables, fruits, and other minerals. Deadline: Monthly

    For more information and to apply, please visit: Surviving Mesothelioma

    American Musical Theater Academy of London

    This program is a yearly program that invests in young talents in the world of performing arts, who are innovative and creative. Students enrolled full-time at a university from any country are eligible to apply.

    For more information and to apply, please visit: American Musical Theater Academy 

    Excel University Scholarship

    Students who are currently enrolled at a two or four-year college or university with a declared accounting major or emphasis in accounting are welcome to apply for this scholarship. Deadline: June 30, 2016

    For additional information and to apply, please visit: Excel University

    Ray Snader Scholarship

    This scholarship is established to promote an emphasis on obtaining a college education. The scholarship opportunity is being provided to a young student who wishes to obtain a college education but is experiencing financial hardship as a result of a member of their family being incarcerated. 

    Deadline: June 30, 2016
    For additional information and to apply, please visit: Snader Law Group

    The Drive to Learn Scholarship

    Shift Insurance is offering the Drive to Learn scholarship award to college students across the United States to honor the learning done in and outside of classroom walls. If you are currently a full-time student at a four-year university, graduate program, community college, or trade school, Shift Insurance wants to hear from you. Simply tell them about an important learning experience you had while on the road, either as a driver or a passenger. Deadline for submission: July 1, 2016 

    See website for complete eligibility information and to apply: Shift Insurance

    Army Reserve Minuteman Scholarship

    The U.S. Army Reserve Minuteman Scholarship was introduced to enhance the Army Reserve's ability to recruit highly qualified cadets every year. The Minuteman Scholarship covers full tuition and fees or $10,000 per year toward room and board. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen and must be currently in the Army Reserve or eligible for enlistment.

    Deadline: August 15, 2016
    For additional eligibility requirements and application information, please visit: Minuteman Scholarship

    Legal Templates Scholarship

    Legal Templates uses technology to help people create legal forms at an affordable price. Any undergraduate, graduate, or students attending a vocational or technical school is welcome to apply for this scholarship.

    Deadline: August 20, 2016
    For additional information and to apply, please visit: Legal Template

    Mobility Disability Scholarship

    Karman Healthcare is offering two scholarships for students who have a mobility disability, excelled academically, and who have a regard for disability awareness in America. 

    Deadline: September 1, 2016
    For additional information and to apply, please visit: Karman Healthcare

    Tungsten Rings & Co. Scholarship

    TungstenRingsCo.com is the leading retailer of high quality rings.  They are proud to offer a scholarship to students, age 16 and older, attending high school or enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, or vocational programs in the United States.

    Deadline: October 15, 2016
    For additional information and to apply, please visit: Tungsten Rings & Co.

    Kids Chance Scholarship

    The mission of Kids' Chance of Pennsylvania, Inc. is to provide scholarship grants for college and vocational education to children who demonstrate financial need due to a parent's work-related injury or fatality.

    For additional eligibility requirements and to apply, please visit: Kids' Chance

    PNC Education Loan Center Achiever Scholarships

    The PNC Education Loan Center launched this scholarship program in 2015 to further support students by giving them a chance to win $2,000 to spend on their educational expenses. There is no cost to enter, but students must be registered for a Financial Literacy Account, managed by Decision Partners.

    For additional application information and to enter, please visit: PNC Loan Center Scholarship