- American Indian Scholarship : for a Native American enrolled in vocational training or college/university in the undergraduate or graduate level
- The Sallie Mae Fund
Sponsors several scholarship programs and supports hundreds of college scholarships. All of our programs are based on financial need, as The Fund seeks to bridge the dollar gap when no one else can. With an estimated $3 billion in private scholarships awarded nationally each year, The Fund aims to send the message that money is available to those who make the effort to apply. Since 2001, The Sallie Mae Fund has awarded more than $14.3 million in scholarships to more than 5,700 students.
Applicants should visit www.thesalliemaefund.org to review the different scholarship opportunities and to apply.
For the 2008–2009 academic year nearly $2 million in college scholarships were awarded to nearly 800 students nationwide.
Sallie Mae Fund Scholarship Programs include:
- American Dream Scholarship Program
- First in My Family Scholarship Program
- Unmet Need Scholarship Program
- The Sallie Mae 911 Education Fund
- Community College Transfer Program
- Writers of Passage Scholarship Program
- Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) is proud to announce the launch of the 2009 SEMA Memorial Scholarship Funds. Each year they distribute more than $100,000 to the top students seeking a career in the automotive industry. Online applications are available at www.SEMA.org/Scholarships. Deadline to apply April 1, 2009.
- InfoComm International If you are pursuing a career in the audiovisual industry, one of the fastest growing in the world, InfoComm International has a scholarship for you. ICIF, is a non-profit foundation, they award scholarships to high school seniors and college student in good standing and majoring in AV or related fields including audio, video, telecommunications, electronics, technical theater, data networking, software development and information technology. Visit www.infocomm.org/scholarships for scholarship applications and more information. Deadline to apply April 10, 2009
- National Federation of the Blind (NFB) Scholarship Program NFB offers thirty scholarships from $3,000 to $12,000. By completing one application, eligible students are applying for 30 awards in the 2009 program. To be eligible, students must be legally blind, living in the United States (includes Puerto Rico), enrolled in accredited universities here, and, winners must attend the NFB annual convention in July 2009, at which time awards are presented. Go to www.nfb.org/scholarships to read all the details and to find the online application form. Deadline for application is March 31, 2009
- Scholarship from “ScholarshipQuestHelper” ScholarshipQuestHelper has developed a website that is designed to offer tips and suggestions on how to approach the process of acquiring scholarships. The main purpose of this website is to assist students in their efforts to continue their education. Please visit their website at www.scholarshipquesthelper.com
- Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Education and Research Funding Opportunities for Undergraduate and Graduate Students, Postdoctoral Fellows and Faculty.
- DHS Summer Research Team Program for Minority Serving Institutions
- Early career faculty teamed with undergraduate and graduate students
- Funding available for Summer 2009
- 10-week summer research experiences at DHS Centers of Excellence
- Stipends plus transportation expenses to/from the internship location for faculty and students
- Application Deadline: February 3, 2009
- DHS Science and Technology Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
- Postdoctoral scientists and engineers
- 12-month research appointments at federal research facilities and DHS Centers of Excellence
- Stipends (Federal GS-12 Step 1 with locality pay) plus health insurance and travel reimbursement
- Application Deadline: Applications are accepted on a year-round basis
- Questions regarding DHS Education Programs can be sent via e-mail to [email protected].
- A.W. Bodine-Sunkist Memorial Scholarship Application – The A.W. Bodine-Sunkist Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Arthur W. Bodine, a distinguished director of Sunkist Growers and a respected agricultural leader, to provide funds for undergraduate students from agricultural backgrounds who are in need of financial assistance to further their educations.
- A background in California or Arizona agriculture – the student or someone in the student’s immediate family must have derived the majority of his or her income from agriculture
- Financial need
- GPA and extracurricular activities indicative of potential for success, in addition, selection is based on a combination of college board test scores, an essay, and references.
- The scholarships are available to students entering any undergraduate grade level who are enrolled in or have applications pending at an accredited college and plan to pursue a course of study leading to a recognized degree. Please visit Concordia’s financial aid office in Grimm Hall North to pick up an application packet. Application must be received no later Than April 30, 2009
- California Strawberry Growers’ Scholarship Fund
The California Strawberry Growers’ Scholarship Fund is pleased to announce the launch of the 2009 scholarship program. This program benefits graduating high school seniors who are children of strawberry farm workers. Scholarship awards will be applied toward full-time status at a four year college/university, junior college or accredited trade school. To be eligible for the California Strawberry Growers’ Scholarship Fund, applicants must be children of strawberry farm workers and have at least one parent currently employed (for at least two consecutive seasons) in the California strawberry harvest. Growers and their families, permanent staff and board members of the California Strawberry Commission or their families are not eligible. All applicants must be sponsored by a legitimate California strawberry grower. Please visit Concordia’s financial aid office in Grimm Hall North to pick up an application packet. Applications must be received no later than March 13, 2009
- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is sponsoring the Motivating Undergraduates in Science and Technology (MUST) Program, offering support to undergraduate students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines across the United States. Program participants receive a scholarship, NASA internship and access to a wealth of professional development opportunities. The Program offers:
- A one year competitive scholarship covering up to one-half of tuition and fees, not to exceed $10,000 per academic year. The scholarship is renewable through the student's junior year provided that all eligibility criteria continue to be met.
- Support from MUST Professional and Academic Support System (PASS) providing scholars with an online student community and professional development/leadership training.
- A $6,000 (10-week summer internship stipend) to participate plus transportation and location allowance not to exceed $1,000. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a paid intern-ship at one of ten nationwide NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) centers.
- Invaluable resources, insight, and experience to further STEM education and career aspirations from the MUST Consortium, comprised of three member organizations: the Hispanic College Fund, the United Negro College Fund Special Programs Corporation, and the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers.
Deadline for applications: February 2, 2009. For more information, visit: www.hispanicfund.org, www.uncfsp.org, www.shpe.org, or www.nasa.gov/education/must. Consortium member contact: Holly Triska, MUST Program Manager at (800) 644-4223.
- Must be a U.S. citizen. Students from underrepresented groups (women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals from rural and low-income communities) are encouraged to apply.
- Must reside in the United States or a U.S. Territory.
- Be a college freshman, sophomore or junior and hold full-time academic status at an accredited college or university for the 2009-2010 academic year.
- Must earn and maintain a cumulative grade point average of no less than 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (un-weighted).
- Must be enrolled in STEM disciplines whose majors are aligned with NASA's core competencies (physical science, technology, engineering, or mathematics degree).
- Bethesda Lutheran Homes and Services, Inc awards college scholarships to Lutheran students (currently sophomores or juniors) preparing for careers in the field of developmental disabilities. Two scholarships, $3,000 each will be awarded for the 2009-2010 academic year. To be eligible for this award the applicant shall: be an active, communicant member of a Lutheran congregation; be classified as a sophomore or a junior at an accredited college/university have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; and, have a career objective in the field of developmental disabilities. Please contact Thomas Heuer at 1-800-369-4636, ext 4449 or e-mail [email protected] for applications or additional information
- Scholarship - 2009 - 2010 The consulting firm of AES Engineers is committed to continuing its support of higher education by providing scholarships to deserving students. To be eligible the student needs to answer one of the essay questions that they will find on our site at http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm. Our belief is that achieving a high grade point average should not be the only criteria for determining who deserves to be helped. For that reason we are offering a scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by evaluating the essays that are submitted. Amount of award: $500.00, Deadline for entry: October 6, 2009. Further information, including previous winners, is available on our web site at: http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm.
- GATES MILLENNIUM SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM - Funded by a Grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Background Information: The Gates Millennium Scholars program was established in 1999 to expand access to higher education for students who reflect the diverse society in which we live. The Foundation seeks to increase the number of African-American, American Indian/Alaska Natives, Asian Pacific Islander Americans and Hispanic-American students enrolling in and completing undergraduate and graduate degree programs since the future of our nation's economy, democracy, and quality of life is dependent upon a diverse generation of future leaders in the United States.
AMOUNT OF SCHOLARSHIP AWARD: The Gates Millennium Scholarship was developed to cover the “self-help” portion of the student's financial aid award, therefore, the amount is tailored to the needs of each, individual student. (“Self-help” is defined as loans and work-study awards.) Contact information: Gates Millennium Scholars/United Negro College Fund, 8260 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive, Fairfax, Virginia 22031. Phone: (800) 944-9627 or (703) 205-2080, Fax: (703)205-2079, Email: [email protected] GENERAL INFORMATION: Toll-Free Phone: 1-877-690-GMSP (4677)
- Must be of African-American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian/ Pacific Islander- American or of Hispanic- American descent.
- Citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States
- Must have attained a cumulative GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale
- Must be entering a U.S. accredited college or university as a full-time freshman enrolled in a degree program.
- Must have demonstrated leadership commitment through participation in community service, and other extra-curricular activities.
- Must meet Federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria.
- BigSun Scholarship - The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to continue to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. We are 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 - June 27, 2009, Amount of Award - $500.00. The successful applicant will be a high school senior or be attending a post secondary institute and currently involved in some sport at that institution. Please visit our website at http://www.bigsunathletics.com to learn how to apply.
- Abbott & Fenner is 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 their award within 2 weeks of the listed deadline. All applicants should include their full name and mailing address with their submissions. The A&F Scholarships are available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any accredited post secondary institution between the ages of 16 and 30. Application Procedure for 2009. Information regarding this company and their scholarship can be found at this website http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm. To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay on one of the two topics below. Your submissions must be sent to us by email at [email protected]. Application Deadline: June 20, 2009
- If you could have lunch with any famous person, either living or dead, whom would you choose and why? Describe your conversation at lunch.
- When you look back on your life in thirty years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful?
- MENSA EDUCATION & RESEARCH FOUNDATION – Residents of Orange County, or of any other participating American Mensa local group, who are to be enrolled in an accredited U.S. institution of post-secondary education for the Fall term of 2009 are eligible to apply for scholarship awards of $300 to $1000. For an entry form with essay rules, send a #10 self-addressed, stamped envelope (SASE) to Mensa Foundation Scholarships, P O Box 2424, Orange, CA 92859-0424 or visit the web site at www.ocmensa.org click on “Scholarships” for information and a link to download an entry form for your zip code. All Essays submitted must be postmarked by January 15, 2009
- Missouri District Lutheran Women’s Missionary League – Applications are available in the financial aid office for the 2009-2010 school year from the Missouri District-Lutheran Women’s Missionary league for students who are currently in the Church Worker Study program at Concordia University. This is for full-time students from a Missouri District congregation only.
- Daniel L. Towler Educational Foundation – This program is limited to students who are enrolled in education and social sciences; it is not available to engineering or business majors. The Foundation also offers nursing scholarships and those are awarded only if the student is a nursing major. Application packets are available in the financial aid office. Additional information is available at [email protected] Application deadline: October 5, 2008
- 2009 – 2010 Scholarship opportunities: DegreeDirectory.org is giving away their 1st Annual Undergraduate Academic Business Scholarship. The $1,000 scholarship is meant for students who are pursuing business related academic majors. Applications for the scholarship are reviewed by the selection committee and a top applicant will be chosen after the April 1st 2009, deadline. Applications can be found at www.degreedirectory.org
Although Concordia University does not award masters level scholarships there are many private scholarships available for studying abroad. These scholarships are not endorsed by Concordia University and may change without notice. Please contact the individual foundation or organization regarding the details of the scholarship and if you qualify.
- Fulbright Student Research Grants and Teaching Assistantships offers the US Student program for students who are citizens of the US, who have a bachelor’s degree and who are thinking of studying, assistant-teaching English, or conducting research abroad.
- National Society of Collegiate Scholars Language Study Abroad Students who are members of NSCS are eligible to apply for these awards for language study abroad.
- The Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship provides awards for study abroad, for US citizens who are receiving a Federal Pell Grant at the time of application.
- National Security Education Program (NSEP) Scholarships are available for students studying less commonly taught languages and area/international studies.
- Foundation for Asia Pacific Education is an organization that gives scholarships in amounts ranging from $500-$3500 to study abroad in certain Asian countries.
- AAUW - American Association of University Women has helped more than 10,000 women through fellowships and grants from more than 130 countries break through barriers and pursue their dreams of obtaining graduate degrees or making an impact in their communities.
- Boren Awards for International Study Boren Fellowships provide up to $30,000 to U.S. graduate students to add an important international and language component to their graduate education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency.
- Institute of Current World Affairs Fellowships The Institute of Current World Affairs offers fellowships for self-designed independent study in a foreign destination. Applicants must have a good command of written and spoken English. Those interested should write to the Executive Director, Peter B. Martin, on or before March 15 or August 15, enclosing a resume or c.v. and explaining briefly the personal background and professional experience that would qualify them for fellowship they have in mind. They should also describe the activities they would like to carry out during two years overseas. This initial letter is followed by a more detailed written application.
- Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Scholarship The Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship Program is open to graduating seniors and recent alumni from any accredited undergraduate institution in the US or abroad. It awards scholarships to cover tuition and fees for the scholar's graduate degree program. Applicants should have a high level of achievement as demonstrated by superior grades, academically rigorous courses, and participation in challenging extracurricular activities, especially those demonstrating leadership potential.
- John T. Petters Scholarship The John T. Petters Foundation is a private foundation working to help advance the educational experience of deserving students by providing college scholarships. The foundation focuses its scholarships to support international business study abroad programs.
- Olive W. Garvey Fellowships The Olive W. Garvey Fellowship awards scholarships to outstanding students around the world based on the value and significance of economic and personal liberty. It is awarded based on an essay in which the topic is changed annually. Applicants can include undergraduates, as well as graduate students under the age of 35, and non-tenured junior faculty members.
- Rotary Foundation Academic - Year Ambassadorial Scholarship This scholarship provides funding for one academic year of study in another country. This award is intended to help cover round-trip transportation, tuition, fees, room and board expenses, and some educational supplies. The purpose of the scholarship is to further international understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries. While abroad, scholars serve as ambassadors of goodwill to the people of the host country and give presentations about their homelands. Upon returning home, scholars share the experiences that led to greater understanding of their host countries. Students may apply through the Long Beach Chapter of Rotary International or the rotary chapter in their hometown.