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Make sure to look carefully at the criteria and deadline for each scholarship and, if you think you might be eligible for a scholarship click the link to be brought to their website for more information. Scholarships are listed by submission deadline.

Disclaimer: The Outside Scholarship page is provided as a service to our students and is not a comprehensive list of all outside scholarships. The Office of Financial Aid maintains the accuracy of the listed scholarship information to the best of our ability but cannot guarantee the authenticity of every scholarship or the accuracy or timeliness of information found on any of the links. A scholarship’s inclusion on our page is in no way an endorsement of the scholarship. Please use caution when applying for any outside scholarship.

* Links in crimson are scholarships received by Coe students in past years


Anchell International Documentary Photography Scholarship
A photography scholarship presented alongside a 350 word or more explanation of the submission

  • Criteria: N/A
  • Submission Deadline: January 1
  • Amount: $1,000

PromoCodeWatch Smart Spender Scholarship
PromoCodeWatch offers a scholarship each semester to one student who submits an essay of 1,000-1,500 words on the topic listed on their website.

  • Criteria: Be a permanent resident of the U.S.
  • Submission Window: September 1 - January 9
  • Amount: $2,000

Microsoft Diversity Scholarship
A scholarship for students underrepresented in the STEM field

  • Criteria: Student in STEM or computer science with a minimum 3.0 GPA out of 4
  • Submission Deadline: January 26
  • Amount: Partial or full tuition for a year

BMI Future Jazzmaster Scholarship
A scholarship awarded to rising Jazz stars pursuing an advanced degree in Jazz or related majors, involving 3 recordings of recent performances(BMI foundation will have the rights to license winning compositions)

  • Criteria: Age 17-24, attending a US College Full-time
  • Submission Window: February 1
  • Amount: $5,000

Versitas Education Scholarship
This annual scholarship is offered to a student who best answers the question listed on their website in 400 words or less.

  • Criteria: Have a minimum GPA of 2.7, be enrolled in the study of business administration, human resources, management, business & MBA, or adult education
  • Submission Deadline: February 1
  • Amount: $1,000

The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation
Potential Truman Scholars are required to submit three letters of recommendation and an Institutional Nomination form; both are easily found on their website. You must be nominated, therefore, by either a faculty member or by a Truman Nomination Committee at your college. Between 55 and 65 new Truman Scholars are chosen each year.

  • Criteria: Be nominated by a faculty member or Truman Nomination Committee, Have a desire to improve the way government agencies, nonprofit organizations, or educational institutions serve the public.
  • Submission Deadline: February 7
  • Amount: Unknown

AFCEA ROTC Scholarships
A number of scholarships for distinguished ROTC members interested in STEM fields

  • Criteria: Minimum 3.0 GPA with requirements depending on the scholarship
  • Submission Deadline: February 22
  • Amount: Scholarship amounts depending on the scholarship

Motivis Learning Aspiring Educator Scholarship
Motivis Learning wants to award an aspiring educator who explains in less than 800 words how they plan to “change the world through education”.

  • Criteria: be at least 18 years old, be enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate program (Education majors preferred)
  • Submission Deadline: February 28
  • Amount: $10,000

SnowPak Business Scholarship
A scholarship for business students, requiring a resume and cover letter

  • Criteria: Studying in a business related field
  • Submission Window: February 28
  • Amount: $3,000

I Heart My School Scholarship
ABODO is offering a scholarship twice a year to students who write an essay with no more than 1000 words describing the five things you love most about your school.

  • Criteria: Be at least 18 years old
  • Submission Deadlines: February 28, October 31
  • Amount: $500

Stars Scholarship Fund
This fund has clear details about all steps in the scholarship application process, including the application period, review period, and recipient selection period. Scholarships, however, are available only to those permanently residing in 1 of 31 specified northwestern and southern Texas counties. Recipients are chosen on the basis of GPA, currently earned undergraduate credits, and financial need.

  • Criteria: Be from 1 of 31 Texas counties listed on the scholarship webpage, Be of sophomore-year standing or above, GPA of at least 2.7
  • Submission Window: January 1 - March 1
  • Amount: Varies (student has received $1,000)

BSN Nursing Scholarship
The BSN Nursing Scholarship is reserved for full-time students and thosemajoring in nursing. (Note: There are also many other scholarships reserved for Genesis employees and/or dependents of Genesis employees.)

  • Criteria: Must be majoring in nursing
  • Submission Deadline: March 27 (other scholarship deadlines vary)
  • Amount: $10,000

ASCO Scholarship Program
This is a merit-based award and is given to two engineering students pursuing careers in automation-related disciplines. In addition to the scholarship, $1,000 grants are awarded to the engineering departments of the colleges in which the winners are enrolled. Scholarship recipients may also be eligible for an ASCO internship.

  • Criteria: Have completed your sophomore year in a bachelor’s degree program or enrolled in a graduate program
  • Submission Deadline: March 31
  • Amount: $5,000

OppU Achievers Scholarship
OppLoans offers four scholarship awards throughout the year to students who have demonstrated outstanding achievement. To apply, students must submit a short essay responding to the prompt listed on their website in 750 words or less.

  • Criteria: Have a GPA of at least 3.0, be a U.S. citizen
  • Submission Deadline: March 31, June 30, September 30, December 31
  • Amount: $2,500

HomeLight Scholarship
HomeLight wants to support students who have a passion for improving the world of real estate in one way or another. This scholarship is offered every semester to students who are interested in designing homes, building homes, placing people in homes, combating homelessness, or studying the housing market. To apply, students must submit a short piece of writing that answers the questions listed on their website.

  • Criteria: Be pursuing a graduate or undergraduate degree
  • Submission Deadline: April 1, November 15
  • Amount: $1,000

Nick Adenhart Memorial Scholarship
The Kernels foundation is offering this annual scholarship in honor of the late pitcher Nick Adenhart. They are seeking to award a student is a great teammate, demonstrates hard work and determination, and has a clear vision of their career goal. An application can be found on their website.

  • Criteria: Must have played an organized sport in the last two years
  • Submission Deadline: April 14
  • Amount: $1,000

AFCEA STEM Scholarships
A STEM scholarship for students interested in Cyber Security, Intelligence and Homeland Security-related disciplines.

  • Criteria: Must be in a majoring in a STEM field related to Cyber Security, Intelligence and Homeland Security-related disciplines, and have a current GPA of 3.0
  • Submission Deadline: April 20
  • Amount: Scholarship amounts determined by financial need

Albertson & Davidson, LLP Scholarship
The attorneys at Albertson & Davidson, LLP created this scholarship essay contest in order to help one student out with the financial aid burden of college. To apply, a 500 word essay response to a prompt listed on their website is required.

  • Criteria: Be currently attending or planning on attending an accredited U.S. college or university
  • Submission Deadline: April 26
  • Amount: $2,500

HealthLine and NORD Stronger Scholarship
This scholarship is dedicated to the advancement of rare and chronic diseases, either through research, patient advocacy, raising awareness, or community building, awarded to students who are making an impact on rare and chronic diseases.

  • Criteria: US citizen, current Junior or Senior, with a minimum 3.0 GPA, demonstrating a connection to a rare or chronic disease
  • Submission Window: March 1 - May 1
  • Amount: $5,000

HealthGrad.com Leadership Scholarship
This bi-annual award of offered each fall and spring by HealthGrad.com. It is a merit-based scholarship that is awarded to a student who is pursuing a degree in healthcare. To apply, students must submit an essay between 800 and 1,000 words answering a question posted on their website.

  • Criteria: Be enrolled in a health related program, have a minimum GPA of 3.2, be involved in extracurricular activities
  • Submission Deadline: May 1, November 1
  • Amount: $2,000

MyPrivatetutor Essay Scholarship
MyPrivateTutor is awarding two students who write an article of 700 to 1,200 words describing a time where they were able to tutor someone and help them solve a problem related to educational or vocational efficiency.

  • Criteria: Be enrolled in college
  • Submission Deadline: May 9
  • Amount: $1,500

NURSE Corps Scholarship Program
The Health Resources and Services Administration offers this scholarship annually to students in exchange for a minimum two-year full-time service commitment (or part-time equivalent) at an eligible service health care facility with a critical shortage of nurses. A monthly stipend is also awarded in addition to the scholarship award. Scholarship winners are chosen based on several selection factors including their academic performance and their response to essay questions.

  • Criteria: Be enrolled in a nursing degree program, be a U.S. Citizen or a national or lawful permanent resident
  • Submission Deadline: May 11
  • Amount: Varies

Citrix RightSignature Signature Stories Scholarship
Citrix RightSignature is offering three scholarships, for a total of $10,000 in awards, to students who display individuality and personal integrity. To apply, an essay between 600 and 800 words on the topic presented on their website must be submitted.

  • Criteria: Be currently enrolled in a U.S. university, trade school, or college
  • Submission Deadline: May 15
  • Amount: Up to $5,000

Global Teletherapy Academic Excellence Award
Global Teletherapy is offering a merit-based scholarship to one student who writes a 2,000 word essay that answers the prompt listed on their website.

  • Criteria: Be enrolled in college, have a minimum GPA of 3.0, be in good academic standing
  • Submission Deadline: May 15
  • Amount: $1,000

Crystal Group Innovation
Crystal Group offers this scholarship to two students each year.  To apply, students must prepare an essay of 500-800 words on a topic listed on the application. An application can be downloaded from their website.

  • Criteria: Be pursuing a degree in Business, Engineering, or a related major, have a minimum GPA of 3.0, have completed at least 60 semester hours
  • Submission Window: March 9 – May 19
  • Amount: $1,000

Cornall Design Scholarship
In order to apply for this scholarship, students must either write an essay of up to 1,000 words or record a 2-3 minute video discussing a prompt given of their website.

  • Criteria: GPA of 2.5 or higher, Be between the ages of 18 and 25, be in a field of study related to design of any sort
  • Submission Deadline: May 21
  • Amount: $1,000

American Indian College Fund Scholarship
An annual scholarship available to outstanding students of a federally recognized tribe

  • Criteria: Registered as a member of an American Indian Tribe with a minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Submission Window: 1January - May 31
  • Amount: Variable

Ampronix College Scholarship
Submit a 500 to 800 word essay answering three questions about your college, field of study, and volunteer history

  • Criteria: US resident with 20+ volunteer hours
  • Submission Window: May 31
  • Amount: $1,000, $750, or $500

First United Methodist Church Scholarships
The First United Methodist Church is offering several different scholarships to students who are active in their church. Though scholarship requirements vary, students can complete a common application found on their webpage.

  • Criteria: None
  • Submission Deadline: May 31
  • Amount: Varies among scholarships

American Red Cross
Up to three scholarships will be awarded to graduate or undergraduate nursing majors who have volunteered with a Red Cross Unit in the past five years. Applicants are required to submit an application and proof of both volunteer work and status as a nursing student.

  • Criteria: Be pursuing a degree in nursing, Have volunteered at a Red Cross Unit in the past five years
  • Submission Deadline: Mid-May
  • Amount: $3,000

NOGLSTP Out to Innovate Scholarship
An annual scholarship for LGBTQIA+ students pursuing fields of study in STEM

  • Criteria: 3.0 GPA, completion of two years of post-high school education, and a major in STEM
  • Submission Deadline: First Saturday of June
  • Amount: $5,000

Green Visionary Scholarship
NewSouthWindow is awarding one student who submits am essay between 1,000 and 1,500 words in length answering the prompt listed on their website. Essays must be mailed.

  • Criteria: Be a full-time student seeking a degree in marketing, business management, sales, or related field, have a minimum GPA of 3.5
  • Submission Deadline: June 1
  • Amount: $1,000

Personality Type Scholarship
This merit based scholarship is offered by Typology Central and is awarded to two different students who are interested in the study or application of personality type. In order to apply, an essay of at least 1,000 words on the topic of personality type systems must be submitted.

  • Criteria: Have completed at least 15 credit hours
  • Submission Deadline: June 23
  • Amount: $2,000

Mattressify Half Yearly Scholarship Program
Mattressify wants help bring science out of the classroom and into the real world and to support innovation. To do so, they are offering an award to a student who submits an essay of 1,000 to 2,000 words answering the prompt listed on their website.

  • Criteria: Be pursuing a graduate or undergraduate degree
  • Submission Deadline: June 30
  • Amount: $1,000

Community Volunteer Scholarship
Dealhack awards one student annually who demonstrates outstanding volunteer involvement in their community. To apply, students need to describe their community involvement and provide at least one reference.

  • Criteria: Be in good standing at a college or university, exemplify outstanding community volunteer involvement
  • Submission Deadline: June 30
  • Amount: $1,500

Czech Heritage Foundation Scholarship
The Czech Heritage Foundation is awarding this scholarship to a student who shows academic achievement, financial need, support of Czech/Slovak Heritage, and good character. Descriptions of support for your heritage, multiple reference letters, as well as other items, must be mailed along with the application.

  • Criteria: Live within 100 miles of Cedar Rapids, have Czech/Slovak ancestry, have completed at  least one year as a full time post-secondary student or accumulated at least 28 post-secondary credits
  • Submission Deadline: July 1
  • Amount: Unknown

Kaplan Group Annual Scholarship
The Kaplan Group is offering a single scholarship reserved for thosepursuing a degree in economics, business, or finance. To apply, answer one of two essay topics listed on their website and email it to The Kaplan Group Scholarship email.

  • Criteria: Be pursuing a degree in business, economics, or finance.
  • Submission Deadline: July 26
  • Amount: $1,000

Asbestos Scholarship
Environmental Litigation Group is awarding three scholarships to students whose lives have been affected by a family member’s battle with cancer. To apply, students must submit an essay of 500-1,500 words that answers the question posted on their website.

  • Criteria: Be at least 18 years old, have a minimum GPA of 3.0, have an immediate family member who has battled cancer
  • Submission Deadline: July 31
  • Amount: Up to $5,000

Children’s Scholarship Fund
The MedEvac Foundation is awarding this scholarship to two students: one for a child who has a lost a parent in an air medical transport accident and one for child who has lost a parent in a critical care ground transport accident.

  • Criteria: Be a former dependent of an air or ground medical transport crewmember or patient that lost their life or were seriously injured in an air medical accident
  • Submission Deadline: July 31
  • Amount: $5,000

Room to Travel Study Abroad Scholarship
AllTheRooms.com is looking to help students who are planning on studying abroad. All that is needed to apply is an essay of 600-800 words that explains what inspires you to travel and what you hope to gain from the experience.

  • Criteria: Be enrolled in or have plans to enroll in a study abroad program
  • Submission Deadline: August 1
  • Amount: $1,000

WalletHacks Financial Freedom Scholarship
WalletHacks is awarding one scholarship to a student who submits an essay of between 1,000 and 2,000 words that answers the questions listed on their website.

  • Criteria: Be a full-time student at an accredited two or four year college or university
  • Submission Window: February 1 – August 1
  • Amount: 1,000

Creative Biolabs Scholarship Program
Creative Biolabs is looking to support higher education in the medical and science related fields. They offer scholarships once a semester to a student who submits an essay of at least 600 words that answers the prompt listed on their website.

  • Criteria: Majoring in a science related field, minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Scholarship Deadline: August 15
  • Amount: $1,000

Devconhomesecurity Scholarship
Devconhomesecurity.com offers this annual scholarship to students with an interest in the study of online marketing. To apply, students must submit an application as well as an essay of less than 1,000 words, via e-mail.

  • Criteria: Be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student, have a minimum GPA of 3.0, be at least 18 years old
  • Submission Deadline: August 15
  • Amount: $2,500

Reputation Resolutions Scholarship
Reputation Resolutions is looking to help entrepreneurs by offering this scholarship to one student who has a passion for entrepreneurship. To apply for this scholarship, students must write a 750-1,500 word article on the topic of entrepreneurship and get it published somewhere on the internet. An online application can be found on their website.

  • Criteria: Be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident of the U.S.
  • Submission Deadline: August 15
  • Amount: $1,000

American Indian Science and Engineering Society Scholarship
A scholarship for graduate students of Native American Descent, interested in the STEM field including a paid internship with Intel.

  • Criteria: 3.0 GPA, tribal member or descendant, pursuing STEM as a graduate student
  • Submission Deadline: August 25
  • Amount: $10,000

Rxight Scholarship
MD Labs awards its annual pharmacy scholarships twice a year to graduate students and current college students who are planning a career in pharmacy. On online application is available on their website.

  • Criteria: Have a minimum GPA of 3.5, be a U.S. Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, DACA or Eligible Non-Citizen
  • Submission Deadline: April 1, September 1
  • Amount: $1,000

Welding Stars Scholarship
Welding Stars offers an annually scholarship to the student who completes a 1,000-word essay based on one of several topics listed on their website. This is to aid in a welding, marketing, or engineering education.

  • Criteria: Be enrolled in a school or college/university.
  • Submission Deadline: September 30
  • Amount: $1,000

Mr. Dumpster Rental Entrepreneur Scholarship Program
Mr. Dumpster Rental offers one scholarship award each semester. Scholarships are awarded based on merit.

  • Criteria: Have completed at least one full year of college, have a GPA of a t least 3.0
  • Submission Deadline: July 1, November 1
  • Amount: $1,000

Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship
The Veterans of Foreign Wars offers multiple scholarships two times every year to qualified service members and veterans. Applicants may reapply each semester regardless of previous award or denial. An online application can be found of the VFW website.

  • Criteria: Be retired, honorably discharged, active duty, or a member of the National Guard or Reserve, Have completed Basic Training and follow-on training, Demonstrate a need for financial assistance
  • Submission Window: January 1 – April 30, August 1 – November 15
  • Amount: Up to$5,000

Bella Ballroom Excellence in Performing Arts Scholarship
Students must submit a 2-minute video, showcasing their skills in their relative performance art. You must also submit a short essay that discusses how your pursuit toward excellence in an individual area of performance art impacts the world and yourself.

  • Criteria: Be studying dance, music, theater, performing arts, or related field, GPA of at least 3.0
  • Submission Deadline: November 15
  • Amount: $1,000

PowerScout Smart Energy Home Scholarship
PowerScout if offering this scholarship to two students annually. To apply applicants must write an essay of approximately 1,000 words and/or create a video of approximately two minutes in length about a clean tech topic of their own choice.

  • Criteria: Have a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Submission Deadline: November 30
  • Amount: $1,000

Axon Optics Migraine Story Scholarship
Axon Optics is offering this multimedia scholarship with the hope of helping a student who suffers from migraine attacks. To apply, students must submit either an essay of a maximum of 300 words, a video of less than 1 minute, or an image of some kind on the migraine related topic listed on their website.

  • Criteria: Be a full time student
  • Submission Deadline: November 30
  • Amount: $1,000

The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance Scholarship
The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance awards one scholarship per semester to a current undergraduate or graduate student who has battled cancer personally, or who has a family member or close friend who has battled cancer. Applicants must submit a short application as well as an essay or video clip about their experiences.

  • Criteria: GPA of at least 3.0
  • Submission Deadline: March 31 or December 1
  • Amount: $4,000

Scholarships for Women Studying Information Security
A scholarship for women getting an education in a Computer science and Security field, involving the writing of an essay on their interest in Information Security

  • Criteria: Pursuing a field related to Information Security
  • Submission Window: December 5 - February 1
  • Amount: up to $10,000

Offers.com Scholarship
Offers.com is offering a scholarship to a student who writes an essay of 400-600 words explaining the best way to save money as a college student. Entrants must also tweet at Offers.com their shorthand answer to the question.

  • Criteria: Be at least 18 years old and a US citizen or permanent resident
  • Submission Deadline: December 13
  • Amount: $2,500

Scholarship America's Dream Award
“Scholarship America’s Dream Award is a renewable scholarship fund targeted toward completion. Awards are given to students who are entering their second year or higher of education beyond high school. The scholarships will grow in amount each year.” Awards are granted on the basis of community leadership, volunteerism, and overcoming adversity

  • Criteria: GPA of at least 3.0, Demonstrate financial aid
  • Submission Window: December 15
  • Amount: Between $5,000 and $15,000 (amount grows by $1,000 each year)

Unpakt College Scholarship
Unpakt.com is offering this scholarship to both college students and recent graduates. To apply, you must submit an essay of less than 500 words describing where you plan to move once you finish your education and why.

  • Criteria: Be a current college student or recent college graduate
  • Submission Window: January 1 – December 15
  • Amount: Up to $1,000

Hooked To Books Scholarship
Hooked To Books is offering this annual scholarship to college students who submit an essay of 500 to 2,000 words in length, answering the prompt listed on their website.

  • Criteria: Be enrolled in a college program
  • Submission Window: February 15 – December 20
  • Amount: Up to $1,000

Lendza Better Than A Loan Scholarship
The Lendza.com Scholarship awards a scholarship to one college student who displays a noticeable spark of entrepreneurial spirit. An essay of no more than 500 words on a topic listed on the Lendza website is required to apply.

  • Criteria: Be 18 or older
  • Submission Deadline: December 31
  • Amount: $2,000

DocuTAP Scholarship Program
DocuTAP is awarding five scholarships to students who are interested in the future of healthcare technology. To apply, students must submit an essay of 500 to 800 words on the topic listed on their website.

  • Criteria: Be at least 18 years old, be in good academic standing
  • Submission Deadline: December 31
  • Amount: $1,000

Future of Assisted Living Scholarship
SeniorAdvisor.com offers this annual scholarship to three students who submit an essay between 500 and 750 words. Essay prompts can be found on their website.

  • Criteria: Be enrolled in an associate’s, bachelor’s, or graduate’s degree program
  • Submission Deadline: December 31
  • Amount: $2,000

Content Marketing Scholarship
Louder.Online offers this scholarship award annually to one student who has a passion for web business and digital marketing. To apply, students must submit a response of less than 500 words that answers the prompt listed on their website.

  • Criteria: Be pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Business, Marketing E-Marketing, or IT, have completed at least one full year
  • Submission Deadline: December 31
  • Amount: $2,000

Neighborhoods.com Neighborhood Involvement Scholarship
Neighborhoods.com offers this scholarship to one student annually. To apply, students must submit an essay of 700-1,000 words discussing their experience with neighborhood involvement and the role their neighborhood played in shaping who they are.  Applicants are chosen based on their essay response as well as on their academic achievements.

  • Criteria: Have a GPA of at least 3.5
  • Submission Deadline: December 31
  • Amount: $2,000