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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
A photography scholarship presented alongside a 350 word or more explanation of the submission
- Criteria: N/A
- Submission Deadline: January 1
- Amount: $1,000
The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity focuses on combating indifference, Intolerance, and injustice through international Dialogues and youth focused programs that promote acceptance, understanding, and equality. The contest submission includes an essay on an assortment of topics, as well as a faculty sponsor.
Criteria: Undergraduate Juniors and Seniors
Submission Deadline: January 21
Amount: $500 - $5000
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
The SAA Historically Underrepresented Groups Scholarship (HUGS) helps increase the number of under-represented minorities obtaining degrees in archaeology.
Criteria: Historically underrepresented minorities in archaeology
Submission Deadline: January 31
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
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
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
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 31
Amount: Varies (student has received $1,000)
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
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: April 10
Amount: $2,000 - $3,000
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 10
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 15, November 15
The Association for Women Geoscientists is providing a scholarship for outstanding female students pursuing a career in paleontology.
Criteria: Exceptional women pursuing undergraduate education in paleontology
Submission Deadline: April 15
This collection of scholarships is provided by the Educational Foundation for Women in Accounting to support the advancement of women in the accounting profession.
Criteria: Female US citizen attending an accredited undergraduate school, pursuing a degree and career in Accounting
Submission Deadline: April 30
The BSN Nursing Scholarship is reserved for full-time students and those majoring 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: April 30
Amount: up to $2,500
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: May 1
Healthgrad.com offers 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
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
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: May 15
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
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: April 16 - May 31
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: January 1 - May 31
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.
Submission Deadline: May 31
Amount: Varies among scholarships
NewSouthWindow is awarding one student who submits an 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
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: June 6
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: June 14
This AWG scholarship program encourages young minority women to pursue an education, and later, a career in the geosciences.
Criteria: Minority Women pursuing an undergraduate degree in geosciences
Submission Deadline: June 30
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
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
“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: Opens August 2020
Amount: Between $5,000 and $15,000 (amount grows by $1,000 each year)
The Kaplan Group is offering a single scholarship reserved for those pursuing 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: August 11
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: August 14
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
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: September 30
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: November 12
SentryOne is offering a scholarship for Spring 2021. Applicant will be required to submit an essay including their personal relationship with data, the impact it's had on their education and how data will be changing in 2020.
Criteria: Be enrolled in college, pursuing a degree in Computer Science, IT, Engineering, Mathematics.
Submission Deadline: November 15
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
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 15 - February 1
Amount: up to $10,000
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: December 31
Amount: Up to $1,000
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: May 4 - December 18
Amount: Up to $1,000