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Current College Students Only

Current College Students Only

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: Currently enrolled full time in post-secondary institution
  • Submission Deadline: January 1
  • Amount: $1,000

SAA Historically Underrepresented Groups Scholarship for Archaeology

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
Amount: $3000

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 Deadline: February 4
Amount: $5,000

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

ORISE - Mental Health Awareness

ORISE is hosting a hands-on challenge for undergraduate students. The challenge is for students to research healthy habits for good mental health, commit to a habit for 21 days and develop an infographic or podcast to discuss the healthy habit and why other students should (or should not) use your method to better their own mental health.

Criteria: Undergraduate students currently enrolled at a college or university who will also be enrolled at a college or university next  year.
Submission Deadline: March 31
Amount: $5,000

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 3.2
Submission Deadline: March 31
Amount: $4,000

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 31
Amount: Varies (student has received $1,000)

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

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: May 31
Amount: $2,000 - $3,000

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 15, December 1
Amount: $1,000

AWG Undergraduate Excellence in Paleontology Award

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
Amount: $1000

The Educational Foundation for Women in Accounting

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
Amount: $1000-$16,000

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 5
Amount: Varies

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

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: May 31
Amount: $5,000

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: April 16 - May 31
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 or a descendant with a minimum GPA of 2.0
Submission Window: February 1 - May 31
Amount: Variable

Green Visionary Scholarship

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
Amount: $1,000

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: June 4
Amount: $5,000

College Movers - Working Student Scholarship

A scholarship for the working student.  The application includes an essay where the applicant chooses one of UniMovers five core values and how that value represents them in both their personal and professional life.

Criteria: Must have worked at some point during their career as a college student
Submission Deadline: June 15 and December 15
Amount: $1,000

AWG Minority Scholarship

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
Amount: $6000

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

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 Deadline: October 15
Amount: Between $5,000 and $15,000 (amount grows by $1,000 each year)

Kaplan Group Annual Scholarship

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
Amount: $1,000

Children of Fallen EMS Scholarship

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
Amount: $5,000

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: September 30
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