Scholarships and Grants: Private/OutsideResources
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Church Related Scholarships
Students are encouraged to check with their local church to see if they offer financial assistance to students attending MVNU.
Graduate Religion Scholarships
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- The Columbus Foundation, Inc.
www.columbusfoundation.org The Foundation offers over 140 scholarships for students in higher education. Donors have established scholarships for students of all walks of life.
- The Community Foundation of Mount Vernon and Knox County
www.mvkcfoundation.org A charitable organization that offers scholarship for students in Knox County.
- Coshocton Foundation
www.coshoctonfoundation.org A charitable organization that offers scholarship for students in Coshocton.
- The George J. Record School Foundation offers scholarship opportunities for students from Ashtabula County. (440) 599-8283
- Holmes County Education Foundation
http://www.hcef.net An organization that assists Holmes County residents pursue further educational opportunities.
- Licking County Foundation
http://www.thelcfoundation.org/scholarships.html A public charitable organization made up of a collection of various funds given by caring individuals, businesses, and organizations that have a common concern for the well-being of the people of Licking County.
- Ohio Nurses Foundation
http://www.ohnurses.org A foundation that provides scholarship funds to traditional nursing students.
- Richland County Foundation
The Foundation has over 30 special scholarship funds that provide the monies to offer the undergraduate college grant program. In addition, the Foundation has special scholarship funds that have been established to provide financial aid for high school students attending St. Peters, students graduating from the Ashland County West Holmes Career Center studying Machining and graduate students studying Library or Information Science.
- The Southern Ohio Agricultural & Community Development Foundation awards scholarships through the Ohio Appalachian Center for Higher Education.
- Wayne County Community Foundation
www.waynecountycommunityfoundation.org A charitable organization that offers scholarships for students in Ohio.
Ohio Community Organizations
- I Know I Can
www.iknowican.org I know I Can is a non-profit organization that gives every qualified Columbus Public School District graduate the opportunity to go to college.
- The Safety Council of Knox County provides a scholarship opportunity to high school seniors who are residents of Knox County and majoring in a safety-related field. Applications are available at the Chamber of Commerce Office in Mount Vernon, Ohio (740-393-1111).
- A Call to College
Thanks to the vision and generosity of Newark High School alumni and friends in Newark, Ohio, a permanent endowment has been established. Income from this endowment will help NHS students attend college, now and in the future.
National Scholarship Searches
- Army Emergency Relief is a private non-profit organization whose mission is to provide financial assistance to Army families with the costs of education.
- Disabled Students: Scholarship Search Database for students who are disabled, non-traditional, veterans, women, minorities, and GLBT: www.lib.msu.edu/harris23/grants/3disable.htm
- Earl F. Morris Memorial Scholarships Four scholarships in the amount of $2,375 each are available for outstanding pre-law students who have financial need to apply. Note that these
awards are for the students' senior year of undergraduate study, not for law school. Read a tribute to Earl Morris.
- Families of Freedom Students who lost a family member from the terrorist attack on September 11 and needs financial assistance to continue their education. For questions and applications contact (877) 862-0136 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- FASTWEB Free search for scholarships, fellowships, and grants.
- Foundation of the National Student Nurses' Association (FNSNA) The Foundation was organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, FNSNA awards scholarships to qualified nursing students.
- Gates Millennium Scholars Financial need grants funded by the Culture Fund awarded to undergraduate college students in all discipline areas and a graduate education for those students pursuing studies in mathematics, science, engineering, education, or library science.
- John Gyles Education Awards are available each year to students in both Canada and the United States. Full American or Canadian citizenship is a requirement. Awards are available to both male and female students for all areas of post-secondary study. The deadline for 2010 is a postmark date of May 1, 2010. Students may receive up to $3000.
- Jack Kent Cooke Foundation helps young people of exceptional promise reach their full potential through education.
- The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation honors Marines by educating their children.
- The National Federation of the Blind offers scholarships to persons who are legally blind.
- National Merit Scholarship Program Privately funded program begun in 1955. High school students begin by taking the PSAT/NMSQT no later than the third year in grades 9 through 12. Visit the National Merit website for further information.
- The NextStudent Scholarship Search Free search for scholarships, fellowships and grants.
- The Sallie Mae 911 Education Fund was created in response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. The scholarship program is open to children of those who were killed or permanently disabled as a result of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.
- Scholaraid Free search for scholarships, fellowships and grants.
- ScholarshipExperts.com Free search for scholarships, fellowships, and grants.
- ScholarshipHunter.com A free and easy scholarship source.
- Scholarships.com Free search for scholarships, fellowships, and grants.
- Scholarship Program Administrators, Inc.
- SchoolSoup.com is a large scholarship database.
- The William D. Squires Educational Foundation, Inc.
http://www.wmd-squires-foundation.org/ The Squires Foundation provides financial assistance in the form of scholarships to students demonstrating financial need. Recipients must also have a clear career goal, academic promise, good character, and a burning desire to complete a higher educational program.
- The Talbots Womenís Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to women who earned their high school diploma or GED at least 10 years ago and who are now seeking a college degree.
- College Scholarships Free online scholarship searches over 40 scholarship databases.
- AfterCollege/AACN Scholarship Fund - Available to support students who are seeking baccalaureate, masters, or doctoral degrees in nursing.
- Funded by Lydiaís Professional Uniforms, the Excellence in Academic Nursing Scholarship - Open to juniors enrolled in traditional four-year baccalaureate nursing programs.
- The Army ROTC Nurse Officer Program - provides scholarship, leadership, and job opportunities to prospective college nursing students.
- CHI Eta Phi Sorority Inc. - Awards $50,000 annually in scholarships at the national, regional, and local levels to minority nursing students.
- ExceptionalNurse.com - Scholarships to qualified students with a disability.
- The Indian Health Service (HIS) - Administers a program to help repay undergraduate and graduate loans of health professional in return for full time clinical service in Indian health programs.
- The National Alaska Native American Indian Nurses Association (NANAINA) - Awards 10 student members enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate nursing program with annual Merit Awards.
- The National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) - Awards $2,000 annually to students earning a masterís degree in a maternal-child nursing program and $1,000 to student members enrolled in any level nursing program, including baccalaureate.
- The National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN) - Offers scholarships for members pursuing a BSN or graduate degree in neonatal nursing or nursing administration.
- The National Black Nurses Association (NBNA) - Offers a variety of scholarships, including the Student Nurse of the Year award to an NBNA member in pursuit of a baccalaureate or other advanced nursing degree.
- The National Student Nursesí Association - Offers a scholarship program for undergraduates.
- Newcomer Funeral Homes & Crematories - Newcomer Funeral Homes across the country have offered a $1000.00 scholarship to qualified nursing students. The scholarship is open to any college or high school student pursuing a nursing or pre-nursing course of study. The student must be a resident of a community served by a Newcomer Funeral Home. To see if you are a member of a community served by Newcomer Funeral Home, please see the website. If the applicant is a college student, they must be enrolled for the 2011-2012 school year. Applications can be downloaded or filled out from our website: http://www.newcomerfamily.com/scholarship/. All applications should be submitted to your local Newcomer Funeral Home by January 31, 2011 with scholarships to be awarded in the spring.
- The Nurse Loan Repayment and Scholarship Program - administered by The Division of Nursing at HRSA, is available for registered nurses. Participants must serve at a health facility in an underserved area to receive loan repayments.
- The Oncology Nursing Society Foundation - awards academic scholarships specifically for students pursuing bachelorís degrees.
- Johnson & Johnsonís Discover Nursing Web Site - has an extensive nursing scholarship search feature.
- MinorityNurse.com - maintains a listing of scholarship and fellowship money for students pursuing undergraduate or graduate work in nursing.
- Sigma Theta Tau International - offers a list of scholarships available through a variety of organizations.
- The Health Careers Scholarship Program - All eligible full-time undergraduate students majoring in a healthcare related field, entering their Junior or Senior year in the Fall of 2009 are encouraged to apply.
Study Abroad Scholarships
- Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship - Offers a competition for awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving federal Pell Grant funding at a 2-year or 4-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide.
- Freeman Ė Asia Award Designed to support American undergraduates with demonstrated financial need who are planning to study overseas in East or Southeast Asia.
- The US-Japan Bridging Foundation Awards scholarships to US undergraduate students to study for one semester or academic year in Japan. The Foundation aims to expand the opportunities for study abroad in Japan to help prepare America's young people to assume future global leadership roles. Students must be accepted in a program in Japan, and provide the tuition. The scholarship recipients, chosen by a volunteer committee, are usually between $2,500-$4,000 and are meant to provide for travel and daily cost-of-living expenses.
- The National Security Education Program (NESP) David L. Boren Scholarships Offers a unique opportunity for U.S. undergraduates to study abroad. NSEP awards scholarships to American students for study of world regions critical to U.S. interests (including Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin American & the Caribbean, and the Middle East). The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.
- Mount Vernon Rotary Club Ambassadorial Scholarships The first scholarship, the Ambassadorial Scholarship, is worth $24,000 for a student who wishes to study abroad. The second scholarship, the Cultural Ambassadorial Scholarship, is for a shorter period of time and intended for someone who will most likely live with a host family. (Value $11,000-$16,000 for 3-6 months).
- American Indian College Fund - Nonprofit fund supporting more than 6,000 students with needed scholarship, endowment and operating monies.
- Black Excel - Information for African-American students about college finances.
- Hispanic College Fund - Target Hispanic students planning degrees in business or technology related fields and demonstrate academic excellence and leadership.
- Minority Scholarship Resources through Financial Aid
- Scholarship Search Database for students who are disabled, non-traditional, veterans, women, minorities, and GLBT: www.lib.msu.edu/harris23/grants/3disable.htm
- United Negro College Fund - A charitable organization that offers scholarships and fellowships for African-American students and faculty who attend colleges and universities in the United States
- The National Alaska Native American Indian Nurses Association (NANAINA) - awards 10 student members enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate nursing program with annual Merit Awards.
- The National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) - awards $2,000 annually to students earning a masterís degree in a maternal-child nursing program and $1,000 to student members enrolled in any level nursing program, including baccalaureate.
- The National Black Nurses Association (NBNA) - offers a variety of scholarships, including the Student Nurse of the Year award to an NBNA member in pursuit of a baccalaureate or other advanced nursing degree.
- MinorityNurse.com - maintains a listing of scholarship and fellowship money for students pursuing undergraduate or graduate work in nursing.
- CHI Eta Phi Sorority Inc. - awards $50,000 annually in scholarships at the national, regional, and local levels to minority nursing students.
Students in Foster Care
- Orphan Foundation of America - Provides scholarships to students who have been in foster care or were adopted after their 16th birthday.
- The Ohio Education and Training Voucher program - Provides state assistance up to $5000 per year for students in Foster Care attending an Institution of Higher Education. This is on a first come, first serve basis so it is important to get your application in early!
- College Scholarships for Foster Youth - The National Foster Parent Association (NFPA) offers a scholarship designed to help foster students pay for education beyond the high school years at any college or university. Applicants must be current high school seniors, must give the NFPA cost information on the college or university they plan to attend, and must have been accepted by said college or university before receiving NFPA funding. Additionally, all recipients of this award must submit a short essay (topic given) along with their applications. Scholarship amounts vary.
Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation
Vocational Rehabilitation funding may be available to persons with various types of physical disabilities. Please check with your state of permanent residence for eligibility requirements.