Outside Scholarships

Ashland University intends to give students who receive an outside scholarship the maximum benefit possible. Students are required to report to the Financial Aid Office, in writing, the name of the scholarship and the amount awarded for each academic year as soon as the student becomes aware of his/her eligibility for the outside award. The outside grant or scholarship will be added to the other aid the student is entitled to, as long as total financial aid does not exceed a student’s need or cost of attendance.

Your outside scholarship search for the following academic year should start in the fall. Some helpful websites for national scholarship searches are www.finaid.org, www.fastweb.com and www.collegeboard.com. You should also check with your hometown’s Chamber of Commerce, Education Foundations, City Hall or even with your high school’s guidance counselor to learn about local sources of funding. Below is a list of outside scholarship sources that have been sent to Ashland University to disseminate to our students.

Outside Scholarships Finder

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Zonta Club of Sandusky Area - is offering a $500 scholarship to an
Erie County female student. The scholarship is restricted to the
non-traditional student returning to an accredited institute of higher
learning after a period of time in which her formal education was
interrupted. Minimum age for application is 23. Interested candidates
must complete an application and short essay. For further information
and/or an application, contact Diane McNutt at 419-433-4057. Receipt
deadline for completed applications is July 31.
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Learn more at:  http://www.signal.co/your-journey-ahead-scholarship-signal/

There’s a saying that goes “Life is a journey, not a destination.”  That is, we’re shaped by the journeys that we embark on more so than where we actually end up, with both our past and future journeys shaping the choices that we make today.

At Signal, we use marketing and technology data to help our clients’ businesses map and improve their customers’ journey, rather than just focusing on the bottom line of what they bought at a store. And as you begin your college journey, we want to hear about what in your past has led you to this path, and what you think your college journey will mean for your future.

To help facilitate your college path in technology, marketing, and/or entrepreneurship, Signal is pleased to offer two undergraduate students in these fields a scholarship prize. The winner will receive $1,500, and the runner-up will receive $500 to use towards your college education journey as you study technology, marketing, and/or entrepreneurship.

To apply for our scholarship, please write a 500+ word essay detailing the legs of your journey, so to speak. How has your life up until now prepared you for college? How do you think college will change your future path? Are there any roadblocks you’ve had to overcome, and if so, how did they affect your journey? Looking further down the line, how will college prepare you for the journey towards your desired career?

Feeling creative? Take a photo or create a slideshow that shows how your journey has shaped you- it’s not required, but these extra efforts are more likely to catch our eye when we’re choosing our scholarship winners!

Submit your essay and any accompanying image files to scholarship@signal.co with the subject line “Signal Scholarship Entry.” Signal’s team will choose the winners after the deadline and announce them on The Beacon blog.  No payment or purchase required to entry

The Fine Print

To apply for the scholarship, applicant must be a student currently enrolled at a 2-year or 4-year college or university,  recognized by the U.S. Department of Education,  in the United States.

Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors

  • Applicant must have a cumulative college grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale and be enrolled full-time at an accredited 2-year or 4-year college or university in the United States for Fall 2014.
  • Applicant must use the scholarship toward undergraduate program (i.e. Graduate and Masters programs not eligible).
  • Applicants must be studying or planning to study the fields of technology, marketing, and/or entrepreneurship.
  • If the applicant or the applicant’s parent/legal guardian is employed by Signal at the time of award, the student is not eligible for the scholarship. Eligibility of finalists will be verified before winners are selected.

 Description of Scholarship Funds

The selected winner will receive a one-time $1,500 educational scholarship (runner-up will receive a $500 award) to be applied to qualified expenses, including graduate and undergraduate tuition, fees, books and on-campus room and board for the 2014-2015 academic year. Funds are provided by Signal. Payments issued by Signal are made payable to the student’s approved college or university and mailed after 2/1/2015 directly to the accredited college or university last designated by the student.

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Youngstown Alumnae Panhellenic is offering a $1500 scholarship for the 2014-15 school year to an undergraduate who is an active member of a National Panhellenic Conference Sorority. 

Applicant must be:

  • a full-time sophomore, junior, or non-graduating senior woman
  • resides in Mahoning, Trumbull, or Columbiana County in the state of Ohio

Award will be based on:

  • financial need
  • leadership
  • sorority participation

Deadline to Apply:  April 1, 2014

Application can be downloaded from website http://youngstownalumnaepanhellenic.weebly.com/scholarship.html.

Mail completed application and other requested documentations to:

Chris Grabert

7728 Silver Fox Drive

Youngstown, OH  44512

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This $1,000 scholarship is offered by the Samaritan Hospital Foundation. It is open to a graduating high school senior accepted in to a college/university offering an accredited nursing program, with the intent of pursuing an RN degree. Scholarships are available to residents of Ashland County or employees of Samaritan Regional Helath System (and their dependents)or Applications are due by April 29th and are available in the Financial Aid Office.

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Deadline:  December 14, 2014 and awarded by December 19, 2014.

Requirements:  600-1000 word essay:  Clearly outline three keys to successfully balancing parenthood, working, and excelling in school.

Eligibility:  Criteria listed 

  • Is a full or part-time student who is in an accredited U.S. post-secondary educational institution (including, but not limited to, college, university or trade school, or similarly accredited program) with a current cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher at that institution; and
  • Has worked an average of at least twelve (12) hours for each of the previous four (4) weeks at the time of applying; and
  • Is a residential parent of at least one minor child; and
  • Is a legal resident of the United States of America; and
  • Is currently enrolled and furthering his or her education at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution or program; and
  • Is eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of applying; and
  • Completes and submits the official Application form within the relevant periods for the periodic scholarships to be awarded.

Scholarship Amount:  $1,000

Application found on their website http://www.job-applications.com/scholarships/ .





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Wooster Community Hospital is offering a Senior RN Student Scholarship Program for BSN students graduating in 2014 for expenses between $2,000-$6,000.


For more information contact:

Loraine Frank-Lightfoot, DNP, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, Chief Nursing Officer at 330-263-8138 or online www.woosterhospital.org or email jmurphy@wchosp.org

Deadline:  December 31, 2013



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Learn more by going to:  http://www.whistlerpremier.com/scholarship

Annual $500 Scholarship Award From Whistler Premier


Whistler Premier, one of British Columbia's finest resorts wishes to expand their marketing of their vacation packages such as their Spring Stay Specials. The goal is to make the resort a first choice in vacation destinations for US and Canadian visitors.

The Challenge

Write a unique, creative essay of a minimum of 700 words that can be used as a promotion for Whistler Premier in British Columbia as a vacation destination. Students may choose to compose an essay on one of these two topics:

  • Describe how you would effectively market a vacation rental property in Whistler, British Columbia.
  • Describe 5 local attractions, sight-seeing and entertainment venues in Whistler, British Columbia.

The Reward

A $500 scholarship will be awarded to the student submitting the most creative and well written entry. Whistler Premier's panel of Executives will judge the entries for originality as well as creativity.

The winning essay writer may also be given the opportunity to interview for a position in Whistler Premier's marketing division. The position possible may be full time for a student graduating within a year or for underclassman student, an internship may be possible.

What is Required

Entries will be judged based on how well instructions were followed, including the 700 word minimum, creativity, clear presentation of the topic and originality.

Who is Eligible

All US and Canadian, high school, university and college students are eligible to enter. Each student entering may enter only one time.

If all or part of an entry is found to be plagiarized, the entry will be immediately disqualified. Whistler Premier will become the sole owner of all entries and none will be returned to entrants. It is not necessary to make a purchase or pay a fee to enter.

Whistler Premier will pay the award by check directly to the college or university the student attends to be applied to his or her tuition payment.

When is the Deadline

August 15th, 2014 12:00 PM CST, Anually.

Entries submitted after the deadline will not be considered.

How Entries are to be Submitted

Entries are to be emailed to scholarship@whistlerpremier.com. Entries may be attached as a MS Word doc if student uses a PC or a TextEdit file for students using a Mac computer.

Please be sure to include all required information with the entry or disqualification may result.

Submissions must include the following:

  • Name
  • Email Address
  • Street Address
  • City
  • State or Province
  • Zip or Postal Code
  • Phone Number
  • Name of College or University student is attending along with its address, student's major and the date student expects to graduate.

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Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident of the United States.
  • Must be the dependent of an associate (employee) of any division of Walmart who has been actively employed with Walmart for at least six consecutive months as of March 14, 2014. Dependents of Walmart Board of Directors and dependents of Walmart officers (vice president and above) are not eligible to apply.
  • Must be a high school or home school senior graduating or earning a GED between August 1, 2013 and July 31, 2014.
  • Must have financial need and be able to demonstrate the need with required documents. (Note: Students with other funds that pay entirely for tuition, books, fees, and on-campus room and board are ineligible.)

Application Deadline: March 14, 2014

Go to website for application and more details:  https://walmart.scholarsapply.org/dependent/

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Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital - Scholarships of up to $1,000 each for
students in the allied health fields. Must be a resident in the
Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital service area, officially accepted into an
accredited nursing or allied health program. Contact Public Relations at
330-334-2976 or 1-800-828-1789, extension 2976 for an application
packet. Deadline for receipt of completed applications is June 10.

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The Virginia M. Wagner Educational Grant honors the effort and scholarship of a woman who is attending a college or university to earn a bachelors, masters, or doctoral degree. Awards range up to $3000. Applicants must be a resident of Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, or Wisconsin. Applicants are judged according to effort towards education, scholarship, extra-curricular activities, need, and general impression. Applications are due by January 15th and are available in the Financial Aid Office.

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USA Funds Access to Education Scholarships will award renewable
scholarships to students with financial need. They plan to award up to 3
million in new scholarships to full-time and half-time undergrads and
full-time graduates as long as the student remains continuously enrolled
and maintains a 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Program details and
applications also are available by visiting www.usafunds.org.
Or you may fax an application request with the students name and
mailing address to CSFA at 1-888-546-4107. Applications will be accepted
online beginning Dec 15 through Feb 15.

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Us Bank is offering 40 $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors and college undergraduates. Winners are selected in a random drawing. Applications will be accepted through March 30th. Apply online at www.usbank.com/scholarship.

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UNCF/Merck Science Initiative Scholarships & Fellowships

The UNCF Merck Science Initiative is an innovative approach that creates opportunities in the biological, chemical, and engineering sciences for African American students throughout the country.  You can apply online at http://umsi.uncf.org/applyonline  by December 5. 

Contact information:  Phone 202-810-0331; Fax 202-234-0225; or Email uncfmerck@uncf.org

Undergraduates can receive up to $25,000 in Science Research scholarships with internship, mentoring and networking opportunities.  Eligibility criteria:  college juniors with science or engineering majors and 3.3 GPA.

Graduates can receive Science Research Dissertation Fellowships up to $53,300 with mentoring and networking opportunities.  Eligibility criteria:  Ph.D. or equivalent degree candidates engaged in dissertation research in the biological, chemical, or engineering fields.

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The UNCF Merck Science Initiative is an innovative approach that creates opportunities in the biological, chemical and engineering sciences for African American students throughout the country.  You can apply online at http://umsi.uncf.org/applyonline by December 5. 

Contact information:  phone 202-810-0331; fax 202-234-0225; or email uncfmerck@uncf.org .

Undergraduates can receive up to $25,000 in Science Research scholarships with internship, mentoring and networking opportunities.

Eligible criteria:  college juniors with science or engineering majors and 3.3 GPA.

Graduates  can receive Science Research Dissertation Fellowships up to $53.300 with mentoring and networking opportunities.  

Eligible criteria:  Ph.D. or equivalent degree candidates engaged in dissertation research in the biological, chemical or engineering fields.

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Tylenol Scholarship - Apply today to receive one of twenty $5,000
grants or 150 $1,000 grants being offered to undergraduate and graduate
students in health-related fields of study. Go to www.Tylenol.com/scholarship for applications and information. Application Deadline: May 15.

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Tutor the People is committed to its mission of helping unprivileged students gain access to higher education, particularly for those who live in low socioeconomic areas. We believe that in order to create opportunities for entire communities, we must first devote attention to individuals and lead others by example.

Check out their website:  http://tutorthepeople.com/scholarship/

Deadline:  July 31, 2014


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Our first scholarship contest challenges entrants to write a (typed) one-page personal story in which you explain how you have helped a member of your community achieve a personal or academic goal. Show us how you have helped someone, either in school, at work, in a sports league, volunteer organization, or other realm of life by being a leader, a teacher, or simply a good friend. Your essay should describe in detail the person you have helped, the challenge or struggle you helped them overcome, and what insights you gained in the process.

Please follow the guidelines listed below.

Criteria for Scholarship Entry:

Eligible students must:

  • Be enrolled in an accredited high school, college or university in the United States
  • Currently be in their senior year of high school or enrolled as an undergraduate in a U.S accredited post-secondary institution
  • Hold academic “Good Standing” at current institution (not on academic probation or suspension)
  • Have a current cumlulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher (or equivalent)

Essay Submission Details:

Please provide the following:

  • Your typed, one-page essay in a legible font (Times New Roman, Arial, or other common, legible font; 12 pt) with your full name, email address, phone number, and home address at the top
  • Printed, official transcript or statement of your GPA from your school

Optional, not required:

  • A list of any relevant volunteer experience that helps support your story. For any experience listed, please provide:
  • Name of the Organization
  • Brief (1-2 sentence) description of work performed
  • Number of service hours performed
  • Contact information of Supervisor and Organization: Name, Phone Number, and Email address

Scholarship Deadline: All entries must be postmarked by July 31, 2014.

Please note, entries must be submitted via U.S. mail to the mailing address below. Any entry received via e-mail or fax will not be accepted. No other additional documents or forms (letters of recommendations, etc.) are required.

Other Important  Scholarship Information:

  • All entry information can be found on this page; there is no formal application form to fill out.
  • Students may only submit one entry per contest period.
  • Your example does not need to involve tutoring; your essay can describe any experience in which you have helped another person achieve their goals.

Winner Selection Process: Once entries are received, they will be read by a selection committee composed of experienced tutors. The decision of the committee will be based on which essay exemplifies the greatest level of commitment to helping others and achieving a goal. The winning student will be selected and notified  of their $500 prize by August 31, 2014, for the Fall Semester.

Please address and send all materials to:

Tutor The People, LLC Scholarship Essay Submission 87 Lafayette Street New York, NY 10013


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Transplant Recipients International Organization - Michael J. Corea Memorial Scholarship - $1,000. Applicant must: be an Ohio resident; be an organ/tissue candidate, recipient, or living donor; have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or greater; submit a statement describing how transplantation influences his/her life (250 - 300 words); provide a copy of the acceptance letter to an accredited college, university, or trade/technical certificate program (if an incoming freshman or returning adult student. For questions: TRIO Cleveland@hotmail.com or call 440-473-8979. Deadline for applications is June 30.

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The Newcomer Funeral Homes and Crematories are offering scholarships of $1,000 annually to local college students pursuing a degree in nursing. Applicants must reside in a community served by a Newcomer Funeral Home. Applications are due by January 31 and are available in the Financial Aid Office. For more information, visit www.newcomerfamily.com/scholarship

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TIAA-CREF Institute - Ruth Simms Hamilton Research Fellowship in
honor of the outstanding research, visionary leadership, and memory of
TIAA's former Trustee and Michigan State University professor, Dr. Ruth
Simms Hamilton. Will award one or more fellowships, totaling $30,000, to
graduate students at U.S. colleges and universities in recognition of
their academic achievements and cutting-edge research that furthers the
study of the African Diaspora. Applications will be accepted from Sept. 1
- October 15. For further information visit www.tiaa-crefinstitute.org
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Thomas J. Seefred Trust Fund - This is a perpetual fund that will
award scholarships in the amount of $3,000 each to college students
between 18 - 25 years old who are suffering from Juvenile Diabetes.
Preference will be given to qualified applications from Trumbull,
Mahoning, and Columbiana Counties in Ohio. All scholarships will be
awarded by the Trust and will be based on academic promise, personal
statement, recommendations, and financial need. Applications can be
printed from the Trust's Web site: www.seefredtrust.org. Must be postmarked by April 1.
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Scholarships up to $3,000 each will be awarded to college students based on the following:

  • suffering from Juvenile Diabetes between 18-25 years of age
  • completing a standard curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree at an accredited institution
  • open to Ohio residents with preference given to applicants from Trumbull, Mahoning, and Columbiana counties
  • scholarships are awarded based on academic promise, personal statement, recommendations and financial need

Deadline:  April 1, 2014

Applications can be printed from the Trust's website at www.seefredtrust.org .

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Scholarship Award Criteria:

  • - Candidate must be enrolled as a graduate or undergraduate student at an accredited college or university for
       the 2014-2015 Fall semester
  • - Candidate must have a declared major of Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry or a related life science field
  • - Graduate students must have received a cumulative undergraduate GPA of > 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • - Graduate students should be maintaining a GPA of > 3.0 on a 4.0 scale during Graduate School
  • - Sophomores and Juniors must have a cumulative college GPA of > 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • - Freshman must have a cumulative high school GPA of > 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • - Candidates must complete an application & submit unofficial transcripts [if selected, an official transcript will be required]
  • - Although not required for an application, references can be submitted to:
       Thermo Fisher Scientific
       Attn: Scholarship Reference
       3734 N. Meridian Rd
       Rockford, IL 61107
       or via email to PierceScholarship@thermofisher.com.
  • - Deadline for applicants is 3:00:00 p.m. on August 1, 2014

Go to website to their website to apply:   http://www.pierce-antibodies.com/PierceScholarship/index.cfm

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You must be entering your final year of study in a degree connected to the fields of Marketing, Business Administration or Communications.  All applications must be made from an associated* college/university email account and have attached proof from the college/university that confirms the applicant meets the set criteria. The award is open to all nationalities, provided they are enrolled at a US-based college or university.

Website is  http://www.wimdu.com/scholarship

Deadline:  September 30, 2014

How to Apply:

Applicants are asked to supply to our judging panel with a 1500-2000 word synopsis of a Marketing campaign aimed at increasing the awareness of the Wimdu brand in the US. This entry can also be submitted in video or presentation form. The judges will select the most creative and compelling idea submitted. Applications for the next academic year will open at 9am on February 1, 2014 and close on 11.59pm September 30, 2014. The successful applicant will be announced on October 3, 2014.

Rules and Guidelines

  • All essays submitted should be written by the entrant and be clear of any plagiarism. Applications will be checked for any signs of duplication
  • Applicants must be able to prove they are due to start their final year on a Marketing, Business Administration or Communications focused course in Sept.
  • Please make sure you submit your application from your college/university email account and it includes the following:
    • Copy of 1500-2000 word essay
    • Proof of student status for 2013-14 academic year.
    • Proof of enrolment onto final year of a Marketing/Communications/Business course. (In cases where enrolment is still to be confirmed please send confirmation of enrolment for the current year).

For further information about these requirements and the Wimdu scholarship in general please contact scholarship@wimdu.com


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The White Buffalo Club, the finest luxury hotel in Wyoming, is pleased to announce a scholarship opportunity for students.


To write a piece on Jackson Hole, Wyoming to attract tourists to come and visit and vacation in the area.

The Challenge

Interested participants will be asked to create a written essay with a minimum of 700 words that will cover one of the following topics:

  • Describe five local travel attractions, places to sight-see and entertainment venues to visit in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
  • Describe how you would effectively online market a boutique hotel in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

The Reward

The successful winning entry will be a unique, well-written essay that effectively covers one of the above mentioned topics. Each entry will be judged by the the White Buffalo Club Executive Marketing team and their marketing director. A single $500 scholarship will be awarded to one winning student.

Additional perks and opportunities will be left up to the discretion of The White Buffalo Club.  


Each essay must be a minimum of 700 words to be considered eligible for entry into the competition. Each entry will be judged based on the originality of the piece, how clear the ideas are conveyed and the overall understanding of the piece. When writing the piece, make certain you cover the entire topic in full.


This scholarship opportunity is open to all college and university students in the United States and Canada. Each student is only allowed to submit an entry once.  

Any plagiarism either in whole or in part will result in the applicant being disqualified from the competition. All submissions received will become the sole properly of The White Buffalo Club and they will not be returned. The contest is free to enter and a purchase is not required. Making a purchase of any kind does not increase your chances of winning this competition.

The $500 scholarship will be awarded in the form of a check that is paid directly to the college or university of the student to be applied to his/her tuition payment. No scholarship will be paid directly to an individual.

Submission Deadline

All submissions must be received no later than 12 PM (Noon) CST August 15th, annually.

How to Submit Your Entry

All entries must be emailed to scholarship@whitebuffaloclub.com. Submissions should be sent as a Microsoft Word document for PC users or a TextEdit file for Mac users. No other file types will be accepted.

Any submission that is incomplete or missing required information will result in a disqualification from the contest.

All submissions must include:

  • Full Legal Name
  • E-mail Address
  • Street Address
  • City, State/Province and Zip/Postal Code
  • Phone Number
  • The College or University You Are Attending, It’s Address, Field of Study and Your Anticipated Graduation Date.

On August 25th, annually the winner of the competition will be announced on the Facebook page for The White Buffalo Club. Immediately after the winner has been announced, there will be a formal confirmation process.

Employees of The White Buffalo Club or its affiliates are not eligible to win. Your personal information is safe and will not be shared with anyone outside of The White Buffalo Club.

For more information about this scholarship and other opportunities, please visit us online at:http://www.whitebuffaloclub.com

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