Alternative Financing Options

 

Private Scholarship Options

Students should attempt to locate scholarships for which they are eligible. Sources of information are high school guidance offices, charitable organizations, service organizations, employee credit unions, and college libraries. Students who receive private scholarships are required to notify the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship. Private scholarships are used to cover any unmet need and then to reduce loans and work-study.

Biology

Bio Explorer

Top 16 Biology Scholarships.  In the United States alone, there are some substantial biology scholarships and financial aids for students who want to major in biology and other related fields. Various conditions like an academic record, financial capability, family background, medical challenges, ethnicity, and others are considered. This list of the best US biology scholarships open to aspiring biology (and other related fields) significant students to help them afford the cost of university education.

https://www.bioexplorer.net/us-biology-scholarships.html/

College Scholarships.Org

There is a vast array of scholarships and fellowships that support biology students, so you should consider the following information as a representative sample rather than a complete list.

http://www.collegescholarships.org/scholarships/biology-students.htm

Scholarships for Women in Science

To better encourage women to enter and excel at these fields, a number of science grants and scholarships for women are available from private companies and individuals in the fields of biology, physical science, and computer science and engineering.

https://www.scholarshipsforwomen.net/science/

 

Computer Science

Best College Scholarships

Student education in STEM fields is crucial to the growth of the U.S. economy as technology-driven industry expands. The high demand for trained computer science and information technology experts has driven organizations to offer attractive computer science scholarships and education funding options for students, especially from underrepresented backgrounds.

https://www.bestcolleges.com/financial-aid/computer-science-scholarships/

Computer Science Zone

Computer science will continue to grow as new technology is developed. There are more scholarships and grants offered each year to support the need for increased numbers of skilled workers, creators and designers. If by chance, you don’t see a scholarship on this list that works for you, keep searching. There are many more scholarships available for qualified computer science students.

https://www.computersciencezone.org/best-computer-science-scholarships/

College Consensus

While salary numbers are high- in fact, nearly three times the national average, no quality university education comes without sacrifice. The cost of college can often put students into substantial financial debt. The following are scholarships that should help to relieve that pressure and get you back to worrying about the important things, like where that out-of-place comma is on the ten-thousandth line of code.

https://www.collegeconsensus.com/scholarships/computer-science-scholarships/

UNIGO

The steady growth of technology, computer programing, information technology, and software development has opened a wide range of job opportunities for students studying computer science. Computer science majors also have many scholarship opportunities available to them in their field of study. You won’t need any complex algorithms to find your perfect match. We’ve compiled a list of scholarships for computer science majors here in our Scholarships Directory!

https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/by-major/computer-science-scholarships

 

History

Great College Deals

Studying history allows you to master the art and science of meticulously analyzing historical records to produce compelling, fact-based stories of the past. Among the humanities, history is a versatile major that sharpens students’ research and communication skills for diverse careers. Many history majors excel as historians, curators, archivists, librarians, nonprofit administrators, teachers, journalists, and cultural resources managers. However, history degrees can also be applied into business, medicine, law, public relations, and more. Those finishing a doctorate could become post-secondary professors where jobs will grow faster-than-average by 13 percent through 2024. Cash in on the following scholarships for majoring in history and studying the world’s colorful past.

https://www.greatcollegedeals.net/scholarships/for-history-majors/

Smart Scholar

National historic organizations and private foundations offer many of these scholarships. Local historical societies also administer scholarships. Some scholarships are awarded to students studying a particular area of history, such as American history or historic preservation. Many of these scholarships are for college juniors and seniors, but some are available to students in their first few years of college. To qualify, applicants often need to demonstrate strong academic standing and submit a personal statement. Browse this list of scholarships for history majors to find the perfect one for you.

http://www.smartscholar.com/scholarships/history-major-scholarships/

 

Religious or Biblical Studies

UNIGO

Many religious organizations are well-known for their active place in giving back to their community and helping those in need. Religion is also a big part of many students’ lives — whether they’re Christian, Catholic, Jewish, Muslim, or Buddhist. So, it’s no surprise that many churches, religious groups, and colleges offer scholarships based on religious affiliation or spirituality. Start your search for a religion scholarship here in our directory, and apply online today!

https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/by-type/religious-scholarships

 

Business

Lists of Scholarships

Opening paths to the business departments of prestigious universities for talented, dedicated and energetic young people, these scholarships aim at creating and promoting excellence and innovation, thoroughly training you not only to survive but also prosper and flourish in our market-driven capitalist society.

https://www.listsofscholarships.com/business-scholarships/

Top 25 Business Management Scholarships

The best option for today's business management students is to go outside the traditional frameworks of either federal aid or school-based tuition grants. With an industry as large and as successful as business, students choosing this major and its many concentrations have access to some of the best scholarships in the country. The top 25 business scholarships available to today's business management students will offset tuition price increases, reduce student loan debt, and allow for a deeper understanding of this growing field.

https://www.topmanagementdegrees.com/business-scholarships/

Scholarship Guide for Business Students

The financial burden of continued education is a prohibitive factor for many potential business students. With the cost of a college education higher than it has ever been, finding the money to pay for a degree isn’t easy. Luckily, many schools and organizations offer a lending hand by providing scholarships to students pursuing business studies. Finding these resources and scholarships, however, is an overwhelming task.

https://www.businessstudent.com/financing/scholarship-guide-for-business-students/

200 Unique Scholarships

Our goal was to create a fantastic resource for students who want to make education a reality and highlight the great organizations sponsoring the scholarships. Whether it’s writing an essay about a creative topic, studying overseas, or pursing your love for chocolate, you’ll likely find a scholarship here that you never imagined actually exists.

https://yescollege.com/guides/weird-scholarships/#unique

 

Other available scholarships

Harvey Fellows Program

Award Amount

Each fellow is awarded $12,000 annually, which is renewable for an additional year if pursuing a master's degree or two additional years if enrolled in a law or doctoral program. Renewal is contingent upon good academic standing, reaffirmation of the statement of faith and vocational goal, as articulated in the student's application, and the approval of Mustard Seed Foundation. Fellows are free to use their stipends for legitimate educational expenses which further their vocational goals.

Recipients

The number of fellowships awarded each year varies according to available funds from the Mustard Seed Foundation. Last year, 20 awards were offered from a pool of approximately 300 applications.

Additional Information

*Please note: All persons receiving a Harvey Fellowship must demonstrate a personal faith in Jesus Christ and desire to serve and witness in Christ's name. The Harvey Fellows program seeks to encourage Christian graduate students to integrate faith and vocation and pursue leadership positions in strategic fields where Christians tend to be underrepresented. The goal is to empower students who evidence the passion and ability to lead others as they participate in God's work to redeem society's structures. Fellows have an obligation to fulfill the following four program requirements: stewardship; a theological commitment; fellowship and service; and a week at the Summer Institute to explore the integration of faith, learning, and vocation. Priorities in evaluating applications include the following: the candidate's description of Christian faith; his/her demonstrated commitment and accountability to a local church; how his/her field will influence society and how it lacks of a distinctive Christian voice; demonstrated leadership within the discipline; and potential to impact people and systemic structures within his/her field through research or other scholarly work (demonstrated by current academic success, professional experiences and exposure, and the candidate's work sample and recommendations). Financial need is not a primary consideration. Strong preference is given to those whose research/project interests/industry are not explicitly "Christian" in nature. Fellowship awards are conditional upon enrollment at an approved university. International students who meet all criteria are encouraged to apply. Fellowships are not awarded for study at theological schools or for non-degree or part-time graduate programs.

Deadline Info

Applications are available online at the Harvey Fellows website starting on Aug. 1 and will continue to be accepted until Nov. 1 for the fall of the following academic year. 

 

Connect Worldwide, Inc.

Award Amount

$2,000 annually, non-renewable.

Recipients

One award offered annually.

Additional Information

The Connect Worldwide Scholarship Fund offers scholarships on a competitive basis to help future IT leaders finance higher education. Recipients will be provided with additional opportunities to connect and network with industry leaders.

Deadline Info

Applications and information about this award can be found online at Connect-Community.org. 

 

 

Google Inc.

Award Amount

$10,000 annually, non-renewable.

Recipients

The number of awards offered varies annually. Last year, 20 scholarships were awarded.

Additional Information

Selection will be based on the strength of the applicant's academic background, responses to short essay questions, and letters of recommendation. As the final step in the scholarship selection process, all finalists will have phone interviews with representatives from the selection committee. Finalists will be notified in March and recipients will be announced in April. All finalists will be invited to visit Google headquarters in Mountain View, California, in April for a networking retreat in which they can meet and share their experiences. The retreat will include workshops with a series of speakers, panelists, breakout sessions and social activities.

Deadline Info

To apply, the applicant must complete the online application form (located on the Google website) and submit the following documents (preferably in PDF form): a copy of her current academic transcript ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.

 

Microsoft Corporation

Award Amount

The scholarship will cover up to 100 percent of the tuition for the following academic year as posted by the applicant's financial aid office of his/her university/college. The scholarship payments are made to the designated school and are not transferable to other academic institutions. The funds are to be used for tuition only.

Recipients

The number of awards offered varies annually. *Please note: The number of recipients for this program varies according to the number of students meeting the eligibility requirements in any given year.

Additional Information

While all eligible candidates may apply, a large majority of the scholarships will be awarded to female students, underrepresented minority students, and students with disabilities. Minority applicants are members of one of the following groups underrepresented in the software field: African American, Hispanic, or Native American. All applicants are required to apply for a summer internship and if offered, must complete this internship at Microsoft Corporation in Redmond, Washington. Microsoft reserves the right not to offer an internship position to the scholarship recipient if an appropriate match cannot be found. Microsoft will review all applications and select final candidates on the basis of eligibility, quality of application, displayed interest in the software industry, commitment to leadership, and financial need.

Deadline Info

Applications are available on the Microsoft website. Please note: To be considered, the student must also apply for the Microsoft Internship Program. To apply for this award, the student must submit ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.

 

Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

Award Amount

$2,000 annually, non-renewable. The award includes a travel grant to the SWE Annual Conference.

Recipients

Eight awards offered annually.

Additional Information

Applicants must not be receiving full funding for education (tuition, fees, and books or equivalent) from their school or another organization (e.g. members of the Armed Services attending U.S. military academies, students receiving full reimbursement from an employer). Applicants must be enrolled in a program accredited by ABET. Accreditation information for specific programs is available online at main.abet.org/aps/Accreditedprogramsearch.aspx.

Deadline Info

Applications must be completed online at the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) website. The applicant should submit only one application; 

 

Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

Award Amount

$5,000 annually, non-renewable.

Recipients

43 awards offered annually.

Additional Information

Applicants must: demonstrate leadership roles outside of academics and involvement in engineering professional organizations; have had a discipline-related internship; and have presentation skills. Recipients must be willing to intern at GE. Applicants may not be current recipients of a renewable SWE scholarship or receiving full funding for education from another organization (such as members of the armed services attending US military academies and students receiving full reimbursement from an employer). Applicants must enroll in a program accredited by ABET. Accreditation information for specific programs is available online at main.abet.org/aps/Accreditedprogramsearch.aspx.

Deadline Info

Applications must be completed online at the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) website. The applicant should submit only one application;

 

 

Debt.com

Award Amount

$500 annually, non-renewable.

Recipients

Six awards offered annually, one every two months.

Additional Information

One entry will be selected per deadline based on the number of scholarships applied for and the quality of the essay.

Deadline Info

Application information is available online on the Debt.com website. To apply, the student must submit the following materials: proof that he/she has applied for other scholarships.

 

Loan Options

Citizens Bank Student Loan for Parents

  • Both fixed and variable ratesavailable for Citizens Bank student loans for parents
  • Rate discount of up to 0.50% offered
  • No origination fees or prepayment penalties
  • Parent student loan terms of five or 10 years
  • Loan amounts up to $350,000 or certified cost of attendance
  • In-school interest-only or immediate repayment options

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College Ave Parent Loan

  • Fixed and variable rates available on College Avestudent loans for parents
  • Rate discount of 0.25% after autopay enrollment
  • No origination fees or prepayment penalties
  • Student loan terms of five to 15 years
  • Loan amounts from $1,000 up to certified cost of attendance
  • Option to disburse up to $2,500 directly to the parent for additional out-of-pocket expenses
  • Lower in-school payments or immediate repayment options

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Sallie Mae Parent Loan

  • Fixed and variable rates available
  • 25% rate discount for autopay enrollment
  • No origination fees or penalties for prepaying Sallie Maestudent loans
  • 10-year term on student loans for parents
  • Student loan amountsfrom $1,000 up to certified cost of attendance
  • Option for interest-only payments while student is enrolled, for up to 48 months
  • Available to spouses and other student benefactors, not just parents
  • Free quarterly FICO credit score updates

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Wells Fargo Parent Loan

  • Fixed and variable rates
  • Rate discounts of up to a combined 0.50% for enrolling in autopay and Wells Fargo checking account
  • No origination fees or prepayment penalties
  • Term of 15 years
  • Loan amounts up to $25,000 per year, with a lifetime limit of $100,000
  • Request up to 48 months of interest-only payments when your child is enrolled at least half-time