Private Scholarships

There are many college scholarships and grants that are offered by national private or non-profit organizations. In order to qualify for one of these private grants or scholarships, there is usually a contest or drawing that you must enter. If you are notified that you won a scholarship or grant but you did not submit an entry for it, it is not likely a legitimate source of aid. There are often requirements, such as an essay, for these private scholarships and grants.

Here is a list of private scholarships that might interest you:

Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund

American Association of Colleges of Nursing: Minority Nurse Faculty Scholars Program

American Harlequin Dance Scholarship (Entry deadline: November 1, 2010)

American Health and Beauty Aids Institute Cosmetology Scholarship (Entry deadline: November 30, 2010)

American Indian Science and Engineering Society (Google and Intel scholarships available)

Akademos/ Scholarship Contest

Arab American Scholarship Foundation (sponsored by the Lebanese American Heritage Club)

AT&T Big Mobile on Campus Challenge Scholarship

AXA Achievement Scholarship

AXA Achievement Community Scholarship Program

AVerMedia Scholarship Award

Aviation Scholarship: Michele Marks-McCormick Memorial Scholarship (Entry deadline: September 23, 2010)

American Fire Sprinkler Association High School Senior Scholarship Program

American Fire Sprinkler Association Second Chance Scholarship Program (Applications accepted May 11, 2010 – August 25, 2010)

Barona Sustainable Environment Scholarship

Best Buy @15 Scholarships

The Bernard Osher Foundation

Boeing Scholarships

Bridgestone Safety Scholars Video Contest

Burger King Scholars Program

CHCI (Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute) Scholarship

Christopher College Video and High School Poster Contests

Coca-Cola Scholars Program

Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program

The Costume Society of America’s Grants and Awards

Cystic Fibrosis Scholarship Foundation

David E. Whitmire Scholarship Fund (for Criminal Justice/Police Science majors. Entry deadline: December 15, 2010)

Disabled American Veterans Jesse Brown Scholarship

Discover Card Tribute Award

The Do Something Awards

Dr. Seuss’s “Oh the Places You’ll Go” Scholarship (for high school seniors)

Duck Brand Duct Tape “Stuck at Prom” Contest

Gates Millennium Scholars

Google United Negro College Fund Scholarship

Hellenic Times (Greek) Scholarship Fund

Holocaust Remembrance Project Essay Contest

Horatio Alger Association Scholarships

Institute for Humane Studies (Entry deadline: December 31, 2010)

Intel Science Talent Search Scholarship

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarships

Jalen Rose Charitable Fund

The James Alan Cox Foundation for Student Photographers Scholarship (Entry deadline: October 15, 2010)

The Jeannette Rankin Foundation Scholarship Program

Kodak Scholarships

KFC Colonel’s Scholars Program

The Komen College Scholarship Program (sponored by Susan G. Komen for the Cure)

League of United Latin American Citizens National Scholarship Fund

Lowe’s Scholarship Programs

Marriott Minority Entrepreneurs Scholarship Program

MiTio Foundation Scholarships (for Bilingual students seeking careers in healthcare. Entry deadline: May 5, 2010 or November 5, 2010)

Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation Scholarship

National Association of Hispanic Journalists Scholarship

National Future Farmers of America Organization

The National Society of Accountants Scholarship Foundation

Penny Arcade Scholarship

Pfizer Epilepsy Scholarship

Phi Theta Kappa Guistwhite Scholar Program

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards (Entry deadline: November 1, 2010)

Sally Beauty Cosmetology Scholarship (Entry deadline: November 15, 2010)

Smithsonian Latino Center Young Ambassadors Program

Spend a Semester in Washington, D.C.

Tylenol Scholarship

The United Negro College Fund Scholarships Programs

US Cyber Challenge Scholarship (sponsored by Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation)

USA Funds Access to Education Scholarship

Vantagepoint Public Employee Memorial Scholarship

Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship

Verizon Wireless Scholarships

Voice of Democracy Essay Contest (Entry deadline: November 1, 2010)

Walmart Scholarships

William R. Simms Award for Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy (Entry deadline: September 15)

WikiAnswers Scholarship Program

Windstar Environmental Studies Scholarship Program

Here is a list of Degree Specific Scholarships:

Art School Scholarships

Criminal Justice School Scholarships

Health & Medical Scholarships (coming soon!)

MBA Scholarships  (coming soon!)

Teaching & Education Scholarships (coming soon!)