External Scholarships are a great way to help with the bottom line of your tuition bill. The office of financial aid is dedicated to helping you locate credible scholarship opportunities.

External Scholarships Promoted by the Notre Dame Office of Financial Aid

CampusRN

About

CampusRN launched a new scholarship program in conjunction with the creation of the CampusRN state edition network.

This nationwide scholarship program is the most comprehensive of its kind for nursing programs and nursing students because it features scholarship winners from six different regions across the country in which CampusRN has launched state edition sites.

Program Benefits

CampusRN will award six $2,500 scholarships to a needy and deserving nursing student in each region.

CampusRN provides students with access to a vast database of other scholarship and grants, a customized career center for their state and a national Web site to begin the career exploration process if students are interested in relocating after graduation.

Even if an applicant doesn’t win their state scholarship, CampusRN proves to be a valuable resource for all nursing students!

More Information

Apply online for the CampusRN - Maryland Nursing Scholarship at CampusRN by April 1.

Executive Leadership Council (ELC) Scholarships for Undergraduate Black Students

About

The Executive Leadership Council (ELC) is providing more than $1 million in awards for Black undergraduate students. Scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership skills, and a commitment to community service.

More Information

Apply online by March 31.

I-Fund National Security Scholars Program (NSSP)

About

The National Security Scholars Program (NSSP) is sponsored by the Independent College Fund of Maryland (I-Fund). Representatives from I-Fund and its partners come to campus every year in September to explain how the application process works and to give students information on how to apply. 

This is an exclusive scholars program - the only one of its kind in the country and only available to students attending I-Fund member colleges.

Program Benefits

  • $15,000 Scholarship Award 
  • Opportunity for a paid summer internship in the Baltimore/Washington metropolitan area
  • Assistance with processing toward a national security clearance
  • Unique opportunity to explore a future in the national security field and obtain employment leads with The I-Fund national security industry partners

Eligibility Requirements

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Career interest in the national security field
  • Student must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Must attend an I-Fund member college as a full time undergraduate student
  • Minimum 24 credit hours at time of application 
  • See website for list of preferred majors
  • Summer internship obligation if offered (Internship is contingent upon successful completion of a national security clearance by May 31.)
  • Candidates must be available for an in-person interview on two days in early November
  • Completion/timely submission of I-Fund NSSP application 

More Information

Details are available at http://micua.org/nssp.

Current High School Students

Abott and Fenner Scholarship

  • Eligibility: High school juniors and seniors and current undergraduate students.
  • Award Amount: $1,000
  • How to Apply
  • Deadline: June 12, 2021

AES Engineering Scholarship

  • Eligibility: High School seniors and current undergraduates may apply. Do not need to take any engineering courses to be eligible.
  • Award Amount: $500
  • How to Apply
  • Deadline: October 8, 2021

B. Davis Scholarship

  • Eligibility: Available to high school juniors and seniors as well as current undergraduate students regardless of age.
  • Award Amount: $1,000
  • How to Apply
  • Deadline: May 22, 2021

Baltimore Community Foundation (BCF) Scholarships

  • Eligibility: Can be found on the website. Most scholarships are for Maryland residents and graduates of Baltimore city and county public and private schools.
  • Award Amount: $500-$10,000
  • How to Apply

BigSun Athletic Scholarship

  • Eligibility: Any Student Athlete that is a High School Senior or current Undergraduate Student
  • Award Amount: $500
  • How to Apply
  • Deadline: June 19, 2021

Central Scholarship Bureau

  • Eligibility: Undergraduate and graduate students. Must be a degree-seeking Maryland resident. One application enters you into 40 different scholarships!
  • Award Amount: Varies by scholarship
  • How to Apply
  • Deadline: April 1, 2021

Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore

  • Eligibility: Vary by scholarship
  • Award Amount: $500-$3,000
  • How to Apply
  • Deadline: Earliest Deadline is March 1. Some scholarships have later deadlines. Visit website for more details.

Cynthia E. Morgan Scholarship

  • Eligibility: Must be a MD resident, the first in your immediate family to attend college, and planning to enter a medical-related field. High School Juniors and Seniors and current Undergraduate students are eligible to apply.
  • Award Amount: $1,000
  • How to Apply
  • Deadline: February 25, 2021

Davis-Putter Scholarship

  • Eligibility: Open to student activists who are building progressive movements for social change and will be enrolled in school during the current academic year
  • Award Amount: Up to $15,000
  • How to Apply
  • Deadline: April 1, 2021

Direct Marketing Educational Foundation Scholarship

  • Eligibility: Must be US citizen or permanent resident interested in direct/interactive marketing.
  • Award Amount: $1,000-5,000
  • How to Apply
  • Deadline: Visit the website for more details.

Edward T. Conroy Memorial Scholarship Program

  • Eligibility: Student must be a Maryland resident and be the son or daughter of a Maryland resident killed or disabled in the line of duty as a state or local public service employee, or member of the US Armed Forces.
  • Award Amount: The amount of your award may not exceed the equivalent annual tuition and mandatory fees, of a resident undergraduate at a four-year public institution of higher education within the University System of Maryland, other than the University of Maryland University College and the University of Maryland, Baltimore, with the highest annual expenses for a full-time resident undergraduate.
  • How to Apply
  • Deadline: July 15, 2021

Families of Freedom Scholarship

  • Eligibility: Must be registered with the Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund. For dependent children, spouses, and domestic partners of 9/11 victims.
  • Award Amount: Varies
  • How to Apply
  • Deadline: May 15, 2021 for full-time, rolling deadline for other students

The Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship

  • Eligibility: The selection of the winner is made by an independent panel of judges and is based primarily on the quality of the submitted personal statement.
  • Award Amount: $1,000
  • How to Apply
  • Deadlines: July 31, 2021 (Spring Semester) T.B.A. (Fall Semester)

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

  • Eligibility: Varies by scholarship
  • Award Amount: Varies by scholarship
  • How to Apply
  • Deadline: Varies, please check website for specific scholarship deadlines.

Kids’ Chance of Maryland, Inc. Scholarship

  • Eligibility: Students between the ages of 16 and 25 whose parents have been seriously injured or have lost their lives while working in Maryland.
  • Award Amount: Varies
  • How to Apply
  • Deadline: June 15, 2021

Maryland Mensa

  • Eligibility: High School students whose residence is in the zip code range of 20600-20699 or 21000-21999. Students must submit an essay (550 words or less) that describes their experience, achievements, and goals.
  • Award Amount: Up to $1,000
  • How to Apply
  • Deadline: January 15, 2021

National Federation of the Blind Scholarships

  • Eligibility: Must be legally blind in both eyes, US resident, and pursuing a full time postsecondary program. Must participate in the NFB convention in early July and all scholarship program activities.
  • Award Amount: $3,000-$12,000
  • How to Apply
  • Deadline: March 31, 2021

National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) Scholarship Program

  • Eligibility: Italian American Students or students from any ethnic background studying Italian language or culture who demonstrate high academic achievements.
  • Award Amount: $2,500-$12,000
  • How to Apply
  • Deadline: March 1, 2021

Norfolk Foundation

  • Eligibility: Varies. Students must be from the South Hamptons Roads, VA area or have graduated from a South Hamptons High School.
  • Award Amount: Varies by Scholarship
  • How to Apply
  • Deadline: March 1, 2021

Point Scholarship Foundation

  • Eligibility: Vary by scholarship. Scholarships offered to LGBT students of merit.
  • Award Amount: Varies by Scholarship
  • How to Apply
  • Deadline: January 26, 2021

SECU Foundation Scholarship

  • Eligibility: SECU Members and MD State employees or their family members who will attend college, graduate school, or trade school in the fall. Scholarship amounts will vary and will be based on a graded essay or video submission. Current high school students must have graduated by July 1.
  • Award Amount: Varies
  • How to Apply
  • Deadline: April 30, 2021

Sunflower Scholarship

  • Eligibility: High School Senior who will be attending a Women’s College in the Fall. Must have stellar high school record, strong references, and a desire to make a contribution to society, as well as a strong sense of self.
  • Award Amount: $10,000
  • How to Apply
  • Deadline: February 1, 2021

The Pender Scholarship

  • Eligibility: Women’s College students who are residents of Virginia
  • Award Amount: $3,000
  • How to Apply
  • Deadline: March 2, 2021

US Bank Internet Scholarship Program

  • Eligibility: Must be a high school senior planning to enroll in college or a current college freshman, sophomore, or junior attending a four-year university. Must be a US citizen or permanent resident.
  • Award Amount: Amount varies
  • How to Apply
  • Deadline: June 25, 2021
Undergraduate Students

Abbott and Fenner Scholarship

  • Eligibility: High school juniors and seniors and current undergraduate students.
  • Award Amount: $1,000
  • How to Apply
  • Deadline: June 12, 2021

AES Engineering Scholarship

  • Eligibility: High School seniors and current undergraduates may apply. Do not need to take any engineering courses to be eligible.
  • Award Amount: $500
  • How to Apply
  • Deadline: October 8, 2021

Army Nurse Corps Association Scholarship

  • Eligibility: Specific nursing requirements must be met. Visit website for more details.
  • Award Amount: $3,000
  • How to Apply
  • Deadline: March 31, 2021

B. Davis Scholarship

  • Eligibility: Available to high school juniors and seniors as well as current undergraduate students regardless of age.
  • Award Amount: $1,000
  • How to Apply
  • Deadline: May 22, 2021

Baltimore Community Foundation (BCF) Scholarships

  • Eligibility: Can be found on the website. Most scholarships are for Maryland residents and graduates of Baltimore city and county public and private schools.
  • Award Amount: $500-$10,000
  • How to Apply
  • Deadline: TBA

BigSun Athletic Scholarship

  • Eligibility: Any Student Athlete that is a High School Senior or current Undergraduate Student
  • Award Amount: $500
  • How to Apply
  • Deadline: June 19, 2021

Central Scholarship Bureau

  • Eligibility: Undergraduate and graduate students. Must be a degree-seeking Maryland resident. One application enters you into 40 different scholarships!
  • Award Amount: Varies by scholarship
  • How to Apply
  • Deadline: April 1, 2021

Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore

  • Eligibility: Vary by scholarship. Usually need to be a resident of the Eastern Shore.
  • Award Amount: $500-$5,000
  • How to Apply
  • Deadline: Varies - earliest deadline is March 1

Cynthia E. Morgan Scholarship

  • Eligibility: Must be a current resident of MD, junior/senior in high school or currently attending college, must be first generation college student, must be planning on entering medical/medical-related field
  • Award Amount: $1,000
  • How to Apply
  • Deadline: February 25, 2021

Davis-Putter Scholarship

  • Eligibility: Open to student activists who are building progressive movements for social change and will be enrolled in school during the current academic year.
  • Award Amount: Up to $15,000
  • How to Apply
  • Deadline: April 1, 2021

Direct Marketing Educational Foundation Scholarship

  • Eligibility: Must be US citizen or permanent resident interested in direct/interactive marketing. Undergraduate and graduate students may apply.
  • Award Amount: $1,000-$5,000
  • How to Apply
  • Deadline: TBA

Edward T. Conroy Memorial Scholarship Program

  • Eligibility: Current high school seniors, full-time and part-time degree-seeking undergraduates and graduate students. (You must be the son, daughter, or spouse of an armed forces member or other government employee killed or permanently disabled in the line of duty.)
  • Award Amount: Tuition & fees, may not exceed the equivalent annual tuition and mandatory fees, of a resident undergraduate at a four-year public institution
  • How to Apply
  • Deadline: July 15, 2021

Families of Freedom Scholarship

  • Eligibility: Must be registered with the Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund. For dependent children, spouses, and domestic partners of 9/11 victims.
  • Award Amount: Varies
  • How to Apply
  • Deadline: May 15, 2021 for full-time, rolling deadline for other students

The Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship

  • Eligibility: High school students, current undergraduate students, and graduate students.
  • Award Amount: $1,000
  • How to Apply
  • Deadline: July 31, 2021

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

  • Eligibility: Varies by scholarship
  • Award Amount: Varies by scholarship
  • How to Apply
  • Deadline: Varies, please check website for specific scholarship deadlines.

Kids’ Chance of Maryland, Inc. Scholarship

  • Eligibility: Students between the ages of 16 and 25 whose parents have been seriously injured or have lost their lives while working in Maryland.
  • Award Amount: Varies
  • How to Apply
  • Deadline: TBA

Maryland Retired School Personnel Association (MRSPA)

  • Eligibility: Must be Maryland public school employee who is enrolled in a program leading to their teaching certification. Must be an uncertified employee of the Board of Education, have at least a high school diploma or GED and plan to teach in Maryland.
  • Award Amount: Up to $2,000
  • How to Apply
  • Deadline: January 31, 2021

Maryland Mensa

  • Eligibility: Undergraduate students whose residence is in the zip code range of 20600-20699 or 21000- 21999. Students must submit an essay (550 words or less) that describes their experience, achievements, and goals.
  • Award Amount: Up to $2,500
  • How to Apply
  • Deadline: January 15, 2021

Mid-Atlantic Security Traders Scholarship

  • Eligibility: Must be a current undergraduate sophomore or junior majoring in business with a concentration in finance or economics. • Award Amount: Not specified
  • Award Amount: $5,000
  • How to Apply
  • Deadline: June 15, 2021

National Federation of the Blind Scholarships

  • Eligibility: Must be legally blind in both eyes, US resident, and pursuing a full time postsecondary program. Must participate in the NFB convention in early July and all scholarship program activities.
  • Award Amount: $3,000-$12,000
  • How to Apply
  • Deadline: March 31, 2021

National Italian American Foundation (NAIF) Scholarship Program

  • Eligibility: Italian American Students or students from any ethnic background studying Italian language or culture who demonstrate high academic achievements.
  • Award Amount: $2,500-$12,000
  • How to Apply
  • Deadline: March 1, 2021

Point Scholarship Foundation

  • Eligibility: Vary by scholarship. Scholarships offered to LGBT students of merit.
  • Award Amount: Varies by Scholarship
  • How to Apply
  • Deadline: January 26, 2021

Risk Management Association (RMA) Foundation Scholarship Program

  • Eligibility: Current undergraduate students interested in pursuing a career in the banking industry after graduation. Have completed a minimum of two years of college. Enrolled full-time at an accredited four-year college or university. Pursuing a degree in accounting, business, finance, economics, banking or a related area of business.
  • Award Amount: Ranging from $1,500-$8,000
  • How to Apply
  • Deadline: March 31, 2021

SECU Foundation Scholarship

  • Eligibility: SECU Members and MD State employees or their immediate family members who will be an undergraduate or graduate student in the Fall of 2021. Current high school students must have graduated by July 1, 2021.
  • Award Amount: $2,000-$5,000
  • How to Apply
  • Deadline: April 30, 2021

The Pender Scholarship

  • Eligibility: Women’s College students who are residents of Virginia
  • Award Amount: $3,000
  • How to Apply
  • Deadline: March 2, 2021

US Bank Student Scholarship Sweepstakes

  • Eligibility: Must be a high school senior planning to enroll in college or a current college freshman, sophomore, or junior attending a four-year university. Must be a US citizen or permanent resident.
  • Award Amount: Up to $20,000
  • How to Apply
  • Deadline: TBA
Graduate Students

Army Nurse Corps Association Scholarship

  • Eligibility: Nursing or anesthesia students who are serving or have served (or their parent(s)/spouse) in a component of the US Army.
  • Award Amount: $3,000
  • How to Apply
  • Deadline: March 31, 2021

BHD Endowed Scholarship for Teachers

  • Eligibility: Graduate students with an undergraduate degree in a non-education field, pursuing a graduate degree in teaching.
  • Award Amount: $5,500
  • How to Apply
  • Deadline: April 1, 2021

Central Scholarship Bureau

  • Eligibility: Undergraduate and graduate students. Must be a degree-seeking Maryland resident. 1 application enters you into 40 different scholarships!
  • Award Amount: Varies by scholarship
  • How to Apply
  • Deadline: April 1, 2021

Edward T. Conroy Memorial Scholarship Program

  • Eligibility: Student must be a Maryland resident and be the son or daughter of a Maryland resident killed or disabled in the line of duty as a state or local public service employee, or member of the US Armed Forces.
  • Award Amount: The amount of your award may not exceed the equivalent annual tuition and mandatory fees, of a resident undergraduate at a four-year public institution of higher education within the University System of Maryland, other than the University Office of Financial Aid of Maryland University College and the University of Maryland, Baltimore, with the highest annual expenses for a full-time resident undergraduate.
  • How to Apply
  • Deadline: July 15, 2021

Families of Freedom Scholarship

  • Eligibility: Must be registered with the Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund. For dependent children, spouses, and domestic partners of 9/11 victims.
  • Award Amount: Varies
  • How to Apply
  • Deadline: May 15, 2021 for full-time, rolling deadline for other students

The Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship

  • Eligibility: The selection of the winner is made by an independent panel of judges and is based primarily on the quality of the submitted personal statement.
  • Award Amount: $1,000
  • How to Apply
  • Deadlines: July 31, 2019 (Spring Semester) TBA (Fall Semester)

Kappa Gamma Pi Cornaro Scholarship

  • Eligibility: Must be a member of Kappa Gamma Pi and have already been accepted into an accredited graduate or professional program.
  • Award Amount: $5,000
  • How to Apply
  • Deadline: April 20, 2021

Kassap Family Scholarship for Teachers

  • Eligibility: Graduate students pursuing a teaching degree
  • Award Amount: $10,000 annually, renewable for up to three years
  • How to Apply
  • Deadline: April 1, 2021

Mary Rubin and Benjamin M. Rubin Scholarship for Women

  • Eligibility: Women who are permanent Maryland residents. Must demonstrate need and meet GPA requirement.
  • Award Amount: Up to $2,500
  • How to Apply
  • Deadline: April 1, 2021

Tylenol Future Care Scholarship

  • Eligibility: Students pursuing a degree that would lead to a career in the health career industry.
  • Award Amount: Up to $10,000
  • How to Apply
  • Deadline: July 30, 2021
Nursing Students

American Association of Colleges of Nursing After College/AACN Nursing Scholarship Program

  • Eligibility: Students enrolled in a baccalaureate, master’s, or doctoral degree in nursing
  • Award Amount: $10,000
  • How to Apply
  • Deadlines: March 31, June 30, September 30, December 31

American Association of Colleges of Nursing Hurst Reviews/AACN Nursing Scholarship

  • Eligibility: Prelicensure students enrolled in a nursing program
  • Award Amount: $2,500 per semester
  • How to Apply
  • Deadlines: January 15 & July 15

American Association of Critical Care Nurses AACN Scholarship Program

  • Eligibility: Current active membership in AACN at time of application and throughout the term of the funded activity
  • Award Amount: Varies
  • How to Apply
  • Deadline: Applications can be submitted throughout the year.

American Holistic Nurses Association Charlotte McGuire Scholarship

  • Eligibility: Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate holistic nursing education program; Maintain a 3.0 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale); Have experience and interest in healing and holistic nursing practice; Must be a member of AHNA for 6 months for undergraduate, or one year for graduate.
  • Award Amount: Varies
  • How to Apply
  • Deadline: April 15, 2021

Army Nurse Corps Association Scholarship Program

  • Eligibility: Currently enrolled in a baccalaureate or advanced degree in nursing or nursing anesthesia program and (1) Previously served in the Active Army, Army National Guard or Army Reserve. (2) Currently not receiving funding by a component of the US Army (if applicable, must have an Honorable Discharge). Nursing or anesthesia students whose parent(s) or spouse has served in a component of the US Army.
  • Award Amount: $3,000
  • How to Apply
  • Deadline: March 31, 2021

Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses Various Scholarships

  • Eligibility: Offers scholarships to students who are pursuing a career in perioperative nursing and to registered nurses who are continuing their education in perioperative nursing by pursuing a bachelor’s, masters or doctoral degree. International student may apply.
  • Award Amount: $500- $1,500
  • How to Apply
  • Deadline: June 15, 2021

Chesapeake Urology Associates Graduate nursing Scholarship

  • Eligibility: Undergraduates studying nursing, pre-med, or ancillary health fields (radiology, physical therapy, etc.)
  • Award Amount: Up to $5,000
  • How to Apply
  • Deadline: TBA

Daughters of the American Revolution Caroline Holt Nursing Scholarship

  • Eligibility: Scholarships for students who are in financial need and are accepted and enrolled into an accredited school of nursing
  • Award Amount: $7,500
  • How to Apply
  • Deadline: January 31, 2021

Emergency Nurses Association Foundation Scholarship Program

  • Eligibility: Scholarships for nursing students who are ENA members (RN, LPN, LVN pursuing a BSN)
  • Award Amount: Varies
  • How to Apply
  • Deadline: April 30, 2021

Foundation of the National Student Nurses Association FNSNA Undergraduate Scholarship

  • Eligibility: U.S. citizens and students with an Alien Registration number. Enrolled in state-approved schools of nursing or pre-nursing.
  • Award Amount: Up to $7,500
  • How to Apply
  • Deadline: TBA

Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Health Professions NURSE Corps Scholarship Program

  • Eligibility: Full-time or part-time nursing students enrolled or accepted into a diploma, associate, baccalaureate or graduate program and will commit to two years service at a health care facility with a critical shortage of nurses.
  • Award Amount: Tuition, fees, expenses and stipend
  • How to Apply
  • Deadline: TBA

Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Health Professions Scholarship for Disadvantaged Students

  • Eligibility: Full-time students in nursing or health professions program. For financially needy students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Student’s school must participate in the program to be eligible. Check the financial aid office at your school.
  • Award Amount: Tuition and educational and living expenses
  • How to Apply
  • Deadline: March 10, 2020

National Association of Hispanic Nurses National Scholarships

  • Eligibility: Undergraduate and graduate scholarships for outstanding Hispanic Nurses enrolled in a nursing program. Must be NAHN member.
  • Award Amount: No amount specified
  • How to Apply
  • Deadline: December 21, 2020

Oncology Nursing Society Oncology Nursing Society

  • Eligibility: Bachelor’s and Master’s Scholarships
  • Award Amount: Varies
  • How to Apply
  • Deadline: TBA

Additional Scholarship Search Resources

Pharmacy Students

B. Davis Scholarship

  • Eligibility: Available to high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any post secondary institution.
  • Award Amount: $1,000
  • How to Apply
  • Deadline: May 22, 2021

Cynthia E. Morgan Scholarship

  • Eligibility: Must be a MD resident, the first in your immediate family to attend college, and planning to enter a medical-related field
  • Award Amount: $1,000
  • How to Apply
  • Deadline: February 25, 2021

Edward T. Conroy Memorial Scholarship Program

  • Eligibility: Student must be a Maryland resident and be the son or daughter of a Maryland resident killed or disabled in the line of duty as a state or local public service employee, or member of the US Armed Forces.
  • Award Amount: The amount of your award may not exceed the equivalent annual tuition and mandatory fees, of a resident undergraduate at a four-year public institution of higher education within the University System of Maryland, other than the University Office of Financial Aid of Maryland University College and the University of Maryland, Baltimore, with the highest annual expenses for a full-time resident undergraduate.
  • How to Apply
  • Deadline: July 15, 2021

Mary Rubin and Benjamin M. Rubin Scholarship for Women

  • Eligibility: Women who are permanent Maryland residents. Must demonstrate need and meet GPA requirement.
  • Award Amount: Up to $2,500
  • How to Apply
  • Deadline: April 1, 2021

Tylenol Future Care Scholarship

  • Eligibility: Students pursuing a degree that would lead to a career in the health career industry.
  • Award Amount: Up to $10,000
  • How to Apply
  • Deadline: July 30, 2021

In addition to these resources, you can also check local businesses and organizations for potential scholarships.

Examples include:

  • High School Guidance Office
  • Local Rotary Clubs
  • Churches
  • Employers
  • Senator and Delegates
  • Banks

Note: Students are responsible for reporting any outside scholarship money they win to the financial aid office. Please send a copy of your scholarship letter/notice to report outside scholarship money awarded.

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