External Scholarships

Classic Learning Test National Award

$2,500 awards are available to top-scoring high school sophomores for the CLT10.

The St. Robert Bellarmine Fund 
January 31 deadline

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards: Portfolio Scholarships
Deadlines in December to January (according to region)

Multiple $10,000 and $1,000 awards are available to student artists or writers who submit a selection of six of their pieces along with an Artist or Writer Statement and a Personal Statement (not to exceed 500 words).


Profiles in Courage Essay Contest
January deadline

Fifteen prizes ranging from $100 to $10,000 are available to high school students who write an essay (700–1,000 words) on the courage of a U.S. elected official, serving during or after 1917.


The Newman Society’s Essay Scholarship Contest
February deadline

A $5,000 award applied to freshman year of college is available to a student signed up for Recruit Me who submits a winning essay. Matching opportunities are offered by Wyoming Catholic College to extend the scholarship over the final three years of attendence.


Scholarships from Knights of Columbus*
Recurring April 1st deadline

Various $1,500 awards are available to members in good standing (or the sons or daughters of such a member) of the Knights of Columbus.


Catholic College Info Scholarship Drawing
Runs yearly June 1st–May 31st

$1,500 scholarship drawing for students looking for more information on Catholic colleges. Sign-up required.


BigSun Scholarship
June deadline

Multiple $500 awards are available to student-athletes. Requires a short essay (500–1,000 words).


Veterans of Foreign Wars: Voice of Democracy Competition*
Recurring October 31st deadline

Awards vary according to the level of advancement with the first-place national winner receiving $30,000. Requires physical submission of an audio-essay on the year’s topic, submitted at a local post.


Chick-fil-A Remarkable Futures Scholarships*

Awards of up to $25,000 are available to Chick-fil-A employees.

The Elie Wiesel Foundation Prize in Ethics Essay Competition
January deadline

The top five essays are awarded, first prize amounting to $10,000. Available to college juniors and seniors who write a 3,000–4,000-word essay on an ethical dilemma. Requires a faculty sponsor and a letter from school registrar.


Notre Dame Federal Credit Union Scholarships
March deadline

Current NDFCU members are eligible to apply for one of 24 available $1,500 scholarships. Requirements include a video essay, letter of recommendation, and financial aid award letter from WCC.


Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship
Recurring March deadline

$10,000 award is available to high school and current undergraduate students who create the most popular greeting card design.


True Eye Experts College Scholarship
March 31st deadline

An award of $1,000 is available to currently registered students who write an essay (precisely 500 words is preferred) on their vision of the future.


All Star Verified Scholarship
Recurring April 30th, August 31st, and December 31st deadlines

$1,000 award available to high school, college, and graduate students (additionally, parents of high school or college students may apply). Requires 450-character statement completing the prompt listed on the website.


B. Davis Scholarship
May deadline

$1,000 award available to high school juniors and seniors as well as students currently enrolled in college. Requires a short essay (less than 1,000 words) on yearly topic listed on the website.


HelpTeaching.com Scholarship
Recurring June 1st deadline

A $1,000 award is available to high school and college students who write a child-friendly short story or informational article (400–800 words).


WayUp Dream Job Scholarship
Recurring June 1st deadline (rolling applications)

$1,000 award available to a student who creates a high-quality job profile on WayUp and uses the platform to apply to jobs.


Ethel Hayes Destigmatization of Mental Health Scholarship
June deadline

Two awards (precise amount contingent upon year’s donations) are available to students who write a short essay about their journey with mental health.


What Will Be Your Trademark? Scholarship Contest
June 15th deadline

Award of $2,500, which can be used for any college expenses, is available to students that write a brief essay (less than 500 words) on what their trademark will be after retiring. A resume is also required.


Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship
Recurring July 31st and December 31st deadline

A $1,000 award primarily based on submitted personal statement (of less than 250 words), available to students in high school, college, or graduate school.


Global Cool Air Conditioning Scholarship
Recurring July 31st deadline

$2,500 award available to high school or college students who write a 900-word essay and submit a two-minute video on the future of air conditioning. International students are eligible.


Frozen Dessert Supplies Video Scholarship
Recurring August 1st deadline

Two $500 awards are available to high school and college students who submit an engaging 15-second video on frozen desserts or coffee (recommended for Dolce and Crux employees).


Rest Right Mattress Scholarship
Recurring August 30th deadline

A $500 award is available to incoming and current college students who write a short essay (700–850 words) about a topic relating to sleep, posted on website.


Clubs of America Scholarship Award
Recurring August 31st deadline

$1,000 award available for college students with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA who write an essay of at least 600 words on their career aspirations.


Kitchen Cabinet Kings’ Entrepreneur Scholarship
August 31st deadline

$5,000 award available to any current student. Requires an essay of no more than 300 words answering the question posted on the scholarship page.


ExpressVPN Future of Privacy Scholarship
September deadline

A $5,000 award is available to students of any level (international students may also apply) who submit an essay between 600 and 800 words on the prompt listed on website.


Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship
Recurring September 30th deadline

$1,000 award for high school, college, and graduate students who fill out applications, including a 140-character message against texting and driving. Finalists are required to submit a longer essay for further consideration.


CardsDirect’s Future Designer Scholarship
November 1st deadline

A $2,000 scholarship is available to currently enrolled students who submit original artwork for a holiday card. Top twenty selections are publically voted on to determine the winner.


“Be Bold” No-Essay Scholarship
November 30th final deadline (rolling acceptance, earlier applications preferred)

A $25,000 award, plus any additional contributions from the year’s donors, is available based on students’ scholarship profile on Bold.org (like LinkedIn, but for scholarships).


Foreclosure.com Scholarship Program
December 15th deadline

One $4,000 award and two $1,000 awards are available to current students (and enrolled incoming freshmen). Requires an 800–2,000-word essay.


Coupons Plus Deal “Save for Future” Scholarship
Recurring December 31st deadline

$3,000 award available to current college students, including international applicants who write a short essay (between 800 and 1,000 words) on prompt.


Dennis Bonnen Scholarship
December 31st deadline

Academic scholarship, offering $1,000 to a student who writes a brief essay (300–500 words) on the prompt found on the website.


Juno’s Negotiation Scholarship
Awarded monthly

A $1,000 award is available for students who write a brief essay (under 250 words) or video (under 90 seconds) about getting a deal through negotiation, bargaining, etc.


Debt.com Scholarship for Aggressive Scholarship Applicants
Awarded every two months

$500 award available to students who write a short letter and provide proof of applying to many different scholarships.

Intercollegiate Studies Institute Fellowships*
January deadline

Various awards (from $5,000 to $15,000) are available to students pursuing graduate degrees in the humanities or social sciences, with the intent to teach at the college level.


The Warren E. Burger Prize
July 1st deadline

A $5,000 cash award is available for the winning 10,000 to 20,000-word essay on any topic related to professionalism, ethics, civility, and excellence.


Michael Moody Fitness Scholarship
Rolling application acceptance, opening on August 1st

$1,500 award available to a student pursuing further education leading to a career in health and fitness-related fields. Merit and experience-based.


Msgr. Droll Scholarship for Catholic Laity
September deadline

Two $2,000 scholarships are available for candidates seeking additional education for ministry-related work in Catholic parishes. Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree and be enrolled (or plan to be) at a Catholic graduate school in Texas, Arizona, Florida, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Mississippi, an extension program of such a school, or at the Catholic University of America School of Canon Law.

*Asterisked listings indicate scholarships our students have earned.