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Outside Scholarships

The financial aid office at Notre Dame College encourages students to pursue outside scholarships to assist in meeting educational expenses.  Outside scholarships are awarded and funded by businesses, private agencies, and other groups and organizations.  They may be awarded for a wide variety of reasons, including academic performance, volunteerism, pursuit of a major, leadership, or other talents.

The listing below contains links to outside scholarship information that donors have forwarded to our office.  It is not a complete listing of available outside scholarship opportunities.   For more information on searching for outside scholarships, please contact the financial aid office.

  1. Throckmorton Scholarship:  Applicant must be African-American or Native American and must provide a brief statement addressing:  why you should be considered, your future goals, college major/minor, needs, and extracurricular activities. 

  2. National Research Council Graduate, Postdoctoral and Senior Research Associateship Programs for 2014

  3. Best Nursing Degree.com Scholarship:  Recipients are randomly selected four times per year.  (Deadline:  April 30, 2014)

  4. Jane Edna Hunter Scholarship:  Established to provide need-based financial assistance for full-time undergraduate women under the age of 30 who are residents of Ohio or South Carolina.  (Deadline:  May 1, 2014)

  5. Americans of Italian Heritage Club Scholarship:  Available to residents of Lake, Geauga, Cuyahoga, and Ashtabula counties.  At least one parent of applicant must be of Italian descent.  Must be a full-time student and demonstrate financial need.  (Deadline:  May 16, 2014)

  6. Abbott and Fenner Scholarship:  Available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any accredited post secondary institution.   (Deadline:  June 14, 2014)

  7. Mansfield Noon Optimist Club Scholarship:  Applicant must have a permanent home address in Richland County; be enrolled full-time; have a minimum 2.5 GPA.  (Deadline:  June 16, 2014)

  8. Pagesz Scholarship Writing Contest:  Applicant must be a current high school senior, undergraduate or graduate student attending an accredited college or private career school who will be continuing their course of studies in the fall of 2014; 18 years of age or older; and a U.S. citizen or holder of a valid and current U.S. Visa.  (Deadline:  July 1, 2014)

  9. Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship:  Candidate must have a declared major of Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry or a related life science field.  (Deadline:  August 1, 2014)

  10. AES Engineering Services Scholarship:  Scholarships are intended for future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post secondary educational facility.  You are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible.  (Deadline:  October 6, 2014)

  11. College Now/Greater Cleveland:  Scholarship link for students from the Greater Cleveland area.

  12. LEAF (Lake/Geauga Educational Assistance Foundation):  Scholarship link for students from Lake and Geauga Counties.

  13. Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF):  The nation’s largest provider of college financial aid for Latino students.

Scholarships Involving Social Media Applications:

  1. Infographic Scholarship:  Create an original Infographic about your major.  Submit and share on Facebook, Twitter or Google+.  (Deadline:  June 22, 2014)

  2. J.W. Surety Bonds Scholarship Giveaway:  Create content for corporate blog for a chance to win up to $25,000 in college tuition.