Scholarship Opportunities

Internet Scholarship & Financial Aid Sites

Looking for scholarships? While we list a number of scholarship opportunities on this page, we encourage you to take advantage of the following scholarship and financial aid resources as well:

NEW - Micro-Scholarships: https://www.raise.me
Accounting Scholarships: http://www.mastersinaccounting.info/resources/accounting-scholarships/
Fastweb: www.fastweb.com
Finaid: www.finaid.org
GoodCall Scholarship Search: http://www.goodcall.com/scholarships/search
SallieMae College Answer: www.collegeanswer.com
SallieMae Scholar: www.salliemae.com/scholar
Cappex: www.cappex.com
QuestBridge: www.questbridge.org
Student Aid: www.studentaid.ed.gov
Free 4 U: www.free-4u.com
College Scholarship: www.college-scholarships.com
OldSchool.com: www.theoldschool.org/scholars2.easp
Online College Scholarships for Women: http://www.onlinecolleges.net/for-students/scholarships-for-women/
PA College Scholarships: http://www.college-scholarships.com/schools/pennsylvania/
Pittsburgh Foundation: www.pittsburghfoundation.org
School Soup Scholarship Search: www.schoolsoup.com
Scholarship Hunter: www.scholarshiphunter.com
Scholarship America: www.scholarshipamerica.org
Scholarships for Women: http://www.affordablecolleges.com/resources/scholarships-for-women/
Scholarship Resources for Women: http://www.moneygeek.com/education/college/resources/scholarships-for-women-guide/

Current Scholarship Opportunities

Below you will find links to scholarship opportunities available to all students. These scholarships are offered by outside organizations not affiliated with OLSH. It is your responsibility to review and complete all application requirements. Be sure to begin the application process well in advance of the posted deadlines.

Remember to check back often, as this page will be updated regularly!

The Art Institute of Pittsburgh has announced an innovative new grant program for students. The Art Grant rewards students for successfully completing course credits and progressing toward graduation. Students can earn grant funding for every 12 course credits earned while maintaining continuous enrollment status, regardless of their program of study. Bachelor’s degree candidates can earn an average of up to 20% of their tuition cost. For more information, please go to www.artinstitutes.edu/pittsburgh/tuition-aid/scholarships.

Founded in 1904, Assumption College (MA) stands today as one of the top New England Catholic colleges, combining a foundation of liberal arts and sciences with more than 40 majors across the life sciences, business, education and communications fields. Each year, Assumption College awards up to fifty $24,000 Light the Way scholarships, renewable all four years. To learn more, go to https://www.assumption.edu/admissions/financial-aid/light-way-scholarship. Assumption also awards all Catholic high school students the $2,500/year, renewable Brassard Scholarship, for a total gift of $10,000 over four years. To learn more about Assumption College, visit www.assumption.edu.

Did you know that students at Carlow University (http://www.carlow.edu/) can receive up to $80,000 in merit scholarships? To find out how much merit aid YOU can get at Carlow, simply write down your cumulative GPA and your SAT scores and find them on the Scholarship and Grant chart here: http://carlow-qa01.carlow.edu/Carlow_Scholarships_and_Grants.aspx. No additional scholarship application is necessary.

College Xpress is a college planning website, including comprehensive college and scholarship search tools, tons of informational articles and advice, college lists and rankings and one-click college recruitment. Visit http://www.collegexpress.com/ to search for available scholarships.

Duquesne University is offering a 50% tuition scholarship for freshmen Education majors. This scholarship is renewable for four years, as long as the student remains an Education major. To learn more, go to http://www.duq.edu/academics/schools/education/undergraduate-programs/tuition or contact Rachael Moore at moorer6@duq.edu or 412-396-5193.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Students of the Year is an exciting leadership development and philanthropy program in which high school students participate in a fundraising competition to benefit LLS. The candidates/teams who raise the most money at the end of the 7 week competition earn the title Student(s) of the Year as well as a $5,000 scholarship. Go to http://www.studentseries.org/high-schools/students-of-the-year to learn more.

Dr. Michael Grandillo, president of Madonna University (MI), is offering an automatic scholarship of $5,000 or more to any OLSH student who applies to Madonna. Madonna University, like OLSH, was founded by the Felician Sisters and is rooted in the Catholic Felician Franciscan tradition. The university offers over 100 career-focused undergraduate majors, as well as 30 graduate-level programs. Students should mention the scholarship offer from Dr. Grandillo when applying. Go to www.madonna.edu/

McDaniels College (MD) will award $25,000 per year Educator’s Legacy Scholarships to children of K-12 educators with four or more years of current and consecutive full-time employment. Eligible positions in education include teachers, counselors, nurses, support staff, custodians, administrators, etc. Verification of employment will be expected in order to show eligibility. McDaniel College is recognized nationally among 40 “Colleges that Change Lives” and is ranked among Money Magazine’s 50 Best Liberal Arts Colleges. For more information, go to http://www.mcdaniel.edu/undergraduate/admissions/apply/educators-legacy-scholarship.

Mount Aloysius College (PA) will award 30 recipients of the Mercy Presidential Scholarships $48,000 over a four-year period. Candidates must demonstrate a solid academic record; a commitment to home, school and community; leadership abilities and involvement in extra-curricular activities and community service projects. For more information, contact the Office of Undergraduate & Graduate Admissions at 814-886-6383 or visit www.mtaloy.edu.

The Ohio Valley Hospital School of Nursing offers full tuition scholarships to their 21-month RN program, based on pre-entrance exam scores. For more information, contact Leslee Brewster, RN, Nursing Recruiter, at 412-777-6174. More information about the Ohio Valley Hospital School of Nursing is available in the Guidance office. You may also visit their website, http://ohiovalleyhospital.org/schools/school-of-nursing/.

Presentation College (SD) is offering an annual, renewable Catholic High School Scholarship of up to $4,000 to students with a QPA or 3.0 or higher. Enter the code “CATHOLIC POSTCARD” and your application fee will be waived. Learn more about Presentation College at http://www.presentation.edu/.

The $1,000 B. Davis Scholarship application is available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any post secondary institution. There is no age restriction. Application instructions are available at http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm. Be sure to include your name and the school you are attending this year and next. This is not an academic scholarship but the organization would like to know where you are going to school now and what your future academic plans are. Please do not send transcripts or letters of recommendation at this time.
Deadline: May 22, 2017

Applications are now being accepted for the Eugene McDermott Scholars Program at the University of Texas at Dallas. McDermott Scholars receive one of the most selective and generous undergraduate merit awards in the nation; it includes a full scholarship and stipend package with access to UT Dallas’ rigorous education, leadership training, cultural enrichment, and personalized opportunities designed to equip them with the skills, experience, and confidence to succeed as leaders. Visit http://www.utdallas.edu/mcdermott/application-process to apply.
Deadline: January 24, 2017

Boston University (MA) is pleased to announce the 42nd annual Boston University Trustee Scholarship Program. Four-year, full-tuition scholarships will be awarded to 25 new Trustee Scholars. Visit http://www.bu.edu/admissions/apply/tuition-aid-scholarships/scholarships/trustee/ to register for this prestigious scholarship competition.
Deadline: December 1, 2016

The Knights of Columbus St Francis of Assisi Council 2555 is sponsoring a Catholic Citizenship Essay Contest. The contest is open to all Catholic students in grades 8 through 12. The theme of the essay contest is “The Importance of Religious Freedom.” Students must write a 500-750 word essay, based on the prompt provided in the entry form. One first place winner will receive $300. Two runners up in each grade level will receive $100. Entry forms are available in the Counseling Center.
Deadline: December 1, 2016

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program is an undergraduate scholarship program available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend and graduate from the nation's best four-year colleges and universities. Up to 40 students will become Jack Kent Cooke Scholars and will each receive up to $40,000 per year to attend a four-year accredited undergraduate school, as well as many other benefits. Applicants must have an unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above, an SAT score of at least 1200 and/or an ACT composite score of at least 26. To learn more or to apply, go to http://www.jkcf.org/scholarship-programs/college-scholarship/?ep_mid=11293867&ep_rid=78628883. There will be a free webinar on Wednesday, October 19th at 7:00 p.m. on how to submit a competitive application. You can use that same link to register for the webinar.
Deadline: late November

The Horatio Alger Association seeks to assist students who have demonstrated integrity, perseverance in overcoming adversity, strength of character, financial need, a good academic record, commitment to pursue a college education and a desire to contribute to society. The 2017 Horatio Alger National and State Scholarships will award college scholarships of $7,000 to $25,000 to high school seniors who plan to pursue a 4-year degree and who meet the selection criteria. Student must have a GPA of 2.0 or higher in order to apply. To learn more or apply, go to https://scholars.horatioalger.org/.
Deadline: October 25, 2015

Seton Hall University (NJ) is offering students in grades 10-12 (with at GPA of 3.0 or higher) a chance to win cash and scholarships by entering a Pirate Pitch contest designed to teach the basics of entrepreneurship and idea generation. To enter, students must submit an original business idea that, in 350 words or less, describes an innovative product or service that they would like to create. Students may also describe a business they’ve already launched! The winners will receive $1,000-$2,500 in cash, plus $4,000-$10,000 in scholarships to Seton Hall. Visit http://www7.shu.edu/business/hspitch.cfm?utm_source=go/hspitch&utm_medium=go%20url&utm_campaign=High%20School%20Pirates%20Pitch for more information.
Deadline: October 18, 2016

The Wendy’s High School Heisman Scholarship was created by Wendy’s founder Dave Thomas in 1994. Since then, Wendy’s has awarded nearly $2 Million to support education while honoring more than 600,000 of the nation’s most esteemed high school scholar-athletes. If you’re a high school senior dedicated to learning, leading, and performing, you have exactly what it takes to become a Wendy’s High School Heisman. Applicants must have a 3.0 or better average and need to be proven leaders and role models within their school and community. To apply, go to https://www.wendyshighschoolheisman.com/.
Deadline: October 6, 2016