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/
Cappex: www.cappex.com
College Scholarship: www.college-scholarships.com
Fastweb: www.fastweb.com
Finaid: www.finaid.org
Free 4 U: www.free-4u.com
GoodCall Scholarship Search: http://www.goodcall.com/scholarships/search
Guide to Paying for College: https://studentloans.net/guide-to-paying-for-college/
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
QuestBridge: www.questbridge.org
SallieMae College Answer: www.collegeanswer.com
SallieMae Scholar: www.salliemae.com/scholar
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/
Student Aid: www.studentaid.ed.gov

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/.

Create an account on College Week Live and you could win a $5,000 scholarship, while learning about an additional $6 million in scholarship money available to students. To learn more, go to http://www.collegeweeklive.com/go?refcode=PAR_CARNEGIE_SPRING2016_EMAILSCHOLARSHIPSAT

Peterson’s Nelnet, LLC, is sponsoring the $500 Because College is Expensive Scholarship. Recipient will be determined by random drawing. Applicants must be United States citizens who are currently enrolled in or planning to enroll at a college or university. Applicant must also sign up for a Peterson's account. To enter, to to http://www.collegexpress.com/scholarships/because-college-is-expensive-scholarship/2026767/?utm_source=In-House&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GC_CXSS_032517.
Deadline: June 30, 2017

Enter two win a $5,000 scholarship from Nitro by completing a Scholarship Survey and answering three short-answer questions. Refer a friend and receive a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship. Enter at https://www.nitrocollege.com/nitro-scholarship-application.
Deadline: June 30, 2017

Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants will award $1,000 A & F Scholarships to the winners of their annual scholarship essay contest, open to current high school juniors and seniors. To apply, students must write a 500-1,000 word essay on the following topic: Describe your educational career and life goals. Explain your plan for achieving these goals. Include your degree/major, why you selected it, and how this degree/major will help you achieve your goals. Completed essays must be submitted via email to scholarships@abbottandfenner.com. Please include your full name, mailing address, and phone number. Visit http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm to learn more.
Deadline: June 12, 2017

The winner of the Wyzant College Scholarship Contest will be awarded $10,000 for answering the question, What challenge have you overcome that has best prepared you for college? The second-place winner will be awarded $3,000, and the third-place winner will receive $2,000. To enter, go to https://www.wyzant.com/scholarships?utm_source=crm&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2017_scholarship&utm_content=20161108_student_launch&utm_term=cta.
Deadline: June 1, 2017

College-bound seniors who plan to pursue an animation-related degree are eligible to apply for a $1,000 Animation Scholarship from AnimationCareerReview,com. Applicants must complete a scholarship application and submit an original essay on the following topic: What specific skill do you most want to develop? To enter, visit http://www.animationcareerreview.com/animationcareerreviewcom-aspiring-animation-professional-scholarship-program.
Deadline: June 1, 2017

OMBAR will award a $1,000 Aspiring Business Professional Scholarship to a high school senior who intends to pursue a business related degree at an accredited post-secondary school or college, has a demonstrable record of academic success, and has a passion and drive for a business career. Applicants must complete a scholarship application and submit an original 250-500 word essay on the following topic: Why is the formal study of business and its related fields important? To learn more or enter, go to http://www.onlinembareport.com/ombar-aspiring-business-professional-scholarship-program
Deadline: June 1, 2017

AED Superstore is a nationwide distributor of automated external defibrillators and related accessories dedicated to increasing awareness and education around CPR and AEDs. AED Superstore is offering its first bi-annual scholarship of $1,000 to college-bound high-school seniors. To enter this scholarship contest, students must submit either a short essay or video, based on the information about AEDs and sudden cardiac arrest provided on the scholarship website. To learn more or apply, go to http://www.aedsuperstore.com/scholarship.html.
Deadline: May 31, 2017

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

BestMattressReviews.com is offering a $1,000 scholarship to eligible high school seniors in a effort to give back and also to promote sleep awareness. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and must plan to pursue a degree at an accredited post-secondary intuition. To enter, students must create a short video and a google doc answering questions about their own sleeping habits and the importance of sleep as a public health issue. To learn more, go to https://www.bestmattressreviews.com/sleep-scholarship/.
Deadline: May 19, 2017

The Taco Bell Foundation will award scholarships of $2,500-$25,000 to the winners of the Live Mas Scholarship contest. Applicants must be U.S. citizens between the ages of 16 and 24. Students need to submit a short film of 2 minutes or less that shows or explains their life's passion. The film can be a short film, animation or simple personal testimonial. Selection is based on the ideas represented and not the expertise in creating a film. To learn more, go to http://www.collegexpress.com/scholarships/live-mas-scholarship/2026780/?utm_source=In-House&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GC_CXSS_032517.
Deadline: May 12, 2017

The Paradigm Challenge will award scholarships of $500-$25,000 to students who submit winning answers to the following question: In 140 characters or less, describe an idea to reduce waste in your home, school, community or around the world. To learn more, go to http://www.collegexpress.com/scholarships/project-paradigm/2026765/?utm_source=In-House&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GC_CXSS_032517.
Deadline: May 1, 2017

The Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation Scholarship Program will award college scholarships of $1,000-$2,000 to selected students of Hispanic ancestry who demonstrate financial need and have a minimum cumulative QPA of at least 3.0. Applications are available at http://pmahcc.org/2017-Scholarships.
Deadline: April 30, 2017

Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 Freddie Fu Sports Medicine Scholarship Program. Rising seniors who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership qualities, community involvement and a commitment to a career in Sports Medicine are encouraged to apply. One $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to a selected individual in return for a six-week summer internship at the UPMC Center for Sports Medicine. Download an application at http://www.upmc.com/Services/sports-medicine/services/athletic-training/Pages/scholarships.aspx.
Deadline: April 22, 2017

The Passavant Memorial Homes Foundation is once again accepting applications for the Jamie Ellenberger Scholarship Program. Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to graduating seniors who plan to pursue a 2- or 4-year post-secondary degree. Applications are available in the Counseling Center.
Deadline: April 21, 2017

The Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation will award at least two $6,000 college scholarships this year. Applicants must reside in Allegheny County and have a minimum GPA of 3.25. The award is based on a student’s academic achievement, community service or work experience, financial need and interest in the history, architecture, and/or landscape design of Allegheny County. Applications are available at http://phlf.org/education-department/scholarships/.
Deadline: April 19, 2017

The American Association of Drilling Engineers, Appalachian Chapter, will award twenty $1,000 scholarships to college-bound seniors. Recipients of these scholarships will be eligible to apply for one of three planned $2,000 annual scholarships which may be in effect for the remaining three years of college. Thus the total potential AADE aid could amount to $7,000 over four years. Applicants should have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above; have scored a minimum 27 on the ACT, or minimum 600 in Math and 600 in Critical Reading on the SAT; and have been accepted to a college in PA, OH, or WV. Applications are available online at http://www.aade.org/chapters/appalachian-basin/.
Deadline: April 15, 2017

Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week (PFEW) is a one-of-a-kind summer program that offers rising juniors and seniors a unique and challenging opportunity to see what it is like to run their own business. Five one-week sessions are being offered. Participants will make up an "imaginary" management team where they will learn first-hand about the Free Enterprise System. Their task - turn their failing company into a financial success! They will develop their own marketing strategies, design a website and in essence, make all of the decisions that are demanded of real life company executives. In addition, students will learn what it is like to live on a college campus for a week (Lycoming College or the Pennsylvania College of Technology). All students accepted into the program receive a $575 scholarship that covers everything but the cost of transportation and a $285 registration fee. Participants will also receive scholarships of $8,000-$20,000 if they choose to attend college at a host school. Learn more or apply at http://www.pfew.org/students.php.
Deadline: April 7, 2017