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College Scholarship Opportunities

Online 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!

TheBestColleges.org, a site that focuses on helping people to get the best education possible, just recently created a guide to The Best Scholarships for Women. With the cost of education on the rise, all students need to know their options in paying for education. This guide focuses specifically on scholarship and grant opportunities for female students. For more information, the guide can be found here: http://www.thebestcolleges.org/scholarships-for-women/ .
Seton Hall University (NJ) will award an automatic $8,000 ($2,000/yr. for four years) Catholic High School Achievement Award to students who attend Catholic high schools and meet other eligibility requirements. Eligible students must be currently enrolled in a Catholic high school and have a minimum, unweighted GPA of 3.0 and an SAT score of at 1350 or better, or an ACT composite score of 29 or better. To learn more, click here .
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 Horatio Alger National and State Scholarships will award college scholarships of $6,000 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, click here .
Deadline:  October 25, 2018
The Elks National Foundation awards $2.44 million in college scholarships to a total of 500 high school seniors each year through its Most Valuable Student scholarship contest . Scholarships are awarded based on service, leadership, and financial need. Apply online here . Please note: To be eligible, the applicant is required to have a counselor complete an online counselor’s report. Through the online application, an applicant will enter his/her counselor’s email address to notify the counselor of the applicant’s request.
Deadline:  November 15, 2018
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 $25,000 Light the Way scholarships, renewable all four years. Click here to learn more. 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.
Deadline:  December 15, 2018
Sign up to receive helpful college tips on the Discover Student Loans “College Covered” website , and you could win a $10,000 scholarship ! Throughout the year, eleven eligible students will be randomly selected to receive $10,000 scholarships. Sign up and enter to win here .
Deadline: January 31, 2019
Each year, through their National Scholarship Competition, the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (CA) awards more than 28 scholarships, including eight full-tuition scholarships worth $31,500 each. Student interested in studying Fashion, Visual Arts, Graphics, Interior Design, Social Media and Entertainment are encouraged to apply. Click here for entry details and the most up-to-date information.
Deadline:  March 29, 2019
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.

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