Outside Scholarships

One of the questions a financial aid counselor hears most frequently is, "How do I apply for scholarships?"  Here is our answer!  This list of resource opportunities can give you a jump start to finding scholarships that you are eligible to apply for.  These are scholarship programs that are in no way affiliated with Radford University, but are opportunities that these organizations would like for us to make known to the student population.  If you have any questions about the scholarship program please contact the organization awarding the scholarship.

General Scholarship Programs

Program Description Required Application
Lee-Jackson Scholarship Program This scholarship foundation has traditionally focused on scholarships as the best vehicle to encourage high school students to continue their education, and sponsors an annual essay competition to make its awards. Lee-Jackson Foundation Website
   
Abbott & Fenner Scholarship
Abbott & Fenner are committed to continuing our efforts at helping those who have the desire and ambition to succeed.  Anyone studying at a post secondary school and is between the ages of 16-30 is encouraged to apply. 
Abbott & Fenner Scholarship Website
AES Engineering Scholarship Scholarships are intended for our 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.
AES Engineering Scholarship Website
     
Martinsville Area Community Foundation Martinsville Area Community Foundation gives scholarships to very deserving students at a 2 or 4 year college.  Martinsville Area Community Foundation Scholarship Website
     
VACU Dorothy J. Hall Scholarship Each year Virginia Credit Union recognizes outstanding student members of all ages through its Dorothy J. Hall Memorial Scholarship program. VACU Dorothy J. Hall Scholarship Website

Art Scholarship Opportunities

Program Description Required Application
     

 

Business Scholarship Opportunities

Program Description Required Application
AICPA Minority Scholarship Program This scholarship program provides awards of up to $5,000 to outstanding minority students to encourage their selection of accounting as a major and their ultimate entry into the profession. These awards are funded by the AICPA Foundation from monies contributed by the AICPA, its members, public accounting firms, and others. AICPA Scholarship Website
     

 

Communication Scholarship Opportunities

Program Description Required Application
     
American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation Scholarships for students in Speech-Language-Hearing programs ASH Scholarship Website

Computer Science Scholarship Opportunities

Program Description Required Application
AFCEA Educational Foundation This scholarship is for ROTC students majoring in electronics, computer science, physics, or mathematics at accredited degree-granting four-year  colleges or universities in the US. Candidates must be enrolled full time as sophomores or juniors at the time of application. AFCEA Scholarship Website
     

 

Criminal Justice Scholarship Opportunities

Program Description Required Application
     

 

Education Scholarship Opportunities

Program Description Required Application
Southside Virginia Tobacco Teacher Scholarship/ Loan Program Promote economic growth and development in Virginia's Southside and Southwest regions by attracting and retaining modern businesses, through methods designed to increase the skill levels of the regions' labor pools.  This objective is reached through a competitive grant program and regional scholarships. VA Tobacco Scholarship and Loan Program Website
     
Virginia Teaching Scholarship Loan Program This program provides assistance to full-time students enrolled at a participating Virginia institution in an approved teacher preparation program for special education, chemistry, physics, earth and space science, foreign languages, or technology education.  Minority students may be enrolled in any content area and male students may be enrolled in any approved elementary or middle schoolteacher preparation program.   The institutions nominate juniors and seniors who have at least a 2.7 grade point average for final selection by the Virginia Department of Education. For more information, students should contact the Director of the Education Department at Participating Colleges or Universities in Virginia.  

Nursing Scholarship Opportunities

Program Description Required Application
Mary Marshall Nursing Scholarship Program Nursing Loan with forgiveness of the loan for each month of engaged service.  Requires Department recommendations.  Administered by the Virginia Department of Health. VDH Website
     

 

On-Line Scholarship Searches

Resource Description Web Address
College Board Hosted by the same company that host's the SAT and provides one of the most comprehensive college search engines, this scholarship search will review up to 2,300 sources of available funding to find your best opportunities. College Board Scholarship Search
fastweb! A free scholarship search solution that uses profile information to search the database and provide you with scholarship opportunities fastweb! Scholarship Search
Scholarships.com A free scholarship search engine that uses profile information to search their database of 2.7 million scholarship opportunities to provide you with numerous scholarship opportunities. Scholarships.com

Scholarships for Special Interest Groups

Program Description Required Application
     
Dolphin Scholarship Foundation Scholarship opportunities for children/step-children, unmarried, under the age of 24 at the time of the deadline of Navy Submariners, Navy members who have served in submarine support activities Dolphin Scholarship Website
Orphan Foundation of America The Orphan Foundation of America (OFA) is one of the country’s leading advocates for older foster youth. It awards well over $1 million annually in scholarships to students in post-secondary programs nationwide. OFA Scholarship Website
     
Army Emergency Relief Fund AER funds are made available to commanders having AER Sections to provide emergency financial assistance to soldiers - active & retired - and their dependents when there is a valid need.
AER Scholarship Website
Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund FEEA is a private, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt corporation which provides educational benefits and emergency assistance exclusively to all civilian federal and postal employees and their dependent family members. FEEA Website
Scholarships for Military Children The Scholarships for Military Children Program was created to recognize the contributions of military families to the readiness of the fighting force and to celebrate the role of the commissary in the military family community. Fisher House Scholarship Website
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Recipients must be US citizen or permanent resident of Hispanic background residing in the fifty states or Puerto Rico, starting as a college freshman, sophomore, junior or senior by Fall 2008, enrolled (or in the process of enrolling) as a Full-time undergraduate student (minimum 12 credits per semester), applying to or enrolled in an accredited college or university in the fifty states or Puerto Rico, and in good academic standing with a minimum of a 3.0  GPA on a 4.0  scale. HSF Scholarship Website
     
Seabee Memorial Scholarship Organization Eligibility: Sons, daughters, step-children and grandchildren of Regular, Reserve, Retired or deceased officers or enlisted members who have served or who are now serving with the Naval Construction Force (Seabees) or Navy Civil Engineer Corps, or who have served, but have since been honorably discharged. Scholarships are for four year bachelor ’s degrees, and are not available for part-time or graduate study. Seabee Scholarship Website
Tylenol Scholarship Healthcare isn't just a career–it's a calling. Practitioners must dedicate their entire professional lives to helping others stay well. Tylenol believes this selflessness should be rewarded. That's why we have awarded $250,000 in scholarships to students pursuing careers in healthcare. Tylenol Scholarship Website
Jeanette Rankin Foundation Each year the Jeannette Rankin Foundation awards grants to low-income women who have a vision of how their education will benefit themselves, their families, and their communities. The JRF grants are for $2000 and are awarded each fall. The grants are typically distributed through the financial aid office, but are not restricted to tuition expenses. JRF award money can be used for books, supplies, transportation, childcare, or other expenses that will help the recipient achieve her educational goals. Selection is competitive, which means that meeting the eligibility requirements does not guarantee the receipt of a grant. Jeanette Rankin Scholarship Website
American Association of University Women One of the world's largest sources of funding exclusively for graduate women, the AAUW Educational Foundation supports aspiring scholars around the globe, teachers and activists in local communities, women at critical stages of their careers, and those pursuing professions where women are underrepresented. AAUW Fellowship Website