Outside Scholarships

Below you’ll find many of the scholarships available to SPU students from outside agencies and organizations. You can browse through all of them, or search using specific keywords.

These scholarships include:

  • regionally based scholarships
  • ethnicity-based scholarships
  • scholarships for military veterans
  • scholarships for first-in-the-family college students
  • scholarships for students who have been in foster care
  • scholarships for particular majors or areas of interest
  • and many more

You can also find outside scholarship information in a physical notebook located in the SFS lobby in Demaray Hall, or search for scholarships in scholarship databases organized according to majors or areas of interest on our Scholarship Search Sites page.

Nursing majors will find opportunities below, as well as on sites maintained by the School of Health Sciences. Undergraduate students can access those opportunities here and Graduate students here.

24/7 Locksmith Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Available to: Students who are currently enrolled in college, university or high school. Students who are majoring in Technology & Engineering, Electronics, IT or Computer science are encouraged to apply.
  • Deadline: October 31, 2018
  • Instructions: Visit website for additional information.

ABC Fundraising Scholarship

  • Amount: $2,500
  • Available to: Current high school junior, high school senior, college undergraduate, or graduate students that have participated in consistent volunteer work.
  • Deadline: June 30, 2019
  • Instructions: Visit website for specific details.

Air Force Health Professions Scholarship

  • Amount: Varies
  • Available to: US citizens who have been accepted to a graduate program in a health profession.
  • Deadline:
  • Instructions: Visit website for specific details

Annual Oberto Students Contest

  • Amount: 1st Place: $3000; 2nd Place: $1500 3rd Place: $500
  • Available to: Students enrolled in college or university. Must be legal residents of the U.S., Canada, New Zealand, Australia or the UK.
  • Deadline: November 30, 2018
  • Instructions: See website for details.

Aspiring Physician Award

  • Amount: $5,000
  • Available to: Students who are currently enrolled in premed or other undergraduate science programs. Must have cumulative GPA of 3.75.
  • Deadline: July 05, 2018; Next deadline December 31, 2018.
  • Instructions: See website for details.

Atlanta Car Accident Lawyers 2018 Community Service Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Available to: Incoming first-year college students and undergraduate and graduate students. Must have at least a 3.0 GPA and community service experience.
  • Deadline: December 31, 2018
  • Instructions: Submit 500-1,000 word essay. See website for details.

AudioReputation Annual Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Available to: Students currently attending or planning to attend a graduate or undergraduate program at a college or university.
  • Deadline: December 30, 2018
  • Instructions: Please see website for details.

Barefoot Community Impact Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Available to: Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited university.
  • Deadline: January 15, 2019
  • Instructions: See website for instructions.

Ben Abbott & Associates Driving Safety Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Available to: Applicants enrolled, or due to be enrolled, as a full-time student at an accredited college or university for the semester they are applying to receive the scholarship.
  • Deadline: February 01, 2019
  • Instructions: See website for instructions.

Benjamin Gilman International Scholarship

  • Amount: Varies
  • Available to: U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.
  • Deadline: Deadline varies depending on study abroad quarter(s).
  • Instructions: Submit application online.

BestCarSeat Scholarship

  • Amount: 800-3500
  • Available to: Students currently enrolled in High School or university in the United States. Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Deadline: December 28, 2018
  • Instructions: See website for details.

Blake Rubin Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Available to: Current high school seniors that have been accepted into a university or college or current university or college students (including undergraduate,graduate and postgraduate students) who are not in their final year of study.
  • Deadline: January 31, 2019
  • Instructions: See website for instructions.

Caitlan Wallace Memorial Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Available to: Full-time enrolled undergraduate students who graduated from an Arizona high school or if their permanent residence is in Arizona. GPA must be at least 3.0.
  • Deadline: November 01, 2018
  • Instructions: Essay required. See website for details.

Cardsdirect Future Designer Scholarship

  • Amount: $2,500
  • Available to: U.S. residents who are enrolled full-time in a post-secondary education institution or one that has been formally accepted into a post-secondary educational institution and will begin school within the next calendar year.
  • Deadline: November 01, 2018
  • Instructions: See website for details.

The CellWaves Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Available to: Applicants must be accepted to a college or you are enrolled as a current undergraduate student.
  • Deadline: May 01, 2019
  • Instructions: See website for details.

Chrissy Weems Future Entrepreneurs Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Available to: High school seniors who have been accepted into a college or university or a current college student.
  • Deadline: February 28, 2019
  • Instructions: See website for details.

Clutch Prep Scholarships

  • Amount: $500-$750
  • Available to: Currently enrolled students in a 2-4 year accredited college or university. Must be pursuing an Engineering degree.
  • Deadline: Varies
  • Instructions: See website for details.

Coca-Cola Scholarship

  • Amount: Varies and renewable
  • Available to: Graduating high school seniors enrolled either full-time or part-time in accredited colleges or universities. Minimum 3.0 GPA required. 252 awards are granted annually.
  • Deadline: Annual deadline
  • Instructions: See website.

Community Foundation of Southwest WA Scholarships

  • Amount: $1,000-$5,000
  • Available to: Graduating high school students and undergraduates from Clark County, WA.
  • Deadline: See website for various scholarship deadlines.
  • Instructions: See website for details on deadlines, eligibility, and requirements.

Connect First Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Available to: All applicants must be enrolled, as a full-time student at an accredited college or university for the semester they are applying to receive the scholarship. An interest in technology or business preferred but not required.
  • Deadline: January 02, 2019
  • Instructions: See website for details.

Coupon Lawn Student Scholarship

  • Amount: $5,000
  • Available to: Students enrolled in undergraduate, graduate or post graduate programs at an accredited university located in the United States or Canada and be in good academic standing.
  • Deadline: February 28, 2019
  • Instructions: See website for details.

CustodyxChange Single Parent Scholarship

  • Amount: $500-$1,000
  • Available to: Full time enrolled students who have primary physical custody of one or more minor children. Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher or be a first year student.
  • Deadline: Annual deadlines.
  • Instructions: Submit 400-500 word essay. See website for details.

DCAcar Scholarship

  • Amount: $2,000
  • Available to: Undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at an accredited college or university in the US.
  • Deadline: November 30, 2018
  • Instructions: Submit essay. See website for details.

Dealhack Community Volunteer Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,500
  • Available to: Students who are enrolled full-time at a college or university in the US or Canada for the 2018-2019 academic year. Must be in good academic standing and exemplify outstanding community volunteer involvement.
  • Deadline: June 30, 2019
  • Instructions: Submit essay and online application. See website for details.

Dietspotlight Research Leadership Scholarship

  • Amount: 1st place: $3,000; 2nd 3rd 4th place: $1,000
  • Available to: All students.
  • Deadline: December 31, 2018
  • Instructions: Essay required. Visit website for specific details.

Digital Media Scholarship Program

  • Amount: $1,500
  • Available to: Students from all majors and backgrounds are encouraged to participate. Students must be attending or will attend as a full-time student and must provide the latest transcript with a minimum GPA of 3.3 or higher.
  • Deadline: December 07, 2018
  • Instructions: See website for details.

DLE Lawyers Video Scholarship for Aspiring Medical Professionals

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Available to: Applicants must be a citizen of the United States, must be able to demonstrate full-time enrollment at an accredited college or university in pursuit of a degree related to the medical field. Applicants must maintain a minimum GPA score of 3.0 through the time that you apply.
  • Deadline: January 01, 2019
  • Instructions: See website for details.

Dress and Charm Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Available to: Graduating high school seniors and undergraduate students.
  • Deadline: November 30, 2018
  • Instructions: See website for details.

EasyRinger Scholarship

  • Amount: $500
  • Available to: Applicants must be accepted or enrolled in an accredited two-year or four-year college.
  • Deadline: December 01, 2018
  • Instructions: See website for instructions.

Einstein Moving Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Available to: Full-time enrolled undergraduate students with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.
  • Deadline: December 01, 2018
  • Instructions: Essay required. Visit website for specific details.

Employment BOOST College Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Available to: Graduating high school students or students currently attending college. Students must have a 3.6 GPA or above.
  • Deadline: October 01, 2018; Quarterly Deadlines: April 1st, July 1st, October 1st & January 1st
  • Instructions: See website for details.

Empowered Future Teachers Scholarship

  • Amount: $10,000
  • Available to: Applicants must be pursuing a career as a preschool-5th grade teacher (any discipline), must be enrolled at an accredited 2-year, 4-year, technical/vocational college, or university in the United States. Must be pursuing an Education-related degree.
  • Deadline: January 01, 2019
  • Instructions: See website for details.

EtailPro Entrepreneur Scholarship

  • Amount: 1st place: $2,000; 2nd place: $1,000; 3rd place: $1,000
  • Available to: High school graduates planning on attending college or university and undergraduate students.
  • Deadline: No deadline, organization awards scholarships each quarter
  • Instructions: Submit 1000 or less essay. See website for details.

FamilyAssets Scholarship

  • Amount: $3,000
  • Available to: Students who are enrolled in an accredited university in the US. Must be either volunteering providing services to seniors or helping take care of an elderly relative at home.
  • Deadline: August 01, 2019
  • Instructions: See website for details.

Feathr Wallpaper Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Available to: Current or prospective arts, performing arts, humanities or design student at an accredited United States university or college.
  • Deadline: December 01, 2018; Submit a written essay answering the question, "How and why has a piece of art influenced your personal, educational and/or creative development." by December 1, 2018 to submit@feathr.com. Essays must be 700-1000 words long.
  • Instructions: See website for details.

Ford Foundation Fellowships

  • Amount: One year stipends ranging from $25,000 to $45,000.
  • Available to: Predoctoral, dissertation, and postdoctoral fellows committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level. Must be US citizens or eligible non-citizen.
  • Deadline: Varies depending on the type of fellowship.
  • Instructions: See website for details.

Framebridge Moments Scholarship

  • Amount: $2,500
  • Available to: Graduating senior in high school or a freshman, sophomore, or junior in college or trade school and at least 16 years of age. Applicants must be legal US residents who are currently attending or are accepted to a University or Trade School in the United States.
  • Deadline: October 28, 2018
  • Instructions: See website for instructions.

Fundera College Scholarship

  • Amount: $2,000
  • Available to: Participant must be a current or incoming student at a university in the U.S. and be able to provide documentation to confirm enrollment.
  • Deadline: January 01, 2019
  • Instructions: See website for details.

Gates Millennium Scholarship

  • Amount: Varies based on financial need determined through the FAFSA application. Average award in the past years was $12,785.
  • Available to: Students of color who are African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian American/Pacific Islander, or Hispanic American. Must be an incoming freshman in the Fall with a minimum GPA of 3.3 or have a GED. Must be eligible for the Federal Pell grant; other criteria on website
  • Deadline: See website for deadline.
  • Instructions: See website for instructions.

Geneva Rock Scholarship

  • Amount: $2,000
  • Available to: Applicants must be currently enrolled in an accredited university, college, trade or vocational school. Scholarship applicants must be in pursuit of construction-related careers including, but not limited to: Construction management, civil engineering, business, and commercial/professional sales.
  • Deadline:
  • Instructions: See website for instructions.

Global Vision Packaging, Print and Graphic Design Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Available to: Applicant must be majoring in a Packaging, Print, Graphic Design or Journalism course in an accredited College or University.
  • Deadline: June 01, 2019
  • Instructions: See website for details.

Groove Life Education Scholarship

  • Amount: $5,000
  • Available to: Students in the US who are studying in business, entrepreneurship or graphic design related fields. You must currently be attending an accredited college or university within the United States. All applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents.
  • Deadline: July 01, 2019
  • Instructions: See website for details.

Hartford Technology Rental Co. IT Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000 Biannually
  • Available to: Full-time, undergraduate students (Junior or Senior) with an IT Major or IT related major.
  • Deadline: November 30, 2018
  • Instructions: See website for details.

Herrman & Herrman Innovation Scholarship Essay Contest

  • Amount: 1000-2500
  • Available to: High school juniors and seniors, and students currently enrolled in 2-year or 4-year undergraduate program at colleges or universities in the United
  • Deadline: December 01, 2018
  • Instructions: See website for details.

Homedust Scholarship

  • Amount: $3,000
  • Available to: Full-time enrolled undergraduate students.
  • Deadline: December 05, 2018
  • Instructions: See website for details.

Horatio Alger Association National & State Scholarships

  • Amount: $10,000-$25,000
  • Available to: Current high school students with an anticipated 2018 graduation date. Students must have an adjusted family income of $55,000 or lower and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0. Must be a US citizen.
  • Deadline: October 25, 2018
  • Instructions: Submit application online. See website for details.

America's Rehab Campus Humanitarian Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,500
  • Available to: Students enrolled in a university of higher learning next year or currently enrolled at a collegiate institution in a program that culminates with a bachelor or graduate degree.
  • Deadline: November 30, 2018
  • Instructions: See website for instructions.

Ivey Engineering Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Available to: High school seniors who are planning on attending a college or university or are already enrolled as an undergraduate in a college or university in the United States or Canada.
  • Deadline: May 01, 2018; Entries are bi-annually on May 1 and November 1.
  • Instructions: See website for details.

James Madison Fellowship Scholarship

  • Amount: $24,000 Varies
  • Available to: Applicants must be planning on becoming teachers of the American Constitution at the secondary school level.
  • Deadline: March 06, 2019
  • Instructions: See website for details.

Key Thinkers Scholarship

  • Amount: $2,500
  • Available to: Students who are 18 years or older, a US citizen or Permanent Resident, enrolled full-time at an accredited college, university, or trade school, and cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.
  • Deadline: June 30, 2018; Summer quarter: June 30th; Fall quarter: September 30th; Winter quarter: December 31st
  • Instructions: Submit essay and online application. See website for details.

Lark's Prediabetes Symptoms Scholarship

  • Amount: $3,500
  • Available to: Students who will be enrolled full-time at an accredited college or university during 2018-19 academic year, or who are currently enrolled.
  • Deadline: December 01, 2018
  • Instructions: See website for details.

Leesa Social Impact Scholarship

  • Amount: $10,000
  • Available to: Students accepted or enrolled at accredited college or university that demonstrates commitment to social action. Must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA.
  • Deadline: November 15, 2018
  • Instructions: See website for details.

MDsyncNet Future of Healthcare Communications Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Available to: Undergradute students who are studying health or medicine full-time at a two-year college, a four-year university, or a postsecondary vocational school in the U.S.or High school seniors who plan to study health or medicine full-time at a two-year college, a four-year university or a postsecondary vocational school in the U.S. for the 2019-2020 school year.
  • Deadline: December 20, 2018
  • Instructions: See website for details.

Munley Law Scholarship

  • Amount: $2,500
  • Available to: Applicants must have proof of enrollment and good standing in a college, university, medical school, or law school. You must be a legal resident of the United States.
  • Deadline: November 12, 2018
  • Instructions: See website for details.

Newsome Melton Student Leadership Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,500
  • Available to: Students with a 3.0 GPA;history of leadership at school or in the community; enrolled in or accepted to an accredited college or university.
  • Deadline: December 15, 2018
  • Instructions: See website for instructions.

The Newsome Melton Student Leadership Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,500
  • Available to: Applicants must have a history of leadership at school or in the community;must be enrolled in or accepted to an accredited college or university.
  • Deadline: December 15, 2018
  • Instructions: See website for details.

Passport to College Promise Scholarship

  • Amount: $4,500
  • Available to: Students who spent at least one year in foster care in Washington state after their 16th birthday. Emancipated from care on or after January 1, 2017. Enroll at least half-time by their 22nd birthday. Must be a WA resident.
  • Deadline:
  • Instructions: No published deadline, complete consent form for more information.

Patrick Dwyer "Pay It Forward" Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Available to: High School students graduating this calendar year and have been accepted into a college, university, trade school, or design school or students currently enrolled in a college, university, trade school or design school.
  • Deadline: November 30, 2018
  • Instructions: See website for instructions.

Pound Coffee Scholarship

  • Amount: $600
  • Available to: Current or future students enrolled in an academic course for the academic year 2018/2019. Must be 18 years or older.
  • Deadline: December 31, 2018
  • Instructions: See website for details.

PromoCodes Student Savings Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Available to: Graduating senior in high school or a current freshman, sophomore, or junior in college. You must be between the ages of 16 and 22.
  • Deadline: December 19, 2018
  • Instructions: See website for details.

Renewed Hope Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Available to: Undergraduate, Graduate, and Incoming Students. Must be legal residents of the United States or Canada.
  • Deadline: December 15, 2018
  • Instructions: See website for details.

RewardExpert Financial Wellness Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Available to: Undergraduate students at an accredited university within the U.S. in their second, third, or fourth year. First year students do not qualify. Minimum cumulative GPA must be 3.3/4.0. Applicants must be on track towards earning a degree in Finance, Accounting, Business, Mathmatics, or other fields related to personal finance.
  • Deadline: November 15, 2018
  • Instructions: See website for details.

Roomtorooms Interior Space Design Award Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Available to: Students currently enrolled at a university or college with an interest in interior design and architecture.
  • Deadline: December 31, 2018
  • Instructions: See website for details.

Rotary Foundation Global Scholarship Grants for Development

  • Amount: Amount varies.
  • Deadline: Deadlines vary.
  • Instructions: Provides funding for graduate coursework or research for one to four academic years; for Non-Rotarians sponsored by qualified Rotary Clubs.

Sachs Marketing General Education Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Available to: Students currently enrolled in an accredited college or university.
  • Deadline: December 15, 2018
  • Instructions: See website for details.

Seattle Foundation Scholarships

  • Amount: Varies depending on the scholarship
  • Available to: High school seniors and undergraduate/graduate college students who are Washington residents.
  • Deadline: Deadline varies for different scholarships.
  • Instructions: Submit an application on TheWashBoard

Seattle Milk Fund Child Care Grant

  • Amount: $2,000 per quarter
  • Available to: Full-time enrolled parents pursuing their first associate or bachelor's degree. Must have overall GPA of 2.5 or greater and complete the FAFSA application. Application is need-based.
  • Deadline: See website for details.
  • Instructions: Submit online application.

Simmons & Fletcher Christian Studies Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Available to: Applicants must be U.S. permanent residents or U.S. citizens, be enrolled in, accepted to or plan on attending a Christian College or University, must be a participant in volunteer or community work.
  • Deadline: July 01, 2019
  • Instructions: Please see website for details.

Simmrin Law Group Entrepreneurial Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,500
  • Available to: Students currently enrolled in, or have been accepted by an accredited university/college in the United States. We encourage both undergraduate and graduate students to apply. Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Deadline: June 15, 2019
  • Instructions: See website for details.

SimpliSafe STEM Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Available to: Students pursuing a Bachelors, Masters, or PhD program in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics Field (STEM). Must have minimum GPA of 3.0. Must be a US citizen.
  • Deadline: November 30, 2018
  • Instructions: Submit essay and online application.

Simplr Artificial Intelligence and Technology Scholarship

  • Amount: $5,000
  • Available to: Applicants must be a US citizen or legal US resident who is currently enrolled full-time at an accredited community college, college or university, or accredited law school, and will be enrolled in the Fall of 2018. Students with full academic scholarships are not eligible to apply.
  • Deadline: December 31, 2018
  • Instructions: See website for details.

Start sleeping scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Available to: Students who are currently enrolled in high school, college or university in the US. Must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Deadline: March 31, 2019
  • Instructions: See website for details.

Stratos Jet Charters Scholarship

  • Amount: $2,000
  • Available to: High School seniors or students currently enrolled in a college or university who are planning to enter the field of aviation industry. Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Deadline: May 01, 2019
  • Instructions: Please see website for details.

Student Veterans Scholarships

  • Amount: $10,000
  • Available to: Student veterans as proven by a DD 214 and transcript and have received an honorable discharge, or be in good standing with his/her branch of service. Must be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate program of study in engineering, computer science, computer engineering, accounting, finance, human resources and/or information technology management.
  • Deadline: Check website for annual deadlines.
  • Instructions: View website link for information on each different scholarship.

The Expert Institute Healthcare & Life Sciences Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Available to: Applicants must be actively pursuing a degree related to healthcare or the life sciences.
  • Deadline: December 31, 2018
  • Instructions: See website for details.

The Zebra Washington Tour Guide Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Available to: Currently enrolled at or planning to attend a four-year university, graduate program, community college, or trade school located in the US.
  • Deadline: December 31, 2018
  • Instructions: See website for details.

The Kristina Flores "Overcoming All Odds Scholarship"

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Available to: High school students, vocational/professional students, freshman & sophomores in college.
  • Deadline: April 01, 2019
  • Instructions: See website for details.

UNCF Scholarships

  • Amount: Varies
  • Available to: View website to see if you're eligible for one UNCF's scholarships.
  • Deadline: Annual deadlines vary with differing scholarship.
  • Instructions: View website for specific information on Gates Millennium Scholarship, UNCF Stem Scholars, etc.

US Army Health Professions Scholarship

  • Amount: 100% tuition and monthly stipend
  • Available to: Full-time enrolled medical and dental students in an accredited graduate program. Must be a U.S. citizen. Must qualify as a commissioned officer.
  • Deadline: Variable deadlines.
  • Instructions: See website for details on the application process.

Westwind Recovery Residences Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Available to: Any student currently enrolled in any accredited college is eligible to enter.
  • Deadline: December 15, 2018
  • Instructions: See website for details.

Washington Women In Need Education Grant

  • Amount: $5000 Grantees are eligible to apply for one additional $5,000 grant, up to a maximum of $10,000 in total WWIN funding.
  • Available to: Women, 18 years or older, resided in Washington for the past 12 months, US citizen or permanent citizen, admitted in an approved college or university, enrolled in a specific program, low income (see website criteria).
  • Deadline: November 11, 2018; Annual scholarship
  • Instructions: Visit website for specific details on how to apply.