Scholarships & Private Loans
Scholarships are gift funds that are often awarded to students based on various criteria including high academic achievement, special talents, or other associations with the sponsor. Like grants, scholarships do not have to be repaid. However, if you are using Federal Student Aid (FSA), you will need to declare any scholarship awards which may affect your total FSA eligibility.
While we don't directly offer university scholarships, there are many opportunities to apply for private scholarships. In fact, more than 100 organizations have provided our students with scholarships, so it may be worth your time to investigate these and other avenues.
The Kirker Davis Scholarship
Deadline: June 30, 2018
The Kirker Davis Law Associates provide a scholarship open to currently enrolled community college or university students. Eligible students may compete for the scholarship valued at $1,000 by submitting a short essay (less than 500 words). Learn more and apply at the Kirker Davis website.
The 2018 Michael Moody Fitness Scholarship
Deadline: until 1,000 entries are received or until July 15, 2018
The Michael Moody Fitness Scholarship of $1,500 will be awarded to one high school senior, undergraduate, or graduate student interest in pursuing a career in the health and fitness related fields. You must demonstrate outstanding achievement, participation and leadership in school activities and work experience. Learn more and apply at the Michael Moody website.
The Law Office of Michael D. Waks Essay Contest
Deadline: August 1, 2018
The Law Office of Michael D. Waks Essay Contest is open to eligible students who are facing the unique challenges of attaining higher education and achieving career goals while living with a disability. Eligible undergraduate students may compete for a scholarship valued at $1,000 by submitting a 1000-word essay. Learn more and apply at the Law Office of Michael D. Waks website.
The Department of Defense SMART Scholarship for Service
Applications Open: August 1, 2018
Deadline: December 1, 2018
The Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service program is open to students pursuing technical undergraduate or graduate degrees in one of 19 Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. In addition to scholarship, selected students may be gainfully employed by the Department of Defense (DoD) upon degree completion. Learn more and apply at the SMART Scholarship website.
Scholarship Search Services
Organizations that Have Provided Scholarships to our Students
NOTE: If you decide to use an awarded scholarship to pay for school, you must indicate this payment method when you register for courses. Once the scholarship funds are verified, you'll be able to enter your classroom.
Private loan programs are typically available through banks, credit unions, credit cards, and other private loan companies.
- Because the terms and conditions of private loans vary, we recommend that you carefully explore your federal aid eligibility before applying for private loans.
- Only direct costs, including course materials for graduate students and technology expenses are considered when certifying loans.
- Once you have been approved for a private student loan, you can email the financial aid office to include course materials or technology fees in your loans.