Outside Scholarships

Scholarship Disclaimer: Montgomery College publicizes information from various businesses, foundations, and civic organizations about scholarships they offer to students. The College is not affiliated with these groups and does not endorse their products or services. Never pay a fee to apply for a scholarship. The links are active at the time the information was received. If you find a link not working, please try to search by the name of the scholarship and also alert our office.

AES Engineering Scholarships—Deadline: October 6, 2017. Students must submit an essay of between 500 and 1000 words in answer to the following question: When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful? What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey? This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post secondary educational facility. You are not required to be taking engineering courses to be eligible. 

Auger & Auger Disabled Scholar Award—Deadlines: July 31 for fall semester and November 30 for spring semester. Applicants must submit an essay and must be either a current graduating high school senior with acceptance to an accredited school or an undergraduate student at an accredited institution within the United States. See website for details.

Bottar Leone Scholarship—Deadline: July 1 for fall semester and December 1 for spring semester. This $2,500.00 scholarship will be awarded twice annually to a recent high school graduate with a documented physical or learning disability.  

Catological Scholarship for the Promotion of Animal Welfare—Deadline: August 1, 2017. Eligibility:  U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident. Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program in the U.S. (or will be by the time the scholarship is awarded).

Future of Assisted Living Scholarship—Deadline: December 31, 2017. This scholarship is awarded annually to three students enrolled in an associate's degree, bachelor's degree, or graduate level program at an accredited two-year college or four-year university. See website for details.

Healthcare Leaders Scholarship—Deadline: January 29, 2018. The Healthcare Leaders Scholarship is offered to students entering or currently pursuing an educational program related to nursing or medicine. All applicants must submit a 600 to 1,000-word essay explaining what they hope to accomplish during their career in the medical field and how the scholarship would fulfill those goals. See website for details.

Herb Block Foundation Scholarships—Deadlines: July 7 for fall semester and November 10 for spring semester. Established in 2005, The Herb Block Scholarship provides financial assistance to high school graduates, community college students, and adult learners who wish to continue their studies at Washington, D.C. area community colleges. 

LA Tutors 123 Innovation in Education Scholarship—Deadline: 20th of each month. Entrants must have designed an innovative project that makes a difference in the lives of others (e.g., a website, series of blogs, an app, fundraising event, etc.) and must submit an essay describing the goal of the particular project and provide supporting documentation. Entrants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (or the equivalent)  and be a citizen of, permanent resident of, or hold a valid student visa in the United States or Canada.

Live Your Dream Awards Program—Applications will be accepted between July 1, 2017, and November 15, 2017. The Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards (formerly the Women’s Opportunity Awards) assists women who provide the primary source of financial support for their families by giving them the resources they need to improve their education, skills and employment prospects.  See website for details.

Maryland Tour Guide Scholarship—Deadline: December 31, 2017. Entrants create an original two to five minute video highlighting their favorite road trip destination(s) in their state. Each video submission must be hosted on YouTube or Vimeo, and should be submitted by email to scholarships@thezebra.com

Montgomery County Executive Hispanic Gala Scholarships—Applications will be accepted after February 15, 2018. The Maryland Hispanic Achievement Scholarship is open to all qualifying students from our diverse community in the State of Maryland. Applicants must have graduated from a Maryland high school or obtained a Maryland GED in the last four years, have a high school/college/university grade point average of 2.5 or greater, attend a Maryland college or university in the Spring next year, and have made a significant contribution of voluntary community service during the last 12 months.

Perfect Plants Nursery Scholarship—Deadline: January 15 annually. Perfect Plants is a family-owned nursery offering a $1,000 scholarship to a student pursuing a degree in the horticultural industry. Applicants must be an incoming freshman, sophomore, junior or senior enrolled full or part time into a course of study at a community college or university leading to a career in the horticultural industry. A 3.0 or above GPA is required of the applicant.

United Negro College Fund (UNCF)—Provides information on how students can register to determine if they qualify for any of the more than 400 scholarships, internships, and fellowship programs that UNCF offers. All students of color, including Hispanic, Asian and Native American students can apply.  For additional information visit the website, then select “for students” and “scholarships” to start the registration process).

Veteran Benefits Scholarship—Deadline: December 31, 2017. Three $2,000 scholarships available to students enrolled in an associate's degree, bachelor's degree or graduate level program at an accredited 2-year college or 4-year university. Each eligible student will submit a 500-750 word essay on the following essay topic: Give an example of one veterans benefit and explain how it helps senior veterans, then propose your own benefit to help senior veterans.

ZipRecruiter Scholarship—Starting July 2017, and continuing every quarter for the next year, ZipRecruiter is offering $3,000 to the college or university student with the most creative entry about their home or college town. The Grand Prize Winner each quarter will receive the $3,000 scholarship. 

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