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.

Clutch Prep Scholarshipsnew window—Deadline: Varies by scholarship. Clutch Prep offers scholarships to students pursuing degrees in business, engineering, and STEM fields. 

Herb Block Foundation Scholarshipsnew window—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. 

Kidguard for Education Scholarship Programnew window—Deadline: October 31 annually. At KidGuard, we are passionate about the healthy development of children and families. The KidGuard for Education Scholarship is part of our effort to bring awareness and inspire solutions on issues such as cyberbullying, online predators, teen suicide and childhood depression in the age of technology. Scholarship awards range from $500 to $1,000. 

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.

United Negro College Fund (UNCF)new window—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).

ZipRecruiter Scholarshipnew window—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. 

Soroptomist International of Upper Montgomery County, Maryland (SIUMC)—SIUMC will make three Live Your Dream Cash Awards of $2,000, $1,500, and $1,000 to motivated women who are the primary financial supporters of their families to improve their lives by gaining additional skills, education, or training.  These cash awards are meant to offset costs associated with the recipient’s efforts to attain higher education, including tuition, book, supplies, child care or transportation costs. The completed online application and two references are due by November 15th, 2019. The awards will be presented at the SIUMC Annual Fundraiser in April 26, 2020. For more information, contact kathyschulz1@verizon.net or 301-908-5847.

The Kimmy Duong Foundation (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.) —This program is for Vietnamese American students. Each scholarship will be $2,000 annually (Gold Prize) or $1,000 (Silver Prize). The scholarship is renewable annually for up to 4 years, for students who are pursuing a bachelor’s degree. For more details about qualifications, visit The Kimmy Duong Foundationnew window