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Outside Scholarships

Outside 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.

Herb Block Foundation Scholarshipsnew window—Deadlines: June 1 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.

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).

P.E.O. Sisterhood (Philanthropic Educational Organization) (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.) : PEO provides educational grants (scholarships) and loans to women in all aspects of their collegiate experience. See PEO Project and Philanthropiesnew window for more information. 

Mitch Zelman Scholarshipnew window - Amount $1,000 - Deadline July 31, 2022

Criteria:  The Scholarship is open to both undergraduate and graduate students.  It is required that applicants are officially enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program by the deadline.

Generation Hopenew window-The Scholar Program- April 1, 2022 (new deadline April 15th)
Who is eligible for Generation Hope? English Flyer (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.) / Spanish flyer (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.)

  • You must be a teen parent (defined as pregnant/expecting by age 19) and 25 or younger at the time of application
  •  You must be raising or actively involved in your child's life (defined by regular support and care of your child)
  • You must be attending -or planning to attend- college starting the Fall semester in the Washington, D.C. Metro Area and seeking an undergraduate two or four-year degree
  • You must be a US Citizen, legal US Resident, or have Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status
  • You must submit a copy of your Student Aid Report (SAR) or proof of FAFSA submission, or DACA supplement
  •  You must be planning to take a minimum of 6 credits each semester. 

PVAC Fund S/HERO Scholarship (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.) - Fillable Application (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.) - Deadline April 5, 2022 (New Deadline May 20, 2022) 
Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a US citizen
  • Be a legal resident of Montgomery County, MD.
  • Be head of household and the custodial parent or guardian of a child/children younger than 18, responsible for providing more than 50% of the dependent(s) support, and able to claim the child/children on their federal and state income taxes.
  • Must be currently enrolled or registered in an accredited college program or a technical program at one of the five institutions noted above. Cumulative GPA should be 2.5 or above.   
  • Must carry at least 6 credit hours per semester.
  • Have household income of no more than $120,000. 

House Painter Today Scholarshipnew window- Deadline December 15, 2022

Scholarship Details:

  • Open to Undergraduate, Graduate, and Incoming Students
  • Open to legal residents of the United States and Canada
  • Minimum GPA: 2.5
    (Proof of your GPA and eligibility will be required before awarding.) 

The HACU Scholarship Program- Deadline July 1, 2022

All scholarship applicants MUST meet the following criteria:
• Demonstrate financial need if required by scholarship sponsor (typically determined by FAFSA).
• Meet specific criteria for the scholarships to which they are applying.
• Students must currently attend a HACU-member college or university in the U.S. or Puerto Rico at the time applications are completed and scholarship awards are made. Students transferring schools, the school must also be a HACU-member to be eligible to apply.  For the most up-to-date listing of HACU-member institutions, please click herenew window.
Scholarships are ONLY for college students who are currently enrolled during the 2022 spring semester. All students must have completed their first semester of freshman year at a HACU member institution at the time of applying. High School students are NOT ELIGIBLE to apply.


2022 ESG Gamechanger Awardnew window- Deadline June 30, 2022

Next Gen Gamechangers in ESG Award winners will receive:
• A $2,000 stipend
• Gamechangers in ESG logo you can use in your print and online materials
• Recognition at the virtual awards ceremony
• Professionally produced video or written case study of your ESG success story