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External Scholarships

External Scholarships are private funded scholarships given to students by private donors, organizations, foundations and other outside sources. These scholarships are not directly related with the University of the Cumberlands. Scholarship recipients are chosen by the external agency and funds are distributed to the student by the university, once the funds are received from that specific agency.

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Going Merry

Going Merry

Going Merry is a Free Scholarship Website database where students may apply for scholarships using auto filled forms. The website provides an added benefit in applying for multiple scholarships at once. They also offer personalized matching for opportunities on thousands of scholarships and grants. 

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Scholarship America

Scholarship America

Scholarship America works directly with students, parents, colleges, businesses, and communities to provide access to college scholarships. Since it was founded in 1958, Scholarship America has distributed $4.9 billion to 2.9 million students.

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CollegeScholarships.org

Scholarship Search Engine

CollegeScholarships.org was created to provide a more efficient way to locate college scholarship opportunities to help students fund their education. Students can select multiple categories of interest to search a database of available scholarships, grants, and student loans.

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Scholarships.com

Scholarships Match Resource

Scholarships.com is a free scholarship search resource that matches students with opportunities from a database of millions of college scholarships.

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Fastweb

Fastweb Scholarship Search

Fastweb is an external free scholarship search platform that connects individuals to scholarship and financial aid tools for high school and college students to make attending college more affordable. Students can create a profile and receive personalized scholarship recommendations based on their strengths, interests, activities, and skills.

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Discover Free Scholarship Search Engine

Discover Free Scholarship Search Engine

The Discover Free Scholarship Search Engine offers students the opportunity to search for three million scholarships worth more than $18 billion dollars. A student can search for scholarships by interests of hobbies, academics or other categories. 

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Individual Scholarship Programs

Morris Bart, LLC Scholarships

Community Service Scholarship

The Community Service Scholarship from Morris Bart, LLC awards one deserving student who is committed to community service with a $2,500 scholarship towards the college or university of their choice.

The deadline for application submission to this scholarship is December 15. All applications must meet the eligibility requirements outlined below and submit their application via the website below.

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CFF Foundation Education Award

CFF Foundation Education Award

CFF is proud to offer quarterly awards to university and college students! This scholarship will be awarded to a citizen or a Permanent Resident of the United States who is enrolled and taking classes at an accredited college or university in the United States.

CFF will grant selected applicants a $1,500 financial award for their compelling essays on fishing, outdoors, and adventure activities.

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Discover Student Loan Scholarship Award

Discover Student Loan Scholarship Award

Sign up for emails to get helpful college tips and resources, and enter for the chance to win a scholarship! Throughout the year, 12 eligible students or parents will be randomly selected to win a $5,000 Discover® Student Loans Scholarship Award to help cover college expenses.

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Nursing Incentive Scholarship Fund

Nursing Incentive Scholarship Fund

The Nursing Incentive Scholarship Fund (NISF) provides scholarships to Kentucky residents attending approved LPN, ADN, BSN, or graduate nursing programs. NISF recipients are selected individually by the Board, using specified criteria outlined in regulation 201 KAR 20:390. The amount of each scholarship is $1,500 per semester, a max of $3,000 per year. NISF scholarship recipients may use the funds they are awarded for cost of living expenses—the award funds do not need to be directly applied to tuition or the cost of books. The funds are thus directly awarded to the recipients and not to their programs of nursing. After completing the program and obtaining licensure (if applicable), scholarship recipients must complete one year full-time work as a nurse in Kentucky for each year of study funded.  

Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship

The Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship is a highly selective scholarship for the nation’s top community college students seeking to complete their bachelor’s degrees at four-year colleges or universities. Each Cooke Scholar has access to financial support for two to three years, college planning support, ongoing advising, and the opportunity to connect with fellow scholars.

Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Institute

GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program

The GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program rewards college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with financial assistance to pursue higher education. Each year, the Program selects numerous recipients to receive a $10,000 scholarship renewable for up to an additional three years – up to $40,000 total per recipient. Awards are for undergraduate study and may be used for education-related expenses, including tuition, fees, books, supplies, room, and board. The 2023 application opens in fall 2022.

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Taco Bell Foundation

Live Más Scholarship

The Live Más Scholarship is for students (ages 16-26) who are passionate about creating a better future and making a positive impact on their communities. This program is not needs- or achievement-based; it is a passion-based scholarship program.

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Health Resources & Services Administration

Nurse Corps Scholarship Program

The Nurse Corps Scholarship Program is open to eligible nursing students who are enrolled in or have been accepted to a professional nursing degree program at an accredited school of nursing in the United States.

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National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program

The National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program is open to students who are pursuing primary care health professions training in one of these health disciplines: physician; dentist; nurse practitioner; nurse midwife; or physician assistant.

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McDonald's

McDonald’s HACER National Scholarship

The McDonald's HACER National Scholarship Program offers scholarships to 30 Hispanic students from all over the country. Funds are aimed to help recipients finance their college tuition, and there are three tiers. Tier 1 recipients will be awarded either $100,000, $50,000 or $25,000. Tier 2 recipients will receive $20,000 or $10,000 and Tier 3 recipients $5,000. Recipients are selected based on their academic achievement, community involvement and financial need.

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U.S. Department of Defense

SMART Scholarship Program

The SMART Program, part of the Department of Defense (DoD) science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) portfolio, provides STEM students with the tools needed to pursue higher education and begin a rewarding career with the DoD. With a full scholarship, students pursuing STEM degrees will be able to focus on complex research to further the DoD's mission and create a lasting impact. Summer internships are performed at DoD facilities alongside scientists and engineers; these experiences prepare scholars for full-time employment and get them accustomed to working with the DoD. SMART is a one-for-one commitment; for every year of degree funding, the scholar commits to working for a year with the DoD as a civilian employee.

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National Oceanic & Atmospheric Association

Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship

The Hollings Scholarship Program provides undergraduate applicants with awards that include academic assistance (up to $9,500 per year) for two years of full-time study and a 10-week, full-time paid ($700/week) internship at a NOAA facility during the summer. The internship between the first and second years of the award provides scholars with hands-on, practical experience in NOAA-related science, research, technology, policy, management, and education activities. Awards also include travel funds to attend a mandatory NOAA Scholarship Program orientation and the annual Science & Education Symposium, scientific conferences where students present their research, and a housing subsidy for scholars who do not reside at home during the summer internship.

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Fraternal Order of Police

National FOP Tuition Reimbursement Scholarship

The National Fraternal Order of Police provides assistance in the form of a tuition reimbursement scholarship to eligible members to obtain a degree from a National FOP-affiliated school. University of the Cumberlands is recognized as an FOP university.

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Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation

Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship

The Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. Applications for those graduating high school during the 2022-23 school year open in August.

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Chick-fil-A

Chick-fil-A

Since 1970, Chick-fil-A, Inc. has awarded more than $136 million in scholarships to more than 80,000 Team Members. To be eligible for a scholarship or educational assistance, applicants must be employed by a Chick-fil-A franchise Operator, a Chick-fil-A, Inc.-operated restaurant, or an S. Truett Cathy (STC) brand restaurant. Chick-fil-A restaurant Operators nominate their Team Members to receive scholarships, which can be applied to any area of study at any accredited institution.

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Citizens Bank

Citizens Bank

The Citizens Scholarship Grand Prize scholarship is in the amount of $15,000. with monthly prizes of $2,500.00, and quarterly prize opportunities of $2,500.00 each.

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Burger King Scholars

Burger King Scholars

Scholarship grants range from $1,000 to $50,000 and are intended to help students offset the cost of attending college or post-secondary vocational/technical school. Recipients are selected based on their grade point average (GPA), work experience, extracurricular activities and community service.

The application period for the 2022-2023 cycle begins on Oct. 15, 2022 and closes Dec. 15, 2022.

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Dell Scholars Program

Dell Scholars Program

The Dell Scholars Program have supported 5,200 scholars nationwide.

Below are a few key points:

  • Scholarships are in the amount of $20,000
  • A New Laptop Computer with a 4-year warranty is provided to scholarship recipients
  • Dell Scholars Program offers other support to recipients, such as textbook credits, and scholars resource network
  • Earn a minimum 2.4 GPA to apply

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Equitable Excellence Scholarship

Equitable Excellence Scholarship Program

Equitable Excellence Scholarship Program, opening October 2022 and renews for four years, provides $5,000 annually for a total of $20,000 per recipient. There is also an opportunity for students "to receive 100, one-time $2,500.00 scholarships that can help students to underwrite immediate costs associated with higher education such as tuition, books, or room and board." Equitable.com is a financial services corporation which has been in business since 1859.

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NICHE Scholarship

$50,000 Niche Back To School “No Essay” Scholarship

Summary of Key Rules:

  • Open to all current and prospective students.
  • Entrants must be a legal resident of the United States.
  • Only one (1) entry allowed per person/email address/household during the Promotion Period. Registered Niche.com users can apply at any time. However, once you have applied, you can no longer apply again. Duplicate entries will result in disqualification.
  • Scholarships or prizes will be awarded directly to the winners.
  • Winners will be notified by e-mail and posted on https://www.niche.com/about/scholarship-winners/.

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Brave of Heart Scholarship

Brave of Heart Scholarship

The Brave of Heart Fund was established to provide charitable grants and emotional support services to families of the frontline healthcare workers, volunteers, and support staff whose lives were lost in the fight against COVID-19. 

The Brave of Heart Fund continues to honor the hard work and sacrifice of healthcare workers and their families via scholarship funding for their spouses, domestic partners, and children.

Scholarship funding, depending on an eligible applicant's academic focus, student status, and other criteria may  offer award amounts  from $5,000 to $50,000 per year, depending on financial need, area of study and type of degree a person is seeking. Applicants can receive the award a maximum of eight times or four academic years (whichever occurs first).. Scholarships are available for accredited studies at the undergraduate or graduate levels, for community college, and vocational and technical coursework and programs. Non-traditional students and individuals enrolled in part-time coursework may also apply.

Brave of Heart Scholarship application cycles are scheduled to open in February and August of each year. Interested applicants should visit Scholarship America to register and receive updates and alerts about application cycles.

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Stokes Educational Scholarship Program

Stokes Educational Scholarship Program

The Stokes Educational Scholarship Program, formerly known as the Undergraduate Training Program, facilitates the recruitment of individuals, particularly minority high school students, who have demonstrated skills critical to NSA. Stokes is open to high school seniors planning on majoring in computer science or computer/electrical engineering.

As an NSA employee with the Stokes Program, you will attend college full-time, receive up to $30,000 per year for tuition and mandatory fees, and work during the summers at NSA for 12 weeks in areas that are related to your course of study. You'll acquire real-world experience and receive a year-round salary. 

If you would like additional information about the Stokes Educational Scholarship Program, please contact us at Stokes@uwe.nsa.gov or by phone at 410-854-4725.

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Foot Locker Scholar Athletes

Foot Locker Scholar Athletes

Foot Locker wants to celebrate YOU–not just because you scored the game-winning point–but because sports have helped you grow into a strong leader at school and in your community. The Foot Locker Scholar Athletes program honors student-athletes who demonstrate exceptional academic ability and strong leadership skills in sports, in their schools, and within their communities.

Whether you're the lead scorer or the most spirited team player, we want to hear how you’ve taken the skills you've cultivated in the locker room and used them to create a powerful, positive impact on the lives of others around you.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • In order to be eligible for the Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Program, the applicant must: 
  • Be entering college in the Fall of 2022 as a Freshman at a four-year school for an undergraduate degree; 
  • Be currently involved in high school sports, intramural sports, or community-based sports.
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0;
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident (you will be asked to prove citizenship and age if you win);
  • Not be an employee, officer or director of Foot Locker, Inc., or any of its subsidiaries, or a member of the immediate family of such an employee, officer or director.

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Women’s Western Golf Foundation

Women’s Western Golf Foundation

The Women’s Western Golf Foundation, now in its 51st year offers up to 20 scholarships that are awarded to deserving young women. There are presently 66 WWGF Scholars receiving grants. The $10,000 ($2,500 a year) scholarship grants are able to continue as long as the Foundations academic and financial requirements are met.

The WWGF also partners with the Western Golf Association‘s Evans Scholars Foundation annually to support a joint WWGF/WGAESF scholarship. Recipients meet the criteria of both programs. The Women's Western Golf Association is one of the oldest and most revered organizations in the United States.

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PROCTOR & GAMBLE | STEM:BOLD LEADERS SCHOLARSHIP & INTERNSHIP

PROCTOR & GAMBLE | STEM:BOLD LEADERS SCHOLARSHIP & INTERNSHIP

This program is awarding twenty $10,000 scholarships, together with coveted Proctor & Gamble internships, to top diverse students in STEM-focused curricula who will bring new perspectives to P&G.

With more than 180 years of business, brand, design and product innovation, P&G is committed to fostering an environment where STEM innovation thrives, including:

  • Investing nearly $2B in innovation every year
  • Employing 7,000+ development scientists, engineers and innovators in 120 scientific disciplines
  • Registering 37,000+ design and product patents worldwide
  • Having the resources, agility, and understanding to boldly solve new problems as the world changes is top of mind for P&G. In all that P&G does, the Company strives to be a force for good and a force for growth through our citizenship efforts. This includes advancing Diversity, Equality & Inclusion and building a world free from gender bias inside and outside P&G. 

Eligibility requirements are listed as below:

  • Current juniors graduating in Fall 2023 or Spring 2024
  • Currently enrolled in a STEM degree program
  • Strong communicators with technical skills

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Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship Program

Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship Program

Lockheed Martin launched the STEM Scholarship Program in 2018 as part of investment in the next generation of STEM talent. We are committed to providing access to pathways through education and into the STEM workforce for all students, particularly those from diverse backgrounds and communities historically underrepresented in STEM fields.
Each year, the STEM Scholarship Program awards $10,000 to 200 recipients studying engineering or computer science at a 4-year college or university. Recipients may renew the scholarship up to three times for a total potential value of $40,000 per student.
Applications for the new cycle will open in January 2023.

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Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship

Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship

At Amazon, supporting underserved students in their computer science education is not only important to us–it’s imperative to building a diverse tech industry and future. Our Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship program provides students like you with an opportunity to upgrade their careers with a $40,000 scholarship, plus a paid summer internship programming at Amazon. 
Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship Applications re-open in November, 2022 and provides $40,000 scholarship ($10,000/year) towards an undergraduate degree in computer science and a guaranteed summer internship at Amazon.

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AbbVie Immunology Scholarship

AbbVie Immunology Scholarship

AbbVie has been providing scholarships to students with inflammatory diseases since 2016.The AbbVie Immunology Scholarship aims to reduce the financial burden for students impacted by inflammatory diseases. Through this scholarship, our passion for patient care is extended to empower students as they pursue a degree and a life that is not defined by their disease.
Recipients pursuing an Associate degree will receive a $5,000 scholarship. Those pursuing a Bachelor’s degree or Masters/PhD will receive a $15,000 scholarship.
The AbbVie Immunology Scholarship opportunity opens 10/22/22 and ends 12/22/2022.

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Two Ten Footwear Foundation Scholarship

Two Ten Footwear Foundation Scholarship

Two Ten offers footwear employees and their families higher education scholarships to either two or four-year undergraduate programs based on need. Two Ten scholarships make it possible for footwear families who cannot afford the cost of higher education to send their children to college with the opportunity to receive up to $4,000 per year for a maximum of four years.  For industry employees, Two Ten scholarships provide an opportunity to improve their skills and career by advancing their education. U.S. footwear employees or the children of U.S. footwear employees, who have worked in the industry for a minimum of two years are eligible to apply for a Two Ten scholarship.

Two Ten Higher Education Scholarships are available to students who meet the eligibility requirements cited below:

  • Higher Education scholarship applicants must have a minimum of two years’ employment in the footwear industry (1,000 hours over two years) and be members in good standing
  • Applicant must be a United States citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • Applicant must be enrolled or about to enroll in an accredited two or four-year college, university, vocational/technical school or nursing school

As a need-based Scholarship Program, awards are made based on financial need in addition to academic performance and personal character.

Students attending or planning to attend an accredited two or four-year college, university, nursing or vocational/technical school for full or part-time study are welcome to apply. Awards of up to $4,000 annually are renewable for up to four years of undergraduate study.

Two Ten Footwear Foundation Scholarship program begins 12/1/22 ends 4/15/23.

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Community Foundation Scholarship

Community Foundation Scholarship

The Community Foundation administers more than 130 scholarship opportunities. Most of our scholarships are for college, graduate school, or vocational school, but some awards apply to private or parochial school or special opportunities like summer camp, music lessons, creative ventures, high school study-abroad programs, or loan repayment. If you have any questions about our scholarship program, email Scholarships@racf.org.

Each scholarship has a unique set of eligibility criteria established by the individuals, families, and organizations that created them. Most opportunities take into account the student’s area of interest, where they live or go to school, their individual circumstances, and/or where they want to pursue their education.

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Scarlett Family Foundation Scholarship

Scarlett Family Foundation Scholarship

The Scarlett Family Foundation Scholarship awarded more than 700 Student Scholarships, $19 million in scholarships to students at 148 High Schools across 37 countries. The application process ends 12/15/22.

The minimum scholarship awarded is $2,500 per academic year; the maximum award is $30,000 per academic year.

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Association of International Certified Professional Accountants Scholarship

Association of International Certified Professional Accountants Scholarship

The AICPA has supported accounting students for more than 130 years. One of the ways we do this is through our scholarship program, which offers educational funding for accounting students at all stages - from high school seniors about to enter college to CPAs pursuing their Ph.D. The AICPA Foundation awards more than $1 million in scholarships, grants and fellowships to hundreds of students each year, with recipients receiving on average $5,000 towards their education.

College students: If you’re currently enrolled in an accounting program, check out the National Scholarship Search page for more information on the scholarships below, as well as additional opportunities offered by state CPA societies, National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) chapters and other not-for-profits. We also encourage you to contact your state CPA societies and school financial aid offices for other potential sources of financial assistance.

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Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund

Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund

The Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund was created directly due to the catastrophic event of 9/11.

The scholarship supports dependent children, spouses or domestic partners of 9/11 victims, including airplane crew and passengers; World Trade Center and Pentagon workers and visitors; and relief workers, including firefighters, emergency medical personnel, and law enforcement personnel who were involved in the rescue efforts.

For more information on registration, eligibility, guidelines, and Fund management, please contact Scholarship America at 1-800-537-4180 or info@familiesoffreedom.org or phone 1-877-862-0136.

Please note that University of the Cumberlands will not endorse or certify the legality of any external scholarship entry. University of the Cumberlands cannot guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the external scholarships information found within the scholarship links. We highly recommend that you verify the scholarship information, deadlines, and eligibility requirements.

Students receiving a scholarship from an external agency must notify the school to have the scholarship directed to the student’s account.

Scholarships may be mailed to:
 

University of the Cumberlands
Office of Student Accounts
6178 College Station Drive
Williamsburg, KY 40769
  • Please include the Student ID# and the award period for the scholarship funds.

 

If you are an external agency that is providing a scholarship and would like to have it presented, please email us at financialaid@ucumberlands.edu.

*** Make sure you are aware of scams when applying for external scholarships. Avoid scholarship organizations that may charge a fee or ask for personal information such as a Social Security number, credit card number, or banking information.