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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.

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.  

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Future Black Physicians and Physician Associates

The Future Black Physicians and Physicians Associates $5,000.00 Scholarship Program indicates those applying must identify as a Black or African-American student in the healthcare field and maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent). The final opportunity to apply for this scholarship is July 13, 2022.

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Nurses for Change

The Nurses for Change Scholarship Program offers opportunities for nursing students from “underrepresented groups.” This scholarship application opens July 5, 2022.

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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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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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Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

College Scholarship Program

The Cooke College Scholarship Program is an undergraduate scholarship program available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend and graduate from college. This scholarship application opens Sept. 1, 2022.

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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.

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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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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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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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.