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External Scholarships

Follow the links below to learn more about the available scholarships, requirements, and application information on external scholarships:

Community Foundations of Howard, Carroll, and Clinton Counties Scholarships
For more information on scholarships for high school graduates and residents of Howard, Carroll, and Clinton counties, click here.
Altrusa International, Inc. of Kokomo Pat DiSalvo Scholarship
  • Non-traditional student
  • Must be enrolled in an undergraduate program and taking minimum of 6 credit hours
  • Must reside in Howard County
  • Maintain 2.5 GPA each semester
  • $1000 scholarship for two consecutive years
  • Applicants must complete application and submit with a character reference (written by a non-relative), in addition to a one page (or less) essay on why you want to pursue your chosen studies and if you have been enrolled previously, a transcript of grades earned (2.5 GPA or higher to be eligible)
  • Application must be completed and mailed no later than June 15, 2016 and mailed to:

    Altrusa Scholarship Committee
    P.O. Box 6028
    Kokomo, IN 46904-6028

    Applications available in Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.
American Association of Colleges of Nursing
Bay Alarm Medical Scholarship

At Bay Alarm Medical Scholarship we're committed to helping seniors stay happy and healthy longer so they can continue to live independently. We also believe seniors play a vital role in our communities — especially through sharing their stories and life lessons. Our 2016 scholarship aims to highlight these life lessons and how seniors inspire us in our everyday lives. 

Three winners will be chosen:
1st place: $2,000
2nd place: $1,000
3rd place: $500

Deadline to submit is April 22nd, 2016. Please see link for more information and requirements. 

Become An Educator Scholarship

Become An Educator Scholarship

Committee chooses (2) deserving candidates that meet the following criteria:

  • Funds awarded must be used for current education.
  • Candidates must be applying to or currently attending a teaching educational program.
  • Candidates must be willing to share their stories on ToBecomeATeacher.org on how they used the scholarship to enhance their career path potential.

The Becoming an Educator $1,000 Scholarships are awarded on the 15th of January every year, however all applications must be submitted and received by November 1st.

Best Colleges: 40 Nursing Scholarships
Please visit http://www.bestcolleges.com/financial-aid/nursing-scholarships/ for further information on 40 various nursing scholarships.
Corporation Service Company Scholarship

Corporation Service Company Scholarship 

Corporation Service Company is offering students the chance to win a $1,000 scholarship by submitting a 500-word essay and a Twitter video.

Submission Deadline: May 31, 2016

Crown & Caliber Entrepreneur’s Scholarship

Crown & Caliber Entrepreneur’s Scholarship 

Crown and Caliber is an advocate of the entrepreneurial spirit and because of this passion we’re offering one student a $1,000 scholarship based on their entrepreneurial abilities!

Please visit the website for guidelines and further information.

Deadline: May 31, 2016

Delta Kappa Gamma International Education Scholarship


  • Junior at Indiana University Kokomo
  • Accepted or on track to be accepted to the School of Education
  • Serious goal to teach K-12
  • Female
  • 3.0 GPA or higher

Required submissions:

  • Application (available in IUK Financial Aid Office)
  • Most current IUK transcript
  • One letter of recommendation from professor or professional educator who knows you well


  • Must be postmarked by March 28, 2016
Delta Theta Chi Scholarship
Delta Theta Chi Sorority is accepting applications for two (2) in the amount of $2,600 each.
Dukes Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Nursing Scholarship


  • Student working toward RN degree
  • Must be resident of Miami County
  • Must go through an interview process
  • Application available in IUK Financial Aid Office


  • April 1, 2016
Dukes Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Health Careers Scholarship


  • For students interested in pursuing an education in Health Career Fields
  • Must be a resident of Miami County
  • Must be accepted by an accredited school
  • Applications available in the IUK Financial Aid Office


  • April 1, 2016
eMaint's "Service on 11" Scholarship

eMaint's "Service on 11" Scholarship 

Scholarship Details

  • Scholarship Award Amount: $1,000
  • Entry Deadline: April 30, 2016
  • Eligibility: You must be a graduating high school senior or a freshman/sophomore in college.
Faye Riddleberger Scholarship
  • Applicants must be residents of Cass County
  • Applicants must be attending Indiana University Kokomo full time
  • The scholarship is for one year in length, and it can be received only once
  • The scholarship is based on academics, financial need, extra-curricular activities and church activities.
  • $1000 for one year only
  • Deadline: March 14, 2016

Please see this scholarship application for more information. Once application is completed, please deliver to IU Kokomo Financial Aid Office KC 230.

Graphic Design Scholarship

FreeLogoServices.com is sponsoring the Most Promising Logo Design Scholar scholarship.


  • Completed one year of coursework in graphic or product design, branding or marketing
  • Demonstrated unique promise in logo design and developing visual identities

Applicants must:

  • Maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Completed one year of coursework in graphic or product design, branding or marketing
  • Submit one original logo design for the following3 industries:
    • Automotive
    • Construction
    • Beauty & Massage
  • Tip: The most popular placements for the company's logo designs are websites and business cards

To apply, send an official copy of college transcript and logo designs to: scholarships@freelogoservices.com

Deadline: May 1, 2016

Click here for further information.

Great Clubs

Great Clubs is offering a $1,500 annual scholarship 3.0 GPA 800 word essay or create a YouTube video "where you see yourself in ten years.

HeadsetPlus.com Annual College Scholarship Program
HeadsetPlus, an on-line retailer for Plantronics office headset, would like to help an ambitious college student toward his/her college expenses with a $1000 scholarship. The contest requires you to create a short YouTube video about yourself, your past achievements and how you can help shape the world around you, why college education is important, and tell us what motivates you? Give us examples what you have achieved in school and outside of school.
Indiana Association of Environmental Professionals

Two $2,000 scholarships to qualified undergraduate and graduate students.  Deadline: March 11, 2016

  • Enrolled as a full-time student at an Indiana college or university (must have sophomore status or higher)
  • Pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in an evironmental-related field
  • Possess a 2.9 GPA or higher
  • Plan to reside/work in Indiana following college graduation

Scholarship application

Indiana Sheriff's Association Criminal Justice Scholarship


  • Must be an Indiana resident
  • Must be committed to pursuing an education and career in a law enforcement field
  • Must be current member of the Association or a dependent child or grandchild of a current member of the Association
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student (12+ hours)
  • Must have taken the SAT or ACT
  • Must complete application, available in the IUK Financial Aid Office


  • All information must be submitted to the Indiana Sheriff's Association BEFORE April 1, 2016
Indiana Women's Education Foundation Scholarships
Six scholarships available to women with financial need.  Further information and scholarship applications can be found here.
IU Kokomo Alumni Association Scholarship
  • Available to incoming freshmen and continuing students
  • Must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours
  • Applicants must demonstrate via GPA, short essay and volunteer/school activities how they would benefit from the scholarship
  • Letter of reference
  • All materials must be postmarked or hand-delivered by April 30, 2016
  • Applications available in Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid
  • Four $750 scholarships will be awarded
Kappa Kappa Kappa Collegiate Scholarship

Beta Lambda Chapter of Kappa Kappa Kappa, Inc. is an Indiana philanthropic sorority whose purpose is the promotion of charity, culture and education. They're offering three different scholarship opportunities for Spring Semester to college students who meet the "Requirements for Eligibility" and "Terms" outlined on each scholarship application. Application with official transcript must be postmarked or sent electronically by Friday, December 2, 2016. Please see link for additional information, requirements, and terms. Copies of this application may be found in the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid, Kelley Center 230, or email Sheila Stephens at sheera9318@sbcglobal.net for a digital copy. 

Kappa Kappa Kappa General Scholarship
Beta Lambda Chapter of Kappa Kappa Kappa, Inc. is an Indiana philanthropic sorority whose purpose is the promotion of charity, culture and education. They're offering a $500 second-semester scholarship to an eligible student. This scholarship will be based on financial need, scholastic standing, and personal potential of the applicant. Application with official transcript must be postmarked or sent electronically by Wednesday, December 2, 2015. Please see link for additional information, requirements, and terms.
Kappa Kappa Kappa Parent Scholarship
Beta Lambda Chapter of Kappa Kappa Kappa, Inc. is an Indiana philanthropic sorority whose purpose is the promotion of charity, culture and education. They're offering a $500 second-semester scholarship to a parent with one or more dependents who is an eligible full-time or part-time student. Cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale and a minimum of 12 hours completed. Application with official transcript must be postmarked or sent electronically by Wednesday, December 2, 2015. Please see link for additional information, requirements, and terms.
Lexington Law
Lexington Law is offering a $10,000 scholarship. Please submit an 800 work essay about what a credit score means to you.
Low VA Rates
LowVARates.com presents a semiannual $1,250 college scholarship to a deserving military student.
Oz Moving & Storage Scholarship

Oz Moving & Storage Scholarship will award one (1) talented student a $1,000 scholarship this year. We will choose a winner based on a creative multi-media piece or well-written essay entry that relates back to the subject of moving. You only need to pick one! Deadline: 4/30/2016.

Please visit the link for more information.

PicMonkey College Scholarship

$1000 PicMonkey College Scholarship 

To be eligible:

  • You need to be a resident of the United States or Canada.
  • You must be a graduating high school senior or a freshman in college. We reserve the right to verify date of high school graduation and/or college enrollment.
  • You can’t be related to anyone on the PicMonkey staff.

Deadline: May 31, 2016

Rocky Mountain Mattress

Rocky Mountain Mattress's offering an annual $1,000 scholarship Complete the Mark A Forester essay contest.

Siegfried & Jensen

Valued at $1,000, the Bud Siegfried Scholarship is intended to help students pursuing a professional degree cover the costs of tuition. It is meant to enable them more time to study, rather than work, so that they can achieve their degree in a more timely manner.

To be considered for this scholarship you must:

  • Currently be enrolled in a college / university in the USA
  • Write a 500 – 700 word essay about how an injury attorney can make a difference in any of the following situations:
    • Automobile Accidents
    • Medical Malpractice
    • Product Liability
  • Write a 300 – 400 word essay about an act of service you have performed in the last 3 weeks that has made a difference in your life.
    • You must not have received any payment (money, food, or otherwise) for this act of service
    • If you don’t have an example from the last 3 weeks you can get in touch with your university service organization and perform a 1-2 hour service project to report on
Sleepopolis Scholarship

Create a 2-5 minute video explaining how the Internet has changed the way student's research and buy products, how the Internet has changed old-school industries (mattresses, newspapers, television, etc.).  If you could change an established industry for the better using the Internet, which would it be and what would you do to change it?

Details: http://sleepopolis-mattress-reviews.com/scholarships/

Submit scholarship application: scholarships@sleepopolis.com

Deadline: March 31, 2016

Scholarship Amount: $1,000

Solution Reach

 Solution Reach is offering a $4,000 scholarship 3.0 GPA 800 -1200 essay technology and healthcare for patients.

Thumbtack School-to-Skills

Thumbtack School-to-Skills is offering a $5,000 scholarship to individuals enrolling in or continuing to pursue education opportunities that enable them to:

  • Develop skills relevant to running a small service business
  • Master a trade that is currently offered on Thumbtack
  • Or improve and expand their knowledge of entrepreneurship

Whether you’re enrolling in school for the first time, continuing your ongoing education, or stepping back into the classroom for the first time in years, we want to hear your stories.

The scholarship will be awarded to an individual who demonstrates this commitment by chasing their passion to learn a new trade that they can turn into a business, learning fundamental business skills such as marketing and accounting, or deepening their knowledge and capabilities to improve public policy and foster an environment that better serves small business owners and independent professionals.

Versitas Education Scholarship

Scholarship Application Instructions:

  1. Check your eligibility (see Eligibility Details section of this page).
  2. Fill out the Versitas Scholarship Survey.
  3. Write and Email a 400 word essay to Versitas (note: winning essay may be published on Versitas.com website).

Complete the Versitas Scholarship Survey

Complete this short survey first (Note: this survey is required but not used in the scholarship decision process).

Write an essay on the following topic in 400 words or less.

Essay Topic: You’ve accepted an internship for a medium sized company. Your division’s group of 10 employees have varying degrees of business software knowledge which leads to inefficiencies. How would you convince your manager to get software training for your team?

Please include the following information on your cover page:

  • Name
  • School
  • Field of Study
  • Year of School
  • Phone Number
  • Email Address

Email the essay scholarship@versitas.com

  • Name your essay file as follows: [first name]–[last name]-versitas-scholarship-essay.pdf
  • Email your essay in PDF format to scholarship@versitas.com with the subject of the email reading “Versitas Scholarship Essay – [first name][last name]

Questions? Email scholarship@versitas.com.

Waterlogic's Clean Water Scholarship
Waterlogic is awarding a $1,500 scholarship to the student in or entering college who submits the best essay. We are now accepting entries and the winner will be chosen at the close of the contest in May 2016. All submissions must be received by Waterlogic by April 30, 2016 to be eligible for entry.
Webucator Scholarships for Computer Science Students

Webucator's Scholarships aim to support students who are studying Computer Science. Scholarships will be awarded to eligible students who show the greatest potential for leadership in the field of computer science.

A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded annually.

Scholarship Criteria

  1. Student is enrolled full time in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a college or university in the United States.
  2. Student has completed at least one computer science class* with a grade of at least 3.4 out of 4.0 or the equivalent.
  3. Student has concrete plans to take at least one computer science class in the upcoming school year.
  4. Student has a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 out of 4.0 or the equivalent.
  5. Student agrees that Webucator may announce his/her name and college on its website and social media.

* If it is unclear by the title of the class, students must explain how the class relates to computer science.

For application and further instructions, please click here

Last updated: 11/07/2016