External Scholarships

As scholarships funded from sources outside the University of Dayton become known to us, we'll post the opportunities here. As with any process requiring the submission of personal information, we advise you to take caution when doing so. You should also avoid applying for any scholarship which charges an application fee.

Be sure to review all eligibility and deadline requirements before applying. And remember, you can use Porches to notify us of scholarships you receive. All scholarship payments should be mailed to:

The Office of Financial Aid
University of Dayton
300 College Park
Dayton, OH  45469-1672

We also encourage you to utilize one of the many free scholarship search services on the Internet. These agencies scan their database of award opportunities and notify you to apply for those which match up against your personal profile. Some of the more popular ones are listed to the right. 

Looking for funding to assist you with your graduate education, international studies or research project? University of Dayton students may be eligible to apply for several national fellowships and scholarships specifically geared towards these areas.


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2014 - 2015 Academic Year Scholarships

Journey Scholarship Program ($1,000) Offering a scholarship every month
Any 9th-12th grade high school, college, or graduate student. There are no age limits but you have to be a U.S. citizen or legal resident. You may study any major and attend or plan to attend any accredited college or university in the U.S.

Varsity Tutors Scholarship ($1,000) Offering a scholarship every month
Our scholarship contest is open to any current U.S. high school or undergraduate student. Students submit an essay based on the month's prompt, and monthly winners are picked by our judges.

2015-2016 Academic Year Scholarships

Journey Scholarship Program ($1,000) Offering a scholarship every month
Any 9th-12th grade high school, college, or graduate student. There are no age limits but you have to be a U.S. citizen or legal resident. You may study any major and attend or plan to attend any accredited college or university in the U.S.

Varsity Tutors Scholarship ($1,000) Offering a scholarship every month
Our scholarship contest is open to any current U.S. high school or undergraduate student. Students submit an essay based on the month's prompt, and monthly winners are picked by our judges.

LearningPath.org Scholarships (Amounts and deadlines vary)
LearningPath.org is dedicated to making education accessible for everyone. We offer 10 different scholarships totaling to $10,000 to help students from all backgrounds be able to achieve this goal.

NAWIC Scholarship ($1,000) Apply by February 28, 2015
Applicant must be currently enrolled in a construction-related degree program at a school in the United Sates and must have a least one term remaining in a course of study leading to a degree or an associate degree in a construction-related field. High school seniors are not eligible. Applicant must desire a career in a construction-related field, be enrolled full-time, and must have a current cumulative GPA or 3.0 or higher to be considered for awards. 

PhD Scholarship from IHS ($1,500) Apply by March 1, 2015
This $1,500 scholarship is open to entering and currently-enrolled PhD students intending a career in academia whose work advances the principles of individual liberty and economic freedom.

GreenPal Scholarship ($2,000) Apply by March 1, 2015
GreenPal's scholarship is open to any graduating high school senior, college freshman or sophomore who owns and operates his/her own small business, or has put together a business plan to start a business while in college. 

ACT Foundation Second-Year Scholarship Program ($1,000) Apply by March 15, 2015
The Second-Year Scholarship Program is for current undergraduate students who plan and qualify to enroll as second-year students (sophomores) in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited four-year college or university in the Fall of the 2015-16 academic year. A total of 25 $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to college students nationwide.

Dr. Edward and Ann Link Scholarship ($2,500) Apply by March 15, 2015
The purpose is to provide monies for the post-secondary education of individuals pursuing a major in the visual arts, the performing arts or creative writing towards a Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree. Scholarship awards shall be based upon the following criteria: academic ability, demonstrated community and school service, and recommendations. Only Shelby County residents maintaining a college grade point average of not less than 3.0 on a  4.0 grading scale (or a comparable standing if a different grade scale is in use) and are pursuing a major in the visual arts, the performing arts or creative writing toward a Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree at an accredited college or university in the coming academic year are eligible. Applicants must have completed at least one year of post-secondary education. No recipient may be awarded this scholarship more than once during his or her lifetime.

MesotheliomaHelp.org Scholarship (Varies) Apply by March 23, 2015
Essay contest.

Webucator Computer Science Scholarship ($1,000) Apply by March 31, 2015
Webucator scholarships are not limited to students who plan to go into the field of computer science, but are open to all students who study computer science with the intention of using the knowledge gained to provide leadership in their chosen field.

Florence Allen Scholarship ($500 to $1,000) Apply by March 31, 2015
Florence Allen Scholarships are awarded annually by The Allen Endowment to provide Ohio women with the opportunity to achieve their full potential through education.

Mary Elizabeth Keller Scholarship ($800 to $1,000) Apply by April 1, 2015
Sponsored by the Lorain County (Ohio) Retired Teachers Association. Applicants must be a current Lorain County resident and/or a graduate of a high school in Lorain County. Must be pursuing teacher licensure with plans to graduate by 2016 or 2017 and must have earned a minimum 60 semester hours by this summer. 

PFLAG Scholarships ($1,000 to $2,000) Apply by April 5, 2015
The PLFAG scholarship program is designed to recognized outstanding students and to contribute toward their continuing education. The awarding of these scholarships will be based on a combination of achievement in the areas of academic performance, leadership, and extracurricular activities.

Anthony Muñoz Foundation Scholarships ($20,000 over four years) Apply by April 30, 2015
High school seniors graduation in 2015 who attend a high school in the Tri-State region (OH-KY-IN) and plan to enroll in an accredited Tri-State college or university are encouraged to apply.

Bricker and Eckler LLP Endowed Scholarship (unknown) Apply by April 30, 2015
Password to access information is BEschol2013. Pre-law student (applicant’s intent, not necessarily major). Minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA. Home residence in Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, or Dayton area. Senior class rank in 2015-16.

Deloitte & Touche Scholarship Program (unknown) Apply by April 30, 2015
Password to access information is dELoitTe08. Open to all accounting majors who intend to complete coursework required to sit for the CPA exam and are planning on a career as a Certified Public Accountant. Minimum 3.3 GPA, preference for 3.5 or higher. SO, JR, or SR in 2015-16.

Earl F. Morris Memorial Scholarship (unknown) Apply by April 30, 2015
Password to access information is mORriS08. Pre-law student (applicant’s intent, not necessarily major). Minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA. Senior class rank in 2015-16.

Sherwin-Williams Scholarship (unknown) Apply by April 30, 2015
Password to access information is SWsmr2013. Preparing for a career in Accounting or Finance. Minimum 2.8 gpa. JR or SR class rank in 2015-16. Preference for students from Cleveland and the surrounding area.

Nordson BUILDS Scholarship (unknown) Apply by May 15, 2015
Password to access information is BUILDS2015. Studying manufacturing operations, supply chain management, information technology, engineering, STEM, or business. Aspiration to have a career in manufacturing and/or Corporate America. Minimum 3.0 gpa.

Rocket55 Digital Marketing Scholarship ($1,000) Apply by May 31, 2015
All students interested in marketing and advertising are welcome to apply. We ask that applicants write a 300 to 500 word essay covering one of the digital marketing topics listed on our scholarship webpage.

Doctor on Demand Scholarship ($5,000) Apply by July 31, 2015
The Doctor On Demand scholarship is available to any Medical, or Undergraduate student enrolled in a health-related field-of-study at an accredited college or university for the fall of 2015. This includes current, and recently graduated high-school students who will be attending their first semester fall 2015.

TicketCity Scholarship ($3,000) Apply by November 11, 2015
Essay contest. Every school has its own unique traditions and we want to hear why those traditions are so special to you. This is why we created the TicketCity Annual College Scholarship Program. We want to thank the students for turning an ordinary game into a tradition-rich, high-energy event that will be remembered forever. All you have to do is write an essay about something you already love, the college sports experience.

SeniorAdvisor.com Scholarship ($2,000) Apply by December 31, 2015
Two $2,000 scholarships available to students enrolled in an associate's degree, bachelor's degree or graduate level program at an accredited 2-year college or 4-year university. Each eligible student must submit a 500-750 word essay response to the question: How can your major of study improve the lives of seniors in assisted living facilities in your town?