External Scholarships

As scholarships funded from sources outside the University of Dayton become known to us, we'll post the opportunities here.

We have put together some considerations that will be helpful for any process requiring the submission of personal information:

  • Start with your local community - the candidate pool is smaller, which may increase your chance of receiving an award
  • Take caution when an application requires any personal information that does not pertain to the scholarship, such as social security numbers or access to social media accounts
  • Pay attention to the timeline for award selection - some might take up to a year or more
  • Find niche scholarships that pertain to who you are as an individual and what your interests are
  • Avoid applying for any scholarship that 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 below. 

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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2016-2017 Academic Year Scholarships

Freeman-ASIA Scholarship (varies)
Freeman-ASIA accepts applications from U.S. citizens or permanent residents studying at the undergraduate level at a two-year or four-year college or university, with a minimum 2.8 cumulative GPA, who demonstrate financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia. 

BestColleges.com Scholarships for Education Majors (varies)
Students can apply for scholarships based on their background, field of study, and financial need. Requirements and application criteria vary between awards, which narrows who can win specific scholarships.

Center for Online Education, Scholarship Resources for Minority Students (varies)
This scholarship and financial aid guide should act as a hub for significant scholarship and other unique opportunities available today for minority students. Each resource includes key information, application dates, and the eligibility requirements for online programs.

Scholarships for Military and Veterans (varies)
This guide provides a thorough overview of grants and scholarships that are available to service members and families from every branch of the military, as well as information on available GI benefits, guidance on FAFSA, and other financial aid resources.

Cannon Trading Company Scholarship ($700) Apply by October 31, 2016
Essay contest. Applicant must demonstrate knowledge, passion, and a promising future in commodities and futures markets. 

CIC Wealth for Financial Excellence Scholarship ($500) Apply by October 31, 2016
Essay contest. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident, at least 18 years old, attending or planning to attend a community college, college, or university in spring of 2017, and have minimum 3.0 GPA. 

ABODO I Heart My School Scholarship ($500) Apply by October 31 or February 28
Essay contest. Write about what makes your school, the campus and the surrounding neighborhoods so awesome. Include a few pictures for bonus points.

Road to the Future Scholarship ($1,000) Apply by November 1, 2016
Essay contest. Awarded to a deserving candidate who is working to become a computer science or information technology professional, but doesn’t have the financial means to complete their educational training.

TigerChef Scholarship ($1,000) Apply by November 1, 2016
Essay contest. To participate, you must be a legal resident of the US or Canada and a current student in an accredited US or Canadian college or university taking food-related classes. If you've already received a full scholarship, you are not eligible.

Zumper Apartments Scholarship ($1,000) Apply by November 15, 2016
Essay contest for any legal U.S. resident attending an accredited U.S. college or university 

RapidSeedbox Scholarship for Computer Engineering Students ($1,000) Apply by November 30, 2016
RapidSeedbox is motivated to help students who are dedicated to pursuing their dream to improve the world with forward-thinking technology. Winner must be at least 18 years old, a citizen of Canada, Australia, or the U.S., and enrolled in an academic program in a Computer Engineering related field. 

Well-Being Secrets Scholarship ($5,000) Apply by December 1, 2016
Essay contest for undergraduate and graduate students from an accredited US college or university. Open to any field of study.

North American Van Lines Scholarship ($1,000) Apply by December 1, 2016
Essay contest. Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen enrolled (or enrolling) as a full time student at an accredited college/university within the United States.

Berbay Scholarship ($1,000) Apply by December 15, 2016
This year, Berbay Marketing & PR will continue its support awarding another scholarship to a deserving student who demonstrates a high level of writing skill, academic excellence and creativity. The annual scholarship will be awarded to a single student working towards a degree in marketing, public relations or communications.

Silver Cross Scholarship ($1,500) Apply by December 15, 2016
Essay contest. The main purpose of this endeavor is to make a meaningful contribution in the life of those students who use wheelchairs for mobility purposes during the course of completing their education.

Colonial Ghosts Scholarship ($1,000) Apply by December 15, 2016
Essay contest. If you are an honorably discharged veteran, please include a copy of your DD-214 with your application and include mention in your essay. Applicant must be currently enrolled at an accredited college or university with a declared major in Marketing.

Save My Space Scholarship ($1,250) Apply by December 16, 2016
Essay contest. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen, at least 18 years old, and enrolled as a student at an accredited college or university in the U.S. in an undergraduate, graduate, technical, or vocational program. 

Boling Rice Scholarship ($1,000) Apply by December 31, 2016
Essay contest. Applicant must be either a current or incoming college student, and must participate in the essay competition on the legal topic found at the link included.

Mobility Scooters Direct Scholarship ($1,200) Apply by December 31, 2016
Scholarship for students with disabilities. To apply, you must be a currently enrolled student at a college or university and you must provide a letter of recommendation.

The Zebra Ohio Tour Guide Scholarship ($1,000) Apply by December 31, 2016
Video essay contest. Applicants must be currently enrolled at or planning to attend a four-year university, graduate program, community college, or trade school located in the continental United States.

A Better America Scholarship ($1,000) Apply by December 31, 2016
With a pocket-sized smartphone that would have been considered a supercomputer 40 years ago, a young person can turn the world on its head and take selfies all at the same time. Applicant must be currently enrolled at an accredited university in the United States, and a citizen of the United States or holder of a valid green card.

Theater Masks Bi-Annual Scholarship ($500) Apply by January 1 and July 1
Applicants will write an essay about why they appreciate fine arts and what motivated them to study fine arts. Essay will be a minimum of 600 words. Use careful grammar and punctuation.

PFLAG Dayton Scholarship ($2,000) Apply by February 1, 2017
The PFLAG scholarship program is designed to recognize outstanding students and to contribute toward their continuing education, as well as celebrate the achievement of individuals who represent PFLAG and the LGBT Center values. 

Discover Student Loans Scholarship ($2,500) Apply through February 28, 2017
Applicants must be 16 years of age or older and seniors in high school who are planning to attend an accredited, non-profit, four-year college or university in the U.S. at time of entry and prize notification; OR 16 years of age or older and are current college students who are planning on continuing to attend an accredited, non-profit, four-year undergraduate college or university in the U.S. at time of entry and prize notification.