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Outside Scholarships and Other Helpful Links

Please review the Tufts Outside Aid Policy to learn how receiving outside scholarships may effect your financial aid.  It is advantageous to apply for outside scholarship sufficient to replace the loan and work portions of your aid award in order to graduate debt-free.

Opportunities at Tufts

Undergraduate Education - Various deadlines

Summer Scholars - March deadline

Summer Internships - March deadline

Outside Scholarships

Our office occasionally receives scholarship offers from private organizations and donors. As this information is received, it is posted below.  You may go directly to the linked websites provided, or to the office of Student Financial Services, if noted, to get the relevant application. Please note that this page is updated only as information is received.

>> Gilman International Scholarship Program for Pell recipients who will study abroad. Deadline: March 4th for Fall 2014 and academic year 2014-2015 programs. October 7th for Spring 2015 programs.

>>Foundation for Global Scholars. Over 200 awards are given to U.S. citizens who are planning to study abroad. Scholarship awards are $1,000 to $2,500. Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible and must have a GPA of at least 2.5. Study abroad must be at least 4 weeks long. Deadline: April 11th for Summer 2014 programs. June 27th for Fall 2014 programs. November 21st for Winter 2015 programs.

>>Fund for Education Abroad. Up to 20 awards are given to U.S. citizens or permanent resident undergraduate students who plan to study abroad. Students must be abroad for at least 4 weeks. Awards are up to $10,000. Deadline: January 2014 for 2014-2015 academic year. January 2015 for 2015-2016 academic year.

>> P.E.O. Educational Scholarships & Loan Program. Five individual programs geared towards promoting educational opportunites for women at the postsecondary and graduate level. There is the International Peace Scholarship (for international women), P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education (for women returning to complete an interrupted program of study), P.E.O. Scholar Awards (for doctoral study) and the P.E.O. STAR Scholarship (for high school seniors). An Educational Loan Program is also available. Deadline: Varies.

>> WIIT (Women in International Trade) Scholarship. $1500 scholarships awarded to female undergraduate and graduate college students with demonstrated interest in international development, international relations, international trade international economics or international business. Deadline: March 15th (for Summer or Fall assistance) and July 15th (for Spring assistance).

>> Orazio DiMauro Foundation Scholarship. $2000 and $3500 scholarships for students majoring in engineering or attending medical school during the 2012-2013 academic year. Students must be a resident of the great Bridgeport, CT area, which includes Trumbull, Monroe, Easton, Fairfield, Shelton, Stratford, and demonstrates financial need.  Applications for this scholarship can be secured from the Orazio DiMauro Foundation or by email at ifidi@aol.com.  Deadline: March 31

>> New England Employee Benefits Council. Scholarships for full and part-time undergraduate and graduate students interested in a career in a benefits-related area (eg Human Resources, Health Care Program Design, Retirement Strategies, Legal Aspects of Employee Benefits). Awards up to $5000. Deadline: April 1st

>> Society for Professional Journalists (CT Chapter). Scholarships for Connecticut residents pursuing a career in journalism. You must be an undergraduate junior or senior beginning in the Fall semester of 2014. Scholarships range from $500 to $2500. (1) $5000 Grand Prize, (4) $2,500 Second Prizes, and (35) $1,000 Third Prizes.  Deadline: April 1st

>> Dr. Alma S. Adams Scholarship. Two $5000 scholarships will be awarded to students committed to reducing tobacco use through community service for an underserved community and through the use of visual arts.  For students who demonstrate the difference they have made in their communities though volunteering. Deadline: April 30th

>> MassMutual Scholars Program. $5000 scholarships for students entering their sophomore, junior, senior or 5th-year senior year, college GPA of at least 3.0, and interested in a career in the insurance and financial services industry. Deadline: May 2nd

>> Adler Pollock & Sheehan Diversity Scholarship. $10,000 scholarship for an undergraduate student representing a diverse group (eg African American, American Indian, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, Gay/Lesbian, or other minority group) who will be entering his/her first year of an ABA accredited law school within the U.S. this fall. You must be a resident of Massachusetts or Rhode Island. Deadline: June 1st

>> Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholarship Program. Various scholarships for students of Hispanic heritage who will be enrolled full-time in a degree-seeking program at a U.S. accredited institution during the academic year. Apply online at: www.hsf.net  Deadline:  Varies

>> Asian Woman in Business Scholarship. $2500 scholarships awarded to Asian female undergraduate college students with demonstrated scholarship, leadership, community service and/ or entrepreneurial experience. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required. Deadline: September 15th

>> Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. This private foundation will award up to $30,000 annually per recipient to help students and recent alumni from community colleges and two-year institutions pursue four-year degrees at any accredited college or university in the United States. Current students are eligible, as are alumni who earned a degree from a community or two-year institution since spring 2007 and have not since transferred to a four-year college. All candidates for the scholarship must be nominated by the faculty representative at their community college or two-year institution. The list of faculty representatives and a link to the online application are available on the Foundation’s website, www.jkcf.org. Deadline: November 7th for Phase One, January 16th for Phase Two

>>  MetroWest Community Health Care Foundation offers scholarship of up to $2,000 per year for students from the MA metro west area who are pursuing nursing, medical, clinical, and oral health professions.  Deadline: May 31st for Fall 2014 and November 30th for Spring 2015.

>> The Iris-Samuel Rothman Scholarship. This scholarship, in honor of a promising young man who died at age 22, is for a young man who has lost his mother and father (both). Also eligible is a young man who has lost his mother and has either lost his father or does not have a father available to him. Questions can be sent to mrothman77@aol.com

>> AES Engineers Scholarship. $500 scholarships. Belief that a high grade point average should not be the only criteria in determining who deserves to be helped. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of character, as determined by evaluating the essays that are submitted. Scholarships are intended for future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post secondary educational facility. You are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible. Apply online at: http://aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm  Deadline: October 6th

>> JVS Scholarship Program. $1,000-$5000 scholarships for financially challenged Jewish students from Los Angeles planning to pursue higher education full-time (college, graduate and vocational). A minimum GPA of 2.7 is required. Apply online at: www.jvsla.org/scholarship  Deadline: March 15th

>> Islamic Scholarship Fund. $2,000-$10,000 scholarships for undergraduate (sophomore/junior/senior standing) or graduate (PhD included) Muslim students, are active in the Muslim community, and have a GPA of at least 3.0. Deadline: March 21st

>>Emitations Women in Business Scholarship. $1,000 scholarship for both undergraduate and graduate students. Must be full time students with GPA of at least 3.0. Must write an essay on selected topic. Deadline: December 14th

>>Gallegher Student Health Careers Scholarship Program. $5,000 scholarship for undergraduates who are rising juniors or seniors. Students need to be pursuing a health-related career, volunteer with a community/campus service organization and have at least 3.0 GPA. Scholarships will be awarded to six students. Deadline: May 16th

>> Great Lakes National Scholarship. $2,500 scholarship for up to 750 undergraduate or graduate students who demonstrate financial need and are enrolled in a STEM major. Students must have at least 2.75 GPA. Deadline: April 5th or until they receive 20,000 applications.

>> Albert and Fenner Business Consultants. $1,000 scholarship for any student currently registered at an accredited postsecondary institution. Must submit a 500 - 1000 word essay on selected topic. Deadline: June 14th

>> JAM Paper Teacher Scholarship. $500 scholarship for any student pursuing a career in Education. Degree needs to be in Education or related field. Student must be enrolled in accredited U.S. college or university. Must submit a 400-500 word essay to a prompt. Deadline: July 15th

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Last updated: 3/28/14


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