External Private Resources
Students may be eligible for a variety of aid programs independent of Northeastern and the federal/state aid processes. There are many resources available to you. A number of local organizations make money available each year. Many statewide and national organizations and corporations also have funds available for students who meet their criteria.
Note: You must report all private sources of student financial aid to the Northeastern University Office of Student Financial Services in writing. Outside awards are considered part of your aid package, and in most cases will be applied first to unmet financial need, then to replace loans and/or work-study, and if necessary, to reduce institutional grants and/or scholarships.
If you have a scholarship payment, please forward it to the address below. If the external organization requires a billing statement or other verification from the University, please send a copy of the organization's request to the address below:
Student Financial Services
ATTN: General Scholarship, 354 Richards Hall
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115-5000
Finding Outside Scholarships
Your local library
A trip to your local library will find many scholarship books available that contain the addresses of scholarship programs. It requires some work on your part (applications, essays, etc.), but a few hours of your time could yield valuable information and lead to additional funding for your education. Locally, The Higher Education Information Center, located in the basement of the Boston Public Library in Copley Square, has numerous resources available to help you find outside aid, including a computerized database of scholarships.
- The SmartStudent Guide to Financial Aid
- The College Board's Scholarship Search
- U.S. Department of Education's Scholarship Wizard
- Peterson’s Scholarship Search
- CollegeNET Scholarship Search
- College Scholarships.org
- College Scholarship Search
- Next Student Scholarship Search Engine
Remember that all scholarship information is available to you free of charge! Be extremely wary of any organization or company that asks you for a “finder’s fee” or “guarantees” that they can find you aid. Any reputable scholarship organization will not charge you a penny for this information.
The above list is provided to you as a reference tool. It should not be construed as an endorsement by Northeastern University of any of the organizations listed.
Outside Scholarship Opportunities
- The Massachusetts Eta chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon annually offers the Balanced Man scholarship to two incoming freshmen, male or female, enrolled at Northeastern for the upcoming fall semester. This scholarship is awarded to applicants who well-represent the SigEp motto of “Sound mind, sound body”, and who display characteristics of “Virtue, Diligence, and Brotherly Love” in correspondence with SigEp’s values. This includes those who exhibit academic excellence, demonstrate leadership skills, and commit to health and well-being. Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded for this academic year. Membership in the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity is not a requirement, but the applicant must be enrolled in Northeastern as a freshman for the 2013-2014 academic year. Please contact the Vice President of Recruitment, Andrew Caunter, at firstname.lastname@example.org with any further questions. For more information, please visit http://www.sigep.neu.edu/sigep/our-chapter/balanced-man-scholarship/
- Customized Girl, a custom clothing and apparel company, is offering students the opportunity for a $2,500 scholarship. The Customized Girl Scholarship will be awarded to the girl with the most important message to share and includes a featured interview and unique shirt design.To apply, girls simply submit a statement of no more than 140 characters that they think would change the world if people put it into everyday action. Submissions will be accepted October 1st, 2013 through December 2nd, 2013 and the scholarship winner will be announced January 6th, 2014.
- Switzer Fellowships are given to top graduate students in New England and California who demonstrate the potential for leadership in their field, and who are committed to a career in environmental improvement. The Fellowship provides a one-year $15,000 cash award, as well as access to other Switzer grant programs and career support, and membership in the Switzer Fellowship Network, a vibrant community of over 530 Switzer Fellows and environmental leaders. The Switzer Fellowship is not intended to be a research fellowship. Leadership potential is a more significant factor in the evaluation than the specifics of a particular graduate research project, although they are interested in innovative, applied approaches to contemporary issues. Please see the Call for Applications which describes the Fellowship program and its requirements. This year's application deadline is January 10, 2014.
- Giva, Inc., a technology company located in Silicon Valley, is excited to offer its annual $1,000 student scholarship! Giva's corporate student scholarship and grant award is for anyone attending a college or university and is aimed at assisting undergraduate or graduate students further their education. There is no specific course of study or major required. All students, regardless of major, currently attending a college or university degree program either full or part-time are eligible and encouraged to apply. The award is for school tuition so the scholarship check will be written out to the student's educational institution. Giva employees, family relatives and vendors are not eligible. All eligible students will be required to compose a thoughtful essay between 500 – 1,000 words answering the question: “How will you use your talents and education to make the world a better place for future generations? What are your career and personal goals and why?” Award winners are required to perform some community service volunteer work. Essay submission deadline: December 1 of each year. Scholarship award date: January 31 of each year. Click here for more information and to download an application.
- WTS- Boston 2014 Student Scholarships. Since 1994, WTS Foundation and local chapters have awarded over $200,000 in scholarships to over 145 of the best and brightest women seeking careers in transportation. Who from the Boston area will be next?
- Individuals may apply to WTS-Boston for all of the scholarships listed below until Monday, November 4, 2013. The chapter then nominates one person for each of the six national scholarships by early December.
- The scholarships are competitive and based on the applicant's specific transportation involvement and goals, job skills and academic record.
- The scholarships are open to all women with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Applicants do not need to be WTS members or U.S. citizens.
- National awards will be presented on May 15, 2014 and attendance at awards dinner is strongly recommended. WTS-Boston awards will be presented in June of 2014 at the local awards dinner.
- Click here for more information: http://www.wtsinternational.org/boston/scholarships/
- Odenza Marketing Group Spring Scholarship - $500 – 1 Award (Deadline: March 30, 2014)
- To be Eligible a student must:
- Be between the ages of 16 and 25 on March 30th, 2014.
- Submit answers to the essay questions, which can be found on the application page, prior to the March 30th, 2014 deadline.
- Have at least one full year of post secondary studies remaining at the time of the award. (Current High School Students are also eligible.)
- Have a GPA of 2.5 or greater.
- Applications can be found by going to: http://scholarshipguidance.com/scholarship_odenza_marketing_group_scholarship_8931.php
- To be Eligible a student must:
- Peter Pasula Study Habits Scholarship - $500 – 1 Award (Deadline: April 1st, 2014)
- To be Eligible a student must:
- Be attending an accredited post-secondary institution by the fall of 2014.
- A student can be enrolled at any level in any program that is two years in length or longer.
- Students must be Canadian or US residents.
- Students must answer the essay question on the website online application form.
- Applications can be found by going to: http://scholarshipguidance.com/scholarship_peter_pasula_study_habits_scholarship_8935.php
- To be Eligible a student must:
- Find A Law Scholarship - $500 – 1 Award (Deadline: May 15th, 2014)
- To be Eligible a student must:
- Be Enrolled in full-time studies at a college, trades, or technical school by no later than September 2014.
- Currently reside in the United States and intend on continuing studies in the United States.
- Complete the Online Form and Short Question by no later than May 15, 2014.
- Applications can be found by going to: http://scholarshipguidance.com/scholarship_find_a_law_scholarship_8929.php
- To be Eligible a student must:
- The Account Control Technology Foundation (ACT Foundation) is introducing its Second-Year Scholarship Program for college sophomores. In 2013, the Foundation will award 25 $1,000 scholarships nationwide through the program. The upcoming application deadline is October 15, 2013. Guidelines, application forms and promotional posters are available on the ACT Foundation's web page at www.accountcontrolfoundation.org and through the following direct links: Scholarship Guidelines, Application Form
- The Asian Women in Business Scholarship encourages and promotes exceptional Asian female students who have demonstrated scholarship, leadership, community service and/ or entrepreneurship. The AWIB Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to students who have the attributes to be our next generation of leaders. To review the scholarship information along with AWIB Scholarship Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and access the application go to www.awib.org/Scholarship.
- Thermo Fisher Scientific is offering an opportunity to win $10,000 in scholarship funding for the 2013-2014 Fall semester. Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible. Two $10,000 awards and four $5,000 awards are available to students studying Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry or a related life science field in the Fall of 2013. For more information, please visit: http://www.pierce-antibodies.com/PierceScholarship/index.cfm.
- AfterCollege has been connecting students and recent grads with employers hiring for internships and entry-level positions since our inception in a Stanford University dorm room in 1999. AfterCollege gives new job seekers a competitive advantage by tapping into valuable professional networks with a patented job search algorithm and career-building tools to help land that all-important first job. Click HERE to see all currently available AfterCollege scholarships.
- Birkenstock footwear company awards $1,000 scholarship each year. Please click HERE to apply.
- Penny Stocks Lab (http://PennyStocks.la). We are eager to provide financial assistance to students interested in finance or investing. You can find out the specific details of the scholarship at http://pennystocks.la/scholarships.
- JustHomeMedical.com will be awarding one health care student a $1,000 scholarship. To apply, make a short video describing your long and short term goals as a “future health care leader.” Videos will be judged on creativity and thoughtfulness in answering the prompt. Applications are due by December 31, 2013 and the winner will be announced in January. http://justhomemedical.com/health-care-leaders-scholarship
- NEWiRE Scholarship application is now available for any female student entering her junior or senior year of undergraduate school or entering or enrolled in a graduate program at an accredited college or university based in New England. The student must demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in the commercial real estate industry through her course studies and/or internships in a commercial real estate firm. Scholarship amount is expected to be $5,000. For more information, please visit http://www.newire.org/page.aspx?id=92.
- DOMO - DOMO Scholarship For Business Management. Amount of Award: Two (2) $2,500 Scholarships
Deadline: 2013 - 2014 academic school year. General, Business, Business Management, Analytics http://www.domo.com, http://www.domo.com/company/scholarship.
- The Cape Cod Chapter of the American Business Women's Association has 3 scholarships available of $1500 each. Requirements are:
-the applicant is a woman
-she has proof of residency on Cape Cod or the Islands
-she is pursuing a degree or technical certification, and has completed at least a semester toward that program
-she has GPA of 3.0 or higher
-she has not received a scholarship from ABWA Cape Cod in the past
- LatPro.com will be awarding $2000 three times annually. Scholarships are open to all Hispanic and bilingual students. http://learn.latpro.com/scholarship/
- DiversityJobs.com will be awarding $2000 three times annually. Scholarships are open to diversity and minority students. http://streetsmart.diversityjobs.com/diversity-scholarship/
- JustJobs.com will be awarding $2000 three times annually. Scholarships are open to all students. http://academy.justjobs.com/scholarships/
- MetroWest Community Health Care Foundation The Health Professions Scholarships are available to students pursuing or advancing their degree in a wide range of nursing, medical, and clinical professions. Eligible applicants must live or work at least fifteen hours per week in one of the twenty-five towns in the MetroWest service area. Scholarships are awarded for tuition and fees up to a maximum of $2,000 per academic year. For more information about applying for a scholarship, visit www.mchcf.org. There is no deadline for submission. Applications are reviewed as they are received.
- Sallie Mae Fund The Sallie Mae Fund's Unmet Need Scholarship Program provides a last-dollar resource for families with a combined income of less than $30,000. Students must have a minimum 2.5 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) to be eligible to apply. Scholarship awards range from $1,000 to $3,800. The First in Family Scholarship Program was developed in partnership with the Hispanic College Fund and provides scholarships ranging from $500-$5,000 to undergraduate Hispanic Americans who are the first in their family to attend college. The American Dream Scholarship Program, a partnership with the United Negro College Fund, awards college scholarships raniging from $500-$5,000 to African-American students with demonstrated financial need. For more details on The Sallie Mae Funds scholarship programs and to apply, please visit www.salliemaefund.org.
- LendioBrock Blake, Lendio’s CEO, once won a similar scholarship in an entrepreneur contest during college. He used the money to start his own career as an entrepreneur, and now wants to give back and help other aspiring business owners get a similar head start. The Lendio Brock Blake Student Entrepreneur of the Year scholarship will award $2,500 every year to a student who has demonstrated excellence in entrepreneurship." To apply, please visit http://www.lendio.com/scholarship/
- True Fit Good Citizen Scholarship The TruFit Good Citizen Scholarship is awarded to students who demonstrate the difference they have made in their communities though volunteering. They will be giving away a total of $50,000 to 40 very deserving students. The winners last year showed a tremendous dedication to helping others and improving their communities. For more information, please click here.
- Armenian International Women's Association Every year the organization gives out scholarships to women of Armenian descent. The awards range from $500 to $3000. Scholarships are available to graduate students and upperclass (junior and senior) undergraduate students. Some of them, notably the Aharonian Scholarship (given in coordination with the Society of Women Engineers, Boston Chapter) are earmarked for students in the sciences and related fields. International students are welcome to apply if they meet the requirements. For more information, please click here.
- Navy Nuclear Propulsion Officer Candidate Program The Nuclear Propulsion Officer Candidate (NUPOC) program offers up to $168,300 to college sophomores, juniors and seniors who are earning their degrees. The NUPOC program provides a regular monthly income ranging from $3,280 to $5,610 for up to 30 months prior to graduation. All majors are eligible. Learn more at http://www.navy.com/joining/education-opportunities/undergraduate.html.
- Navy Civil Engineer Collegiate ProgramThe Civil Engineer Collegiate Program (CECP) offers up to $113,100 to college juniors and seniors earning their degrees. CECP provides a regular monthly income ranging from $2,575 to $4,700 for up to two years prior to graduation. Learn more at http://www.navy.com/joining/education-opportunities/undergraduate.html.
- Navy Nurse Candidate Program The Nurse Candidate Program (NCP) offers up to $34,000 to college juniors and seniors to help pay for nursing school. This includes an initial grant of $10,000 plus a monthly stipend of $1,000 for up to 24 months while earning your degree. Learn more at http://www.navy.com/joining/education-opportunities/undergraduate.html.
- Navy Health Professions Scholarship Program (Graduate) The Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP) covers 100% of the cost of medical school, dental school or qualifying postgraduate school tuition; provides a monthly stipend of $2,088 to cover living expenses for up to four years; plus potentially offers a sign-on bonus of up to $20,000. Learn more at http://www.navy.com/joining/education-opportunities/graduate-professional.html.
- Navy Health Services Collegiate Program (Graduate) The Health Services Collegiate Program (HSCP) provides anywhere from $157,000 to $269,000 to students completing medical school, dental school or qualifying postgraduate school. That includes a monthly salary and housing allowance from $3,280 to $5,610 for up to 48 months. The specifics of this offer depend on specialty area. Learn more at http://www.navy.com/joining/education-opportunities/graduate-professional.html.
- Navy Financial Assistance Program (Graduate) The Financial Assistance Program (FAP) provides potentially over $275,000 during a typical four-year medical or dental residency. That includes a $45,000 annual grant on top of any residency program-based salary – plus a monthly stipend of $2,088 for up to four years. The specifics of this offer depend on specialty area. Learn more at http://www.navy.com/joining/education-opportunities/graduate-professional.html.