Outside Scholarships

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:

Northeastern University

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, ASA College Planning Centerr, 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 Internet 

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 

  • Global English Editing has launched a Scholarship Program for US university students. They are offering an annual scholarship of $1500 to the leading student that outlines the contribution they intend to make to American society after graduation. Students must outline this in 200 words or less. The scholarship homepage is located at http://geediting.com/about/scholarship-program/. Deadline to submit application is November 21, 2014.

  • Bradleycorbettlaw.com, San Diego's premier criminal defense and DUI lawyer, is offering a $2,000 Bradley R. Corbett Scholarship any student of any degree seeking category. The student must submit an essay between 500 and 1,000 words on any one of a list of choices. Please view our scholarship page to learn more: http://www.bradleycorbettlaw.com/scholarship/. Entry deadline is annually on July 15.

  • Proofereadingservices.com is offering a Writing Scholarship. This program was created to reward America's most talented student writers at the high school and university levels. This year, they will award six scholarships ranging from $100 to $500. Three scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors and three will be awarded to university students (graduate students and undergraduate students are judged in the same category). Deadline is June 1, 2014. http://www.proofreadingservices.com/pages/scholarship

  • The Ray Greenly Scholarship, administered by the NRF Foundation, will award over $125,000 in scholarships this year to students who have the potential to succeed in digital retail. They are looking for students with a creative and entrepreneurial spirit who can find innovative ways to connect retail customers to brands and products. Students don’t have to be in a retail program or major to apply; in fact, students pursuing majors in e-commerce, engineering, marketing or advertising, journalism, graphic design and IT are all critically important for the future of digital retail and are encouraged to submit an application. Through this Scholarship, one $25,000 scholarship will be awarded along with four $10,000 scholarships. Additionally, up to 25 semifinalists will receive a $2,500 travel scholarship to attend the Shop.org Summit, including the all-day Student Program in Seattle, September 29 – October 1, 2014. This event brings students face-to-face with retail leaders sharing valuable career advice and retail recruiters from top companies hiring for internships and entry-level positions. The deadline to apply is May 16, 2014. For more information on the eligibility, criteria and application, visit www.nrffoundation.com/ray-greenly.
  • ADT Protect Your Home is currently offering an educational scholarship for $500. For more information, please visit: http://homesecurity.io/scholarship. Scholarship Details:

    • Interested applicants must be currently enrolled at a college/university or be enrolling in the upcoming semester
    • Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent legal resident of the U.S.
    • Scholarship recipient will receive a one-time $500 scholarship that is made payable to the student’s approved college/university and mailed directly to the designated college/university
    • Interested students should write a 400-600 word essay, on how mobile technology has been used in education and how it could improve education/classes for future students.
    • Students must submit their name, email and essay by December 31, 2014 to scholarship@homesecurity.io
  • Citizens Bank is once again offering the TruFit Good Citizen Scholarship® program. Now in its fourth year, Citizens Bank will award a total of $50,000 to students who demonstrate good citizenship through community volunteerism and leadership.  The application period for the TruFit Good Citizen Scholarship will begin Tuesday, April 15, 2014 and run through Tuesday, May 6, 2014 or until 2,000 applications have been received, whichever occurs first. A total of 10, $5,000 scholarships will be awarded to U.S. residents who are 16-years of age or older and are attending or accepted to a federally accredited four-year college, university or graduate program and who have been active in community service. The scholarships will be awarded this summer for the 2014-2015 academic year. Applicants are asked to write an essay of no more than 500 words demonstrating their good citizenship through community volunteerism and leadership. They must also provide two references that are directly connected to their community involvement. For full details, go to www.citizensbank.com/scholarship.

  • Olyn Roofing is a local family-operated roofing company based out of Norwood. In honor of an employee who lost his battle with cancer in 2012, we established a fund to help families struggling with finances while dealing with cancer. We used a portion of the money raised to fund a $5,000 scholarship to a student affected by cancer. Below is the criteria:

    • Attend or plan to attend college as an undergraduate at a fully accredited college or university in the United States, its possessions or territories.
    • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 (incoming students must have at least a 3.0 High School GPA and current college students must have at least a 3.0 College GPA)
    • Be a resident of Massachusetts
    • Applicant must be affected by cancer*:

    1. *Lost a parent or sibling to cancer, or a parent or sibling who is currently battling cancer, or

    2. *Must be a cancer survivor or someone currently battling cancer

    For the application please visit http://olynroofing.com/scholarship/. We have limited resources and are short staffed so we would appreciate it if you could help spread the word about our scholarship. The deadline is May 30, 2014.

  • STEM Students

    NSA Electrical Engineering Student Scholarship
    $500 - Open to students working towards a degree in Electrical Engineering.

    NSA Mathematics & Computer Science Student Scholarship
    $500 - Open to students working towards a degree in Mathematics, Computer Science or related fields.

    AfterCollege STEM Inclusion Scholarship
    $1,000 - Open to students working towards a degree in a field of Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics who belongs to an underrepresented group in their field.

    AfterCollege Analytics Student Scholarship
    $500 - Open to students working toward a degree in any discipline interested in a future career in analytics.

    AfterCollege Engineering Student Scholarship
    ​$500 - Open to students working towards a degree in a field of Engineering.

    AfterCollege Science Student Scholarship
    $500 - Open to students working towards a degree in any field of Science.

  • BrickHouse Security's 1st annual 10,000 Dollar scholarship program for Police Officers wounded in the line of duty. The scholarship is designed to give former or currently employed uniformed peace officers who were wounded, disabled or suffered serious injury in the line of duty a chance to improve their lives through higher education. http://www.brickhousesecurity.com/category/company+info/scholarship.do

  • Since 2001, the Gallagher Koster Health Careers Scholarship Program has provided outstanding students with financial assistance to pursue health-related careers.  Open to higher education students entering their junior and senior year of undergraduate study, the scholarship program continues to grow in both the number of scholarships offered each year and the amount of each scholarship. Please click here for more information.

  • The Yellow Pages United Mark Smith Scholarship. From the Internet to LED billboards, marketing isn’t what it used to be. Submit an original infographic that shows how marketing has changed from your parents’ generation to yours. Humor, originality and creativity are encouraged! Award: $2,500. Criteria for eligibility:

    • Major in marketing, graphic design, or related majors in an
      accredited university or college in the U.S.
    • Minimum GPA 3.0
    • Full-time status for 2014
    • U.S. citizen or permanent resident

    Deadline is May 31, 2014. For more information, please visit http://www.yellowpagesunited.co/yellow-pages-united-mark-smith-scholarship/.

  • GreenPal is offering a $2,000 scholarship. Details and online application for the scholarship can be found at: http://www.yourgreenpal.com/scholarship . This is an auto-renewing evergreen scholarship that will be offered each year.  The deadline to apply for this award is May 31. 

  • Venere.com scholarship. For more information, please click here. Deadline to apply is August 31, 2014.

  • My Alarm Center Criminal Justice Scholarship; Deadline- 7/1/2014 https://www.myalarmcenter.com/about-us/scholarships

  • Digital Storm 2014 Scholarship; Deadline- 6/1/2014 http://www.digitalstormonline.com/2014-scholarship.asp

  • The Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship Program for the Fall 2014 semester includes two (2) $10,000 scholarships and four (4) $5,000 scholarships, to be awarded to undergraduate and graduate students with a declared major of biology, chemistry, biochemistry, or a related life-science field. To qualify for the scholarship, students must have a GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) and be enrolled in an accredited college for university for the Fall 2014 semester. In addition to these qualifications, students must also be legal United States residents, meaning that students possessing appropriate Visa status in order to study in the United States are also eligible. Students may apply for the scholarship through the Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship Website. Applications will be accepted until 2:59:59 p.m. CT on August 1, 2014. Each application will be reviewed and evaluated by a scholarship committee and announced to the chosen recipients by August 14, 2014. We strongly encourage all students that meet the scholarship award criteria to apply for this great scholarship! All questions regarding the scholarship may be directed to piercescholarship@thermofisher.com

  • BistroMD Health and Wellness Scholarship

    • Prize is $1,000 and the deadline is April 30 and December 1 (biannual scholarship with deadlines in the fall and spring)
    • The scholarship is geared towards high school seniors and college students who are pursuing a college degree
    • To enter, students must submit an original 500-word essay on the chosen topic
    • You can learn more about the scholarship and enter here: http://www.bistromd.com/scholarship
  • Crown & Caliber Entrepreneur’s Scholarship
    • Prize is $1,000 and the deadline is May 31.
    • The scholarship is geared at young entrepreneurs and business majors but is open to students in any field at both the undergraduate or high school level
    • To enter, students must submit an original business proposal plan
    • You can learn more about the scholarship and enter here: http://www.crownandcaliber.com/crown-caliber-entrepreneurs-scholarship/
  • Sixt Rent a Car Scholarship. To learn more about our Scholarship please check out http://www.sixt.com/actions/sixt-scholars
  • Six scholarships in the amount of $2500 are being given away for the following majors:

  • The 2014 Program includes (5) $500 scholarships that vary by academic subject. A full listing of available scholarships is listed below and also attached. The application deadline for all awards is May 1st, 2014. You may also visit our Scholarships home page to learn more about the program and the application process. The page can be found here: http://www.collegeclasses.com/scholarships/
    •  2014 “Breaking Down the Barrier” Scholarship Award http://www.collegeclasses.com/scholarships/breaking-down-the-barrier-scholarship-award/ A $500 scholarship will be awarded to a student pursuing a degree in any field (Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctoral). Areas of study may include: Art & Design, Business, Culinary Arts, Education & Teaching, Engineering, Healthcare & Nursing, Human Services, Humanities & Sciences, Law & Justice, Psychology, Technology & IT, and Vocational & Trade.
    • Business Scholarship Awardhttp://www.collegeclasses.com/scholarships/business-scholarship-award/ A $500 scholarship will be awarded to a student pursuing a degree in business (Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctoral). Areas of study may include: Accounting, Administration, Ecommerce, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Human Resource Management, International Business, Management, Marketing, Non-Profit Management, Organizational Leadership, Project Management, Real Estate, Retail Management, Sports Management, and Supply Chain Management.
    • Healthcare & Nursing Scholarship Award http://www.collegeclasses.com/scholarships/healthcare-scholarship-award/ A $500 scholarship will be awarded to a student pursuing a degree in healthcare or nursing (Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctoral). Areas of study may include: Dental Assisting, Healthcare Administration, Healthcare Informatics, Massage Therapy, Medical Assisting, Medical Billing & Coding, Nursing, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Sports Medicine, and Veterinary Technician.
    • Law & Justice Scholarship Awardhttp://www.collegeclasses.com/scholarships/law-scholarship-award/ A $500 scholarship will be awarded to a student pursuing a degree in law and justice (Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctoral). Areas of study may include: Criminal Justice, Cyber Security, Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Legal Studies, and Paralegal Studies.
    • Technology & Computer Science Scholarship Award http://www.collegeclasses.com/scholarships/technology-scholarship-award/ A $500 scholarship will be awarded to a student pursuing a degree in technology or computer science (Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctoral). Areas of study may include: Computer Programming, Computer Science, Database Administration, Information Systems, Information Technology, Network Administration, Network Security, Software Engineering, and Web Development.
  • Through Small Business Success Student Scholarship program, SuretyBonds.com hopes to hear all about the small business experiences young entrepreneurs across the nation have gained, whether personally or from observing family members working to make a way for themselves. Three deserving individuals will win a $1,500 scholarship to use toward furthering their education at the college or university of their choice.

  • DutchCrafters Heritage Scholarship: For the 2014-15 academic year, the DutchCrafters Amish Furniture Heritage Scholarship will award three scholarships of $500 each. Disbursements of the award will be made in two increments of $250 each – one for the first semester and one for the second semester of the academic year. The award payment will be forward by DutchCrafters directly to the college or university for distribution. Awards are for undergraduate study only.The application deadline is May 1, 2014 for the 2014-15 academic year. The application consists of three parts:

    Part 1) Application

    Part 2) Statement of Financial Need

    Part 3) 750 Word Essay

    Essays are expected to be written in a formal paragraph form. Spelling and grammar will be considered in selecting the top essays. Style and creativity will also be taken into account.

    Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Furthermore, DutchCrafters will not assume the responsibility of notifying applicants that their application is incomplete. DutchCrafters will not confirm or verify individual submission queries.

    All application forms can be downloaded at www.DutchCrafters.com and mailed to:

    DutchCrafters Heritage Scholarship
    1877 Porter Lake Drive
    Sarasota, Florida 34240

  • Evette Harless Scholarship

    National Go Solar Foundation (NGSF) established the “Evette Harless Scholarship”. This scholarship awards $1000 annually to up to ten graduate students.  More information and the requirements are available in the organization's website.  http://www.ngsf.org/scholarships

  • Hotelscheap.org is offering two ongoing scholarships per year, valued at $1,500 each. The company is interested in helping students who demonstrate a strong aptitude for learning, and have a drive to improve themselves, and society in general.  Winners will be determined by the executive team each spring and fall semesters. The private company scholarship is open to all students who apply online through the company website application page,  http://www.hotelscheap.org/scholarship.   

  • Goedeker’s Scholarship. The company will be awarding a grand prize of $500 and two honorable mentions for $100.  This scholarship will be offered nationwide. http://www.goedekers.com/college-scholarship The scholarship is available to all students (Undergraduate and Graduate) and available to all fields of study.  We will handle everything we just want to promote it with your students.  

  • Free Country Principles Scholarship Essay Contest; Deadline- 5/31/2014 http://www.freecountry.com/pages/principles-scholarship-essay-contest
  • A Place for Mom Senior Care Innovation Scholarship:  Five $1000 scholarships available to students enrolled in an associate’s, bachelor’s, or graduate level program at an accredited school in the fields of gerontology, medicine, nursing, social work, sociology, or long-term care administration.  Deadline April 30, 2014.  Essay topic and details found at www.aplaceformom.com/scholarship.
  • 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 caunter.a@husky.neu.edu with any further questions. For more information, please visit http://www.sigep.neu.edu/sigep/our-chapter/balanced-man-scholarship/
  • 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.
  • 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


  • 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.


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

          Visit www.abwacapecod.org for the application or email frenchymms@gmail.com with questions.




  • JustJobs.com will be awarding $2000 three times annually. Scholarships are open to all students. http://academy.justjobs.com/scholarships/
  • 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/
  • 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.
  • The 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 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.