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Financial Aid: Scholarships

What are Scholarships?

Scholarships provide funding to students for educational expenses and do not require repayment. Scholarships can be provided by various sources, such as: the government; your community; your employer; schools; corporations.

Armstrong Scholarship Information

Thanks to the generous support of our alumni and donors, there are over two hundred scholarship funds available to Armstrong students!  These scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit, need or both. Scholarship committees at either the university, college or department/program level are responsible for awarding these funds. 

When reviewing applications, the scholarship committee considers many factors: academic achievements and GPA; unmet financial need; community service; leadership experience; extracurricular activities. 

Scholarship opportunities for new students are awarded through the Office of Admissions. New students  are not required to submit the 'Armstrong Scholarship Application' in order to be eligible for these scholarship awards, because the Office of Admissions makes scholarship award decisions based on incoming students' application for admission.  

Returning students must complete an Armstrong Scholarship Application in order to be eligible for the vast majority of scholarship funds. Please click on the link below to apply for 2017-18 Armstrong scholarship funds: 

Third Party Scholarships

If you receive a scholarship from an outside donor such as a church, high school, or employer, please submit the scholarship information and the check to the Office of Financial Aid. You may be required to endorse the check. The Office of Financial Aid will apply the scholarship funds to your award once the check is received.

Searching for scholarships? Use a scholarship search database or consult our list of outside scholarship opportunities:

Databases

Databases

Visit these websites to search for the many scholarship opportunities available to help pay for college.

GAFutures
This site, sponsored by the Georgia Student Finance Commission (GSFC), provides a wealth of information regarding state-funded Scholarship, Grant, and Loan programs as well as information about federal programs.

Adventures in Education (AIE)
AIE has a variety of scholarships available for Armstrong students to apply.  Check regularly for scholarship updates and additions.

Campus Explorer Exclusive Scholarships
Campus Explorer has a variety of scholarships available for Armstrong students to apply.  Check regularly for scholarship updates and additions.

FastWeb
Offers a variety of scholarships available for Armstrong students to apply.  Check regularly for scholarship updates and additions.

Free Scholarship Search for College Students from Discover Student Loans
Offers a variety of scholarships available for Armstrong students to apply.  Check regularly for scholarship updates and additions.

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF)
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) offers a variety of scholarships available for Armstrong students to apply.  Check regularly for scholarship updates and additions.

Masters In Public Health
Masters in Public Health has compiled a comprehensive database of all scholarships available for MPH students along with curated scholarships for graduate students in the public health field.

Minority Scholarships
This is a free scholarship service with a variety of scholarships available for Armstrong minority students. Check regularly for scholarship updates and additions.

Peterson's
Peterson's has a variety of scholarships available for Armstrong students to apply.  Check regularly for scholarship updates and additions.

ScholarshipExperts.com
Offers a free scholarship service with a variety of scholarships available for Armstrong students to apply.  Check regularly for scholarship updates and additions.

Student Aid
A government site with plenty of information on funding opportunities and a scholarship search tool.

Outside Scholarships

Outside Scholarships

 

DEADLINE: MARCH 2017

Costculator Scholarship Program

Costculator is providing a $1,000 scholarship for students who need a helping hand in covering their academic expenses. Students can participate in this scholarship by sending an essay on a topic mentioned in the scholarship page. Participant with the best submission would be awarded the $1,000 award. Application deadline is March 31, 2017.

CPR Cerification Scholarship Program

The CPR Certificaton Institute Scholarship for Health Care Professionals is offering a $2000 scholarship to a qualified applicant. Application deadline is March 31, 2017 at 11:59PM PST.

Dolman Law Group Scholarship

Dolman Law Group is proud to offer a bi-annual $1,100 scholarship opportunity to existing or incoming college students. The winner will be determined through an essay contest which should include originality, quality writing, and responsiveness to the contest topic. Application deadline is March 31, 2017.

Facing Acne $2,000 Scholarship

To apply for the Facing Acne scholarship, simply create a short video (five minutes maximum) answering the following questions: 1) How has the Internet changed the way you take care of your health? 2) What future developments do you hope to see in the use of the Internet as a tool for maintaining and improving health? Application deadline is March 31, 2017.

Health & Technology 2.0 Scholarship

This scholarship hopes to support one student a year with the cost of tuition by awarding them a $1200 scholarship to the successful applicant. Application deadline is March 31, 2017.

HealthPlans.org Scholarship

Every year, two students in the United States will receive the HealthPlans.org $2,000 Scholarship to help pay for tuition and school expenses. Application deadline is March 31, 2017.

KidGuard Scholarship

The KidGuard for Education’ Essay Scholarship is part of KidGuard’s effort to bring awareness and inspire solutions on issues on cyberbullying, online predators, teen suicide and childhood depression in the age of technology. Application deadline is March 31, 2017.

Pearl Source General Scholarship

In an effort to alleviate the financial burden for students and their families, The Pearl Source is pleased to offer the chance for one individual to win a $1,500 scholarship to the college of their choice. Application deadline is March 31, 2017.

Rising Capital Associates Structured Settlements Scholarship

We know saving up for school can be tough. At Rising Capital Associates, we believe that scholarships can give ambitious students the opportunity to focus on his or her studies instead of worrying about the cost of books and tuition. With that little extra help, we believe you can achieve greatness. With that said, Rising Capital Associates is proud to offer a $1,000 scholarship to help enable one student chosen from all entries to pursue his or her education. Application deadline is March 31, 2017.

Swing of Things $500 College Scholarship

Starting your college education can be a big step and a big change in your life. We want to know how you plan on making the transition and get into the swing of things. You can ask family members or friends about their experiences and what changed for them. Whether it's a routine you plan on sticking to or a friend to lean on, tell us how you're going to adjust to this new phase in your life! Application Deadline is March 31, 2017.

 

DEADLINE: APRIL 2017

Army Emergency Relief Scholarships

Army Emergency Relief provides scholarships for dependent children and spouses of active duty, retired, and deceased Army Soldiers. Application deadline is April 1, 2017.

Speech Buddies Scholarship

Speech Buddies is excited to invite speech-language pathology students to apply for this $500 scholarship. If you are an undergraduate or graduate student currently enrolled in a communicative sciences and disorders program and would like to apply for this scholarship, please submit an essay of up to 500 words explaining why you want to become a speech therapist. Application deadline is April 1, 2017.

$2,500 College Scholarship Contest

Long Island attorney Ronald D. Weiss is proud to offer this opportunity to existing or incoming college students. The winner will be determined through an essay contest which should include originality, quality writing, and responsiveness to the contest topic. The deadline for entries is April 21, 2017.

Albertson & Davidson, LLP Scholarship

Albertson & Davidson, LLP., has decided to a $2,500 scholarship to individuals who are currently attending or planning on attending college or graduate school in the near future. Application deadline is April 26, 2017.

Dr. Alma S. Adams Scholarship

The Dr. Alma S. Adams Scholarship for Outreach and Health Communications to Reduce Tobacco Use Among Priority Populations is awarded annually by Truth Initiative, a national non-profit dedicated to inspiring tobacco-free lives among youth and young adults. Two (2) scholarships of $5,000 each are awarded to undergraduate or graduate students who are innovatively confronting tobacco use. Application deadline is April 30, 2017.

$1000 Get Reviewed Internet Marketing Scholarship for 2017

The scholarship is for students who are currently studying in the areas of Marketing, Business, IT or Communications or any student who consider themselves an entrepreneur. Application deadline is April 30, 2017.

Activia Training Scholarship

Activia Training has set up an annual scholarship fund of $1,500 which will be paid via two $750 awards to the students submitting winning entries that meet the requirements detailed on the above linked web page. Submissions can be made in either video or essay format. Application deadline is April 30, 2017.

HIBR Scholarship Program

You have only a few sentences (maximum of 500 characters) to tell HIBR, an online bedding company based in Greenville, S.C., your vision. Describe what our planet will look like in the year 2100 and what you are personally going to do to help shape that world. Explain what your contribution to society will be and what legacy you’ll be leaving your grandchildren in 80+ years. Scholarship award amount of $1,000. Application deadline is April 30, 2017.

Venture Resorts 2017 Volunteer Scholarship Program

This year Gatlinburg Falls Resort is offering two scholarships to students who actively participate in volunteering in their community. The required essays submitted, for consideration, will be judged internally and the winners will be contacted directly. We are offering a 1st place scholarship, in the amount of $2,000 and a second place scholarship, in the amount of $1,000.  Gatlinburg Falls Resort would like to be included in your list of private scholarships that you provide to your students. Application deadline is April 30, 2017.

Yorkville Blankets ASD Scholarship

This scholarship was created for individuals who have been impacted by the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Application deadline is April 30, 2017.

 

DEADLINE: MAY 2017

Emerging Industry Business and Marketing Scholarship

Drone Business Marketer has put together a $500 scholarship for current high school senior or college students. Application deadline is May 1, 2017.

My PrivateTutor’s Essay Scholarship

This scholarship is merit based, requires an essay submission, and the winning applicant will receive $1,500 dollars towards their costs of education. Application deadline is May 9, 2017.

DCAcar Scholarship

DCAcar is very excited to be offering a $2,000 scholarship to all students enrolled in an American college or university. Application deadline is May 15, 2017.

Thomas L. Dickson $1,000.00 College Scholarship

In an effort to help aspiring young students realize their dream of obtaining a college degree, the Dickson Law Group is pleased to announce the creation of the annual Thomas L. Dickson $1,000 scholarship. The winner of the scholarship will be chosen based on participation in a video essay contest. The video essay should respond to the question: Is getting a law degree still a good investment?  Application deadline is May 15, 2017.

Melba Priestley Alpha Delta Kappa Scholarship  OR Melba Priestley Alpha Delta Kappa Scholarship .pdf

The Savannah ALPHA DELTA KAPPA scholarship was established in the 1980’s by the chapters of the Savannah, Georgia City Council.  In 1990, the scholarship was named the MELBA PRIESTLEY ALPHA DELTA KAPPA SCHOLARSHIP to honor Melba Priestley, a local educator, a member of Alpha Gamma Chapter, past Georgia State President, and past International President of Alpha Delta Kappa. This $2000 scholarship is awarded every two years (odd numbered years) to a qualified college Junior, Senior, or Graduate student currently preparing for a career in education. Application deadline is May 30, 2017.

Ballard Law Group Scholarship Contest

This $1,000 scholarship requires applicants to submit an essay on the topic of: Why are more people filing for personal bankruptcy protection in the United States? Application deadline is May 30, 2017. 

Road Bike Hub $1000 Content Writing Scholarship

This scholarship program is applicable for all the high-school seniors, undergraduate and postgraduate students. The winning entry will get a reward of $1000. Application deadline is May 30, 2017.

1st-Art-Gallery.com Annual Art and Design Scholarship

1st-Art-Gallery.com is proud to announce a $1000 annual scholarship for new, current, and returning college students! Application deadline is May 31, 2017.

Adore Me Scholarship

The Adore Me Scholarship provides financial assistance, amounting to $1,000.00, to women who are pursuing a degree in business. Recipients will have demonstrated a strong ability to lead in their community and will have already started, or plan to start, their own businesses. Application deadline is May 31, 2017.

Ampronix College Scholarship Program

Ampronix will be giving away a total of $2,250 to 3 chosen applicants who demonstrate passion for their field of study and great desire to give back to their community. Current undergraduate students who are U.S. citizens and have completed 20 hours of community service in the past year are eligible to apply. Application deadline is May 31, 2017.

Azazie Scholarship

Share us with your insight about "How technology would influence the fashion industry in the future?" and you might be the next AZAZIE Scholar to receive a grant of USD $1,000 with us! Application deadline is May 31, 2017. 

BestPickers Internet Marketing Scholarship

The $1000 scholarship is available for all students, but it may be particularly interesting for Marketing, IT, Communications and Business students. Application deadline is May 31, 2017.

New York Computer Rental $2,000 Scholarship

 Applicants must be working towards a degree, currently be enrolled in an accredited university or planning to attend university within the next 12 months and must maintain a 2.5 GPA. Application deadline is May 31, 2017 by 11:59PM EST.

 

DEADLINE JUNE 2017

Aesthetic Medicine Scholarship

We at International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine want to help support the next generation of those in the medical field who will be performing aesthetic medicine in their practices with a $1,000 scholarship. Application Deadline is June 1, 2017.

Annual CGTrader Scholarship 2017

Enter the CGTrader Scholarship 2017 challenge to win $3,000 for your education bills. The best submission will be awarded $2,000 while the two runners-up will receive $500 each. Application deadline is June 1, 2017.

AutoAccessoriesGarage.com Scholarship

A $1,000 scholarship opportunity for current freshmen or sophomores. Fill out the application form and submit a 500-1000 word essay response to the following question: Although the sales of electric vehicles have picked up in the past few years, only about 1% of all American households own an electric vehicle. What do you think is the biggest obstacle preventing the widespread adoption of electric vehicles? How can it be overcome?  Application deadline is June 1, 2017.

Emergency Dentists USA Scholarship

At Emergency Dentists USA we understand the value of a strong education. That is why in 2017 for the first time we’re going to be offering an annual $1000.00 Dental Themed scholarship. Application deadline is June 1, 2017.

Ty Cobb Foundation Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded annually to a qualified Georgia resident in need of assistance to complete their college studies. Application deadline is June 1, 2017.

Personality Type Scholarship

TypologyCentral.com created this scholarship to help provide educational opportunities for individuals interested in the study of personality type theory and practical application of those systems. To apply please submit a 1,000 word personal statement about the use of personality type systems. Application deadline is June 23, 2017.

Trust Compass $3000 Scholarship

The scholarship is open to all students who can provide a strong and creative essay on the chosen related topic. Application deadline is June 25, 2017.

Luvmihome Scholarship Program

The scholarships is awarded annually in the amount of $1,000 to one lucky applicant. Application deadline is June 30, 2017.

 

DEADLINE JULY 2017

UncommonGoods Art Scholarship

We are very excited to share our 2017 Art & Design scholarship. Our $1000 scholarships are available twice a year to qualified undergraduate art or design majors. Application deadline is July 15, 2017.

ANR Scholarship 2017

Any student pursuing a course on Science, Marketing, Communication, Electronics or Technology is welcome to apply for this $1000 scholarship. Application deadline is July 31, 2017.

NewRelease.stream Technology in Education Scholarship

The NewRelease.stream Technology in Education Scholarship enables future professionals to share their thoughts on the power of technology. One student will be chosen to receive $1,000 in scholarship fund based on their essay responses. Application deadline is July 31, 2017.

 

DEADLINE AUGUST 2017

Awakening Young Minds Scholarship

We’ve created the Counter Culturist Awakening Young Minds Scholarship for Undergraduate and Postgraduate students with a passion for the written word to receive a $500 award. Application deadline is August 10, 2017.

Boling Rice LLC's 2017 $1,000 Scholarship

We are honored to offer this opportunity to existing or incoming college students. The winners for all 3 schoalrships will be determined through an essay contest which should include originality, quality writing, and responsiveness to the contest topic. Application deadline is August 31, 2017.

 

DEADLINE OCTOBER 2017

Getnewcondo $1000 Real Estate Scholarship

This scholarship is merit based and requires an essay submission from participating students. The winning student will receive USD $1,000 dollars to help with educational expenses. Application deadline is October 31, 2017.

 

DEADLINE NOVEMBER 2017

Nature’s Cure Zone Annual $1000 Scholarships

Applicants are required to submit a 1000 word maximum word essay. Application deadline is November 15, 2017.

National CPR Association Scholarship

The National CPR Association will be awarding a $2,000 scholarship to a qualifying graduate student. Application deadline is November 30, 2017 at 11:59PM PST.

River Cohen College Scholarship

Applicants are required to submit a 500 word essay in response to the question: "How can philanthropy change the world?" One winner will be selected in December, 2017 to receive $1000 towards higher education. The winner will be contacted in early January and have two weeks to respond. If the winner does not respond, a new winner will be selected. Application deadline is November 30, 2017.

 

DEADLINE DECEMBER 2017

Luigi Wewege Foundation Scholarship

Applicants are required to submit an essay of no more than 500 words that answers the question: "How will retail banking change in the next 25 years?". One winner will be selected to receive a $1,500 award towards their college education. Application deadline is December 1, 2017.

Digital Marketing Scholarship

Web SEO Services is offering a $500 scholarship to students who are above 18 years of age and have enrolled in any course for the year 2017-2018 anywhere in the world. Application deadline is December 15, 2017.

Andrew D. Stine Drug Abuse Awareness 2017 Scholarship

Andrew D. Stine, P.A. is proud to offer a $1,000 scholarship to an incoming college freshman for the Spring 2018 academic semester or a current undergraduate or graduate student of any accredited two or four year college, university or institute. Application deadline is December 31, 2017.

The Expert Institute's Healthcare and Life Sciences Scholarship

In recognition of these vital contributions to the practice of law, The Expert Institute is offering a $1000 scholarship to students who are pursuing a degree related to healthcare or the life sciences. Application deadline is December 31, 2017 at midnight.

 

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Jesse Brown Memorial Youth Scholarship Program
The Jesse Brown Memorial Youth Scholarship Program encourages young volunteers to play active roles in the Department of Veterans Affairs Voluntary Service (VAVS) programs. It recognizes outstanding young volunteers who give of their time by awarding annual scholarships that may be used to continue their education. Please review website for eligibility.

SunTrust Scholarship Sweepstakes

Take the first step and enter the 12th annual SunTrust Off to College Scholarship Sweepstakes, for a chance to win a $500 scholarship to help cover education expenses. Starting September 12, 2016, students can enter online or by mail once during each two week drawing period. Two $500 scholarship winners will be randomly chosen every two weeks beginning October 28, 2016 until May 12, 2017. 30 total winners will be chosen at random during this time period.

Varsity Tutors College Scholarship Contest

Varsity Tutors holds a monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest where students must write an essay in response to a monthly prompt. Entries are reviewed by Varsity Tutors at the end of the month and one winner is subsequently chosen to receive the $1,000 college scholarship each month.

Avoid Scholarship Scams

There is no guaranteed method for recognizing scholarship scams, but some warning signs include: assurance of winning; implying that anyone is eligible; requiring payment up-front. Watch out for the following well-known scams:

The Free Seminar. A letter invites you to an interview or free seminar at a nearby hotel, activity center or even a school. These seminars are usually sales pitches for financial aid/scholarship consultants.
Ego Stroking. You receive an offer to see your name and achievements in print for a fee and to compete with others in the directory for scholarship awards. These scholarships typically only cover 5 - 10 percent of all entries.
Pay to Play. A letter indicates that you have already won a scholarship. However, it states that you have to mail in a "shipping and handling fee" or pay taxes on the award up-front.
Notification by Phone. All scholarship organizations notify winners by writing. Even calls from organizations by a scholarship sponsor are followed with written notification.
Time Pressure. Be wary of phrases such as "first-come, first-served" or others that pressure you to make a decision in a short time frame.
The Name Game. This scam uses similar or official sounding names by using words like national, federation, administration, or bureau (for example, the National Federation of Education, the Bureau of Educational Administration, or State Scholarship Federation).
No Phone Number. Legitimate organizations and foundations always give a phone number on scholarship application materials.
False Sponsorship. The Better Business Bureau and federal agencies do not endorse private enterprises.
Personal Information Requests. Do not give out your bank account number, credit card number, or Social Security Number. None of these are needed to process or award private scholarships.
Application Fees. Most scholarship foundations are non-profit organizations and cannot charge an application fee.

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