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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 by the Office of Admissions. New students are not required to submit the 'Armstrong Scholarship Application' in order to be eligible for these scholarship awards. 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. 

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 Bursar's Office in Victor Hall (Suite 236). You may be required to endorse the check. The Office of Financial Aid will apply the scholarship funds to your award package once the check has been received by the Bursar's Office.

Searching for scholarships? We have resources to help you find scholarship opportunities under the 'Databases' tab below.  You can also find numerous scholarship opportunities posted in chronological order of application deadline dates under the 'Outside Scholarships' tab.

Databases

Databases

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

African American Scholarship Opportunities
OEDB.org has provided a list of scholarships and grants specifically for African American students. Check regularly for scholarship updates and additions.

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.

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.

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 JUNE 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.

Just Need a Chance Educational Scholarship

The Law Offices of Adrian Altshuler will be offering a $5,000 scholarship to the winning student. Application deadline is June 30, 2017.

Geriatric Nursing Scholarship for 2017

The Geriatric Nursing Scholarship for 2017  is open to all U.S. high school seniors who are  interested in starting nursing school in the fall of 2017, or to students who are already in their freshman, sophomore or junior years in college. Application deadline is June 30, 2017.

$1,500 Annual Community Volunteer Scholarship

Dealhack will reward a $1,500 scholarship to a college or university student who demonstrates outstanding volunteer involvement in their community. Application deadline is June 30, 2017.

Action Behavior Center ABA Therapy Scholarship

ABA Therapy Scholarship for undergraduate students pursuing a degree in some field relating to research on autism spectrum disorder or clinical therapy positions (psychology, applied behavior analysis, education, or a variety of natural or applied sciences). Application deadline is June 30, 2017.

Barry J. Nace "Pursuit of Justice" Scholarship

The firm has created this $5,000 scholarship to be awarded annually to any student who believes that “justice for all” is a pledge we make to one another. Application deadline is June 30, 2017.

Label Daddy Scholarship

Label Daddy created this $1000 scholarship in support of all young students in reaching their full potential to become tomorrow's leaders and pave the way forward in industry, government and the community. Application deadline is June 30, 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

SunDoc Filings 2017 Scholarship Program

SunDoc Filings will be awarding scholarships valued at $2,000 and $1,000 to two deserving students. Awards will be given based on an essay contest on the topic “Why America is the Best Place to Start a Business". Application deadline is July 1, 2017.

The Cover Guy 4th Annual Scholarship

The Cover Guy will award a $500 scholarship to the winning student. Applicants must submit a 500-1000 word essay. Application deadline is July 1, 2017.

GOGO Charters National Scholarship for Immigrants and Refugees

GOGO Charters proudly offers the National Scholarship for Immigrants and Refugees. Scholarships are $10,000 per year for up to one academic year and can be used at any accredited public, private, technical college or university in the United States. Application deadline is July 5, 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.

Marketing & E-Commerce Essay Writing Contest

The Marketing & E-Commerce Essay Writing Contest awards scholarships of $1500 in total to the most vivid, versatile, and talented writers in the upcoming contest. Application deadline is July 30, 2017.

Heart Disease Scholarship

The Berger and Green Heart Disease Scholarship is open to both men and women living with a heart disease in the US. Undergraduate and graduate students are both welcome to apply. Application deadline is July 31 2017.

PersonalizedBibles.com Scholarship

PersonalizedBibles.com is offering a $1,000 scholarship to one student at any accredited US college. Application deadline is July 31, 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.

Eligible to Learn Scholarships: For Students with a Disability 

Eligibility.com is awarding two $1,250.00 scholarships for current or incoming students with a physical disability as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). 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.

Steinger, Iscoe & Greene Law Scholarship

The $1,000 scholarship is open to all qualified students who are dedicated child advocates. Application deadline is July 31, 2017.

 

DEADLINE AUGUST 2017

Annual Career In The Trades Awareness Scholarship Awards Program

The Altitude Comfort’s Career In The Trades Awareness Scholarship program was created to promote awareness of the opportunities for both high school and college graduates that exist in the heating and air conditioning, and plumbing trades. Two winners will be chosen based on the quality of their essays. Application deadline is August 1, 2017.

The DomCop Scholarship

This is a $1,000 scholarship available to current undergraduate students and prospective students that have already been accepted to a college. Application deadline is August 1, 2017.

Future Nurse Scholarship Program

In an effort to support future healthcare professionals, HospitalCareers.com has created the Future Nurse Scholarship Program. This scholarship is available to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a nursing degree or any subspecialty of nursing. The application deadline for the scholarship is August 1st, 2017.

King Green Scholarship

King Green would like award a $1,000 scholarship to a qualified applicant that has obtained a 3.5 cumulative GPA and who is attending a unversity in Georgia or North Carolina. Application deadline is August 1, 2017.

Peer Finance 101 Scholarship

One of our key messages that is offered at PeerFinance101 is that financial education and good money habits start at home. That’s why we’re proud to offer an annual scholarship of $1,000 to new and current college students. Application deadline is August 1, 2017.

RevPart 2017 STEM Scholarship

RevPart is proud to support the next generation of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) students by providing a scholarship of $1,000 to a student demonstrating excellent promise in their area of study. Any student majoring in a STEM field that is attending an accredited college may apply. The 2017 scholarship winner will be awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student to be used towards their degree. Applicatoin deadline is August 1, 2017.

Women Forward in Technology Scholarship Program

Distil Networks has partnered with a variety of startups and VC's to fund a series of scholarships to promote women in STEM fields. Winners are determined through an essay contest. Application deadline is August 1, 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.

Cozzy.org Customer Support Scholarship

Cozzy.org's $3000 Customer Support Scholarship program is available for all students currently enrolled in a college or university. Scholarships of $3000 in total will be awarded to the best three essay writers. Application deadline is August 30, 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 of writing, and responsiveness to the contest topic. Application deadline is August 31, 2017.

 

DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 2017

Cole Internet Marketing Scholarship

This scholarship awards $1,000 to the winner determined through an essay contest. The deadline for submission is September 29, 2017.

The Absolute Reviews Scholarship Program

This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to the winner of an essay contest. The interested candidates must write an essay of 1000+ words on the topic of “How to Leverage Content Marketing to Expand Your Brand Reach - Digitally". Application deadline is September 30, 2017.

 

DEADLINE OCTOBER 2017

Price It Here, Inc. Scholarship Program

Each year, Price It Here awards a total of $2,000 in college scholarships to two U.S. undergraduate students in business, business management, advertising, sales, marketing, or other related fields. Application deadline is October 1, 2017.

The Wealthy Education Scholarship

Wealthy Education will be awarding $3,000 to the winner determined through an essay contest. Application deadline is October 30, 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

GoMK Computer Science Scholarship

The GoMK Computer Science Scholarship will award $1,000 to the winning student. All undergraduate or postgraduate computer science students can apply. Application deadline is November 1, 2017.

The JAMAS Future Hispanic Leaders Scholarship

JAMAS Capital Management is offering a $2,500 scholarship to Hispanic students. The winner of this scholarship will be determined through an essay contest. Application deadline is November 1, 2017.

Therapy Pet Scholarship

Therapy Pet will award a $500 scholarship to the winner of an essay contest. Applicants must be high school seniors, Junior College, College, University, or Trade School students. If you are interested in applying, simply write an essay on the topic of “How Therapy has positively affected your life.” Application Deadline is November 1st, 2017.

QASymphony Software Testing Scholarship

The QASymphony Software Testing Scholarship was created to help students interested in software development/testing reach their goal of attending college or university. Each applicant will be asked to submit a short essay about why software development and/or software testing is important. The application deadline is November 1, 2017.

BedSheetAdvisor Annual Scholarship

The Bed Sheet Advisor Marketing Scholarship is for Undergraduate and Postgraduate students who have a passion for creating exceptional content. The student that submits the best article will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship. Application deadline is November 15, 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.

iCompareFX USA Scholarship 2017

iCompareFX will provide $1,000 towards tuition and living fees for a student in a field of study within Marketing, Business, Digital Design, IT or any internet business related field. Application deadline is November 20, 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.

The PowerScout Smart Energy Home Scholarship Award

Any current, full-time student of an accredited American university or college, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher is eligible. There is no age requirement. To apply for the scholarship, applicants must write an essay (~1000 words) and/or create a video (~2 minutes) about a clean tech topic of interest. Application deadline is November 30, 2017.

 

DEADLINE DECEMBER 2017

Alure Home Improvements Scholarship

Every year, Alure Home Improvements offers a four-year, $10,000 scholarship to a promising undergraduate student in financial need. To apply, applicants must submit a 1,000-1,500 word essay. Application deadline is December 1, 2017.

DLL Files Fixer Annual Scholarship

All college or university students are eligible for the DLL Files Fixer scholarship, no age restrictions. Applicants must write and submit an article about "How To Fix DLL Errors". Application deadline is December 1, 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.

HostingStep Web Scholarship

HostingStep Web Scholarship provides an opportunity for students to share their insights on web technologies. One student will be awarded a $1000 scholarship and a web hosting account for one year to support their academic projects. Last date for submission is December 10, 2017.

Chainsaw Magazine Scholarship 2017

Chainsaw Magazine is offering an annual scholarship to college or university students. This scholarship is merit based, requires an essay submission, and the winning applicant will receive $1,000 dollars towards their costs of education. Application deadline is December 15, 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.

The John Foy & Associates Strong Arm Leukemia Scholarship

This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to one college student who has battled leukemia or whose life has been affected by it. The winner is determined through an essay contest. Application deadline is December 15, 2017.

The Reeves Law Group Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to the applicant who best demonstrates a genuine desire and goal of using the legal system to fix problems or improve conditions in our society. To be eligible for this scholarship you must be a current law student at an accredited U.S. law school, or an undergraduate student who has applied or will apply to law school. Application deadline is December 15, 2017.

2017 SimpleTexting $1,000 College Scholarship Contest

SimpleTexting is offering a $1,000 College Scholarship for a deserving high school senior or current college student. SimpleTexting will award a $1,000 college scholarship to a highly motivated student who can thoughtfully express how their mobile device improves their lifestyle. 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.

2017 Jacoby & Meyers Scholarship Competition

In 2017, Jacoby and Meyers will endow a scholarship for law school or undergraduate college students who demonstrate the highest level of acumen. The $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a single student to help support their efforts in continuing their education. Any law school or undergraduate student attending a four-year accredited university is eligible to apply. 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.

2017 Veteran Benefits Scholarship

This is a general scholarship which will award each of the selected applicants with a scholarship award of $2,000. Application deadline is December 31, 2017.

Want A Fresh Start $1,000 Scholarship

Wantafreshstart.com is pleased to offer an existing or incoming college student a $1,000 scholarship to help meet their educational costs. The winner of the scholarship will be determined through an essay contest. Application deadline is December 31, 2017.

 

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CPR Near Me Scholarship Program

CPR Near Me has created a Scholarship Program that is for all students who are either currently studying or aspiring to study healthcare or education. A $1000 Scholarship will be awarded every month to students who wish to pursue careers in both healthcare and education. Please review website for eligibility.

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.

LA Tutors 123: Monthly $500 Scholarship Opportunity

LA Tutors is passionate about sparking the creative genius in students and would love to commend those outstanding students who have a made a difference in the lives of others in some innovative or technological fashion. They award a $500 scholarship montly. Application deadline is by the 20th of each month.

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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