Private Grants & Scholarships
Various private grants and scholarship opportunities can help further offset the cost of your DeSales education. We've assembled a list of helpful resources for your consideration.
You may find the following resources useful in your scholarship search.
- American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)
- Hispanic Scholarship Fund
- Scholarships and Loans for International Students
- USA Funds Access to Education Scholarships
- Unigo's List of College Scholarships
- Reagan Foundation
- Sallie Mae's List of College Scholarships
- Nursing Scholarships for LGBTQ+ Students
- Discover Student Loans Scholarship Award
Non-DeSales U. grants and scholarships
The Pennsylvania Society Scholarship Program with the Maguire Foundation
The Maguire Foundation has partnered with The Pennsylvania Society to create a scholarship to assist Pennsylvania high school seniors who plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited, non-proprietary four-year college or university which must be located within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for the entire academic year. Awards are eligible for renewal for up to three years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first.
If selected as a recipient, the student will receive an annual award of up to $8,000. Up to 25 awards will be granted.
American Association of University Women (AAUW)
AAUW American Fellowships support women (U.S. citizens or permanent residents) scholars who are completing dissertations, planning research leave from accredited institutions, or preparing research for publication.
Applications for AAUW American Fellowships are open August 1 – November 15.
AAUW International Fellowships are awarded for full-time study or research in the United States to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
Applications for AAUW International Fellowships are open August 1–December 1.
The Lehigh Valley Military Affairs Council Scholarship Program
The LVMAC Scholarship Program target audience is:
- Veterans of working age seeking meaningful first-time civilian employment
- Veterans of working age seeking meaningful reemployment due to job loss
- Children of Veterans
- Children and Un-Remarried Spouses of Service members Killed in Action
- Children of Non-Veterans who will make an active duty service commitment through ROTC
Average Annual Scholarship is $1,000.
Visit LVMAC's website from February 1 through May 31 to apply.
Horatio Alger Honeywell Scholarship Program
Open to current college freshmen studying in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, or math) fields, with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0.
Application available is available January 15 - March 15. Visit the Horatio Alger Association website during those dates.
Northampton County Medical Society Alliance Scholarships
Northampton County Medical Society Alliance provides $1000 scholarships to eligible medical, nursing and physician assistant students.
To learn about eligibility criteria and apply, go to http://ncmsa.org/scholarship.
Mensa Foundation's College Scholarship Program
Mensa Foundation's college scholarship program bases its awards totally on essays written by the applicants. Consideration is not given to grades, academic program or financial need.
Application process opens September 15 and closes January 15.
Annual Harris Lowry Manton LLP Civil Justice Scholarship
Eligibility and requirements
To be eligible for the award, applicants must submit the following no later than June 1.
- Proof of enrollment for the upcoming academic year
- One recommendation from a member of the faculty or staff at the university or school (incoming IL students may submit a letter from a teacher from the previous year)
- An essay of no more than 1,000 words about the importance of the right to a trial by jury
The scholarship will be awarded, and the student notified of his or her selection, prior to August 1.
Nursing Scholarships for LGBTQ+ Students
Several scholarship opportunities are available for high school seniors, undergraduate students, and graduate students who identify as members of the LGBTQ+ community.
Amounts: varies by scholarship
Deadline: varies by scholarship
For more information: Scholarships for LGBTQ+ Students | NurseJournal.org
Sallie Mae: Completing the Dream Scholarship
The Sallie Mae Fund’s Completing the Dream Scholarship Program helps diverse students from historically underserved communities complete their post-secondary education.
Students on-track to complete their degree or continuous education program who are facing financial challenges may apply to receive a one-time scholarship of up to $2,500 to help complete their post-secondary education program.
Scholarship applications for AY 2022-23 are being accepted now through 5/31/23 or until all scholarship dollars have been awarded.
By 2024, we’ll award nearly 800 Completing the Dream Scholarships totaling $1.95 million, to help students from underserved communities complete their dream of higher education.
Nordson BUILDS Scholarship Program
The mission of Nordson BUILDS is to attract and develop a diverse, highly-skilled talent pool for careers in the manufacturing industry. It is designed to help bright and motivated students access and complete postsecondary education by lessening the financial barriers of enrolling in college for many, and decreasing the loan burden for individuals that apply for financial aid. Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be eligible to receive a Nordson BUILDS Scholarship.
Business, Finance, Accounting, STEM, and IT majors can apply.
The Rizwan Ahmed CPA Scholarship
Award Amount: $1000
Submission Deadline: Dec 15th, 2022.
Winner Announcement Date: 23rd-Dec-2022
Study.com Student Scholarships
A variety of scholarships are offered through Study.com, most of which have an annual deadline of May 1. Study.com Scholarships are awarded annually. Any applications received after the deadline will be considered for the following year.
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SmartSolar Sustainability Scholarship
The SmartSolar Sustainability Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship that’s open to all students who strive to make sustainable choices. The deadline to apply is January 15, 2023, and winners will be announced on February 1, 2023.
Scholarship for Sports Majors
The PrimePutt Scholarship for Sports Majors is a $1,000 scholarship that’s open to all students that are majoring in sports or a sports-adjacent subject. The deadline to apply is January 15, 2023 and winners will be announced on February 1, 2023.