Pursuing outside scholarships (scholarships awarded by sources outside the University) can help finance your education. Unlike loans, they do not have to be repaid.

Below is a list of outside scholarship opportunities, but it is not exhaustive. This resource is intended to help you begin your search. Be creative, and you might discover many other opportunities on your own that match your professional goals, personal background, and interests. Apply, apply, apply!

Once you begin your studies at Carlow, check the online myPortal periodically. Scholarship opportunities may be listed there under the Announcements or Financial Aid pages.

Carlow University does not sponsor these scholarships, endorse these organizations, or claim any responsibility for selecting recipients. Students are responsible for reviewing the application requirements and submitting application materials to the scholarship-awarding organizations. Please notify the Office of Financial Aid if you expect to receive any outside scholarship funding. You can email finaid@carlow.edu or list the scholarships on your Reply Form.

Abbreviation Finder $7,500 Scholarship -

Open to Undergraduate & Graduate students demonstrating ambition & self-drive evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, participation & leadership in school activities & work experience


Annual Community Volunteer Scholarship

$1,500 Scholarship for student who demonstrates outstanding volunteer involvement in their community


Apartment Guide Scholarship Program

$2,500 Scholarship for fall 2019 for undergraduate students


Blankstyle Scholarship Fund $2,000 Merit based scholarship


Community Superhero Scholarship $1,500 Scholarship

Students who exemplifies what it means to be a hero to their community - have a record of volunteerism and community service


Empowered Future Teachers Scholarship & Building the Future Scholarship

$20,000 in scholarships for education related majors


Help your Loved One Scholarship

$1,000 Scholarship - Open to Undergraduate or Graduate students who have helped an elderly loved one https://www.seniorlivinghelp.org/senior-living/help-your-loved-one-scholarship/​  

Hired Scholarship $5,000 Scholarship

Open to undergraduates and graduate students


Mesotheliomoa Help Cancer Scholarship

Students interested in a medical career or students who have been impacted by cancer in some way.

There will be 4 prizes, ranging from $2500 for first place to $500 for fourth place


Nurse Practioner Scholarship

$500 Scholarship for Nurse Practitioner students


Painless Movement 2019 Annual Academic & Sports Scholarship $500 Scholarship

The applicant must either be enrolled in a field of study related to health & fitness, be an active member of a college sports program, or have proof of extra-curricular fitness or sporting activities and achievements


RN to BSN Scholarship

$500 Scholarship for nursing students


Rosen & Ohr Scholarship Program $1,000 Scholarship

Student whose life has been affected by an accident - Undergrad & Grad


Scholarship Program for Visual Art Excellence - USA - Canada $1,000 Scholarship for Undergraduate or Graduate

Students majoring in fine arts, graphic design arts, visual arts, graphic communications, or any other Visual art design program


Scooters 'n Chairs 2019 Schholarship 

$1,000 Scholarship for students with disabilities


The Most Promising Logo Design Scholar

$1,500 scholarship to a student enrolled in a full-time college or university, ideally focusing on Graphic Design


The Recovery Village Health Care Scholarship

$1,000 scholarship to students pursuing a medical, health-related course of study


The Watershed Scholarships

For students in the Health Sciences and/or Addiction Recovery fields


TTR Data Recovery Scholarship

 $1,000 Scholarship - Open to Undergraduate students


Veterans & Military Scholarship $1,000 Scholarship - Open to Undergraduate & Graduate

Active duty service member, a veteran, or a spouse or child of an active duty or retired service member


Worthy Women's Scholarship

$1,000-$2,500 Scholarship for women age 30 or over that have made the decision to attend university


Allegheny-Kiski Health Foundation Scholarships   undergraduate nursing students from the Alle-Kiski Valley

Amy Lowell  poets planning travel abroad

ARRL  ham radio operators

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) Ritchie JenningsMemorial Scholarship  students pursuing accounting, finance, or similar degree

Boomer Esiason Foundation  Students battling cystic fibrosis

Chameleon John

CODA  children of deaf parent(s)

DOsomething.org  complete a service "campaign"

ECLA  Lutheran women

ENA Foundation  nurses and nursing students

First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association

GE-Reagan Foundation

Go On Girl!  unpublished writers, any level

Golden Key  various requirements 

Harness Tracks of America  horse racer or child of horse racer

Healthcare Leaders Scholarship nursing students

Hebrew Free Loan Association  interest-free loans, no religious affiliation required

Hope Through Learning Award students from Allegheny County who have experienced homelessness

Horatio Alger Association

Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh Jewish students from Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Washington and Westmoreland counties

Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund  women from developing countries currently enrolled at accredited universities in the US or Canada

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation  descendants of marines

National Federation of Republican Womenvarious

National Federation of the Blind  blind students

Oncology Nursing Society  nursing students

Patient Advocate Foundation  students under the age of 25, who have been diagnosed with or treated for cancer and/or a chronic/life threatening disease within the past five years

Patsy Takemoto Mink Education Foundation  low-income, female student

Pittsburgh Foundation  various

Public Health Online undergraduate or graduate in health or healthcare related field

Veterans United Foundation  veterans, children and spouses of veterans

In addition to the opportunities listed above, please consider these other potential outside scholarship sources: professional organizations, your or your parents’ employers, local community foundations, religious organizations, ethnic and cultural organizations, civic groups, fraternal and/or service clubs (for example: Rotary, Kiwanis, Moose, Lions, American Legion, etc.). 

Note: Because of the nature of federal, state, and institutional guidelines affecting financial aid programs, the information contained in this website is subject to change.