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 firstname.lastname@example.org or list the scholarships on your Reply Form.
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
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
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 unpublished writers, any level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 Women
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
Thumbtack School-to-Skills Scholarship undergrad, grad
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.