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Scholarship Information for Messiah University Students

Listed below is information on other outside scholarships. Some of these scholarships are renewable each year. Also, check out Scholarship Search Engines for free scholarship searches.


MDG Advertising's Sixth Annual "Looking Beyond College" Scholarship Essay Contest

This scholarship is available to students of all majors. Because good writing skills are essential to success in college and the workplace, they developed their $1,000 scholarship to not only offer financial support, but also to motivate students to express themselves creatively in writing and empower them to communicate clearly and effectively. We’re looking for compelling essays that describe a student’s ideal job after college (it doesn’t have to be in advertising), what skills they believe they’d bring to the job, and why they think it would be rewarding. Here is the link to the submission page on their website: All submissions must be received by November 20, 2020.


AES Scholarship 2021

The consulting firm of AES Engineers is committed to continuing its support of higher education by providing scholarships to deserving students. This award is available to all students, regardless of their field of study. To be eligible, the student needs to answer the essay questions that they will find on  The $500 scholarship will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by evaluating the essays that are submitted. Entry is due October 8, 2021.


The Citizens Scholarship

The Citizens Scholarship Sweepstakes is open to high school seniors, undergraduate and graduate students as well as their parents or sponsors to help them pay for college. Entering is easy, all they need to do is fill out the registration form online and submit. Sweepstakes begins on 5/1/20 and ends on 6/30/21.


PNC Student Lending Scholarship

We launched the PNC Student Lending Scholarship Sweepstakes program in 2015 to further support students by giving them a chance to win $2,000 to spend on their education expenses. We award a total of $24,000 annually to eligible undergraduate students who have entered the sweepstakes through their Financial Literacy account:


Scott Senft Scholarship Fund

Scott Senft decided to open his first law office because he found value in all personal injury cases and set a goal to help the community as much as his abilities allowed him. This scholarship is Scott Senft’s way of contributing to and encouraging those sharing his goal to improve the lives of the less fortunate through all legal services. The $1,500 that this scholarship offers is meant for students entering a field where the law is concerned. The scholarship will consider students in the following majors and degrees:  Legal studies; Paralegal studies; Criminal Justice degree; Political Science degree; Criminology degree; Forensic Science degree; Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.) degree; Any other undergraduate pre-law degrees. Applications for this year’s scholarship must be submitted and received by November 15th, 2020


Clearway Essay Contest Scholarship

Clearway Community Solar LLC (“Clearway”) is offering essay scholarships (“Essay”) to a full-time undergraduate college student. Scholarship applicants must be full-time undergraduate students enrolled in a degree program in fields such as Environmental Science, Sustainable Studies, Industrial Technology, Energy and Sustainability Policy, Energy Commerce, Environmental Engineering, or a related field at a US institution and be a United States citizen. Scholarship applicants must have completed, at the attending institution, a minimum of 15 college credit hours or one semester. Students will be writing an essay about a topic chosen by Clearway. The 2020 scholarship is open for applications until November 1, 2020


Cerebral Palsy Scholarship

The Birth Injury Lawyers Group is offering a $2,500 Cerebral Palsy Scholarship open to both undergraduate and graduate students who have been diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Bob Goldwater of the Birth Injury Lawyers Group understands how birth injuries can affect daily lives as two of his triplets were diagnosed at birth. This scholarship will help ease the financial burden of tuition of a dedicated student with cerebral palsy. The deadline to apply for this $2,500 scholarship is June 15, 2022


Eric Dalius Scholarship

The Eric Dalius Scholarship will be awarded to a talented young person displaying the potential to bring about change to the world of entrepreneurship. This scholarship has been instituted by businessman Eric J. Dalius. Eric Dalius has established himself as a world class business figure. He has proven himself to be a person of unrelenting spirit, unflinching commitment, and unparalleled dedication. He will award the Eric Dalius Scholarship to the most deserving candidate. Each semester, one successful applicant will be chosen. This applicant will be awarded $1,000 towards their degree. Deadline 1: 1st August 2020. Deadline 2: 1st April 2021.


Aspiring Writers Scholarship

Reading provides an escape to new worlds, friends, and adventures. A love of reading can help plant the seeds of inspiration for young readers to grow into writers who create their own stories and books. To celebrate these aspiring writers, Readability is sponsoring the ’Readability Aspiring Writers’ Scholarship competition, which will reward one aspiring writer with a $1,000 scholarship and the opportunity to have a story published on the Readability app. The competition will end on June 15, 2021, and is open to all students enrolled at an accredited college or university; applicants should have a 3.0 GPA or higher.


MSW Online Scholarship List

This is a list of scholarships available for social work students pursuing or attending either an undergraduate OR a graduate program.


National Founder’s Undergraduate Business Student Scholarship

Brown, PC is now accepting applications for the firm’s National Founder’s Scholarship, a $500 stipend which will be awarded to a current full-time U.S. undergraduate student earning their bachelor’s degree in business, with a demonstrated interest in entrepreneurship. The deadline for submissions is Monday, December 7, 2020 and the award will be announced on Monday, December 14, 2020.


National Founder’s Graduate Business Student Scholarship

Brown, PC is now accepting applications for the firm’s National Founder’s Scholarship, a $500 stipend which will be awarded to a current full-time U.S. graduate business student with a demonstrated interest in entrepreneurship. The deadline for submissions is Monday, December 7, 2020 and the award will be announced on Monday, December 14, 2020.


The Chairish "Design Your Future" Scholarship

Chairish is offering a scholarship designed to support students from diverse backgrounds and students who are majoring in design-related fields such as architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, and engineering fields. Deadlines:  January 1 & June 30 (annually)