Outside Scholarships

Introduction to Outside Scholarships

Outside Scholarships are a great way to get free money for college and minimize the cost of Higher Education. Outside Scholarships are given by many different companies, organizations, and churches all across the world. The only catch is that you have to find them! Below is a great list of verified scholarships to get you started on your search. Several things to keep in mind are deadlines, criteria, and discretion. Firstly, make sure you submit your application before the scholarship deadline. Secondly, make sure you meet the criteria of the scholarship (or are very close to it). And lastly, make sure that you use discretion when searching for scholarships. Do not pay for a list of scholarships or give money in order to be entered to win a scholarship. If something looks like a scam, it probably is!

As always, if you have any questions throughout the process, please contact the Financial Aid at financialaid@jchs.edu and we would be happy to help you!

Outside Scholarship Opportunities


AAUW Roanoke Valley Women's Scholarship
Deadline: March 1, 2016 (Incomplete Applications will not be considered)
Amount Awarded: $1,000 - $2,000

Foundation for Roanoke Valley
Deadline: February 26, 2016 for applications, March 4, 2016 for third party documentation
Amount Awarded: Varies

AAUW Smith Mountain (VA) Branch Women's Scholarship
Deadline: April 1, 2016
Award Amount: $2,500

A Place for Mom Senior Care Innovation Scholarship
Deadline: April 15, 2016
Award Amount: $1,000

Association of Family Practice Physician Assistants (AFPPA) Scholarship
Deadline: September 1
Award Amount: $1,000 - $1,500

Bedford Community Health Foundation Scholarships
Deadline: June 1, 2016
Award Amount: Varies by Scholarship

Carilion Clinic's Scholarship Opportunities
Deadline: March 4, 2016
Amount Awarded: Varies by Scholarship.

Executive Women International Scholarships
Deadline: Varies by local Chapter
Amount Awarded: Varies by Scholarship

J. T. Minnie Maude Charitable Trust Foundation
Deadline: April 6, 2016
Amount Awarded: Varies

Kids' Chance Scholarship
Deadline: May 1, 2016
Amount Awarded: Varies

Kitas and Lutsko Family Foundation Scholarship
Deadline: April 1, 2016 (No Exceptions)
Award Amount: Varies

Mary Blackwell Barnes Memorial Scholarship
Deadline: May 31, 2016
Award Amount: Varies

Mary Marshall Nursing Scholarship Program
Deadline: From May 1 to June 30 every year, applications and guidelines are available online.
Amount Awarded: Varies

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs)
Deadline: Varies
Award Amounts: Vary

National Institute of Health Undergraduate Scholarship Program
Deadline: March 14, 2016
Amount Awarded: up to $20,000*

Petkey Scholarship
Deadline: July 22
Amount Awarded: $500

Roanoke Valley Academy of Medicine Alliance Foundation (RAMA)
Deadline: Applications must be postmarked by April 25, 2016 (No Exceptions)
Amount Awarded: Varies

Virginia Counsel on Women STEM Scholarship
Deadline: February 8, 2016
Award Amount: $5,000

Don't stop here! Check out Federal Student Aid's website for more scholarship sources, like the U.S. Department of Labor’s Free Scholarship Search Tool.


Army Medicine Scholarships
Deadline: Varies
Amount Awarded: Varies

Bedford Professional Women's Virginia Ruff Scholarship
Deadline: June 30, 2015
Amount Awarded: $1,000

Gallagher Student Health Careers Scholarship
Deadline: May 8, 2015
Award Amount: $7,500

Health Focus of Southwest Virginia
Deadline: May 15, 2015 (Applications must be postmarked by deadline. No Exceptions.)
Amount Awarded: Varies

Lettie Pate Whitehead Scholarship
Deadline: May 1, 2015
Amount Awarded: Varies

National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Scholarship Program
Deadline: May 7, 2015 @ 7:30pm
Amount Awarded: Tuition, fees, other educational costs, and provides a living stipend

Navy Medicine Scholarships
Deadline: Varies
Amount Awarded: Varies

Tobacco Region Scholarship
Deadline: Applications are available from March 2, 2015 to April 30, 2015.
Deadline for Supporting Documents: May 15, 2015.
Amount Awarded: $90 per credit hour