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Outside Scholarships

Private organizations including businesses, churches, civic groups, and clubs make scholarships available to deserving students. Check with your local library, the following online search engines, and private organizations for scholarship opportunities.

We have compiled the below list of outside scholarships to help you. For information about a particular scholarship, contact that program directly.

WARNING: Beware of scholarship scams!

DISCLAIMER: Inclusion in the list below does not constitute endorsement by Austin Community College of the organization nor the scholarship being offered. The information provided in this section is for informational purposes only. It is the responsibility of the student to verify all information related to the scholarship application, including any requirements and related deadlines.

Outside Scholarships
A Place For Mom Senior Care Innovation Scholarship
Social Work, Nursing, Medicine and Sociology majors April
 American Bullion High school seniors and college students January 1
American Welding Society District Scholarships For students in a welding-related education or training program March 1
Army Women's Foundation Women previously or currently serving in the U.S. Army, and their children February 1
Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund Asian & Pacific Islander American students Varies
Austin Amateur Radio Club Scholarship Students with at least a 3.0 who hold an amateur radio operator's license January
Brilliance Students of any discipline (major) may apply by designing a unique and inspirational ring and then writing a short piece about the design. August 1
Chicago Injury Center's Disabled Veterans Scholarship  Enrollment or specific plans to attend an accredited trade school, community college or university in the U.S.  Must provide proof of honorable discharge.  Minimum 2.5 GPA June 1
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Current and future students of Choctaw descent.  Must be working toward a minimum of an associates degree. Varies

Cliffside Malibu

Any enrolled student April
Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Multiple scholarships available Varies
Credit Card Insider Student Scholarship   Must be attending or enrolled in an accredited college, university or other higher learning program. April 1
Credit  Must be enrolled full-time at any accredited US university or college.  Minimum 2.5 GPA February and August
CSI Executive Search STEM Scholarship Students studying a STEM field with at least a 3.0 gpa December and July
Erma Byrd Scholarship Students enrolled in an associate program leading to a career in industrial health and safety occupations March
Extreme Terrain Students who are pursuing a degree in Environmental Studies, Environmental Research, Land Use, Earth & Atmosphere, Sustainable Land Management, Parks and Recreation, and Sustainable Agriculture Systems. October and June
Fast Recipes My Recipe-My Heritage Scholarship Any enrolled student Once the first 200 applications have been submitted
Foundation for Global Scholars Students planning to study abroad varies
Gates Millennium Scholars Applicants must be enrolling in college for the first time in the Fall. Scholarship intended for African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American or Hispanic American with demonstrated leadership ability and financial need January
Great Lakes National Scholarship Program Students enrolling in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) programs.  Minimum 2.75 GPA April (or after the first 20,000 applications are received)
GreenPal Business Scholarship Business students May
Hellenic Professional Society of Texas Students of Hellenic heritage or students of non-Greek descent who've demonstrated excellence in academic studies related to Greek letters or affairs December
Hispanic Association of College & Universities Current and future ACC students May
Hispanic College Fund High school seniors and current students Varies (most of the deadlines are in March)
Hispanic Scholarship Consortium (HSC) Scholarship Program Students of Hispanic origin planning on enrolling full time April 13, 2012
Hispanic Scholarship Fund High school seniors and current students Varies (most of the deadlines are January--March)
Hoopin4Life Memorial Scholarship Program Graduate from a Williamson or Travis County high school, have a 2.5 GPA, and major in theology, kinesiology, math or child development May
Hotels Cheap All students enrolled in two- year, four-year or graduate school. April and October
Residents of public housing Varies
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Transfer Scholarship Community college students planning to transfer to a four-year school next fall December
Jeanette Rankin Foundation Women age 35 and older demonstrating significant financial need March
Business related majors July
Launch Education Essay contest open to high school seniors planning to attend college fall 2014 May
LeTendre Education Fund Students who are homeless or have been homeless at some point during their school attendance September
Mark Beaumont Scholarship Fund Current students pursuing a career specializing in the business of interactive entertainment including: marketing, public relations, and business development June
MassMutual Scholars High-achieving scholars interested in careers in the insurance and financial services industry. Minimum 3.0 GPA March
MENSA Foundation Students enrolled in a degree-granting program (certificate or associate degree) January
MesotheliomaHelp Essay contest open to undergraduate and graduate students 18 years and older October
Mitty Guerra Memorial Scholarship Hispanic woman who is residing in Austin, has overcome barriers, and has shown determination in completing her educational goals March Textbooks for a Year Scholarship College students 18 years and older who are legal residents of the U.S. December
National Forum for Black Public Administrators African American students who stand out in the areas of leadership, scholarship and public service March
National Society of Collegiate Scholars High-achieving high school seniors planning to enroll in college April
Applicants must have a major declared in a science related field July 10
Any enrolled student July
Park University Transfer student  
Patsy Takemoto Mink Education Foundation Awarded to women with low-income that have minor children July
Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.) P.E.O. STAR Scholarship is a $2,500 award to high school senior women. P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education provides grants up to $3,000 for women enrolled in an educational program Varies
PlumberStock For students studying to become plumbers, HVAC technicians, irrigation specialists and construction management. March
 POSGuys For high school students over the age of 16, undergraduate students, master degree students, and adult learners. Students currently enrolled in a two year, four year, or a graduate program are eligible to apply by completeing the scholarship survey application. March
Proyecto Vision Latinos and students with disabilities Varies depending on scholarship
Randy Pausch Scholarship Fund Current students pursuing a career specializing in the development of interactive entertainment including: art, animation, game design, sound design, and music June
Ronald Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program College-bound students demonstrating leadership, integrity, and citizenship January

Rotary Club of Austin Oak Hill

Vocational students April

 SAFE Grant

Full-time Hispanic/Latino students planning to transfer to Texas State University Varies  Must be enrolled in an associate's degree, bachelor's degree or graduate level program at an accredited 2-year college or 4-year university.  December
Society of Hispanic Engineers (SHPE) Austin Scholarship Program Graduating seniors or current college students majoring in a STEM field (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math). Must be of Hispanic heritage April
Soroptimist International Women's Opportunity Award Assists women who are the primary financial support for their families. Applicants must have financial need December
SR Education Group Various scholarship opportunities for women, single parents, military and community college students Varies
St. David's Medical Center Healthcare Volunteers Scholarship Students pursuing a healthcare field with at least 60 credit hours March
Stephen F. Austin Community College Transfer Scholarship Transfer student  
TADC Urban Scholarship Fund
High school graduates from 29 Texas cities
Talbots Scholarship Foundation Awarded to women who earned their high school diploma or GED on or before September 2001. Only first 5,000 applications will be processed January
Terry Foundation
Students transferring to specific Texas universities
Texas A&M Soil & Crop Sciences Dept. Transfer student  
Texas A&M University Transfer student  
Texas Christian University Sandra Brown Excellence in Literary Fiction  
Texas Energy Council Texas residents studying energy-related fields.  Minimum 3.0 GPA March
Texas Tech University Various transfer scholarships Varies
 Texas Vegetation Management Association Undergraduates studying a major directly related to vegetation management April
 The Expert Institute Must be actively pursuing a degree related to healthcare or the life sciences.  Minimum 3.0 GPA December
The Pearson Prize for Higher Education Students who have demonstrated leadership in community service April
University of North Texas UNT Texas Transfer Scholarships  
University of Texas at Austin Continuing and Transfer Student Scholarship  
First generation Hispanic students with 3.0 GPA April
Windsor Scholarship Foundation High school juniors and seniors June
Women in Transportation Intended to support women pursuing careers in the field of transportation November
Women's Independence Scholarship Program Women who have survived domestic violence (partner abuse). Preference is given to women who have separated from an abusive partner within the past two years Varies
Wyzant College Scholarship Students transferring to any in-state or out-of-state university Incoming freshman or current college student June 30 and December 31
Your Yellow Pages United Full-time marketing, graphic design and related majors with a 3.0 GPA May 31
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