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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.

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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
Any student in Texas studying marketing, advertising, or film. November
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
Apartment List Scholarship  Any legal US resident in high school or college at least 18 years of age who will be attending an accredited university or college. June 1 and December 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
Aspiring Tradesperson Scholarship  Must be pursuing a degree or certification in a skilled trade field.  Minimum 2.5 GPA July 1
Austin Amateur Radio Club Scholarship Students with at least a 3.0 who hold an amateur radio operator's license January
Avomeen's Science Student Award Must be currently enrolled and pursuing a career in science.  August 1
Belltown Spine & Wellness Scholarship  Must be enrolled as ahigh school senior or a student in any undergraduate or graduate college program.  Must be over the age of 13 and be a citizen and legal resident of the US. August 1
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
Business Plan Scholarship for Students With Disabilities  Any student enrolled at an accredited American College, University or Trade School with a documented disability. May  Any field of study; college/university must be in the US. Application submisson between April 1 & June 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

Cleaning Checklist Design Scholarship 

Must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at an accredited college or university in the USA or Canada.  August 1

Cliffside Malibu

Any enrolled student April
College Drug Awareness Scholarship  Any current or future student that has been accepted or attends a community college, technical/trade college, or university. Monthly
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
Custom Furniture Scholarship  Any student enrolled in an udergraduate or graduate program in fall 2015 or spring 2016 at any accredited American college, univeristy or trade school. December
Custom Jewelry Scholarship  Any student enrolled in an udergraduate or graduate program in fall 2015 or spring 2016 at any accredited American college, univeristy or trade school. December
DDSRank Dental Scholarship  To apply, you must be enrolled in high school (seniors only), college or graduate school; must be US resident. September Scholarship Designed for students who display both persistence and effort in applying for scholarships.  Application opens May 1st. August 1 Research Leadership Scholarship Program  Open to any current and/or future student December
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
Gagne, Scherer & Associates, LLC College Scholarship Must be currently enrolled or planning to enroll in a college or university for the fall 2015 semester and be 18 years of age or have permission from your parents if you are under 18. July
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
Grapevine Evaluations Scholarship Program  Canadian or US citizen or permanent residents with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and enrolled in a Canadian or US college or University. July
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  Must be high school senior entering college/university fall 2015 or current college student.  Students must be at least 16 years of age, be legal residents or citizens of the US and maintain at least a 3.0 GPA. December
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
Hill Country Masonic Lodge #456 $1000 scholarships to deserving college students. March
Hill & Ponton Veterans' Scholarship  Applicants must be veterans of the armed forces and must plan to use their education to help fellow veterans. May 1 and November 1
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 May
Hispanic Scholarship Fund High school seniors and current students Varies (most of the deadlines are January--March)
Hotels Cheap All students enrolled in two- year, four-year or graduate school. April and October
Residents of public housing Varies
IDEAYA Inc. Graduating AISD high school seniors with a GPA between 2.0 and 3.0 attending public Texas college/university in the fall April
Interior-Deluxe Scholarship Program  Any student 16 years of age or older April
International Gem Society 2015 Clark Scholarship  Any student enrolled in an udergraduate or graduate degree program at any time during the calendar year of 2015 at any accredited American college, university, or trade school. December
Internet and Education Scholarship Must be a US citizen or permanent legal resident of the US.  Must be a current student and have a cumulative high school GPA average of at least 2.5 on a 4-point scale and must have taken either the ACT or SAT test.  Must be a high school or home school senior graduating or earning a GED between August 1, 2014 and July 31, 2015 and will be attending an accredited college or university by fall 2015. January and June
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
Students enrolled in a Veterinary Medicine or related field of study at any accredited university or college in the US.  Minimum 2.50 GPA August
Business related majors July
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. -    Anderson-Hines Scholarship Male students in the Central Texas Area (Austin, Pflugerville, Round Rock, Leander, Manor, and Cedar Park) April
Keating Dental Arts National Scholarship Program  Women from all areas of study. May
LeTendre Education Fund Students who are homeless or have been homeless at some point during their school attendance June
Lighting55 Scholarship Program  Students of all majors of all countries who are 16 years of age or older. April
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 March and October
Minerva Associates National Scholarship Program  Female students who are currently enrolled in college. December
Mitty Guerra Memorial Scholarship Hispanic woman who is residing in Austin, has overcome barriers, and has shown determination in completing her educational goals March
MyHeart Scholarship  Must be interested in the study of cardiovascular health or the pursuit of a career in the healthcare industry.  Must be pursuing an undergraduate, graduate, or medical degree. November
NAPS National Scholarship Program  Must be female students currently enrolled in college. May
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
Must be currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in marine- or aquatic- related field of study, such as marine biology.  Minimum 2.8 GPA July 1
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
Shear Comfort Engineering and Automotive Technology Scholarship  Must be enrolled at an accredited college or university in the US or Canada in an undergraduate or graduate engineering, automotive technology, or similiar program related to the automotive industry.  Must be a legal resident of the US or Canada or hold a valid student Visa. October and April Scholarship  Any incoming/current students who are US citizens September
Snap Agency  All current and potential college students. May
Soccerloco  Female students who are currently enrolled in college. 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  
Stroble Law Scholarship 
Must be a current student or planning to enroll for the fall 2015 semester at an accredited college or university. 
Structured Settlement Quotes 
Must be enrolled in a US college. 
July 1 
Various scholarship opportunities for students pursuing an associate, bachelor, or master's degree; includes online/distance learning programs.
April 1
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 Builders Foundation  Students who are enrolled in construction programs in Texas' technical and trade schools and colleges and universities. June
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
The PlasticPlace Green Scholarship   Incoming students for the fall 2015 semester who are US citizens attending a college or university in the US.  Minimum 3.5 GPA and avgerage SAT score of 1070. July 1
The Revel Scholars Program  Applicants must demonstrate interest in entrepreneurship in business, science, technology, engineering, or math as a major field of study or a career choice.  Must be accepted and/or enrolled at an accredited college or university within the US.  July 1
The Texas Scholarship of Academic Excellence  Must be currently enrolled in and attending a university or college in the state of Texas; be able to provide a letter of recommendation from either a university or college faculty member or someone within the community; be able to provide proof of outstanding leadership via campus or community involvement.  November 
Unhinge Hardware National Scholarship Program  Female students who are currently enrolled in college. December
University of North Texas UNT Texas Transfer Scholarships  
University of Texas at Austin Continuing and Transfer Student Scholarship  
Students interested in Photography, Travel Writing, Graphic Design, or Development. May
First generation Hispanic students with 3.0 GPA April
Wholesale Halloween Costumes  Must be enrolled at an accredited two or four year college or vocational school within the US.  Must be a legal resident of the US or hold a valid student visa. Varies
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
Ziering Medical  Female students who are currently enrolled in college.  Must be a US citizen.  Minimum 3.0 GPA May
Zumper Apartments Scholarship  Any legal US resident in high school or college who will be attending an accredited college or university in fall 2015. April and November
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