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Disclaimer: Many of the following scholarships will collect personal information that is used to identify your eligibility. Salisbury University is not responsible for how these organizations will use that data. We are providing this information as a courtesy.

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To enter this Contest, choose from one of two essay topics about driving safety, write your response in 600 to 800 words and post your essay onto your blog site.  Judges from will choose the winning essay based on creativity, insight and the quality of writing. Essays must be between 600 and 800 words in length and be properly submitted no later than 5 p.m. ET on October 30th, 2016.

If you write the winning essay, you’ll receive a $1,500 scholarship, and you agree that your writing may be featured on the blog.

All applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent legal residents of the United States and must be enrolled on a full-time basis (per school requirements) and be in good academic standing at a school accredited by one or more of the nationally recognized accrediting agencies listed by the U. S. Department of Education, including a two or four year college or university, or a graduate school program.

Additional information and the application may be found on the Home Insurance website:

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Institute for Retired Persons Scholarship

The Institute for Retired Persons (IRP) has announced a scholarship opportunity for three (3) Salisbury University students for the 2016-17 academic year. Each scholarship will be awarded in the amount of $1,000.

Minimum eligibility requirements:

  • Must be a current degree-seeking Salisbury University student in good academic standing
  • Full or part time enrollment (at least 6 credits per semester)
  • Financial need as verified by FAFSA and the Financial Aid Office
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher

The Institute for Retired Persons is designed for adults aged 50 and above and offers programs to enlighten, educate and promote a better understanding of our world. The members meet every Tuesday at 2 pm during the University’s fall and spring semesters at the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art. Recipients of the scholarship will be invited to attend the IRP Holiday Luncheon on December 13, 2016 to be formally recognized by the organization.

SU students are encouraged to complete the attached application and submit to the Financial Aid Office in Holloway Hall Rm 213.  Applications must be submitted by Friday, November 4th 2016.

Download Application

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The Second Annual “Looking Beyond College” Scholarship Essay Contest

MDG Advertising wants to help YOU pay for college! Students, think you have what it takes to win a $1,000 scholarship from one of the best advertising agencies in the country? Then listen up!

MDG Advertising is challenging high school seniors and currently enrolled college students to write a creative essay about their dream job. The reason? Creative writing is an important skill to have to be successful in many industries, especially in advertising.

Candidates must describe, in a five-paragraph essay, what they want to do for a living after college (it doesn’t have to be about a career in advertising), why you think this path will be a good use of your time, and what skills you’ll bring to the table. You may not have an idea of what you want to do just yet, so this is where you need to put your creative writing skills to use.

MDG Advertising is looking for creative, compelling, and unique essays, which will be evaluated based on their creativity, practicality, and use of writing skill. This competition is ideal for students who are seeking financial support to further their college career and would like an opportunity to establish, enhance, or develop a creative writing portfolio.

The winner of the scholarship will receive $1,000 to use for tuition, room & board, books, or technology acquisition.

SCHOLARSHIP: $1,000 for 2017 Spring semester



  • If you’re interested in participating, you must nominate yourself by submitting a 700–1,000 word, five-paragraph essay at the provided submission link, including your name and email where you may be contacted.
  • The competition is open to U.S citizens and residents.
  • The competition is open to high school students and students enrolled in a degree-granting college in the U.S.


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The Hartford Technology Rental Information Writing Scholarship

The Hartford Technology Rentals, a technology rental company headquartered in Chicago is offering  $1,000 scholarships to full-time, undergraduate students (Junior or Senior) with an IT Major and in need of financial aid.

Applicants must have maintained a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4 scale for all academic years preceding the year of the award.

The application is available at: There will be a Fall 2016 award given on May 15, 2016 and a Spring 2017 award given on December 15, 2016.

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P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship Fund

The P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship Fund provides scholarships for selected international women for graduate study in the United States and Canada.

The P.E.O Sisterhood is an international organization with broad philanthropic and cultural aims and an interest in furthering educational opportunities for women.  It is entirely independent and has no affiliation with any fraternal or benevolent organization.


  • Must be women from countries other than the United States and Canada
  • Will be working toward a full-time graduate degree at an accredited university or college in the United States or Canada
  • Will be enrolled and in residence for the entire school year of the scholarship
  • Promise to return to their countries within 60 days of completion of their degree to pursue their professional career
  • Do not need to be enrolled at the time of application
  • New applicants must have a full year of course work remaining

Scholarship details:

  • Maximum of $12,500 annually, depending on need
  • May be renewed once

Eligibility must be established before application material is sent to applicants.  The eligibility information is available from at any time but the completed form will be accepted electronically in the IPS office only between September 15 and December 15, 2016.

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NOAA Scholarships

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is pleased to announce the availability of scholarships for undergraduate students majoring in disciplines related to oceanic and atmospheric science, research, or technology, and supportive of the purposes of NOAA’s programs and mission. Over 100 students are selected each year for participation in the Ernest F. Hollings (Hollings) and Educational Partnership Program (EPP) scholarship programs. These scholarships include support for two years of undergraduate study and summer internship opportunities at NOAA facilities across the country.

For information on program benefits and how to apply, visit their web sites:

For further information, contact the Office of Education Scholarship Programs at: or (301) 628-2913.

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2 + 2 Transfer Scholarship

The 2+2 Transfer Scholarship is designed to assist and encourage transfer students from Maryland community colleges to attend a 4-year institution within the State. Students must be enrolled in an eligible accredited Maryland postsecondary institution.

Who may apply: Students currently enrolled full-time or part-time as a degree-seeking student at a community college in Maryland.

How to apply: Applicants for the scholarship must submit the 2+2 Transfer Scholarship application available for download at the link below, complete and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at, submit an official college transcript reflecting that the applicant has earned an associate’s degree from a Community College in the State, and documentation the student if applicable, has registered with the selective service system.

Click here for more information.

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Daly Computers, Inc. Scholarship

The Daly Computers, Inc. Scholarship is awarded to sophomore, junior or senior students at Salisbury University who have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. The scholarship is intended for students who have encountered a recent and unexpected financial hardship that could jeopardize their ability to continue with their education. The scholarship is non-renewable and recipients are chosen through an application process overseen by the Director of Financial Aid.

Selection Criteria:

  • Must be a sophomore, junior, or senior
  • 3.0 minimum cumulative GPA
  • See application below

Click here to download the application.

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Kids' Chance of Maryland

Kids' Chance of Maryland is a nonprofit corporation developed by the concerned volunteers in Maryland's legal community, in association with insurers, employers, and the labor, medical and workers' compensation community. The purpose of Kids' Chance is to provide financial scholarships for children of catastrophically or fatally injured workers to complete their higher education.

Children who have had a parent catastrophically injured or killed in an employment-related accident in Maryland are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Students must be between the ages of 16 and 25. The parent's death or injury must have resulted in a substantial decline in the family income.

Generally, the scholarship is good for one semester, and the applicant must maintain acceptable grades. The applicant must reapply at the end of each semester for the scholarship to continue. Scholarship awards vary and depend largely on the needs and educational expenses of the student. Scholarships cover tuition and books, but may also include housing and meals.

Scholarship applications are available by visiting

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P.E.O. Educational Loan Fund

The P.E.O. ELF loan is intended to help a woman attain a degree or certification from an accredited postsecondary educational institution.

The maximum loan amount is $12,000 for all programs of study and $20,000 for doctoral degrees (e.g., Ph.D., medical, law, veterinary) and may not exceed the amount recommended by her sponsoring chapter. Loans are subject to the availability of funds.

A woman may draw up to the maximum loan in one installment if she is in the final year of obtaining her associate’s or bachelor’s degree, is a graduate or doctoral student, or is enrolled in a post-degree certificate/license/endorsement program.

A student must have and maintain the scholastic average required for graduation by the school she attends. A current transcript is required as evidence of satisfactory academic standing before an installment of a loan may be drawn. Reports of academic progress may be required for each note.

Following the graduation date originally stated on the application, interest will begin accruing and will be billed on an annual basis. Interest accruals and payments will not be deferred if the student continues with further study. The current rate of interest is 2%.

All applicants for the ELF program must be sponsored by a P.E.O. local chapter.

For complete information and to find out if you qualify, visit  and click on ELF Eligibility Requirements.

You may also contact the local ELF Chairman Debbie Vorhis at or 410-742-1349

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P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education (PCE)

The P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education, established in 1973, is a need based grant program providing one-time financial assistance to women whose education has been interrupted and who find it necessary to return to school to complete a degree or certification that improves their marketable skills for employment to support themselves and/or their families.

The P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education (PCE) is intended to provide one-time need based grants to women of the United States and Canada for use in completing a degree or certification necessary for improving or gaining skills leading to employment.

  • The maximum grant is $3,000.
  • Lesser amounts may be awarded based on funds available in the current year’s grant budget and applicants’ individual needs.
  • Grants will not be awarded for prerequisite courses or to those needing or choosing immediate continuation of their education beyond the current program for which the grant is requested.
  • A PCE grant is not to be used for living expenses or to repay educational loans or personal debt.
  • A PCE grant is a grant-in-aid for education related expenses such as: - tuition - books, supplies - testing and graduation fees - transportation (only for estimated cost of gas, parking, and local bus fare, not for auto loan payments or maintenance) - childcare (only while in class or studying) - uniforms required by the educational program - equipment/tools necessary for the course of study.
  • Grants may be awarded for academic or technical courses including online programs offered by educational institutions in the United States or Canada.

More information can be found at:

Please email if you meet the requirements for this grant and would like to pursue this opportunity further.

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Universities at Shady Grove Scholarships

In addition to federal and state grants awarded on the basis of financial need, various private scholarships are available for students enrolled in programs at the Universities at Shady Grove (USG). These scholarships are created with contributions from private donors including the USG Board of Advisors, local businesses, foundation, community organizations and individual donors. To view a list of USG Scholarships and to apply, please visit:

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Guide to Scholarships for Minorities, New Americans and Major Specific Students

This is a comprehensive document that includes several scholarship directories and a downloadable database that provides great information for all students.

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