Other Scholarship Announcements

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.

FOTA Art Scholarship

Attention all Anne Arundel County College Level Art Students

Friends of the Arts (FOTA), Annapolis, Maryland is offering two art scholarships of $3,000 each for the academic year 2014-2015, to Anne Arundel County resident college-level art students attending accredited Maryland institutions. Applicants must have completed a minimum of 12 credits in the last year. These awards will be determined on a competitive basis and require the submission of an art portfolio, an artist’s statement and two letters of recommendation. All applicants will be e-mailed notification of competition results by May 30, 2014. Payment will be made directly to the recipient's college. Scholarship recipients will be required to give a short presentation to FOTA's General Membership Meeting on Tuesday, September 9, 2014.

The portfolio should include a maximum of 7 images on a CD. Work must have been completed within the past two years. Images should be formatted in jpg at 300 dpi. No file should exceed 8"x10." Each jpg file should contain the artist's name, title and medium of each piece. An image list must accompany the images itemized in viewing order, the title of each piece (if any), media, dimensions and year completed. Portfolio artwork may include drawings, paintings, photography, ceramics, digital works, printmaking, sculptures, or mixed media.

Artist's Statement
The Artist’s Statement must include: Your academic and artistic goals and describe how your submitted work represents your vision and perspective. Your statement may not exceed one page, double-spaced. Be sure to include your name at the top of your statement.

Letters of Recommendation: Please submit two letters of recommendation with your application.

Deadline: Return the completed application form along with your CD of images, artist’s statement and letters of recommendation by April 29, 2014. Download the application here.

The Dr. Alma S. Adams Scholarship

Applications are now being accepted for the Dr. Alma S. Adams Scholarship for Outreach and Health Communications to reduce tobacco use. The scholarship, named for founding Legacy board member, Dr. Alma S. Adams will award two $5,000 scholarships to students pursuing undergraduate or graduate studies at an accredited institution of higher education in the United States. The awards will be granted on a competitive basis for the following: a) a record of commitment to community service on behalf of an underserved community, preferably related to tobacco prevention and/or control and b) the best use of the visual arts, media, creative writing or other creative endeavor to convey culturally appropriate health messages aimed at raising awareness of tobacco’s harmful impact.

The application is now available at www.LegacyForHealth.org. Applications will be accepted until April 30, 2014. Awardees will be notified by June 29, 2014. For more information, email: adamsscholarship@americanlegacy.org.

DutchCrafters Amish Furniture Heritage Scholarship

The DutchCrafters Amish Furniture Heritage Scholarship recognizes undergraduate students who draw upon their cultural heritage to shape their vocational aspirations, add creative value to their future employers, and serve their communities. For the 2014-2015 academic year, five students will be recognized with an award of $500 each.

Whether you are in nursing, education, business or engineering, the DutchCrafters Amish Furniture Heritage Scholarship recognizes that the potential for creative value often lies within that which has been passed along to you from previous generations. How will you draw upon your cultural heritage to shape your vocational aspirations, offer creative value to your future employer, and serve your community?

Eligibility - Applicants must:

  • Be high school seniors or graduates or be current undergraduate students
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited U.S. four-year college or university for the entire 2014–15 academic year (excluding proprietary and online schools)
  • Be U.S. citizens or maintain legal residency within the United States

Excluded from consideration are employees and relatives of employees of JMX International, the company that owns DutchCrafters.

Award Criteria - Scholarship recipients are selected based on the following factors:

  • Academic achievement and financial need
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • The essay component of the application
  • Students from all disciplines and fields of study are invited to apply

Application deadline is May 1 for the 2014-15 academic year.

Award Amounts
For the 2014-15 academic year, the DutchCrafters Amish Furniture Heritage Scholarship will award five scholarships of $500 each. Disbursements of the award will be made in two increments of $250 each – one for the first semester and one for the second semester of the academic year. Awards are for undergraduate study only.

How to Apply
The application consists of an information summary, a statement of financial need and a 750 word essay. The application can be downloaded at www.dutchcrafters.com/heritage-scholarship and emailed to scholarship@dutchcrafters.com or mailed to:

DutchCrafters Amish Furniture Heritage Scholarship
1877 Porter Lake Dr.
Sarasota, FL 34240

Applications must be received by May 1, 2014.

Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company Scholarship

For the sixth straight year, MassMutual will offer $150,000 in scholarships to high-achieving college students across the country. The program will provide scholarships of up to $5,000 to approximately 30 hard-working students who have an interest in pursuing careers in the insurance and financial services industries.

Eligible students of all majors will be considered who are entering their sophomore, junior, senior, or 5th year senior year of undergraduate study at an accredited U.S. college or university and are interested in pursuing a career in the insurance and financial services industry. Eligibility criteria also include the applicant to have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. All applicants must complete and submit a FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov

The scholarship application is available until May 2, 2014. Students can apply online at https://massmutual.scholarsapply.org/.

B. Davis Scholarship

Deadline and Eligibility
DEADLINE: May 26, 2014

This Scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any post secondary institution.

  • There is no age restriction
  • Be sure to include your name and the school you are attending this year and next
  • This is not an academic scholarship but the scholarship provider would like to know where you are going to school now and what your future academic plans are.

To apply for the B. Davis Scholarship, please visit their website at http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships. You will need to write an essay on the following topic:

Pick a controversial problem on high school or college/university campuses and suggest a solution

Your submissions must be sent by email at awards@studentawardsearch.com If you have any questions, please feel free to contact awards@studentawardsearch.com

Association On American Indian Affairs Scholarship

Native American and Alaska native students from federally recognized and non-recognized tribes are eligible to apply for the AAIA scholarship. All students must be full time, seeking a minimum of an Associate’s degree at an accredited institution, and be enrolled in their tribe. Students can visit the website at www.indian-affairs.org for additional criteria, details and acceptance period.

Scholarships are available for undergraduates and graduate students. Applications will be accepted between March 3 and June 2 only and must be received in the Rockville, MD office by 5:00 pm Eastern time June 2, 2014. Applications received outside of the acceptance period will not be reviewed. The application mailing address is stated on the AAIA website

American Association of University Women-Easton Branch
2014 Mature Woman’s Grant

The Easton Branch of the AAUW has announced the 2014 Mature Woman’s Grant for the Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 academic year. Women, ages 25 and over, and residents of Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s or Talbot County are eligible to apply.

Applications must be postmarked or emailed by June 14, 2014. Applications are available at The Financial Aid Office, Holloway Hall, Room 213 or by viewing the following attachment.

Download application

The Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship Program

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, is pleased to announce the continuation of the Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship Program to help provide educational opportunities for future generations of scientists.

The Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship Program for the Fall 2014 semester includes two (2) $10,000 scholarships and four (4) $5,000 scholarships, to be awarded to undergraduate and graduate students with a declared major of biology, chemistry, biochemistry, or a related life-science field. To qualify for the scholarship, students must have a GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) and be enrolled in an accredited college for university for the Fall 2014 semester. In addition to these qualifications, students must also be legal United States residents, meaning that students possessing appropriate Visa status in order to study in the United States are also eligible.

Students may apply for the scholarship through the Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship Website. Applications will be accepted until 2:59:59 p.m. CT on August 1, 2014. Each application will be reviewed and evaluated by a scholarship committee and announced to the chosen recipients by August 14, 2014. All questions regarding the scholarship may be directed to piercescholarship@thermofisher.com.

AES Engineers Scholarship

The consulting firm of AES Engineers is committed to continuing its support of higher education by providing scholarships to deserving students.

Scholarship Criteria:
AES Engineering is offering $500 scholarships that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by evaluating the essays that are submitted. This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post secondary educational facility.

You are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible. Additional information along with the application can be found at www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm. The application deadline is October 6, 2014.

Delmarva Education Foundation

The Delmarva Education Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides an easily accessible index of local scholarships that are available to students of the lower Delmarva Peninsula:


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 www.kidschance-md.org.

P.E.O. Educational Loan Fund

The P.E.O. Educational Loan Fund makes loans available to qualified women who desire a higher education and are in need of financial assistance. The maximum loan amount is $10,000. Eligibility for loan consideration includes:

  1. Must be a citizen or a legal permanent resident of the United States of Canada and reside in the United States or Canada.
  2. A high school graduate or equivalent.
  3. In need of financial assistance.
  4. Must be enrolled full time or part time in an accredited school.
  5. Must be within two years, but not less than four months, of completing the course of study for which the loan was approved.
  6. Must be able to provide two financially responsible adult cosigners.
  7. Must apply through and be recommended by a local chapter.

Graduate or undergraduate students who meet the above eligibility requirements and wish to inquire about the application and local chapter approval process may view additional information at http://www.peointernational.org/peo-projectsphilanthropies.

Point Foundation: The National LGBT Scholarship Fund

Point Foundation is the nation’s largest scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students of merit. Individuals enrolled in either an undergraduate or graduate program, beginning or continuing in the Fall of 2014, are eligible to apply.

Who qualifies for a Point Scholarship? Applicants should visit Point’s website to review current Point Scholars’ biographies and assess the type of scholars that are generally selected. Point is looking for individuals who have proven leadership skills, excellent scholastic achievements, and want to make a difference in the world. All applicants are evaluated on the totality of their situation including academic accomplishments, financial, leadership within extra-curricular and career-related activities, personal circumstances and goals for the future.

New information for the 2014-2015 academic year is available at www.pointfoundation.org Point’s scholarship application is ONLY available online.

The Sallie Mae Fund Scholarships

The Sallie Mae Fund sponsors several scholarship programs and supports hundreds of college scholarships. All of their programs are based on financial need, as The Fund seeks to bridge the dollar gap. With an estimated $3 billion in private scholarships awarded nationally each year, The Fund aims to send the message that money is available to those who make the effort to apply. For the 2008-2009 academic year, nearly $2 million in college scholarships were awarded to nearly 800 students nationwide.

Scholarship information, criteria, deadlines and informative financial aid resources are available at www.thesalliemaefund.org/

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 USG as provided by our Board, local businesses, foundations, community organizations and individual donors. Apply today! For more information please visit www.shadygrove.umd.edu/scholarships or email shadygrove@umd.edu.

2011 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.

Wicomico County Public Schools Scholarships and Awards Booklet

The booklet is published by the Wicomico County Board of Education for the use of their graduating students.