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.

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 www.fafsa.gov, 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.

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 3.2 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
  • 3.2 minimum cumulative GPA
  • See application below
Click here to download the application.

Maryland MENSA: Local Scholarship Program of American Mensa

The Maryland Mensa 2015-2016 Scholarship Essay Contest has begun. Cash awards of up to $1,000 will be granted to the winners.

The Mensa Education & Research Foundation college scholarship program bases its awards totally on essays written by the applicants. Consideration is not given to grades, academic program or financial need.

There are three requirements for applicants:

  1. The applicant must currently be a resident of a participating American Mensa Local Group's area.
  2. The applicant must be enrolled in a degree program in an accredited U.S. institution of higher learning during the academic year following the application date.
  3. The applicant must submit an application and essay explaining his or her career, academic and/or vocational goals.

Applications are available for downloading from http://www.mensafoundation.org/scholarships

Submitted essays must be postmarked no later than January 15, 2015. Winners will be announced after May 2015.

The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation

The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation is the nation’s oldest and largest provider of need-based scholarships to military children. Founded in 1962 by Gen Martin F. Rockmore USMC (Ret.), the Scholarship Foundation has provided more than 33,000 scholarships valued at nearly $90,000,000 since that time. Particular attention is paid to children of Marines and Navy Corpsmen who were killed or wounded in combat, however, active duty and reserve U.S. Marines may also be eligible.

Visit the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation website, www.mcsf.org, to view additional information on application requirements, as well as profiles of current and past recipients. Scholarship applications are accepted online beginning January 1, 2015. The deadline is March 1, 2015.

Delmarva Poultry Industry Scholarship

Delmarva Poultry Industry (DPI) is pleased to announce its 2015 College Scholarship program. The program is available to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at any degree-granting institution in the United States who are planning a career in Delmarva’s poultry industry.

Scholarship recipients will be selected by a committee of representatives from Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. Preference will be given to applicants planning a career in any segment (live production, processing, sales, transportation, business and administration, office management, research, technical support, accounting, etc.) of Delmarva’s poultry industry.

Application forms and additional information are available from Delmarva Poultry Industry. Contact the DPI office at 302-856-9037, by e-mail at dpi@dpichicken.com or go to www.dpichicken.org and click on college scholarships. Applications must be received at the address below by April 1, 2015. Recipient(s) will be notified in the spring.

Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. College Scholarship Program
16686 County Seat Highway
Georgetown, Delaware 19947-4881

2015-2016 Application for the Alumni Association - International Scholarship

The University System of Maryland, through the Alumni Association - International (AA-I), Incorporated, established the AA-I Scholarship to recognize exemplary students from Maryland matriculating through a University System of Maryland institution. The AA-I scholarship will be bestowed upon a Salisbury University student who demonstrates academic achievement, strong commitment to community service, and leadership ability.

To apply for the AA-I scholarship:

  • Incoming freshman applicants must have a minimum combined SAT score of 1500 and a cumulative high school GPA of 3.50 (on a 4.0 scale) or above
  • Transfer students must have at least a cumulative GPA of 3.50 from the most recent institution
  • Current Salisbury University students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or above
  • Students must be Maryland residents
  • Applicants must enroll as full-time undergraduate students
  • Submit the following documents:
    • This application in its entirety
    • Copy of official transcript
    • Two academic letters of reference (professors, deans, teachers, counselors, etc)

A completed application packet must be received by the Office of Financial Aid no later than April 1, 2015. The AA-I Scholarship Committee will review all applications and select the final recipients. A scholarship award notification will be mailed to the recipients who have been selected to receive this award. Click here to download the application.

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.

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 2015-2016 academic year, five students will be recognized with an award of $500 each.

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 2015–16 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 2015-16 academic year.

Award Amounts
For the 2015-16 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

Karman Healthcare Scholarship

The Karman Healthcare is the nation’s leading manufacturer of wheelchair innovation based out of Southern California with a strong customer base supporting the mobility impaired.

The Karman Healthcare Scholarship Fund is offering two (2) $500 scholarships for students who suffer a mobility disability. This scholarship will apply to students who have excelled academically and those who have a regard for disability awareness in America. This year the theme is to create a presentation of why disability awareness is important. The entries can include essays or poems

All academic applicants who meet the criteria are welcome to submit their application to the 2015-2016 Karman Healthcare Scholarship Fund. To view the criteria and application process, please go to www.karmanhealthcare.com/scholarships

Deadline - The deadline for 2015 Karman Scholarships is September 1, 2015. Please be sure to submit your essay before the official deadline.

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.