External Scholarships

This resource page of external scholarships represents organizations who have expressed interest in awarding scholarships to Smith students or have awarded scholarships to Smith students in the past, and should not be considered a Smith endorsement of the organization.

All Majors

Adras & Atlig

Amount - $1,500, $750, $500. Application timeline - December 1, 2018 (check back summer 2019 for new deadline)

  • Student currently attending an accredited University or College in the U.S. (international students eligible)
  • 500+ word essay about curbing cyberbullying
  • To apply and for more information, visit the scholarship website

Adras & Atlig

Amount - $1,500, $750, $500. Application timeline - December 1, 2018 (check back summer 2019 for new deadline)

  • Student currently attending an accredited University or College in the U.S. (international students eligible)
  • 500+ word essay about curbing cyberbullying
  • To apply and for more information, visit the scholarship website

Airwave Advisors

Amount - $1,000. Application timeline - May 1, 2019.

  • See website for application details

ALPFA/HCF Scholarship program

Amount - $500-5000.  Application timeline  - See website.

  • Must be Hispanic or of Hispanic descent.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, DACA or Eligible Non-Citizen (as defined by FAFSA)
  • Must be enrolled Full-Time in an accredited not-for -profit 4 year university or graduate school during Fall of scholarship cycle year
  • Must be (or plan to be) enrolled full-time for the upcoming academic year. 
  • Must have earned and maintain a cumulative Grade Point Average of no less than 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

Army ROTC- University of Maryland

Amount - See website.  Application timeline - See website.

  • A US Citizen.
  • Less than 27 years old upon graduation.
  • A full time student with a minimum of 2.5 cumulative GPA.
  • Physically and medically fit and have no more than 3 dependents and no civil convictions or history of substance abuse.
  • Selected HBCUs and majority institutions (Participating Schools).
  • For more information about scholarships, please contact: armyrotc@umd.edu.

Apartment Guide

Amount - Two, $2,500 scholarships - April 12, 2019

  • 500-600 word essay on "what is your responsibility for ending homelessness?"
  • More eligibility rules on website.

BadCredit.org

Amount - $1,000. Application timeline - Deadline is December 31, 2018.

  • Major must support a career in the finance field.
  • Minimum 3.5 GPA.
  • Submit an essay on how the U.S.'s Credit Scoring System can be improved (more details on website).

Crystal Group

Amount - $1,000. Application timeline - Deadline is March 25, 2019.

To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student, working toward a bachelor's degree with a major within the business program
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Must have completed at least 60 semester hours to be eligible
  • Submit typed (double-spaced) essay answering one of the posed questions
  • To apply and to find out more information visit this website https://www.crystalrugged.com/scholarships/

CyberCorps: Scholarship for Service

  • For further information, please contact Michel Cukier at aces@umd.edu or call 301-314-7414

DMVEDU.org

Amount - $3,000. Application timeline - Deadline is August 1, 2019 and December 1, 2019.

  • Open to full-time high school and college students.
  • Application/essay focuses on driver safety.
  • For further information, please visit the program website.

Dreamkeepers Emergency Financial Assistance

  • University of Maryland program designed to help students avoid dropping out of school when faced with unforeseen financial difficulties.
  • Dreamkeepers can help ease student worries about housing, food and utilities, transportation, childcare and medical needs, allowing students faced with sudden financial obstacles to focus their energy on education.
  • For further information, please contact Malina Heng with the Office of Student Financial Aid at mheng@umd.edu or call 301-405-9859

Government Finance Officers Association

Amount - Varies.  Application timeline  - Varies; see website.

iModules Scholarship

Amount - $1,500. Application timeline - Deadline is March 31, 2019.

  • Must be full time student for the Fall 2018 semester
  • Must be attending or will be attending a school that is an iModules client for the Fall 2018 semester (Smith School of Business is an iModules client.)
  • A minimum C grade point average is required.
  • To apply and to find out more information visit this website http://scholarships.imodules.com.

iSeeCars.com Future Entrepreneurs Scholarship

Amount - $1,000. Application timeline - Deadline is March 31, 2019.

  • Demonstrated interest in entrepreneurship
  • Entering freshman, undergraduate, and graduate students currently enrolled full-time at an accredited 4-year U.S. college

Maryland Alumni Association Student Scholarship Award

Amount - up to $2,000.  Application timeline  - See website.

  • Provides assistance to current undergraduate students in good standing who may be unable to continue their education at the University due to extenuating personal or family financial circumstances.
  • A scholarship of up to $2000 per student will be awarded for the academic year.
  • A total of 10 awards may be granted annually.
  • Questions regarding the award? Contact Kourtney Kleine Temple, Assistant Director of Student and Young Alumni Programs at ktemple@ur.umd.edu
  • Click here for details.

Maryland Parent & Family Association Student Scholarship

Amount - $2,000. Application timeline- May 11, 2018 

  • Provides assistance to current undergraduate students in good standing who may be unable to continue their education at the University due to extenuating personal or family financial circumstances.
  • A minimum of 12 scholarships will be awarded annually.
  • Click here for details.

MoneyStrands

Amount - $1,250. Application timeline - July 6, 2018

  • Open to undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Requires an essay submission. 

MySlumberYard

Amount - $1,500. Application timeline - July 31, 2019

  • Applicants must be currently enrolled at or planning to attend a 2-4 year university, community college or graduate school program located in the United States.
  • Candidates must possess an interest in business or entrepreneurship, as demonstrated by past and present volunteer, professional and educational experiences.
  • The minimum GPA required for application is 3.0, indicating that all candidates are in good academic standing.

Neumann & Associates LLC

Amount - $1,000. Application timeline - Deadline is August 15, 2019.

To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Have a minimum 3.0 GPA, 15 hours of coursework taken (or registered for) in business coursework
  • Enrolled full-time, pursuing a business degree during award period
  • Complete a  500-word essay entitled, “What it Takes to be Successful in Business”
  • To apply and for more information, visit the scholarship website http://www.neumannassociates.com/ana-annual-scholarship.cfm

National Contract Management Association - Outstanding Academic Acheivement Award

Amount - Varies.  Application timeline  - March 31, 2019.

  • Application must contain an essay and a letter of recommendation.
  • Must be enrolled in a program that is leading to a degree.
  • Must have a developed a high level of achievement in academia and a commitment to the acquisition profession.

National Founders Undergraduate Business Student Scholarship

Amount - $500.  Application timeline  - August 5, 2019.

  • Open to all business majors with an interest in entrepreneurship.
  • Cover letter with details on website, as well as interest in entrepreneurship.

Long Nguyen and Kimmy Duong Scholarship Program

Amount - $2,000 and Professional Mentoring.  Application timeline  - February 17, 2019.

  • Scholarship is renewable for up to four years for students pursuing bachelors degree.
  • Preference for Vietnamese-Americans (U.S. citizens and permanent residents).
  • Additional qualifications and application available on scholarship website.

OuterBox Scholarship for Digital Marketing Excellence

Amount - $1,000. Application timeline - October 31st annually.

  • Enrolled as a student at an accredited high school, college or university in the United States at which applicant has completed at least one full year.
  • Legal resident of the United States.
  • Submit a 500-word statement on why you want to work in web design, eCommerce or the SEO industry and how you plan to excel in the future.

Schoolgh University College Scholarship

Amount - $1,500. Application timeline - May 25th; November 25th (two sessions).

  • All applicants must be an undergraduate or graduate international student enrolled, or due to be enrolled, as a full-time student at the University of Maryland.
  • Applicants are required to have a 3.0 minimum GPA and must be eighteen (18) years of age or older.
  • To enter, applicants must Write a 1,000 – 1,500 words essay on “The complexity of the US educational system”. Send to our official scholarship Email scholarship@schoolgh.com with First & Last name, Phone, Country of Origin, Email Address, College/University Name, Area of Study, Proof of Enrollment (Transcript, Acceptance letter, or Tuition bill).

Surety Association Minority Scholarship

Amount - $5,000.  Application timeline - See website.

  • Must be an accounting or business/finance major, insurance/risk managment major.
  • Must have an overall and major GPA of 3.0.
  • Must have completed atleast 30 credit hours, including atleast 6 semester hours in his/her declared.
  • Must be a minority student.
  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • Must provide an essay and two recommendations.
  • Must be a full-time undergraduate student.

Study Soup.com (Seven scholarships--see website for details)

OppU Achievers Scholarship

Amount: $2,500. Timeline - year round deadlines, Sept. 30, Dec. 31, Mar. 31, and June 30

  • Open to all majors.
  • Requires essay on how you transform opportunity to achievement.

SeniorAdvice.com

Amount: $2,000. January 15, 2019

  • Student serves as a caregiver to senior friend or relative.
  • More details on website.

The Best Colleges

Amount - Varies. Application timeline - See website.

  • Search their database for scholarships of various amounts for business majors.

Titan Web Agency

Amount - $500. Application timline - June 1 or December 1.

  • Enrolled at 2-year community college or four-year accredited university.
  • U.S. Resident.
  • Submit a 1,000 word minimum essay detailing why you want to be an entrepreneur.
  • Submit a creative photo that you feel represents you best
  • Minorities encouraged to apply.

Titan Web Agency

Amount - $500. Application timline - June 1 or December 1.

  • Enrolled at 2-year community college or four-year accredited university.
  • U.S. Resident.
  • Submit a 1,000 word minimum essay detailing why you want to be an entrepreneur.
  • Submit a creative photo that you feel represents you best
  • Minorities encouraged to apply.

Upskilled

Amount - $2,000 AUD. Application timeline - December 1, 2019

  • Open to all students (both Australian and international).
  • Requires 750-1,000 word essay on how you would use the funding for your education.
  • See full details and application information on website.

Accounting Majors

Accounting and Financial Women’s Alliance (AFWA)

Amount - $1,500. Application timeline - March 30, 2019

  • Must have completed sophomore year of college (or 60 semester hours or the equivalent) by the time of the application deadline
  • Must be majoring in accounting or finance.  
  • Possess and maintain a cumulative college grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent.
  • Email afwametrodc@gmail.com with any questions.

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Scholarship

Amount - $1,000-$5,000.  Application timeline  - See website.

Bridgewater Wealth - Her Wealth Scholarship

Amount - $2,500. Application timeline - May 31, 2019

  • Junior or senior female 
  • Pursuing either CPA or CFA

MD Society of Accountants

Amount  - $2,000 for full-time students; $1,000 for part-time.  Application timeline  - June 15.

  • Must be a Maryland resident enrolled in an accredited Maryland university, college, or community college.
  • Major in accounting, leading to a degree or certificate.
  • Must have maintained a 3.0 GPA in both, accounting and overall.
  • Must have completed Accounting Principles I and II with grades of B or better.
  • Prepare 250 word essay.

Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarships

Amount - $1,000-10,000.  Application timeline  - January 29, 2019.

  • Must be an undergraduate or graduate student, currently enrolled full-time (taking at least 12 semester hour undergrad or 9 hours graduate) at an accredited four-year college or university with a declared major in accounting, businees, finance, or criminal justice.
  • Three letters of recommendation must be submitted on behalf of the applicant.

The Best Colleges

Amount - Varies. Application timeline - See website.

  • Search their database of scholarships for accounting majors.

Information Systems Majors

Foundation for IT Education (multiple scholarships)

Amount - varies  Application timeline  see website.

  • Applicants must be pursuing a degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or a similar program.
  • Overall GPA of 3.0 or better.
  • Enrolled as a full-time (12 semester hours or equivalent) undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited institution in the United States.
  • A U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Resident.
  • An an AITP student member.

Logistics, Business, and Public Policy Majors

R. Gene and Nancy D. Richter Foundation - R. Gene Richter Scholarship Program

Amount - Up to $5,000.  Application timeline  - December 21, 2018. 

  • Seek education in the area of supply chain management-procurement.
  • Eligible students will be entering their senior year and be enrolled full time in an accredited supply management program with the intention of specializing in the supply management profession.
  • Scholarship recipients will be chosen based on outstanding academic achievement, high ethical standards, and potential to become a future leader in the procurement field.

Allied Van Lines

Amount - $1,000.  Application timeline  - December 15, 2019.

  • Be enrolled in a business, engineering or other major relating to field of logistics
  • Additional information collected on application.

American Association of Railroad Superintendents (AARS)

Amount - $1,000.  Application timeline  - See website.

  • Be enrolled at the time of application as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited college or university; preference given to those pursuing a bachelor or graduate degree in transportation or a related curriculum.
  • Demonstrate successful completion of the previous year of study by maintaining at least a 2.75 accumulated grade point average on a scale of 1 to 4 with an "A" equal to 4.
  • Accumulate enough credits from accredited school(s) in time for the Fall Semester to have obtained at least a sophomore level standing at the college or university of enrollment.

National Defense Transportation Association (NDTA) (multiple scholarships)

Amount - Varies.  Application timeline  - June 1 annually.

  • Applicant must be a member of NDTA or a dependent of an NDTA member in good standing.
  • Minimum 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale as indicated by an official school transcript.
  • Planned use of Merit Scholarship funds and career goals as described in a student essay of not more that 250 words.
  • Completion of a minimum of 30 semester hours (or quarter hour equivalent) for undergraduate applicants and a minimum of 12 semester hours (or quarter equivalent) for graduate applicants.

Marketing Majors

RedPeg Marketing Solutions

Amount - $5,500.  Application timeline  - November 15, 2018.

  • Sophomore or junior woman studying business, marketing or communications.
  • More details on website.

Ron Garikes Student Scholarship

Amount - $2,500.  Application timeline  - See website.

  • The student's college must be located in United States and the institution's accreditation must be recognized by the Council of Higher Education Accreditation.
  • The student must be currently enrolled and pursuing a bachelor's degree, associate's degree or a graduate degree in Marketing, Public Relations and/or Communications.
  • The student must be enrolled full-time, with a course load of atleast 12 semester hours. Students pursuing a graduate degree must be enrolled for a minimum of 6 credits.
  • The student must currently have a cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Two letters of recommendation must accompany the student's application; one from either the academic advisor or a professor in the degree program i n which the student is enrolled, and the other from a person who can speak to the student's passion about his/her major.
  • The student may not have previously received any scholarship award from the SMPS Foundation or more than one scholarship from a SMPS chapter.
  • The student must respond to one of two essay questions.
  • The scholarship application is available online.

Finance  Majors 

Accounting and Financial Women’s Alliance (AFWA)

Amount - $1,500. Application timeline - March 31, 2019

  • Must have completed sophomore year of college (or 60 semester hours or the equivalent) by the time of the application deadline
  • Must be majoring in accounting or finance.  
  • Possess and maintain a cumulative college grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent.
  • Email afwametrodc@gmail.com with any questions.

Bridgewater Wealth - Her Wealth Scholarship

Amount - $2,500. Application timeline - May 31, 2019

  • Junior or senior female
  • Pursuing either CFP, CPA or CFA

Finance Degree Scholarships - Interactive database of finance-related scholarships