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

Active Renter

Amount - $1,000. Application timeline - January 15, 2017

  • Student currently attending an accredited University or College in the U.S. with less than 60 credits. 
  • G.P.A. greater than or equal to 3.50
  • Must have run his or her own business for at least one year. 
  • To apply and for more information, visit the scholarship website: https://www.activerenter.com/scholarship 

Adras & Atlig

Amount - $1,500, $750, $500. Application timeline - December 1, 2018.

  • 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

Affordable Colleges Online

Scholarships of varying amounts.

  • Provides resources and scholarships available to Hispanic students.

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 - October 31, 2018

  • 500-600 word essay on "what makes a home?"
  • 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).

Christensen Law Distracted Driving Awareness Scholarship

Amount - $2,500. Application timeline - Deadline is July 15, 2018.

  • Open to all majors.
  • Submit 1800-2000 word essay on how distracted driving has impacted your life.

Crystal Group

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

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

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

GEICO's Achievement Awards

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

  • Be a sophomore or junior at a four-year, accredited college or university.
  • Achieved a 3.0 or better, overall grade point average.
  • Have demonstrated leadership on campus or within the community
  • Must be majoring in business, computer science, mathematics

Government Finance Officers Association

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

  • A US or Canadian Citizen.
  • 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).

IBISWorld

Amount -$1,500. Application timeline - November 30, 2017

  • Over 17 years of age and a citizen or permanent resident of the United States
  • Currently enrolled, or have proof of acceptance into an undergraduate or postgraduate program in finance/business/economics 
  • Essay response to (800-1,000 words): What are the challenges and opportunities associated with moving away from a manufacturing-based economy?

iModules Scholarship

Amount - $1,500. Application timeline - Deadline is April 1, 2018.

  • 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 - December 31, 2017

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

Neumann & Associates LLC

Amount - $1,000. Application timeline - Deadline is July 15, 2018.

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, 2018.

  • 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.

Long Nguyen and Kimmy Duong Scholarship Program

Amount - $2,000 and Professional Mentoring.  Application timeline  - February 18, 2018.

  • 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.

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 (Three scholarships)

Build a Better World by Wirlix
Amount - $1,000. Application timeline - December 17, 2017

  • Any individual at least sixteen (16) years old
  • Currently attending high school (or equivalent) and will be attending an accredited university or college in the next academic year OR currently attending an accredited university or college (undergraduate and graduate students are both eligible). 

First in Family
Amount - $2,000. Application Timeline - December 31, 2017

  • Any individual at least sixteen (16) years old
  • Currently attending high school (or equivalent) and will be attending an accredited university or college in the next academic year OR currently attending an accredited university or college (undergraduate and graduate students are both eligible). 

Global Student

Amount: $2,000. December 31, 2017.

  • Any non-U.S. citizen at least sixteen (16) years old
  • Currently attending high school (or equivalent) and will be attending an accredited university or college in the next academic year OR currently attending an accredited university or college (undergraduate and graduate students are both eligible). 

SeniorAdvice.com

Amount: $2,000. January 15, 2019

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

The Kilner Group

Amount: $10,000. November 1, 2018

  • Resident of DC Metro Area.
  • Provide business plan that will help meet community need.
  • See website for more information.

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 - 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.

True Blue Life Insurance

Amount - $2,500. Application timeline - Deadline is August 31, 2017.

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

  • Enrolled students in the Fall 2015 semester in any undergraduate university in the United States.
  • College must be an accredited public or private school in the United States.
  • High school seniors are eligible.
  • All majors of study may apply.
  • Students must be 17 years old to apply.
  • Students must have at least a 3.0 GPA to apply.
  • To apply and for more information, visit the scholarship website:https://www.truebluelifeinsurance.com/scholarship/.

Webucator

Amount - $1,000. Application timeline - March 31 (annually)

  • Open to all students who study computer science with the intention of using knowledge gained to provide leadership in their chosen field [business].
  • Student is enrolled full time in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a college or university in the United States.
  • Student has completed at least one computer science class* with a grade of at least 3.4 out of 4.0 or the equivalent.
  • Student has concrete plans to take at least one computer science class in the upcoming school year.
  • Student has a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 out of 4.0 or the equivalent.
  • Student agrees that Webucator may announce his/her name and college on its website and social media.

* If it is unclear by the title of the class, students must explain how the class relates to computer science.

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, 2018

  • 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, 2018.

  • 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.  

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, 2018

  • Junior or senior female 
  • Pursuing either CPA or CFA

Finance Degree Scholarships - Interactive database of finance-related scholarships