Outside Scholarships

Introduction to Outside Scholarships

Outside Scholarships are a great way to get free money for college and minimize the cost of Higher Education. Outside Scholarships are given by many different companies, organizations, and churches all across the world. The only catch is that you have to find them! Below is a great list of verified scholarships to get you started on your search. Several things to keep in mind are deadlines, criteria, and discretion. Firstly, make sure you submit your application before the scholarship deadline. Secondly, make sure you meet the criteria of the scholarship (or are very close to it). And lastly, make sure that you use discretion when searching for scholarships. Do not pay for a list of scholarships or give money in order to be entered to win a scholarship. If something looks like a scam, it probably is!

As always, if you have any questions throughout the process, please contact the Financial Aid at financialaid@jchs.edu and we would be happy to help you!

Outside Scholarship Opportunities


AAUW Roanoke Valley Women's Scholarship
Deadline: March 10, 2017 (Incomplete Applications will not be considered)
Amount Awarded: $1,000 - $2,000

AAUW Smith Mountain (VA) Branch Women's Scholarship
Deadline: April 15, 2017
Award Amount: $2,000

A Place for Mom Senior Care Innovation Scholarship
Deadline: April 15, 2017
Award Amount: $1,000

Army Medicine Scholarships
Deadline: Varies
Amount Awarded: Varies

Bedford Community Health Foundation Scholarships
Deadline: June 1, 2017
Award Amount: Varies by Scholarship

Bedford Professional Women's Virginia Ruff Scholarship
Deadline: June 30, 2017
Amount Awarded: $1,000

Carilion Clinic's Scholarship Opportunities
Deadline: March 15, 2017
Amount Awarded: Varies by scholarship.

Executive Women International Scholarships
Deadline: Varies by local Chapter
Amount Awarded: Varies by Scholarship

Foundation for Roanoke Valley
Deadline: February 24, 2017 for applications, March 3, 2017 for third party documentation
Amount Awarded: Varies

Gallagher Student Health Careers Scholarship
Deadline: May 5, 2017
Award Amount: $7,500

GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program
Deadline: January 4, 2018
Award Amount: $10,000

Health Focus of Southwest Virginia
Deadline: May 15, 2017 (Applications must be postmarked by deadline. No Exceptions.)
Amount Awarded: Varies

J. T. Minnie Maude Charitable Trust Foundation
Deadline: April 4, 2017
Amount Awarded: Varies

Kitas and Lutsko Family Foundation Scholarship
Deadline: March 31, 2017 (No Exceptions)
Award Amount: Varies

Lettie Pate Whitehead Scholarship
Deadline:June 2, 2017
Amount Awarded: Varies

Margaret R. Baker Charitable Foundation Scholarship
Deadline: May 15, 2017
Amount Awarded: $750

Mary Blackwell Barnes Memorial Scholarship
Deadline: May 31, 2017
Award Amount: Varies

Mary Marshall Nursing Scholarship Program
Deadline: From May 1 to June 30 every year, applications and guidelines are available online.
Amount Awarded: Varies

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs)
Deadline: Varies
Award Amounts: Vary

National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Scholarship Program
Deadline: April 27, 2017 @ 7:30pm
Amount Awarded: Tuition, fees, other educational costs, and provides a living stipend

National Institute of Health Undergraduate Scholarship Program
Deadline: March 14, 2017
Amount Awarded: up to $20,000*

NAVPA Scholarship Program
Deadline: January 13, 2017
Amount Awarded: $500

Navy Medicine Scholarships
Deadline: Varies
Amount Awarded: Varies

Nurse Corps Scholarship Program
Deadline: May 11, 2017
Amount Awarded: Tuition, eligible fees, other educational costs, and provides a living stipend

Patient Advocate Foundation Academic Scholarship
Deadline: February 25, 2017
Amount Awarded: $3,000 annually up to four consecutive years

Petkey Scholarship
Deadline: July 22
Amount Awarded: $500

Roanoke Valley Academy of Medicine Alliance Foundation (RAMA)
Deadline: Applications must be postmarked by April 25, 2017 (No Exceptions)
Amount Awarded: Varies

Tobacco Region Forgivable Loan Program
Deadline: Applications are available from April 10, 2017 to May 12, 2017.
Deadline for Supporting Documents: May 26, 2017.
Amount Awarded: $90 per credit hour

Virginia Counsel on Women STEM Scholarship
Deadline: February 20, 2017
Award Amount: $5,000


Please note: Deadlines for the 2016-2017 award year have passed.

Kids' Chance Scholarship
Deadline: May 1, 2016
Amount Awarded: Varies

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