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Outside Scholarships

*Scholarship Disclaimer* 

Montgomery College publicizes information from various businesses, foundations, and civic organizations about scholarships they offer to students. The College is not affiliated with these groups and does not endorse their products or services.  Never pay a fee to apply for a scholarship. The links are active at the time the information was received.  If you find a link not working, please try to search by the name of the scholarship and also alert our office. 

  •  United Negro College Fund (UNCF)-  Provides information on how students can register to determine if they qualify for any of the more than 400 scholarships, internship and fellowship programs that UNCF offers. All students of color, including Hispanic, Asian and Native American students can apply.  For additional information visit: (then select “for students” and “scholarships” create a user name and password and start the registration process).

  • 2016 John C. Flood Scholarship- - Application Deadline December 1, 2016
    • This scholarship is open to students enrolled in a college or university for the 2016-2017 school year. All submissions must be received by the deadline of December 1, 2016.
      • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent U.S. Resident
      • Must be enrolled (or accepted) in an accredited college or university and planning on continuing the next semester

  • University Tutor's Scholarship Contest- Application Deadline August 31, 2016
    • University Tutor holds a monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest where students write a short essay in response to a monthly prompt. The submitted essays are reviewed by University Tutor staff at the end of the month and one winner is chosen to receive the $1,000 college scholarship. Interested students can enter the contest here:

  • Blue Kangaroo Community Activist Scholarship-  Scholarship Entry Deadline:December 31, 2016
    • Blue Kangaroo is proud to offer a scholarship award to students who exemplify the spirit and values of helping others in their local community. Recipients will be selected based on their ability to bring people together through collaboration and creativity. For a chance to receive our $1,000 scholarship, tell us how you are taking action, inspiring others, and making an impact on your community.
    • Requirements:
      1. Enrollment in a Fall 2017 undergraduate program at an accredited university
      2. GPA of 3.0 or higher at your current school
      3. Participation in a community project or program
      4. Essay describing your accomplishments in helping your community through activism (~500 words)
      5. Photos or a video of your initiative
      6. Letter of recommendation from a professor or community activist board member

  • 2017 Healthcare Leaders Scholarship- Recurring Annual Nursing & Healthcare Scholarship ($1000 Award)- Deadline January 29, 2017
    • Requirements
      • The Healthcare Leaders Scholarship is offered to students entering or currently pursuing an educational program related to nursing or medicine. Students must be at least 17 years of age and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
      • All applicants must submit a 600 to 1,000-word essay explaining what they hope to accomplish during their career in the medical field and how the scholarship would fulfill those goals. Recommended topics are included in the Personal Essay section.
      • All applications must be received by January 29th, 2017. Finalists will be notified in December and must provide proof of enrollment and GPA (letters of acceptance, transcripts, etc.) before the scholarship recipient is selected.

  • The Future of Video Surveillance Scholarship- - Scholarship Deadline- September 1, 2016

    • Eligibility:
      • To apply for the scholarship, the applicant must be a student currently enrolled at a 2-year or 4-year college or university, recognized by the Department of Education in the United States.
      • Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors are eligible.
      • Applicant must have a cumulative college grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale and be enrolled full-time at an accredited 2-year or 4-year college or university in the United States for Fall 2016.
      • Applicant must use the scholarship toward undergraduate program (i.e. graduate programs not eligible).
      • Applicant must be studying or planning to study the fields of criminal justice or IT.
      • If the applicant or the applicant’s parent/legal guardian is employed by Eyewitness Surveillance at the time of award, the student is not eligible for the scholarship. Eligibility of finalists will be verified before winners are selected.

  • 2016 Veteran Benefits Scholarship- December 31, 2016
    • Veterans Benefits Scholarship: Three $2,000 scholarships available to students enrolled in an associate's degree, bachelor's degree or graduate level program at an accredited 2-year college or 4-year university.
    • Each eligible student will submit a 500-750 word essay on the following essay topic:   Give an example of one veterans benefit and explain how it helps senior veterans. Then propose your own benefit to help senior veterans.  

  • Bottar Leone Scholarship- - Deadline: December 1, 2016 for spring 2017

    • Applicant Eligibility The Bottar Leone Scholarship is offered nationwide to United States citizens that meet the following criteria:
      • high school graduate;
      • in academic “good standing” with a high school grade point average (GPA) of 3.0+ on a 4-point scale (or equivalent);
      • enrolled full-time at an accredited two-year or four-year university or community college in the United States;
      • documented physical or learning disability (students with ADD/ADHD alone are not eligible); and
      • demonstrated financial need.

  •   Auger & Auger Disabled Scholar Award - Deadline: November 30, 2016 for spring 2017

    • Applicant Requirements
      • Applicants must be either a current graduating high school senior with acceptance to an accredited school or an undergraduate student at an accredited institution within the United States.
      • Applicants must have a minimum 2.8 GPA.
      • Applicants must submit an unofficial copy of their transcript.

  • ACLS Medical Training Scholarship Program- - Deadline: December 31, 2016    
    • Who is Eligible?
      • Any high school senior or college student is eligible to apply. Preference to those currently enrolled in a nationally accredited
      • Must not be an employee of or immediately related to any employee of ACLS Medical Training

  • CIC Wealth for Financial Excellence Scholarship (2016) - - Deadline: October 31, 2016
    • Eligibility:
      1. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident of the United States.
      2. Applicant must be at least 18 years old.
      3. Applicant must have a current GPA of 3.0 or above and be enrolled in any field of study.
      4. Applicant must be attending or planning to attend a community college, college, or university in the spring semester of 2017.
      5. Submissions must be received no later than October 31, 2016 and a winner will be chosen and notified by November 30, 2016.

  • Monumental Markets Healthy Eating Scholarship (2016)- - Deadline: October 31, 2016
    • Requirements:
      • Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.
      • Must be enrolled in any field of study in a two-year or four-year collegiate program.
      • Must submit a 500-word minimum essay addressing the following:
            • The obesity epidemic affects more Americans than ever before. At Monumental Markets, we seek to promote healthy alternatives to ‘junk food’ and unhealthy snacks. Describe how an employer can encourage their employees to make healthier choices.
              • Please submit your essay, transcript, name, address, phone number, and email address to the following email:
              • Please send any questions to:
              • Scholarship applications must be received by October 31, 2016.
              • No extensions will be granted.

          •  Furnace Record Pressing Music to our Ears Scholarship- - Deadline: October 31, 2016
            • Eligibility:
              • Currently enrolled at an accredited high school, college, or university in the U.S. Must be enrolled as either an undergraduate or in the final year of high school Must be age 17 or older Non-degree and undergraduate level in any fields of study may apply

          • National Garage Door Atlanta Asthma and Allergy Scholarship- - Deadline:  December 15, 2016
            • Eligibility:
              • You have been diagnosed with asthma or suffer from any type of allergy
              • You have been accepted to, or are currently enrolled in, an accredited undergraduate or graduate program at a college or university in the United States
              • You carry a minimum 3.0 GPA

          • Maryland Tour Guide Scholarship- December 31, 2016
            • Qualifications:
              • Applicants must be currently enrolled at or planning to attend a four-year university, graduate program, community college, or trade school located in the continental United States. Upon notification, winner(s) must supply a current proof of enrollment or letter of acceptance.

          • 2016 Future of Assisted Living Scholarship- - Deadline: December 31, 2016
            • The annual scholarship award is for three (3) students enrolled in an associate's degree, bachelor's degree or graduate level program at an accredited 2-year college or 4-year university during the 2016-2017 academic year.
              • The following are ineligible to apply:
                • Employees of, A Place for Mom, Inc., or A Place for Mom Canada, Inc.
                • An immediate family (spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) of an employee of, A Place for Mom, Inc., or A Place for Mom Canada, Inc.
                • A person living in the same household, whether or not related, of an employee of, A Place for Mom, Inc., or A Place for Mom Canada, Inc.

          • APIASF General- Scholarship Deadline: January 11, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST
            • The APIASF General Scholarship is open to Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) high school and college students who will be enrolling or are currently enrolled in a U.S. accredited college or university as a degree-seeking undergraduate student in the upcoming academic year. There are multiple scholarship opportunities that vary in award amount, number of years, field of study, location, and more. For high school seniors, current college students, and students with GED entering college in Fall 2017.
              Application Opens: September 1, 2016
              Additional Information:

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          Popular Grants and Scholarships In Brief 



          Academic Potential Grant/Scholarship

          In order to qualify for this grant/scholarship, you must be an incoming graduating high school senior from a public Montgomery County high school.

          You also must be nominated from your school. One student (usually a student with the highest GPA choosing to come to Montgomery College) is selected from every public high school in Montgomery County to receive this scholarship.

          The grant includes money for tuition and fees for one year of full-time study (two semesters), but does not cover books and/or supplies.

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          Academic Specialty Scholarship 

          The BOT scholarship is available to graduating high school seniors who will be entering one of our twenty six (26) degree programs.

          You must complete a separate application for this scholarship and submit it the appropriate official at the high school in which you are currently enrolled to receive the nomination. Please contact James Roye at (240) 567-4362 or for more information.

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          Board of Trustees (BOT) Grant(s)

          Need-Based: Board of Trustees (BOT) grants are administered by Montgomery College. In order to qualify, you must be a Montgomery County resident and maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least a 2.0.

          You must have financial need to receive this grant. The maximum amount of need-based BOT grant you can receive each year varies. (The average maximum award in 2013-2014 is $1,000.) This grant can not be used to pay for fees and cannot be used to qualify for a book credit.

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          Federal Supplemental Opportunity Grants

          A Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) does not have to be repaid. The program is designed for undergraduate students with exceptional financial need.

          Priority is given to those students who receive a Pell Grant and have the lowest EFC's (Expected Family Contribution). The amount of grant available to students is determined by the amount of federal funding given to the school for the academic year.

          Awards at Montgomery College generally range from $200 to $1,000 per school year.

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          Foundation Scholarships

          Many organizations and businesses offer scholarships to Montgomery College students through the Montgomery College Foundation Scholarship Program. These are available for students in a variety of fields, and requirements may vary. Applications for fall are available in the spring.

          Applicants are also encouraged to complete the FAFSA so that financial need can be determined, since some scholarships require financial need. You are eligible to apply for a scholarship if your cumulative grade point average is 3.0, you enroll for at least six (6) credit hours per semester, and you are a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen.

          Recipients of a Foundation scholarship award must agree to the following conditions: 1) send a letter of thanks to the scholarship sponsor; 2) send a copy of the thank you letter to the Financial Aid Office; 3) sign an agreement to attend a meeting with the sponsor club or business, if requested.

          Scholarship recipients are also invited to participate in a reception sponsored by the College to thank and promote the scholarship program.

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          Pell Grant

          Federal Pell Grants do not have to be repaid. They are awarded only to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor degree (in the United States or abroad). In order to receive a Pell Grant, you must have demonstrated financial need.

          You may receive a Pell Grant if you are enrolled in a degree or an eligible certificate program and are taking at least one (1) credit. You may not be eligible for a Pell Grant if you are below half time enrollment (under six (6) credit hours). Please check with the Financial Aid Office to confirm your individual eligibility.

          The maximum amount of Pell Grant you can receive each year is determined by the amount of funding Congress allocates to the program each year. For the 2013 - 2014 school year, if you are eligible, you may receive up to $5,645 as a full time student. The grant is applied first to tuition and fees. Any remaining Pell funds over and above the amount you owe the college may be distributed to you for your school related expenses.

          Please note: If you register for any classes after the 100% refund period at Montgomery College, you will not be eligible for additional Pell Grant for those classes.

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