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External Scholarship Sources

Many opportunities exist to receive additional funding through outside scholarships. These can be found at the city and state level, but also often in your own local community. We urge you to actively seek out scholarship options that may be available to you and apply to as many are applicable to your individual needs and circumstances. Below are just some of the hundreds of sources available.


  • Education Training Voucher (ETV) Program
  • Environmental Consortium of Colleges and Universities
  • McKelvey Scholarship (McKelvey Foundation)
  • OCA-UPS Gold Mountain Scholarship (Organization of Chinese Americans)
  • Scholarship Quest Helper
  • The Sallie Mae Fund’s Bridging the Dream Scholarship Program
    In partnership with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, The Sallie Mae Fund’s Bridging the Dream Scholarship Program helps increase access and completion of higher education among students of color and those from underserved communities. The Bridging the Dream Scholarships are available to minority students and those from marginalized or underserved communities, including Black, Hispanic, Pacific Islander, Indigenous, LGBTQ+, low-income, first-generation, and students from rural communities, among others. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents and Pell Grant-eligible.

    • The Bridging the Dream Scholarship for High School Seniors
      In 2021, The Sallie Mae Fund will award (25) $10,000 scholarships to high school seniors who plan to enroll in a two- or four-year degree professional certificate, or vocational training program. Seniors who excel inside and outside of the classroom and demonstrate financial need can apply now through March 8 at
    • The Completing the Dream Scholarship
      In 2021, The Sallie Mae Fund will award (260) gap scholarships worth up to $2,500 to minority students and those from underserved communities who are on track to graduate but are at-risk of not completing due to financial emergency or unpaid school bill. Students can apply for the Completing the Dream Scholarship now through March 8 at official scholarship rules, visit

Search Engines:

  • Catholic College Admission Association
  • CollegeNET
  • fastweb
  • Hispanic Scholarship Fund
  • New York State Higher Education Services Corporation
  • SallieMae College Answer Scholarship Search
  • WiredScholar Free Scholarship Search

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