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Outside Scholarships

Outside scholarships are scholarships for which the University of Montevallo does not provide funding and is not involved in the application or recipient selection process. Students are encouraged to pursue as many outside scholarship opportunities as possible. Although UM does not limit outside scholarships by number or amount, scholarships received may affect the amount of federal financial aid which students are eligible to receive. Students receiving funds from outside sources must report the source and amount to the Office of Student Financial Services.

Scholarship Safety Tips

  • Never pay application fees or “entry fees” for scholarships. Similarly, do not pay for scholarship searches or “finder’s fees” for scholarships. Many online scholarship databases provide their resources for free.
  • Never give your information to any scholarship that “guarantees” you’ll win.
  • Beware of notification letters or awards from scholarships you’ve never entered.
  • Beware of unusual requests for personal identification or information. Do not disclose bank account numbers, social security card numbers, or credit card numbers to unknown parties.

Below is a list of some outside scholarship opportunities that may be of interest to University of Montevallo students. Please note that application deadlines may vary; it is important to review each website for deadlines. The University of Montevallo does not endorse any of these entities. This is simply a source of information. Students must be certain to read and understand any application that requires a signature.


  • Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program

    Abbott and Fenner Business Consultants are pleased to be able to continue with their scholarship program. Applicants must submit an essay on the topic that appears on the website.

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  • AES Engineering Solutions Scholarship

    AES Engineering will be awarding scholarships based on essays submitted by students. The scholarships are open to students from all fields of study.

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  • Alabama CollegeCounts Scholarship

    On behalf of the CollegeCounts Board of Directors, Alabama State Treasurer Young Boozer is introducing the CollegeCounts Scholarship Awards of $4,000 for four-year colleges and $2,000 for two-year colleges. Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible: a high school senior or first-time college freshman beginning in fall 2013, a U.S. citizen and Alabama resident, enrolled or planning to enroll in an Alabama eligible educational institution, a minimum GPA of 2.75, an ACT score of 26 or below (applicants attending a two-year school will not be required to submit ACT scores), and demonstrate financial need.

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  • Alabama National Guard

    The Alabama National Guard offers benefits like 100% tuition assistance, nearly $20,000 over four years; the Montgomery G.I. Bill; Army National Guard Kicker; National Guard Scholarships that can pay up to $10,000 a year plus a $1,200 book allowance; and student loan repayment programs. It’s a great way to pay for college and put cash in your pocket. We can even help you get your GED.

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  • Army ROTC

    Army ROTC scholarship are available to college-bound high school student or students already attending a college or university. Scholarships are awarded based on a student’s merit and grades, not financial need.

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  • Campus Discovery

    Campus Discovery offers a scholarship for college students who complete an online survey about their college experience.

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  • Career Step Scholarships

    Career Step is offering 3 annual scholarships. Each scholarship aims to help high school seniors, single mothers and military service members and spouses. The scholarships will aid students in the cost of tuition and books. To apply, submit a 800-1000 word essay or video about a topic listed on Career Step’s scholarship website.

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  • Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Scholarship

    Naagtag is proud to offer a $1500 annual scholarship to raise Cystic Fibrosis Awareness. The scholarship will assist students with the cost of tuition, books or other school fees. To apply student must write a 500-800 word essay on one of three Cystic Fibrosis related topics.

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  • Gail Hurst Scholarship

    Parents and Children Together (PACT) is accepting applications for the Gail Hurst Scholarship, established in honor of PACT’s founder.

    Eligible recipient must be:

    A Morgan County, Ala., resident (permanent residency, not school residency); junior or higher at an accredited college or university (may include graduate students) enrolled in a human service major (social work, education, counseling, political science, etc.)

    Eligible recipient must provide:

    A copy of student’s transcript to prove good standing with the school and a 200 word essay describing how student would incorporate or apply information regarding child abuse prevention in their professional pursuits. Applications are available at the PACT office, 245 B Jackson Street SE, Decatur, Ala., or they can be emailed to students.

    Contact Susan Roberts, Executive Director at 256-355-7252 or

  • Government Finance Officers Association of Alabama (GFOAA)

    The Government Finance Officers Association of Alabama (GFOAA) is accepting scholarship applications from accounting and finance majors.  The award amount is $3,000 per academic year — $1500 paid after fall and/or spring semester. Deadline to submit application is December 15th.

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  • is offering a $1500 annual scholarship to help students consider their aspirations, and ease the burden of the costs of higher education.  Students who are interested in applying and maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA are expected to either write an 800 word essay, or create a YouTube video on where they see themselves in 10 years.

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  • J. Craig and Page T. Smith Scholarship

    Open to Alabama high school seniors with documented community activities or assistance to family members. Special consideration is given to first-generation college students.

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  • J. L. Bedsole Scholarship Foundation

    Applicant must be graduating from a high school in Mobile County, Baldwin County Clarke County, Monroe County, Washington County, or Sweet Water High School in Marengo County.

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  • is offering a $10,000 annual scholarship ($5,000 per spring and fall semesters) to help college students maintain great credit scores. Students interested in applying for the scholarship are required to write an essay of 800 words about what a credit score means to them, impacts their financial future, and how they plan to develop a great credit score during their college years.

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  • Linly Heflin Unit Scholarship

    Scholarships are restricted to Alabama women who are U.S. citizens. Scholarship recipients must attend a four year Alabama college accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. A minimum ACT score of 23 is required.

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  • LogoMaker Scholarship

    LogoMaker is proud to announce their scholarship program for U.S. students enrolled in undergraduate studies. They will be offering a $2,500 annual scholarship to help students pay for tuition, books and other academic fees. To apply, write a 500-700 word essay on the impact of art and design in commerce. Include a page long bio. Deadline is July 31st.

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  • is pleased to offer scholarships in support of disability awareness. Every year, a prospective or current college student will be selected to receive a $1,000 scholarship to help with the costs associated with attending school. Applicants should submit an essay between 500 and 1000 words about how they or someone they knew overcame disability to do something great. This year’s potential award winners will be judged by the editorial staff of Applications for this scholarship period will close one month prior to the announcement date. Applications are welcome and accepted from anybody who meets the application requirements. Whether or not you have a disability, we would love to review your application, as the scholarship is not restricted – only meant to bring awareness.

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  • Off to College Scholarship Sweepstakes

    Students can win a $500 scholarship for education expenses at a 2 or 4 year public or private college/university located in the U.S.

    A total of 30 individual $500 scholarships will be awarded for education expenses. Two winners will be randomly chosen every two weeks throughout the sweepstakes period. Entrants can be either: High school seniors planning to attend college in the fall of 2015, or current college students continuing undergraduate studies in the fall of 2015

    Two winners are chosen every two weeks from Oct. 31, 2014 – May 15, 2015.

    Registration begins Sept. 15th and the first drawing is held on Oct. 31st.

    One entry per sweepstakes drawing, but students can register during each sweepstakes drawing period. Eligible colleges include 2 and 4 year public and private institutions. Checks made payable to winner’s college of attendance.

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  • P.E.O Program for Continuing Education

    Is a Grant program providing financial assistance to women whose education has been interrupted and who find it necessary to return to school to support themselves and/or their families. Students must demonstrate a need for financial assistance with their educational expenses in order to improve or gain skills needed for employment.

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  • Rocky Mountain Mattress

    Rocky Mountain Mattress is offering an annual $1,000.00 scholarship as a prize to the winner of the Mark A. Forester essay contest.

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  • Rural Students Scholarship Essay Contest

    $500 scholarship sponsored by Blaze Wifi. Open to all high school seniors and current full-time college students in the USA. Offering this scholarship specifically to promote digital literacy and higher education in underdeveloped and potentially at-risk rural areas of the United States.

    Application Deadline; May 30, 2014.

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  • is offering a $1,000 scholarship to help students pursuing a professional degree cover the costs of tuition. Students interested in applying for the scholarship are required to write two 500 – 700 word essays explaining how an injury attorney can make a difference and an act of service performed in the last 3 weeks that has changed the student’s life.

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  • is offering a $4,000 annual scholarship to help students achieve their educational goals. To apply students must maintain a 3.0 GPA and submit an 800-1200 word essay illustrating how upcoming communication technology will improve communication and healthcare for patients.

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  • Southeast Alabama Community Foundation Scholarships

    Through its scholarship funds, the Southeast Alabama Community Foundation assists area students attain their academic goals by offsetting their postsecondary educational expenses. Though the forms are available year-round, the annual application deadline is April 1 for funds awarded each September. Must be from Dale, Geneva, Coffee, Henry or Houston counties to apply.

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  • Spokeo Annual Top 50 Scholarships

    Spokeo Annual Top 50 Scholarships has compiled 50 of the best scholarships available for undergraduates. They make it easy for you to go through 50 leading scholarships to see what deadlines are coming up and the amounts – all on one no cost, easily navigable page. The page is regularly updated with new and upcoming outside and external scholarships, so check it often.

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  • Streamline Refinance

    Streamline Refinance is pleased to offer scholarships for students who are currently enrolled in finance, economics or investment related fields and who are pursuing advanced education in these particular areas. Qualified applicants are welcome to submit an essay of 500-1000 words which describes what they hope to accomplish during their career in the finance, economics or investment fields. Applications will be read and judged by the editors of Streamline Refinance. The deadline for applications is exactly one month prior to the award date.

    Applications are welcome from anybody who meets the application requirements. If you are a currently enrolled student in finance, economics, or an investment related program, we invite you to apply for this scholarship.

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  • Vacation Roost Scholarships – Interactive Marketing Scholarships

    Interactive Marketing Scholarship is designed to encourage and promote creative marketing in relation to online business. A $2,500 scholarship award is made twice a year, once in August and January. The August award deadline is June 1st and the January award deadline is November 1st.

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  • Varsity Tutors Monthly Scholarship

    Varsity Tutors offers a monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest to students who write the best essay in response to a monthly prompt. Visitors to the Varsity Tutors scholarship webpage will be able to vote via social media for submitted entries. The top five entries with the most votes will be reviewed by Varsity Tutors, and one winner will be chosen who will receive a $1,000 college scholarship.

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