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.