Outside Scholarships

Outside scholarships are any scholarships a student may apply to or receive that are not directly from Thomas Edison State College.

2014-2015 Scholarship Award Year

Applications are now being accepted for the General Award Cycle of the 2014-2015 Scholarship Award Year.

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If you have questions about our scholarships, please email the Scholarship Committee.

Please check the many scholarships listed on our Outside Scholarships page, including the sfex site for Military/Family Members scholarship opportunities.



Military Community Scholarships & FA Explorer


 provides military service members and their families and other eligible civilians within the Military Community, as well as Education Services Officers, Academic Counselors, and support staff within the military education community with a powerful web-based tool for identifying and exploring Scholarships and Financial Aid options in an un-biased, standardized, and comprehensive manner.  Visit SFeX.

180 Medical Scholarships


180 Medical is honored to have a scholarship program to help those with spinal cord injuries, spina bifida, transverse myelitis, and/or a neurogenic bladder.

Students attending a two-year, four-year, or graduate school program full time in the fall are eligible to apply. Applicants must be under a physician's care for a spinal cord injury, spina bifida, transverse myelitis, or neurogenic bladder.

Scholarship Award
Five $1,000 college scholarships

The scholarship runs from January 1 to June 1.

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ACLS Medical Training Scholarship - 2014


ACLS MedicalTraining.com is offering a $1,000 scholarship to college students in a qualifying medical program.

Application deadline: December 31, 2014

Rules, Regulations, and Application: Download here

American Association of University Women Scholarship


The AAUW Medford New Jersey Branch Scholarship Committee will award a $1,000 Annual Scholarship for a non-traditional female college student in May 2014. The scholarship is intended to help ease the burden of college expenses for the recipient.

To Apply, view the scholarship’s application, eligibility and submission requirements at AAUW Scholarship.

Submission deadline: March 31, 2014

Award date: May 2014

ATTSavings.com Internet and Education Scholarship - 2014


ATTSavings.com offers a $1,000.00 scholarship twice a year (January and June) in the area of students' use of technology to enhance their educational experiences. Available to current and prospective students.

Application deadline: June 22, 2014

Rules, Regulations, and Application: Download here

Boomer Benefits Scholarship - 2014


At Boomer Benefits, our mission is to help older Americans with securing suitable health insurance as they prepare to enter a new phase in their lives. Since we work with many people of the baby boom generation, we wish to recognize and empower Baby Boomers who have returned to school later in life to better themselves, advance their current career path or pursue a new career. We are especially interested in helping a mature student who has demonstrated a willingness to give back to their community via service to older Americans and the elderly.

Award Amount:  $1,000

Application deadline:  August 15, 2014

Rules, Regulations, and Application:  Download here

Bridgat Scholarships - 2014


The Bridgat Scholarship Program is administrated by Bridgat Technology Limited, a private company headquartered in Hong Kong. As totally merit-based funds, Bridgat Scholarships are awarded to full-time undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled at a U.S. accredited institution.

The Bridgat Graduate Scholarship is open to graduate students who are pursuing an advanced degree (either Masters or Doctoral) in any subject at an accredited institution in the United States. One individual will be designated each year and awarded a one-time scholarship of $6,500 to support his or her full-time graduate study.

The Bridgat Undergraduate Scholarship is for undergraduate students who are now studying in the U.S., regardless of nationality. Three individuals will be designated each year and awarded a one-time scholarship of $4,500.

Application period: Opens October 1, 2014 and closes December 31, 2014

Rules, Regulations, and Application: Download here

Buildium Build U Scholarship - 2014


Buildium's Build U. Scholarship awards one $2,000 prize each semester to the Product Design, Interaction Design, Engineering, or Computer Science student who best explains how having a shared set of beliefs is important for building a great company.

Application deadline: April 1 and October 1, 2014

Rules, Regulations, and Application: Download here

CampusRN Scholarships - Annual


CampusRN’s nationwide scholarship program is the most comprehensive of its kind for nursing programs and nursing students because it features scholarship winners from six different regions across the country in which CampusRN has launched state edition sites.  CampusRN will award six $2500 scholarships to a needy and deserving nursing student in each region.  Thomas Edison State College is registered with CampusRN for scholarship purposes.

Application deadline: May 1st each year

Download the Rules, Regulations, and Application.

Cash Store Scholarship


Cash Store, a financial services company located in Irving, Texas, and in partnership with Scholarship America, is offering five $1,000 scholarships for students who are continuing their education. Enrollment for the scholarship will begin on April 1, 2014 and close on May 1, 2014.

To Apply, view the scholarship’s application, eligibility and submission requirements at Cash Store Scholarship.

Application Period:  April 1 – May 1, 2014

Submission deadline: May 1, 2014

Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation


The Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation’s mission is to provide college scholarships and educational counseling to military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty.  We bridge the gap between existing sources of grants and scholarships and the total cost of college.

Visit Fallen Patriots for more information.

Cliffside Malibu Scholarships - 2014


Cliffside Malibu, an addiction treatment center, offers a numbers of scholarships in different areas of interest. The scholarship list is updated periodically with new deadlines.

Application deadline: Next deadline is April 15, 2014

Rules, Regulations, and Application: Download here

College Affordability for Minority Students Guide


This is a guide to scholarships, grants, and financial aid for minority students attending college. A list of scholarships is included.

Access the Guide

CollegeClasses.com 2014 Scholarships


CollegeClasses.com is pleased to announce its yearly scholarship award program for 2014. Students who are currently enrolled or applying for enrollment in a degree program at an accredited college or university may apply.   Applications may be submitted between January 15, 2014 and May 1, 2014.

To Apply, view the scholarship’s application, eligibility and submission requirements at CollegeClasses.com Scholarships.

Application Period:  January 15 – May 1, 2014

Submission deadline: May 1, 2014

Digitcert.com Internet Security Scholarship


The Digitcert.com Internet Security Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship being awarded to currently enrolled college/university students who write a 400-600 word essay on internet security and post it on their blog or website.

Application deadline: July 1, 2014

Award date: After July 15, 2014

Download Rules, Regulations and Application.

DOMO Scholarship For Business Management


Amount of Award: Two (2) $2,500 Scholarships

Deadline: 2013 - 2014 academic school year

General, Business, Business Management, Analytics


Drive to Learn Scholarship


The Shift Insurance Company of California will award a $1,000 Scholarship to full-time, undergraduate or graduate students whose essay tells of an important learning experience while on the road.

To Apply, view the scholarship’s application, eligibility and submission requirements at Drive To Learn Scholarship.

Submission deadline: March 1, 2014

Engineering Scholarships


Visit EngineeringDegree.com, an online resource of over 19,000 engineering scholarships at more than 1,900 schools.

GetEducated.com Distance Learning Scholarship


Twice a year, the Get Educated online college grant fund awards $1,000 distance learning scholarships to students attending accredited online university degree programs.

This online degree financial aid program is funded and maintained by the distance learning experts at GetEducated.com as a part of our mission to help cut the cost of online college.

Better still, this is a real scholarship program. Awards are based on both merit and financial aid need. You can use your free grant money to attend any accredited online school of your choice.

Past Get Educated distance learning scholarship award winners have attended the University of Wisconsin Platteville, Duquesne University Online, Troy University Ecampus, the Nova Southeastern University online doctorate program, and the masters degree programs at Dakota State University Online.

Eligibility Requirements:
Must be a U.S. citizen enrolled in an accredited online degree program located in the USA with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0

To Apply:

  • Download an official application
  • Write a 500-word essay: "What an Online College Degree Means to Me"
  • Attach a copy of your most recent grade transcript
  • Attach a copy of your most recent FAFSA (or your 1040 tax return)
  • Mail everything back to us at the address on the application

Deadline for Receipt: October 15 or March 15

Click here for more information

Goedeker’s College Scholarship - 2014


Goedeker’s is a St. Louis-based, family-oriented company dedicated to excellence in service, convenience in shopping, and offering quality products at affordable prices.

The Goedeker’s College Scholarship is a $500 schol­ar­ship and two $100 scholarships to any under­grad­u­ate or grad­u­ate stu­dent. 

Application deadline: July 31, 2014

Award date: August 11-13, 2014

Rules, Regulations, and Application:  Download here

Grasshopper Entrepreneur Scholarship - 2014


Founded by two entrepreneurs, Grasshopper has been making it easier to start and grow a small business since 2003. The $5,000 Grasshopper Entrepreneur Scholarship is designed to help young entrepreneurs afford the rising cost of education and help them along the road to entrepreneurship.

Application deadline: April 30, 2014

Award date: May 31, 2014

Rules, Regulations, and Application:  Download here

The Kaplan Group Annual Scholarship - 2014


The Kaplan Group Annual Scholarship is a $1,000 schol­ar­ship to any under­grad­u­ate or grad­u­ate stu­dent pur­su­ing a busi­ness or law-oriented degree program.

Application deadline: July 27, 2014

Award date: August 11, 2014

Rules, Regulations, and Application:  Download here

Lexington Law Scholarship Award


Lexington Law, the trusted leader in helping people repair their credit reports, is offering this scholarship to students in the United States who write an essay about what a credit score means to them, how they think they will use it in the future, and how they will maintain a good credit score during their college years. Lexington Law believes it is never too early to start thinking about your credit score and your credit report. Two gifts totaling $10,000 will be awarded annually. Each semester (spring and fall) one recipient will receive a $5,000 scholarship to the institution of their choice. Recipients are only eligible to receive the scholarship one time during their lifetime.

Application deadline: August 31, 2014

Rules, Regulations, and Application:  Download here

Look Twice, Save a Life Scholarship


InsuranceProviders.com is proud to introduce a new scholarship promoting motorcycle safety among students. The Look Twice, Save A Life Scholarship of $1,000 is awarded to any student who is currently attending or planning to attend college or some form of higher education. The scholarship will be awarded on an annual basis for the Spring semester.

To Apply, view the scholarship eligibility and submission requirements at Look Twice, Save A Life Scholarship.

Submission deadline: Annually by December 1

LowVARates.com Military Scholarship - 2014


LowVARates.com presents a semiannual $1,250 college scholarship to a deserving military student. The money will come in two increments during the fall and winter semesters of each year. Military students currently enrolled in college and children with a mother or father serving in any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces are eligible to apply for the college scholarship.

Application deadline: July 4, 2014

Rules, Regulations, and Application:  Download here

Mark A. Forester Scholarship - 2014


Senior Airman, Mark A. Forester was killed September 29th, 2010 in Afghanistan while risking his life to save a fallen comrade. Rocky Mountain Mattress Company proudly contributes to The Mark Forester Foundation scholarship fund and is now holding an essay contest; the contest winner will receive a $1000 scholarship in the name of The Mark Forester Foundation.

Application deadline: July 31, 2014

Rules, Regulations, and Application:  Download here

NJACD Memorial Conservation Scholarship - 2014


The NJACD Scholarship is a $1,500.00 scholarship established by the New Jersey Association of Conservation Districts Memorial Conservation Scholarship Fund as a continuing memorial to those recognized and honored through monetary contribution for their dedicated service to the conservation of our natural resources. This scholarship is granted to encourage and support qualified students to pursue a career in a field related to the conservation and management of natural resources.

Application deadline: April 15, 2014

Rules, Regulations, and Application: Download here

Olshan Healthy Home Scholarship - 2014


Olshan Foundation Solutions, a leader in the foundation repair industry, is offering the Olshan Healthy Home Scholarship to qualifying candidates. The scholarship, for the sum of $1,000, is open to students pursuing a degree from an accredited University. The scholarship is granted for a year at a time, but winners may reapply on an annual basis.

Currently, the Healthy Home Scholarship is open to applicants for the 2014 Fall Semester. Applications are due on August 15, 2014. A winner will be announced on September 1, 2014.

Application deadline: August 15, 2014

Award date: September 1, 2014

Rules, Regulations, and Application:  Download here

Psychology Scholarships


Visit psychologydegreeonline.net, an online resource of over 7,000 psychology scholarships at more than 1,800 schools.

Public Health Scholarship Guide


Visit Public Health Online to view a no-cost, non-commercial, scholarship and financial aid guide for students seeking out degrees in Public Health and other Healthcare specialties.

Smile for the Future Annual Scholarship


The Smile for the Future scholarship is an annual award that will be provided to students pursuing a career in medicine or other healthcare related field such as dentistry. This award, sponsored and funded by Los Angeles dentist Dr. Shervin M. Louie, will be bestowed to a student based on the quality of their essay.

Application deadline: February 15, 2015

Rules, Regulations, and Application:  Download here



StudentScholarships.org has been providing scholarship information to students and scholarship management services to companies since 2003. For information, Access here.

Nuclear Energy University Program Scholarship


The Nuclear Energy University Programs (NEUP) for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) invites online applications from undergraduate students in the College’s Energy Systems Technology, Nuclear Energy Engineering Technology, Nuclear Engineering Technology and Radiation Protection programs for a $5,000 scholarship toward the cost of their undergraduate education. Students will also be eligible to apply for the scholarship in subsequent years.

Eligibility: Students must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident, at least a sophomore in college during the fall 2013 semester and studying nuclear science, nuclear engineering or a related field.

To apply: View the scholarship’s application requirements, eligibility requirements and submission instructions by visiting the NEUP scholarship information page or  www.neup.gov

Submission deadline: March 19, 2014

Award date: April 2014

Veterans United Foundation Scholarship - 2014


Veterans United Foundation has established the Veterans United Foundation Scholarship program. The program's primary goal is to assist military service members and their families by awarding up to twenty bi-annual $2,000 scholarships to help pay for tuition and books.

Application deadline: April 30, 2014. The Fall Scholarship period runs Sep 15 ñ Oct 31.

Award date: August 11, 2014

Rules, Regulations, and Application:  Download here