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Scholarship Opportunities by Major

The Financial Aid Office has compiled scholarship opportunities by majors for undergraduate and graduate students.

Business Scholarships

Criminal Justice Scholarships

English Scholarships

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Math & Science Scholarships

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Scholarships

AAC's Behavioral Health Academic Scholarship
American Addiction Centers is offering $10,000 in scholarships for those majoring in behavioral health, nursing, counseling, psychology, social work, marriage/family therapy, or other programs focusing on treating mental health and/or substance abuse issues. For more information, please visit their website. The application deadline is May 31, 2015.

AAUW Scholarship
The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is offering a $2,000 scholarship to an eligible woman enrolled or planning to enroll full-time or part-time in an accredited college or university. For more information, please visit their website. The application deadline is May 1, 2015.

Artistic Excellence in Print Design & Marketing Scholarship
Printaholic.com is pleased to offer the Artistic Excellence in Print Design & Marketing Scholarship, a $1,000 scholastic award granted annually to the most qualified and deserving U.S. undergraduate or graduate majoring in Graphic Arts & Design or a related field with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. For more information, please visit their website. The application deadline is website. The application deadline is November 30 annually.

Auger & Auger Disabled Scholar Award
Auger & Auger law firm is offering a $1,000 scholarship, given twice a year, to assist a disabled student with tuition and expenses. For more information, please visit their website. The application deadline is July 31, 2015 and November 30, 2015.

Avonte Oquendo Memorial Scholarship for Autism
The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C. is offering a $1,000 scholarship for a college student living with autism, or whose loved one is living with autism. For more information, please visit their website. The application deadline is July 31, 2015.

Baumgartner Law Firm Law Student Scholarship
The Baumgartner Law Firm is offering a $3,000 scholarship to students are enrolled in or who have applied to an accredited law school. For more information, please visit their website. The application deadline is August 31, 2015.

Business Degree Scholarships
The project is a comprehensive database of scholarships for anyone interested in pursuing a degree in business. The directory filters scholarships by a variety of characteristics, ensuring students find ones that they are eligible for.

CAPPEX Scholarships
Albertus Magnus College's unique page on Cappex allows students to view information about Albertus Magnus College, such as quick facts, admissions statistics, student reviews, and merit aid scholarship listings.

CenturyLink Scholarship
CenturyLink is offering a $1,000 scholarship to students who write and submit an original blog post responding to their prompt. For more information, please visit their website The application deadline is April 24, 2015.

The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven Scholarships
The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven is offering several scholarships for 2015. For more information on the application and deadline information for available scholarships, please visit their website.

Connex Credit Union Scholarship
Connex Credit Union is offering $5,000 in scholarships to current Connex members. For more information, please visit their website The application deadline is March 16, 2015.

Credit Card Insider Scholarship
Credit Card Insider recognizes the importance of higher education and is offering five $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors and college students. For more information, please visit their website The application deadline is May 1, 2015.

CreditRepair.com Scholarship Program
CreditRepair.com is offering a scholarship to students who write an essay on "What is your credit score, and why is it important for your future success?" For more information, please visit their website The application deadline is February 28, 2015.

CustomerBloom's Scholarship Contest
CustomerBloom is offering a $1,000 scholarship to students who create a 2-5 minute video talking about how ideas help shape the world around us. For more information, please visit their website The application deadline is November 28, 2015.

Digicert Internet of Things Scholarship
Digicert is offering a $1,000 scholarship for an essay blog about where you see Internet Security in the next five years. For more information, please visit their website The application deadline is March 1, 2015.

Digicert Internet Security Scholarship
Digicert is offering a $1,000 scholarship for an essay blog about how the Internet of Things will affect your future. For more information, please visit their website The application deadline is March 1, 2015.

Digicert Wifi Security Scholarship
Digicert is offering a $1,000 scholarship to students who create a video based on the following topic: "Unsecure Wifi: Know the Risks." For more information, please visit their website. The application deadline is March 1, 2015.

Entrepreneurship Scholarships
A variety of Entrepreneurship Scholarships are offered to students pursuing careers in entrepreneurship. For more information, please refer to their flyer.

EverSpark Interactive JJ Hennessey Honorary Epilepsy Scholarship
EverSpark Interactive is offering a $1,000 to a high-achieving student with epilepsy. For more information, please visit their website The application deadline is July 31, 2015.

FastWeb
Students can customize their search for outside scholarships online.

Flosum Scholarship
Flosum is offering a $750 scholarship for students interested in pursuing a Salesforce release management career. For more information, please visit their website The application deadline is December 15, 2015.

Free Speech Scholarship
Miller Law Offices is offering a $1,000 scholarship to students who write an essay on the following prompt: ""Freedom of Speech makes America Great." For more information, please visit their website The application deadline is August 1, 2015.

Future of Assisted Living Scholarship
SeniorAdvisor.com is offering a $2,000 scholarship to two individual students who write the most compelling essay on "How can your major of study improve the lives of seniors in assisted living facilities in your town?" For more information, please visit their website The application deadline is December 31, 2015.

Goedeker's Appliances Annual College Book Scholarship
Goedeker's Appliances is offering $500 for books to students with a minimum 3.0 GPA. For more information, please visit their website The application deadline is July 31, 2015.

Goedeker's Appliances Annual Public Services College Book Scholarship
Goedeker's Appliances is offering a $500 for books to students who are employed, or who has an immediate family member who is employed, in a position of public service. For more information, please visit their website The application deadline is July 31, 2015.

Grasshopper Entrepreneur Scholarship
Grasshopper is offering a $5,000 scholarship to students who best answer the following question: "What do you believe the greatest barriers to entry are for starting a business, and how would you or do you try to overcome these to be successful?" For more information, please visit their website The application deadline is April 30, 2015.

GreenPal's Scholarship for Tomorrow's Entrepreneur
GreenPal is offering a $2,000 scholarship to students demonstrating high ambition and desire to be an entrepreneur or business owner. For more information, please visit their website Applications are currently being accepted. The winner will be announced May 30, 2015.

Harris Injury Scholarship
Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, LLC is offering a scholarship for students who have suffered a serious injury and are committed to demonstrating a determination to rebuild their lives by attending college. For more information, please visit their website. The application deadline is May 31, 2015.

Hayek Fund for Future Scholars Scholarship
The Hayek Fund for Future Scholars covers up to $300 in graduate school application fees. For more information, please refer to the flyer.

HotelsCheap.org Scholarship Program
HotelsCheap.org is offering a $1,500 need-based scholarship to students who are looking to better themselves, who have goals and dreams, and who are committed to achieving a college degree. For more information, please visit their website. The application deadline is April 15, 2015.

Institute for Humane Studies PhD Application Fee Waiver Grants
The Institute for Humane Studies is offering a PhD Application Fee Waiver Grants to students applying to graduate school. For more information, please visit their website.

Institute for Humane Studies PhD Scholarship
The Institute for Humane Studies is offering a $1,500 scholarship to students entering and currently enrolled PhD students intending a career in academia whose work must advance principles of individual liberty and economic freedom. For more information, please visit their website. The application deadline is March 1, 2015.

Interior-Deluxe Scholarship Program
Interior-Deluxe.com is offering a $1,500 need-based scholarship to a high school, undergraduate, or graduate student. For more information, please visit their website. The application deadline is April 15, 2015.

Jan Edgerton & Don Smitley Mesothelioma Scholarship
MesotheliomaHelp.org is offering 8 scholarships in the names of these two mesothelioma warriors. For more information, please visit their website. Applications will be accepted between March 2, 2015 and March 23, 2015 and between September 1, 2015 and October 9, 2015.

Karman Healthcare Scholarship
Karman Healthcare is offering two $500 scholarships for students who suffer a mobility disability. The entry is an essay or poem with this year's theme of creating a presentation of why disability awareness is important. For more information, please refer to their flyer. The application deadline is September 1, 2015.

Katz & Phillips Single-Parent Scholarship
Katz & Phillips, P.A. is offering a $1,000 scholarship to single parents pursuing a law degree. For more information, please visit their website. The application deadline is July 31 annually.

Ladah Law Firm, PLLC Injury Scholarship
Ladah Law Firm is offering a $2,000 scholarship to law students who demonstrate merit and need. For more information, please visit their website The application deadline is May 31, 2015.

Learn.org's Student Saver Scholarship
Learn.org is offering a $1,000 scholarship to students who answer their scholarship question. For more information, please visit their website The application deadline is April 1, 2015.

Lexington Law Scholarship Program
Lexington Law is offering a scholarship to students 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." For more information, please visit their website The application deadline is February 28, 2015.

Majux Marketing Scholarship
Majux Marketing is offering a $1,000 scholarship to an undergraduate student looking to enter the field of marketing or business. For more information, please visit their website. The application deadline is July 30, 2015.

Marketing EDGE Scholarships
Marketing EDGE is offering several scholarships for the 2015/2016 Academic Year. For more information, please visit their website. The application deadline for all scholarships is April 15, 2015.

The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance Scholarship
The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance is offering a $4,000 scholarship to students who have dealt with cancer, personally or within their family. For more information, please visit their website. The application deadline is March 31, 2015.

Milton Fisher Scholarship for Innovation and Creativity
The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven is offering the Milton Fisher Scholarship for Innovation and Creativity to exceptionally innovative and creative students who think outside the box. For more information, please visit their website. The application deadline is April 30, 2015.

Network of Executive Women Scholarship
The Network of Executive Women are offering undergraduate scholarships to women residing in or attending school in New Haven or Fairfield Counties. For more information, please visit their website. Applications will be accepted between February 1 and March 1, 2015.

Nordson BUILDS Scholarship Program
Nordson Corporation is offering scholarships ranging from $2,000-$10,000 to students who are pursuing careers in manufacturing, STEM, or business disciplines leading to a career in industry and corporate America. For more information, please visit their website. The application deadline is May 15, 2015.

OMP Scholarship Directory
Graduate students can search the Online Master's Programs Scholarship Directory for graduate-level scholarship opportunities.

Remote DBA Scholarship
Remote DBA is offering a $3,500 scholarship to students attending a Catholic College who are pursuing studies in computer science or computer engineering. For more information, please visit their Website. The application deadline is March 15, 2015.

Sallie Mae Scholarship Search
Sallie Mae offers a Scholarship Search which allows students to take advantage of more than three million scholarship opportunities and customize their scholarship search.

SALT
Students who sign up for SALT can search for scholarships, internships, and jobs online.

ScholarshipExperts.com
ScholarshipExperts.com is a free scholarship matching service that offers a variety of scholarships to eligible students. For more information, please refer to their flyer or visit theirwebsite.

School Soup
Students can customize their search for outside scholarships online. Please visit their website for more information.

Spokeo Connections Scholarship
Spokeo is offering a $1,000 scholarship to students who best answer one of three essay topics. For more information, please visit their website. The application deadline is July 1, 2015.

St. John's University Two Tuition-Free Scholarships
St. John's University is offering two tuition-free scholarships for the Master's degree of graduates of Catholic Colleges who have expressed a determination to enter the teaching profession. For more information, please visit their website. The application deadline is April 1, 2015.

SoftwareProviders.com Scholarship
SoftwareProviders.com is holding an essay writing contest on the impact software has had on the student's life. For more information, please visit their website. The application deadlines are quarterly: January 15, 2015, July 15, 2015, July 15, 2015, and October 15, 2015.

Steinger, Iscoe, & Greene Latin Heritage Law Student Scholarship
Steinger, Iscoe, & Greene law firm is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a student of Hispanic descent seeking to obtain a law degree. For more information, please visit their website. The application deadline is July 31 annually.

The Watershed Fund Scholarship
The Watershed Fund awards scholarships to deserving students pursuing studies in the field of environmental science at the undergraduate or graduate level. For more information, please visit their website. The application deadline is April 1, 2015.

Yale University Women's Organization Scholarship
The Yale University Women's Organization is offering scholarship awards to women employees or wives of Yale employees whose formal education has been interrupted or delayed, and who wish to resume their studies or enhance their careers by pursuing an associate or bachelor degree or a certificate-granting program. For more information, please refer to their flyer. The application deadline is March 1, 2015.

Veteran Scholarships

AFCEA Educational Fund
The AFCEA War Veterans Scholarships are offered to active-duty and honorably discharged U.S. military veterans (to include Reservists and National Guard personnel) of the Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan) or Iraqi Freedom Operations. Candidates must be currently enrolled and attending either a two-year or four-year accredited college or university in the United States. Candidates must be majoring in the following or related fields: electrical, aerospace, systems or computer engineering; computer engineering technology; computer information systems; information systems management; computer science; physics; mathematics; or science or mathematics education. Each scholarship award is $2,500. For more information, please visit their website.

AMVETS Scholarships
AMVETS annually awards scholarships to veterans/active military, their sons, daughters or grandchildren. A son, daughter or grandchild of a deceased veteran is also eligible. Awarded on the basis of academic excellence and financial need, the scholarships go to deserving high school seniors, high school JROTC students and veterans pursuing a higher education. For more information, please visit their website.

Fund for Veterans Education
The Fund for Veterans' Education will provide scholarships to help meet the cost associated with higher education for veterans from all branches of the United States Armed Forces who served in Afghanistan or Iraq since September 11, 2001 and who are now enrolled in college or vocational-technical school. For more information, please visit their website.

Horatio Alger Scholarship
The Horatio Alger Association seeks to assist students who have demonstrated integrity, perseverance in overcoming adversity, strength of character, financial need, a good academic record, commitment to pursue a college education, and a desire to contribute to society. The Military Scholar Program will assist those who honorably served during the OEF/OIF conflict. For more information, please visit their website.

SVA Scholarship Directory
For additional scholarships, please visit the Student Veterans of America's website.

The Tix Team Law Scholarship for Veterans
The Tix Team is offering a $1,000 scholarship for veterans pursuing a Juris Doctor degree. For more information, please visit their website The application deadline is July 31 annually.

Troops to Teachers
The Troops to Teachers (TTT) program enriches the quality of American education by helping to place mature, motivated, experienced, and dedicated personnel in our nation’s classrooms. TTT Military to College Guide provides financial assistance, counseling, and employment referral through a network of state TTT Placement Assistance Offices. For more information, please visit their website.

VA MortgageCenter.com Scholarship
Mortgage Center.com is proud to now offer five bi-yearly $1,500 scholarships in conjunction with our Military Education Scholarship Program. The process and purpose is simple - many college students currently struggle to meet the financial requirements of pursuing their education, even with the help of financial aid and other scholarship programs. Our scholarships are awarded each year in May and November. For more information, please visit their website.

VFW Military Scholarships
The VFW's Military Scholarship program provides 25 $3,000 scholarships annually to VFW members who are currently serving in uniform or have been discharged within the 36 months before the December 31 application deadline. For more information, please visit their website.

Wellcentive Annual Medical Scholarship for Veterans
Wellcentive is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a veteran pursuing a Doctor of Medicine degree. For more information, please visit their website The application deadline is March 15, 2015.

Parent PLUS Loan

Parents of Dependent students are able to apply for a Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan at www.studentloans.gov or by completing a Parent PLUS Data Sheet. Please note that when logging into www.studentloans.gov, parent must sign in with his/her information, not the student's information.

If the parent is approved for the loan, a Parent PLUS Master Promissory Note (MPN) needs to be completed at www.studentloans.gov. Please note that when logging into www.studentloans.gov, parent must sign in with his/her information, not the student's information.

If the parent who applies is declined for the loan, he/she may authorize the Financial Aid Office to add an additional unsubsidized loan to student's financial aid package.

Graduate PLUS Loan

Graduate students are able to apply for a Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan at www.studentloans.gov or by completing a Graduate PLUS Data Sheet.

If the student is approved for the loan, a Graduate PLUS Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN) needs to be completed at www.studentloans.gov.

Private Loan Options

Please refer to Alternative Financing Options for further information regarding alternative financing options.

Questions about alternative loans? Please refer to the Alternative Loan FAQ Page.

Private Loan Disclosure

A three-year historical list of preferred lenders is maintained by ElmSelect. Albertus Magnus College did not receive any benefit from the participating lenders. This list of loan providers is not exclusive, and is intended not as a recommendation, but rather for informational purposes only. Students have the right to choose a lender that is not on the list.

Students should determine how much federal, state, and institutional aid they can receive before applying for an alternative loan. The Financial Aid Office recommends that students consider borrowing Federal Direct Loans and/or Federal Direct PLUS Loans prior to applying for an alternative loan. Alternative loans are taken out with a private lender, while federal loans are borrowed from the Federal Government. Alternative loans tend to have higher and variable interest rates, while federal loans tend to have lower and fixed interest rates.

The Financial Aid Office will certify any alternative student loan at the request of any borrower, provided they are approved and provided the amount does not exceed their maximum eligibility for the year. However, it is the responsibility of the borrower to determine which alternative loan best fits their borrowing needs.

Self-Certification Letter

Private Education Loan Applicant Self-Certification

Private Education Loans

You may choose to pay for all or part of your education with loans from private lenders.

Compare Loans

The list of private loan providers on ElmSelect includes lenders that have actively processed education-based loans for Albertus students over the past three academic years. Albertus did not receive any benefit from the participating lenders. You have the right to choose a lender that is not on the list.

Before You Apply

You should determine how much federal, state, and institutional aid you can receive before applying for a private education loan. Private loans may have higher interest rates than federal loans. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to find out how much aid you may receive.

Required Form

If you apply for a private education loan, the lender will ask you to complete the Private Education Loan Applicant Self-Certification form. The form will require financial aid figures such as the estimated Cost of Attendance (COA). You can get these figures by contacting the Financial Aid Office by phone at (203) 773-8508 or by e-mail at financial_aid@albertus.edu.

Questions

If you have questions about alternative financing options, contact the Financial Aid Office.

Financial Aid Office
Aquinas Hall, Room 107
(800) 935-6621 toll-free
(203) 773-8508 local
(203) 773-8972 fax
financial_aid@albertus.edu