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Scholarship Opportunities by Major

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

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Scholarships

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 is offering a $1,000 scholarship to assist with tuition and expenses. For more information, please visit their website. The application deadline is November 30, 2014.

Avvo Scholarship Program
Avvo is offering two scholarship opportunities to help future generations of lawyers to innovate and impact change in the industry and local communities. For more information, please visit their website. The application deadline is January 1, 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.

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.

DermMedica Scholarship
DermMedica is offering a scholarship for students who apply the insight from their own perspective to one of the many complex issues that concern modern medicine, particularly skincare. For more information, please visit their website The application deadline is December 15, 2014.

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.

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 January 1, 2015.

DialedWebDesign.com
DialedWebDesign.com is offering a $500 scholarship for undergraduate and graduate students. For more information, please refer to their flyer or visit theirwebsite. The application deadline is December 31, 2014.

Education Grants for Women from Developing Countries
The Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund is accepting applications for Education Grants for Women from Developing Countries. Please see their flyer for more information. Applications will be accepted between September 15, 2014 and January 15, 2015.

EmergencyLights.net Scholarship
EmergencyLights.net is offering a video and short essay scholarship on the following topic: "Many are now claiming that the lack of skilled labor in the U.S. is reaching crisis level. Research this problem, and submit a video and essay suggesting solutions." For more information, please visit their website The application deadline is December 15, 2014.

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

Excel Builders Scholarship
Excel Builders is offering a $1,000 scholarship to high school seniors, undergraduate students, or graduate students. Applicants must choose one of three essay topics on homes of the future. For more information, please visit their website The application deadline is December 30, 2014.

FastWeb
Students can customize their search for outside scholarships online.

F.C. Tucker Spring 2015 Scholarship
.C. Tucker is offering a $1,500 scholarship to the student who best demonstrates the values and principles crucial to running a successful business. For more information, please visit their website The application deadline is December 15, 2014.

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.

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.

HomeInsurance.com Scholarship
HomeInsurance.com is offering a $1,000 scholarship, open to current students, to help offset tuition costs. Students are asked to create an original article on one of the two topics provided. For more information, please visit their website The application deadline is December 31, 2014.

HomeOwnersInsurance.com Scholarship
HomeOwnersInsurance.com is offering a $1,000 scholarship to students who write a 1,000 word essay on one of the topics provided. For more information, please visit their website The application deadline is December 31, 2014.

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.

Icing on the Ring Triumph Over Breast Cancer Scholarship
Icing on the Ring is offering a $1,000 scholarship to an achievement-oriented student who is struggling with or has survived breast cancer. For more information, please visit their website. The application deadline is November 30, 2014.

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, P.A. Ashley Rose Honorary Diabetes Law Student Scholarship
Katz & Phillips, P.A. is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a law student whose life has been impacted by diabetes. For more information, please visit their website. The application deadline is December 31, 2014.

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.

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.

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. For more information, please visit their website. The application deadline is December 1, 2014.

Mhelpdesk Video Scholarship
Mhelpdesk is offering a $1,500 video scholarship. For more information, please visit their website. Applications will be accepted until December 2014..

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..

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

Penny Stocks Lab Biannual Scholarship Contest
Penny Stocks Lab is proud to announce their biannual undergraduate scholarship contest. Our fall and spring scholarship contests provide a $1,000 cash prize to the winner of an essay contest. The contest requires students to respond to a writing prompt in a thoughtful, well-crafted short essay of 1,000 words or less. They encourage any student with an interest in finance, penny stocks, investing, or trading to enter for a chance to support their education. For more information, please visit their website. The application deadline for the Fall Contest is December 31, 2014.

Point Foundation's Scholarship
The Point Foundation is offering a scholarship to LGBTQ students to help them achieve their full academic and leadership potentials despite the obstacles often put before them. For more information, please visit their website. The application deadline is January 20, 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.

The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award
The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award provides a $15,000 stipend to a graduating college senior to pursue public service anywhere in the world. Student must submit a proposal for public service in the U.S. or abroad. For more information, please refer to their website. The application deadline is January 19, 2015.

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.

SeniorAdvisor.com In-Home Care Innovation Scholarship
SeniorAdvisor.com is offering three $1,500 scholarships to students enrolled in an Associate's Degree, Bachelor's Degree, or graduate-level program. For more information, please visit their website The application deadline is December 31, 2014.

Senior Planning Social Work & Eldercare Award
Senior Planning is offering a scholarship to undergraduate students with less than 90 credit hours. For more information, please visit their website The application deadline is December 12, 2014.

SILVER CROSS Ability Achievement Scholarship
The SILVER CROSS Scholarship is offered to full-time college students who use either a manual wheelchair, power wheelchair, or mobility scooter while attending classes. For more information, please refer to the SILVER CROSS Ability Achievement Scholarship flyer. The application deadline is December 31, 2014.

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 Law Scholarship for Child Advocates
Steinger, Iscoe & Greene is offering a $1,000 scholarship for a child advocate or abuse survivor seeking a law degree. For more information, please visit their website. The application deadline is November 30, 2014.

Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship Award
Thermo Fisher Scientific is offering future science scholars an opportunity to win $10,000 in scholarship funding for the 2015 Spring Semester. For more information, please visit their website. The application deadline is December 1, 2014.

TicketCity Annual College Scholarship Program
TicketCity loves college sports and is offering a $2,500 scholarship for the winner of their college sports experience essay contest. For more information, please visit their website. The application deadline is December 1, 2014.

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.

LowVARates.com Scholarship
LowVARates.com is offering a scholarship to military students or children with a mother or father serving in any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces. For more information, please visit their website The application deadline is December 31, 2014.

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