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In addition to University scholarships and federal financial aid, UST encourages students to pursue outside scholarship opportunities. Please keep in mind that you should never have to send an application fee when applying for a scholarship.

Once awarded, outside scholarship funds are mailed to our office and posted to your student account. When you have been awarded an outside scholarship, communication with our office is important. Please have your outside scholarship donors mail the scholarship check(s) made payable to the University of St. Thomas (along with any correspondence) to:

University of St. Thomas
Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid
3800 Montrose Boulevard
Houston, TX 77006-4626

The following scholarship organizations have notified UST of their availability. UST also encourages you to explore the listed scholarship search engines to locate additional scholarships.

Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program

Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants will be awarding up to $1,000 to the winner(s) each year.

Scholarship Deadline   -  June 10, 2016.

Application Process

Students will submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of our web site:  http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm

Full details are available on their site.


ABC Humane Wildlife Academic Scholarship

One (1) award of $1,000 will be granted to the top essay submitted, and up to nine other students may receive awards for their submissions. Funds may be used for tuition, academic projects, medical expenses, housing, living expenses, transportation, or other education-related costs. In addition to your essay, please send proof of enrollment and one letter to serve as an academic reference. Deadline: June 26, 2016

For more information please click here.


Advertising Education Foundation of Houston Scholarship

AEFH awards scholarships to college sophomores, juniors and seniors pursuing undergraduate or post graduate degrees in advertising, communications, interactive marketing, journalism, radio/TV, commercial art, public relations or related fields.  To be considered for a scholarship, applicants must submit a completed on-line application, unofficial transcripts, and letter/(s) of recommendations on or before the deadline in 2016.  For more information click here.

Apartment List Scholarship

As a company filled with many college grads, we know that college is an important life endeavor, but one that can be expensive. We couldn’t have graduated without a little help along the way, and we want to give back to the future leaders of America. Therefore, we are offering a $2,500 scholarship to outstanding students who exemplify one or more of Apartment List’s core values:
  • Bold While Pragmatic
  • Endlessly Helpful
  • Making an Impact
  • Driven by Data
  • Succeeding Together
  • Forever Learning

You may have mentored a fellow student, organized a fundraiser for charity, or gone on a humanitarian trip abroad. Whatever your achievements, we want to hear from you!

For more information please click here.


ATPE Foundation Scholarship

The ATPE Foundation Scholarship program awards ten $1,500 scholarships to outstanding college students currently enrolled in educator preparation programs.  These scholarships will be awarded to undergraduate college students and graduate students.  For more information please click here.
Autodesk Scholarships and Competitions

Is offering several scholarships and design opportunities.  Deadline- Ongoing


Church Hill Classics Frame My Future Scholarship

Unlike most of the traditional scholarships, there are no essays to write, no grade or academic requirements—it is all about creativity. Students are challenged to create a visual entry, whether it is a photograph, collage, painting, illustration, poem, short story—any single piece that demonstrates what he/she would like to do in their personal and professional life after college. Entrants are asked to follow the theme: This is how I Frame my Future.

For more information click here.


Is interested in helping students who demonstrate a strong aptitude for learning, and have a drive to improve themselves, and society in general.  Winners will be determined by our executive team each spring and fall semester.


Dealspotr Couponing in College Scholarship

All of us at Dealspotr are dedicated to helping consumers save money and find great deals by using online coupons, promo codes, and printables. As part of that commitment, we want to help the next generation of consumers to become savvy shoppers as well. We're excited to announce a $2,500 scholarship to a current college student that has demonstrated expertise when it comes to utilizing coupons and deals to save money while in college. For more information click here.

DOMO Scholarship For Business Management is offering two (2) $2,500 Scholarships to students majoring in Business, Business Management, Analytics.

The Drive To Learn Scholarship provided by Shift Insurance

In an effort to contribute to the community, we have started a small scholarship fund for full time college students. Our goal is to provide this award to students on an annual basis.


Emergency Dentists USA Scholarship

At Emergency Dentists USA we understand the value of a strong education. That is why in 2016 for the first time we’re going to be offering an Annual $1000.00 Dental Themed scholarship and 2nd place of $500.00, to students of all majors, college or high school.

Deadline will be June 1, 2016.

For more information please click here.


EverSpark Autism Awareness Scholarship

EverSpark Interactive is proud to launch our Autism Awareness Scholarship.  We also want to raise awareness for autism by encouraging students to study related fields in college. Together, we can reduce and even eliminate the effects of autism, and we want to help students who wish to pursue a career doing just that. We know that studying such an intense subject is difficult, so we hope the $1,000 scholarship will help students succeed in a real and tangible way. - See more here
Graduate Programs Foundation

JUNIORS & SENIORS:  Graduate Programs will award $1,000 scholarships to pre-grad students who are current undergraduates (Juniors and Seniors) in an accredited institution who are thinking of applying to Grad school, or are recent college graduates who are thinking about going to Grad school. In order to apply, the student must provide some basic information and a “Statement of Purpose.”

Award: $1,000/quarterly

How to Apply: Application online www.graduateprograms.com/pre-grad-registration/

GRAD:  Graduate Programs will award $1,000 scholarships to current graduate students and $1,000 toward student loan payments for recent grads within the last five years. To apply, Rate and Review your graduate school program on our website and enter our quarterly scholarship drawing.

Award: $1,000/quarterly

How to Apply: Application online www.graduateprograms.com/scholarship

Grasshopper Entrepreneur Scholarship

Grasshopper will award one (1) $5,000 scholarship for the best submitted entry determined by our judges. The scholarship will be awarded in check form, made payable directly to the university that the winner is, or will be, attending for a school term in 2016.

Deadline: April 30th, 2016

For more details click here.


GreenPal Business Scholarship

The purpose of The GreenPal Small Business Scholarship is to assist a motivated, driven student and future business leader. We believe that the generation of today's students are the future employers of tomorrow. The future of our county will be forged by the entrepreneurial spirit of today's generation.  For more information please click here.

Healthcare and Nursing Education Foundation

The purpose of the Healthcare & Nursing Education Foundation Scholarship Program is to provide academic financial assistance to individuals who demonstrate the desire and ability to pursue a professional nursing career in the Greater Houston community and who have demonstrated financial need.  Scholarships are awarded to support studies toward a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) or advanced nursing degrees and are based on academics, leadership ability, community involvement, financial need, and commitment to pursuing a nursing career. Students selected may be awarded from $2,000 to $2,500 per semester to be used for tuition, fees and books while attending Houston area colleges and universities.

Deadline: March 11, 2016.  For more information click here.

Hellenic Professional Society of Texas

Each year the Society awards scholarships to qualified undergraduate and graduate full-time students. Applicants are eligible for a scholarship if they are currently attending or have been accepted by a college or university in Texas, have shown excellent scholastic performance in their corresponding field of study and are of Hellenic heritage. The Society also accepts applications from students of non-Greek descent that have demonstrated clear, strong and sustained excellence in academic studies related to Greek letters or affairs.

Please see website for deadline information.


Honeywell Scholarship 

The Horatio Alger Association is pleased to announce that its Honeywell scholarship program for students studying in the fields of STEM (science, technology, engineering, or math) at both Honeywell partner schools and Horatio Alger Collegiate Partner institutions is once again available.  We will be awarding 10 scholarships at $10,000 each to students pursuing STEM degrees who have critical financial need ($55,000 or less family income) and who are current freshmen who have successfully completed their first fall semester. For more information please click here.

Houston Counseling Association Scholarship Award

  • Currently enrolled in a Counseling Certification Program
  • Have completed 12 or more hours toward counselor certification
  • Have a 3.0 or better GPA in the counseling certification courses

Deadline: March 29, 2016

For more information click here.



Insureon Small Business Scholarship

Students who’ve worked at a small business or started their own are welcomed to submit an essay about their experience. Winners will receive a $2,500 scholarship.  Full details are available here.

LeafFilter Racing/Blake Koch Undergraduate Scholarship

NASCAR driver, Blake Koch and the rest of the team at LeafFilter Racing are pleased to announce our first ever college scholarship. Students who will be enrolled in an undergraduate degree program in the fall of 2016 are highly encouraged to write an original essay and apply. The winner will receive $500 to use towards books or tuition. For more informaion please click here.


We are excited to offer our very own scholarship this fall. The LendEDU Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship award. Our scholarship can be used to cover any and all costs related to your education. The LendEDU Scholarship can be used to cover tuition, textbooks, room and board, and even living expenses. The LendEDU Scholarship will be awarded to students this spring.  For more information please click here.

Martin Law Office, S.C. Scholarship

For this scholarship of $500, we ask you to submit an essay of at least 400 words, but no more than 600, describing something you have done in the past year that has made a difference in your community. The due date for this scholarship is June 30, 2016; our firm will carefully read all submissions and will notify the recipient of The 2015 Martin Law Office, S.C. Scholarship by July 14th, 2016.  For more information click here.

Medals of America Scholarship

At Medals of America, we strongly believe in education, and we are committed to providing resources so everyone has a chance to advance their education. Because of our commitment, we are delighted to provide assistance through our Civil Service/Political Science/ History Scholarship for active duty and veteran students continuing their education. Upon the contest’s completion, one applicant will be selected as recipients of a scholarship of $1,000.

For more information click here.


Is giving out ten (10) scholarships to deserving students in colleges and universities throughout the United States. It is our hope to help the educational efforts of students while raising awareness for mesothelioma and its cure.


Mometrix College Scholarship

Mometrix Test Preparation is hosting our second annual college scholarship essay contest, and we are once again looking to award students with great scholarship prizes! Submit your essay of 2000 characters (approx. 400 words) or less by May 20, 2016 to give yourself a chance to win the first, second, or third place prizes of $2,500, $1,000 and $500, respectively.  For more information click here.

MyBioSource Scholarship

MyBioSource is proud to offer a total of $10,000 in scholarships for undergraduate or graduate students who are enrolled in accredited colleges/universities for the Fall 2016 Semester. With these programs we are thrilled to part take in supporting education to students in all regions.

Apply now to win 1 of five $1,000 awards for S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) majors, OR 1 of five $1,000 awards for all other majors. Follow the links below to see requirements and deadlines for each scholarship.  For more information please click here.


My Injury Attorney Scholarship

A 500 or less word essay on an interesting law related topic.  For more information please click here.

Next Door Storage’s Create Your Space Scholarship

By writing an essay that answers the question “What would you do with an extra 100 square feet in your dorm room or apartment?” you might win a $1,000 prize. We’re offering $1,000 to be used towards books, school supplies, and all of the other things that take up space in your dorm room. All we need from you is a 600-word essay sharing what you’d do with an extra 100 square feet of space in your dorm room.

Note that the scholarship is available to freshmen or incoming freshmen for the Spring 2016 semester, and you don’t need to reside in a dorm to be eligible. For more information click here


Nursing Education Scholarship

The Nursing Education Scholarship is offered to qualified applicants who are entering or currently pursuing an educational program related to nursing or medicine.  Interested applicants must submit a 500-1000 word essay explaining what they hope to accomplish during their career in the medical field. Applications will be reviewed by the editorial staff at TravelNursing.org and selected annually on June 17th. Applications for this year’s award are due before May 17th, 2016. For more information click here.

 OklahomaLawyer.com Annual $1,000 Scholarship

The attorneys at Hasbrook & Hasbrook are pleased to present a $1,000 scholarship award to one student each year.  Applying is easy, just follow the instructions on the website. The student who has been selected will be announced on August, 31, 2016.

Pelican Water Sustainability Scholarship

As the market leader in America's #1 salt free water softener, Pelican Water seeks to support the next generation of leaders and innovators with our college scholarship contest. Our "go green" initiative has led to the development of environmentally-friendly water softening systems that save energy while eliminating harmful salt and chemical discharge. We're looking for students who display integrity, passion, and a commitment to excellence - the same principles that have guided our business since 1972. Together, we can find sustainable solutions to protect our world's most important resource.  For more information click here.

Peter Leeds Stock Trading Scholarship

This scholarship is open to enrolled students with an interest in finance, economics, and trading stocks. To apply, students may submit an essay by following the instructions on the pennystocks.net website

How to Apply: http://peterleeds.com/stock-trading-scholarship.htm


QuitDay.org Scholarship

Every year, we select three winners in the essay contest. The winners will receive awards toward their tuition at their respective colleges and universities. The winning applicants for first, second and third place receive scholarships in the amounts of $2,000, $700 and $300, respectively. The scholarship awards may only be used to pay for college tuition and/or education-related expenses. For more information please click here.

Reservation Counter Scholarship Award 

Furthermore, Reservation Counter is offering a scholarship program for US students enrolled in colleges, universities and private institutions. This need-based scholarship program is designed to support and motivate students to value and make the most of their education. Reservation Counter looks to give scholarship awards to deserving students to achieve higher quality education, and are actively promoting education to encourage students to improve their knowledge and strive for excellence. For more information click here.
Resume Companion

Resume Companion is offering a $1000 Scholarship - available each semester to one talented student who can write the best resume based on the life of any fictional or non-fictional character.


SAT TV Depot Social TV Scholarship

SAT TV Depot is happy to announce that we are offering a $500 scholarship in our 1st Annual Social Television Scholarship Contest to help promote social media interaction with television viewing.  Deadline to submit your application is May 31, 2016.  For more information please click here.

Scholar Launch

8 scholarships available ranging from $1,000 - $10,000

Scholar Launch connects private businesses offering scholarships with Universities eager to inform their students of available scholarship opportunities.

Many students seeking scholarships are simply not aware of those being offered by the private sector.  This is where Scholar Launch enters the picture. We work for select private businesses to maximize the public awareness of their company scholarship, often times by helping Universities to effectively promote the scholarship to their students.  Please use the link above to read about the eight scholarships and the eligibility criteria.


The Sleeklens Academic Scholarship Program

Sleeklens is proud to announce its academic scholarship program for 2016. Three winners will each receive $2000 to will cover their academic expenses for the 2016 academic year. At Sleeklens, we believe individual effort and brilliance should be rewarded, and, because of our strong sense of community responsibility, we play a big role in giving back to the community.  To qualify for the scholarship, you must be an Undergraduate, a Graduate, or a High School senior with a legitimate acceptance letter from an accredited University or College.  For more information click here.
TG's Charlie Wooten Grant

Since 2000, TG has been proud to support a grant program designed to provide help to students pursuing higher education who have financial need.

Please see website for deadline information.


Tungsten Rings & Co. Scholarship Program

  Tungsten Rings & Co. is proud to offer scholarships to students, age 16 and older, attending high school or enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and vocational programs in the US. Our needs based scholarship rewards students who are aspiring to achieve higher education and pursue their dreams. At Tungsten Rings & Co., we understand the financial difficulties students are facing today and we would like to help.  For more information and to apply please click here.                                                            

Deadline for Spring 2016 is April 15,2016.


Unplag Scholarship

Dear students, we are proud to announce the Unplag plagiarism checker has launched a scholarship contest! Why? Just because we've always been passionate about learning and encouraging students from all over the world to stay original all the way through.  To boost your original writing skills, we'd be happy to give away $2,000 to the one who will create the most engaging essay on one of the topics mentioned in the Essay Requirements section.  For more information click here.

U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship Program

A program of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program offers intensive summer language institutes in thirteen critical foreign languages. The selection process is administered by American Councils for International Education with awards approved by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. 

Students my apply on their website for Summer 2015 scholarships.


Varsity Tutors College Scholarship Contest

Varsity Tutors holds a monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest where students must write an essay in response to a monthly prompt. Visitors to the Varsity Tutors scholarship webpage are able to vote via social media for submitted entries. The top five entries with the most votes are reviewed by Varsity Tutors at the end of the month and one winner is subsequently chosen to receive the $1,000 college scholarship. Interested students can enter the contest here.
The Verbal Ink Transcription Services Scholarship

Each year, the Verbal Ink Transcription Services Scholarship awards a $1,500 scholarship to a graduating high school senior or current college freshman. The scholarship will be renewable each year for up to four years, provided that the award recipient maintains a 3.0 GPA or equivalent and completes the minimum number of credit hours required to be a full-time student each academic year.


Zeno Property Management Jobs Scholarships

Jobs is pleased to support students in their quest to better their lives through higher education with the launch of their annual David Zeno Founders’ Scholarship. Three scholarships will be awarded to bright, dedicated students intending to pursue or pursuing an undergraduate college degree in whatever field interests them the most.

Applicants will be judged on their academic merits as well as the content of the application and essay they provide.  For more inforamtion and to apply click here.  


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