Outside Scholarships


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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.


Annual Go Green Scholarship

Protecting environment is our prime responsibility nowadays. Many countries are already being affected by global warming and climate change. Therefore, people are seeking out new ideas to go green and to save the planet. Ideas may evolve from utilizing eco-friendly products and finding sustainable energy sources.The purpose of this scholarship is to raise awareness among the students, the next generation, about effects of climate change and the importance of environmental protection. 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.


#ArriveAliveTX Distracted Driving Scholarship

Patterson Law Group is looking for motivated and passionate students to create a realistic distracted driving awareness campaign to reduce the number of accidents in the state of Texas and to make our roads safer for Texas families. The recipient will be awarded a $1,939 financial aid scholarship to go toward the expenses of his or her education. Proposed campaigns must include specific ways to better educate the public about the dangers of, and detailed steps to put an end to distracted driving. We encourage applicants to get creative and to keep in mind the audience targeted by distracted driving awareness campaigns. We are excited to provide this opportunity to students, and look forward to reviewing the campaign proposals! For more information click here.


Beyond Wellness Scholarship

We at the Beyond Wellness Chiropractic Center are very excited to be offering an educational scholarship opportunity for your current and future students. We have launched the Spread the Word on Safety Scholarship that will be awarded once every year. The scholarship will be awarded to one dedicated student, either current or graduating high school senior, with acceptance to an accredited school or currently enrolled in an undergraduate college degree.  For more information click here.


Bytesout $2,500 Internet Marketing Scholarship

BytesOut is a blog that focuses on value and quality above all else! Since we are a small team of people, we are always dedicated to being as unbiased as possible. That’s because we don’t need to satisfy any group of people with our content, the only thing we care about is giving our visitors the best experience that they can possibly attain! We also really care about all of our visitors. If you need reassurance, you should check out our scholarship program in which we offer students that frequent our blogs the chance to win a scholarship worth $2,500 dollars. For more information click here.


ChooseWhat Scholarship

If you are a qualifying student (see “who can apply” section), you may submit a 750 to 1,500 word essay describing how your experience working for yourself as either a contractor or small business owner has impacted your view of education and your future. The winning application will receive a $1,000 scholarship.



Dolman Law Group College Scholarship Video Essay Contest

The Clearwater auto accident attorneys at the Dolman Law Group understand the value of education. After all, all of our attorneys have earned an undergraduate degree and successfully completed a rigorous juris doctorate program during law school. We also understand that college can place a tremendous financial strain on both students and their families. As a result, we are offering a $1,100 BI-ANNUAL scholarship to a current or prospective college student. For more information click here.



Drive To Learn Scholarship

Shift Insurance is offering The Drive to Learn scholarship award to college students across the United States to honor the learning done in and outside of classroom walls. If you are currently a full-time student at a four-year university, graduate program, community college, or trade school, Shift Insurance wants to hear from you. Simply tell us about an important learning experience you had while on the road —either as a driver or a passenger—and you could receive $1000!


Excel Education Scholarship

Our scholarship is called 'Excel Education Scholarship', and it’s designed to help students meet their education cost.  In an effort to assist students, we have decided to offer a yearly $1000 scholarship to Undergraduate and Postgraduate students.  Link to our Scholarship page is here.


Food Gear’s Scholarship For Commendable Students

Food Gear Team is all excited about sponsoring the commendable students, in their respective fields, by providing a small contribution in the form of donation. We have decided to provide a merit-based $1000 scholarship on Dec 2017 and  May 2018 for the students of (Schools, Colleges, Unversity, And Institutions). It is applicable for students who are enrolled in Medical, Science, Law, Arts, Nursing and Natural Science. For more information click here.


Globo Surf Academic Scholarship

Here at globosurfer.com we know how important education is and we are dedicated to helping you to succeed. That’s why it is our pleasure to announce that we have launched our 2017 scholarship program. As a company, we are dedicated to giving back to our community. It is our honor to deliver this scholarship as we are extremely passionate about education. Our goal is to educate the community on different water sports and encourage them to be a part of your life with emphasis on the education of water sports. They are a great activity for after school, athletes, and fun on vacations.The winner of this scholarship will receive $1,000 to put towards educational expenses for the 2017/2018 academic year. This money will be paid directly to the university you are attending to be put towards tuition, books or housing expenses. For more information click here.


Grade Potential Tutoring Scholarship 

Grade Potential Tutoring is proud to provide Houston students with the opportunity to win an annual college scholarship of $1,000! We are proud to assist students with their investment in education. Many local families trust us with their educational investment on a regular basis, so we feel great about giving back in a similar way! Click here to learn more about our scholarship program and how to apply.


Hair Loss in Women Scholarship

At Hair Loss in Women, we recognize the steep cost of college tuition and the expenses that come along with it. Expenses like housing, books and supplies sure add up. In an effort to make things a little easier, we are proud to offer a biannual $1,000 scholarship to students who are currently attending or planning on attending college. For more information click here.


Hard Money Lender Scholarship

Island View Private Loan Fund is proud to offer an annual scholarship to business students currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at an accredited college or university. Here is the link containing full details of the scholarship .


Healthcare Leaders Scholarship

The Healthcare Leaders 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 600 to 1,000 word essay explaining what they hope to accomplish during their career in the medical field. Click here for more information.



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.



HotelsCheap.org is awarding a need-based scholarship of $1,500 to college students. The need-based scholarship rewards students who are looking to better themselves, who have goals and dreams, and who are committed to achieving a college degree.  High school students, undergraduate students, master degree students, and adult learners are all encouraged to apply.


iCompareFX USA Scholarship 

iCompareFX is offering a scholarship of US $1000 towards a student’s living and tuition fees. iCompareFX.com commenced in 2014 to help individuals and businesses navigate the global money transfer market through reviews and comparisons. For more information click here.



Innovation Scholarship Essay Contest

The Innovation Essay Contest is designed to help high school seniors and college students who are attending an institution of higher learning. With combined scholarship grants worth $5,000, we are enthusiastic to provide students a chance to further their education as we recognize its value as a vital foundation for the creation and fulfillment of advantageous careers. All applications will be reviewed by the firm and we look forward to reviewing your application, and wish you success in all your future endeavors. For more information click here.



Just Porter College Scholarship

The Just Porter College Scholarships asks students with a minimum 2.5 G.P.A. to write a 500 word personal essay that demonstrates the power of creativity in his or her life and share it with us.

We award two college scholarships per year, one award in the Spring semester and one award in the Fall semester. The winners will each receive $1,000 payable to their school and their choice of a Just Porter Backpack.


LA Tutors 123 Scholarship

We at LA Tutors are passionate about sparking the creative genius in students and would love to commend those outstanding students who have a made a difference in the lives of others in some innovative or technological fashion. In order to achieve this, we have established a scholarship for students who meet certain criteria.  Please visit our website for more detailed information.


Lawn Maintenance Master Scholarship

Lawn Maintenance Master is a family owned business which operates in Winter Park and Orlando Florida. We believe that anyone can achieve their dreams if the given the chance. That is why we are pleased to announce $1000 in scholarships yearly (2017- 2018) to help further students academic success. We know how important and education is for society as this is where new inventions and business owners are developed. For more information click here.



London Metal Roofing Scholarship

Even though we are in the roofing business, we don’t believe there should be limit on dreams and achievements. We care about the environment, security, and the people who reside under our handcrafted installations.We know better than anyone just how important a good fountain is, both in your home and with education.This is why we are happy to be sponsoring a $1000 USD annual scholarship for the 2017-2018 academic year. It is our hope that by easing the finical burden of higher education, it will be a little easier to obtain the tools that will help you break through the ceiling of life. For more information click here.


MesotheliomaHelp.org Scholarship

Mesothelioma Help is pleased to announce the “Jan Egerton and Don Smitley Mesothelioma Scholarship.” We are proud to offer 8 scholarships in the names of these two mesothelioma warriors.This essay contest is open to undergraduate and graduate students who are 18-years-old or older and are currently enrolled in a college or university located within the 50 United States or the District of Columbia. U.S. territories are excluded.


Main Street Lenders Mortgage Scholarship 

Getting families into homes they can afford is our specialty at Main Street Lenders. With years of experience and a talented team, we are proud to be one of the country’s mortgage leaders. We don’t believe a person should be limited by their finances, and work with our clients to find the right solution for their housing needs in a speedy way. In the same sense, we don’t believe anyone should be denied a higher education because of financial hardships. In efforts to assist, we are happy to offer a $1000 USD annual scholarship. Award between two winners for the 2017-2018 academic year.

It is our hopes to that you can pursue your dreams just as we work fulfill the home ownership dreams thousands of people that rely on us. For more information click here.


Noble Step Foundation Scholarship

Our Mission: Noble Step Foundation’s mission is to create a noble society in which justice, equality and freedom is offered to all people by supporting education and establishing educated communities.  We are a Houston based organization and we strive to ensure that our community and students gain the financial support that they need to pursue higher education and rewarding degrees.  For more information regarding our cause and current scholarship opportunities, visit us at noblestep.org.


PerzonSEO Internet Marketing Scholarship

Here at PerzonSEO, we seek to educate people about online marketing. We also help local business owners to rank higher in Google: New York City SEO Expert. We also have a YouTube channel where we teach Search Engine Optimization for beginners.

We’d like to encourage students to learn more about internet marketing, and as an incentive we’ve created the PerzonSEO Internet Marketing Scholarship as a way to reach out to those who have a real passion for online marketing. Any student can qualify, but those who are in a relevant field are likely to enjoy it the most.

If you think you’ve got what it takes,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


Productivity Spot Education Scholarship

Productivity Spot is an online platform that trains people in using common tech tools efficiently. Here, you will find easy how-to tutorials and videos on using tools such as Google Sheets, Google Docs, Excel, and MS Words. In an effort to assist students, we have decided to offer a yearly $1000 scholarship to Undergraduate and Postgraduate students. For more information click here.


Resume Companion

Our scholarship program is designed to get the student population of the US thinking about resumes at an early stage, ensuring they have practice in this essential area of career progression, before they head into the vocational world.  Every year, we are offering a $1,000 scholarship to the student who can create the best resume, based on the life of any fictional or non-fictional character, from TV, history, literature or myth.


Schechter, McElwee, Shaffer & Harris Law Scholarship

The personal injury attorneys at Schechter, McElwee, Shaffer & Harris would like to offer an aspiring law student the chance to receive a $1000 scholarship that will go towards furthering their education in law. We are offering 2 scholarships that will be awarded in the Spring and one in the Fall. The applicant must write a 500+ word essay.  Please see here for the topic and how to submit.


Small Business Scholarship

My company, CoverWallet, has launched a scholarship for students in which they can earn $500 towards their education by submitting an essay about a local small business. We're aiming to drive students to have a greater interest in entrepreneurship and understand how small businesses operate, as they're such an important part of our economy. For more information click here.



Start Standing Scholarship

At Start Standing, we value education. We also recognize the steep cost of college tuition and the expenses that come along with it like housing, books and supplies. In an effort to make things a little easier, we are proud to offer a biannual $1,000 scholarship to students who are currently attending or planning on attending college.  You can see more information about the scholarship here.


Student Loan Hero Scholarship

Student Loan Hero, an unbiased solution to organize, manage, and repay your student loans, is thrilled to award two (2) $1,000 scholarships each semester to help alleviate educational costs.  All applicants must be actively enrolled (at least part-time) in a college/university.

For information on requirements, how to apply, as well as the application itself, you can visit -- https://www.studentloanhero.com/scholarships


Sunseta Scholarship

we are excited to announce our annual $1,000 college scholarship for one U.S. undergrad pursuing a degree in business, management, or another related field – because we know just how important it is to have your potential realized and to get the support needed to fuel your future dreams.  Check out the details here to learn more about how you can win this scholarship from Sunesta.


TADC Urban Scholarship Fund

The Texas Association of Developing Colleges (TADC) is administrator of the TADC Urban Scholarship Fund (USF) which provides scholarships annually to urban high school graduates who are low-income full-time college students attending not-for-profit 2-year community college and/or trade institutions or 4-year private or public institutions.  Our application period opens on March 1, 2017 and the application will be available on our website at www.txadc.org. 


The Berkowitz & Myer $1,000 Scholarship Essay Contest

The legal professionals at Berkowitz & Myer realize that education is the foundation to a successful career, but may not be financially feasible for students and their families.  For this reason, Berkowitz & Myer is proud to announce an annual $1,000 Scholarship Essay Contest. For more information click here.


The Bloggingio Internet Marketing Scholarship

Bloggingio Internet Marketing Scholarship grants $1000 scholarship to one student every year. While every business moves towards the digital platform and we ourselves found our small business with a bunch of ideas while doing our university program, we are eager to hear the thoughts from young minds and you need to write an article about. For more information click here.



The DomCop Scholarship

At DomCop we are passionate about innovation and we firmly believe that everyone should be given the opportunity to innovate and help create value with today’s modern technology. We recognize that not everyone has access to the same level of resources and that creativity can be stifled by a lack of opportunity.We are excited to offer this scholarship to the next generation of business and technology trailblazers.We want to help support the education of a deserving student who also shares our passion and drive for making the world a better place.We hope to assist the right student in reaching their full potential in delivering exceptional results. For more information click here.


The Elite Legal Marketing Scholarship

Our co-founders, Brian and Dan, are all too familiar with the struggles of being able to afford a college education. As education costs keep rising, it can be that much more difficult for deserving students and families to afford the classes they need to stand out in a competitive job market. At Elite Legal Marketing, we believe every student is entitled to a higher education. That’s why we’d like to do our part in offering a handful of esteemed students a little help. For more information click here.


The Kaplan Group Annual Scholarship

For over 20 years, The Kaplan Group has had extensive experience solving problems and negotiating B2B transactions for clients large and small. Now, we want to give back. We see value in continuous education and helping students grow. Because of this, The Kaplan Group is offering a $1,000 scholarship to any undergraduate or graduate student pursuing a business or law-oriented degree program. For more information click here.


The Trades Scholarship Awards

The Altitude Comfort’s Career In The Trades Awareness Scholarship program was created to promote awareness of the opportunities for both high school and college graduates that exist in the heating and air conditioning, and plumbing trades. From front-line technicians to the many executive and professional positions that are available,the home services industry provides exceptional opportunities.The personal satisfaction and earning potential in our industry remains one of the best kept secrets among those looking for rewarding careers. For more information click here.


Toolversed Marketing Annual Scholarship 

We’ve created the Toolversed Marketing Scholarship for undergraduate and postgraduate students that have a desire and talent for producing exceptional content.  Students in all areas of study are eligible to apply for the scholarship. Those who are pursuing degrees in the Information Sciences, Marketing, Communications and Business may be particularly interested in applying.  For more information click here.


University Tutor Scholarship

UniversityTutor.com will conduct a scholarship essay contest by posting a monthly essay prompt (the “Contest”) located at UniversityTutor.com. To enter, eligible participants must log on to the website and submit an essay by 11:59 P.M. Eastern Standard Time by the last day of the applicable Contest Period and in accordance with the essay guidelines.


Unlimited Sotheby's International Realty Scholarship

Unlimited Sotheby's International Realty is excited to announce a $1,000 USD academic scholarship for the 2017-2018 academic year, (real estate related major is not required to apply). Given how many professions fall into the realm of real estate, by supporting education with a scholarship opportunity, we feel we are able to do two things that are core to our company's purpose. We are able to further our mission by increasing the level of education, knowledge and professionalism in the real estate industry. We have the opportunity to establish an educational philanthropy that provides financial support to students to begin a successful career in real estate. For more information click here


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.


Veteran Benefits Scholarship

VeteranAid.org, the leading online resource for information on veterans’ Aid & Attendance pension benefit, is proud to announce our second annual scholarship for advancement in higher education. This is a general scholarship which will award each of the selected applicants with a scholarship award of $2,000. This scholarship will be awarded to students enrolled in an accredited college or university during the academic year. For more information click here.


Zinda Law Group Wants to Help Students

Zinda Law Group is offering one $1,000 scholarship to a student pursuing or planning to pursue higher education. This scholarship is open to high school and college students. Zinda Law Group is dedicated to helping students around the country pursue their higher education goals. For more information click here.


Zumper Apartments Scholarship

We know from our time at college that school is expensive, so we want to help you out with a $1,000 scholarship.  We’re looking for outstanding students who have helped their classmates or community in a tremendous way. Maybe you started a club that raised $10,000 for charity, or championed recycling and sustainable practices across campus. Whatever it is, we’d love to hear about it!  To apply, please click here.


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