Pursuing outside scholarships (scholarships awarded by sources outside the University) can help finance your education. Unlike loans, they do not have to be repaid.

Below is a list of outside scholarship opportunities, but it is not exhaustive. This resource is intended to help you begin your search. Be creative, and you might discover many other opportunities on your own that match your professional goals, personal background, and interests. Apply, apply, apply!

Once you begin your studies at Carlow, check the online myPortal periodically. Scholarship opportunities may be listed there under the Announcements or Financial Aid pages.

Carlow University does not sponsor these scholarships, endorse these organizations, or claim any responsibility for selecting recipients. Students are responsible for reviewing the application requirements and submitting application materials to the scholarship-awarding organizations. Please notify the Office of Financial Aid if you expect to receive any outside scholarship funding. You can email finaid@carlow.edu or list the scholarships on your Reply Form


Allegheny-Kiski Health Foundation Scholarships   undergraduate nursing students from the Alle-Kiski Valley

Amy Lowell  poets planning travel abroad

ARRL  ham radio operators

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) Ritchie JenningsMemorial Scholarship  students pursuing accounting, finance, or similar degree

Boomer Esiason Foundation  Students battling cystic fibrosis

CODA  children of deaf parent(s)

DOsomething.org  complete a service "campaign"

ECLA  Lutheran women

ENA Foundation  nurses and nursing students

First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association

GE-Reagan Foundation

Go On Girl!  unpublished writers, any level

Golden Key  various requirements 

Harness Tracks of America  horse racer or child of horse racer

Healthcare Leaders Scholarship nursing students

Hebrew Free Loan Association  interest-free loans, no religious affiliation required

Hope Through Learning Award students from Allegheny County who have experienced homelessness

Horatio Alger Association

Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh Jewish students from Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Washington and Westmoreland counties   

Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund  women from developing countries currently enrolled at accredited universities in the US or Canada

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation  descendants of marines

National Federation of Republican Women

National Federation of the Blind  blind students

Oncology Nursing Society  nursing students

Patient Advocate Foundation  students under the age of 25, who have been diagnosed with or treated for cancer and/or a chronic/life threatening disease within the past five years

Patsy Takemoto Mink Education Foundation  low-income, female student

Pittsburgh Foundation  various

Public Health Online undergraduate or graduate in health or healthcare related field  

Thumbtack School-to-Skills Scholarship undergrad, grad  

Veterans United Foundation  veterans, children and spouses of veterans

In addition to the opportunities listed above, please consider these other potential outside scholarship sources: professional organizations, your or your parents’ employers, local community foundations, religious organizations, ethnic and cultural organizations, civic groups, fraternal and/or service clubs (for example: Rotary, Kiwanis, Moose, Lions, American Legion, etc.).


Note: Because of the nature of federal, state, and institutional guidelines affecting financial aid programs, the information contained in this website is subject to change.