Outside Scholarships

The scholarships listed here are from outside sources. Emory & Henry College has no control or influence over application process or receipt of these scholarships. 

If you receive a scholarship from any outside source, you need to notify the Financial Aid Office at Emory & Henry College of the amount and source of your scholarship to comply with all federal regulations and institutional policies based on the results of your FAFSA and other financial aid.

Non-Expiring Scholarship Listing

  • Army Emergency Relief’s Scholarship Programs (AER)

    Spouses and dependent children of all Army families, active, retired or survivor, have two scholarship opportunities available for use at Emory & Henry College. Applications for the upcoming academic year are available on request from AER and can be printed from their website at http://www.aerhq.org/ or you can apply online. All paper applications and supporting documentation must be mailed with a postmark of May 1. Scholarships include the Stateside Spouse Education Assistance Program and the Major General James Urasano Scholarship Fund for dependent children.

    Their website also includes links to other helpful websites to aid students with scholarship searches, including the Air Force Aid SocietyNavy Marine Corps Relief Society and the Coast Guard Mutual Assistance.

  • Great Lakes National Scholarship Program

    The Great Lakes National Scholarship Program awards up to 750 scholarships of $2,500 each to qualifying individuals. Students who apply for this scholarship must plan to major in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) disciplines. For more information go to https://www.scholarsapply.org/greatlakes/.

  • Jacobsen Scholarship Fund

    Offered through the Deseret Trust Company, the Jacobsen Foundation accepts applications for fall (deadline June 1) and spring (deadline October 15) semesters. Students must be members in good standing of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and complete the application process for each semester. The complete application must be mailed in one envelope. For more information, go to http://www.jacobsenscholarshipfund.com.

  • National Federation of the Blind

    Applicants must be legally blind. Scholarships range from $3,000 to $12,000 per year. For more information and current deadlines visit www.nfb.org.

  • SAGE Scholar’s Tuition Rewards

    Emory & Henry College makes accessibility to a high quality, private education a priority. Families can earn tuition credits to attend the College, thanks to our participation in the national Savings and Growth for Education (SAGE) Scholars program.

  • Sallie Mae Fund Scholarships

    Students can now apply for more than $2 million in scholarships from the Sallie Mae Fund, a charitable organization sponsored by Sallie Mae. Scholarships are available for low-income students as well as students of Hispanic- or African-American heritage.

  • Special Operations Warrior Foundation

    Special Operations Warrior Foundation helps provide college education through a scholarship program that provides grants, not loans, to surviving children of veterans who died serving in Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps Special Operations during combat or training missions. The Special Operations Warrior Foundation is a non-profit organization began in 1980 and is currently providing scholarship grants to more than 800 students. Go to http://www.specialops.org/?ScholarshipPrograms for more information.

  • SunTrust Bank, N.A. on behalf of the Blount, Meiler & Rush Scholarship Funds

    For Virginia residents attending selected schools in Virginia. Must have a GPA of at least 2.5 and have need based on filing the FAFSA. School nominations are limited to six new applicants each year. In order to be considered for nomination, a student must be an accepted and deposited applicant to E&H or a currently enrolled student, a request must be made in writing to the Director of Financial Aid at E&H and the student must file FAFSA no later than May 1 each year.

  • The Community Foundation of Virginia

    Serving Central Virginia: City of Richmond, Counties of Henrico, Chesterfield or Hanover. Students from those areas can visit their website to search for scholarships: http://www.tcfrichmond.org.

  • The Gates Millenium Scholars (GMS)

    GMS is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and was established in 1999 to provide outstanding low income African-American, American Indian/Alaska Natives, Asian Pacific Islander American*, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline area of interest. Continuing GMS Scholars may request funding for a graduate degree program in one of the following discipline areas: education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health or science. The goal of GMS is to promote academic excellence by providing thousands of outstanding students, who have significant financial need, the opportunity to reach their full potential.  More information can be found at http://www.gmsp.org/ 

    Eligibility: Students are eligible to be considered for a GMS scholarship if they:

    • Are African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American or Hispanic American.
    • Are a citizen/legal permanent resident or national of the United States.
    • Have attained a cumulative GPA of 3.3 on a 4.00 scale (unweighted) at the time of nomination.
    • Will be entering a U.S. accredited college or university as full-time, degree seeking freshmen in the Fall.
    • Have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular or other activities.
    • Meet the Federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria.
    • Have all three required forms (Nominee Personal Information Form, Nominator Form, and Recommender Form) completed and submitted by the deadline.
  • The Hispanic College Fund (HCF)

    Scholarships awarded based on both merit and financial need. HCF administers multiple scholarship programs including the Sallie Mae Fund’s First in My Family Scholarship Program and The Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting Scholarship Program. The minimum eligibility criteria for HCF scholarship programs are:

    Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident residing in the United States
    Must be studying full-time in the United States or Puerto Rico
    Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of a 3.0 based on a 4.0 scale

    To apply for HCF Scholarships you will be required to complete an online application.

    To apply online please visit their secure online application website, http://www.hsf.net. All instructions are available at this site. 

  • The Tobacco Region Scholarship Program

    The Virginia Tobacco Commission established a Bachelor’s Degree scholarship program in 2002 to strengthen the economies of Southwest (SW) and Southside (SS) Virginia through education and training of its citizens. The Tobacco Region Scholarship Program provides assistance with tuition for eligible students who live in one of several specific counties who are enrolled in a Bachelor’s Degree program at an accredited 4-year college or university, whether public or private, in-state or out-of-state.  To see if the Tobacco Scholarship applies to you, please visit https://tobacco.swcenter.edu

  • The United Methodist Higher Education Foundation

    Because of the affiliation of Emory & Henry College with the United Methodist Church we have added a link to their website

    A variety of scholarships are available for United Methodist students who need help with tuition expenses at United Methodist-related schools. In the 2018-2019 academic year a number of scholarships will be provided through the United Methodist Dollars for Scholars program. Students’ United Methodist Churches at home, UM-related institutions of higher education, and UM Annual Conference Foundations partner with UMHEF and together provide students up to $4,000 in tuition expenses for an academic year. Other available scholarships have unique or specific criteria established by the donor. Some awards benefit students attending seminary or planning to serve in ministry, a couple are for persons planning to become military chaplains, and numerous others are specific to a certain state, conference, region, school, or area of study. There is also a scholarship that benefits a student who is deaf, blind, or hard of hearing. Find out if The United Methodist Higher Education Foundation has the perfect scholarship for you. 

  • United Negro College Fund

    An excellent resource for African-American students for information about college funding opportunities.

  • Vermont Student Assistance Program

    A state grant for Vermont residents. Must file FAFSA by March 1 in order to be eligible. For more information visit www.vsac.org.

  • Virginia Cable Telecommunications Association (VCTA)

    Virginia’s Future Leaders VCTA Scholarship sponsored by The Donald A. Perry Foundation. Deadline is usually in April for fall awards. Any citizen of the U.S.and resident of Virginia attending a 2 or 4 year college or university located in Virginia in undergraduate studies is eligible to apply. For current application requirements and information visit their website at www.vcta.com.

Time-Sensitive Scholarships

  • $1,500 Panel Systems Unlimited Scholarship



    Panel Systems Unlimited is proud to announce the annual Panel Systems Unlimited Scholarship worth $1,500. We encourage all students who meet the eligibility requirements to apply for this scholarship.


    • Applicant must be full-time undergraduate attending a college or university in the United States
    • Applicant must have at least a 3.5 minimum cumulative GPA
    • Applicant must be pursuing degree with concentration in business, marketing, or communications


    Panel Systems Unlimited promotes better green initiatives by recycling office furniture and providing our clients with eco-friendly office furniture options. Since 1996, we have become one of the nation’s leading suppliers of cost-effective, gently used office furniture, and we have remained in support of LEED’s mission of transforming the way buildings are designed to improve quality of life.

    • Describe 3 ways that businesses of all sizes can promote the green initiative, both internally and on the consumer’s side. Be sure to provide specific examples.

    Please answer the prompt above within 1,500-2,000 words.

    Application & Submission Instructions

    Submission essay should be titled “Panel Systems Unlimited Scholarship” and should contain applicant’s .edu address. Please mail original essay and official transcripts to the address below by June 1st, annually:

    Panel Systems Unlimited
    Attn: Scott Chapman
    4789 Hammermill Road
    Tucker, GA 30084

    Winner will be chosen and notified by the Panel Systems Unlimited scholarship committee, and award money will be directly submitted to winning student’s financial aid office by June 22nd, annually.

    Terms & Conditions

    • Panel Systems Unlimited will award one student with $1,500 for the Panel Systems Unlimited Scholarship.
    • Panel Systems Unlimited will directly submit award to the financial aid office matching winning student’s primary .edu address.
    • Elected winner may be asked to provide personal identification information such as birthdate or student ID to verify enrollment.
    • Winning student may be asked to share a photo for Panel Systems Unlimited to use solely for social media purposes.
    • If winning student does not meet the eligibility requirements at the time of disbursement, Panel Systems Unlimited reserves the right to withhold disbursement.
    • Panel Systems Unlimited reserves the right to withhold disbursement in the event that the scholarship committee feels there are no viable applicants.
    • Students are encouraged to apply for this annual scholarship each year. Winning student must reapply to be considered for the following year.
  • Ambient Edge Students Affected By Cancer Scholarship
    Ambient Edge Students Affected By Cancer Scholarship
    Deadline for Application: December 31, 2018
    About the Scholarship
    Ambient Edge would like to help high-achieving students who have dealt with—or are still dealing with—cancer in any form. The scholarship will grant $1,000 to one talented, hard-working student to help them reach their dreams.
    About Ambient Edge
    Ambient Edge is a top-rated air conditioning, heating & plumbing company serving Las Vegas and surrounding communities in Nevada and Arizona. A large part of our work involves removing contaminants from a home’s air or its water supply—including many contaminants that are known to cause cancer. In addition, many of us at Ambient Edge have been affected by cancer personally. We have seen coworkers; family members and treasured friends face this dangerous disease.
  • Caring.com Student-Caregiver Scholarship

    Full scholarship details and application: www.caring.com/scholarship  


    Caring.com Student-Caregiver Scholarship


    • Description: The Caring.com Student-Caregiver scholarship gives out 2 awards of $1,500 each to students going to school while caring for a loved one.
    • Application deadline: June 30th, 2018
    • Application link: www.caring.com/scholarship



    • All students are eligible to apply to the scholarship, including those matriculating in Fall 2018.
    • It doesn’t require any kind of application fee and applicants’ contact information will only be used to notify them in the event they are awarded the scholarship.
  • GreenPal $2,000 Small Business Scholarship

    Details can be found here:


    To apply for the GreenPal Scholarship, email your essay (500-1000 words) along with a photo to scholarship @yourgreenpal.com . We will announce the winner on this page by August 1st, 2018.


    Scholarship funds will be awarded on a individual semester basis to the student’s institution, upon evidence of registration in classes and maintenance of GPA. This includes student identification number and correct address of school’s Bursar’s Office.

    Who is eligible to receive the awards? In the spirit of our founder, who founded his own lawn care company GreenPal’s scholarship is open to any graduating high school senior, college freshman or sophomore who owns and operates his/her own small business, or has put together a business plan to start a business while in college. Additionally, the student must enter their freshman year at an accredited two- or four-year university, college or vocational/technical institute during the Fall of 2018.

  • MEDIGO Scholarship
    MEDIGO is proud to announce its 2018 scholarship program.
    MEDIGO facilitates the treatment of patients abroad and has 900 healthcare providers in 36 countries. We strive to remove barriers to healthcare for our patients and believe that education should be accessible for students.
    $2,000 will be granted to one student who demonstrates creativity and the ability to craft a good essay, that is relevant to its topic. MEDIGO works with clinics all over the world; we employ 50+ people from more than 25 different countries. We invite students of all majors to write an essay on diversity in the workforce.
    Please see here the requirements and conditions of scholarship entry:
    • Deadline: September 1, 2018. The winner will be announced October 1, 2018.
    • Scholarship award of $2,000.
    • Open to students of all majors.
    • In order to be part of the program, the student’s school must have displayed the scholarship on their website
    You can find all the scholarship information on our website:
  • MyLEDLightingGuide’s Scholarship Fund

    MyLEDLightingGuide’s scholarship goal is to provide guidance for business, engineering, and environmental science students. We offer this opportunity for all of those students who relate to the goal of MyLEDLightingGuide which includes those listed above. The winning student will be awarded a $1000 scholarship for their efforts, which can then be used for tuition, books, or living expenses. Before you write or submit your work, please read our “about us” page to better understand our mission and purpose behind MyLEDLightingGuide.


    1. Only students located within the United States. You must be a US Citizen. Only active college students eligible.
    2. Must be registered full time for the Fall 2018 semester.
    3. Content must be original and written by you. No plagiarism.
    4. Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.5.
    5. Military academies are ineligible.
    6. Applicant must be enrolled in a program that is two years in length or longer.

    How to Enter
    1. Students are required to write a well researched essay with a minimum of 1000 words on one of the following topics:
    a. Why converting to LED is good for the country and nation. Think of the economic and environmental reasons on why conversion makes sense.
    b. Cost / Benefit Analysis of Converting to LED Lights - What should business owners consider when analyzing the reasons to convert to LED for their businesses. Think in terms of a factory owner, warehouse owner or anyone who spends a lot of money on lights every month.
    c. The benefits to the environment of converting to LED. For example, calculate the reduced energy consumption if people convert their light fixtures from Metal Halide to a LED Retrofit Solution.
    d. Analyze the existing lighting technologies and rate them in terms of performance, savings, reliability and functionality.
    e. How factories and warehouse facilities can dramatically reduce their energy spend by converting over to LED.
    f. Great ideas for making the planet greener - things we can do as individuals or thing corporations can do to help the environment.
    g. Climate Change: Steps we can take as individuals to make a difference.
    2. Submit your essay to scholarship@myledlightingguide.com along with the following information (Due by 1st of August, 2018):
    • First and last name
    • Email address
    • Phone Number
    • Name of school
    • Your current major
    • Current GPA
    • Essay of 1000+ words on one of the listed topics submitted as a text document.

    3. The winner will be chosen by our team on August 15th, 2018. The funds are then sent directly to the winner’s school for collection within 14 days of the announcement. 

  • North American Van Lines Military Logistics Scholarship

    North American Van Lines Military Logistics Scholarship


    At North American Van Lines, we are committed to improving the future of any and all students throughout the continental U.S. and beyond—we believe that educational quality for everyone is key in fostering a nationwide network of skilled professionals for years to come, from adults seeking continued education to those returning from active service.

    Because of this belief, we are proud for the opportunity to offer our first ever Military Logistics/Supply Chain Management/Operational Management Scholarship to qualifying current or former active duty military and their dependents. Upon the contest’s completion, two winners will be chosen to receive an award of $1,000 each. Read below to bring yourself up to speed on the contest’s rules, deadlines, award process and more.

    Interested? Here’s what you need to know:

    Eligibility Requirements:

      • U.S. Citizen (or permanent resident).
      • Enrolled (or enrolling) as a full time student of an accredited college/university within the United States for completion of an undergraduate degree in Logistics or equivalent field.
      • Limit of one (1) entry per contestant.
      • Applicants must be one of the following below:
        • An honorably discharged veteran or current member of the active military (including National Guard and Reserves).
        • A spouse of a current military service member or honorably discharged veteran.
        • A child (under age 21 or full-time student under age 23) of a current military service member or honorably discharged veteran.
      • Employees, professional affiliates, and agents of North American Van Lines (and their immediate families) are not eligible.
      • The applicant must comply with IRS rules to qualify for the tax-free benefits of the scholarship, including following.  
        • It does not exceed your expenses;
        • It is not designated or earmarked for other purposes (such as room and board), and does not require (by its terms) that it cannot be used for qualified education expense; and
        • It does not represent payment for teaching, research, or other services required as a condition for receiving the scholarship.
      • You must be a Candidate for a Degree. You are a Candidate for a Degree if you:
        • Attend a primary or secondary school or are pursuing a degree at a college or university, or
        • Attend an educational institution that:
          • Provides a program that is acceptable for full credit toward a bachelor’s or higher degree, or offers a program of training to prepare students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation; and
          • Is authorized under federal or state law to provide such a program and is accredited by a nationally recognized accreditation agency
      • Eligible educational institution. An eligible educational institution is one whose primary function is the presentation of formal instruction and that normally maintains a regular faculty and curriculum and normally has a regularly enrolled body of students in attendance at the place where it carries on its educational activities. 
      • Qualified education expenses. For purposes of tax-free scholarships and fellowship grants, these are expenses for:
        • Tuition and fees required to enroll at or attend an eligible educational institution; and
        • Course-related expenses, such as fees, books, supplies, and equipment that are required for the courses at the eligible educational institution. These items must be required of all students in your course of instruction.
      • Qualified education expenses do not include the cost of:
        • Room and board, Travel, Research,Clerical help, or  Equipment and other expenses that are not required for enrollment in or attendance at an eligible educational institution.

    Application Requirements:

        • Complete all required sections of our application form below.
        • Applicants must submit a copy of their DD214 (member 4) or a signed letter from Command certifying active duty status.
        • Be sure to attach the following documents to your application form:

    Copy of your most recent transcripts.

    Some verification of enrollment at your college.

    Your Essay.

    Entry Requirements:

        • Submit a brief essay of between 400 and 800 words, detailing why a career in logistics/supply chain management is your college major of choice. A personalized tone, referencing sincere firsthand experience and sentiment, is best—no need to be too formal. We want to know why you truly believe in logistics as the best career path for you!


        • Total award - $1,000; Number of awards given – 1.
        • Maximum award - $1,000 per winner.
        • Award amount will be made out to your school in the form of a check, and mailed to your personal address.


      • Winners will be notified via email, and on our official Logistics Scholarship homepage at (NorthAmerican.com/Scholarship/LogisticsEdu).
  • SunTrust Off to College Scholarship Sweepstakes

    SunTrust is pleased to offer the Off To College Scholarship Sweepstakes where high school seniors or current college undergraduate can win a $500 scholarship for education expenses at a 2 or 4 year public or private college/university located in the United States.

    Scholarship winners will be randomly chosen every two weeks beginning on or about October 30, 2017 until May 14, 2018.  In all, 30 winners will be chosen at random.

    Registration begins September 12, 2017 and students can enter online once during each entry period.

    Students can enter online at https://www.suntrust.com/loans/student-loans/scholarship 

  • The Recovery Village® Health Care Scholarship

    A $1,000 award will be given to a student pursuing a health-related degree program. Areas of study that will be considered include, but are not limited to, counseling, social work, emergency medicine, pre-med, nursing, psychology (with a focus on addiction counseling or a substance-abuse related field).

    Applicants must submit an essay no more than 500 words describing why they are passionate about health care, with a focus on substance abuse and mental health. Essays can draw from personal or professional experience.


    Visit https://www.therecoveryvillage.com/scholarships/ for more information.