Private scholarships may be obtained through a wide variety of outside sources. Numerous companies and organizations offer scholarships based on varying criteria. We encourage all students to research and apply for scholarships. Private scholarships are available throughout the year.

Generally, you must apply for scholarships and these applications can require documentation, interviews and essay-writing. It can be a lot of work, so it is important to identify and follow the requirements of each scholarship. Also, pay close attention to deadlines: They can sneak up on you.

The following is a limited list of private outside scholarships. Kettering University does not guarantee the availability of scholarships on these sites nor are we involved in the selection of recipients for these scholarships. Questions about an individual scholarship should be directed to the individual private scholarship foundation. 

AES Engineering Solutions Scholarship

How to Apply

Students must submit an essay of no more than 1000 words in answer to the following question:What are your dreams for your future? When you look back on your life in thirty years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful?
Amount of award: $500.00
Deadline for entry: October 7, 2015
Submit essay to:

There is no application packet for this award. Please do not include your resume at this time.
Be sure to include your full name as well as the name of the school you are attending this year and your plans for next year.

American Muscle's Student Scholarship

Four scholarships for $2,000 each will be awarded to students pursuing an automotive themed major. Two scholarships will be awarded every spring semester, followed by two additional scholarships to be awarded for the fall semester each year.

Our Program:

  • We are offering 4 currently enrolled students or high school seniors who are pursuing post-secondary education an opportunity to be awarded $2,000 in tuition assistance towards their upcoming semester! This scholarship is ongoing and will be available for both the spring and fall semesters each year.
  • Those students who have exceptional drive and ambition should submit a 700-1500 word essay to telling us who you are and how you plan on using your automotive education to incite positive change and innovation within the custom car industry. All entries must be submitted as a PDF or Microsoft Word document to be eligible for consideration and must also be accompanied by proof of current enrollment in an accredited United States college or university.
  • Please submit your essays by 12:00 p.m. EST on October 15 for all spring semester applicants and by June 15 for all fall applicants. Winning scholarships will be paid directly to the school as a tuition payment.
  • Winners will be selected by November 15 for all spring contestants and by July 15 for fall applicants.

ASCO Numatics

ASCO Numatics will award two, $5,000 scholarships to U.S. engineering students who are pursuing careers in industrial automation-related disciplines. Additionally, ASCO Numatics will make $1,000 grants to the engineering departments of the colleges in which the winners are enrolled. The scholarships are merit-based and will be awarded on the candidate’s potential for leadership and for making a significant contribution to the engineering, instrumentation, systems, and automation professions, particularly as they relate to the application of fluid control and fluid power technologies.  Scholarship recipients may be eligible for an ASCO Numatics internship.

ASME Scholarships

  • ASME Scholarships are awarded annually
  • You must be a current ASME student member to login to the online application system.
  • All ASME Scholarships have specific eligibility requirements
  • Students must have established their grade point average (GPA) in their degree programs to qualify for ASME Scholarships.  If you have not yet established a GPA at the college level, your are not eligible.
  • Complete the online application form during the application cycle from January 6 thru March 1.

B. Davis Scholarship

The creators of the “Student Award Search Aid” website are offering a scholarship.

  • The deadline for applications is May 23, 2016
  • Amount of Scholarship:  $1,000

Buick Achievers Scholarship

  • The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program will award: Up to $25,000 per year
    for 100 students
    $2,000 one-time awards
    for 1,000 students
  • Deadline: 5 p.m. EST, February 28, 2014

Benjamin A Gilman International Scholarship

The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide.

Computer Science Degree Scholarships

  • A comprehensive review of available scholarships, listed by eligible student groups
  • Amounts awarded and deadlines for each scholarship
  • A step-by-step guide to finding and applying for CS scholarships

Financial Aid for Minority Students

View a list of available scholarships. Scholarships are listed at the bottom of the page.

Google Scholarships

At Google, we believe information should be universally accessible. Our education and scholarship programs aim to inspire and help students become future leaders in computing and technology by breaking down the barriers that prevent them from entering these fields. If selected, scholarship recipients will each receive a $10,000 scholarship for the 2016-2017 academic year and be invited to attend the all-expense paid Annual Google Scholars' Retreat at the Googleplex this summer. Scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of applicants' academic background, leadership, and demonstrated passion for computer science.

Please see below for a list of open scholarships:

The Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship is open to current female undergraduate or graduate students who will be studying at a university in the United States or Canada for the 2016-2017 academic year. Deadline: December 1, 2015

The Generation Google Scholarshipis open to current undergraduate or graduate students from an underrepresented background in computer science who will be studying at a university in United States or Canada for the 2016-2017 academic year.
Deadline: December 1, 2015

The Google Lime Scholarshipis open to current undergraduate or graduate students with disabilities who will be studying at a university in United States or Canada for the 2016-2017 academic year. Deadline: December 6, 2015

The Google SVA Scholarship for student veterans is open to current undergraduate or graduate student veterans who will be studying at a university in the United States for the 2016-2017 academic year.
Deadline: November 2, 2015

For questions and complete details on all of our scholarships, please visit

Great Lakes National Scholarship Program 

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be enrolled full-time with a major in a STEM discipline at a public or private two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school.
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Demonstrate financial need.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

HSF/Nissan North America, Inc. Scholarship Program

Eligibility Requirements
  • Be of Hispanic heritage 
  • Be a U.S. Citizen, legal permanent resident or eligible non-U.S. citizen
  • Be a Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Fifth-year Senior or Masters student studying full-time at a four-year U.S. accredited institution in the 2012-2013 academic year.
  • Must be pursuing a major in:  Advertising, Accounting, Human Resources Management, International Relations, Marketing, Public Relations or a Business or Engineering discipline
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Must have a permanent address OR attend an institution in one of the following areas:  
    • Arizona (state)
    • Dallas, Texas (metro)
    • Fort Worth, Texas (county)
    • Michigan (state)
    • Mississippi (state)
    • San Diego, California (metro)
    • Tennessee (state)
  • Community College students transferring to a four-year institution are encouraged to apply
  • Must apply for federal financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

IFC Community Involvement Scholarship

The Interfraternity Council (IFC) of Kettering University would like to empower Kettering University students to become involved with their community. Our interest in serving the Flint community stems from one of our core pillars, service. To empower and encourage students we are offering a $1000 scholarship to a student who has positively impacted the Flint community with his/her service and has ideas of how we as Kettering students can serve the people of Flint.

This Scholarship is open to all Kettering students including those without Greek affiliation. To obtain the following scholarship you must meet the following criteria:

  • Have a GPA of 2.5 or greater
  • Write an essay (500 word min.) on:
    -How you have served the Flint community
    -The opportunities available for the Kettering community to serve Flint
  • Must be a Kettering University student
  • May not be an IFC officer

The essays are due 4th Friday (May 2) and can be turned in to Myra Lumpkin or emailed directly to Jacob Kornas ( with the subject “IFC Scholarship.”

The scholarship will be awarded 5th week Friday (May 9) at the Greek Week Events. The winner must be present to obtain the award.

The Material Handling Education Foundation, Inc.

The Material Handling Education Foundation, Inc. (MHEFI) is proud to announce the 2015 Call for Scholarships for the 2015-2016 academic term. Scholarships are available for full-time students preparing for careers in the material handling, logistics, and supply chain industry.

Apply using the online application. One application enables the student to compete for one of approximately 50 available scholarships offered by the Foundation.

The deadline for application submission with all supporting documents is February 2, 2015. Scholarship winners will be announced by March 31, 2015.

National Society of Professional Engineers

Variety of scholarships offered to graduate and under-graduate engineering majors. Deadlines vary throughout spring. 

The SEMA Memorial Scholarship application!

Below are the minimum eligibility requirements to qualify for a SEMA Memorial Scholarship award; a student must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen enrolled in a full-time program of study at an accredited university
  • If currently attending a four-year accredited university or college you must have completed a minimum of 50 credit hours or
  • If currently attending a two-year accredited community college or vocational/technical program you must have completed a minimum of 25 credit hours.
  • Have a minimum 2.5 grade point average
  • Remain enrolled as a full-time student for the first full semester, quarter or term following the award 

SMART Scholarship

Benefits of the program include:

  • Full tuition and education related fees (does not include items such as meal plans, housing, or parking)
  • Cash award paid at a rate of $25,000 - $38,000 depending on degree pursuing (may be prorated depending on award length)
  • Paid summer internships
  • Health insurance allowance up to $1,200 per calendar year
  • Book allowance of $1,000 per academic year
  • Mentoring
  • Employment placement after graduation

Get started with the application

Society of Women Engineers

TruFit Good Citizen Scholarship

The Trufit Good Citizen Scholarship is awarded to students who demonstrate the difference they have made in their communities through volunteering. Beginning April 1, we will be giving away a total of $50,000 to 40 very deserving students. Our winners last year showed a tremendous dedication to helping others and improving their communities.