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.
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 4, 2014
Submit essay to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
AmericanMuscle'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.
- 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 email@example.com 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 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 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.
The creators of the “Student Award Search Aid” website are offering a scholarship for 2013.
- The deadline for applications is May 26, 2014
- Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
- The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program will award: Up to $25,000 per year
for 100 students
– and –
$2,000 one-time awards
for 1,000 students
- Deadline: 5 p.m. EST, February 28, 2014
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.
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.
- 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 cumaltive 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)
Variety of scholarships offered to graduate and under-graduate engineering majors. Deadlines vary throughout spring.
The 2013 SEMA Memorial Scholarship application will go live November 4, 2013!
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
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.