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External Scholarships and Financial Awards

These scholarships and awards are handled externally. Please visit the associated websites if you have further questions about applying.

Looking for internal financial awards? Find more information about internal scholarships here.


Pennsylvania Capital Semester

The Capital Semester program provides students who are accepted the chance to spend the fall semester in the state capital of Harrisburg in a government related internship (or field practicum if seniors). Students continue their program of study but at the Temple Harrisburg campus. Students must be juniors or seniors by the beginning of the internship semester and possess a minimum 3.0 GPA. For more info (classes, the internship, costs, requirements and application, housing and transportation, and testimonials), visit http://www.cla.temple.edu/ipa/about/the-pennsylvania-capital-semester/

Washington Semester

The Washington Semester allows Temple students to gain valuable career experience in the nation’s capital, while remaining full-time students. If accepted into the program, students register for three courses in the College of Liberal Arts (two for 3 credits each, and one for 9 credits) for a 15-credit semester in the fall and spring. (Summer programs are also available for 12 credits.) The Institute for Public Affairs serves as liaison to The Washington Center (TWC), a well-established and well-regarded internship semester program in Washington, DC through which Temple students receive internships and take classes. Students must be entering their junior or senior years, and maintain a 3.0 GPA. For more info (classes, the internship, costs, requirements and application, housing and transportation, and testimonials), visit http://www.cla.temple.edu/ipa/the-washington-semester

Diamond Awards

The Diamond Award is the highest recognition by Student Affairs given to a Temple University undergraduate student. This recognition is based on a holistic evaluation of the student’s accomplishments. The Award is reserved for those who have demonstrated superior leadership, academic achievement, service to the University, and impact on a community (local, regional, or global). Through their leadership, it is clear that they are set apart from others as especially deserving of this unique honor. Award recipients are recognized at the Annual Diamond Award Ceremony.

Truman Scholarship

At the time of application, students will be a full-time pursuing a bachelor's degree with junior-level academic standing or have senior-level standing in their third year of college enrollment. Note: Students who are already attending graduate school are not eligible for the Truman Scholarship. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen (or a U.S. national) or expect to receive their citizenship by the date the Scholarship will be awarded.

Students must be nominated by their institution in a process conducted by the Truman Scholarship Faculty Representative.  The process may vary from institution to institution.  Some schools conduct a truncated version of our application process while others are more informal. Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. in your time zone on the first Tuesday in February. 

What are the primary criteria for selection?

  • Extensive record of campus and community service
  • Commitment to a career in government or the nonprofit and advocacy sectors
  • Communication skills and a high probability of becoming a "change agent"
  • Strong academic record with likely acceptance to the graduate school of the candidate's choice

Temple faculty representative:

Barbara Gorka
Director, Scholar Development & Fellowships Advising
barbara.gorka@temple.edu
215-204-0708

More information is available at https://www.truman.gov/

William (Bill) Bergman Award

This award is presented to a Temple University Student in good academic standing who demonstrates University leadership as well as service to the broader community. Preference shall be given to students with financial need who are from a Philadelphia High School.

Marc David LGBTQ Scholarship Award

The Marc David LGBTQ Scholarship has been established to provide academic financial support for an undergraduate Temple student active in the LGBTQ community. Activity may be demonstrated inside or outside of Temple University. Preference shall be given to students with financial need, but active leadership and advocacy for LGBTQ causes is paramount.

Memorial Awards

The Temple University Memorial Awards are designed to recognize Undergraduate Temple University students for their outstanding academic, leadership and service achievements. The Dean of Students Office coordinates the Memorial Awards process. For a list of all awards and qualifications required, visit http://deanofstudents.temple.edu/memorial-awards

Minority Fellowship Program

CSWE's Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) opportunities support the mission of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to reduce the effects of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities by increasing racial/ethnic minority individuals who are trained to work with underrepresented and underserved persons with or at risk for mental health and/or substance abuse disorders. For mor information, visit https://www.cswe.org/Centers-Initiatives/Initiatives/Minority-Fellowship-Program.aspx

Carl A. Scott Memorial Fund

The Carl A. Scott Memorial Fund was established by the CSWE Board of Directors in recognition of Carl A. Scott's contributions to CSWE and the social work profession. The components of the Fund includes an annual lecture series given at the annual program meeting, a publication program, and scholarship assistance. Two scholarships in the amount of $500 each are awarded to students who have demonstrated a commitment to work for equity and social justice in social work. For more information, visit https://www.cswe.org/Centers-Initiatives/Initiatives/Scholarships-and-Fe...

Cancer Horizons College Scholarship

Cancer Horizons strives to empower cancer patients. This $1,000 scholarship is intended to support one hardworking, high achieving college student living with cancer. For more information, visit https://www.cancerhorizons.com/cancer-horizons-college-scholarship

RevPart's 2019 Spring STEM Scholarship

RevPart is proud to support the next generation of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) students by providing a scholarship of $1,000 to a student demonstrating excellent promise in their area of study. As an innovator in the tech industry, we understand the importance of the STEM fields and wish to advocate for the industry's future leaders by assisting their efforts towards a degree. Any student majoring in a STEM field that is attending an accredited college may apply. The 2019 scholarship winner will be awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student to be used towards their degree. RevPart will also be offering a book scholarship for the first and second runner-up. For more information and to apply, visit https://revpart.com/scholarship.

Affordable Colleges Online: Guide to Scholarships for Nursing Students

This scholarship search tool enables nursing students to find available funds for their degree programs. For more information, visit https://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/degrees/nursing-programs/schola...

SocialWorkLicenseMap.com Database

SocialWorkLicenseMap.com provides a listing of various scholarship opportunities available to social work students. The list of scholarships is available at https://socialworklicensemap.com/become-a-social-worker/social-work-scho....

2018 BluePay STEM Scholarship

Payment processing is already driven and enabled by technology. Successful execution in the future of payments requires educated minds that focus on both business goals and cutting-edge innovation. As an industry leader, BluePay is continuing our support of students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines by offering one $1,000 and two $250 scholarships. To qualify, undergraduate or graduate students must be majoring in a STEM field of study and attending an accredited college or university. The application includes an essay answering 1 of 3 questions in a minimum of 500 and a maximum of 1,000 words: 

  1. What recent innovation has meant the most to your daily life? 
  2. What do you imagine or have you experienced to be the single greatest challenge that arises when you start your own business? 
  3. What do you think is the biggest threat to the security of your personal information? 

To apply, visit https://www.bluepay.com/company/scholarship/

Capital Auto Auction STEM Scholarship

To help provide more individuals with the opportunity to get a solid education, Capital Auto Auction is awarding a scholarship to support students pursuing STEM-related degrees. One winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship and two runners up will receive a $250 award. To qualify, students must be majoring in a STEM field (or a related field) at an accredited college or university. The deadline to apply is August 15, 2018. To apply, visit https://www.capitalautoauction.com/about-us/scholarship.

2018 Digital Media Scholarship Program

The Digital Media Scholarship Program is designed for students who aim to achieve their goals by properly using digital media for the right purpose, without becoming distracted by the endless amounts of distracting content. One (1) $1500 scholarship will be awarded to one student per year for students of all majors. To be eligible:

  • Must be attending or will attend as a full-time student
  • Provide the latest transcript with a minimum GPA of 3.3 or higher
  • Must include a cover letter with name and school 
  • Provide a thoughtful answer to the following three (3) questions:
    • How has digital technology and media such as social media and smartphones contributed to your success as a student?
    • How are you incorporating digital media into your everyday life?
    • What are 3 expectations you have for digital technology and social media in the near future?

Winners will be chosen based on creativity and originality. All entries must be submitted in as a Word document (.doc or .docx) to scholarship@buffguymedia.com. The deadline to enter is 12/7/18.

2019 Pro Stock Hockey Student Athlete Scholarship

  • Undergraduate or graduate students must attend an accredited college or university and play for the school’s hockey team (club teams & intramurals included).
  • The winning student will receive $1,000 to be used toward his or her degree. In addition, we will award $250 book scholarships to the two runners-up
  • The deadline for submissions is August 1, 2019. The winner will be announced on August 15th, 2019.

To apply, visit the scholarship's website.

2019 Veteran Car Donations Annual Scholarship

With an increasingly complex and demanding world, successful solutions to our nation’s (and our world’s) problems require a solid education. As a leader in nonprofit fundraising, Veteran Car Donations sees, up close, the many issues facing today’s society. What better way to help combat these problems than to help pave the way for tomorrow’s leaders? To put our money where our mouth is, we are announcing the 2019 Veteran Car Donations Annual College Scholarship – supporting students pursuing STEM-related degrees. According to the Department of Education, STEM fields of study include computer sciences, engineering, mathematics, natural sciences (including physical, biological, and agricultural sciences), and related fields. Related fields involve research, innovation, and/or the development of new technologies using the aforementioned fields of study. Veteran Car Donations will award the selected student applicant $1,000 to be used toward his or her degree. In addition, Veteran Car Donations will award a $250 textbook scholarship to the two runners-up.

To qualify, undergraduate students must be majoring in a STEM field of study (or related field) as well as attending an accredited college or university. To apply, visit the scholarship's website.