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Outside Scholarship OPPORTUNITIES
The Office of Student Financial Assistance receives many notices about scholarships offered from private sources outside of the college. Please note that it is the student's responsibility to notify the Office of Student Financial Assistance of all financial aid received from other sources. Types of assistance that must be reported include private scholarships, tuition waivers, veteran's benefits, Massachusetts Rehabilitation assistance, etc. Please mail a copy of your award notification to our office so we may make a note of it in your student record.
Available outside scholarship opportunities are posted on Handshake through Career Development.
In addition to reviewing the available outside scholarship opportunities posted to Career Development, students are strongly encouraged to conduct their own scholarship searches to find scholarships related to their specific interests and needs. The following is a list of scholarship search engines and resources:
- Art Deadlines List: Art contests and competitions, art jobs and internships, art scholarships and grants and fellowships, art festivals, call for entries/proposals/projects, and other opportunities, in all disciplines, for art students, art teachers, and artists of all ages, all skill levels, in all disciplines, anywhere.
- Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation: Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation seeks to build community and enrich the lives of all residents of Berkshire County, MA; Columbia County and northeast Dutchess County, NY; and northwest Litchfield County, CT. They have a variety of scholarships which support any level of education and can benefit students attending a particular school, studying a particular field or living in a certain geographic area.
- Chegg.com: A free scholarship search engine used by over 4 million students nationwide, with a database containing over a billion dollars in total scholarships.
- CollegeBoard: Find scholarships, other financial aid and internships from more than 2,200 programs, totaling nearly $6 billion.
- CollegeNET: A scholarship database of over 600,000 awards. The Profile Search feature looks for scholarships that match your personal profile.
- College Planning Center: Located in the Boston Public Library in Copley Square in downtown Boston, the ASA College Planning Center has compiled an excellent database of local, regional, and national scholarships.
- CareerOnestop.org: Search more than 7,000 scholarships, fellowships, loans, and other financial aid opportunities, sponsored by the U. S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
- FastWeb: Fastweb is the premier online resource for paying and preparing for college. Fastweb members are matched to relevant scholarship opportunities completely free of charge. With roughly 1.5 million scholarships worth over $3.4 billion, there are scholarships for every student's educational goals, activities and interests. Additionally, Fastweb members can depend on us for insider financial aid tips and job and internship matches in their area.
- Rhode Island Foundation Scholarship/Fellowship Opportunities: The Foundation currently manages more than 150 scholarship and fellowship funds; opportunities are listed on their website.
- Scholarship America: The nation's largest non-profit, private-sector scholarship and educational support organization.
- Scholarships for Veterans: AffordableCollege.com has compiled a list of scholarships for veterans as well as active duty military servicemembers, for every branch of the military, and for families and spouses.
- Unafraid Educators Scholarship List: Scholarship resources for undocumented students compiled by the Boston Teachers Union Unafraid Educators group.
- Unigo (formerly ScholarshipExperts.com): Unigo provides a time-saving, customized list of free scholarships that match your hobbies, interests and academic background. Get unlimited access to a scholarship database of 3.6 million scholarships worth over $14 billion.
How Outside Awards May Affect Your Financial Aid
Please note, it is the student's responsibility to notify the Office of Student Financial Assistance of all outside awards received from other sources in writing. Types of assistance that must be reported include private scholarships, tuition waivers, veteran's benefits, Massachusetts Rehabilitation assistance, etc.
In some cases financial aid may have to be adjusted because of outside scholarships or assistance. If this is the case, MassArt will do everything possible within the realm of federal regulations to protect a student's grant awards, however, outside awards may reduce the student's eligibility to borrow federal funds or receive work-study. Please note that it is the student's responsibility to make certain that MassArt receives these outside scholarship funds.