Scholarships from Outside Agencies

Last year more than $1.8 million was awarded to JWU students by outside agencies. Many organizations offer scholarships, including, but not limited to the following:

  • State and Local Governments/Agencies (i.e. in-state or major-specific incentive)
  • Employers, your parent's employer
  • Civic Groups & Clubs (i.e. Lions Club, Rotary Club, Elks Club)
  • Your state's higher education agency

Below are suggested free scholarship search sites. In no way are they endorsed by or affiliated with JWU (this list is provided to you as a courtesy). We caution students against paying for outside scholarship searches or even paying to apply for outside scholarships. Please be sure to read any website’s privacy terms and conditions carefully before submitting any personal information.

Abbott and Fenner
AES Engineers
American Association of Airport Executives
American Culinary Federation
American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation
American Savings Foundation
Armenian Educational Foundation
Athletic Scholarships
B. Davis Scholarship
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
Broadview Gives Back – Community Service Scholarship
Buick Achievers Scholarship Program
Caribbean Heritage Association of Trinidad and Tobago (C.H.A.T.T) 
Caribbean Hotel Association
CEO of Tomorrow Scholarship
Charles R. Ullman & Associates
Clay Osborne Foundation
College Board
College Net
College Planning Center of RI
College Quest
College Scholarship Contest
Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation
Direct2tv Media & Technology Blogging Scholarship
DutchCrafters Amish Furniture Heritage Scholarship
Dunkin' Donuts
Elie Wiesel Foundation
Fast Aid
Fast Web
Free Scholarship Info
Gates Millenium Scholarship
Go College
Goedeker’s College Scholarship 
Goya Foods
Hayes Barnard Paramount Equity Young Entrepreneur Scholarship
Health Careers Scholarship Program
Health, Nutrition and Fitness Scholarship
Horatio Alger
Hospitality Industry Network (NEWH)  
Hotels Cheap Scholarship Program
International Flight Services Association
The International Foodservice Editorial Council
John Gyles Education Awards
Lendio Brock Blake Student Entrepreneur of the Year
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Students (
LGBT & Allied Students (Human Rights Campaign)
Marketing EDGE Scholarship Funds 
Marriott Scholars Program
The Princeton Review
The Quit Smoking Academic Scholarship
Rhode Island Indian Council
The RI Foundation
RI Scholarships
Scholarship Experts
Scholarship Points 
Society for Foodservice Management
Student Scholarship Search
Talbots Scholarship Foundation 
TruFit Good Citizen Scholarships™
U.S. Bank Scholarship Program
Verbal Ink Transcription Services Scholarship
Wisconsin Bakers Association
WyzAnt College Scholarships

In addition, freshman and returning students are encouraged to conduct scholarship searches at a local library, guidance office, and on the Internet. When applying for any scholarship, please note the following recommendations.

  • Strictly observe guidelines and deadlines; submit applications early
  • Don't worry if you don't receive a particular scholarship; many scholarships allow applicants to apply again next year
  • Be honest and truthful about grades, experiences, memberships, and qualifications
  • Proofread your application/summary (spell check is great, but a trained human eye can catch grammatical errors)
  • Ask an instructor to proofread your information before submitting it for final review by a scholarship committee
  • Keep copies of everything you send out and create a tracking system to monitor outgoing and incoming applications
  • Review mainstream sources of funds and be creative; think about what makes you unique and find groups that value that difference