What are Outside Scholarships and Grants?
Outside scholarships and grants are awards given by people, organizations, and companies to individual students to assist them with their college education. Scholarship and grant qualifications are set by the provider and can be quite specific, such as students from a particular high school, students with a certain college major, female students, students from Hispanic families, students who are freshmen, etc.
Some scholarships and grants are available for continuing students, and to assist with specific educational activities such as undergraduate research.
Are you currently an SNU Student? Go to Outside Scholarships for Current Students to see scholarships available for currently-enrolled students (requires SNU Google log-in).
View a list of external scholarship opportunities for our top seven states.
How can these help me?
Outside scholarships go towards covering your total cost of attendance at SNU. Seeking and receiving an outside scholarship award can help to reduce your college costs at SNU.
While many awards are directed for first-time freshmen, others are focused on continuing students (sophomore, junior, senior students).
If you are planning to do undergraduate research or study abroad, you can apply for awards that may assist you with the associated costs. If you are planning to apply to graduate or professional school, there are awards specifically designated for this purpose.
First-time student awards are typically given to students in their first college semester. The time to apply for such awards is typically during the senior year of high school.
Several types of awards categories are available, including state, gender, college major, ethnicity. Explore this site for details on each.
This site does not provide an exhaustive list. Contact an Admissions Counselor (405) 491-6324 or a Financial Assistance Counselor (405) 491-6310 to discuss your scholarship needs and eligibility.