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Scholarships from Outside Sources

Scholarships from Outside Sources

Small scholarships add up!

There are plenty of opportunities to earn free money for college—you just have to be patient and persistent! 

How to Find Outside Scholarships

Be on the lookout for scholarships from foundations, businesses, clubs and organizations, religious affiliations, and more. It’s helpful to be specific in your searches, so you can find scholarships that match your exact qualifications—like “Pennsylvania women in STEM scholarships” or “study abroad in Australia scholarships.”     

Remember that deadlines and application procedures vary widely so you should never stop researching external scholarship sources. Here are a few search engines that we recommend: 

Reporting Your Award

Because financial need is the basis for much of the financial aid awarded by Moravian University, you are required, as a condition of your financial aid offer, to inform the Financial Aid Office of any grants, scholarships, tuition benefits, or additional financial aid resources that you received from a source that is not already listed on your financial aid offer. To alert us to an additional funding source, please email


The first $5,000 of "outside" (from an external provider) grants, scholarships, or tuition benefits awarded may first be used to meet any existing unmet financial need and then used to reduce self-help (student loans and work-study). 

Any outside grant, scholarship, or tuition benefit that causes your total gift aid to exceed your calculated financial need will result in a dollar-for-dollar reduction in need-based grant money from Moravian University.

Reduction in need-based loans or work-study may also be required by federal regulations. Total financial aid from all sources, including educational loans, cannot exceed your cost of attendance, as determined by Moravian University. Outside grants, scholarships, and tuition benefits combined with all sources of institutional gift aid cannot exceed your billable cost of tuition, standard fees, room, and board.