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:
Here are a few specific scholarship opportunities that we recommend you apply for:
- Andrew Budraitis Foundation Scholarships - one (1) $7,500 Lehigh Valley Veterans Scholarship and one (1) $7,500 Lehigh Valley High School Graduate Scholarship will be awarded annually to students who meet the individual scholarship criteria and attend a college in the Greater Lehigh Valley Area.
- 2023 Pennsylvania Association for College Admission Counseling (PACAC) Scholarships - three (3) students will be selected for the $1,000 PACAC Scholarship and one (1) student will be selected for the $1,500 Benjamin James Memorial Scholarship. Deadline to apply is February 1, 2023 at 11:59pm ET.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
For years prior to and including the 2022-2023 academic year, 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).
NEW! For the 2023-2024 academic year, the first $7,000 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 aid (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.