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Outside Scholarships

Outside scholarship are funds from non-Dillard sources. Many organizations offer outside scholarships to Dillard students. Find out about available outside scholarships below.


DU Outside Scholarship Announcements:

Below is a comprised list of scholarship engines and programs from various outside sources. This list will be updated regularly as the office is made aware of more scholarship opportunities.


We urge all students to build profiles on the following scholarship engines so that they are aware of potential awards as they become available.


2023-24 Renaissance Scholars



Applications are now being accepted for scholarships offered by United Methodist Higher Education Fund (UMHEF) for the 2023-2024 school year. UMHEF awards nearly $2 million each year to nearly 1,000 students. MyDU Students attending Dillard University and are active members of one of these churches: LAWLESS MEMORIAL Chapel (Check with Rev. Brisbon) in the office of the Chapel) The United Methodist Church, the Global Methodist Church, the African Methodist Episcopal Church, or the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church must apply by March 1, 2023.



United Negro College Fund:


Hispanic College Fund:


Scholarship America:


Black College Dollars:


State Aid Programs (TOPS):
Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance


The United Methodist Church:
United Methodist Scholarships


Gates Millennium Scholarships:

Gates Scholars Information



Various Outside Scholarships


Below is a list of outside scholarships available to students. Read each one carefully as application requirements & deadlines to apply vary by the scholarship program.


Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc. - Omicron Lambda Omega Chapter Leah Gordon Scholarship

Open to all students with at least 24 hours earned and a 3.0 GPA. 


AORN Scholarship for Nurses


AWG Minority Scholarship

This scholarship encourages young minority women to pursue an education and later a career in the geosciences.


AXA Achievement Scholarship

Provides over $600K in scholarships every year to at least one student in every state.


Burger King Scholars Program

Offers scholarships between $1,000 & $5,000


Davidson Fellows Scholarship Program

Provides scholarships in the S.T.E.M. programs


C.I.A. Undergraduate Scholarship Program

Developed for minority and disabled students


Dell Scholars Program


Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund

Scholarship fund for students devoted to social justice and social change


Development Fund for Black Students in Science & Technology

Endowment fund for students enrolled in science & technical fields at HBCUs


Tom Joyner Foundation Full Ride Scholarship

Offers a full ride scholarship to one student attending a HBCU


Koch Scholars Program

The program managed by the UNCF, offers renewable scholarship opportunities to exemplary undergraduate students in Accounting, Business, Economics, Engineering, History, Philosophy or Political Science. Deadline to apply is July 15


Microsoft University Careers

Provides internships in various technical and non-technical areas


NASA Aeronautics Scholars Program (Senior phyics students)


Radio, Television, Digital News Association

Offers various scholarships to students in journalism and broadcasting programs


Ron Brown Scholarship Program


Xerox Minority Scholarships 

Provides between $1,000 & $10,000 to minority students enrolled in technical degree programs


Wells Fargo CollegeSTEPS Program

Provides $1,000 scholarships to new and current students

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