Although the scholarship resources listed here have been carefully selected, Excelsior College cannot predict the extent of success or benefits that will be realized by any given student from the use of such resources and does not guarantee or assume responsibility for the completeness or accuracy of the materials listed.

Business and Technology

  • Actuarial Scholarships for Students – Financial assistance opportunities for students pursuing actuarial science.
  • Link Pushing Scholarship – Link Pushing announces its first scholarship to assist students to achieve their educational goals.  This scholarship requires a 1,200 word + essay on the topic “4 Tips on How to Post and Share Effectively on Social Media.”
  • Wheelhouse Scholarship – Wheelhouse gives you the chance to win a $1000 scholarship to fund your education. This scholarship requires a 700 to 1,000-word essay.



  • FinAid – The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid. Discover scholarships that match your profile.
  • College Answer – This SallieMae site provides answers for college planning and paying for college.
  • College Board Scholarship Search – This online tool will help you locate scholarships, internships, grants, and loans that match your education level, talents, and background.


  • Coursey Enterprises Nursing Scholarship – Coursey Enterprises offers first-year nursing students a scholarship. This scholarship requires a 200-word essay on “Why I want to be a Nurse.”  This scholarship also requires a picture of yourself when your essay is submitted.
  • NLN Foundation for Nursing Education Scholarships – The NLN Foundation for Nursing Education offers scholarships of up to $8,000 each year to support the NLN’s mission to build a strong and diverse nursing workforce to advance the health of the nation and the global community. These scholarships are awarded to nurses pursuing advanced degrees to further their career as full-time nurse educators. The funds are for master’s or doctoral students enrolled in accredited programs who have completed at least a year of their academic program. The NLN Foundation wants to encourage more experienced and ethnically diverse nurses to pursue advanced degrees to prepare for full-time positions as nurse educators.


    • Aid and Resources for Re-entry Students – Back to College is an all-in-one, continually updated resource for adults returning to college.
    • Black Excel Scholarship and Financial Aid Help – This is a listing of state-based resources for students.
    • BluePay Stem Scholarship 2019 – BluePay offers scholarships to any undergraduate or graduate student majoring in a STEM field of study and attending an accredited college or university. An essay is required with a minimum of 500 and a maximum of 1,000 words.
    • Car Loans of America Scholarship – Car Loans of America is offering a scholarship to provide a student with financial support.  This scholarship requires an essay of at least 1,000 words on why you deserve to win this scholarship.  You can write your life story along with your educational goals, dreams, and aspirations.
    • The Scholarships – offers scholarships to student caregivers. Available scholarships have different award values and require an essay addressing a topic related to elder care.
    • Coca-Cola Scholars Scholarships – This a major competition with over 250 awards going to scholars with academic, leadership, and talent qualities. The award amount is from $4,000 to $20,000.
    • Five Star Car Title Loans Scholarship – Five Star Car Title Loans is offering a $1,000 scholarship to help students with their educational costs. This scholarship requires an essay of 400 – 600 words.
    • The Healthline and NAMI Stronger Scholarship Program of 2019 –  National Alliance on Mental Illness will award four students with a $5,000 scholarship each based on an essay describing involvement in the advancement of the mental health profession, either through research, patient advocacy, raising awareness, or community building.
    • Human Resource Scholarship Program for USA & Canada Students –  AIS Technolabs is offering a scholarship to students in a course related to Human Resources including business management, psychology, organization development, etc. This scholarship does require a written Thesis on “Ideal Sourcing Strategies that a recruiter can use.”
    • Innovation in Education Scholarship – LA Tutors awards students who showcase their creativity and make positive impacts with a $500 Innovation in Education scholarship. This scholarship requires an essay describing the goal of a project and supporting documentation.
    • Scholarship Program – This is a scholarship program for students working their way through college. This scholarship does require a 500 to 800 word essay.
    • Montana Capital Scholarship – Montana Capital offers a $1,000 scholarship to help a college student with his or her educational goal. This scholarship requires an essay of 400 – 600 words.
    • NING Scholarship – NING asks students to share their thoughts on how social networks will impact the future of communication. The essay must be 500 – 1000 words long.
    • The Roothbert Scholarship Fund – The Roothbert Fund was created in 1958 by Albert and Toni Roothbert to help men and women in need of financial aid to further their education.
    • Ron Brown Scholarships – These are prestigious, competitive scholarships focusing on a student’s academic promise, leadership ability, and financial need.
    • Scholarship Program for Gaming Excellence for USA – Canada – Sprak Design offers a scholarship program for gaming excellence students in USA and Canada, helping students to save money on their tuition and fees. This scholarship requires submission of a creative project and a 250-word answer to 5 questions.  Sprak Design is also offering nine other scholarships.
    • Stanford Advance Materials Scholarship – If you are currently enrolled in college (or headed there in 2019!) and want to win a $1000 scholarship to help cover expenses, enter the Stanford Advanced Materials Scholarship. This scholarship requires a written essay of 800 words or less.
    • Theodore Gordon Flyfishers Founders Fund – Environmental Consortium of Colleges & Universities is offering a scholarship to a student who will be entering his or her 1st or 2nd year of graduate school or law school as of Fall 2019, who will be enrolled, and who will continue to be enrolled during the entire award year (2019-2020 academic year), in a full-time graduate degree program at a member institution of the Environmental Consortium. Excelsior College is a member institution.
    • Watershed Scholarships – The Watershed Addiction Treatment Programs are offering scholarship for students that wish to describe their desire to become part of the Health Care industry. Specific areas of study in the Health Care field include nursing, pre-med, nutrition, therapy, psychology, social work, health science, radiology, phlebotomy, surgery, pediatric, etc.

Veterans Administration Scholarship Program

Excelsior College works in collaboration with the Veterans Healthcare Administration to promote the retention and reduce the attrition rates of VA scholarship participants (nationwide) enrolled in a nursing program at Excelsior College. Specific program planning was introduced and an advisor assigned to work with students and their respective VA Program Coordinators. Specific program planning is in place and an advisor is assigned to work with students and their respective VA Program Coordinators.

There are two scholarships offered by the VA for enrolled Excelsior nursing students:

  • Employee Incentive Scholarship Program (EISP) – This is for associate degree in nursing students. These students continue to work while earning their degree and have a maximum of 6 years to complete the program.
  • National Nursing Education Initiative (NNEI) scholarship – This is for students enrolled in the RN-BS or MS in nursing degree programs. These students continue to work while earning their degree and have a maximum of 6 years to complete the program.

Criteria to Apply for a VA Scholarship

  • Obtain approval from VA Program Coordinator.
  • Work at a VA hospital or health care facility. Be or become an enrolled nursing student with Excelsior College.

Excelsior College’s Responsibilities

  • Secure up-to-date Excelsior College Privacy Release forms.
  • Create a Plan of Study for each VA Scholarship applicant; amend as needed.
  • Complete Credit Verification worksheet for each VA Scholarship applicant; amend as needed.
  • Request letters of enrollment from the Dean for VA scholarship applicants.
  • Assist in resolving billing issues related to Excelsior College services provided to VA Scholarship students.
  • Provide transcript evaluations for enrolled students and send a copy of the My Academic Plan to the student and their respective VA Program Coordinator at least once a semester.
  • Provide written notification to the student about failing grades; suggest study strategies, Excelsior College resources.
  • Maintain regular communication with students to update and monitor their academic plans and resolve any student issues.
  • Notify VA Program Coordinator if student is not meeting their plan of study.

VA’s Responsibilities

  • Counsel prospective students about the nursing programs, degree requirements, and information about the VA scholarships and the application process.
  • Work collaboratively with the Excelsior College advisor to encourage continued student engagement and progression.