Outside Essay Scholarships

UC Davis does not endorse or recommend any particular organization, individual, points of view, products, or services offered by these outside sites. While we screen these listings to eliminate any offers that do not appear to be legitimate, students should review all scholarship information carefully. Please see our scholarship application tips section, for information on how to search for outside scholarships.

Each of the scholarships listed below requires the applicant to submit an essay, video, or project in response to a specific prompt. The majority of the listings below do not have any criteria other than essay, video, or project submitted.

Outside Scholarship Approximate Deadline
Abbott & Fenner June
ACLS Medical Training December
Addiction Resource Scholarship May
Advance Prevention Scholarship December
ARC Immigrant Scholar Award January and July
Ashton & Price College Scholarship January
Ayn Rand Institute April
Big Fish Gaming Scholarship May
Blue Kangaroo Community Activist Scholarship December
Brain Injury Caregivers Scholarship July
Brownstone Scholarship April
California Tour Guide Scholarship December
Caring.com December
Cheap Auto Insurance March and October
CouponFollow Scholarship for Financial Awareness June
Couponing in College Scholarship October
Custody X Change Single Parent Scholarship July
Cyberbullying Prevention for Teens Scholarship February
Dallas Car Accident Lawyers Cancer Awareness Scholarship December
Design Thinking Scholarship July and December
DevelopIntelligence Scholarship for Promising Programmers September
Diamond Herbs Scholarship July
Eligible to Learn Scholarship July
Golden West Plumbing Scholarship November
Guerra Dental Scholarship August and December
Higher Visibility Marketing Scholarship September
Hiking Ambition Wellness Scholarship March and September
Hitting the Golf Ball Sports Scholarship January
Insureon Small Business Scholarship November
James "Rhio" O'Connor Memorial Scholarship Monthly
LA Tutors Innovation in Education Scholarship Monthly
LendEDU Scholarship April and October
LIFE Lessons Scholarship Program March
Medical Assistant Scholarship December
Mixbook Scholarship May
Myprojectorlamps.com October and May
Nitro College Scholarship March, July, December
North American Moving Services December
Payscale Women in STEM Scholarship May
QuitDay.org Scholarship December
Quit Smoking Community Scholarship January and July
Self-Empowerment Scholarship July and December
Self-S Storage Finders Scholarship December
Shear Comfort Automotive Scholarship April and October
Shift Insurance July
Slick Deals Scholarship April & October
Solar Scholarship July
The Cover Guy Annual Scholarship April 
Ticket City Scholarship November
VeteranAid.org Scholarship December
Waterlogic Clean Water Scholarship April
ZendyHealth Med Tech Scholarship May and December