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
Advance Prevention Scholarship December
Ayn Rand Institute April
Big Fish Gaming Scholarship May
Blue Kangaroo Community Activist Scholarship December
Brain Injury Caregivers Scholarship July
California Tour Guide Scholarship December
Caring.com June and December
Cheap Auto Insurance March and October
Couponing in College Scholarship March and 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
Eligible to Learn Scholarship July
Etailpro Entrepreneurship Scholarship Quarterly
Golden West Plumbing Scholarship November
Guerra Dental Scholarship August and December
Heavy Equipment Appraisal Scholarship for Ethical Awareness May
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
Lucky Patcher Scholarship August
Medical Assistant Scholarship December
Mixbook Scholarship June and December
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 August and December
Quit Smoking Community Scholarship January and July
Redfin Scholarship January/July
Reservation Counter Scholarship May and November
Self-Empowerment Scholarship July and December
Self-S Storage Finders Scholarship December
SEO Services USA Scholarship August
Shear Comfort Automotive Scholarship April and October
Slick Deals Scholarship April & October
Solar Scholarship July
The Cover Guy Annual Scholarship April and July
Ticket City Scholarship November
Turbo Squid Scholarship July
VeteranAid.org Scholarship December
Waterlogic Clean Water Scholarship April
ZendyHealth Med Tech Scholarship August and December