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
Addiction Awareness Scholarship December
Ayn Rand Institute April
Big Fish Gaming Scholarship May
California Tour Guide Scholarship December
Caring.com June and December
Cheap Auto Insurance March and October
Custody X Change Single Parent Scholarship July
Design Thinking Scholarship July and December
Eligible to Learn Scholarship July
Etailpro Entrepreneurship Scholarship Quarterly
Heavy Equipment Appraisal Scholarship for Ethical Awareness May
Hiking Ambition Wellness Scholarship March and September
Insureon Small Business Scholarship November
James "Rhio" O'Connor Memorial Scholarship Monthly
LA Tutors Innovation in Education Scholarship Monthly
Laptop Under Budget Scholarship October
LIFE Lessons Scholarship Program March
Lucky Patcher Scholarship August
Medical Assistant Scholarship December
Mixbook Scholarship June and December
Movoto Scholarship December
Nitro College Scholarship March, July, December
North American Moving Services December
Payscale Women in STEM Scholarship January
Power Scout Scholarship November
Quit Smoking Community Scholarship January and July
Redfin Scholarship January/July
Reservation Counter Scholarship May and November
Self-Empowerment Scholarship July and December
SEO Services USA Scholarship August
Shear Comfort Automotive Scholarship April and October
Slick Deals Scholarship April & October
The Cover Guy Annual Scholarship April and July
Ticket City Scholarship November
Turbo Squid Scholarship July
UpCounsel Scholarship December
VeteranAid.org Scholarship December
Veterans Benefit Scholarship December
ZendyHealth Med Tech Scholarship August and December