OLOL College


Institutional Scholarships

Find out about available institutional scholarships:

• 2015-2016 Franciscan Scholarship Application

This prestigious scholarship is awarded to five entering freshmen who have demonstrated outstanding academic performance and leadership skills in high school, and show promise of continuing such performance in college and beyond. Students who are admitted to OLOL College and meet the following minimum criteria may apply for consideration.

  • High School GPA of 3.5 or better 
  • ACT Composite score of 24 or SAT Composite score of 1110

Candidates will be evaluated based on their academic credentials, leadership and activity record, and essay.
Recipients are offered a scholarship package valued at the cost of tuition and fees for up to eight semesters. Con-tinued scholarship eligibility is contingent upon a 3.0 GPA and service to the College through various activities.
Click here to download application.

2014-15 Student Aid and Scholarships
Ambassador Scholarship Application and Requirements  
Scholarship Tips

Outside Scholarships

Find out about available outside scholarships:

• CampusRN Scholarship Fund Nursing Scholarship

CampusRN has $15,000 in Scholarships Available to Nursing & Allied Health Students. Click here to download application.

• Chicago Injury Center

The Chicago Injury Center is proud to offer four scholarships for disabled US Veterans, ranging from $250 to $1000. Applicants should write a 500+ word essay discussing the unique challenges they have faced as a disabled veteran and how their experiences have prepared them to overcome the challenges they will see as students.

Essays and all other application materials should be sent to the Chicago Injury Center by June 1, 2015. Additional requirements for the scholarship can be found here: http://chicagoinjurycenter.com/cic-veteran-scholarship-fund/

• St. Elizabeth Hospital’s Women’s Advisory Council

St. Elizabeth Hospital’s Women’s Advisory Council. The Women’s Advisory Council is a group of professional women who volunteer their time and advice to St. Elizabeth Hospital through service projects, fundraising activities, and meeting with hospital representatives to offer their views on hospital operations and activities.  Because the need for nurses at this time is so acute, and recognizing how expensive a nursing education can be, the Women’s Advisory Council felt that establishing this scholarship was a worthwhile project. 

The St. Elizabeth Hospital Women’s Advisory Council Nursing Scholarship is a one-time scholarship of $500 awarded twice yearly. It is open to nursing students working towards their R.N. degree and who are currently enrolled in a nursing program.   The winner of the scholarship will be announced in August 2015. 

  • Student Cover Letter for Scholarship Application
  • Applicaiton

Deadline for the return of applications for the scholarship will be May 31, 2015.  Applicants must make themselves available for an interview should they be chosen as a scholarship finalist. Although this is a one-time scholarship, winners of the scholarship may re-apply annually for the scholarship.


• Foster G. McGaw Graduate Student Scholarship

The Foundation of the American College of Healthcare Executives established this scholarship in honor of Foster G. McGaw, the founder of the American Hospital Supply Corporation. This scholarship is offered to provide financial aid to students in healthcare management graduate programs to help offset tuition costs, student loans and expenses.

Scholarship Details

Offered annually, the Foster G. McGaw Graduate Student Scholarship is designated for students enrolled in their final year of a healthcare management graduate program. Each scholarship is worth $5,000. Between the McGaw and Dent scholarships, ACHE awards up to 20 scholarships each year.

Eligibility Requirements

You may apply for a Foster G. McGaw Graduate Student Scholarship if you meet all of the following criteria:
[*]        You are a student enrolled in your final year (fall/spring) of full-time study in a healthcare management graduate program—MHA, MPH, MBA in Healthcare Administration or similar—with a graduation date between Sept. 1, 2015, and Aug. 31, 2016.
Applications are accepted between Jan. 1 and March 31, 2015. We will notify all applicants in July about the status of their applications.


• Freshman Scholarship Newsletter

This newsletter is filled with scholarship opportunities and useful tips specifically for incoming freshmen. Click here for more information.

• Gates Millennium Scholars

GMS provides outstanding, low income African American, American Indian/Alaska native, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline area of interest. Click here for more information.

• Hispanic Scholarship Fund

HSF/ General College Scholarships are designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a college degree. Scholarships are available on a competitive basis to:

  • Graduating High School Seniors
  • Community College Transfer Students
  • Undergraduate Students
  • Graduate Students


Award amounts generally range from $500 to $5,000.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be of Hispanic Heritage
  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for High School Students
  • Minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for College and Graduate Students
  • Plan to enroll Full-Time in an accredited not-for -profit 4 year university or graduate school during the FALL of scholarship cycle year
  • U.S. Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, DACA or Eligible Non-Citizen (as defined by FAFSA)
  • Complete FAFSA
  • Complete state Dream Act financial aid application (if applicable)


  • Merit-based scholarships available for undergraduate and graduate students
  • All majors and graduate fields accepted
  • Emphasis on STEM majors

First Priority Deadline: January 31, 2015
Second Priority Deadline: February 28, 2015
Final Deadline: March 30, 2015  

Scholarship Link:

• The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance Scholarship

The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance is proud to award $4,000 to one student each semester whose life has been impacted by cancer.  The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to college students in their pursuit of higher education. If you’ve battled a form of cancer yourself, or witnessed a loved one receiving treatment, we want to hear your story.


  • Those who have battled cancer at any point in their lives (not limited to mesothelioma).  Those who have a parent, sibling, immediate family member or close friend that has battled or is currently fighting cancer.


  • Must be enrolled full-time at an accredited two-year or four-year University, community college or junior college, or a graduate degree program.  This scholarship is offered nationwide to United States citizens.  Students must be in academic “Good Standing” and have a minimum Grade Point Average of 3.0 or higher to be eligible.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit a typed essay (500–1,500 words) or video submission (5 minutes max) answering the following questions:

  • How has cancer affected your life?
  • How did you overcome this strong adversity?
  • How has cancer affected outlook on your life and personal or career goals?
  • How did this adversity shape who you are today?
  • What would this scholarship mean to you? Why is it important?

Please fill out the application form and provide your full name, home address, email address, phone number, the university you are attending, or plan to attend, and your major. In addition, please also submit:

Unofficial Academic Transcript.

  • Proof of enrollment at an accredited two-year or four-year University, community college or junior college, or a graduate degree program.
  • 2 letters of recommendation detailing why you should receive the scholarship.
  • Information about any honors you have received as well as any volunteer work. Please summarize in 1–2 sentences for each.  You can apply by click the link below.


Selection Process

All entries will be reviewed by the staff at the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance once the deadline passes. The winner will be chosen based on the positive impact they have on those around them, strength in the face of adversity, commitment to academic excellence, and financial need.

Students who are awarded scholarships will be notified no later than May 1, 2015 for the Fall semester and January 1, 2016 for the Spring Semester and announced through the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance’s social network of over 50,000 followers. Each winner will be granted a $4,000 scholarship.

The decision of the panel will be based on which student best shows strength in the face of adversity, a need for financial assistance, and who best uses their cancer experience to positively impact the lives of other young adults. Medical hardship, a dedication to community service, and a commitment to educational and professional goals will also be considered when making the final decision.

Any attempt to falsify claims in an applicant’s story will result in immediate disqualification.

All essays and videos should be submitted no later than March 31, 2015 for Fall 2015 semester and December 1, 2015 for the Spring 2016 semester.

• NDNA Nursing Scholarship

Click here for more information.

• NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program

Click here for online version

The 2015 NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program application cycle is now open and will close on February 26, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time (ET).

This Program helps address the shortage and distribution imbalance of nurses across the country by offering loan repayment assistance to registered nurses and advance practice nurses, such as nurse practitioners, working at health care facilities and nurse faculty employed at accredited schools of nursing.

The 2015 application cycle is expected to be very competitive. Applicants are encouraged to apply early. This year the process may improve for applicants, now that some loan information can be automatically populated by the National Student Loan Data System.

Available resources include the Application and Program Guidance, Application Checklist and the NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Application and Program Guidelines Webinar.

NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Application Webinar (Pre-Recorded)

*   Event Description: This webinar covers eligibility requirements, the online application process, and resources for those considering applying to the NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program.
*   Access Link: NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Application and Program Guidelines Webinar

NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Application Conference Call #1

*   Date: Thursday, January 29, 2015
*   Dial-in number: 1-888-957-9878
*   Participant passcode: 5256022
*   Time: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET

NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Application Conference Call #2

*   Date: Thursday, February 12, 2015
*   Dial-in number: 1-888-957-9878
*   Participant passcode: 5256022
*   Time: 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. ET

• Nursing Scholarships

The following scholarships are one-time awards of $1000. Each scholarship applied for must have its own application submitted.

Caroline E. Holt Nursing Scholarship

The Caroline E. Holt Nursing Scholarship is awarded to students who are in financial need and are accepted and enrolled into an accredited school of nursing.

Mildred Nutting Nursing Scholarship

A one-time $1,000 scholarship for students who are in financial need and who have been accepted or are currently enrolled in an accredited school of nursing. A letter of acceptance into the Nursing Program or the transcript stating that the applicant is in the Nursing Program must be enclosed with the application. Preference will be given to candidates from the Lowell, MA area.

Deadline: February 15, 2015

Scholarship Link

• TG's Milton G. Wright Scholarship

The Milton G. Wright Scholarship awards thousands of dollars each year to students through TG events and special promotions on TG’s Adventures In Education website. Students may enter for a chance to receive one of our monthly $500 scholarship awards. Click here for more information.

• Veterans Caucus Physician Assistant Scholarship

The 2014--2015 Veterans Caucus Scholarship Program is designed to help support eligible Physician Assistant students in their quest to complete PA training in one of the ARC-PA accredited programs across the United States. Through the generous contributions of our many friends and sponsors, the Caucus is able to provide a portion of the funds needed in this intense educational process.

Eligibility Criteria:

AAPA Veteran Caucus Scholarships are intended for those veterans or active members of the Guard or Reserves of the Uniform Services. Some scholarships in the past have also been intended for sons, daughters, or spouses of a past or present veteran. These special scholarships are based on availability for that year. Please look under the Scholarships Available section. These scholarships are for those students that are at least a semester/quarter physically in a PA program. Please do not apply yet if you have been accepted but have not started the program.

  1. Honorably discharged (served) veterans of any Uniformed Service of the United States or active member of the Guard or Reserve of any Uniformed Service of the United States that are enrolled in Physician Assistant Training at an accredited PA program in the USA may compete for scholarships that are offered for that year.
  2. Sons, daughters, or spouses of any past or present honorably served veteran may apply to some scholarships if available that year - see Scholarship availability for that year. Applicants for these scholarship(s) must include an appropriate scanned DD-214 from the veteran who was their sponsor (Chan-Padgett). The Chan-Padgett Scholarship requires that the veteran was in the US Army Special Forces and the DD214 designates this status. Please indicate your submission for these special scholarships in the comments section of the online application.

Note:  Please read the scholarship instructions before submitting applications

Deadline: March 15, 2015

Veterans Caucus of the AAPA Scholarship Instructions Link:

Veterans Caucus of the AAPA scholarship Application Link:

• TOPS Brochure

Louisiana Taylor Opportunities Program for Students (TOPS) is a comprehensive program of state scholarships and one of the most innovative and progressive student assistance programs in the nation. Click here for more information.

• US Post Office Locator Scholarship

USPostmail.org will be awarding its annual Post Office Locator Scholarship for students enrolling in the upcoming 2015 Fall Semester. Both incoming and current students who are US citizens are eligible and urged to apply.

Eligible applicants will be required to write a short, 500-1000 word essay which will be judged on how well-written, compelling, and persuasive they are. Applications are due April 15, 2015 and finalists will be notified of selection on May 30, 2015. This is an annual scholarship and the dates will remain the same year after year. More details of our scholarship, rules and application eligibility requirements can be found at www.uspostmail.org/scholarship


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