Private scholarships are sometimes slated for very specific applicants such as students with a particular career interest or members of a certain church or professional organization. Many private sector organizations offer scholarships to students as a part of their philanthropic activities.

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You can investigate these opportunities by using the websites listed below, or through other free scholarship searches online. You may also contact clubs or other organizations directly to determine whether they offer scholarship opportunities.

Please use only free scholarship searches. The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School does not endorse any of the organizations included.  We simply offer these resources to assist you with your research for outside scholarships.

If you believe you have come across a scholarship scam, visit or call 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357).

If you are awarded an outside scholarship, please notify us by submitting SEAM's online form so we can congratulate you and update our records to reflect your accomplishments.