Outside Scholarship and Awards Policy

Lafayette encourages and rewards students for seeking outside funding to help meet their college expenses. Students receiving aid from the College must notify the Office of Financial Aid immediately of any outside funding they may receive. Outside scholarships may be used to reduce or eliminate the job and/or loan components of the student’s aid award. Grants and/or scholarships from the College will be reduced only when total resources exceed our total costs of attendance. (Tuition benefits, Tuition Exchange, resident adviser benefits, and federal and state grants are not considered outside scholarships. Student-athletes are subject to NCAA and Patriot League guidelines.)

Outside Scholarship Opportunities

Our office receives information about scholarship opportunities from third-party organizations and will list them here for your information. Please note that Lafayette College has no direct affiliation with these organizations nor plays any role in the selection of the scholarship recipients. Students are welcome to contact our office with any comments or questions.

In addition, the Fellowships Office provides support to students and alumni applying for nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships. The office administers several prestigious scholarship and fellowship programs that require Lafayette endorsement prior to submission. In addition, the office assists students applying for scholarships that do not require Lafayette endorsement.

Visit the Fellowships Office website.

 The Gilman Scholarship

The Gilman International Scholarship Program is accepting applications from students participating in study abroad programs. More than 1,700 scholarships of $5,000 will be awarded. Contact the Gilman Scholarship office at 713.621.6300 ext. 16 or gilman@iie.org for more information.

Visit the Gilman Scholarship website.

AES Engineers Scholarship

AES Engineers offers $500 scholarships each year to future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post secondary educational facility.

Visit the AES Engineering Solutions website.

Acopian Power Supply Engineering Scholarship

The Acopian Power Supply Engineering Scholarship is awarded, on an annual basis, to a qualified undergraduate student who seeks an electrical engineering degree with emphasis in the field of power electronics or a related discipline from an accredited United States college or university.

Award: $1,000.00
Visit the Acopian Power Supply site.

 The National Society of Professional Engineers Scholarships

The National Society of Professional Engineers offers a number of scholarships to high school students, undergraduate, and graduate students pursuing engineering.

Visit the National Society of Professional Engineers website.

Student Opportunity Scholarship

Serves Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) college students by providing need-based aid for sophomores, juniors and seniors who are full-time, first degree students attending accredited institutions in the United States. Preference in this program is extended to racial ethnic students in order to promote diversity.

Learn more student opportunity scholarship.

Henrietta S. Treen and Edith A. Gorsuch Scholarships

These scholarships are available for students preparing themselves for a profession in ministry, law, or medicine. Students must be financial aid recipients. The application deadline is March 13, 2017.

Apply for the Treen scholarship.
Apply for the Gorsuch scholarship.

 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship

The GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program rewards college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with financial assistance to pursue higher education. Each year, roughly 20 scholars will receive a $10,000 scholarship renewable for an additional three years—up to $40,000 total per recipient. Contact International Scholarship and Tuition Services (ISTS) at 855.670.4787 or info@applyists.com.

Visit the GE-Reagan website.

STEM Scholarship Program for Hispanic Students

The National Alliance for Hispanic Health and Merck Ciencia established the scholarship program to improve Hispanic student access to higher education in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). The program offers two types of scholarships, one for high school seniors pursing STEM degrees and the other for college STEM majors.

Visit the Alliance/Merck Hispanic Scholars Program website.


The MENSA Scholarship essay competition application process is open from Sept. 15-Jan. 15.

Visit the MENSA website.

Horatio Alger Honeywell Scholarship Program

Ten $10,000 scholarships are awarded to first-year students pursuing a degree in a STEM field who have overcome personal adversity.

Visit the Honeywell Scholarship webpage.

AT&T Internet and Education Scholarship

A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to the student who creates the winning infographic showing how students use social media in and out of the classroom. Application deadline is Dec. 15.

Visit the AT&T Internet and Education scholarship application webpage.
Read the AT&T Internet and Education scholarship rules and regulations.

 The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance

The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance will award $4,000 to one student each semester whose life has been impacted by cancer.


CREW Lehigh Valley

CREW Lehigh Valley (Commercial Real Estate Women) has a national foundation that awards annually ten $5,000 scholarships to eligible applicants.  Please see the website for application, criteria and deadline.