External scholarships information

R. Gene Richter Scholarship Program for Undergraduate Students

The R. Gene Richter Scholarship program was established to develop high-potential undergraduate students into tomorrow’s supply management leaders. Its goal is to fast-track participants into the profession through a high-quality support base and access to a strong network. The scholarship is named in memory of R. Gene Richter who was a galvanizing force in the field of procurement. Richter led the supply organizations at The Black & Decker Company, Hewlett-Packard and International Business Machines; all three of these organizations won Purchasing magazine’s Medal of Professional Excellence. His thoughts, ideas, and practices transformed modern thinking in the emerging procurement field.

This scholarship supported by the R. Gene Richter Scholarship Fund at the Institute for Supply Management® and the R. Gene and Nancy D. Richter Foundation acts as a way of continuing his legacy and efforts to promote excellence within the profession.


Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship

The Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship is a highly selective scholarship for the nation’s top community college students seeking to complete their bachelor’s degrees at four-year colleges or universities. Each Cooke Scholar has access to generous financial support for two to three years, college planning support, ongoing advising, and the opportunity to connect with the thriving community of fellow scholars.



Crush the CPA Exam Scholarship Program

1 Grand Prize Winner: $1,000 reimbursement of NASBA fees plus a Full Crush Test Bank & Study Guide ($766 value)

This is an annual scholarship. Applicants must enter before November 30th, 2019 when the winner will be picked and announced.

In order to be considered for this scholarship you must be an actively enrolled college student in the last semester of obtaining your accounting degree or a recent graduate with a final cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher who plans on taking the CPA Exam.

Applicants can get more information through the given link: Crush the CPA Exam Scholarship Program


GFFSP Scholarship (Greensboro Society of Financial Service Professionals)

Scholarship Award:

  1. Scholarship(s) up to $1,000.
  2. Recipients are eligible to apply the following year.

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Must be a junior or senior in a 4-year degree program, or in the final year of a community college program for the year awarded.
  2. A GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  3. A United States citizen or legal resident living in North Carolina and pursuing a course of study at a North Carolina college or university that could lead to a career in the financial services field.
  4. Members or immediate family members of the Greensboro SFSP and/or the Greensboro SFSP Foundation are not eligible.

Application Filing Period:

  • December 1 to April 30 each year.

Application Process:

Complete an application and write a short essay of 1,000 words or less including the following:

  1. Describe what led or motivated you to pursue an education in the financial services field, including your future goals.
  2. Communicate why the scholarship is important to you.
  3. Provide specific examples of your community involvement and how it has enhanced the lives of others through financial education or in other ways.
  4. Finalists will be contacted for a phone interview.

Scholarship Award(s):

  1. All applicants will be notified of their status via email by June 15.
  2. Scholarship recipients must communicate acceptance by July 1.

Award Recipients:

  1. Scholarship recipients will receive a one-year associate local membership in the Society of Financial Service Professionals Greensboro Chapter.
  2. The cash award(s) will be paid directly to the educational institution or provided to the recipient after verifying the monies are a reimbursement for previously paid tuition.

John Fife Female Business Leadership Encouragement Scholarship

One scholarship of $10,000 will be awarded to a woman or female-identifying junior or senior at any accredited college or university who is pursuing a business-related baccalaureate degree.  Candidates must be enrolled full-time and in at least the second year of a business-related undergraduate program when they apply.

Application Process:
The application and documents can be downloaded from www.chicagoventure.com/scholarship and returned via email by 6/14/19 to scholarship@chicagoventure.com.

The application package must include:

  1. One (1) recommendation from a faculty member in the major field of study.
  2. One (1) recommendation from an employer, volunteer supervisor, or academic advisor.
  3. An essay of 1000 words or less that clearly answers following questions:
    • What modern living woman do you admire and why?  What qualities about her contribute positively to the world of business
    • How do you see the landscape of business changing in the next few years in regards to women in business and how would you like to contribute to advancing women in business in your future profession?



Inspiring Innovation Scholarship

Our company’s biannual $1000 scholarship is available to students of UNC Greensboro who can write an essay about upgrading a common everyday life product to make it either reusable, more environmentally clean, or time efficient.

Application Process and Eligibility Information:

  • Applicants must be currently enrolled at an accredited college or university during the 2018-2019 academic year. Students of all majors are encouraged to apply.
  • Two students will be selected to receive $1000 in scholarship funds based on their winning essay submissions on the 8th of June 2019 and 8th of November 2019 respectively.
  • Scholarship funds can be used by the winner at their own discretion.
  • To enter, applicants are encouraged to send their submission to scholarship@bestazy.com, along with their name, college/university, expected year of graduation, and intended major.
  • The deadline for submissions is June 1, 2019 and November 1, 2019. The winners will be notified individually and announced on the website seven days after the end of each contest part.

Money Metals Exchange Scholarship Program

Money Metals Exchange, a national precious metals dealer, has teamed up with the Sound Money Defense League to help qualified students pay for the ever-rising costs of higher education.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Open to high school seniors, undergraduate students, and graduate students with an interest in economics. You DO NOT have to be an economics major to be eligible to receive this scholarship.

Application Filing Period:

  • September 30, 2019

Application Process:

Complete an application, provide proof of current attendance at a high school, college, or university (by submitting a transcript), and upload a current resume and essay. Essays should be roughly 1,000 words in length and should answer ONE of the following questions:

  1. How has the Federal Reserve System helped or hurt the American economy?
  2. Most economists, even those who support private property and free markets, think that money (or monetary services, or money and banking, etc.) is a special good that must be produced and controlled by the government. Do you agree or disagree, and why?
  3. How do you think the free market would handle money if there were no government intervention of any kind?
  4. How could America best return to a gold or bi-metallic standard?

Scholarship Awards:

  • Undergraduate Student First Place: $2,000
  • Undergraduate Student Runner Up: $1,000
  • Graduate Student First Place: $2,000
  • Graduate Student Runner Up: $1,000
  • Additional People’s Choice Award: $500

Surfshark $2,000 Scholarship Essay

Essay Due Date: November 1, 2019

Submission Requirements:

  • Must be written in English
  • Must be sent by email only and addressed to scholarship@surfshark.com
  • One submission per student
  • Employees of Surfshark and immediate family members are not eligible to enter
  • All submitted entries become the property of Surfshark

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be currently enrolled in high school, undergraduate school, or a graduate school in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, a European Union country, Australia, New Zealand, or South Africa


  • The winner will be announced by the end of November 15, 2019
  • The main prize will be awarded by direct wire transfer. As such, the winner will be required to provide their bank details to facilitate this transfer.
  • The prize is listed in and paid in United States Dollars
  • The winner must submit a form of valid ID and proof of their enrollment in the appropriate education facility
  • As the contest winner, you agree to allow Surfshark to publish or print your essay, along with your name
  • Any local, federal, or state taxes relating to the prize are the sole responsibility of the winner

Nextiva Scholarship

Nextiva is a business communications company dedicated to empowering organizations to manage their communications, productivity, and customer relationships on a truly unified platform.

Application and Essay Deadline: May 1, 2020

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a high school junior or senior
  • Must plan to major in a business or STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math) program
  • Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Must be located in the United States


  • Scholarship recipients will receive a one time award of $1,000