Private Scholarships

Edward Waters College encourages students to pursue all sources of funding to pay for their college education before considering a student loan. Below are links to scholarship Web sites that offer an abundance of scholarship opportunities:

United Negro College Fund
Scholarships are awarded specifically to EWC students administered by the UNCF. Awards are based on student need, GPA, major, and completion of the application process. Award amounts vary from $500 - $5,000 per academic year.

FastWeb Scholarships
This is a free scholarship Web site that will search for available scholarships that you may qualify for, based on the scholarship profile you create on the Web site.

Sodexo AALF Scholarships
The African American Leadership Forum (AALF), a Sodexo Network Group, is awarding scholarships to deserving students pursuing academic and leadership excellence at Historically Black colleges and universities. $2,500 scholarships will be awarded to select deserving students attending Sodexo's partner HBCU's.

GMR Web Team Marketing Scholarship Program

GMR Web Team is a full service digital marketing agency in Orange County, CA that offers one-stop solutions for all internet marketing needs. Our company works with small and medium established businesses as well as small funded start-up companies. We provide every client with customized internet marketing strategies, website design, and on-going maintenance.

Scholarship Amount:

GMR Web Team will be funding a $1000 academic scholarship per semester.


  • 3.0 minimum cumulative GPA
  • Full-time enrollment (12 units or more)


Imagine that you’re the business owner of a luggage brand that is about to launch nationwide. You already have an existing e-Commerce website but no digital marketing strategy. Write the marketing plan in a word document and describe what steps you would take to market this business and back it up with logical reasoning. The winning marketing plan will be featured on GMR Web Team’s blog


This is a semester scholarship and will be awarded in the spring and fall semester. Students are welcome to apply for the scholarship throughout the year. Applicants will receive a confirmation email, where they will be prompted to verify the scholarship entry.

The deadlines are as follows, deadline dates: January 3rd and July 30th. Winners will be contacted via school email provided.

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Upon application completion, you will receive an automated email response. Our scholarship winners will be contacted by via student email provided.

Other Private Scholarship Awards

Private individuals and organizations support individual students meeting their own criteria that they select as recipients. Criteria and amounts vary. The African Methodist Episcopal Church provides several scholarship opportunities. The Urban League, International Longshoreman Association, Delta Sigma Theta, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Greyhound, The Gaspar and Irene Lazzara Scholarship, and L-D Industries are just some of our regular and much appreciated scholarship donors. For more information on these scholarships, visit the Office of Financial Aid.

Links to other Private Scholarships