5 College Scholarships for Adult Learners & Non-Traditional Students
College scholarships are available to adult students, including students who are pursuing their education through an online degree program. Here’s a round up of five college scholarships available to nontraditional students.
One $2,000 scholarship is awarded annually per Auxiliary geographic division. The applicant may be pursuing training in a two-year or four-year degree program, among other programs. Applications are due in March each year.
Awards of $1,000 are given twice each year to students in an accredited online degree program. A 500-word essay is required. Scholarship application deadlines are typically in mid-October and mid-March.
If you’ve previously attended a community college and are now looking to complete your degree, you can apply for this scholarship. Recipients are selected based on achievement and academic ability, financial need, persistence, leadership and service to others. Applicants must be nominated by a faculty representative. Applications for this scholarship are typically due in December.
Women age 35 and older, living on a low-income and pursuing a college education (associate degree, first bachelor’s degree, or technical or vocational education) may be eligible to apply for this scholarship. Award amounts vary, depending on financial need. The application deadline is typically in March.
Anyone age 17 and older who is starting a college degree program within in the next 12 months can apply for this scholarship. The first place award is $1,000, and the application deadline is typically in April.
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