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Scholarships for Adult Learners


Custody X Change Single Parent Scholarship

The Custody X Change Giving Fund awards scholarships to single parents. To be eligible, parents must have primary physical custody of one or more minor child, must be enrolled full-time at an accredited college, and must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher or be a first year student. Students can apply by submitting a 400–500 word essay on the following topic:

  • How will you use your education to improve your family?

Award Amount: $1,000

Deadline: August 31, 2018

Learn more and apply for the Custody X Change Single Parent Scholarship.

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Senior Scholar Scholarship

The Senior Scholar Scholarship program was designed by 65Medicare.org to help students ages 50 years old or older return to school to complete their degree or to start a new course of study. The awarding of this scholarship is based on students’ completed application, background and educational goals, and letters of recommendation. To apply, students must submit all required documents by the deadline.

Award Amount: $1,000

Deadline:  August 15, 2018

Learn more and apply for the Senior Scholarship.

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Working Parent Scholarship

Are you a working parent currently enrolled in a post-secondary educational institution? Job-Applications.com is proud to announce their new initiative, a college scholarship designed to help working parents complete their higher education goals. Working parents can apply by submitting a 600–1,000 word essay that clearly outlines three keys to successfully balancing parenthood, working, and excelling in school.

Award Amount: $1,000

Deadline: August 18, 2018

Learn more and apply for the Working Parent Scholarship.

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Walmart Associate Scholarship

The Walmart Associate Scholarship is available to associates (employees) participating in Walmart’s Lifelong Learning Program through American Public University. The scholarship is also available for other associates pursuing a postsecondary education. To apply, students must meet all eligibility requirements and submit an online application.

Award Amount: Varies; $500 – $1,500

Deadline: August 31, 2018

Learn more and apply for the Walmart Associate Scholarship.

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Shout It Out Scholarship

Give your thoughts a voice and earn college money at the same time. Whether it’s a message for the world or just a quick “hi mom,” this is your opportunity to speak up and win money for college. To apply, submit an online written response to the following question:

  • “If you could say one thing to the entire world at once, what would it be and why?”

Award Amount: $1,500

Deadline: September 30, 2018

Learn more about the Shout It Out Scholarship.

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Student Loan Hero Scholarship Program

Student Loan Hero, an unbiased solution to organize, manage, and repay your student loans, is thrilled to award scholarships that will help alleviate educational costs for students. All students who are actively enrolled at least part-time in a college or university are eligible to apply. To enter, students must submit a short essay (500 words or less) answering the following question:

  • What financial challenges have you overcome growing up? How have they shaped your goals and career aspirations?

Award Amount: 6 awards; $2,000 – $5,000

Deadline: October 15, 2018

Learn more and apply for the Student Loan Hero Scholarship Program.

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Scholarships for Students Pursuing the Arts


Aspiring Animation Professional Scholarship

Animation Career Review is offering a scholarship to a student with aspirations of pursuing a career in animation. They are offering the award to high school seniors that intend to pursue a degree in animation or design and demonstrate academic success.

Award Amount: $1,000

Deadline: June 1, 2018

Learn more and apply for the Aspiring Animation Professional Scholarship.

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Chairish Scholarship Program

Chairish is committed to helping college students achieve their dreams. They are offering two scholarship awards designed to support students from diverse backgrounds and students who are majoring in design-related fields such as architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, and engineering fields.

Award Amount: 2 awards of $2,500

Deadline: June 30, 2018

Learn more and apply for the Chairish Scholarship Program.

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Design Thinking Scholarship

American Graphics Institute offers multiple scholarships to encourage the use of design and creative thinking across various disciplines and fields. Several scholarships are available each year for students enrolled in any accredited post-secondary degree-granting program in the United States, including undergraduate and post-graduate programs. You must write an essay describing how you anticipate design thinking or digital design tools will impact you and your career choice.

Award Amount: $1,000

Deadline: July 31, 2018

Learn more and apply for the Design Thinking Scholarship.

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Camera Runner Photography Scholarship

Everyone knows how to take a picture with their phone or camera, but only a person who is truly interested in photography can feel if a shot will make a good picture or not. Camera Runner has extensive experience with everything from wildlife to sports photography. They provide reviews of cameras and camera gear to help people take better pictures. To be eligible, you must write an essay on the topic “What do you like about photography?” and provide your favorite picture that you have taken.

Award Amount: $500

Deadline: August 31, 2018

Learn more and apply for the Camera Runner Photography Scholarship.

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The COIT 2018 Clean GIF™ Scholarship Contest

This graphic design-centric scholarship challenges you to create a lightly animated GIF that shows a fast way to get your space cleaned. When you are short on time, what is something unique or clever that makes your place feel or look clean quickly. Your GIF should be designed for posting on social media and can be as many frames as you like, just keep it short and sweet. Extra attention will be given to clever submissions with a real sense of humor or brilliant cleaning hack. The most important criterion, though, is fantastic graphic design. The GIF should be something worth sharing!

Award Amount: $2,000

Deadline: August 31, 2018

Learn more and apply for the COIT 2018 Clean GIF™ Scholarship Contest.

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Scholarships Based on Ethnicity


American Indian Services Scholarship

The American Indian Services Scholarship is open to students who are at least a One-Quarter (1/4) enrolled member of a Federally Recognized Native American Indian Tribe and are enrolled at an accredited university, college or tech school. To apply, you must provide a recent photo, a biographical letter, proof of American Indian heritage, a current transcript and an official tuition billing statement.

Award Amount: $500 – $2,000

Deadline: August 1, 2018

Learn more and apply for the American Indian Services Scholarship.

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Buenas Opiniones Latino Scholarship

Buenas Opiniones awards its annual Latino scholarships through its various scholarship programs, including scholarships geared specifically for high school seniors, community college students and current college students. In order to be eligible for any of them, you must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and be pursuing or plan to pursue a technical, undergraduate or graduate degree in the upcoming academic year

Award Amount: $2,500

Deadline: August 31, 2018

Learn more and apply for the Buenas Opiniones Latino Scholarship.

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Hispanic Dental Association Foundation Scholarship

The intent of this Scholarship Program is to support promising students during their academic training. Scholarships will be awarded to Dental, Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting students. Scholarships will be awarded to students for meritorious work who seek scientific and applied clinical knowledge during their academic journey of their dental professional program.

Award Amount: Multiple, $1,000 – $2,000

Deadline: September 8, 2018

Learn more and apply for the Hispanic Dental Association Foundation Scholarship.

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LGBT Scholarships


Kitchenopedia’s Merit Base Scholarship

Kitchenopedia is a website for food junkies who not only love to eat, but also love to cook. They believe that all students should be educated at the best schools. To promote academic excellence, Kitchnopedia is offering their merit based scholarship that will help students with higher education expenses. Students can apply by completing the online application and submitting all required documents. Eligibility requirements are as follows:

  • Any student pursuing an undergraduate, graduate or doctoral program
  • Any student who initiates community development programs
  • Any student from the LGBT community with good academic standing

Award Amount: $1,250

Deadline: August 30, 2018

Learn more and apply for the Kitchenopedia’s Merit Based Scholarship.

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National Gay Pilots Association Scholarships

The cost of flight training is one of the most challenging barriers for pilots. The National Gay Pilot Association (NGPA) provides many scholarships to help aspiring aviators. Each scholarship that the NGPA provides has its own eligibility criteria. Applicants are encouraged to carefully read each scholarship description. The only universal requirement is that students must be an NGPA member at the time of their application submission.

Award Amount: 12 awards; $1,000 – $7,000

Deadline: August 31, 2018

Learn more and apply to the National Gay Pilots Association Scholarships.

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AfterCollege STEM Inclusion Scholarship

AfterCollege believes that what’s good for students is good for everyone. That is why they are offering students a scholarship to help with the cost of education. The scholarship is open to currently enrolled students working towards a degree in a field of Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics. Students must be from a group underrepresented in their field of study. Underrepresented groups may be defined by: gender, race, ethnic background, disability, sexual orientation, age, socio-economic status, nationality and other non-visible differences. To apply, students can complete the online application.

Award Amount: $500

Deadline: September 30, 2018

Learn more and apply to the AfterCollege STEM Inclusion Scholarship.

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Scholarships for Middle School Students


Do-Over Scholarship

What we learn from our mistakes can often be invaluable. While we can't undo the past, this fun scholarship is available to students looking for a unique way to earn free college money. The Do-Over Scholarship will award $1,500 to one lucky applicant. Don't let "applying for this scholarship" be that do-over moment for you! Just answer the question, "If you could get one 'do-over' in life, what would it be and why?"

Award Amount: $1,500

Deadline: June 30, 2018

Learn more and apply for the Do-Over Scholarship.

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Barbara Mandigo Kelly Peace Poetry Award

The Barbara Mandigo Kelly Peace Poetry Awards is an annual series of awards to encourage poets to explore and illuminate positive visions of peace and the human spirit. The Poetry Awards include three age categories: Adult, Youth 13-18, and Youth 12 & Under.

Award Amount: 3 awards, $200 – $1000

Deadline: July 1, 2018

Learn more and apply for the Barbara Mandigo Kelly Peace Poetry Award.

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FTF Teen Travel Writing Scholarship

Do you have fun travel stories to share? This 12th annual, simple-to-apply for, teen travel blogging scholarship offers cash grants for great writing.

Family Travel Forum (FTF), the trusted vacation planning resource, and the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW), a non-profit organization that promotes responsible journalism, are offering scholarships to encourage teens to share travel experiences in words and images.

Award Amount: 3 awards, $250 – $1,000

Deadline: July 9, 2018

Learn more and apply for the FTF Teen Travel Writing Scholarship.

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Make Me Laugh Scholarship

Make Me Laugh is a fun scholarship that lets you cut loose and lighten things up. Looking for a scholarship for comedians? Now is your chance to show your funny bone. Perhaps you always have an embarrassing — but funny — story to share. Great! The point is that not all scholarships have to be serious. Relax and have fun! The only thing serious about the Make Me Laugh Scholarship is the money you could win towards your college education.

Award Amount: $1,500

Deadline: August 31, 2018

Learn more and apply for the Make Me Laugh Scholarship.

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Oklahoma's Promise

Oklahoma's Promise offers qualified Oklahoma students an opportunity to earn a scholarship for college tuition.

Applicants must be an Oklahoma resident, must enroll in the 8th, 9th or 10th grade and the parents' federal adjusted gross income must not exceed $55K per year.

Award Amount: Varies

Postmark Deadline: June 30

Learn more and apply for Oklahoma's Promise.

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Military Scholarships


Military College Scholarship

Veterans and active servicemen and women make sacrifices for our country every day. Because of their actions, America remains a nation of freedom and safety. LowVARates.com wants to do everything they can to give back to those who have given so much for this country.

Military students currently enrolled in college may enter the contest, and there is no age requirement for the college scholarship applicants. Children with a mother or father serving in any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces are also eligible to apply.

Award Amount: $1,250

Deadline: July 3, 2018

Learn more and apply for the Military College Scholarship.

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Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund

The Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund was the vision of Freedom Alliance founders LtCol Oliver North, USMC (Ret.) and the late LtGen Edward Bronars, USMC. The Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund honors Americans in our Armed Forces who have sacrificed life or limb defending our country by providing educational scholarships for their children.

Applicants must be one of the following:

  • The dependent son or daughter of a U.S. Soldier, Sailor, Airman, Guardsman or Marine who has become permanently disabled (100% VA disability rating) as a result of an operational mission or training accident.
  • The dependent son or daughter of a U.S. Soldier, Sailor, Airman, Guardsman or Marine who has been killed in action.
  • The dependent son or daughter of a U.S. Soldier, Sailor, Airman, Guardsman or Marine who has been classified as a prisoner of war (POW) or missing in action (MIA).

Award Amount: Varies

Deadline: July 31, 2018

Learn more and apply for the Freedom Alliance Scholarship.

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TonaLaw Veteran’s Scholarship

The TonaLaw Veteran’s Scholarship is only open to students attending school in the United States. Students must have served in the U.S. Military and provide proof of service. Applicant must be a student at an accredited school, or be accepted to begin school at an accredited school within 6 months of application.

Award Amount: $1,000

Deadline: July 31, 2018

Learn more and apply for the TonaLaw Veteran’s Scholarship.

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Scholarships for Students with Special Needs


Graeme Clark Scholarship

The Cochlear Graeme Clark Scholarship is a unique award open to Cochlear Nucleus Implant recipients.  Professor Graeme Clark had a lifelong commitment to finding a solution for the hearing impaired. The results of his work have not only helped those who were hearing impaired, but it also helped their families and friends. The scholarship is available to graduating high school seniors, undergraduate students and graduate students who are enrolled in an accredited higher education institution. Applicants must have a Cochlear Nucleus Implant and must have a GPA of 2.75 or higher. Students can complete the application online to be considered for the award.

Award Amount: $2,000

Deadline: September 30, 2018

Learn more and apply for the Graeme Clark Scholarship.

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BMO Capital Markets Lime Connect Equity Through Education Scholarship

Lime Connect is pleased to be an Equity Through Education partner of BMO Capital Markets to provide scholarships for students with disabilities. Equity Through Education helps people achieve their dreams by giving them the opportunity to develop themselves with education. To apply, students must submit an answer to an essay question related to their career goals. Students must also meet the following eligibility criteria to apply for the scholarship:

  • Have a visible or non-visible disability
  • Be a current undergraduate or graduate student at a four-year university
  • Pursue a degree in a STEM field

Award Amount: Varies

Deadline: September 30, 2018

Learn more and apply for the BMO Capital Markets Lime Connect Equity Through Education Scholarship.

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Mobility Scholarship Program

Karman Healthcare would like to help student reach their life goals. That is why they are proud to announce that they will be providing college and university students with a scholarship opportunity. The scholarship is for students who have a mobility disability, have excelled academically, and have a regard for disability awareness in America. All students who have a mobility disability and who are currently enrolled at an accredited higher education institution are welcome to apply. Students must submit an essay that describes their biggest accomplishment as a result of their mobility disability.

Award Amount: 2 awards; $500 each

Deadline: September 1, 2018

Learn more and apply for the Mobility Scholarship Program.

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Students with Heart Foundation Scholarship

The Students with Heart Foundation has a mission to provide financial assistance by means of scholarship to both undergraduate and graduate students who suffer from different types of heart disease and deformities. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, must submit one letter of recommendation, and must provide a letter from a licensed physician declaring the students medical condition. Students can apply by submitting a 500 – 2,000 word personal statement that describes the obstacles they have had to overcome due to their cardiac disease or deformities.

Award Amount: Varies $500 – $6,000

Deadline: October 1, 2018

Learn more and apply for the Students with Heart Foundation Scholarship.

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The Claude S. Weiler Scholarship for Amputee College Students

The National Amputation Foundation is proud to offer scholarships to college students with a major limb amputation, who will be attending an accredited university as a full time student.

To apply, you must have:

  • A letter from an attending physician (on letterhead) confirming that the student has a major limb amputation.
  • A letter from the college confirming that the student will be (or is) attending the school as a full time student. Please make sure the school address is included.
  • A copy of the students transcript, or a letter from the high school or college, confirming the student is in good standing
  • The student's Proof of American Citizenship, i.e. copy of birth certificate or naturalization papers.
  • The student's school ID number.
  • A short letter (not more than one page) from the student explaining how the loss of limb(s) has affected his or her life.

Award Amount: Varies

Deadline: August 31, 2018

Learn more and apply for the Claude S. Weiler Scholarship for Amputee College Students.

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Mobility Disability Scholarship

This scholarship applies to students who have a mobility disability, excelled academically and those who have a regard for disability awareness in America. All academic applicants who meet the criteria are welcome to submit their application to this year’s Karman Healthcare Scholarship Fund.

Award Amount: 2 awards of $500 each

Deadline: September 1, 2018

Learn more and apply for the Mobility Disability Scholarship.

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Boomer Esiason Foundation (BEF) Gunnar Esiason Own It Scholarship

The Gunnar Esiason Own It Scholarship is part of the Boomer Esiason Foundation Scholarship program and is open to high school seniors and college students at any level. Applicants must be able to prove a cystic fibrosis diagnosis.

To apply, you must include:

  • Application
  • Short Essay: How do you think the Boomer Esiason Foundation impacts the CF community? (Less than 350 words)
  • Long Essay: How do you OWN your CF? (More than 350 words)
  • Peer Review: Have a friend tell us about you and how you OWN your CF. (200–350 words; must provide Full Name, Email Address, and Phone Number)
  • Recent photo
  • Letter from your physician (on letterhead) confirming CF diagnosis and therapy routine.
  • Transcript (high school, college, and/or graduate school)
  • Detailed breakdown of tuition costs from academic institution
  • W2 forms for both parents

Award Amount: $1,000 – $5,000

Deadline: September 7, 2018

Learn more and apply for the Gunnar Esiason Own It Scholarship.

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Scholarships for Students Pursuing Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Math (STEM)


Millennial Scholarship Program

Extreme Technologies is interested in understanding what millennials can do for their prospective employers. The submissions from this scholarship contest will be compiled, analyzed and distributed to relevant parties who will gain strategic insight into the new era of workplace professionals. The scholarship is open to US Citizens currently enrolled at full-time, at an accredited American university or college with a course of study in business, technology, engineering or finance.

Award Amount: $1,000

Deadline: June 1, 2018

Learn more and apply for the Millennial Scholarship Program.

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3D Hubs Scholarship

This is your chance to show your use of 3D printing in engineering, product design or architecture projects. 3D Hubs is looking for inventors, problem solvers and creative talents who are able to push the boundaries of 3D printing.

Award Amount: $1,000

Deadline: June 30, 2018

Learn more and apply for the 3D Hubs Scholarship.

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Novus Biologicals Scholarship Program

Research is a critical component for development and advancement in the life science community. We want to further scientific achievement by helping students who are interested in developing a career in science.

The Novus Biologicals Scholarship Program is awarded to students pursuing a degree in a science related field twice a year.

Award Amount: $1,500

Deadline: July 20, 2018

Learn more and apply for the Novus Biologicals Scholarship Program.

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Straight North STEM Scholarship

With Internet marketing becoming more complex and challenging by the day, successful execution requires a solid education. As an industry leader, Straight North supports students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines.

Award Amount: 3 awards, $250 – $1,000

Deadline: August 1, 2018

Learn more and apply for the Straight North STEM Scholarship.

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Masergy STEM Scholarship

Masergy is proud to support the next generation of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) students by providing two scholarships of $5,000 each to students demonstrating excellent promise in their area of study.

As an innovator in the tech industry, Masergy understands the importance of the STEM fields and they’re advocating for the industry’s future leaders by assisting their efforts toward a degree.

Any student planning to attend or are currently attending a four-year accredited university in the United States with a major in a STEM field may apply.

Award Amount: 2 awards, $5,000 each

Deadline: August 17, 2018

Learn more and apply for the Masergy STEM Scholarship.

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Study Abroad Scholarships


Go Overseas Study Abroad Scholarship

Any student currently enrolled in an American institution who wants to study abroad in Fall 2018 or Spring 2019 can apply for this scholarship. To be considered, you must fill out the application, submit a creative photo and short essay (300 words max) on what motivates you to study abroad, follow @GoOverseas on Instagram, and post your photo to Instagram and tag @GoOverseas using the hashtags #GoOverseas and #traveldifferently.

Award Amount: $500

Deadline: August 3, 2018

Learn more and apply for the Go Overseas Study Abroad Scholarship.

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FlipKey Study Abroad Scholarship

FlipKey values the importance of travel and cultural immersion as a way to learn about the world firsthand. To encourage this, they are awarding one student a $1,000 scholarship to put towards studying abroad. From tuition costs to plane tickets and spontaneous excursions in between, the scholarship money can be used to cover any of the expenses associated with studying and traveling abroad.

Eligible students should submit a 1,000 word essay to press@flipkey.com describing why travel is important to him or her. Essays will be judged based on the following criteria: content, style and creativity.

Award Amount: $1,000

Deadline: August 15, 2018

Learn more and apply for the FlipKey Study Abroad Scholarship.

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