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Scholarships for Adult Learners


Education Matters Scholarship

Have you come across someone who’s tried to talk you out of going to college, saying that it’s not worth the investment? While continuing your education takes time there’s a certain value everyone is hoping to achieve. The Education Matters Scholarship is giving you the chance to state why you feel education matters. All students who are currently enrolled in a post-secondary institution are eligible to apply.  Simply submit a response (250 words or less) to the following question:

  • “What would you say to someone who thinks education doesn’t matter, or that college is a waste of time and money?”

Award Amount: $5,000

Deadline: November 30, 2018

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55places Continuing Education Scholarship

Going back to school after many years can be both nerve-wrecking and exciting. 55places.com would like to offer their Continuing Education Scholarship to an adult who is going back to college. Students can apply by submitting an essay (700–1,000 words) that discusses the importance of going back to school and the positive impact it will have on their lives. To be eligible for the scholarship, students must:

  • Be 50 years of age or older
  • Be attending an accredited 4-year undergraduate college or university

Award Amount: $2,000

Deadline: December 31, 2018

Learn more and apply for the 55places Continuing Education Scholarship.

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ZipRecruiter Scholarship

A feeling of relief can settle in once a job interview is over. However, there is one more step that needs to be done – a follow- up email must be submitted. It is important to thank the company for their time and to remind them of your qualifications for the job. ZipRecruiter is offering a scholarship to students who can create a template for a job interview follow-up email. To apply, students must write a follow-up email and describe the importance of each section of the email.

Award Amount: $3,000

Deadline: December 31, 2018

Learn more and apply for the ZipRecruiter Scholarship.

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Return 2 College Scholarship

Return 2 College is happy to announce their scholarship for all students interested in pursuing higher education. The company would like to know the importance of receiving your degree. Students can have multiple entries for more chances to win the scholarship. To apply, students must submit a three-sentence response to the following question:

  • Why are you getting your degree?

Award Amount: $1,000

Deadline: January 31, 2019

Learn more and apply for the Return 2 College Scholarship.

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Scholarships for Students Pursuing the Arts


Most Promising Logo Design Scholarship

FreeLogoServices.com is proud to offer a scholarship program for students who are studying graphic design, branding or marketing. The scholarship is open to all design students who have completed at least one year of coursework. To apply, students must submit a copy of their transcript along with three original logo designs for the following industries:

  • Automotive
  • Construction
  • Beauty & Massage

Award Amount: $1,500

Deadline: December 31, 2018

Learn more and apply for the Most Promising Logo Design Scholarship.


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BMI Foundation John Lennon Scholarships

To honor the legacy and outstanding work of legendary songwriter, John Lennon, the BMI Foundation would like to offer scholarships to future songwriters. The foundation is looking to award three talented young musicians who can compose the best original song from any musical genre. Students must meet the following eligibility requirements in order to apply:

  • Must be between the ages 17–24
  • Must be a current full-time or part-time college or university student
  • Must submit an original song with lyrics accompanied by instrumentation

Award Amount: 3 awards; Up to $20,000

Deadline: January 1, 2019

Learn more and apply for the BMI Foundation John Lennon Scholarships.

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Girls Impact the World Film Festival

The Girls Impact the World Film Festival is an annual event that focuses on issues facing women and girls around the world. All students in high school and undergraduate college are eligible to apply. Simply submit a 3-6 minute short film that addresses global women’s issues such as: education for girls, maternal health, violence against women and girls, and other topics.

Award Amount: 12 awards; $1,000–$5,000

Deadline: January 20, 2019

Learn more and apply for the Girls Impact the World Film Festival.

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Scholarships Based on Ethnicity


Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF)

APIASF has a vision to see all Asian and Pacific Islander Americans (APIA) have access to higher education and resources. That’s why they are offering scholarships to first generation APIA college students. They hope these resources will help students achieve their academic goals. Students can apply by submitting an online application and must meet the following criteria:

  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.7
  • Must be enrolled or accepted to a college or university

Award Amount: Varies; $2,500–$20,000

Deadline: January 10, 2019

Learn more and apply for the Asian & Pacific Island American Scholarship Fund.

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Buenas Opiniones Latino Scholarship

Buenas Opiniones would like to support Latino students by offering scholarships to high school seniors and current college students. The company understands the importance of education and cultural growth and is thrilled to help Latino students make a positive change in society. All students who have a minimum GPA of 3.0 are encouraged to apply. Simply, submit an essay (500–1,000 words) that describes your struggle as a Latino student.

Award Amount: 1 award; $2,500

Deadline: January 31, 2019

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HACER National Scholarships

McDonald’s has noticed that this generation is changing the world, and the company wants Hispanic students to be front and center in this transformation. That’s why they’re giving scholarship opportunities to Hispanic high school seniors who are passionate about their education. Students can apply by submitting an online application along with all supporting documents.

Award Amount: $5,000–$10,000

Deadline: February 4, 2019

Learn more and apply for the HACER National Scholarships.

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Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship

The Jackie Robinson Foundation is a non-profit organization that seeks to increase higher education access for underserved populations. Through its Mentoring and Leadership Development Program, the foundation provides scholarships to minority high school students who show leadership potential. To apply, students must submit an online application along with the following documents:

  • A professional headshot
  • A letter of recommendation
  • A copy of your ACT/SAT scores

Award Amount: Varies; up to $30,000

Deadline: February 1, 2019

Learn more and apply for the Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship.

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National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) Scholarships

The NIAF has a mission to preserve the Italian American heritage and culture by promoting positive images of their legacy and creating opportunities of success for future generations. Their scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate academic excellence. To apply, students must submit an online application and meet the following requirements:

  • Must have GPA of 3.5
  • Must be a member of NIAF
  • Must have one ancestor who has immigrated from Italy

Award Amount: 60 awards; $2,500–$12,000

Deadline: March 1, 2019

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Truman D. Picard Scholarship

The Intertribal Timber Council is dedicated to improving the management of natural resources that are vital for Native American communities. Their Truman D. Picard Scholarship Program supports Native American students who are interested in pursuing a higher education in Natural Resources. Students can apply by submitting a completed application package along with all supporting documents including a copy of their CIB or enrollment card.

Award Amount: 3 awards; $2,000–$2,500

Deadline: March 15, 2019

Learn more and apply for the Truman D. Picard Scholarship.

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LGBT Scholarships


Out to Protect Scholarship

Out to Protect wants to create a greater awareness of the LGBT professionals working in law enforcement and to support those pursuing a law enforcement career. The company is pleased to provide scholarships to law enforcement recruits who are “out” as gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, transgender, or a straight ally and who are outstanding role models for their fellow professionals. To apply, students must submit an online application along with all supporting documents.

Award Amount: Varies; $500–$1,000

Deadline: November 30, 2018

Learn more and apply for the Out to Protect Scholarship.

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Everipedia Tech Titans Diversity Scholarship

All too often, many people are overlooked for their contribution to a certain field of study. Everipedia has created a list of individuals that deserve recognition for their work. Their scholarship aims to bring awareness and recognition to those working tirelessly in search of the truth in the STEM fields. Students can apply by creating a webpage for one underrepresented individual who has contributed to the field of STEM.

Award Amount: $1,000

Deadline: December 1, 2018

Learn more and apply for the Everipedia Tech Titans Diversity Scholarship.

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Chairish Design Your Future Scholarship

Chairish is offering a scholarship designed to support students from diverse backgrounds and majoring in design-related fields, such as architecture, interior design, landscaping, and engineering. To apply, applicants must meet the minimum eligibility requirements and complete the online application. The eligibility requirements are as follows:

  • Must have a minimum 2.0 GPA
  • Must be from an underrepresented or disadvantaged background
  • Must be enrolled or intending to enroll at a higher education institution

Award Amount: $2,500

Deadline: January 1, 2019

Learn more and apply for the Chairish Design Your Future Scholarship.

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Point Foundation Scholarship

Point Foundation empowers promising LGBQT students to achieve their full academic and leadership potential. The foundation would like to provide direct financial contribution toward the education of students. To apply, students must submit an online application along with supporting documents. Students must also meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Be at least a high school senior
  • Be enrolled or intending to enroll at an accredited college or university
  • Be “out” as a person who identifies as a member of the LGBQT community

Award Amount: Varies

Deadline: January 28, 2018

Learn more and apply for the Point Foundation Scholarship.

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Scholarships for Middle School Students


Rubincam Youth Award

The National Genealogical Society understands the importance of tracing one’s family history. In honor of genealogist Milton Rubincam, the society would like to award one student who also enjoys the idea of being a family historian. The award is open to all students in 7th–9th grade. To apply, students must submit a narrative essay about the following topic:

  • Select a person in your family whom you admire and conduct an in-person oral interview with him or her. Write an essay about your findings and discuss why this person is important to you.

Award Amount: $250

Deadline: December 15, 2018

Learn more and apply for the Rubincam Youth Award.

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Angela Award

The National Science Teachers Association would like to award one outstanding female student who is passionate about STEM. All girls in 5th–8th grade are eligible to apply. Students must be nominated by a teacher or parent (for homeschooled students only) and must submit an essay about her interest and involvement in STEM.

Award Amount: $1,000 Savings Bond

Deadline: December 17, 2018

Learn more and apply for the Angela Awards.

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Blue Mountain Arts Poetry Card Contest

Blue Mountain Arts has been helping people communicate their deepest, most sincere thoughts about love, family, and friends for over 40 years. This year they are excited to announce their 33rd Biannual Poetry Card Contest for all students. If you have a passion for poetry and literature, this is the contest for you. Simply submit your poem along with an online application.

Award Amount: 3 awards; $100–$350

Deadline: December 31, 2018

Learn more and apply for the Blue Mountain Arts Poetry Card Contest.

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Letters About Literature Contest

The Library of Congress invites students in 4th–12th grade to enter the 26th annual Letters About Literature national writing contest. Students are asked to read a book, short story, poem, essay, or speech and write to the author about how their literature personally affected the student.

Award Amount: Multiple; up to $1,000

Deadline: January 11, 2019

Learn more and apply for the Letters About Literature Scholarship.

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World of 7 Billion Student Video Contest

We now live in a world of over 7 billion people and in the year 2050 the world will have over 9 billion inhabitants. Human population growth can be a challenge when it comes to global sustainability. Worldof7billion.org invites all middle school and high school students to create 60-second video that focuses on one of the following global challenges as it relates to population growth:

  • Preserving Biodiversity
  • Sustainable Resource Use
  • Protecting Human Rights

Award Amount: 6 awards; $250–$500

Deadline: February 28, 2019

Learn more and apply for the World of 7 Billion Student Video Contest.

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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


Army Women’s Foundation Legacy Scholarship Program     

The Army Women’s Foundation recognizes the importance of education and the role it plays in personal, professional and economic fulfillment. The foundation’s scholarship program provides grants to women soldiers, past and present, and their descendants to help them attain their educational goals. To apply, simply submit the online application and a short essay (2 pages or less) highlighting why you should be considered for the scholarship and what you plan to study in college.

Award Amount: Varies; $1,000–$2,500

Deadline: January 9, 2019

Learn more and apply for the Army Women’s Foundation Legacy Scholarship Program.

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Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) ROTC Scholarship

The AFCEA has a mission to provide educational incentives, opportunities and assistance for people engaged in STEM disciplines. They are excited to offer their ROTC scholarship to fulltime college sophomores or juniors who attend four-year colleges or universities. Students can apply by submitting an online application along with two letters of recommendations.

Award Amount: Varies; $2,000–$5,000

Deadline: February 22, 2019

Learn more and apply for the ROTC Scholarship.

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Military Commanders’ Scholarship Fund

The New York Chapter of the American Logistics Association (ALA) has established a scholarship program to assist children of select active duty, reserve, National Guard or retired members of the U.S. Military who plan to continue their education. Students can apply by completing an application package and meeting the following criteria:

  • Must have a GPA of 3.5
  • Must be a high school senior or graduate who hasn’t yet attended college
  • Must be a dependent child of an active duty, reserve, National Guard or retired member of the U.S. military

Award Amount: 10 awards; $5,000

Deadline: February 16, 2019

Learn more and apply for the Military Commanders’ Scholarship Fund.

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The Graydon and Myrth Fox Scholarship

The Sacramento Region Community Foundation is excited to offer their Graydon and Myrth Fox Scholarship to members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families. As members seek to further their job skills and improve their circumstances through education, the foundation hopes to provide financial support to our national heroes. Students can apply by submitting a one page personal statement discussing their academic and career goals.

Award Amount: $1,000–$5,000

Deadline: March 8, 2019

Learn more and apply for the Graydon and Myrth Fox Scholarship.

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Scholarships for Students with Special Needs


AAHD Frederick J. Krause Scholarship

The mission of the American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD) is to contribute to national, state, and local efforts that promote health and wellness in people with disabilities.  AAHD would like to offer their award to deserving students who have a disability and who are pursuing studies related to health and disabilities. To apply, students must be at least sophomores in college. Simply submit an application package that includes:

  • Personal statement
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Proof of disability

Award Amount: Varies; Up to $1,000

Deadline: November 15, 2018

Learn more and apply for the AAHD Frederick J. Krause Scholarship.

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Google Lime Scholarship

Access to knowledge is something that Lime Connect does well. When it comes to higher education, they don’t want anything to stand in the way for students. That’s why they are teaming up with Google to offer scholarships to computer science students with disabilities. The company would like to help these future innovators make the most of their talents. Students can apply by submitting an online application.

Award Amount: Varies; $10,000

Deadline: December 9, 2018

Learn more and apply for the Google Lime Scholarship.

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Los Angeles DUI Attorney Diabetes Scholarship

The Los Angeles DUI Attorney is pleased to announce its first ever scholarship program. The scholarship is intended to support one hard working, high achieving college student who lives with diabetes. These attorneys have seen firsthand how diabetes can change a life, and they believe that diabetes should not keep students from pursuing their educational dreams. To apply, students must submit an online application and meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Have a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Have been diagnosed with diabetes
  • Have been accepted or enrolled in an accredited college or university

Award Amount: $1,000

Deadline: December 15, 2018

Learn more and apply for the Los Angeles DUI Attorney Diabetes Scholarship.

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Baer Reintegration Scholarship

Until recently, the idea that people with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder could move their lives forward or reintegrate into their communities was thought to be unrealistic. However, with the advent of modern medication and the support of a community, many lives have been transformed. The goal of the Baer Reintegration Scholarship is to help people with schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder or bipolar disorder acquire the skills necessary to reintegrate into society. Students can apply by submitting a completed application form, supporting documents, and proof of receiving medical treatment for the disorder.

Award Amount: Varies

Deadline: January 18, 2019

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


Aspiring Healthcare Professional Scholarship

There is a huge demand for medical professionals, and it is growing every day. Whether you dream of becoming a dental hygienist or other healthcare professional, your dreams can become a reality. The Aspiring Healthcare Professional Scholarship was created to encourage and support medical hopefuls. To apply, simply submit an essay (100 words) that explains why you want to become a healthcare professional.

Award Amount: $250

Deadline: December 31, 2018

Learn more and apply for the Aspiring Healthcare Professional Scholarship.

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National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) Academic Scholarships

The NACE Foundations’ Scholarship Program was established to promote the study of corrosion science and engineering. The foundation offers many scholarships to students who areinterested in the corrosion industry. To apply, students must be currently enrolled full-time in a college or university and must submit an online application.

Award Amount: Multiple; Varies

Deadline: January 1, 2019

Learn more and apply for the National Association of Corrosion Engineers.

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American Water Works Association (AWWA) Scholarships

AWWA and its members recognize the importance of investing in students as the future of the water industry. The association supports students by providing more than 17 scholarship opportunities. Students can apply to many scholarships, but will only be awarded one. To apply, students must submit an online application along with all supporting documents.

Award Amount: 17+ awards; $5,000

Deadline: January 11, 2019

Learn more and apply for the American Water Works Association Scholarships.

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The Garden Club of America Summer Scholarship in Field Botany

The Garden Club of America would like to support students’ field studies in botany. The organization believes that students should have the opportunity to gain knowledge and experience beyond their regular coursework. That is why they are offering their scholarship opportunity to college students who will be attending a summer study program in the field of botany. Students can apply by submitting an online application and an essay that discusses the following topic:

  • What do you know about your study program, how does it fit into your future plans, and what do you hope to achieve during the summer session?

Award Amount: $3,000

Deadline: February 1, 2019

Learn more and apply for the Garden Club of America Summer Scholarship in Field Botany.

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Study Abroad Scholarships


Boren Scholarships

Boren Scholarships provide unique opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests. Students who are highly motivated individuals and who wish to work for the federal national security are encouraged to apply. Simply complete the online application and submit all supporting documents.

Award Amount: Varies; $8,000–$20,000

Deadline: February 7, 2019

Learn more and apply for the Boren Scholarships.

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William Jefferson Clinton Scholarship Program

The William Jefferson Clinton Scholarship at the University of Dubai seeks to meet the challenges of global interdependence. The program provides American students the opportunity to expand their educational and cultural horizons by studying in the Arab world. Students can apply by submitting an application and the following documents:

  • A personal statement
  • A letter of recommendation
  • A resume showing work and leadership experience

Award Amount: Full tuition waiver for on term

Deadline: March 15, 2019

Learn more and apply for the Clinton Scholarship Program.

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