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Scholarships for Adult Learners


American Legion Auxiliary Non-Traditional Student Scholarship

Getting a job or staying competitive in today’s workplace involves showing employers you have the skills and experience to get the job done. In many cases, returning to college is a must. The American Legion Auxiliary’s goal is to help adult students in their endeavors as they pursue a college degree later in life. Students can apply by completing an online application and meeting the following requirements:

  • Be a current member of the American Legion or its affiliates
  • Be a non-traditional student beginning or returning to school later in life

Award Amount: 5 awards, $2,000

Deadline: March 1, 2019

Learn more and apply for the American Legion Auxiliary Non-Traditional Student Scholarships.

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Jeannette Rankin Women’s Scholarship

A college education can mean the difference between making a living and making a life. That is why the Jeannette Rankin Foundation would like to help women as they reach for their educational goals. The scholarship fund can help pay for college tuition, but can also be used for other living expenses. To apply, students must submit an online application and a statement that discusses their professional goals and how they will give back to the community.

Award Amount: Multiple awards

Deadline: March 1, 2019

Learn more and apply for the Jeannette Rankin Women’s Scholarship.

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National Leased Housing Association (NLHA) Education Fund Scholarships

The NLHA Education Fund was established to raise funds for education grants and scholarships for low income individuals residing in federally assisted rental homes. The NLHA is dedicated to the development and preservation of decent and safe affordable housing. Students who are residents of privately owned, federally assisted low income housing are eligible to apply. Simply submit an online application along with all supporting documents.

Award Amount: Varies

Deadline: April 20, 2019

Learn more and apply for the NHLA Education Fund Scholarships.

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EGIA Foundation Scholarship

The EGIA Foundation Scholarship Program was established to recognize the excellent and deserving students seeking an HVAC technical education. The scholarship provides essential financial support to aspiring HVAC students. Students can apply by submitting an application and an essay that explains what inspired them to choose an HVAC technical education.

Award Amount: Up to 20 awards, $2,500

Deadline: April 30, 2019

Learn more and apply for the EGIA Foundation Scholarship.

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Scholarships for Students Pursuing the Arts


L. Ron Hubbard Illustrators of the Future Contest

The Writers of the Future Contest is a great opportunity for new science fiction and fantasy artists to show their skills. The contest is open to all students and all themes of science fiction and fantasy illustrations are welcomed. To enter, students must submit an original piece of artwork along with an online form.

Award Amount: 3 awards; $500

Deadline: March 31, 2019

Learn more and apply for the L. Ron Hubbard Illustrators of the Future Contest.


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Nicholas A. Virgilio Memorial Haiku and Senryu Competition

The Haiku Society of America is a non-profit organization that promotes the writing and appreciation of haiku (a short Japanese poem) in English. The society is hosting a poetry contest for students in grades 7–12 who are interested in learning the art of haiku writing. To apply, students must submit an online form and a creative haiku.

Award Amount: $100

Deadline: March 21, 2019

Learn more and apply for the Nicholas A. Virgilio Memorial Haiku and Senryu Competition.

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King Family Foundation Scholarships

The Charles and Lucille King Family Foundation supports individuals, institutions and organizations committed to educational excellence and professional development. To that end, they would like to offer scholarships to college juniors and seniors who are studying television and film production. Students can apply by submitting an application and supporting documents.

Award Amount: $3,500

Deadline: April 15, 2019

Learn more and apply for the King Family Foundation Scholarships.

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MusicAuthority’s Annual Music Lovers Scholarship

MusicAuthority recognizes the positive impact music can have on a student’s learning experience. With numerous studies showing how music can enhance learning, the company believes music can be a great component to aid a student’s college career. That is why they are proud to offer a scholarship to students pursuing a higher education. Students can apply by writing an essay (1200–1500 words) that answers the following questions:

  • How has music influenced your life, passions and ambitions?
  • How is music a part of your education?
  • What is your favorite type of music or musician to listen to while studying?

Award Amount: $1,000

Deadline: April 1, 2019

Learn more and apply for the MusicAuthoritys’ Annual Music Lovers Scholarship.

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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

Learn more and apply for the Buenas Opiniones Latino Scholarship.

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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

Learn more and apply for the National Italian American Foundation Scholarships.

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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


The Welcoming Project

Every year, The Welcoming Project awards scholarships to one undergraduate and graduate student who provides outstanding contributions to LGBTQ activism. They are impressed with the caliber of students around the world who are dedicated to LGBTQ activism and are proud to continue their scholarship program. Students can apply by submitting two letters of recommendations and an essay that describes their involvement and commitment to LGBTQ activism.

Award Amount: 2 awards, $500

Deadline: March 1, 2019

Learn more and apply for the Welcoming Project.

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Bisexual Foundation Scholarship Award

The Bisexual Foundation Scholarship is an annual program that helps selected graduate students advance the research of bisexuality psychology. The award recognizes the growing importance of research on bisexuality to the field of LGBTQ issues. All full-time psychology or counseling graduate students are eligible to apply. Simply, submit an application that includes the following documents:

  • A completed cover sheet
  • A copy of your resume
  • A letter of recommendation from a faculty supervisor

Award Amount: Multiple awards, $1,000

Deadline: March 30, 2019

Learn more and apply for the Bisexual Foundation Scholarship Award.

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Hampton Roads Pride

Hampton Roads Pride is pleased to assist with the education expenses of people who identify as LGBTQ and all LGBTQ allies (those who don’t identify as LGBTQ, but support the community). The scholarship is open to all students planning to attend a postsecondary institution. To apply, students must submit an essay that discusses your hobbies and passions with a special focus on their service to the LGBTQ community.

Award Amount: 4 awards, $1,600

Deadline: April 1, 2019

Learn more and apply for the Hampton Roads Pride.

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Women in Medicine Leadership Scholarships

Women in Medicine will present up to four, $5,000 LGBTQ Leadership Scholarships for female medical students enrolled in their first three years of medical school. Applicants must be in good academic standing and must be actively contributing/demonstrating leadership for the LGBTQ community. Students can apply by submitting an online application along with a letter of recommendation.

Award Amount: 4 awards, $5,000

Deadline: April 1, 2019

Learn more and apply for the Women in Medicine Leadership Scholarships.

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Scholarships for Middle School Students


Voice for Animals Contest

The Humane Education Networks’ mission is to raise worldwide awareness about animal suffering. The organization has partnered with the Animal Welfare Institute to host the 29th Annual Voice for Animals Contest. Students can enter by completing an online application and writing an essay (1400–1500) on one of the following topics:

  • Discuss the effects of climate change on the animal population.
  • Address the mistreatment of one animal species and how society can better protect it.

Award Amount: 10 awards; $200–$400

Deadline: April 30, 2019

Learn more and apply for the Voice for Animals Contest.                

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Paradigm Challenge Scholarship

Project Paradigm works to inspire new ways of approaching global issues. They created the Paradigm Challenge to encourage innovation and creativity. The organization invites students to use kindness, originality and collaboration to solve real-life problems and make a difference. Students can enter the challenge as a group or individually. Simply identify a social issue and develop possible solutions for the problem.  

Award Amount: 100 awards; $200–$100,000

Deadline: May 1, 2019

Learn more and apply for the Paradigm Challenge 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


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


Joseph James Morelli Scholarship

The Joseph James Morelli Scholarship Fund supports high school and college students with dyslexia, dysgraphia and/or dyscalculia who wish to pursue a career in science, technology, engineering and math. To apply, students must submit an online application along with the following documents:

  • A letter of recommendation
  • Documentation of learning challenge
  • Most recent transcript

Award Amount: $500–$2,500

Deadline: March 14, 2019

Learn more and apply for the Joseph James Morelli Scholarship.

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Lighthouse Guild Scholarship Program

Living with blindness or vision loss is a challenge. Lighthouse Guild supports higher education for all individuals and acknowledges the achievements of academically qualified high school and college students. The organization is pleased to offer their scholarships to students with vision loss. Students can apply by submitting a short essay (500 words) about their educational and personal goals.

Award Amount: 20 awards, up to $10,000

Deadline: March 31, 2019

Learn more and apply for the Lighthouse Guild Scholarship Program.

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Diabetes Scholars Foundation Scholarship

Diabetes Scholars Program provides scholarships to high school seniors living with Type 1 diabetes. The scholarships recognize students who are actively involved in the diabetes community, who have high academic performance, and who participate in extra-curricular activities. Students can apply by completing an online application and providing all supporting documents.

Award Amount: 25 awards, $1,000–$5,000

Deadline: April 15, 2019

Learn more and apply for the Diabetes Scholars Foundation Scholarship.

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Little People of America Scholarship

Little People of America (LPA), Inc., is a nonprofit organization that provides support and information to people of short stature and their families. As part of their service to people with dwarfism and the community at large, LPA offers scholarships to students pursuing their higher educational goals. To apply, students must submit an application and must meet one of the following criteria:

  • A member of LPA who was medically diagnosed with a form of dwarfism
  • An immediate family member of dwarfs who are LPA members
  • A person with dwarfism who is not an LPA member

Award Amount: 3 awards; $250–$1,000

Deadline: April 30, 2019

Learn more and apply for the Little People of America Scholarship.

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


American Association of Candy Technologists (AACT) Scholarship

AACT is a premier professional group who is dedicated to the advancement of the confectionary industry. They are excited to support the next generation of candy technologists with the 2019 John Kitt Memorial Scholarship Program. The program is available to all college sophomores, juniors and seniors majoring in food science, chemical science or biological science. Students can apply by submitting an online application along with the following materials:

  • A copy of transcript
  • A copy of resume
  • A short personal statement

Award Amount: $5,000

Deadline: March 25, 2019

Learn more and apply for the American Association of Candy Technologists Scholarship.

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Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO) Senior Undergraduate Scholarship

The mission of the ASDSO is to improve the condition and safety of dams through education. They hope for a future where all dams are safe and hope to find that safety in upcoming engineering students. The ASDSO Scholarship Program is looking to award senior undergraduate engineering students who want to pursue a career related to the design, construction or operation of dams. To apply, students must submit three letters of recommendation along with an essay (500 words) describing the importance of dam safety.

Award Amount: $5,000–$10,000

Deadline: March 29, 2019

Learn more and apply for the ASDSO Senior Undergraduate Scholarship.

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Dotcom-Monitor Women in Computing Scholarship

Dotcom-Monitor encourages and supports female undergraduate students who are pursuing careers in computing. To assist these students in achieving their academic goals, the company is offering a $1,000 scholarship. Eligible students can apply by submitting an online application and an essay (500 words) that answers the following questions:

  • What kind of power does the degree you seek hold for the future?
  • Why do you think women should pursue a career in computing and how can they impact the industry?

Award Amount: $1,000

Deadline: April 1, 2019

Learn more and apply for the Dotcom-Monitor Women in Computing Scholarship.

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Tech Mastery Scholarship

Rentec Direct recognizes that an investment in knowledge pays the best dividends for the future. To further support the goals and dreams of future technology influencers, Rentec Direct developed a scholarship fund for all students pursuing a career in Computer Science. They want to help students complete their education and make their dreams a reality. Students can apply by submitting a cover letter, transcript and an essay that discusses the greatest obstacles technology has overcome.

Award Amount: 4 awards; $500

Deadline: April, 15, 2019

Learn more and apply for Tech Mastery Scholarship.

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National CPR Association Scholarship

The National CPR Association invites students to apply for their Healthcare Training Scholarship. The association would like to assists students as they aim to become qualified professionals. Students in the medical field are encouraged to apply. Simply write an essay that explains your thoughts about the possibility of performing CPR to save someone’s life and how you would handle the situation.

Award Amount: $3,000 and CPR Certification Training

Deadline: April 30, 2019

Learn more and apply for the National CPR Association Scholarship.

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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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