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Scholarships for Adult Learners


NCCF Survivor Scholarship

The National Collegiate Cancer Foundation was established to provide services and support to young adults whose lives have been impacted by cancer and who have continued with their education throughout treatment or after their treatment.

Eligibility:

  1. Must be a cancer survivor or current patient.
  2. Must be between the ages of 18-35. An exception will be made if you are 17 and entering college in the fall following application.
  3. US citizen or permanent resident.
  4. Attending or planning to attend an accredited college, university or vocational institution in pursuit of an associate, bachelor, master’s, doctorate or certificate.

Deadline: May 15, 2018

Award Amount: $1,000

Learn more and apply for the NCCF Survivor Scholarship.

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Fifth Month Scholarship

One is the loneliest number. Three is a crowd. Then there is five. What's so special about five? Well, for starters, this lucky number could help you win a $1,500 scholarship.

It would take more than just one hand to count all the reasons why the number five is important - and UNIGO want to know what you think! What is it about the number five that's so significant to you? One great reason is that May is the fifth month - which just so happens to be a great time to apply for fun scholarships.

Scholarship Requirement

Submit an online written response to the question: May is the fifth month of the year. Write a letter to the number five explaining why five is important. Be serious or be funny. Either way, here's a high five to you for being original." (250 words or less)

Deadline: May 31, 2018

Award Amount: $1,500

Learn more and apply for the Fifth Month Scholarship.

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Active Life Scholarship for Financial Literacy

This scholarship is designed to encourage students to increase their financial literacy skills and adopt positive habits for managing their personal finances both in college and beyond.

Requirements:
In 3-5 sentences please answer ONE of the following:
Why is being financially literate important to you? -OR-
What's the best lesson you've learned about money?

Deadline: June 30, 2018

Award Amount: $1,000

Learn more and apply for the Active Life Scholarship for Financial Literacy.

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Cedar Education Lending Scholarship

The “Because College is Expensive” Scholarship by Cedar Education Lending is open to all students and those planning on enrolling within 24 months. The winner will be determined by random drawing and then contacted directly and announced on this Scholarship page. One entry per person is all that is necessary.

This scholarship is open to high school juniors & seniors, adults looking to head back to school, current college students and anyone else looking to attend college or graduate school.

Deadline: June 30, 2018

Award Amount: $500

Learn more and apply for the Cedar Education Lending Scholarship.

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FFRF Brian Bolton Graduate/"Older" Student Essay Contest

Open to any graduate students through the age 30, or to undergraduate students ages 25-30 who attend a North American college or university. You remain eligible to enter this contest if you will graduate by spring or summer 2018.

Deadline: July 31, 2018

Award Amount: 8 awards ranging from $200 - $3,000

Learn more and apply for the Brian Bolton Graduate/"Older" Student Essay Contest.

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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


The Point Community College Scholarship

The Point Community College Program inspires LGBTQ community college students to fulfill their ambitions of attending a four-year college or university.
Students accepted into the program will receive up to a $3,700 tuition scholarship, admissions counseling, coaching and financial education at the Point Community College Transfer Symposium in Los Angeles, and access to the Point Foundation network of LGBTQ scholars, more than 300 alumni, and many others dedicated to seeing LGBTQ students succeed. 

Deadline: May 3, 2018

Award Amount: Up to $3,700

Learn more and apply for The Point Community College Scholarship.

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Out to Protect Scholarship

Out to Protect is an organization that provides training grants and scholarships for law enforcement officials that are “out” as gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, transgender, or a straight ally and who are outstanding role models for their fellow professionals. They are now accepting applications for their 2018 scholarships.

Eligibility:

  • You must identify as gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, or transgender;
  • Be currently enrolled in a basic law enforcement program;
  • Demonstrate being a visible, positive role model;

Deadline: May 25, 2018

Award Amount: $500 - $1,000

Learn more and apply for the Out to Protect Scholarship.

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GAPA Foundation Scholarship

The purpose of the GAPA Foundation Scholarship is to provide financial assistance students who are interested in activism in the API and LGBTQ communities. High school seniors, undergraduate, graduate, and trade/vocational school students are encouraged to apply.

Eligibility:
You must be in the process of applying to or currently attending a post-secondary institution in the United States. They invite high school seniors, undergraduate, and graduate students to apply. The application is open to students who attend community college, university, and trade/vocational school. Applicants should have a strong history of activism within the API and/or LGBTQ communities; however, applicants do not need to identify as either to apply.

Deadline: June 30, 2018

Award Amount: Multiple awards, $1,000 - $5,000

Learn more and apply for the GAPA Foundation Scholarship.

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My First Blush LGBTQ Scholarship

The LGBTQ Leadership Scholarship by My First Blush is an educational grant available for LGBTQIA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and ally) honors students who have taken action to support or advance the rights of the LGBTQ community.

Deadline: June 30, 2018

Award Amount: $1,000 – $1,500

Learn more and apply for the My First Blush LGBTQ Scholarship.

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The Visto Bill Caspare Memorial Fund Diversity Scholarship

In conjunction with the 4A’s Foundation, Visto (formerly Collective) established The Bill Caspare Memorial Fund. This fund offers scholarships in the New Media, Data Science and Product Development disciplines within advertising and media, to students and young professionals of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds. The Fund was created in memory of former Collective Senior Executive Bill Caspare, an industry innovator with more than 15 years in new media and digital advertising.

Eligibility:

  • US Citizen
  • African American, Asian American, Hispanic American, Native American or Multicultural
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Queer
  • Full-time student
  • GPA of 3.25 or above
  • Interested in New Media/Digital Advertising or Data Science

Deadline: June 29, 2018

Award Amount: $10,000

Learn more and apply for The Visto Bill Caspare Memorial Fund Diversity 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


Avonte Oquendo Memorial Scholarship for Autism

The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C. believes that education is not only a tool for personal development, but also the means by which individuals can better their own lives and ultimately shape and improve their communities. They know that earning a post-secondary degree can be the difference between a strong, successful career and a lifetime of hardship. They want that opportunity to be open to all students equally, especially those who have autism and often face obstacles that other students do not.

To apply, either you or a close family member has been diagnosed with a form of autism, including Asperger syndrome, and the applicant must be currently enrolled or has been accepted into an accredited university or college, either at the undergraduate or post-graduate level.

Additionally, applicants should submit an essay on one of the topics listed on the website, with a minimum of 500 words and maximum of 1,000 words.

Award Amount: $1,000

Deadline: July 31,2018

Learn more and apply for the Avonte Oquendo Memorial Scholarship for Autism.

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Hawkins Spizman Kilgo, LLC Childhood Cancer Awareness Scholarship

Hawkins Spizman Kilgo, LLC is pleased to announce the Childhood Cancer Awareness Scholarship, in support of those who have survived or been directly affected by childhood cancer. This $1,000 scholarship will support one hard-working student who has had firsthand experience with this devastating disease.

Eligibility:

  • You are currently enrolled in or have been accepted to an accredited college or university (undergraduate or post-graduate level)
  • You are either a survivor of childhood cancer yourself or a loved one has been directly affected by childhood cancer
  • You have a minimum 2.8 GPA.
  • You must submit an official copy of your transcript, your written essay and your completed application using the form.

Award Amount: $1,000

Deadline: July 31, 2018

Learn more and apply for the Hawkins Spizman Kilgo, LLC Childhood Cancer Awareness 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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