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Scholarships for Adult Learners


Education Matters Scholarship

As a scholarship seeker, you're probably already well-aware of the importance of an education. What about the naysayers? Have you come across someone who's tried to talk you out of college, saying that it's not worth it? While continuing your education takes time and money, there's a certain value that everyone is hoping to achieve. Unigo’s Education Matters Scholarship gives you the chance to state why education matters. Applicants must submit an essay of less than 250 words.

Award: $5,000 scholarship

Deadline: November 30, 2017

Learn more and apply for the Education Matters scholarship.


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LuxuryHomeStuff Internet Marketing Scholarship

LuxuryHomeStuff helps readers make the right decision when buying high-quality products at reasonable prices. By providing the LuxuryHomeStuff Internet Marketing Scholarship, they’ll help students pursue their educational goals. The scholarship can be used for course materials, books and other resources. Applicants must be pursuing a career in technology, marketing, business, or communication.

Award: $1,000 scholarship

Deadline: November 30, 2017

Learn more and apply for the LuxuryHomeStuff scholarship.


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55places Continuing Education Scholarship

55places is a resource for those searching for information about active adult communities. In support of students returning to school, they offer an annual scholarship. This scholarship is available to students who are 50 years of age or older. Applicants must submit an essay outlining why it’s important for them to return to school and how their life will improve as a result.

Award: $2,000 scholarship

Deadline: December 31, 2017

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


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Blue Mountain Arts Poetry Card Contest

For over 40 years, Blue Mountain Arts has been helping people communicate their deepest, most sincere thoughts and feelings about love, friendship, family, ideals, and dreams. The Colorado-based company is known for its innovative art styles, quality papers, unique production techniques, and ever-increasing selection of authors, artists, and product lines. Applicants must submit an original poem.

Awards: $100, $200, and $350 scholarships

Deadline: December 31, 2017

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


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Promises Treatment Centers Scholarship

Promises Treatment Centers are dedicated to providing innovative, state-of-the-art treatment plans and a visionary approach to recovery. This college tuition scholarship is designed to support those who are looking to channel their talent and creativity into furthering the message of addiction recovery. Applicants must submit an essay, infographic, or illustration discussing terminology used during the recovery process.

Awards: $1,000, $3,000, and $6,000 scholarships

Deadline: December 31, 2017

Learn more and apply for the Promises Treatment Centers Scholarship.


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Scholarships for Students Pursuing the Arts


Filmora Scholarship Program

Filmora awards scholarships to students who want to make a positive contribution to the future of the world. They award a scholarship to one university or college student to encourage those interested in creating unique video content. Applicants must submit a one to three minute video on any topic.

Award: One $1,000 scholarship

Deadline: September 30, 2017

Learn more and apply for the Filmora Scholarship Program.


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Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Awards

Since 2005, From the Top and the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation have awarded more than $2 million in scholarships to exceptional young musicians with financial need. Applicants must be between the ages of eight and 18. They must have strong musical ability as classical instrumentalists, vocalists or composers and be willing to perform on National Public Radio.

Awards: Approximately 20 scholarships of up to $10,000

Deadline: October 2, 2017

Learn more and apply for the Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Awards.


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PDFelement Scholarship Program

College is a big step forward in achieving your career goals, and PDFelement wants to meet challenges in school with productive solutions. To apply, applicants must create a one to three minute video, sharing their story. The video must be uploaded to social media.

Award: One $1,000 scholarship

Deadline: September 30, 2017

Learn more and apply for the PDFelement Scholarship Program.


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Pretty Photoshop Actions Scholarship

Pretty Photoshop Actions knows that your time is valuable and works to improve the speed of your photo-editing workflow. This scholarship is offered twice a year to help college and university students further their education. Applicants must be a high school senior or college student. Students will submit a tutorial for one of several photo enhancing topics.

Award: One $500 scholarship

Deadline: October 15, 2017

Learn more and apply for the Pretty Photoshop Actions Scholarship.


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We the Future Contest

Constituting America strives to engage America’s youth and citizens in learning about the nation’s founding principles. Get your creative juices flowing to enter this scholarship contest! There are various ways to apply, including writing an essay about the Constitution, performing an original song about the Bill of Rights, creating a short film outlining the importance of the Constitution today, or recording a public service announcement describing why citizens should be familiar with the Constitution. This scholarship accepts entries in a variety of categories ranging from elementary students to senior adults.

Awards: The number and value of awards varies for each scholarship category.

Deadline: September 17, 2017

Learn more and apply for the We the Future Contest.


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Scholarships Based on Ethnicity


Ron Brown Scholarship

The Ron Brown Scholarship honors the legacy of Ronald H. Brown through a selective scholarship program that advances higher education for community-minded and intellectually gifted African Americans. The program awards scholarships to the most talented and economically-challenged high school seniors who demonstrate a keen interest in public service, community engagement, business entrepreneurship and global citizenship – the four pillars of the late Ronald H. Brown’s mission to uplift people of all races, cultures and ethnicities – especially our disadvantaged youth. Students must be graduating high school seniors and may receive the scholarship for up to four years.

Awards: Multiple $10,000 scholarships

Deadline: November 1, 2017

Learn more and apply for the Ron Brown Scholarship.


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American Indian Nurse Scholarship

Since 1928, the National Society of The Colonial Dames of America has provided scholarship awards to assist students of American Indian heritage who are pursuing degrees in nursing or in the field of health care and health education. Applicants must submit a statement outlining educational background and career goals in addition to obtaining a recommendation from a school official.

Awards: Multiple $1,500 scholarships

Deadline: December 1, 2017

Learn more and apply for the American Indian Nurse Scholarship.


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APTA Minority Scholarship Award

The American Physical Therapy Association seeks to improve the health and quality of life of individuals by advancing physical therapy practice, education, research, and by increasing the awareness and understanding of physical therapy’s role in the nation’s health care system. The Minority Scholarship Award recognizes physical therapy students currently in their final year of an accredited program. There are awards for both physical therapy students and physical therapy assistant students.

Awards: Multiple $5,000 physical therapist scholarships and one $3,000 physical therapist assistant scholarship

Deadline: December 1, 2017

Learn more and apply for the APTA Minority Scholarship Award.


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SAA Native American Scholarships

The Society for American Archaeology’s Native American Scholarships Fund is an endowment established to foster a sense of shared purpose and positive interaction between archaeologists and Native Americans. Scholarships are open to all Native peoples from anywhere in the Americas, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Indigenous Pacific Islanders. Applicants must submit a personal statement explaining what contributions they hope to make in the field of archaeology.

Awards: Two scholarships up to $5,000 and one scholarship up to $10,000

Deadline: December 15, 2017

Learn more and apply for the SAA Native American Scholarships.


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United States Hispanic Leadership Institute Scholarship

In partnership with Denny’s Hungry for Education program, USHLI awards deserving students with scholarships. Applicants must submit an essay outlining how Denny’s can fight childhood hunger in their community. Students must be in grades nine through twelve.

Awards: Three $1,000 scholarships

Deadline: December 31, 2017

Learn more and apply for Denny's Hungry for Education Scholarships.


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LGBT Scholarships


#BecauseILoveYou Scholarship Slam

Everyone deserves to have healthy relationships — whether it's with a significant other or a friend. Healthy relationships are ones that bring out the best in you. They build you up, not bring you down. Oftentimes, we are not taught about the signs of a healthy relationship vs. an unhealthy relationship. Applicants must submit a poem explaining what healthy relationship behaviors are most important to them and what the words #BecauseILoveYou should really mean.

Award: $1,000 scholarship

Deadline: November 7, 2017

Learn more and apply for the #BecauseILoveYou Scholarship Slam.


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Everipedia Tech Titans Diversity Scholarship

Everipedia has created a list of individuals that they believe deserve recognition for their work. The Everipedia Tech Titans Diversity Scholarship aims to bring awareness and recognition to these people working tirelessly across the globe in search of the truth in the STEM fields. Applicants must create an encyclopedia-style entry for one of the individuals listed as an underrepresented minority in technology and science fields.

Award: $1,000 scholarship

Deadline: December 1, 2017

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


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OppU Achievers Scholarship

OppLoans celebrates students who transform opportunity into results. They reward achievement in its many forms and honor those who create opportunity for both themselves and others. Applicants must be enrolled full time in high school or part time in college or trade school. Students must also have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 and be a U.S. citizen.

Award: $2,500 scholarship

Deadline: December 31, 2017

Learn more and apply for the OppU Achievers Scholarship.

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Out to Protect Scholarships

Out to Protect seeks to create a greater awareness of gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender professionals working in law enforcement and to support those pursuing a law enforcement degree. Applicants must identify as gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, or transgender and be enrolled in a basic law enforcement training program in the United States.

Awards: Scholarships of $500 to $1,000

Deadline: November 30, 2017

Learn more and apply for the Out to Protect Scholarships.


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Scholarships for Middle School Students


Angela Award

This award honors one female student in grades 5 – 8 who is exceptionally involved in and has a strong passion for science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM). The award was established in honor of Gerry Wheeler and his outstanding dedication to the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and lifelong commitment to science education. The awardee will be honored at the NSTA Conference. Applicants must submit an essay about their interest and involvement in STEM.

Award: $1,000 savings bond

Deadline: December 15, 2017

Learn more and apply for the Angela Award.


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Game-Winning Drive Scholarship

DoSomething.org encourages you to make a difference in your community. Kids from underserved communities are 50% less likely to play sports. One reason is that equipment is too expensive. To apply, donate gently-used sports equipment to a local rec center or after-school program that services communities in need. Applicants must be under the age of 25.

Award: One $5,000 scholarship

Deadline: September 30, 2017

Learn more and apply for the Game-Winning Drive Scholarship.


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Patriot’s Pen VFW Scholarship

The VFW is dedicated to promoting patriotism and investing in our future generation. The Patriot’s Pen program is open to students in grades 6 – 8 who are enrolled in a public, private or parochial school, or home study program in the United States and its territories. Students must submit a 300 to 400 word essay.

Awards: One national award of $5,000 and all-expense-paid trip to Washington D.C.; One Oklahoma award of at least $500

Deadline: October 31, 2017

Learn more and apply for the Patriot's Pen VFW Scholarship.


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StudySoup Future Innovator Scholarship

StudySoup is a peer-to-peer learning community focused on helping students do well in their courses. In an effort to support future leaders of the world, StudySoup offers a monthly scholarship. Applicants must be at least 13 years old and willing to share an achievement they’re proud of.

Award: One $1,000 scholarship each month

Deadlines: September 1, 2017; October 1, 2017; November 1, 2017

Learn more and apply for the StudySoup Future Innovator Scholarship.


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Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship

Have you ever envisioned your own post-apocalyptic world overrun with the living dead, forcing you to come up with a zombie survival plan? Hone your survival tactics and imagine what your school campus might be like in a zombie apocalypse. Unigo’s Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship committee wants to know your plan to avoid the zombies, where you’d hide, and the top-five things you’d bring to stay alive. Applicants must be at least 13 years old.

Award: One $2,000 scholarship

Deadline: October 31, 2017

Learn more and apply for the Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship.


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Oklahoma's Promise

Oklahoma's Promise will pay qualifying students' tuition at an Oklahoma public two-year college or four-year university. It will also cover at least a portion of tuition at an Oklahoma accredited private college or university or for courses offered at public technology centers that qualify for credit from an Oklahoma public two-year college.

Postmark Deadline: June 30

Learn more and apply for Oklahoma's Promise.


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Military Scholarships


Veterans Helping Veterans Scholarships

The disability attorneys at Hill & Ponton are honored to represent veterans. To give back, they offer scholarships to help veterans further their education and enter a career field that will help other veterans. Applicants must be veterans of the armed forces and submit a short statement explaining how they plan to use their education to help other veterans.

Awards: Four $1,000 scholarships

Deadline: November 1, 2017

Learn more and apply for the Veterans Helping Veterans Scholarships.


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TonaLaw Veteran’s Scholarship

The TonaLaw Veteran’s Scholarship is 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: One $1,000 scholarship

Deadline: November 30, 2017

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


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Military Child of the Year Award

These annual awards recognize outstanding young people. Six will represent a branch of the armed forces — the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, and National Guard — for their scholarship, volunteerism, leadership, extracurricular involvement, and other criteria while facing the challenges of military family life. The seventh award will go to a military child who has designed a bold and creative solution to address a local, regional or global challenge. Nominations for the award may be made by parents, family members, teachers, coaches, and others. Nominees must be a legal military dependent and be between the ages of 13 and 18 at the time of nomination.

Awards: Seven $10,000 awards

Deadline: December 4, 2017

Learn more and apply for the Military Child of the Year Award.


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Troops to Trades Training Grants & Scholarships

Troops to Trades provides National Guard and Reserve Members with career placement options, training grants and scholarships to help them find careers in the heating, air conditioning, plumbing and electrical residential service industries. The Troops to Trades program serves veterans that are transitioning from active duty as well as veterans that have already started civilian jobs and careers.

Awards: Scholarship amounts vary

Deadline: December 31, 2017

Learn more and apply for Troops to Trades Training Grants & Scholarships.


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Military Scholarship Finder

Military.com’s free membership connects service members, military families, and veterans to all the benefits of service – government benefits, scholarships, discounts, lifelong friends, mentors, great stories of military life or missions, and much more. Their Scholarship Finder searches over 1,000 scholarships available exclusively for the military community. Students may enter search criteria to find scholarships that match their particular situation.

Award: Varies by scholarship

Deadline: Varies by scholarship

Learn more and apply for Military Scholarship Finder scholarships.


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Scholarships for Students with Special Needs


Business Plan Scholarship for Students with Disabilities

FitSmallBusiness is interested in finding out what you learned from writing a business plan. Students must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program and have any type of disability. This includes but is not limited to physical disabilities, mental disabilities, medical conditions, and learning disabilities. Applicants must submit an essay explaining what they learned as they created their business plan.

Award: $1,000 scholarship

Deadline: November 1, 2017

Learn more and apply for the Business Plan Scholarship for Students with Disabilities.


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Frederick J. Krause Scholarship on Health & Disability

The AAHD Frederick J. Krause Scholarship on Health and Disability is awarded annually to a deserving student with a disability who is pursuing undergraduate or graduate studies. Applicants must be at least a sophomore in college and pursuing studies related to health and disability including public health, health promotion, disability studies, disability research, rehabilitation engineering, audiology, disability policy, special education and majors that will impact quality of life for persons with disabilities.

Awards: Various scholarships up to $1,000

Deadline: November 15, 2017

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


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Auger & Auger Disabled Scholar Award

Auger & Auger Attorneys at Law are proud to support students with disabilities. They observe first-hand the unique challenges that men and women with disabilities face and see the strength and perseverance necessary to overcome obstacles. Applicants must submit an essay describing a time they overcame their disability to do something extraordinary or what they’ve learned from having a disability.

Award: $1,000 scholarship

Deadline: November 30, 2017

Learn more and apply for the Auger & Auger Disabled Scholar Award.


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Bottar Leone Scholarship

Transitioning from high school to college can be overwhelming for any student. The medical malpractice and personal injury lawyers of Bottar Leone, PLLC know, first-hand, that the transition for a student with a physical or learning disability is often more difficult. Through the Bottar Leone Scholarship, they hope to reduce barriers to education for students with physical or learning disabilities by providing additional financial security as they pursue their studies in college. Applicants must submit an essay, verification of disability, and evidence of financial need.

Award: $2,500 scholarship

Deadline: December 1, 2017

Learn more and apply for the Bottar Leone Scholarship.


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Autism Scholarship

Attorney Percy Martinez wants to provide for and cultivate the next generation of students who have autism. This Autism Scholarship will assist in reducing the costs of education for high school and college grads. Applicants must show involvement in the community, expressed interest in education, or provide letters of recommendation from former teachers or mentors. Students may submit an essay or short video providing their thoughts on the future of education.

Award: $5,000 scholarship

Deadline: December 31, 2017

Learn more and apply for the Autism Scholarship.


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


Association for Iron & Steel Scholarships

AIST strives to advance the technical development, production, processing and application of iron and steel. Applicants must be studying engineering majors such as metallurgy, materials science, electrical, mechanical, industrial, environmental, computer science or safety. Students must be a college freshman, sophomore, or senior and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.

Awards: Over 15 scholarships ranging from $3,000 to $6,000

Deadline: October 31, 2017

Learn more and apply for the Association for Iron & Steel Scholarships.


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Box Diversity Scholarship

Box believes diversity and inclusion are critical to success. They are committed to building a diverse and inclusive company and also ensuring the industry around them reflects those values. Scholarship applicants should be studying a science, technology, engineering, art, or math field.

Awards: One $20,000 scholarship and four $4,000 scholarships

Deadline: October 2, 2017

Learn more and apply for the Box Diversity Scholarship.


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ColeReview Scholarship

ColeReview provides a scholarship for students attending high schools, vocational schools, and universities who have a strong passion for gardening, farming, raising livestock, green living, agriculture, or permaculture. Applicants must submit an essay explaining how those living in an urban area can adopt a sustainable lifestyle and reduce their carbon footprint.

Award: One $1,000 scholarship

Deadline: September 29, 2017

Learn more and apply for the ColeReview Scholarship.


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Tech Mastery Scholarship

Rentec Direct recognizes that investment in knowledge pays the best dividends for the future. To help students complete their education and transform dreams into reality, they offer scholarships to those pursuing an education in computer science, software development, or other closely related fields of study. Applicants must be enrolled full-time at an accredited US college or university and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Awards: Two $500 scholarships

Deadline: October 21, 2017

Learn more and apply for the Tech Mastery Scholarship.


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UpNature Scholarship for Nursing & Medicine Students

UpNature supports students who are pursuing their dreams to be nurses and doctors and help improve world health and well-being. Students must be studying nursing, medicine, bioscience, dentistry, or another area related to health and medicine. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 and be enrolled at an accredited college or university.

Award: One $1,000 scholarship

Deadline: November 30, 2017

Learn more and apply for the UpNature Scholarship for Nursing & Medicine Students.


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Study Abroad Scholarships



Good Colleges Study Abroad Award

A study abroad experience is life changing. By immersing yourself in a foreign culture, you learn new and different ways of living. Your choice of destination matters. Applicants must submit an essay explaining what their study destination is and why they chose to study there. The Study Abroad Award essay competition is open to students who want to study abroad at the college level. The cash award can be used to pay for living expenses as an international student. You must be a U.S. citizen enrolled, or seeking to enroll, in an accredited college or university.

Award: One $2,000 scholarship

Deadline: November 1, 2017

Learn more and apply for the Good Colleges Study Abroad Award.


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School for International Training Scholarships

SIT has been providing immersive, field-based study abroad programs for undergraduates for more than 50 years. SIT offers more than 70 programs in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East, as well as comparative programs in multiple locations. Applicants must complete a FAFSA in addition to the SIT scholarship application.

Awards: Multiple $500 to $5,000 scholarships

Deadline: November 1, 2017

Learn more and apply for the School of International Training Scholarships.


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RewardExpert Study Abroad Scholarship

The RewardExpert Study Abroad Scholarship was established to help students pursue higher education in new countries. The scholarship is designed to assist with the cost of tuition, travel expenses, room, or board for students pursuing study abroad opportunities. Applicants must be attending an accredited 2- or 4-year college in the United States, maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3, and submit a letter of recommendation from a professor or academic advisor.

Award: One $1,000 scholarship

Deadline: November 15, 2017

Learn more and apply for the RewardExpert Study Abroad Scholarship.


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Ashley Soulé Conroy Foundation Scholarship

In hopes that a tragedy can enrich the lives of others, the Ashley Soulé Conroy Foundation was created to provide scholarships for travel and study abroad. By sharing Ashley’s dreams and courageous pursuits, her family hopes to encourage others to explore the unknown and go on an adventure for their own betterment and understanding of other cultures.

Award: One $4,000 scholarship

Deadline: December 1, 2017

Learn more and apply for the Ashley Soulé Conroy Foundation Scholarship.


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Tortuga Backpacks Study Abroad Scholarship

Tortuga believes young people deserve to experience the world beyond their college campuses, but not everyone can afford to travel. This scholarship is awarded biannually to passionate students who want to explore the world. Tortuga’s mission is to help students, and when customers purchase luggage from Tortuga, they’re paying it forward by funding scholarships for students.

Award: One $1,000 scholarship

Deadline: December 20, 2017

Learn more and apply for the Tortuga Backpacks Study Abroad Scholarship.


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