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Scholarships for Adult Learners


Because College is Expensive Scholarship

Cedar Education Lending knows that college costs add up quickly. To help cover those costs, they offer one $500 scholarship to any student planning to enroll within the next year. No essay required!

Application Deadline: April 30

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Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship

The Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship is a merit-based program that helps students fulfill their dreams of a higher education. The scholarship is named for Gen and Kelly Tanabe, best-selling authors on education.

One $1,000 scholarship is awarded each year to a student who is currently enrolled or plans to enroll within the next 12 months.

Application Deadline: July 31

Learn more about the Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship.

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National Collegiate Cancer Foundation Scholarship Program

The National Collegiate Cancer Foundation (NCCF) 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 or after treatment.

Two $1,000 scholarships are available. The Legacy Scholarship is available to students who have lost a parent or guardian to cancer, while the NCCF Survivor Scholarship is open to cancer patients or survivors. Applicants for both scholarships must be between the ages of 18 and 35.

Application Deadline: May 15

Learn more and apply for the National Collegiate Cancer Foundation Scholarship Program.

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Second Career Scholarship

Provided by the Selected Independent Funeral Homes’ Educational Trust, the Second Career Scholarship Program is designed exclusively for individuals who aspire to work as a funeral director as a second (or third or more!) career, a role that is traditionally filled by professionals whose families have owned and operated funeral homes for decades.

Two $1,500 scholarships will be awarded.

Application Deadline: May 1

Learn more and apply for the Second Career Scholarship.

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Women of the Vine & Spirits Foundation Scholarship

Scholarships are provided to help women advance in their careers within the food, wine, spirits, hospitality or viticulture industries. Scholarships are designed for those currently enrolled in a program related to these fields.

Two scholarships will be awarded and can range from $500 to $2,500.

Application Deadline: July 1

Learn more and apply for the Women of the Vine & Spirits Foundation Scholarship.

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Scholarships for Students Pursuing the Arts


Aspiring Animation Professional Scholarship

AnimationCareerReview.com desires to promote animation and its related fields as a career path for young people and to encourage aspiring animation professionals to research and understand what a career in animation requires. Applicants must be a high school senior interested in pursuing a career related to animation.

Award: One $1,000 scholarship

Deadline: June 1

Learn more and apply for the Aspiring Animation Professional Scholarship.

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Indy Displays Graphic Arts Scholarship

The team at Indy Displays believes in supporting talented artists and is proud to help further the education of tomorrow’s professionals by offering a scholarship for students pursuing a degree in graphic design or applied arts.

Award: One $1,000 scholarship

Deadline: July 1

Learn more and apply for the Indy Displays Graphic Arts Scholarship.

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L. Ron Hubbard Illustrators of the Future Scholarship

The Illustrators of the Future Contest is an opportunity for new and amateur science fiction and fantasy artists worldwide. To apply, students must submit three illustrations to be judged by professional artists.

Awards: Three $500 prizes are awarded each quarter. Quarterly winners then compete for a $5,000 additional annual prize.

Deadline: June 30

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

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Most Promising Logo Design Scholarship

FreeLogoServices.com offers a unique way to quickly, easily and cost-effectively create professional logos in minutes. Over 25 million users worldwide have built their brand using the online tools. This scholarship is available to college students who have completed at least one year of coursework in graphic or product design, branding or marketing.

Award: One $1,500 scholarship

Deadline: June 30

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

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Starfleet Scholarship Program

The Gene Roddenberry Memorial/Sir Patrick Stewart Scholarship for Aspiring Writers & Artists is designed for those studying acting, dance, music, writing, literature or for skills and training relating to the media, graphic art and filmmaking.

Award: One $1,000 scholarship

Deadline: June 15

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Scholarships Based on Ethnicity


American Indian Services Scholarship

The mission of American Indian Services is to provide education to Native Americans in need through scholarships and programs while ensuring their cultural values are preserved. Applicants must be an enrolled member of a Federally Recognized Native American Tribe. Students are also required to have a minimum GPA of 2.25 and have completed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Award: One scholarship of $500 - $2,000

Deadline: August 1, 2017

Learn more and apply for the American Indian Services Scholarship.

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American Institute of Chemical Engineers Minority Scholarships

AIChE is the world's leading organization for chemical engineering professionals, with more than 50,000 members from over 100 countries. Applicants must be graduating high school seniors and be members of a minority group that is under-represented in chemical engineering such as African American, Hispanic, Native American, Alaska Native, or Pacific Islander. 

Awards: Ten $1,000 scholarships

Deadline: July 1, 2017

Learn more and apply for the American Institute of Chemical Engineers Minority Scholarships.

 

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Buenas Opiniones Scholarship for Latino Students

This scholarship is for graduating Latino high school seniors or currently enrolled college undergraduate or graduate students. Buenas Opiniones will support its scholars in a variety of ways including but not limited to personal, leadership and professional development opportunities, networking and mentorship opportunities, as well as financial and academic support to prepare its scholars to be the next leaders in their professions and communities. The award can be renewed for up to four years.

Award: One $2,500 scholarship

Deadline: August 31, 2017

Learn more and apply for the Buenas Opiniones Scholarship for Latino Students.

 

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Richard R. Tufenkian Scholarship

The Armenian Educational Foundation has offered a helping hand to hundreds of students in more than a dozen nations throughout the world. Students with a father, mother, or grandparent of Armenian origin may apply. Applicants must show they have completed service to the Armenian community. Graduating high school seniors and current college students are eligible.

Awards: Three $3,000 scholarships

Deadline: July 31, 2017

Learn more and apply for the Richard R. Tufenkian Scholarship.

 

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Steinger, Iscoe & Greene Latin Heritage Law Student Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to support one high-achieving Hispanic student planning to pursue a career in law. Steinger, Iscoe & Green believe that young Latino and Latina leaders are capable of innovation and creative new approaches to law, business and community concerns. Their hope is that the practice of law provides a means for these leaders to reach their full potential and transform our shared community. Applicants must be planning to enroll in law school and must have a minimum GPA of 2.8.

Award: One $1,000 scholarship

Deadline: July 31, 2017

Learn more and apply for the Steinger, Iscoe & Greene Latin Heritage Law Student Scholarship.

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LGBT Scholarships


AfterCollege STEM Inclusion Scholarship

AfterCollege serves as a career network for college students and recent graduates. This scholarship is open to currently enrolled students working toward a degree in a field of science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM).  Applicants must also be from a group underrepresented in STEM fields. This includes gender, race, ethnic background, disability, sexual orientation, age, socio-economic status, nationality and other non-visible differences.

One $500 scholarship will be awarded. 

Application Deadline: June 30

Learn more and apply for the AfterCollege STEM Inclusion Scholarship.

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The Collective Bill Caspare Memorial Fund Diversity Scholarship

This scholarship was created to support diversity in the new media and data science disciplines within advertising and media. The scholarship is open to students of various diverse categories, including LGBTQ. Students must be interested in pursuing a career in new media, digital advertising or data science.

One $10,000 scholarship will be awarded based on outstanding talent.

Application Deadline: July 14

Learn more and apply for The Collective Bill Caspare Memorial Fund Diversity Scholarship.

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LIKEME Scholarship Program

The LIKEME Organization was founded by country music star, Chely Wright, as she chose to publicly come out and advocate for the LGBT community. This scholarship provides financial support for students pursuing a college degree who actively advocate for LGBT youth.

Graduating high school seniors may apply. The number of scholarships and dollar amount of awards varies each year.

Application Deadline: May 31

Learn more and apply for the LIKEME Scholarship Program.

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Out to Innovate Scholarships

The National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals Inc. provides scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) programs who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer.  Active allies of the LGBTQ community may also apply. The scholarships are designed to promote academic excellence and increased visibility of talented LGBTQ students in STEM careers.

Two $5,000 scholarships are awarded for the fall semester. One is awarded to an undergraduate student, and one is awarded to a graduate student.

Application Deadline: June 10

Learn more and apply for the Out to Innovate Scholarships.

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Traub-Dicker Rainbow Scholarship

Established by Peggy Traub and Phyllis Dicker, this fund encourages and supports LGBTQ women in their quest for higher education. Scholarships are awarded to both high school seniors and students already attending college or graduate school. 

Multiple scholarships between $1,500 and $3,000 are available.

Application Deadline: May 10

Learn more and apply for the Traub-Dicker Rainbow Scholarship.

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Scholarships for Middle School Students


ARTBA Student Transportation Video Contest

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) would like to know what you think about transportation and infrastructure. Applicants should create a two to four minute video examining an aspect of either general transportation or safety.

Awards: Two $500 prizes will be awarded in the secondary education category.

Deadline: August 15

Learn more and apply for the ARTBA Student Transportation Video Contest.

 

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Family Travel Forum Teen Travel Writing Scholarship

Have you taken an unexpectedly wonderful trip with your family? Have you journeyed somewhere with a school group and have some advice on how to make the most of your experience? Have you gone somewhere -- near or far -- that opened up new ways of looking at the world? Share your travel experiences in words and images by submitting blogs that are serious, funny or contemplative. Applicants must be 13 to 18 years old and attending grades 8 through 12.

Awards: Three awards of $1,000, $500, and $250 will be awarded.

Deadline: July 14

Learn more and apply for the Family Travel Forum Teen Travel Writing Scholarship.

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Intellectual Property Owners (IPO) Education Foundation IP Video Contest

Create a video or music video that shows why you think the patent system is important. After choosing one of several questions to answer, create a video of less than 60 seconds.

Awards: The number of $5,000 scholarships awarded varies.

Deadline: July 1

Learn more and apply for the IPO Education Foundation IP Video Contest.

 

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Ocean Awareness Student Contest

Students are encouraged to create visual art, poetry, prose or film to reflect on the impact of ocean pollution, inspire others to consider possible solutions and challenge viewers to take action. Awards will be presented in four categories at both the middle school and high school level. Students may submit work as a group.

Awards: $1,000, $750, $250, and 10 awards of $100

Deadline: June 19

Learn more and apply for the Ocean Awareness Student Contest.

 

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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


Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund

The Freedom Alliance Scholarship fund is for the children of military personnel who have been killed or permanently disabled in an operational mission or training accident. Applicants must be the dependent son or daughter of a U.S. Soldier, Sailor, Airman, Guardsman or Marine. Students may be in their senior year of high school, a high school graduate or currently enrolled as a full time undergraduate student. Applicants must be under the age of 26.

Awards: The number and dollar amount of scholarships awarded varies.

Deadline: July 31, 2017

Learn more and apply for the Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund.


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Honoring Veterans Essay Contest

To recognize the sacrifices veterans have made for our country, the law firm of David Resnick & Associates is awarding cash grants to men and women who have served in the U.S. armed forces. Anyone can nominate a deserving veteran for a cash grant, but the nominee must be a veteran of the U.S. military. Veterans may nominate themselves as well.

Awards: $2,500, $1,000, and $500 scholarships

Deadline: July 1, 2017

Learn more and apply for the Honoring Veterans Essay Contest.

 

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Military College Scholarship

Veterans and active service men and women make sacrifices for our country every day. Because of their actions, America remains a nation of freedom and safety. Low VA Rates wants to do everything they can to give back to those who have given so much for this country already. Pursuing an education so that you can get a career doing what you love for the rest of your life is one way they help. Military students currently enrolled in college may enter the contest and there is no age requirement for applicants. Children with a mother or father serving in any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces are eligible to apply for the college scholarship as well.

Award: One $1,250 scholarship

Deadline: July 3, 2017

Learn more and apply for the Military College Scholarship.

 

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Marine Corps Career & Technical Education Scholarship

This scholarship is for students planning to attend a non-degree certificate program or vocational training that is less than 12 months at a community college or career school.

Applicants must be the child of one of the following: Active duty or reserve U.S. Marine; Veteran U.S. Marine who has received an honorable discharge, or who was killed while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps; Active duty or reserve U.S. Navy Corpsman who is serving, or has served, with a U.S. Marine unit; Veteran U.S. Navy Corpsman who served with a U.S. Marine unit and has received an honorable discharge, or was killed while serving in the U.S. Navy as a Corpsman attached to a Marine unit.

Awards: $1,500, $2,500, $5,000, $7,500, and $10,000 scholarships

Deadline: Ongoing

Learn more and apply for the Marine Corps Career & Technical Education Scholarship.

 

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Fisher House Scholarships

Fisher House Foundation is best known for a network of comfort homes where military and Veterans’ families can stay at no cost while a loved one is receiving treatment at military and VA medical centers. Students can customize their scholarship search based on several factors including personal characteristics, GPA, and military affiliation.

Awards: The number and dollar amount of scholarships awarded varies.

Deadline: Deadlines vary for each scholarship.

Learn more and apply for Fisher House Scholarships.

 

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Scholarships for Students with Special Needs


180 Medical Scholarship Program

Realizing the financial burdens that exist for many families, 180 Medical created a scholarship program designed to help those with spinal cord injuries, spina bifida, and several other conditions.

Seven $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to students enrolling full-time in an undergraduate or graduate school program.

Application Deadline: June 1

Learn more and apply for the 180 Medical Scholarship Program.

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Boomer Esiason Foundation General Academic Scholarships

The Boomer Esiason Foundation’s General Academic Scholarships assist cystic fibrosis patients pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Grants are awarded quarterly on the basis of demonstrated need and academic accomplishment. Awards vary from $500 to $2,500.

Application Deadline: June 30

Learn more and apply for Boomer Esiason Foundation General Academic Scholarships

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CURE – Cancer Support Scholarship

The CURE – Cancer Support Scholarship was created by the Lep Foundation for Youth Education for students diagnosed with cancer. The scholarship is designated for students who were diagnosed with cancer in childhood and whose disease and related treatments placed a significant financial burden on them and their families.

One $5,000 scholarship will be awarded.

Application Deadline: June 1

Learn more and apply for the CURE - Cancer Support Scholarship.

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Flicker of Hope Foundation Scholarship

The Flicker of Hope Foundation provides emotional and practical support for burn survivors and their families. A focus is placed on supporting students who continue their education beyond high school.

The number of scholarships awarded and the dollar amount provided varies, depending on the specific needs of the applicants.

Application Deadline: June 1

Learn more and apply for Flicker of Hope Foundation Scholarship.

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The Springboard Foundation Scholarships

The Springboard Foundation awards scholarships to full-time college students who have documented disabilities of any type. The Foundation’s intent is to increase employment opportunities for college students with disabilities.

Five separate scholarships are available through the Springboard Foundation. A total of 15 scholarships will be awarded. Awards range from $1,500 to $2,500.

Application deadline: June 15

Learn more and apply for the Springboard Foundation Scholarships.


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


AfterCollege Engineering & Technology Student Scholarship

AfterCollege believes that what's good for students is good for everyone: schools, employers, community and other students! That’s why they help students find jobs and internships. This scholarship is available for students pursuing a degree in a field of engineering, technology or mathematics.

Award: One $500 scholarship

Deadline: June 30

Learn more and apply for the AfterCollege Engineering & Technology Student Scholarship.

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Avomeen’s Science Student Scholarship

This scholarship is dedicated to help those who demonstrate high academic achievement, exceptional leadership qualities and involvement with community service. Applicants must be incoming freshmen, undergraduates or graduate students pursuing a career in science.

Awards: First place receives a $1,000 scholarship and second place receives a $500 scholarship.

Deadline: August 31

Learn more and apply for Avomeen's Science Student Scholarship.

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DevelopIntelligence Scholarship for Promising Programmers

The steady growth of technology, computer programing, information technology and software development has changed the world and benefitted humanity in numerous ways. DevelopIntelligence aims to support college students who are using programming to better themselves and the world. Applicants must have completed at least one computer science class and be planning to enroll in at least one computer science in the upcoming school year.  

Award: One $1,000 scholarship

Deadline: August 31

Learn more and apply for the DevelopIntelligence Scholarship for Promising Programmers.

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IEEE Power & Energy Society Scholarship

The Power & Energy Society provides the world's largest forum for sharing the latest in technological developments in the electric power industry, for developing standards that guide the development and construction of equipment and systems and for educating members of the industry and the general public. Their scholarship is open to college students considering a career in electric power and energy engineering.

Awards: Students receive a $2,000 scholarship for the first two years of school and $3,000 the third year. The number of scholarships awarded varies.

Deadline: June 30

Learn more and apply for the IEEE Power & Energy Society Scholarship.

 

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Women in Public Finance Scholarship

This scholarship is designed to recognize college-bound high school females who have exhibited scholastic achievement and demonstrated leadership skills. Women in Public Finance encourages young women to consider careers in finance and provides an opportunity for recipients to meet women established in the public finance industry.

Awards: Up to 15 scholarships of at least $1,000

Deadline: July 14

Learn more and apply for the Women in Public Finance Scholarship.

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Study Abroad Scholarships



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: July 1, 2017

Learn more and apply for the Ashley Soulé Conroy Foundation 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. 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. Applicants must be full-time students, over the age of 18 and enrolled in a current or upcoming study abroad program.

Award: One $1,000 scholarship

Deadline: August 15, 2017

Learn more and apply for the FlipKey Study Abroad Scholarship.

 

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IIE Study Abroad Funding Scholarships

At IIE, they believe that when education transcends borders, it opens minds, enabling people to go beyond building connections to solving problems together. Their vision is a peaceful, equitable world enriched by the international exchange of ideas and greater understanding between people and cultures.

Awards: Varies based on scholarship

Deadline: Varies by program and scholarship

Learn more and apply for IIE Study Abroad Funding Scholarships.

 

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Room to Travel Study Abroad Scholarship

AllTheRooms is passionate about travel. They understand the benefits of travel and find it an important supplement to any education. They’re offering a study abroad scholarship to any student enrolled in or with plans to enroll in a study abroad program. Students must submit a short essay explaining what inspires them to travel and what they stand to gain from a study abroad experience.

Award: One $1,000 scholarship

Deadline: August 1, 2017

Learn more and apply for the Room to Travel Study Abroad Scholarship.

 

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Spanish Studies Abroad Diversity Scholarship

This scholarship is specially designed for students from diverse backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in Study Abroad including, but not limited to, the areas of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, age, religion, disabilities, as well as first generation students and non-traditional students. Applicants must submit an essay describing a unique chapter in their life that has contributed to making them an applicant for this specific scholarship.

Award: One $1,500 scholarship

Deadline: October 15, 2017

Learn more and apply for the Spanish Studies Abroad Diversity Scholarship.

 

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