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Scholarships for Adult Learners


Custody X Change Single Parent Scholarship

The Custody X Change Giving Fund awards scholarships to single parents. To be eligible, parents must have primary physical custody of one or more minor child, must be enrolled full-time at an accredited college, and must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher or be a first year student. Students can apply by submitting a 400–500 word essay on the following topic:

  • How will you use your education to improve your family?

Award Amount: $1,000

Deadline: August 31, 2018

Learn more and apply for the Custody X Change Single Parent Scholarship.

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Senior Scholar Scholarship

The Senior Scholar Scholarship program was designed by 65Medicare.org to help students ages 50 years old or older return to school to complete their degree or to start a new course of study. The awarding of this scholarship is based on students’ completed application, background and educational goals, and letters of recommendation. To apply, students must submit all required documents by the deadline.

Award Amount: $1,000

Deadline:  August 15, 2018

Learn more and apply for the Senior Scholarship.

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Working Parent Scholarship

Are you a working parent currently enrolled in a post-secondary educational institution? Job-Applications.com is proud to announce their new initiative, a college scholarship designed to help working parents complete their higher education goals. Working parents can apply by submitting a 600–1,000 word essay that clearly outlines three keys to successfully balancing parenthood, working, and excelling in school.

Award Amount: $1,000

Deadline: August 18, 2018

Learn more and apply for the Working Parent Scholarship.

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Walmart Associate Scholarship

The Walmart Associate Scholarship is available to associates (employees) participating in Walmart’s Lifelong Learning Program through American Public University. The scholarship is also available for other associates pursuing a postsecondary education. To apply, students must meet all eligibility requirements and submit an online application.

Award Amount: Varies; $500 – $1,500

Deadline: August 31, 2018

Learn more and apply for the Walmart Associate Scholarship.

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Shout It Out Scholarship

Give your thoughts a voice and earn college money at the same time. Whether it’s a message for the world or just a quick “hi mom,” this is your opportunity to speak up and win money for college. To apply, submit an online written response to the following question:

  • “If you could say one thing to the entire world at once, what would it be and why?”

Award Amount: $1,500

Deadline: September 30, 2018

Learn more about the Shout It Out Scholarship.

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Student Loan Hero Scholarship Program

Student Loan Hero, an unbiased solution to organize, manage, and repay your student loans, is thrilled to award scholarships that will help alleviate educational costs for students. All students who are actively enrolled at least part-time in a college or university are eligible to apply. To enter, students must submit a short essay (500 words or less) answering the following question:

  • What financial challenges have you overcome growing up? How have they shaped your goals and career aspirations?

Award Amount: 6 awards; $2,000 – $5,000

Deadline: October 15, 2018

Learn more and apply for the Student Loan Hero Scholarship Program.

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Scholarships for Students Pursuing the Arts


Pinot’s Palette Scholarship for Artistic Excellence

Pinot’s Palette is one of the nation’s largest paint and sip franchises. Their studios employ professionally-trained artists to guide guests through a no-experience-required art class in a relaxed, fun environment. They would like to offer a $1,000 scholarship to high school seniors who plan on pursuing a degree in the arts. To apply, students can submit an online application.

Award Amount: $1,000

Deadline: October 31, 2018

Learn more and apply for the Pinot’s Palette Scholarship for Artistic Excellence.


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CardsDirect Future Designer Scholarship

CardsDirect does its best to capture moments that resonate with their customers and presents those moments through greeting cards. They are proud to offer students the opportunity to help design the company’s next top-selling holiday card with this scholarship. Students can apply by submitting their holiday card design ideas. Requirements for the scholarship are as follows:

  • Students must be accepted or enrolled in a post-secondary educational institution
  • Artwork must be submitted online as a JPEG (.jpg)
  • Designs should be geared towards December holidays and seasonal greetings

Award Amount: $2,500

Deadline: November 1, 2018

Learn more and apply for the CardsDirect Future Designer 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


Kitchenopedia’s Merit Base Scholarship

Kitchenopedia is a website for food junkies who not only love to eat, but also love to cook. They believe that all students should be educated at the best schools. To promote academic excellence, Kitchnopedia is offering their merit based scholarship that will help students with higher education expenses. Students can apply by completing the online application and submitting all required documents. Eligibility requirements are as follows:

  • Any student pursuing an undergraduate, graduate or doctoral program
  • Any student who initiates community development programs
  • Any student from the LGBT community with good academic standing

Award Amount: $1,250

Deadline: August 30, 2018

Learn more and apply for the Kitchenopedia’s Merit Based Scholarship.

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National Gay Pilots Association Scholarships

The cost of flight training is one of the most challenging barriers for pilots. The National Gay Pilot Association (NGPA) provides many scholarships to help aspiring aviators. Each scholarship that the NGPA provides has its own eligibility criteria. Applicants are encouraged to carefully read each scholarship description. The only universal requirement is that students must be an NGPA member at the time of their application submission.

Award Amount: 12 awards; $1,000 – $7,000

Deadline: August 31, 2018

Learn more and apply to the National Gay Pilots Association Scholarships.

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AfterCollege STEM Inclusion Scholarship

AfterCollege believes that what’s good for students is good for everyone. That is why they are offering students a scholarship to help with the cost of education. The scholarship is open to currently enrolled students working towards a degree in a field of Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics. Students must be from a group underrepresented in their field of study. Underrepresented groups may be defined by: gender, race, ethnic background, disability, sexual orientation, age, socio-economic status, nationality and other non-visible differences. To apply, students can complete the online application.

Award Amount: $500

Deadline: September 30, 2018

Learn more and apply to the AfterCollege STEM Inclusion Scholarship.

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Scholarships for Middle School Students


American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) Student Video Contest

The ARTBA Foundation supports an annual video contest to promote the U.S. transportation design and construction industry. The contest is aimed at helping students learn more about the field and potential career opportunities. To apply, students must submit a video (2–4 minutes) that covers these topics:

  • General transportation impacts, trends, and funding
  • Transportation safety

Award Amount: 4 awards; $500

Deadline: September 4, 2018

Learn more and apply for the ARTBA Student Video Contest.

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We the Future Contest

Constituting America is proud to offer their “We the Future” entrepreneurial, essay, song, STEM, and photography contest. The contest is open to all students ages 11 – 15. Students can apply by submitting an online form and one of the following entries:

  • Entrepreneurial entry – Design a marketing plan to promote “We the Future Contest”
  • Essay entry – Explain the seven Articles of the Constitution and give examples
  • Song entry – Create a song that discusses any aspect of “The Bill of Rights”
  • STEM entry – Design some type of applied technology that promotes the U.S. Constitution
  • Still Photography entry – Show the Constitution as America’s greatest strength

Award Amount: Varies

Deadline: September 17, 2018

Learn more and apply for the We the Future Contest.

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Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award

From the Top is America’s largest national platform dedicated to celebrating the stories, talents, and character of classically-trained young musicians. To spread the power of music, they are offering the Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award to skilled pre-collegiate musicians. Students can apply by submitting a completed online application and two unedited, un-enhanced audio or video samples of their own music.

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

Deadline: October 1, 2018

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

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Youth Wildlife Art Contest

The George Montgomery/NRA Youth Wildlife Art Contest is open to students in 1st – 12th grade. To enter, students must submit an original art work that portrays any North American game bird or animal that may be legally hunted or trapped. Endangered species and non-game animals are not eligible for submission. Entries may be in a medium of the artist’s choice (oil, water color, pastels, pencil, pen and ink, charcoal, etc.). Submissions should be on good-quality bond or drawing paper, or illustration board.

Award Amount: 4 awards; $250 – $1,000

Deadline: October 31, 2018

Learn more and apply for the Youth Wildlife Art Contest.

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Maryknoll Essay Contest

Maryknoll is excited to offer their essay contest to students in 6th – 12th grade. The organization is inviting students to tell a true story of when they saw someone sharing God’s love through an act of kindness and how that kindness inspired them to act in a similar way. Essays should be between 500 – 750 words.

Award Amount: 6 awards; $150 – $1,000

Deadline: November 16, 2018

Learn more and apply for the Maryknoll Essay Contest.

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Oklahoma's Promise

Oklahoma's Promise offers qualified Oklahoma students an opportunity to earn a scholarship for college tuition.

Applicants must be an Oklahoma resident, must enroll in the 8th, 9th or 10th grade and the parents' federal adjusted gross income must not exceed $55K per year.

Award Amount: Varies

Postmark Deadline: June 30

Learn more and apply for Oklahoma's Promise.

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Military Scholarships


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


Graeme Clark Scholarship

The Cochlear Graeme Clark Scholarship is a unique award open to Cochlear Nucleus Implant recipients.  Professor Graeme Clark had a lifelong commitment to finding a solution for the hearing impaired. The results of his work have not only helped those who were hearing impaired, but it also helped their families and friends. The scholarship is available to graduating high school seniors, undergraduate students and graduate students who are enrolled in an accredited higher education institution. Applicants must have a Cochlear Nucleus Implant and must have a GPA of 2.75 or higher. Students can complete the application online to be considered for the award.

Award Amount: $2,000

Deadline: September 30, 2018

Learn more and apply for the Graeme Clark Scholarship.

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BMO Capital Markets Lime Connect Equity Through Education Scholarship

Lime Connect is pleased to be an Equity Through Education partner of BMO Capital Markets to provide scholarships for students with disabilities. Equity Through Education helps people achieve their dreams by giving them the opportunity to develop themselves with education. To apply, students must submit an answer to an essay question related to their career goals. Students must also meet the following eligibility criteria to apply for the scholarship:

  • Have a visible or non-visible disability
  • Be a current undergraduate or graduate student at a four-year university
  • Pursue a degree in a STEM field

Award Amount: Varies

Deadline: September 30, 2018

Learn more and apply for the BMO Capital Markets Lime Connect Equity Through Education Scholarship.

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Mobility Scholarship Program

Karman Healthcare would like to help student reach their life goals. That is why they are proud to announce that they will be providing college and university students with a scholarship opportunity. The scholarship is for students who have a mobility disability, have excelled academically, and have a regard for disability awareness in America. All students who have a mobility disability and who are currently enrolled at an accredited higher education institution are welcome to apply. Students must submit an essay that describes their biggest accomplishment as a result of their mobility disability.

Award Amount: 2 awards; $500 each

Deadline: September 1, 2018

Learn more and apply for the Mobility Scholarship Program.

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Students with Heart Foundation Scholarship

The Students with Heart Foundation has a mission to provide financial assistance by means of scholarship to both undergraduate and graduate students who suffer from different types of heart disease and deformities. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, must submit one letter of recommendation, and must provide a letter from a licensed physician declaring the students medical condition. Students can apply by submitting a 500 – 2,000 word personal statement that describes the obstacles they have had to overcome due to their cardiac disease or deformities.

Award Amount: Varies $500 – $6,000

Deadline: October 1, 2018

Learn more and apply for the Students with Heart Foundation 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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Scholarships for Students Pursuing Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Math (STEM)


AfterCollege Science Student Scholarship

AfterCollege is a company that helps students find jobs and internships. The company is excited to offer their scholarship to students who are working towards a degree in any field of science. They are looking for students who will be exemplary candidates in their chosen field of study. Students can apply by submitting an online application.

Award Amount: $500

Deadline: September 30, 2018

Learn more and apply for the AfterCollege Science Student Scholarship.

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NextStepU STEM Scholarship

NextStepU is pleased to offer a $1,500 scholarship to students. They are looking for students who are interested in pursuing a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) major. To apply, students must be ages 16–22 and must complete an online application.

Award Amount: $1,500

Deadline: September 30, 2018

Learn more and apply for the NextStepU STEM Scholarship.

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Bill Kane Undergraduate Scholarship

SHAPE America is proud to offer their Bill Kane Undergraduate Scholarship to students who are health education majors. Recipients of the scholarship will also receive a one-year complimentary student membership in SHAPE America. To apply, students must complete an online application and submit an essay (400 – 450 words) about their approach to health education, career interests, and professional goals.

Award Amount: $1,000

Deadline: October 15, 2018

Learn more and apply for the Bill Kane Undergraduate Scholarship.

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Olin E. Teague Memorial Scholarship

The National Space Club and Foundation are excited to offer their scholarship to talented young people. They hope to encourage students to pursue careers in fields of aerospace science. The scholarship will be awarded to a graduating high school senior. Students can apply by submitting a completed application along with a research paper focusing on an aerospace project the student has participated in.

Award Amount: $4,000

Deadline: October 12, 2018

Learn more and apply for the Olin E. Teague Memorial Scholarship.

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David Ghozland Scholarship Program

David Ghozland, M.D., is proud to support the next generation of medical professionals. He would like to provide a $1,000 scholarship to a student showing excellent promise in the science or medical field. To apply for the scholarships, students must submit a copy of their transcript and an essay (1,000 words maximum) that answers the following question:

  • What issue in women’s health do you believe should be given more research and funding? Why?

Award Amount: $1,000

Deadline: November 16, 2018

Learn more and apply for the David Ghozland Scholarship Program.

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HealthcareSystemCareersEDU.org Academic Scholarship

The team of professionals at HealthcareSystemCareersEDU.org places great value on healthcare education. In an effort to show just how much they believe in the healthcare system, they are offering scholarships to deserving students who are currently enrolled in a healthcare degree or certificate program. Students can apply by submitting an online application and an essay (800 – 1,000 words) discussing what has led them to pursue a degree or position in the healthcare field.

Award Amount: $500

Deadline: November 1, 2018

Learn more and apply for the HealthcareSystemCareersEDU.org Academic 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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