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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 Education Fund Scholarships

The American Indian Education Fund was established to aid American Indians, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Students in their educational endeavors. The application is open to all Native Americans, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians that can provide tribal documentation.

Award Amount: $2,000

Deadline: April 4, 2018

Learn more and apply for the American Indian Education Fund Scholarship.

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Danny Gutierrez Memorial Scholarship

The Danny Gutierrez Memorial Scholarship was developed to assist minorities and females studying electronic and engineering majors, and who need financial assistance to attend college. Each year, 1 scholarship is awarded to 1 individual who is studying electronics or engineering.

Award Amount: Varies

Deadline: May 1, 2018

Learn more and apply for the Danny Gutierrez Memorial Scholarship.

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Against the Grain Scholarship

Against the Grain believes in supporting future Asian American artists and leaders who are shining examples of what it means to Go Against the Grain. Each year, ATG proudly awards scholarships to a select group of amazing Asian American high school seniors and college undergraduate students through their Against the Grain Artistic Scholarship.

Award Amount: $1,000

Deadline: May 7, 2018

Learn more and apply for the Against the Grain Scholarship.

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The Judith McManus Price Scholarship

The Judith McManus Price Scholarship to help women and minority students enter the field of planning. This scholarship is open to any women or minorities that are enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate planning program that is approved by the Planning Accreditation Board.

Award Amount: $2,000 - $5,000

Deadline: June 1, 2018

Learn more and apply for the Judith McManus Price Scholarship.

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The Native American Scholarship

The Native American Scholarship is supported by the Continental Society Daughters of Indian Wars, Inc. This award is granted to an enrolled tribal member who plans to work with a tribe or nation in the field of Education or Social Work, and is entering their junior year of college.

Award Amount: $5,000

Deadline: June 15, 2018

Learn more and apply for The Native American 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


Yellow Ribbon Scholarship

This scholarship focuses on broadening the number of traditionally underrepresented groups in the management and operation ranks of the transportation, travel and tourism industry. To apply, you must either have a physical or sensory disability, be a child of a wounded veteran, or be a veteran of the U.S. or Canadian military.

Award Amount: $5,000

Deadline: April 6, 2018

Learn more and apply for the Yellow Ribbon Scholarship.

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AFCEA War Veterans Scholarship

The AFCEA Educational Foundation is dedicated to providing academic support to U.S. military personnel. The War Veterans Scholarship is available to persons on active duty in the uniformed military services or those who are honorably discharged U.S. military veterans of the Enduring Freedom-Afghanistan or Iraqi Freedom Operations. Recipients must be currently attending classes in an eligible STEM degree field at a college or university.

Award Amount: Multiple of $2,500

Deadline: April 13, 2018

Learn more and apply for the AFCEA War Veterans Scholarship.

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Fleet Reserve Association Scholarship

FRA's Education Foundation sponsors a generous scholarship program that helps deserving students reach their educational and professional goals by presenting awards of up to $5,000 to individuals pursuing college and graduate degrees. The Foundation presents approximately $100,000 each year to recipients based on financial need, academic standing, character and leadership qualities. To apply, you must be affiliated with the USN, USMC or USCG through your own service or that of your spouse, parent, grandparent or great-grandparent.

Award Amount: Multiple awards of $5,000

Deadline: April 15, 2018

Learn more and apply for the Fleet Reserve Association Scholarship.

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The H&P Veterans helping Veterans Scholarships

The disability attorneys at Hill & Ponton are honored to represent veterans. To give back even more, they are now offering four $1,000 scholarships to help veterans further their education and enter a career field that would, in turn, help other veterans.

Award Amount: 4 awards of $1,000

Deadline: May 1, 2018

Learn more and apply for the H&P Veterans helping Veterans Scholarships.

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The Mark A. Forester Scholarship

Mark died serving his country, family and friends. He had courage and honor and gave selfless sacrifice. He embodied everything a hero is. This is why Rocky Mountain Mattress would like to give a scholarship to students in his honor. Any student who is currently enrolled in an accredited American university or college, or will be enrolled for the Fall/Summer semester of 2017, can apply for the Mark A. Forester scholarship. The applicant also must be current military or veteran, or child of military/veteran.

Award Amount: $1,000

Deadline: June 1, 2018

Learn more and apply for the Mark A. Forester Scholarship.

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Scholarships for Students with Special Needs


Boomer Esiason Foundation (BEF) Scholarship of the Arts

Calling all CF artists! BEF’s Scholarship of the Arts is an annual award promoting communication through creativity. Artwork in the form of video, painting, sketching and sculpturing is considered.

Requirements:

  • Application
  • Essay (1. Discuss the importance of compliance to CF therapies and what you practice daily to stay healthy; 2.Discuss your post-graduation goals.)
  • Recent photo
  • Letter from 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 form for both parents
  • One or more photos of art entry

Deadline: May 18, 2018

Award Amount: $500 - $1,000

Learn more and apply for the BEF Scholarship of the Arts.

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Sertoma’s Scholarship for the Hard of Hearing or Deaf

Sertoma’s Scholarship for the Hard of Hearing or Deaf, is the leading funder of scholarships for hard of hearing or deaf students since the program’s inception in 1994. Students with clinically significant bilateral hearing loss, graduating from high school, or undergraduate students pursuing four-year college degrees in any discipline are eligible for the scholarship.
This is a $1,000 scholarship to cover tuition, books and supplies. Recipient may use the funds for any semester, including summer, during the awarded academic school year. Support from Sertoma and Oticon, Inc. provides the funding for the scholarships

Deadline: May 1, 2018

Award Amount: $1,000

Learn more and apply for Sertoma’s Scholarship for the Hard of Hearing or Deaf.

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Medical 180 College Scholarship

180 Medical is honored to have a scholarship program to help those with spinal cord injuries, spina bifida, transverse myelitis, neurogenic bladder, or an ostomy (ileostomy, colostomy, or urostomy). Realizing the financial burdens that exist for many of these families, they've developed the 180 Medical Scholarship Program to honor these young adults who pursue goals of higher education.

Eligibility:
Students attending a two-year, four-year, or graduate school program full time in the fall are eligible to apply. Applicants must be under a physician's care for a spinal cord injury, spina bifida, transverse myelitis, neurogenic bladder, or ostomy (ileostomy, colostomy, or urostomy). Must also be a legal resident in the United States.

Deadline: June 1, 2018

Award Amount: Varies

Learn more and apply for the 180 College Scholarship.

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Dr. Gunnar B. Stickler Scholarship

The Stickler Involved People’s support group is proud to offer the Dr. Gunnar B. Stickler Scholarship Program. Dr. Stickler researched and discovered common genetic deficiencies in children and adults in the early 1960’s now known as Stickler Syndrome. His discoveries are proving important to today’s genome research. He desires to assist deserving college-bound adults afflicted with Stickler Syndrome to pursue their dreams and education goals.

Eligibility:
The scholarship application will be available to graduating students of any American high school who plan to apply for admission to any accredited public or private community, junior, or four-year college or university or vocational-technical school. Applicants must have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent. You must be diagnosed with Stickler Syndrome by a primary care physician or Geneticist (on their letterhead), which must be attached to your application.

Deadline: June 15, 2018

Award Amount: Up to $2,000

Learn more and apply for the Dr. Gunnar B. Stickler Scholarship.

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Lupus Inspiration Foundation for Excellence (L.I.F.E.) Scholarship

All college students living with lupus are incredibly inspiring and worthy of recognition. Applying for a L.I.F.E. Scholarship is courageous and demonstrates a willingness to help others by sharing your story. Our winners demonstrate exceptional academic merit and a drive to succeed while overcoming the struggles that come with lupus. They have taken a bad situation and turned it into a way to learn about themselves and how courageous they truly are. They are leaders that care about others and their community and are role models to those still learning about this life-altering disease.

Deadline: July 1, 2018

Award Amount: Minimum of $500

Learn more and apply for the L.I.F.E. 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


Institute for the International Education of Students Study Abroad Summer Need-Based Scholarship

The IES is helping students fund their goal to study abroad. This scholarship will be awarded to students who apply to and attend an IES Abroad or IES Internship summer program. The student must attend a college or university that is a Member or Associate Member of the IES Abroad Consortium.

Award Amount: Up to $1,000

Deadline: April 1, 2018

Learn more and apply for the IES Summer Need-Based Scholarship.

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ISA Scholarships

ISA is offering multiple scholarship opportunities for students participating in one or more of the International Studies Abroad program. Each scholarship has its own eligibility criteria and students can only be awarded one scholarship each.

Award Amount: Varies

Deadline: April 30, 2018

Learn more and apply for the ISA Scholarships.

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Diversity Network Summer Scholarship

The Diversity Abroad Network “Diversity Network” will offer summer scholarships in the amount of $1,000 for full-time undergraduate (both community college and university level) students attending a member institution.

Award Amount: 8 awards of $1,000

Deadline: May 1, 2018

Learn more and apply for the Diversity Network Summer Scholarship.

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HACU IES Abroad Scholarship

The HACU IES Abroad Scholarship is available to students that are currently attending a Hispanic-Serving Institution that is a member of the HACU. You must write an essay describing the ways you believe that study abroad will benefit from a diverse student body and why this is important to American higher education.

Award Amount: Up to $2,500 per semester

Deadline: May 1, 2018

Learn more and apply for the HACU IES Abroad Scholarship.

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BUTEX Study Abroad Scholarship

Each year BUTEX awards a number of scholarships to students studying abroad for either a semester or for a whole academic year. To apply, you have two options: design a poster or answer the question “Studying Abroad – Global Learning, Global Life-changing. The study abroad experience can have a major impact on a student’s career, academic outcome and skills development. Discuss.”

Award Amount: £500 (pounds)

Deadline: June 15, 2018

Learn more and apply for the BUTEX Study Abroad Scholarship.

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