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Scholarships by Category

Scholarships for Adult Learners

Education Matters Scholarship

Education is an investment in your future. What do you do to convince college cynics? Submit an essay of 250 words or less answering the following prompt:

“What would you say to someone who thinks education doesn’t matter, or that college is a waste of time and money?”

Award Amount: $5,000

Due: November 30, 2020

Learn more about the Education Matters Scholarship.

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Scholarships for Women

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, total enrollment for women in higher education institutions increased by 21 percent during the last decade. We want to continue to see equal opportunities for women in education and in the work force. On this database of scholarships for women, applications are available for women of all ages in varying degree programs. From business and finance to law and medicine, there are multiple opportunities throughout the year.

Award Amount: Multiple awards; $1,500-$8,000

Due: Varies

Learn more about the Scholarships for Women Database.

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Scholarships for Students Pursuing the Arts

CardsDirect Future Designer Scholarship

The team at CardsDirect knows the importance of capturing a moment through a greeting card. They are offering a scholarship in return for a new top-selling holiday card design. Students must be at least 17 years of age and be accepted into an educational program to submit artwork.

Award Amount: $1,500

Due: November 1, 2020

Learn more about the CardsDirect Future Designer Scholarship.

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Creative Excellence in Graphic Design and Fashion Scholarship

Students who are majoring in Graphic Arts, Fashion or a related field are encouraged to apply for the Creative Excellence Award. Applicants must be enrolled, either full-time or part-time, in an undergraduate program. Students must also have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Students studying Graphic Arts must submit a 1,000-word essay on how design impacts branding. They must also submit a sample of their design work. Fashion students must submit a 1000-essay on the influence of fashion styles on branding. They must attach images of styles that support their essay.

Award Amount: $500

Due: November 30, 2020

Learn more about the Creative Excellence in Graphic Design and Fashion Scholarship.

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Blue Mountain Arts Poetry Contest

Blue Mountain Arts encourages poets to submit their work for the chance to win an award and have their poem published online. They encourage submissions about real emotions based on a special person or occasion. There are no additional eligibility requirements and applicants can submit as many poems as they would like.

Award Amount: 3 awards; $100-$350

Due: December 30, 2020

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Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant

The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation funds young artists who are pursuing their studies or are beginning their career in painting, drawing, sculpture or printmaking. There are no citizenship or residency requirements to apply for the grant. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and no older than 41 years of age. The application requires a portfolio of images of six works produced in the last two years. Applicants must also provide an artistic proposal, detailing their proposed artistic project or course of study to be supported by the grant. A budget detailing the intended use of the $15,000 award for the proposed project/course of study is also required.

Award Amount: $15,000

Due: Ongoing

Learn more about the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant.

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Scholarships Based on Ethnicity

Dr. Juan Andrade Jr. Scholarship

The Dr. Juan Andrade Jr. Scholarship recognizes Hispanic students who have a commitment to servant leadership. All students who have one parent with Hispanic ancestry and who are enrolled or due to enroll in college are eligible to apply. Applications require students to submit a resume, an unofficial transcript and the following three essays:

  • Tell us about your family history, most significant achievement and how you overcame an obstacle.
  • Describe the future of Latinx in America, the kind of leadership needed and a role you hope to play in providing that leadership.
  • Share with us other information that is relevant to your application such as career goals.

Amount: Multiple awards; $500-$1,000

Deadline: November 30, 2020

Learn more about the Dr. Juan Andrade Jr. Scholarship.

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Ron Brown Scholar Program

The Ron Brown Scholarship is awarded to talented and economically-challenged African American high school seniors who demonstrate a keen interest in public service, community engagement, business entrepreneurship and global citizenship. To apply, students must print and complete an application form. Additionally, they must answer two essay questions and mail their completed application to the program address.

Amount: Multiple awards; $40,000

Deadline: January 9, 2021

Learn more about the Ron Brown Scholar Program.

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AIPA Scholarship Program

The APIA Scholars Program awards scholarships to students of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity and who have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7. The goal of these scholarships is to encourage and support underserved APIA students who live at or below poverty level, are the first in their families to attend college, and those who have placed a strong emphasis on community service and leadership. Applicants must answer an online survey of questions. To be considered for these scholarships, students must also have submitted the FAFSA to demonstrate their financial need.

Amount: Multiple awards; $2,500-$20,000

Deadline: January 14, 2021

Learn more about the AIPA Scholarship Program.

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American Indian Services Scholarship

The AIS Scholarship is intended to open the door of opportunity for Native Americans. Applicants must be enrolled or intending to enroll in a university, college, junior college or technical school. They must also be at least a one-quarter enrolled member of a U.S. federally recognized Native American tribe or descendant of an enrolled member. Graduate studies are not eligible for this scholarship. To apply, students must have a minimum GPA of 2.25 and have completed the FAFSA.

Amount: Multiple awards

Deadline: Ongoing

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LGBTQ Scholarships

Out to Protect Scholarship

Out to Protect focuses on education and support for law enforcement professionals. They are offering a scholarship to any individual who identifies as gay, lesbian, bi-sexual or transgender and is currently enrolled in a basic law enforcement training program. Programs include a law enforcement academy, corrections academy or 9-1-1 dispatcher academy. The application requires short answer and essay questions, in addition to a letter of recommendation.

Award Amount: $500-$1,000

Due: November 20, 2020

Learn more about the Out to Protect Scholarship.

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LGBTQ Student Scholarship Database

Fellowships and grants are available for LGBT and allied students at both the undergraduate and graduate level. There are opportunities available year-round to encourage access to education for members of the LGBTQ community. On this database, scholarships are available to students in varying circumstances and to applicants with different education goals.

Award Amount: up to $10,000

Due: Varies

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Scholarships for Middle School Students

Stop Hunger Scholarships

The Stop Hunger Scholarships recognize students who innovate ideas to fight hunger in the U.S. Awardees can be anywhere for ages 5 to 25 but must demonstrate an awareness of youth hunger and proof of innovation and mobilization in their community toward eliminating hunger. Winners receive a scholarship and a $5,000 grant will also be awarded to a hunger-related charity.

Amount: Multiple Awards; $5,000

Deadline: December 5, 2020

Learn more about the Stop Hunger Scholarships.

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Angela Award

The National Science Teaching Association honors one female student in grades 5-8 who is involved and has a strong interest in science. Students can be nominated and the selected awardee will receive a US EE Savings Bond. Canadian applicants are also eligible and will receive a Canadian Savings Bond at the equivalent issue price.

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: December 10, 2020

Learn more about the Angela Award.

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Unigo $10K Scholarship

Unigo.com offers scholarship resources to students who are 14 years of age or older and residents of the United States. In December, they offer a $10,000 scholarship to a student who can answer the following prompt in 250 words or less:

"Imagine a historical figure is brought back to life. Who is it? What’s their favorite mobile app?”

Amount: $10,000

Deadline: December 31, 2020

Learn more about the Unigo $10K 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 about and apply for Oklahoma's Promise.

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Military Scholarships

H&P Veterans Helping Veterans Scholarship

Joining the armed forces to serve your country is the ultimate sacrifice, and the team at Hill and Ponton want to give back to those who’ve given their lives for our country. Open to all veterans enrolled or due to enroll in college, the scholarship requires students to submit an online application along with a personal statement (300 words) detailing how their education will be used to help other veterans.

Amount: 2 awards; $1,000 each

Deadline: November 1, 2020

Learn more about the H&P Veterans Helping Veterans Scholarship.

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AWF Legacy Scholarship Program

The Army Women’s Foundation provides grants to women soldiers, past and present, and their lineal descendants to help them attain their educational goals. The program offers financial support for certificate programs, community college coursework, undergraduate degrees and graduate degrees. Scholarships are based on merit, academic potential, personal essay, community service, letters of recommendation, and financial need.

Amount: Multiple awards; up to $2,500

Deadline: January 15, 2021

Learn more about the AWF Legacy Scholarship Program.

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Oklahoma National Guard State Tuition Waiver

The National Guard State Tuition Waiver Program (STW) entitles eligible members of the Oklahoma Army and Air National Guard who are attending two or four year accredited institutions of higher learning within the State of Oklahoma to the following benefit. This benefit will waive the resident tuition of satisfactory participating Oklahoma National Guard members who are Oklahoma residents. The resident tuition waiver can waive up to eighteen (18) credit hours per semester per institution. The recipient must be pursuing an associate’s or bachelor’s degree and be enrolled in a minimum of three (3) hours to receive the waiver.

Amount: Multiple awards

Deadline: Ongoing

Learn more about the ONG STW Program.

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Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund

The Freedom Alliance Scholarship serves to honor the sons and daughters of military heroes. Applicants must be a dependent child of a U.S. Soldier, Sailor, Airman, Guardsman or Marine who was killed or permanently disabled in a combat mission or training accident. Additionally, students must be under the age of 26 at the time of application. Recipients can apply to renew the scholarship for up to three years, provided that the student is enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student with a GPA of at least 2.0.

Amount: Varies

Deadline: Multiple

Learn more about the Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund.

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Air Force Ongoing Education Opportunities

The United States Air Force provides educational opportunities to develop even stronger Airmen. They invest time and resources to help student achieve their goals and reach their potential. There are multiple scholarship opportunities for enlisted airmen, officers, medical professionals, law professionals and ministry professionals who intend to advance their career in the Air Force. Awards and requirements vary by scholarship, so be sure to explore the different opportunities on the Air Force Ongoing Education page.

Amount: Multiple awards

Deadline: Varies

Learn more about the Air Force Ongoing Education Opportunities.

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Scholarships for Students with Special Circumstances


Los Angeles DUI Attorney Diabetes Scholarship

Hard working and high achieving college students who live with diabetes qualify to apply for this scholarship through the Los Angeles DUI Attorney. They understand how diabetes can change a life and they believe that it shouldn’t be an impediment to a student’s academic goals. To apply, students must have at least a 3.0 GPA and provide a copy of their transcript. Additionally, they must choose one of three provided topics to write an essay of 500-1,000 words.

Award Amount: $1,000

Due: December 15, 2020

Learn more about the Los Angeles DUI Attorney Diabetes Scholarship.

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Google Lime Scholarship

Google is committed to helping the innovators of the future make the most of their talents by providing scholarships and networking retreats for computer science students with disabilities. Scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of candidates’ academic background and a demonstrated passion for computer science. This application is not open to current high school students. Applicants must be pursing a Computer Science or Computer Engineering degree or a degree in a closely related field. Students must also have a visible or invisible disability, defined as a long-term issue that impacts one or more major activity that others may consider a daily function.

Award Amount: Multiple awards; $5,000-$10,000

Due: December 5, 2020

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

Regeneron Science Talent Search

The Regeneron Science Talent Search is the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and mathematics competition. The Search focuses on identifying, inspiring and engaging the most promising scientists among the nation’s high school seniors. Applicants must submit essays, short answer responses and basic information, in addition to their Scientific Research Report. The Report is a research paper about the applicant’s original research project and should not exceed 20 pages.

Amount: Multiple awards; $2,000-$250,000

Deadline: November 12, 2020

Learn more about the Regeneron Science Talent Search.

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ASHRAE Scholarships

The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating & Air-conditioning Engineers Foundation is offering scholarships to undergraduate engineering or science students. Applicants should plan to enter the HVAC&R profession. Applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA and should submit an official transcript and three signed letters of recommendation.

Amount: Multiple awards; $3,000-$10,000

Deadline: December 1, 2020

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Study Abroad Scholarships

OPC Study Abroad Scholarships

The Overseas Press Club Foundation offers up to 17 scholarships and fellowships for graduate and undergraduate students who aspire to become foreign correspondents. Students studying at American colleges as well as students studying abroad are eligible to apply. Applications must include a cover letter, resume and a work sample. Scholarships can be used toward pursuing academic goals or for funding their own overseas assignments.

Amount: Multiple awards; $2,000-$3,000

Deadline: December 1, 2020

Learn more about the OPC Study Abroad Scholarships.

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ACIS 2021 Travel Scholarships

Finding your place in the world is about human connection as well as introspection. The 2021 Travel Scholarship theme is “Global Citizenship.” Applicants are asked to think critically about what global citizenship means to them and demonstrate their responses creatively. Entries can be in the form of artwork, photography or writing. Recipients will be able to use their prize toward an ACIS study abroad experience.

Amount: 4 awards; $500-$1,000

Deadline: January 30, 2021

Learn more about the ACIS 2021 Travel Scholarships.

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IEFA Scholarship Database

The website for International Education Financial Aid is the premier resource for international scholarship and grant information for students. They have a comprehensive listing of scholarships for international students. Scholarships are listed by field, with some scholarships open to specific career interests and others unrestricted by field of study. Additionally, scholarships are listed by required nationality and host countries. Many scholarships are available for students from all nations studying in any host country, while some scholarships are offered for specific host countries and nationalities. Deadlines and award amounts vary by scholarship. Applicants must create an account on the IEFA website to apply.

Amount: Multiple awards

Deadline: Varies

Learn more about the IEFA Scholarship Database.

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Ongoing Scholarships

SuperCollege.com Scholarship

Every month, SuperCollege.com offers a scholarship opportunity to all students from high school to adult. Awards can be used to cover tuition, books, room and board or any other expenses. Applicants can only submit an entry once every scholarship period; however, the scholarship is awarded once a month! Students only have to complete a brief form to apply.

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: Ongoing

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Varsity Tutors College Scholarship

Students have the opportunity to submit a brief essay every month for their shot at a $200 scholarship. There is a new prompt provided every scholarship period. Applicants need only to submit an essay and promote their entry on social media to receive winning votes and make it to the Essay Leaderboard. Applicants must be at least 16 years of age or older. Submissions must be made by the first of each month. Voting will take place until the end of the month at midnight. Essays must be between 200 and 900 words.

Amount: $200

Deadline: Ongoing

Learn more about the Varsity Tutors College Scholarship.

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