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Scholarships for Adult Learners

Course Hero Writing Contest

Course Hero offers an annual writing contest to students who need some extra college cash. Applicants must be legal residents of the United States and be at least 18 years old. Students must also demonstrate an outgoing social media personality and share the contest with followers. To enter, students must reflect on a quote from Nelson Mandela and respond in a 500-word essay. Additionally, applicants must post about the contest and tag Course Hero on their social media channel. Applications will be judged on the sincerity, creativity and thoughtfulness of their response.

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: August 31, 2020

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Rising Star Scholarship

Weiss and Paarz offers an annual scholarship to students pursuing higher education anywhere in the United States. Winners will be chosen based on the following parameters: financial need, work ethic, academic achievement, commitment to community, leadership and strength in adversity. While there is no age limit to apply, students must be pursuing an undergraduate degree to receive the scholarship.

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: September 30, 2020

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Single Parent Scholarships

Custody X Change Giving Fund awards three scholarships to single parents each year. To apply for the Fall term scholarship, students must submit a 400-500 word essay answering the following: How will you use your education to improve your family? Applicants must also provide an unofficial college transcript or admissions letter. To be eligible, applicants must have primary physical custody of one or more minor children and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. This scholarship is awarded to single parent students around the world.

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: September 30, 2020

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Scholarships for Students Pursuing the Arts

We the Future Scholarship

Constituting America has a mission to utilize television, internet and social media to educate and inform America’s adults and students about the importance of the U.S. Constitution regarding our freedoms and rights. Annually the organization hosts its We the Future Contest to inspire students of all ages to think about the U.S. Constitution in a unique way. To apply, students must follow their specific age-group requirements and submit the necessary documents. Students can choose to submit a song, short film, public service announcement or artwork for the scholarship.

Award Amount: Multiple awards; up to $2,000 each

Due: September 17, 2020

Learn more about the We the Future Scholarship.

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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

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Scholarships Based on Ethnicity

The Gates Scholarship

The Gates Scholarship is a highly selective, last-dollar scholarship for outstanding, minority high school seniors. The scholarship is awarded to student leaders to help them realize their maximum potential. Students can apply by submitting an online application along with all supporting documents. Eligible students:

  • Must be a high school senior
  • Must identify as African-American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian & Pacific Islander American, and/or Hispanic American
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.3

Amount: 300 awards; full college tuition and fees

Deadline: September 15, 2020

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The National Strength and Conditioning Association Foundation Scholarship

The National Strength and Conditioning Association Foundation provides education and research activities for professionals as they continue their work in the field of strength and conditioning. One of many scholarships, this opportunity is designed to encourage minority students to enter the field of strength and conditioning. Eligible students must have a strong academic record, demonstrate a passion for strength and conditioning and submit three letters of recommendation along with a completed application.

Amount: $2,000

Deadline: October 15, 2020

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American Indian Services Scholarship

Spencer W. Kimball stated, “Education is the key that will open the door of opportunity for the Native Americans.” American Indian Services agrees with this statement and provides many scholarship opportunities to students each year. Eligible students must be at least one-quarter enrolled member of a Federally Recognized Native American Tribe and must have a 2.25 GPA. Students can apply by completing an online application and submitting all required documents.

Amount: Varies

Deadline: November 1, 2020

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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

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LGBTQ Scholarships

National Gay Pilot Association Scholarships

The NGPA offers multiple scholarships for those pursuing careers in aviation. Each scholarship has specific eligibility requirements; however, all scholarships require applicants to be NGPA members at the time of application submission. Some scholarships are available to international members. Winners will be chosen based on varying criteria including financial need, leadership, academic achievement and involvement in the LGBTQ community. Students may apply for up to two scholarships.

Amount: Multiple awards; amount varies

Deadline: August 31, 2020

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AfterCollege STEM Inclusion Scholarship

AfterCollege, Inc. is a job and internship resource that also provides scholarships to students who demonstrate professionalism and communication skills. The STEM Inclusion Scholarship is offered to students working toward a degree in a field of Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics. Additionally, applicants should identify with an underrepresented group in their field of study. Underrepresented groups include: gender, race, ethnic background, sexual orientation, disability, age, socio-economic status or nationality.

Amount: $500

Deadline: September 30, 2020

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Scholarships for Middle School Students

Make Me Laugh Scholarship

Now is your chance to show your funny bone. The Make Me Laugh scholarship is a fun opportunity for you to cut loose and lighten things up. This scholarship encourages you to relax and have fun as you describe an incident in your life that was funny or embarrassing. Students’ stories can be fact or fiction, but their work must be original. Submissions should be no longer than 250 words.

Award Amount: $1,500

Deadline: August 31, 2020

Learn more and apply for the Make Me Laugh Scholarship.

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Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award Scholarship

From the Top is America’s largest national platform celebrating the stories, talents and character of young classically-trained musicians. Through many avenues, including this scholarship program, the organization empowers extraordinary young people to engage and inspire music lovers of all ages. Students ages 8-18 who are classical instrumentalists, vocalists and composers are eligible to apply for the scholarship. To apply, students must submit two unedited, un-enhanced video or audio samples of their music, along with two letters of recommendation and an online application.

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

Deadline: September 30, 2020

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

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Military Scholarships

Bonsai Finance Veteran's Scholarship

The Bonsai Finance Veteran’s Scholarship celebrates veteran and dependent students who strive for excellence in their lives. Students are asked to submit an online application along with a short essay detailing the accomplishment they are most proud of and challenges they overcame to reach their goal.

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: September 30, 2020

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Military Spouse Scholarships

The National Military Family Association believes that we are stronger together. To show support for our military members and their dependents, the association provides scholarship opportunities to military spouses. Spouses are asked to complete an online application and submit the following two forms:

  • Marriage license or certificate
  • Military verification document (LES or DD214)

Amount: $500-$2,500

Deadline: September 30, 2020

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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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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

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Scholarships for Students with Special Needs

Claude S. Weiler Scholarship for Amputee College Students

The National Amputation Foundation offers scholarships to college students with a major limb amputation who will be attending a college or university full-time. The Claude S. Weiler Scholarship is in memory of William Cashman who died on Flight #93 on September 11, 2001. To apply, students must provide a letter from a physician confirming their status as an amputee. Additionally, they must provide a transcript, proof of enrollment, proof of citizenship and a short letter explaining how the loss of limb has affected his or her life.

Amount: Multiple awards; amount varies

Deadline: September 1, 2020

Learn more about the Claude S. Weiler Scholarship.

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Cochlear Recipient Scholarships

There are two opportunities for Cochlear implant recipients to receive scholarships this September. The Graeme Clark Scholarship is awarded to a Cochlear Nucleus Implant recipient and the Anders Tjellstrom Scholarship is awarded to Cochlear Baha recipients. All applicants must be citizens of the United States or Canada. Students may be graduating high school seniors or current undergraduate or graduate students with a 3.0 GPA or above.

Amount: 8 awards; $2,000 each

Deadline: September 30, 2020

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

The Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship

Since 2004, the National Hispanic Health Foundation (NHHF) has been honoring passionate students interested in working to improve the health of Hispanic communities. The foundation wants to continue honoring students with their scholarship program. Students don’t have to identify as Hispanic to apply, but must have an affinity for the health of Hispanic communities and be willing to participate in NHHF Scholars Alumni activities. To apply, students must submit a completed application that includes a letter of recommendation, an unofficial transcript and a personal statement.

Amount: Amount varies, 20 awards

Deadline: September 25, 2020

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Study Abroad Scholarships

Scotts Cheap Flights Study Abroad Scholarship

Do you enjoy traveling and exploring new places? Well this is your time to express your love for adventure. Scotts Cheap Flights is offering a $1,000 scholarship to the student who can vividly explain in a 500-word essay why traveling is very important to them. Students must submit an online application along with their essay.

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: October 15, 2020

Learn more about the Scotts Cheap Flights Study Abroad Scholarship.

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International Studies Abroad (ISA) Scholarships

To help make studying abroad easier, ISA provides a variety of scholarships and grants to students participating in study abroad programs. Students can apply by submitting an online application along with all supporting essays. Applicants must be enrolled in an ISA program in order to receive a scholarship.

Amount: Multiple awards; $1,000-$2,000

Deadline: October 30, 2020

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Good Colleges Study Abroad Scholarship

A study abroad experience is a life changing one. By immersing yourself in a foreign culture, you learn new and different ways of living and return home more knowledgeable about the world. Good Colleges is offering a scholarship to students who are interested in studying abroad. Students can apply by submitting an essay (150-200 words) that answers the following question:

  • What city would you like to visit the most and why did you choose that city?

Amount: $2,000

Deadline: November 1, 2020

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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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