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Scholarships for Adult Learners


American Hotel and Lodging Educational Foundation Scholarships

AHLEF seeks to help educate the next generation of hospitality professionals. They offer a variety of hospitality management scholarship programs for students ranging from freshmen to graduate students. Some scholarships are reserved for current hotel employees or minorities. Others are open to full-time or part-time students. Applicants must be enrolled in a hospitality degree-granting program at a US college or university. Students will be evaluated on financial need, GPA, extracurricular activities, work experience and responses to essay questions. AHLEF also offers professional scholarships to full-time hotel employees seeking certifications.

Award Amount: Varies; $500-$7,500

Deadline: February 15, 2020

Learn more and apply for the AHLEF Scholarship.

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The Self-Publishing School Creative Writing Scholarship

Writing a book has an incredible power to bring change to the world. Self-Publishing School wants to encourage writers as they pursue further education by providing one scholarship to help with college expenses. Applicants must be enrolled or due to be enrolled as a full-time student at an accredited US college or university. Students attending online universities are welcome to apply. Additionally, the scholarship is open to domestic, international and undocumented students. To apply, students must submit a 500-word maximum essay on the topic of their choice. It can be the first chapter of a book, a personal story or an important message to share with the world.

Award Amount: $1,000

Deadline: February 21, 2020

Learn more and apply for the Self-Publishing School Scholarship.

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Jeannette Rankin Women's Scholarship Fund

The Jeanette Rankin Women’s Scholarship Fund offers two opportunities for adult learners to further their education. The Emerge Foundation Scholarship assists women who are at least 25 years of age, residents of the state of Georgia and who attend a not-for-profit, regionally accredited institution. The Jeannette Rankin Scholarship provides financial assistance to women, age 35 or older who are residents of the United States and are pursuing a technical or vocational education, an associate’s degree or a first bachelor’s degree. To be eligible, applicants must fall at or below the income eligibility requirements outlined on the website. Applicants must provide their Federal Application for Free Student Aid (FAFSA) information to be considered.

Award Amount: Varies

Deadline: February 29, 2020

Learn more and apply for the Jeannette Rankin Women's Scholarship Fund.

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This Way to CPA National Scholarship Search

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) is the national professional organization for certified public accountants. They provide a number of programs to students including scholarships to all students interested in pursuing the CPA license after graduation. Scholarships include awards for minority accounting students, graduate students, female students and transfer students.

Award Amount: 25+ awards; $3,000-$10,000

Deadline: March 1, 2020

Learn more and apply for the AICPA scholarship.

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Scholarships for Students Pursuing the Arts

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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Cyrus Artisan Rugs Scholarship

Cyrus Artisan Rugs is committed to championing the finest creative minds. To help them do that, they’re offering a scholarship program to students who are aspiring to become interior designers. They hope to encourage students to pursue the passion of beautifying various living spaces. Students can apply by submitting an essay that discusses the importance of receiving the scholarship.

Award Amount: $500

Due: February 8, 2020

Learn more about the Cyrus Artisan Rugs Scholarship

 

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Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship

Would you like to see your artwork featured on a greeting card one day? The Gallery Collection is inviting you to enter their annual greeting card contest for a chance to win $10,000. Students can apply by submitting their original photo, artwork or computer graphics for the front of a greeting card. Please see official rules to learn more about what is acceptable for constructing the greeting card.

Award Amount: $10,000

Due: March 2, 2020

Learn more about the Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship

 

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Scholarships Based on Ethnicity

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LGBTQ Scholarships

The Welcoming Project

Every year, The Welcoming Project awards a scholarship to one undergraduate and one graduate student who provide outstanding contributions to LGBTQ activism. Applicants must be enrolled in degree-granting institutions in August of 2020 to qualify. The application is open to students across the world and requires an essay describing current involvement with LGBTQ activism, future plans for involvement and intended use of the scholarship money.

Award Amount: 2 awards, $500

Deadline: March 1, 2020

Learn more and apply for The Welcoming Project scholarship.

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Bisexual Foundation Scholarship Award

The Society for the Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity offers an award to graduate students to advance research on the psychology of bisexuality. The award recognizes the growing importance of research on bisexuality and encouragement to emerging scholars in the field. To qualify, applicants must be currently enrolled full-time in a psychology or therapy/counseling graduate program. The application requires documentation on the student’s proposed academic project including a letter from the applicant’s faculty supervisor addressing the feasibility of the project and the qualification of the applicant.

Award Amount: up to $1,000

Deadline: March 30, 2020

Learn more and apply for the Bisexual Foundation Scholarship.

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Maylon-Smith Scholarship Research Award

The Malyon-Smith Scholarship is a fund sponsored by Division 44 that annually awards selected graduate students in psychology to advance research on sexual orientation and gender identity. The award represents one of the division’s major efforts to mentor and support science in LGBT psychology by encouraging the work of young researchers. Applicants must submit their curriculum vitae, a cover sheet and a description of their project. Further details of the requirements for the project description can be found on the website.

Award Amount: varies; up to $1,000

Deadline: March 30, 2020

Learn more and apply for the Maylon-Smith Scholarship Research Award.

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Gamma Mu Foundation Scholarship Program

The Gamma Mu Foundation provides financial support to gay men who want to further their education at a college, university, vocational or professional training program. The Foundation also offers The Folisi and Goodwin Scholarship to a student from the broader LGBT community. Applicants must be under the age of 35 and have completed high school (or GED) by June of the current year. Preference is given to students who are living in, have come from or plan to attend a school in a rural or underserved area, students who have overcome issues of discrimination and students who demonstrate leadership qualities in the LGBT community.

Award Amount: Varies; $1,000-$2,500

Deadline: March 31, 2020

Learn more and apply for the Gamma Mu Foundation Scholarship.

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Scholarships for Middle School Students

Sweet and Simple Scholarship

Think back to a time when you received a special gift that seemed so unassuming yet made such a strong impact in your life. Whether it was a present you could open or a simple gesture, Unigo.com wants to hear about this sweet and simple gift. In a 250-word essay give a creative and captivating answer to the following prompt:

  • “Not every gift has to be expensive or extravagant. In fact, sometimes it’s the sweet and simple things that make a real difference in our lives. Think back and tell us about something you received as a gift and why it meant so much to you.”

Award Amount: $1,500

Deadline: February 29, 2020

Learn more and apply for the Sweet and Simple Scholarship

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Kaplun Essay Contest

Think back to a time when you received a special gift that seemed so unassuming yet made such a strong impact in your life. Whether it was a present you could open or a simple gesture, Unigo.com wants to hear about this sweet and simple gift. In a 250-word essay give a creative and captivating answer to the following prompt:

  • “Not every gift has to be expensive or extravagant. In fact, sometimes it’s the sweet and simple things that make a real difference in our lives. Think back and tell us about something you received as a gift and why it meant so much to you.”

Award Amount: Multiple Awards; $500 - $1,800

Deadline: March 13, 2020

Learn more and apply for the Kaplun 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

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Scholarships for Students with Special Needs

Joseph James Morelli Legacy Foundation Scholarship

The Joseph James Morelli Legacy Foundation supports high school and college students with dyslexia, dysgraphia and/or dyscalculia who wish to pursue a degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) field. No essay is required to apply for this scholarship. Applicants must submit a recommendation letter, documentation of their learning challenge and their most recent transcript.

Amount: Varies; $500-$2,500

Deadline: March 13, 2020

Learn more about the Joseph James Morelli Legacy Foundation Scholarship.

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ABA Yellow Ribbon Scholarship

The American Bus Association is offering a scholarship to broaden the number of traditionally underrepresented groups in the management and operation ranks of the transportation, travel and tourism industry. Applicants must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or Canada, and must be a current college or graduate student at a college, university or professional training school. Students must have declared a major relevant to the transportation, travel and tourism industry. This includes professions from accounting to hospitality management. The application requires a short essay explaining how the applicant’s major is relevant to the industry. Additionally, applicants must either have a physical or sensory disability, as defined by the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act, or be a child of a wounded military veteran or be a veteran themselves.

Amount: $5,000

Deadline: April 2, 2020

Learn more about the ABA Yellow Ribbon Scholarship.

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Dollars 4 Tic Scholarship

The Kelsey B. Diamantis TS Scholarship Family Foundation is proud to offer multiple undergraduate student scholarships, one graduate student scholarship and a vocational/technical opportunity for computer training. These scholarships are offered to students who have been diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome or Chronic Tic Disorder. Applicants must submit a 3-minute video explaining their passion, goals for the future and what they want to do after graduating from college. They must also submit an essay answering the various scholarship prompts. The vocational scholarship must be used to take onsite classes at PC Professor in either Boca Raton or West Palm Beach, Florida.  

Amount: Varies; $1,000-$5,000

Deadline: April 15, 2020

Learn more about the Dollars 4 Tic Scholarship.

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

Fontana Transport Inc. Scholars Program

Fontana Transport Inc. is looking for first generation high school seniors who are passionate about furthering their education as a means to reach their career goals. The corporation would like to support students by offering their scholarship program to those interested in working in one of the following fields: STEM, medical, architecture or psychology. Those interested in majoring in Spanish Language/Literature are welcomed to apply as well. To apply, students must submit an online application along with supporting documents.

Amount: Varies

Deadline: March 15, 2020

Learn more about the Fontana Transport Inc. Scholars Program

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Study Abroad Scholarships

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