OTHER SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ADULT STUDENTS
One of your first steps in the college enrollment process is to contact the Financial Aid Department of the college or university you plan to attend. Inquire about any scholarship opportunities of which they may be aware in the community or in the school.
AARP Women's Scholarship Program - For women 40+ years by the application deadline. Priority is given to those who have not worked for more than five years or are working in low-paying jobs with no career opportunities and no retirement benefits and/or health insurance, or those who are raising the children of another family member.
Adult Students in Scholastic Transition - For residents of Benton or Washington Counties who are nontraditional students at transitional points in their lives.
Arkansas Department of Higher Education - the site of the YOUniversal Arkansas Financial Aid System where students can search and apply for state-funded scholarships.
Association of Nontraditional Students in Higher Education (ANTSHE) Scholarships - Scholarship opportunities for ANTSHE members.
Business & Professional Women's Foundation Career Advancement Scholarship - Awards scholarships to disadvantaged women seeking to further their education.
CareerOneStop - U.S. Department of Labor's free scholarship search tool
Community Scholarship Initiative - A 90-page booklet (PDF) detailing more than 130 scholarships geared toward high school seniors, college undergrads and grads.
Denny's Single Parent Scholarship Fund - Need-based scholarships for Hispanic single parent students.
FastWeb - A free service to assist students in finding scholarships and colleges nationwide.
Federal Student Aid - A website designed to assist students navigate the federal financial aid process, college planning, and loan repayment.
Fund My Future - A clearinghouse of educational and financial aid programs available to individuals who may be interested in serving in critical shortage career fields.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund - Awarded to traditional and non-traditional, full-time Hispanic students. Check the website for complete eligibility criteria.
Jeannette Rankin Foundation - Awards scholarships to low-income women, age 35 and older.
Kaarme.com - Free browseable list of scholarship opportunities categorized by interest area, residence, and more.
Linda Lael Miller Scholarships for Women - Awarded to women age 25 or older.
Medical Assistants Scholarships - A short list of scholarships for medical assistant training.
National Farmworkers Job Program - Pays money for tuition, books, supplies, and stipends for eligible current or former farm workers who are seeking career training in selected trades, such as truck driving, welding, refrigeration, and nursing.
Patsy Takemoto Mink Foundation - Education Support Awards of up to $3000 each to assist low-income women with children who are pursuing education or training. Awards may be used for direct school expenses or for living expenses while you are enrolled in an educational program.
PEO Projects for Education - Need based grants for women in the United States and Canada whose education has been interrupted and has returned to school to support themselves and/or their families.
R. Preston Woodruff Jr. Scholarship Drawing - Twenty eligible entries will be awarded through a random drawing each year, with one of these to be renewable for four years.
Single Parents Alliance of America - scholarships and other resources for single-parent members.
Scholarship America - scholarships and other resources for single-parent members.
SR Education Group Scholarships - Offers a variety of monthly needs-based scholarship opportunities, such as Single Parent, Community College, Women's, and Military Scholarships. Students can apply to as many scholarships as they like, as often as they like.
The Deana Kendrick Foundation (TDKF) - For women aged 30+ years seeking to improve their lives through continued education and improved healthcare.
Understanding the Federal Student Aid Application - Use this step-by-step guide to file the FAFSA.
Women's Independence Scholarship Program - Helps survivors of domestic abuse obtain an education that will offer secure employment, personal independence and self sufficiency.
Women's Opportunity Awards Program - Designed to give women heads of household, who provide the primary source of financial support for their families, the opportunity to achieve their career goals.
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