Scholarships for Non-Traditional Students

Many scholarships have age limits, leaving non-traditional college students (over 25 years of age) out of luck. However, there are still many scholarships out there that have no age requirements, or are specifically open to non-traditional college students.

ESA Foundation Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Entertainment Software Association (ESA) Foundation
Amount: $3,000
Closing Date: April 27, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college students who are/will be pursuing degrees leading to careers in computer and video game arts. Applicants must be U.S. citizens who are women or minority students.

Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest
Sponsor: Ayn Rand Institute
Amount: Up to $20,000
Closing Date: April 28, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors, college undergraduates, and graduate students. Applicant must submit an essay on a topic related to Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shurgged.

Best Online Courses Scholarship
Sponsor: Best Online Courses Coupon
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: April 28, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students with an interest in programming. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to programming.

Eve’s Addiction Scholarship
Sponsor: Eve’s Addiction
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: April 28, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors and students enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs in Fall 2017 at any accredited U.S. college or university. Applicant must write a 140-character Tweet on why they would be the ideal candidate for their dream job.

Harlequin Floors Scholarship Contest
Sponsor: The World Dances
Amount: $250
Closing Date: April 28, 2017
Description: Contest is open to residents of the 50 United States and Canada. There is no restriction to enter the contest. Applicant must submit a dance video.

Lily and Catello Sorrentino Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Rhode Island Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: April 28, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to students 25 years of age or older who are pursuing an undergraduate degree in a degree-conferring non-parochial institution in Rhode Island. Applicant must have financial need.

Ruby’s Rainbow Scholarship
Sponsor: Ruby’s Rainbow
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: April 28, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to individuals with Down syndrome who are 18 years of age or older and have a desire and intent to enroll or continue enrollment in a class or program that will enhance their life through employment, independent living or life skills, or interest in any other areas.

Mark Beaumont Scholarship Fund
Sponsor: Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: April 28, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to full-time undergraduate students in at least their second year of undergraduate studies or a graduate student attending an accredited college or university in the United States during the 2016-2017 academic school year. Applicant must have the intention to enter the video game industry focusing on the business of interactive entertainment.

Randy Pausch Scholarship Fund
Sponsor: Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: April 28, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to full-time undergraduate students starting at least their second year or graduate students attending an accredited college or university in the United States during the 2017-2018 academic school year. Applicant must have an intention to enter the game industry as a developer of interactive entertainment.

Russ Casey/Maine Restaurant Associates Scholarship Fund
Sponsor: Maine Restaurant Association
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: April 28, 2017
Description: Scholarships are open to students who are residents of Maine and are, or will be attending, an institution of higher education in a field of study clearly associated with the Culinary Arts, Restaurant, Hotel or Hospitality Management.

SunTrust Scholarship Sweepstakes
Sponsor: SunTrust
Amount: $500
Closing Date: April 28, 2017
Description: Sweepstakes is open to high school seniors and college undergraduates with permanent residence in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, or the District of Columbia. Students can enter online or by mail once during each two-week drawing period.

TCAA Scholarships
Sponsor: Tile Contractors’ Association of America
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: April 28, 2017
Description: Scholarships are open to current college students enrolled in a CIDA-accredited university working toward a professional degree in Interior Design or Interior Architecture OR high school seniors and current college students who are a sibling, child, or grandchild of a current full-time employee of a TCAA contractor member meeting the standards for good standing with the Association.

Teachers Make Teachers Scholarship
Sponsor: School Furniture Depot
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: April 28, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college students who are pursuing an undergraduate degree in education.

Wpromote Digital Marketing Scholarship
Sponsor: Wpromote
Amount: Up to $1,500
Closing Date: April 28, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are 13 years of age or older and are currently enrolled (or have been accepted to enroll) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher learning. Applicant must create a blog post about digital marketing.

“You Deserve It” Scholarship
Sponsor: ScholarshipOwl
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: April 29, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to students who are residents of any of the 50 United States, District of Columbia or U.S. Territories and are 16 years of age or older and are either enrolled now, or will be enrolled within three months of registration in a qualified high school, college or university in the United States.

17oxen Digital Marketing Scholarship
Sponsor: 17oxen
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: April 30, 2017
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors and students currently enrolled in college, trade school or university. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to digital marketing.

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