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.

FSF Case Study Competition
Sponsor: Fashion Scholarship Fund
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: October 18, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to full-time students enrolled at one of the 60 member schools listed on the FSF website. Applicant must have at least a 3.0 GPA and must be considering opportunities in the fashion industry after graduation.

$1,000 October Scholarship
Sponsor: Niche
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 20, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to all high school, college, and graduate students and those planning to enroll within 12 months. Applicant must be a legal residents of the United States and international students with valid visas. Applicant must login or create an account with Niche.

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GSF Scholarship
Sponsor: Good Samaritan Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: October 20, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to current Nursing students. Applicant must provide a letter of intent, letter of recommendation, copy of an unofficial transcript, color photo, and a professional resume.

Innovation in Education Scholarship
Sponsor: LA Tutors
Amount: $500
Closing Date: October 20, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently enrolled in high school or college within the United States with at least 3.0 GPA. Applicant must be a citizen of, permanent resident, or hold a valid student visa in the United States or Canada. Applicant must have designed an innovative project that makes a difference in the lives of others and submit an essay describing the goal of the particular project and provide supporting documentation.

NEWH | Arizona Chapter Scholarship
Sponsor: NEWH – The Hospitality Industry Network |Arizona Chapter
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: October 29, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to currently enrolled college students attending an accredited college in Arizona or New Mexico. Applicant must have a career objective in of the areas of the Hospitality Industry (i.e. Hotel/Restaurant Management, Culinary/Foodservice, Architecture, Interior Design, etc.)

API Study Abroad and Intern Abroad Scholarships
Sponsor: API Study Abroad
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: October 30, 2021
Description: Scholarships are open to API program participants. There are multiple scholarships with specific requirements – see website for details. In addition to general scholarships, there are scholarships specifically open to community college students, military veterans, non-traditional students, students with disabilities, minority students, DACA students, LGBTQ students, STEM majors, and student athletes.

$2,000 “No Essay” College Scholarship
Sponsor: Niche
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to high school, college, and graduate students and those planning to enroll within 12 months. Applicant must be a legal resident of the United States or an international student with a valid visa. Applicant must log in to Niche or create a free account to apply for the scholarship.

ACFEF Scholarships for Apprenticeship, Certificate and Post-Secondary Degree Programs
Sponsor: American Culinary Federation
Amount: Up to $2,500
Closing Date: October 31, 2021
Description: Scholarships are open to exemplary students who are currently enrolled in an accredited, post-secondary college, with a major in either culinary or pastry arts, or be an ACFEF registered apprentice.

Advertisemint Scholarship
Sponsor: Advertisemint
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: October 31, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college students who are at least 25 years of age. Applicant must submit an essay on one of three given prompts related to advertising or social media.

AFCCE Scholarships
Sponsor: Association of Federal Communications Consulting Engineers
Amount: Up to $2,500
Closing Date: October 31, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to college students undertaking a full-time undergraduate or graduate program at an accredited U.S. college or university with a major in engineering or science and related to the telecommunications field.

Architecture or Construction Management Scholarship
Sponsor: Archways & Ceilings
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently enrolled at an accredited university. Applicant must be studying Architecture or Construction Management.

Cappex Easy College Money Scholarship
Sponsor: Cappex
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to high school and college students in the United States who are/will be enrolled in college within the next 12 months. Applicant must create a Cappex profile (if they don’t have one already), share about their extracurricular activities, leadership, and volunteer activities, and then search Cappex for scholarships.

Combating Campus Issues Scholarship
Sponsor: Goldstein & Bashner
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to all students enrolled in a community college, junior college, undergrad or graduate institution located anywhere in the United States. Applicant must submit an essay explaining how they will raise public awareness about combating issues they have experienced on campus.

Courage to Grow Scholarship
Sponsor: Courage To Grow
Amount: $500
Closing Date: October 31, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to juniors and seniors in high school and college students with a minimum GPA of 2.5. Applicant must explain in 250 words or less why they believe they should be awarded the scholarship.

Dyslexia/Auditory Processing Disorder Scholarship
Sponsor: Gemm Learning
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to undergraduate students with dyslexia and/or auditory processing disorder who are attending college/university in the U.S./Canada during the current academic year.

Geraldine “Polly’ Bednash Scholarship
Sponsor: American Association of Colleges of Nursing | CastleBranch
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to students admitted or enrolled in a baccalaureate or higher degree nursing program at an AACN member institution affiliated with CastleBranch (see link for details). Applicant must also have at least a 3.2 GPA in current program or at last school attended.

Good Works Scholarship
Sponsor: Karin Riley Porter – Virginia Criminal Defense Attorney
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to all undergraduate, graduate, and law school students, as well as incoming college freshmen at an accredited U.S. educational institution with at least a 3.0 GPA. Applicant must submit an essay on their leadership and dedication to giving back to the community.

Local Conservation Scholarship and Essay Contest
Sponsor: Steve Duckett, Attorney at Law
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students who can demonstrate a commitment to environmental conservation using past and present volunteer, professional, and educational experiences. Applicant must submit a personal statement explaining their dedication to local conservation.

National CPR Foundation Healthcare and Education Scholarship Program
Sponsor: National CPR Foundation
Amount: $500
Closing Date: October 31, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students who are at least 18 years of age and have a minimum GPA of 2.8. Applicant must be currently or planning to be enrolled in school majoring in a healthcare or education-related field.

National Poetry Competition
Sponsor: The Poetry Society
Amount: Up to £5000
Closing Date: October 31, 2021
Description: Competition is open to anyone aged 17 or over at the time of entering. International entries are welcome. Applicant must submit a previously unpublished single poem.

Nitro College Scholarship
Sponsor: Nitro
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to legal residents of the United States and the District of Columbia who are enrolled in an accredited college or university during the 2021-2022 school year. Applicant must complete a scholarship survey, and answer three short-answer questions.

Plan for College Sweepstakes
Sponsor: SallieMae
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2021
Description: Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are of the age of majority in the jurisdiction in which they reside and who are students, parents, guidance counselors, or financial aid officers at the time of entry. Applicant must complete an online registration form.

Second Career Scholarship
Sponsor: Selected Independent Funeral Homes Educational Trust
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: October 31, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled full-time in a mortuary science program at an ABFSE accredited school in North America who is not related to an owner of a funeral home currently in operation.

SkillPointe Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: SkillPointe Foundation
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are 16 years of age or older. Applicant must be pursuing non-credit courses at an approved community college, technical college, or other training institution.

Steel Scholarships
Sponsor: Association for Iron & Steel Technology
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: October 31, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled full-time in a four-year undergraduate program at an accredited North American university. Applicant must be majoring in engineering/engineering technology majors and have at least a 2.5 GPA.

The $1,000 SuperCollege Scholarship
Sponsor: SuperCollege.com
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to current high school seniors, college students, graduate school students and returning adult students who will enroll in a college or university. Applicant must fill out a short form.

Video Contest Scholarship for Creative Students
Sponsor: IvyPanda
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to current high school, college, and university students worldwide. Applicant must submit a video on experiencing issues and how they handle the challenges.

Alpine Recovery Lodge Bi-Annual Scholarship Essay Contest
Sponsor: Alpine Recovery Lodge
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: November 1, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors and current undergraduate and graduate students who are residents of Utah, Colorado, Idaho, Wyoming, New Mexico, Arizona, or Nevada. Applicant must submit an essay detailing how addiction has directly affected them.

American Indian Services Scholarship
Sponsor: American Indian Services (AIS)
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: November 1, 2021
Description: Applicant must be one-quarter (1/4) Northern-Native American Indian and enrolled in a university, junior college, or technical school.

ANNA Educational Scholarships and Grants
Sponsor: American Nephrology Nurses Association (ANNA)
Amount: Up to $4,000
Closing Date: October 15, 2021 extended to November 1, 2021
Description: Scholarships are open to Nursing students at all levels. Multiple scholarships available with specific requirements. See website for details.

Boyk Law Veteran Scholarship
Sponsor: Charles E. Boyk Law Offices, LLC
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: November 1, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens who are currently attending an accredited college or university in the United States who has served in the United State Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard, or Reserves OR is the child or stepchild of someone who has. Applicant must have at least a 3.0 GPA.

C. Lamar Meek Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Louisiana Mosquito Control Association
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: November 1, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled in an accredited college or university in the state of Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma or Texas who have undertaken an investigation/research/outreach project in the area of medical and veterinary entomology.

Colorado Farm Show Scholarships
Sponsor: Colorado Farm Show
Amount: Up to $4,000
Closing Date: November 1, 2021
Description: Scholarships are open to Colorado graduating high school seniors and current college students who strive to leave a lasting impression on their community and in the agriculture industry.

Funeral Service Foundation Scholarships
Sponsor: Funeral Service Foundation
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: November 1, 2021
Description: Scholarships are open to funeral service students who are enrolled in an ABFSE-Accredited institution for the fall 2021 semester.

H&P Veterans Helping Veterans Scholarships
Sponsor: Hill & Ponton
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: November 1, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to veterans of the armed forces who plan to use their education to help fellow veterans.

Jobbins Scholarship
Sponsor: Northeastern Mosquito Control Association
Amount: Up to $3,000
Closing Date: November 1, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to current college students in the Northeast who have done work in an area relevant to mosquito, biting fly control or other vectors in the Northeast related to disease transmission.

Jonathan Lax Scholarship for Gay Men
Sponsor: Bread and Roses Community Fund
Amount: UP to $10,000
Closing Date: November 1, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to gay men who live in the five-county Philadelphia region (Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties) and Camden County, who are attending accredited colleges, graduate or professional schools anywhere, or to men attending such schools within the Philadelphia region.

NEWH | Atlantic City/Philadelphia Scholarship
Sponsor: NEWH: The Hospitality Industry Network – Atlantic City/Philadelphia Chapter
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: October 1, 2021extended to November 1, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to students attending an accredited college in East Pennsylvania or Southern New Jersey. Applicant must have completed at least half the requirements for a degree and must be pursuing a career objective in the Hospitality industry (Hotel/Restaurant management, Culinary, Food Service, Architecture, Design, etc.)

Save the Frogs! Art Contest
Sponsor: Save the Frogs!
Amount: $100
Closing Date: November 1, 2021
Description: Contest is open to anyone, regardless of age, with a talent for art. Applicant must submit a cool frog piece of art.

Supply Chain Management Education Scholarship
Sponsor: Customized Distribution Services
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: November 1, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to undergraduate students majoring in Supply Chain Management who are either permanent residents or students in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, California, or Illinois.

Champions for Christ Scholarship
Sponsor: Champion for Christ Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: November 5, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to students who have surrendered their lives to full-time Christian service and are preparing for full-time Christian ministry.

Dr. Robert Hawkins Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: The John Philip Sousa Foundation
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: November 5, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently attending a college or university in the United States who are working towards a degree in instrumental (Band) music education.

Scholarly Paper Competition
Sponsor: National Opera Association
Amount: $500
Closing Date: October 15, 2021 extended to November 7, 2021
Description: Competition is open to any interested author. Applicant must submit a paper on any topic related to opera.

Larry E. Sitzman Youth in Nebraska Agriculture Scholarship
Sponsor: Nebraska Pork Producers Association
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: November 10, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently enrolled as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at a fully accredited college, university or technical college in an agriculture related degree program in Nebraska.

Raytheon Missiles & Defense Patriot Scholarship
Sponsor: Student Veterans of America | Raytheon
Amount: $10,000
Closing Date: November 11, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to students entering their sophomore, junior or senior year of undergraduate study, or enrolled in a graduate program for the current academic year. Applicant must be pursuing an engineering degree or a degree in a closely related field and be a current student veteran, as proven by a DD 214 and transcript.

Academic Excellence Award
Sponsor: Global Teletherapy
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: November 12, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled in a college, university, or graduate school during the 2021-2022 academic year with at least a 3.0 GPA. Applicant must submit an essay on one of three prompts related to overcoming a challenge.

CME Beef Industry Scholarship
Sponsor: National Cattlemen’s Foundation
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: November 12, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current undergraduate students enrolled at two or four-year institutions for the 2021-2022 school year. Applicant must have demonstrated a commitment to a career in the beef industry through classes, internships or life experiences.

Debt-Free Scholarship
Sponsor: Solvable.com
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: November 12, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to students who will be enrolled in college during the Spring 2022 term. Applicant must have at least a 3.0 GPA. Applicant must submit an essay on personal financial freedom.

NEWH | Cincinnati Chapter Scholarship
Sponsor: NEWH: The Hospitality Industry Network – Cincinnati Chapter
Amount: $3,500
Closing Date: November 12, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to students attending an accredited college in Ohio (West) or Kentucky.. Applicant must have completed at least half the requirements for a degree and must be pursuing a career objective in the Hospitality industry (Hotel/Restaurant management, Culinary, Food Service, Architecture, Design, etc.)

ACES Scholarships
Sponsor: American Copy Editors Society (ACES)
Amount: Up to $3,500
Closing Date: November 15, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to college juniors and seniors, graduate students, and recent college graduates. Applicant must have a commitment to a career in copy editing, exemplary work and academic achievement, and recommendations from teachers and work supervisors. Students in countries other than the United States may apply as well.

Breathing For Tomorrow Lung Cancer Scholarship
Sponsor: Pintas & Mullins Law Firm
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: November 15, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to students accepted to or enrolled in an accredited U.S. college or university with at least a 3.5 GPA. Applicant must submit an essay on how losing a loved one to lung cancer has affected their life.

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FormSwift Scholarship Program
Sponsor: FormSwift
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: November 15, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college students. Applicant must create a business plan infographic for one of the given industries provided.

Homelight Scholarship
Sponsor: Homelight
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: November 15, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to current college students who are studying in fields related to home design (Architecture, Interior Design), Home Building (Construction, Urban Planning), Housing and Economic Studies (Sociology, Economics), and other related fields.

James Alan Cox Foundation Scholarships
Sponsor: James Alan Cox Foundation for Student Photojournalists
Amount: $2,500 for college students and digital camera for high school students
Closing Date: November 15, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to college, technical school and graduate school students who are studying photography or photojournalism. Applicant must submit five digital images for still photography submissions or two videos, with a maximum duration of three minutes, for video submissions. High school students wanting to participate should only send in still photography.

Live Your Dream Awards
Sponsor: Soroptimist
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: November 15, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to women who are the primary financial support for themselves and their dependents. Applicant must be enrolled in or has been accepted to a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program.

Nancy Larson Foundation College Scholarship
Sponsor: Nancy Larson Foundation
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: November 15, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to college juniors and seniors and graduate students who have declared an elementary education major.

NEWH | New England Chapter Scholarship
Sponsor: NEWH – The Hospitality Industry Network | New England Chapter
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: November 15, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to currently enrolled college students attending an accredited college in Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, or Massachusetts.. Applicant must have a career objective in of the areas of the Hospitality Industry (i.e. Hotel/Restaurant Management, Culinary/Foodservice, Architecture, Interior Design, etc.)

SportClips Veterans’ Scholarship
Sponsor: Veterans of Foreign Wars | SportClips Haircuts
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: November 15, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to students who are retired, honorably discharged, active duty, or a member of the National Guard or Reserve. Applicant must participate in, be accepted to, or currently enrolled in a VA-approved program or school at an accredited post-secondary institution.

UCT Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Order of United Commercial Travelers of America (UCT)
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: November 15, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to current college students, or teachers looking to go back to school, who are pursuing degrees or certification to teach persons with intellectual disabilities.

Advancement of Women in Sports & Entertainment Scholarship
Sponsor: The Floyd Mayweather Jr. Foundation
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: November 17, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to female undergraduate or graduate students who are majoring in Public Relations, Communication, Media Studies, Marketing or Journalism. Applicant must be a legal resident of the United States and have a desire to work in the entertainment or sports industry.

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