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.

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Annual Fruit Shoot Photo Contest
Sponsor: California Rare Fruit Growers, Inc.
Amount: Up to $100
Closing Date: July 4, 2022
Description: Contest is open to anyone. Contestant must submit a photo on the subjects of fruit, flowers, roots or any vegetative plant parts.

Distracted Driving Awareness Scholarship
Sponsor: Christensen Law
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 4, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to students in the United States who are pursuing post-secondary education at an accredited college or university. Applicant must creative an effective, compelling video to help prevent dangerous driving.

Military College Scholarship
Sponsor: Low VA Rates
Amount: $1,250
Closing Date: July 4, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to military students currently enrolled in college. Children with a mother or father serving in any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces are also eligible to apply for the scholarship.

El Cafe Del Futuro Scholarship
Sponsor: Cafe Bustelo
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: July 1, 2022extended to July 5, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to full-time undergraduate and graduate students who are of Latino descent and enrolled at a four-year HACU-member institution. Applicant must submit an essay on their Latino heritage, family, and community.

Elite Lawyer Scholarship
Sponsor: Elite Lawyer
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 7, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently attending or planning on attending college or graduate school in during the upcoming academic year. Applicant must submit an essay or video on what positive change they are working to bring to their community this year.

NEWH | Chicago Chapter Scholarship
Sponsor: NEWH: The Hospitality Industry Network – Chicago Chapter
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: July 7, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to students attending an accredited college in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, or Wisconsin. 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.)

MFMA Scholarship
Sponsor: Maple Flooring Manufactures Association, Inc.
Amount: $1,250
Closing Date: July 8, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college students who will be enrolled during the next academic year. Applicant must submit a personal essay answering one of five given questions. Scholarship is only open to specific majors (too many to list) – see website for details.

Altec Design Web Scholarship
Sponsor: Altec Design
Amount: $750
Closing Date: July 15, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to any student who will be enrolled in an accredited institution for the upcoming fall semester/quarter. Applicant must submit an essay on how they foresee the internet changing their chosen career in the next 20 years.

Financial Empowerment Scholarship
Sponsor: BankMobile
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: July 15, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to students who can demonstrate plans to enroll for full-time admission, or have proof of current full-time enrollment, at an accredited institution. Applicant must submit a completed application, an essay on a given topic related to financial literacy, and an official transcript.

GSF Scholarship
Sponsor: Good Samaritan Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: July 15, 2022
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.

GWC Injury Lawyers Annual Scholarship
Sponsor: Goldberg Weisman Cairo
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 15, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to students who are attending a college or university in the United States with at least a 3.0 GPA. Scholarship is open to all majors, but applicants who express an interest in the United States justice system are preferred. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to personal injury attorneys.

Marsh Scholarship
Sponsor: Eastern Surfing Association
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: July 1, 2022extended to July 15, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to college students who are Eastern Surfing Association members in good standing.

Varsity Tutors College Scholarship Contest
Sponsor: Varsity Tutors
Amount: $200
Closing Date: July 15, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are 16 years of age or older. Applicant must submit an essay describing the changes they hope to see in education over the next 10 years.

Vegetarian Video Scholarship
Sponsor: The Vegetarian Resource Group
Amount: Up to $200
Closing Date: July 15, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to vegetarians and vegans. Applicant must submit a video on topics related to vegetarianism and/or veganism.

Vic & Oby Scholarship Fund
Sponsor: Law Offices of Ral Obioha, PLLC
Amount: $500
Closing Date: July 15, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college, graduate, and law school students who are foreign-born or have foreign-born parents. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to being an immigrant.

$1,000 July Scholarship
Sponsor: Niche
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 20, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to high school and college students, as well as adults looking to attend college in the next year. Applicant must complete a form to login or register for a free account.

Novus Biologicals Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Novus
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: July 20, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled or accepted for college enrollment with a declared major in a science related field. Applicant must submit a complete application, a personal statement and a written statement on why they chose their field of study.

R&D Systems Scholarship
Sponsor: R&D Systems
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: July 20, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to students in the U.S., Canada, and European countries enrolled or accepted for enrollment in undergraduate or graduate studies with a declared major in a science related field. Applicant must submit a completed application, a personal statement, and a written statement on why they chose their field of study.

Stephen W. Cavanaugh Scholarship
Sponsor: Baton Rouge Area Foundation
Amount: Up to $8,000 ($1,000 a semester for eight semesters)
Closing Date: July 20, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to deserving Louisiana students who are or will be majoring in an insurance related field at a Louisiana university, college, or community college.

First Step Scholarship
Sponsor: Sutliff & Stout
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: July 29, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students who will be attending college during the fall. Applicant must submit an essay on distracted driving habits.

Continuing Education Scholarship
Sponsor: Nevada Farm Bureau Federation
Amount: Up to $2,000
Closing Date: July 30, 2022
Description: Scholarship is pen to Nevada students who are currently enrolled in either a traditional or non-traditional post-secondary program and have completed at least one year of higher education. Preference will be given to students pursuing career goals in the Agricultural or Ag-Business industry.

Defense Against Distracted Driving Scholarship
Sponsor: Javaheri & Yahoudai
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 30, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current undergraduate students with at least a 3.0 GPA. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to distracted driving.

ABC Law Centers Cerebral Palsy Scholarship
Sponsor: American Baby & Child Law Centers
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 31, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents who are seeking or in the process of completing higher education (either as an undergraduate or graduate student). Applicant must have cerebral palsy or have a family member with cerebral palsy.

Auger & Auger Disabled Scholar Award
Sponsor: Auger & Auger Attorneys at Law
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 31, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors with acceptance to an accredited school and current undergraduate students in the United States. Applicant must have a disability and a minimum GPA of 2.8.

Avonte Oquendo Memorial Scholarship for Autism
Sponsor: The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C.
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 31, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students who will be enrolled during the Fall 2021 semester. Applicant or a close family member must have been diagnosed with a form of autism, including Asperger syndrome.

CareerFitter Online Scholarship
Sponsor: CareerFitter
Amount: $500
Closing Date: July 31, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current undergraduate and graduate students. Applicant must take a free career test and submit an essay on their perfect career.

Christopher W. Keysesr Scholarship
Sponsor: Keyser Law, P.A.
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 31, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to undergraduate students enrolled in a four-year college or university in the United States with an interest in the legal or criminal justice fields. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to police conduct or the criminal justice system.

Earnest Scholarship
Sponsor: Earnest
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: July 31, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled, or soon to be enrolled, as a full-time student at a Title IV accredited, not for profit U.S. college or university for the Fall 2021 semester. Applicants can be U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or DACA students.

Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship
Sponsor: Gen and Kelly Tanabe
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 31, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to students in grades 9-12, college, or graduate school students who are legal U.S. residents. Applicant must submit an essay answering why they deserve the scholarship or their academic or career goals.

Geraldine “Polly’ Bednash Scholarship
Sponsor: American Association of Colleges of Nursing | CastleBranch
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: July 31, 2022
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.

Minecraft College Scholarship
Sponsor: Apex Hosting
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: July 31, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to high school and college students who are U.S. citizens and carry at least a 3.0 GPA. Applicant must submit an essay on how the company can be a positive influence within their education and career development.

Pass the Torch Teacher Scholarships
Sponsor: Teachers Test Prep
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: July 31, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to current college students who are planning on becoming teachers. Applicant must submit a video sharing a story on a teacher who inspired them.

Platt Family Scholarship Essay Contest
Sponsor: The Lincoln Forum
Amount: Up to $1,500
Closing Date: July 31, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to students who were full-time, undergraduate students in an American college or university during the Spring semester. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to Abraham Lincoln.

Scholarship for Special Educators
Sponsor: HIE Help Center
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 31, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current undergraduate and graduate students who will be seeing or in the process of completing higher education at an institution in the United States in special education.

Spirit of Giving Scholarship
Sponsor: Wine Country Gift Baskets
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 31, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to the spirit of giving.

Student Translation Award
Sponsor: American Translators Association
Amount: $500
Closing Date: July 31, 2022
Description: Award is open to any graduate or undergraduate student, or group of students, attending an accredited college or university in the U.S. Preference will be given to students who have been or are currently enrolled in a translator training program. Applicant must submit a project derived from any facet of translation studies.

Trust Fund Higher Education Scholarship
Sponsor: Delaware Tribe of Indians
Amount: Up to $4,800
Closing Date: July 31, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to Delaware Tribal members attending college. Applicant must have at least a 2.7 GPA in the last semester they attended.

Bumblebee Linens Scholarship
Sponsor: Bumblebee Linens
Amount: $500
Closing Date: August 22, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently enrolled in or accepted to a full-time undergraduate or graduate program in an accredited U.S. university, college, or school. Applicant must submit an essay on a meaningful event that changed their life.

Arizona Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship
Sponsor: Goldberg & Osborne
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: August 31, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to current college students in Arizona. Applicant must fill out a form pledging they will not text and drive.

C.I.P. Scholarship
Sponsor: College is Power
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: August 31, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to students age 17 years of age or older who plan to start a program of higher education within 12 months or who are currently enrolled in a program of higher education. Applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.

iVein Health & Wellness Scholarship
Sponsor: Intermountain Vein Center
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: August 31, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to current full-time undergraduate and graduate students attending an accredited U.S. university or college with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.7. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to healthy lifestyles.

Kitchen Cabinet Kings Entrepreneur Scholarship
Sponsor: Kitchen Cabinet Kings
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: August 31, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens who are enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at an accredited American university who want to be entrepreneurs. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to non-fungible tokens (NFTs).

Military Student Debt Grant
Sponsor: Pettable
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: August 31, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to military veterans who are struggling with mental health and student debt. Applicant must share their favorite photo(s) of them and their pet and a short caption.

National American Arab Nurses Association Scholarships
Sponsor: National American Arab Nurses Association
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: August 31, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to students pursing a nursing program during the year for which the award is made. Applicant must be of Arab heritage, a citizen or permanent resident of the United States, reside within the U.S. or its territories and be a member of NAANA.

Pet Lovers Scholarship
Sponsor: Pettable
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: August 31, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to all pet loving students. Applicant must submit their favorite photo(s) of them with their pets and share a short caption for the photo.

Scholarship Detective Launch Scholarship
Sponsor: Scholarship Detective
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: August 31, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to high school and college students who are permanent residents of the United States. Applicant must fill out a short online application and share in 140 characters or less how they will use the scholarship.

Single Parent Scholarship
Sponsor: Custody X Change
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: August 31, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. residents who are 18 years of age and have legal and physical custody of one or more minor child. Applicant must also be enrolled full-time at an accredited college and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Catching the Dream Scholarship
Sponsor: Catching the Dream
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: September 15, 2022
Description: Applicant must be 1/4 or more degree American Indian and be an enrolled member of a U.S. tribe. Applicant must be attending or planning on attending a college or university within the U.S. on a full-time basis that is fully accredited.

Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest
Sponsor: Ayn Rand Institute
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: September 26, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors, college undergraduates, and graduate students worldwide. Applicant must submit an essay on a topic related to Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shurgged.

Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship
Sponsor: Digital Responsibility
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: September 30, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to high school students in grades 9-12 and current college or graduate school students. Applicant must complete a short form and share a 140-character statement explaining why they will not text and drive.

Make a Difference Scholarship
Sponsor: Price Benowitz LLP
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: September 30, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently enrolled in an accredited community college, undergraduate or graduate degree program in the United States. Applicant must be interested in making a difference in the community, as demonstrated by past and present volunteer, professional, and educational experiences.

NEWH | Atlantic City/Philadelphia Scholarship
Sponsor: NEWH: The Hospitality Industry Network – Atlantic City/Philadelphia Chapter
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: October 1, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to students attending an accredited college in East Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey or Delaware. 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.)

Southern California Movers Scholarship
Sponsor: HireAHelper
Amount: $500
Closing Date: October 1, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to current college students who are residents of the state of California and are attending an accredited college or university in one of the following counties: San Diego, Riverside, Orange, San Bernardino, or Los Angeles. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to a moving experience.

AFCCE Scholarships
Sponsor: Association of Federal Communications Consulting Engineers
Amount: Up to $2,500
Closing Date: October 31, 2022
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.

Veterans United Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: Veterans United Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: October 31, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to a surviving spouse or a surviving child of a deceased service member or Veteran of the U.S. Military who is currently enrolled or planning to enroll in a college or university by the fall semester.

CarBrain Scholarship
Sponsor: CarBrain
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: November 1, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors and current college freshmen, sophomores, or juniors in the United States. Applicant must submit an essay on one of two given topics related to motor vehicles.

Andrew Flusche Scholarship Contest
Sponsor: Andrew Flusche, PLC
Amount: $500
Closing Date: November 30, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors who have been accepted into a college, university, or trade school and students who are currently enrolled in a college, university, or trade school. Applicant must create a public service advertisement video (PSA) about how to share the road with pedestrians and bicyclists.

Surgent CPA Review Scholarship
Sponsor: Surgent CPA Review
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: November 30, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to current students at an accredited college or university within the U.S. who are studying to become an accountant and have at least a 3.0 GPA.

Nava Law Group Scholarship
Sponsor: Nava Law Group, P.C.
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: December 1, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to students accepted into a U.S. university as a pre-law undergraduate or attending law school. Applicant must submit an essay sharing the area of law they intend to pursue.

Real Property Management Phoenix Valley Scholarship Fund
Sponsor: Real Property Management Phoenix Valley
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: December 1, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to undergraduate and graduate-level students studying in the property management, real estate, or business field.

Pumphrey Law Scholarship
Sponsor: Pumphrey Law
Amount: Up to $750
Closing Date: December 9, 2022
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current undergraduate and graduate students in the United States. Applicant must submit an essay on the following prompt: “Why do prosecutors and defense attorneys have different ethical duties?”

$2,000 Nursing Scholarship
Sponsor: Niche
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: December 31, 2022
Description: Contest is open to legal residents of the United States or International students with a valid visa who are 13 years of age or older and who are interested in attending nursing school, or are currently enrolled in nursing school.

$2,500 Creative Arts Scholarship
Sponsor: Niche
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: December 31, 2022
Description: Contest is open to legal residents of the United States or International students with a valid visa who are 13 years of age or older and who are interested in attending art school, or are currently enrolled in an art school.

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