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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Blinded Veterans Association Scholarships
Sponsor: Blinded Veterans Association
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: April 16, 2021
Description: Scholarships are open to spouses, dependent children, and grandchildren of blinded veterans who are incoming or current undergraduate or graduate students.

Chiropractic Scholarship
Sponsor: AIC Orthopedics – Marietta Clinic
Amount: $500
Closing Date: April 16, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to current and prospective students enrolled full-time at an accredited U.S> university who are pursuing an education in the medical field (nursing, medical science, surgery, chiropractic, etc.) Applicant must submit a person essay that includes why they want a medical career.

GAMA Scholarships
Sponsor: General Aviation Manufacturers Association
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: April 16, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college students who are/will be enrolled in an aviation degree core program.

NEWH | Los Angeles Founding Chapter Scholarship
Sponsor: NEWH: The Hospitality Industry Network – Los Angeles Founding Chapter
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: April 16, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to students attending an accredited college in Los Angeles, Southern California and zip codes 90000-93500. 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.)

Student Loan Hero Scholarship
Sponsor: Student Loan Hero
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: April 16, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to students actively enrolled (at least part-time) in a college or university who are legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia. Applicant must submit an essay answering three personal questions related to finances.

US Eagle Federal Credit Union Scholarships
Sponsor: US Eagle Federal Credit Union
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: April 16, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to New Mexico students who plan to enroll in the upcoming fall term in full-time undergraduate course of study. Applicant must submit an application and a video or essay explaining on a selected scholarship category (bullying prevention, commercial for U.S. Eagle, or the future of banking).

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NLHA Scholarships
Sponsor: National Leased Housing Association
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: April 17, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors, current undergraduate and graduate students, and non-traditional students who are residents of federally assisted rental housing.

Army Nurse Corps Association (ANCA) Scholarship
Sponsor: Army Nurse Corps Association
Amount: $3,000
Closing Date: April 18, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently enrolled in an accredited baccalaureate or advanced degree nursing or nurse anesthesia program who are serving or have previously served in any branch of a component of the U.S. Army. Applicant must not currently be receiving funding by a component of the U.S. Army and have received an Honorable Discharge (if applicable).

Ruby’s Rainbow Scholarship
Sponsor: Ruby’s Rainbow
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: April 18, 2021
Description: Scholarships are 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.

$1,000 April Scholarship
Sponsor: Niche
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: April 20, 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.

Stronger Scholarship
Sponsor: Healthline & NORD
Amount: $7,000
Closing Date: April 20, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to current junior and seniors in pursuit of an undergraduate degree (as of Fall 2021) who have demonstrated involvement in the advancement of health equity by impacting an obstacle created by a social determinant of health. Applicant must be a student of color who identifies as Black, Indigenous, Hispanic, Latino/Latina, and/0r Pacific Islander.

CIC/Anna Chennault Scholarship
Sponsor: Asian American Journalists Association
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: April 21, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who have been accepted to a U.S. college or currently enrolled college students. Applicant must be committed to AAJA’s mission and candidates will be judged on the basis of academic achievement, demonstrated journalistic ability, commitment to the field of journalism and/or sensitivity to Asian American and Pacific Islander issues.

KY AHEAD Student Scholarship
Sponsor: Kentucky Association on Higher Education and Disability (KY AHEAD)
Amount: $500
Closing Date: April 21, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students enrolled in a Kentucky post-secondary institution with at least a 2.75 GPA. Applicant must have a disability, as verified by Disability Support Services Officer at the applicant’s current post-secondary institution.

Mary Quon Moy Ing Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Asian American Journalists Association
Amount: Up to $2,000
Closing Date: April 21, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to currently enrolled college students and graduating high school seniors who are pursuing journalism as a career. Applicant must demonstrate journalistic ability, financial need, commitment to the field of journalism and/or sensitivity to Asian American/Pacific Islander issues.

Vincent Chin Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Asian American Journalists Association
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: April 21, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to current student journalist. Applicant must write about the legacy of Vincent Chin in essay form.

RAMEF Scholarships
Sponsor: Restaurant Association of Maryland & Restaurant Association of Maryland Education Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: April 23, 2021
Description: Scholarships are open to high school seniors and current college students who are/will be pursuing hospitality related coursework. Applicant must be a resident of Maryland, Washington, DC, Virginia, or Delaware.

Lily and Catello Sorrentino Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Rhode Island Foundation
Amount: Up to $1,500
Closing Date: April 26, 2021
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.

Making a Difference for Autism Scholarship
Sponsor: KFM Making a Difference
Amount: $500
Closing Date: April 26, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students enrolled in a post-secondary program (college, community college, vocational program, etc.) with an autism.

JASC Scholarships
Sponsor: Japanese American Service Committee
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: April 29, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors and current college students who have a current JASC Family membership or their own Student/Individual membership. Applicant must also be a resident of the State of Illinois for at least one year prior to graduation or graduating from an accredited Illinois high school.

AACT John Kitt Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: American Association of Candy Technologists
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: April 30, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to students who will have college sophomore, junior or senior status in the 2020-2021 academic year. Applicant must have a demonstrated interest in confectionery technology and majoring in food science, chemical engineering, biological science or a related area.

ABPS Scholarships
Sponsor: American Baptist Home Mission Societies
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: April 30, 2021
Description: Scholarships are open to incoming and current undergraduate, graduate and seminary students who hold active membership in an American Baptist church.

ACFEF Scholarships for Apprenticeship, Certificate and Post-Secondary Degree Programs
Sponsor: American Culinary Federation
Amount: Up to $2,500
Closing Date: April 30, 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.

Adults with Autism Scholarship
Sponsor: Autism Delaware
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: April 30, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to Delaware resident students with autism spectrum disorder who have completed high school or earned a GED and possess the capacity to complete a post-secondary program. Applicant must have been accepted into a post-secondary program.

Advancing Care Scholarship for Adult Learners
Sponsor: Basu Aesthetics + Plastic Surgery
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: April 30, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to Texas over the age of 40 who are pursuing a graduate degree as a licensed medical practioner, physician, or nurse.

AMVETS’ Scholarships
Sponsor: American Veterans (AMVETS)
Amount: Up to $4,000 ($1,000 over four years)
Closing Date: April 30, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to veterans, active duty military members, their guard/reserves, and their children or grandchildren.

Aspiring Literary Scholar Award
Sponsor: Go On Girl! Book Club, Inc.
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: April 30, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents who are full-time full-time freshman, sophomore or junior at any historically Black College or University in the United States. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to their own personal life experience OR a poem by Langston Hughes.

Barbara Rhomberg Nursing Scholarship
Sponsor: B4 Brands
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: April 30, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to full-time undergraduate nursing students working towards an associates or bachelor’s degree. Applicant must be a non-traditional student, defined as a student who did not immediately continue their education after high school (at least a three-year gap between high school and enrollment in a college or university).

Birmingham Member Chapter Scholarship
Sponsor: Association for Iron & Steel Technology
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: April 30, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to current AIST members or the children (natural, step, adopted, or ward) or spouse of a member in good standing, of the AIST Birmingham Member Chapter (Mississippi and Alabama). Student must be accepted in an eligible, full-time course of studying in the field of engineering with a demonstrated interest towards a career in the iron and steel industry.

Catching the Dream Scholarship
Sponsor: Catching the Dream
Amount: Varied
Closing Date: April 30, 2021
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.

Catholic United Financial Scholarships
Sponsor: Catholic United Financial
Amount: Up to $500
Closing Date: April 30, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to members of Catholic United for at least two years prior to application who are entering any year of their first degree or certificate program in Fall 2021.

CBC Spouses Education Scholarship
Sponsor: Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Foundation
Amount: Up to $20,000
Closing Date: April 30, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to African-American/Black students currently/planning to be enrolled in the upcoming academic year as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited U.S. college or university. Scholarship is open to students of all majors.

CBC Spouses Performing Arts and Visual Arts Scholarship
Sponsor: Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Foundation
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: April 30, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to African America and Black graduating high school seniors and current college student pursuing an undergraduate, graduate or doctoral degree in performing or visual arts.

CCNMA Scholarship
Sponsor: CCNMA: Latino Journalists of California
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: April 30, 2021
Description: Scholarships are open to Latino students enrolled full-time in a California college or university during the upcoming academic year with journalism experience. Applicant must submit an essay, reference letters, resume, and samples of their work.

Colorado Future Woman Pilot Scholarship
Sponsor: Colorado Ninety-Nines
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: April 30, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to female aviation students in Colorado.

E-waste Scholarship
Sponsor: Digital Responsibility
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: April 30, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to high school students and current or entering college or graduate students at any level. Applicant must answer in 140-characters or less “the most important reason to care about e-waste is…”

Elevated Boston Leadership Scholarship
Sponsor: Elevated Boston
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: April 30, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to students who will be enrolled in a Massachusetts college or university in an undergraduate or graduate program for the 2021-2022 school year. Applicant must submit an essay on what being a leader means to them and an essay of an example of their leadership experience.

Future Leader Scholarship
Sponsor: Generations Federal Credit Union
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: March 19, 2021extended to April 30, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors, current undergraduate students, graduate students, doctoral, post-doctoral, and/or continuing education, trade school and/or vocational school students who are members of Generations Federal Credit Union (Texas). Applicant must have at least a 3.0 GPA.

General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant
Sponsor: Air Force Aid Society (AFAS)
Amount: Up to $4,000
Closing Date: April 30, 2021
Description: Applicant must be a dependent of an Air Force member, spouse of an Active Duty member, or a surviving spouse of an Air Force member. Applicant must be a high school graduate enrolled or accepted as a full-time undergraduate student during the 2021-2022 academic year.

Geraldine “Polly’ Bednash Scholarship
Sponsor: American Association of Colleges of Nursing | CastleBranch
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: April 30, 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.

HBCU NREI Scholarship
Sponsor: Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Foundation
Amount: $10,000
Closing Date: April 30, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to African American and Black scholars attending an HBCU pursuing an undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral degree with studies related to social justice to include, but not limited to: criminal justice, education, civil rights or community/economic development.

Help a Hero Scholarship
Sponsor: Veterans of Foreign Wars | SportClips Haircuts
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: April 30, 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.

Irene Adler Prize
Sponsor: Lucas Aykroyd
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: April 30, 2021
Description: Scholarship prize is open to women commencing or continuing a bachelor’s, master’s, or Ph.D. degree in journalism, creative writing, or literature at a recognized post-secondary institution in the United States or Canada in 2021-2022.

IWSH Essay Scholarship Contest
Sponsor: International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO)
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: April 30, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors and current college students enrolled full-time in an accredited technical school, community college, trade school, or four-year college or university. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to safe access to clean water and proper sanitation. Scholarship is open to students worldwide.

Judith A. Quinn Detroit Member Chapter Scholarship
Sponsor: Association for Iron & Steel Technology
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: April 30, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to children and grandchildren of an AIST Detroit Member Chapter (Michigan and Northwestern Ohio) member in good standing for two or more consecutive years. Applicant must be an undergraduate student enrolled full-time and majoring in the field of engineering, metallurgy or material science program at an accredited North American University.

Lawyers Against Distracted Driving Scholarship
Sponsor: Law office of Kenneth E. Berger
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: April 30, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to students preparing for their first year of college or is currently enrolled full-time at a college or university. Applicant must submit an essay on the dangers of distracted driving and what should be done to reduce or eliminate it.

MoolahSPOT $1,000 Scholarship
Sponsor: MoolahSPOT
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: April 30, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to students at least 16 years or older who plan to attend, or are currently attending, college or graduate school. Students may be of any nationality and reside in any country. Applicant must submit a short form and a short essay.

Nikon Small World Contest
Sponsor: Nikon
Amount: Up to $3,000
Closing Date: April 30, 2021
Description: Contest is open to anyone worldwide over the age of 18 who have an interest in photography through the microscope.

Nursing Education Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Illinois Department of Public Health
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: April 30, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to residents of Illinois who are enrolled in or accepted for admission to a nursing program in Illinois that is approved by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. Applicant must demonstrate financial need and agree to the nurse employment or nurse educator employment obligations.

Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma Higher Education Program
Sponsor: Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: April 30, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to members of the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma who are enrolled in an accredited institution of higher education for the Summer term.

Polish American Arts Association Scholarship
Sponsor: Polish American Arts Association of Washington DC
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: April 30, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to American Citizens who are of Polish or Polish-American descent and who are residents of Washington DC, Maryland, or Virginia, or a student at an institution in one of these jurisdictions. Applicant must be a full-time college student, currently enrolled at an accredited college/university in the United States, with confirmed future attendance at an institution in the Summer/Fall of 2021.

RentHop Apartment Scholarship
Sponsor: RentHop.com
Amount: Up to $2,000
Closing Date: April 30, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to undergraduate students in bachelors and associate degree programs in the U.S. who demonstrate the ambition, diligence, leadership, and entrepreneurial spirit that is central to RentHop.

Single Parent Scholarship
Sponsor: Custody X Change
Amount: $500
Closing Date: April 30, 2021
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.

Stephen Semprevino Statup Scholarship
Sponsor: Stephen Semprevivo | Business Consultant
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: April 30, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are at east 16 years of age. Applicant must be interested in an entrepreneurial career.

Teachers Make Teachers Scholarship
Sponsor: School Furniture Depot
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: April 30, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college students who are pursuing an undergraduate degree in education.

Tzu Chi USA Scholars
Sponsor: Tzu Chi USA
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: April 30, 2021
Description: Scholars program is available to graduating high school seniors and current undergraduate students. Applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and be enrolled (or planning to enroll) full-time at an accredited U.S. college or university. Scholarship selection will be based on financial need, academic achievement, and community involvement.

United Health Foundation Louis Stokes Scholarship
Sponsor: Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Foundation
Amount: Up to $8,000
Closing Date: April 30, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to Black and African-American students who are enrolled full-time in an undergraduate or graduate program and pursuing, or planning to pursue, a degree in a health-related subject during the 2021-2022 academic school year.

William K. Schubert Minority Nursing Scholarship
Sponsor: Cincinnati Children’s Medical Center
Amount: Up to $2,750 per year
Closing Date: April 30, 2021
Description: Scholarship is open to students who are members of one of the underrepresented groups in the registered nursing profession. Applicant must be enrolled or accepted in a professional registered nurse program at an accredited school of nursing and seeking initial licensure as a registered nurse in the State of Ohio.

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