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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$1,000 October Scholarship
Sponsor: Niche
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 20, 2019
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.

GSF Scholarship
Sponsor: Good Samaritan Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: October 20, 2019
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, 2019
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.

Research & Education Division (RED) Video Contest
Sponsor: American Road & Transportation Builders Association
Amount: $500
Closing Date: October 20, 2019
Description: Contest is open to students in elementary school through graduate school. Contestant must submit a video on transportation infrastructure.

Reedsy National Creative Writing Scholarship
Sponsor: Reedsy
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: September 21, 2019 – extended to October 21
Description: Scholarship is open to United States citizens and permanent residents who are accepted to, or currently enrolled in an accredited college, university, or graduate program within the United States. Applicant must submit the first chapter (1,500 to 7,500 words) of an original novel they are writing, or have written but not published.

RMA Foundation Scholarship Program
Sponsor: The Risk Management Association (RMA Foundation)
Amount: Up to $8,000
Closing Date: October 21, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students who have completed a minimum of two years of college education and are currently enrolled full-time at an accredited four-year college or university in the U.S. or Canada for the entire 2019-2020 academic year. Applicant must have the intent to work in the banking industry following graduation and must have at least a 3.0 GPA.

Columbian Club Charitable Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: Columbian Club Charitable Foundation
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: October 25, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current undergraduate students who are U.S. citizens, permanent residents of the State of Illinois, and at least 25% of Italian lineage.

$2,000 “No Essay” College Scholarship
Sponsor: Niche
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2019
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, 2019
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.

AFCCE Scholarships
Sponsor: Association of Federal Communications Consulting Engineers
Amount: Up to $2,500
Closing Date: October 31, 2019
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 Scholarship
Sponsor: Archways & Ceilings
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently enrolled at an accredited university. Applicant must be studying Architecture.

Bring Back the Trades Scholarship
Sponsor: Bring Back the Trades
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to current college students in a trade school who is from anywhere in the Northeast. Applicant must submit an essay on why they are going into the trade of their choice.

Cappex Easy College Money Scholarship*
Sponsor: Cappex
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2019
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, 2019
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.

Conquering Adversity Scholarship
Sponsor: Polson & Polson, P.C.
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently enrolled in any accredited community or junior college, undergraduate or graduate degree program in the United States. Applicant must submit an essay on how they have overcome a hardship.

Construction Management Scholarship
Sponsor: Archways & Ceilings
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently enrolled at an accredited university. Applicant must be studying Construction Management.

Courage to Grow Scholarship
Sponsor: Courage To Grow
Amount: $500
Closing Date: October 31, 2019
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.

DontPayFull Scholarship
Sponsor: DontPayFull
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school and college students in the United States. Applicant must share a way they did not pay full price.

Etta Gray Memorial Scholarship Program
Sponsor: UNCF | The William Hipp Family
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to current students who have a permanent residence in Upstate South Carolina and are pursuing a technical certification (i.e. Computer Technology, PC Programming, and Networking) at specific technical college sin Upstate, South Carolina.

Geraldine “Polly’ Bednash Scholarship
Sponsor: American Association of Colleges of Nursing | CastleBranch
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2019
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.

Janie Moore Greene Scholarship Grant
Sponsor: NANPA Foundation
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently enrolled in, or have been accepted to, an institution of higher education specializing in the study of photography.

Joe King Scholarship
Sponsor: Council of College and Military Educators
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to uniformed service members (active, reserves, guard) who are currently enrolled in an educational program at a regional or national accredited institution and is a member institution of CCME.

Kay-Grant Group Scholarship
Sponsor: The Kay-Grant Group
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently enrolled in a college or university who have an interest in real estate and technology. Applicant must submit a video on why they believe the scholarship can help them and their educational goals.

Kidguard for Education Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Kidguard for Education
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school students in grades 9-12, university, college, and community college students enrolled during the contest period. Applicant must submit an essay or poster on parents, internet safety, bullying OR social media.

Loretta Cornett-Huff Scholarship
Sponsor: Council of College and Military Educators
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to spouses of uniformed service members (active, reserve, guard, veteran) who are currently enrolled in an educational program in a regional or national accredited institution and is a member institution of CCME.

National CPR Foundation Healthcare and Education Scholarship Program
Sponsor: National CPR Foundation
Amount: $500
Closing Date: October 31, 2019
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, 2019
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.

National Scholarship for College Students with Disabilities
Sponsor: DisABLEDperson, Inc.
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: October 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students with a disability who are enrolled full-time in a two or four-year accredited college or university in the United States and who are U.S. citizens. Applicant must submit an essay on whether they believe “obesity” should be classified as a disability under the ADA.

Nitro College Scholarship
Sponsor: Nitro
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2019
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 2019-2020 school year. Applicant must complete a scholarship survey, and answer three short-answer questions.

OB/GYN Group Scholarship
Sponsor: Revere Health OB/GYN Group
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to full-time students who attend an accredited not-for-profit institution of higher education. Scholarship is open to students of all majors. Applicant must submit a personal essay on one of five given prompts.

Plan for College Sweepstakes
Sponsor: SallieMae
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2019
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.

RNCareers.org Education Scholarship Award
Sponsor: RNCareers
Amount: $500
Closing Date: October 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students who will be enrolled in a nursing or pre-nursing program during the 2019-2020 academic year. Applicant must be at least 21 years of age.

Second Career Scholarship
Sponsor: Selected Independent Funeral Homes Educational Trust
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: October 31, 2019
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.

Sustainability Scholarship
Sponsor: GreenMatch
Amount: £1,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to current college students worldwide. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to sustainability.

Steel Scholarships
Sponsor: Association for Iron & Steel Technology
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: October 31, 2019
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, 2019
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.

Towel Supercenter College Scholarship
Sponsor: Towel Supercenter
Amount: $500
Closing Date: October 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students who will be enrolling as a freshman for the first time in the Spring 2020 semester. Applicant must submit a personal essay on one of five given prompts.

Veteran Scholarship
Sponsor: Council of College and Military Educators
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to prior uniformed service members (active, reserves, guard) who are currently enrolled in an educational program at a regional or national accredited institution and is a member institution of CCME.

Women Divers Hall of Fame Scholarships
Sponsor: Women Divers Hall of Fame
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: October 31, 2019
Description: Scholarships are open to women divers who are current undergraduate and graduate students. Scholarships are offered in dive medicine, marine conservation, marine biology, underwater archaeology, marine education, journalism, graphic arts, or photography.

Young Entrepreneur Scholarship
Sponsor: Market Inspector
Amount: £1,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to young entrepreneurs who are studying at an undergraduate or a postgraduate level at a university in an English-speaking country. Applicant must submit an essay describing their business plan.

ZipRecruiter Scholarship
Sponsor: ZipRecruiter
Amount: $3,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college students in the United States who are at least 18 years of age. Applicant must submit an essay on their favorite ZipRecruiter feature.

1000 Dreams Scholarship
Sponsor: 1,000 Dreams Fund
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: November 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school and college women who can demonstrate financial need. Applicant will need to submit a completed application and at least one letter of recommendation.

ADCI Scholarship
Sponsor: Association of Diving Contractors International
Amount: $4,000
Closing Date: November 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to members of the community of ADCI voting member companies who are current and in good standing with ADCI. Find the link to the scholarship at the bottom of the page.

Alpine Recovery Lodge Bi-Annual Scholarship Essay Contest
Sponsor: Alpine Recovery Lodge
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: November 1, 2019
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, 2019
Description: Applicant must be one-quarter (1/4) Northern-Native American Indian and enrolled in a university, junior college, or technical school.

AWAM Scholarships
Sponsor: The Association for Women in Aviation Maintenance
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: November 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to female students enrolled in an A&P technician program.

C. Lamar Meek Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Louisiana Mosquito Control Association
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: November 1, 2019
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.

Funeral Service Foundation Scholarships
Sponsor: Funeral Service Foundation
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: November 1, 2019
Description: Scholarships are open to funeral service students who are enrolled in an ABFSE-Accredited institution for the fall 2018 semester.

Future Designer Scholarship
Sponsor: CardsDirect
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: November 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. residents who are 17 years of age or older and who are enrolled in a post-secondary educational institution. Applicant must submit an original artwork or photograph for use on a greeting card.

H&P Veterans Helping Veterans Scholarships
Sponsor: Hill & Ponton
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: November 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to veterans of the armed forces who plan to use their education to help fellow veterans.

Hartsoe Law Firm Law School Scholarship
Sponsor: Hartsoe Law Firm, P.C.
Amount: $500
Closing Date: November 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students who are attending an undergraduate, JD, LLB, or LLM program at a college, university, or law school in the United States. Undergraduates must be interested in pursuing a law school education. Preference will be given to (a) students who have held various jobs to help support themselves through school, (b) students who have overcome personal adversity, or (c) are concerned about the rancorous tenor prevalent in American politics.

IEI Bi-Annual Scholarship Essay Contest
Sponsor: Ivey Engineering Inc. (IEI)
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: November 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current undergraduate students in the United States and Canada. Applicant must submit an essay on one of three given topics related to HVAC, energy-efficient building, or building structure fires.

Jobbins Scholarship
Sponsor: Northeastern Mosquito Control Association
Amount: Up to $3,000
Closing Date: November 1, 2019
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, 2019
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.

Karl Jobst DDS Scholarship
Sponsor: Karl Jobst DDS
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: November 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently enrolled in a college or university who have not yet reached their senior year. Applicant must submit an essay on a change they hope the U.S. education system will make for college students.

Kids’ Chance of Washington Scholarship
Sponsor: Kids’ Chance of Washington
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: November 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to spouses or children of injured Washington workers whose injury, while at work in Washington State, resulted in a permanent inability to work or death. Scholarship is available for college undergraduates, technical school students, high school students participating in a Running Start program, or other accredited school.

NCJW/LA Scholarship Program
Sponsor: National Council of Jewish Women | Los Angeles
Amount: Up to $2,000
Closing Date: November 1, 2019
Description: Scholarships are open to students who live and attend school in the Greater Los Angeles area, including Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and Ventura Counties. Applicant must be trying to better their lives through education in the aftermath of trauma, loss and other setbacks. There are scholarships open to all majors and specific scholarships for nursing majors, mothers, non-traditional students, education majors, and film/television/cinema/theater majors.

NEWH | North Central Chapter Scholarship
Sponsor: NEWH _ The Hospitality Industry Network – North Central Chapter
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: November 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students attending an accredited college in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, 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.)

NEWH | South Carolina Scholarship
Sponsor: NEWH: The Hospitality Industry Network – South Carolina Chapter
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: November 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students attending an accredited college in South Carolina. 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.)

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