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.

CaGIS Student Scholarships
Sponsor: Cartography and Geographic Information Society
Amount: Up to $1,500
Closing Date: January 19, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently enrolled in a four-year undergraduate or graduate degree program during the 2018 or 2019 academic year, studying cartography, geographic information science, or a closely related field.

Transcend Photo Essay Contest
Sponsor: Direct Textbook
Amount: $500
Closing Date: January 19, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to current undergraduate and graduate students who have at least a 2.0 GPA. Applicant must submit a short form and a photo that captures the theme “Transcend.”

$1,000 January Scholarship
Sponsor: Niche
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: January 20, 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 student visa. Applicant must fill out a short form.

Antibodies-Online University Scholarship
Sponsor: Antibodies-Online
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: January 20, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to current undergraduate and graduate students who are planning to major in Life Sciences or a related field. Applicant must fill out a short online application, explain “why life science” and their favorite discovery.

Golden Eagle Coins Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Golden Eagle Coins
Amount: $500
Closing Date: January 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.

Innovation in Education Scholarship
Sponsor: LaTutors
Amount: $500
Closing Date: January 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.

Meldon Law College Scholarship Essay Contest
Sponsor: Meldon Law
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: January 20, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students who will be enrolled in an accredited U.S. college or university in the fall of 2019. Applicant must submit a 5-6 minute video which includes a 1-2 minute video bio, and 2-3 minute video on one of two given topics related to guns.

Charles R. Kendall Scholarship
Sponsor: Hawaii Government Employees Association
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: January 22, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to members and their dependents who are attending or plan to attend on a full-time basis a university, college, community college, vocational or trade school, or pursue other post-high school study.

Bev Sellers Memorial Scholarships
Sponsor: Young Singers Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: January 25, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to young women involved in the barbershop art form, to assist in the furtherance of their music education. Applicant must be an undergraduate student studying music education or vocal pedagogy.

NYWICI Scholarships
Sponsor: New York Women in Communications
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: January 25, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents who live in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut or Pennsylvania. Applicant must be high school seniors or current undergraduate or graduate college students majoring (or planning to declare a major in) in a Communication-related field.

PGA WORKS Golf Management University Scholarship Program
Sponsor: PGA WORKS
Amount: $8,000
Closing Date: January 28, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors, graduates, and current post-secondary undergraduates who plan to enroll full-time undergraduate study at one of the 18 accredited PGA Golf Management universities.

Point Foundation Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Point Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: January 28, 2019
Description: Scholarships are open to high school seniors and current college student who are “out” as a person who identifies as a member of the LGBTQ community. There is no citizenship requirement, but applicant must be attending or planning to attend an institution in the United States.

Shred Nations Scholarship
Sponsor: Shred Nations
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: January 28, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college students with at least a 3.0 GPA and have an interest in business, environmental studies or the shredding and recycling industry.

National Catholic Society of Foresters Scholarship
Sponsor: National Catholic Society of Foresters
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: January 30, 2018
Description: Scholarship is open to Catholic graduating high school seniors and current college students. Applicant must be a NCSF member.

Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: January 30, 2019
Description: Applicant must be a current undergraduate or graduate student enrolled at an accredited four-year college or university with enrollment through the 2019-2020 academic year. Applicant must have an interest in pursuing a career in fraud examination.

Sleeping Angels Co. Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Sleeping Angels
Amount: $500
Closing Date: January 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently enrolled as a college/university student within the United States who are American citizens, permanent residents, or hold a valid student visa. Applicant must have at least a 3.0 GPA. Student must submit an essay describing the evolution of the nanny in the 21st century.

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