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    Top 72 Scholarships for Adults in May 2024

    Written by Maria Geiger

    Maria Geiger is Director of Content at Scholarships360. She is a former online educational technology instructor and adjunct writing instructor. In addition to education reform, Maria’s interests include viewpoint diversity, blended/flipped learning, digital communication, and integrating media/web tools into the curriculum to better facilitate student engagement. Maria earned both a B.A. and an M.A. in English Literature from Monmouth University, an M. Ed. in Education from Monmouth University, and a Virtual Online Teaching Certificate (VOLT) from the University of Pennsylvania.

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    Updated: May 2nd, 2024

    Yea! Since you landed on this page, it looks like you are, or are thinking about, starting or returning to college. In retrospect, I wish I knew about scholarships for adults back when I started college as the mother of three school-age sons. This post was created to support all the brave adults who embrace lifelong learning!

    If you are planning on attending a local college, university, or trade school, don’t forget to explore the scholarship opportunities offered at those institutions. If you don’t know where to start your search, stop in at your local library for assistance. Finally, in addition to applying for scholarships, make sure that you fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Good luck, fellow learners!

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    The Scholarships360 Research Team reviews all scholarships individually and strives to exclude any scholarship where any of the below applies:

    • The scholarship requires a fee to apply
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    • Student are required to sign up for a site or service to apply*
    • The scholarship seems primarily used for lead generation** or idea harvesting purposes***
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    If you believe a scholarship has been published in error, please reach out to [email protected] and we’ll take a look!


    * There are certain exceptions to this, for example if the sponsoring organization is a major corporation or nonprofit with its own scholarship application system.
    ** Lead generation scholarships will require students to sign up for an app or website and require minimal (if any) application requirements.
    ***Idea harvesting scholarships will require students to submit blog posts or other materials that companies may use for marketing purposes.

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    $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Scholarships360

    Exclusive
    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels

    Offered by Scholarships360

    Exclusive

    The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high…Show More

    The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high…Show More

    The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high school student who hopes to go to college, a graduate student who’s in a master’s program, or an adult learner who wants to return to school, you are eligible for our no essay scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded to students who get the most out of Scholarships360 scholarships and content. You will be a strong applicant if you apply to scholarships with the Scholarships360 platform. Finalists for this scholarship will be interviewed about their process for funding their education.Show Less

    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels
    Apply

    $2,000 Sallie Mae Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Sallie Mae

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $2,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students

    Offered by Sallie Mae

    Easy Application

    Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for…

    Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for…

    Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for school.

    1 award worth $2,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students
    Apply

    “Mom to Scholar” Scholarship for Mothers

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Maria Geiger

    Exclusive
    1 award worth $1,000
    Deadline Jan 31, 2025
    Grade Level College Students

    Offered by Maria Geiger

    Exclusive

    The “Mom to Scholar'' Scholarship for Mothers is open to mothers who want to begin or resume their journey towards earning a technical or college…Show More

    The “Mom to Scholar'' Scholarship for Mothers is open to mothers who want to begin or resume their journey towards earning a technical or college…Show More

    The “Mom to Scholar'' Scholarship for Mothers is open to mothers who want to begin or resume their journey towards earning a technical or college degree. This scholarship is funded by Scholarships360’s own Maria Geiger, who started her journey toward a B.A. at the same time that her oldest son Will started college. Maria knows firsthand how challenging it is to raise a family, have a job outside the home, and attend college, but would not change the way she did things for the world. Mothers who have a desire to earn their college degree bring unique perspectives that greatly enhance their learning experiences; for some, motherhood is a vocation that enlightens like no other. If you are a mother over the age of 35 who feels that the time is right to begin your academic or career journey, please apply! Please note that applicants will be reviewed based on both the quality of their essay and quantity of scholarships applied for on the Scholarships360 platform. Scholarships360 users who are more active on the platform will be given higher consideration. We look forward to reading your application!Show Less

    1 award worth $1,000
    Deadline Jan 31, 2025
    Grade Level College Students
    Apply

    $40,000 Build a College List Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by The College Board

    Easy Application
    Multiple awards worth up to $40,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level High School Junior

    Offered by The College Board

    Easy Application

    Create a college list with six schools you're considering - no minimum GPA or essay required!

    Create a college list with six schools you're considering - no minimum GPA or essay required!

    Create a college list with six schools you're considering - no minimum GPA or essay required!

    Multiple awards worth up to $40,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level High School Junior
    Apply

    Amery Woman’s Club Scholarship for Non-Traditional Female Students

    Offered by Amery Woman's Club

    2 awards worth $1,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level College Students

    Offered by Amery Woman's Club

    The Amery Woman's Club Scholarship for Non-Traditional Female Students is a fantastic opportunity for women who are starting or returning to higher education after a…Show More

    The Amery Woman's Club Scholarship for Non-Traditional Female Students is a fantastic opportunity for women who are starting or returning to higher education after a…Show More

    The Amery Woman's Club Scholarship for Non-Traditional Female Students is a fantastic opportunity for women who are starting or returning to higher education after a break. The scholarship is awarded based on need, taking into account social, physical, and economic status. To be eligible, applicants must live or work in the Amery School District and provide documentation of enrollment. Don't miss out on this chance to further your education and achieve your dreams! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    2 awards worth $1,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level College Students
    Get Started

    Niche $25,000 “No Essay” Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Niche

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $25,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels

    Offered by Niche

    Easy Application

    Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

    Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

    Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

    1 award worth $25,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels
    Apply

    AAP Educator Scholarship

    Offered by AAP Foundation

    Multiple awards worth $12,000
    Deadline Jun 1, 2024
    Grade Level Graduate Students

    Offered by AAP Foundation

    The AAP Educator Scholarships are a fantastic opportunity for students who aspire to become full-time periodontal educators in the U.S. This scholarship provides financial relief…Show More

    The AAP Educator Scholarships are a fantastic opportunity for students who aspire to become full-time periodontal educators in the U.S. This scholarship provides financial relief…Show More

    The AAP Educator Scholarships are a fantastic opportunity for students who aspire to become full-time periodontal educators in the U.S. This scholarship provides financial relief to those who have completed their periodontal postdoctoral training programs and are committed to teaching at U.S. periodontal programs for each year he/she receives the award. The scholarship award can also be used for debt reduction. However, if the recipient fails to meet the teaching requirement, the award becomes a loan that must be repaid. If you're looking to jumpstart your career as a periodontal educator, we encourage you to apply!Show Less

    Multiple awards worth $12,000
    Deadline Jun 1, 2024
    Grade Level Graduate Students
    Get Started

    Adult Learner Long-term Scholarship Award

    Offered by Maine Community Foundation, Inc.

    Mulitple awards worth $1,500 - $5,000
    Deadline Jun 15, 2024
    Grade Level College Students

    Offered by Maine Community Foundation, Inc.

    The Adult Learner Long-term Scholarship Award is perfect for those seeking a postsecondary program that lasts more than a full semester and results in a…Show More

    The Adult Learner Long-term Scholarship Award is perfect for those seeking a postsecondary program that lasts more than a full semester and results in a…Show More

    The Adult Learner Long-term Scholarship Award is perfect for those seeking a postsecondary program that lasts more than a full semester and results in a one- or two-year certificate or a two- or four-year degree. Renewals of the scholarship may be necessary to maintain it over the course of your program, so be sure to apply by June 15 or November 15 to be considered. Don't miss out on this opportunity!Show Less

    Mulitple awards worth $1,500 - $5,000
    Deadline Jun 15, 2024
    Grade Level College Students
    Get Started

    $25k “Be Bold” No-Essay Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Bold.org

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $25,000
    Deadline Jun 1, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels

    Offered by Bold.org

    Easy Application

    Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

    Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

    Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

    1 award worth $25,000
    Deadline Jun 1, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels
    Apply

    Evert Clark/Seth Payne Award

    Offered by Council for the Advancement of Science Writing

    1 award worth $1,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level College & Graduate Students

    Offered by Council for the Advancement of Science Writing

    The Evert Clark/Seth Payne Award recognizes exceptional reporting and writing in any field of science, encouraging young science writers to showcase their talent. The award…Show More

    The Evert Clark/Seth Payne Award recognizes exceptional reporting and writing in any field of science, encouraging young science writers to showcase their talent. The award…Show More

    The Evert Clark/Seth Payne Award recognizes exceptional reporting and writing in any field of science, encouraging young science writers to showcase their talent. The award is open to non-technical, print and online journalism, including articles published in newspapers, magazines, newsletters, and websites. Freelancers and staff writers are also eligible. Applicants must be under the age of 30 and may submit up to four pieces. Entries will be judged on accuracy, clarity, insightfulness, fairness, resourcefulness, and timeliness. The award is limited to applicants whose 31st birthday is after July 1st of the application year. Don't miss this opportunity to showcase your science writing skills!Show Less

    1 award worth $1,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level College & Graduate Students
    Get Started

    Adult Student Grant

    Offered by Indiana Commission for Higher Education

    Multiple awards worth $750 - $2,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level College Students

    Offered by Indiana Commission for Higher Education

    The Adult Student Grant is specifically designed to meet the unique needs of working adults starting or completing a degree or certificate at Ivy Tech…Show More

    The Adult Student Grant is specifically designed to meet the unique needs of working adults starting or completing a degree or certificate at Ivy Tech…Show More

    The Adult Student Grant is specifically designed to meet the unique needs of working adults starting or completing a degree or certificate at Ivy Tech Community College or Vincennes University by providing a $2,000 grant. The grant may be used toward tuition and regularly assessed fees. To be eligible, applicants must: (1) be an Indiana resident and a U.S. Citizen or eligible non-citizen, (2) be financially independent as determined by the FAFSA and demonstrate financial need, (3) be enrolled, or plan to enroll, in a course of study leading to an associate, first bachelor's degree, or a certificate at Ivy Tech Community College or Vincennes University, and (4) maintain satisfactory academic progress as defined by your institution. To apply, students must submit the FAFSA and an Adult Student Grant. If you're an adult student at Ivy Tech Community College or Vincennes University, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    Multiple awards worth $750 - $2,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level College Students
    Get Started

    $10,000 CollegeXpress Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by CollegeXpress

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline May 1, 2025
    Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

    Offered by CollegeXpress

    Easy Application

    Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

    Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

    Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline May 1, 2025
    Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
    Apply

    Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship

    Offered by Arkansas Department of Higher Education

    Multiple awards worth $1,000 - $5,000
    Deadline Jul 1, 2024
    Grade Level High School Seniors & College Freshmen

    Offered by Arkansas Department of Higher Education

    The Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship is open to Arkansas residents who have been accepted for admission at an approved institution of higher education in a…Show More

    The Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship is open to Arkansas residents who have been accepted for admission at an approved institution of higher education in a…Show More

    The Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship is open to Arkansas residents who have been accepted for admission at an approved institution of higher education in a program of study that leads to a baccalaureate degree, associate degree, qualified certificate, or a nursing school diploma. Applicants must have not previously earned a baccalaureate degree. Interested students should bear in mind that further eligibility requirements are based on two student categories: Traditional (Incoming Freshman) and Nontraditional Students. We recommend visiting the Arkansas' Department of Higher Education's website for additional eligibility criteria under the two categories. The application deadline is July 1 of a student's senior year in high school. Students can earn between $1,000 and $5,000, depending on their year in school. If you're an Arkansas resident looking for help funding your post-secondary education, we encourage you to apply!Show Less

    Multiple awards worth $1,000 - $5,000
    Deadline Jul 1, 2024
    Grade Level High School Seniors & College Freshmen
    Get Started

    Vickie Drum Memorial Scholarship

    Offered by Bold.org

    1 award worth $1,500
    Deadline Jul 1, 2024
    Grade Level College Students

    Offered by Bold.org

    The Vickie Drum Memorial Scholarship was established in honor of a remarkable woman who overcame the challenges of being a mother while pursuing her college…Show More

    The Vickie Drum Memorial Scholarship was established in honor of a remarkable woman who overcame the challenges of being a mother while pursuing her college…Show More

    The Vickie Drum Memorial Scholarship was established in honor of a remarkable woman who overcame the challenges of being a mother while pursuing her college education, and who serves as an inspiration to many. Her story resonates with countless young mothers who aspire to improve their lives through higher education. However, the financial burden of attending college can be overwhelming for these individuals. In honor of Vickie Drum's legacy, this scholarship aims to support female students in North Carolina who are raising a child while pursuing an undergraduate degree. Eligible applicants must meet this criterion and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0. To apply, share your unique journey through higher education as a parent and how it has shaped your path. This scholarship is an opportunity to not only honor Vickie Drum's memory but also empower mothers to achieve their educational goals and create a brighter future for themselves and their families.Show Less

    1 award worth $1,500
    Deadline Jul 1, 2024
    Grade Level College Students
    Get Started

    $1,000 Appily Easy College Money Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Appily

    Easy Application
    Monthly awards worth $1,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level HS Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors, College Underclassmen

    Offered by Appily

    Easy Application

    This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be…Show More

    This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be…Show More

    This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be awarded each month.Show Less

    Monthly awards worth $1,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level HS Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors, College Underclassmen
    Apply

    Charles Pulling Sr. Memorial Scholarship

    Offered by Bold.org

    2 awards worth $1,000
    Deadline Jul 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School & College Students

    Offered by Bold.org

    Introducing the Charles Pulling Sr. Memorial Scholarship, a tribute to a cherished father and the middle child among eleven siblings, whose circumstances compelled him to…Show More

    Introducing the Charles Pulling Sr. Memorial Scholarship, a tribute to a cherished father and the middle child among eleven siblings, whose circumstances compelled him to…Show More

    Introducing the Charles Pulling Sr. Memorial Scholarship, a tribute to a cherished father and the middle child among eleven siblings, whose circumstances compelled him to enter the workforce prematurely and leave his high school dreams behind. However, recognizing the limited job prospects available to him, he understood that obtaining his high school diploma was the key to unlocking a better life for his loved ones, and headed back to the classroom. This prestigious scholarship aims to honor the memory of Charles Pulling Sr. by empowering those who also wish to enhance their families' lives through education. Whether you are a high school or GED student, an undergraduate pursuing a non-traditional path, a first-generation student, a single parent, someone who took a break from education before returning, or over the age of 25, you are invited to apply. To apply, reveal what sets you apart as a non-traditional student and what fuels your relentless pursuit of greatness.Show Less

    2 awards worth $1,000
    Deadline Jul 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School & College Students
    Get Started

    Entertainment Community Fund Professional Development Scholarship

    Offered by Entertainment Community Fund

    Multiple awards worth up to $1,000
    Deadline Rolling
    Grade Level College & Graduate Students

    Offered by Entertainment Community Fund

    The Entertainment Community Fund Professional Development Scholarship is funded by the Entertainment Community Fund, an organization that fosters stability and resiliency, and provides a safety…Show More

    The Entertainment Community Fund Professional Development Scholarship is funded by the Entertainment Community Fund, an organization that fosters stability and resiliency, and provides a safety…Show More

    The Entertainment Community Fund Professional Development Scholarship is funded by the Entertainment Community Fund, an organization that fosters stability and resiliency, and provides a safety net for performing arts and entertainment professionals over their lifespan. Every year, their Professional Development Scholarship awards up to $1,000 to multiple professional dancers of 5+ years who are seeking occupational skills training in a certification or licensure program outside of dance. If this scholarship sounds like a fit for you, keep on reading for more application details.Show Less

    Multiple awards worth up to $1,000
    Deadline Rolling
    Grade Level College & Graduate Students
    Get Started

    $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Christian Connector

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $5,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

    Offered by Christian Connector

    Easy Application

    Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian…

    Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian…

    Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian university or college.

    1 award worth $5,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
    Apply

    Casey Family Services Alumni Scholarship

    Offered by Foster Care To Success

    Multiple awards worth up to $10,000
    Deadline Rolling
    Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students

    Offered by Foster Care To Success

    Have you been in foster care through Casey Family Services? If so, consider applying for the Casey Family Services Alumni Scholarship! The Casey Family Services…Show More

    Have you been in foster care through Casey Family Services? If so, consider applying for the Casey Family Services Alumni Scholarship! The Casey Family Services…Show More

    Have you been in foster care through Casey Family Services? If so, consider applying for the Casey Family Services Alumni Scholarship! The Casey Family Services Alumni Scholarship is open to 16-49-year-old current and incoming university students pursuing any degree or professional degree who were in foster care through Casey Family Services in the states of Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, or Vermont. The scholarship is offered by Foster Care To Success, the oldest and largest national non-profit organization working solely with college-bound foster youth to help provide them with tuition grants, books, living stipends, and emergency funding. On a rolling basis, the scholarship grants up to $10,000 to help former foster youth pay for their postsecondary educational expenses. If you're a former foster youth looking for help funding your schooling, we encourage you to apply!Show Less

    Multiple awards worth up to $10,000
    Deadline Rolling
    Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students
    Get Started

    P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education

    Offered by Philanthropic Educational Organization

    Multiple awards worth up to $3,000
    Deadline 30 days after receiving a chapter recommendation
    Grade Level College & Graduate Students

    Offered by Philanthropic Educational Organization

    Are you a woman enrolled in a certification or degree program? If so, consider applying for the P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education! The grant is…Show More

    Are you a woman enrolled in a certification or degree program? If so, consider applying for the P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education! The grant is…Show More

    Are you a woman enrolled in a certification or degree program? If so, consider applying for the P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education! The grant is open to women within 18 consecutive months of completing their educational program who have had at least 24 consecutive months as a non-student sometime in their adult life. The scholarship is funded by the Philanthropic Educational Organization, an organization that has aimed to support women with their educational aspirations since 1869. Today, P.E.O. provides over $398 million in grants, scholarships, awards, and loans. On a rolling basis, the organization grants $3,000 to recipients of the P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education to cover tuition and expenses. If you would like some funds to pay off your postsecondary program, we encourage you to apply!Show Less

    Multiple awards worth up to $3,000
    Deadline 30 days after receiving a chapter recommendation
    Grade Level College & Graduate Students
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    How to win scholarships for adults

    One of the best things you can do to boost your chances of winning scholarships is to write a knockout essay. Essays are the perfect place for you to describe what you’re passionate about, lay out your goals for the future, and win over your readers. Keep in mind that scholarship committees commonly read hundreds or even thousands of applications, so you’ll want to find a way to make your essay stand out from the crowd.

    Fortunately, we have some great resources to help you! These include guides on how to write a winning essay, how to start and end an essay, and how to write an essay about yourself. If applicable, you can also check out our guides on how to write a 250 word essay and 500 word essay. The essay is one of the most important parts of the application process, so be sure to give it the necessary time and attention!

    Also see: The ultimate guide to finding and winning scholarships

    Resources for adult learners

    The following resources are a solid place to start your higher education journey or help you navigate the next steps. In crafting this post, one could not help but notice all of the for-profit organizations out there. The following resources are credible and free, so make good use of them!

    Adult Literacy League

    This website, run by the Adult Literacy League located in Winter Park, Florida, lists a number of links to other credible free websites that feature quality learning resources for adult learners.

    College for Adults

    The College for Adults website (part of the National College Transition Network (NCTN)) offers advice and resources to adults who are going to college for the first time. This includes career planning, college selection, and the application process.

    Related: Guide to financial aid for part-time students

    U.S. Department of Education Contacts by State

    This handy list of state resources that the U.S. Department of Education offers is invaluable. For example, if you live in NJ, there are phone numbers and official websites for the four main state education departments, including the State Adult Education Agency. Bookmark this website!

    Also see: Scholarships for online students

    Frequently asked questions about scholarships for adult learners

    What about local scholarships?

    When it comes to increasing your odds of winning scholarships, local is the way to go. The reason for this is obvious (less competition), but that doesn’t mean that you won’t have to put plenty of effort in. Finding local scholarships means you need to do more legwork since finding them might take more than a Google search. Click here for a quick guide on how to start searching and applying for local scholarships.

    Also see: Top colleges that accept CLEP

    What is the best strategy for applying for scholarships for adults?

    Our advice is simple: Apply to as many scholarships as you qualify for while keeping quality in mind. This means that while it is fine to apply for a few “easy to apply” for scholarships, your time will be better spent applying to scholarships that have more specific requirements. Show your maturity, and give the scholarship application process the time and effort it deserves!

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