Scholarships for Non-Traditional Students and Adult Learners

Do you consider yourself a non-traditional student or adult learner? These nationwide scholarships are for college students whose education was delayed or interrupted, or who are starting their education later in life.

ANTSHE Undergraduate Scholarships

Eligibility: Adult learners enrolled in an undergraduate, two-year, or certificate program

Marius “Gabe” Degabriele Scholarship

Eligibility: Adult learners accepted into a graduate degree program

Emerge Scholarship

Eligibility: Women at least 25 years of age whose education was delayed or interrupted

Jeannette Rankin Women’s Scholarship Fund

Eligibility: Women at least 35 years of age who are pursuing a technical/vocational education, associate’s degree, or first bachelor’s degree

Linda Lael Miller Scholarships for Women

Eligibility: Women at least 25 years of age

American Legion Auxiliary Scholarship for Non-Traditional Students

Eligibility: Members of the American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary, or Sons of the American Legion whose formal education was interrupted or who are beginning their education at a later point in life

Mary Lou Manzie Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility: Non-traditional students who are residents of privately owned federally assisted low-income housing properties or recipients of Section 8 voucher rent assistance

Soroptimist Women’s Opportunity Awards

Eligibility: Women who provide the primary financial support for their family and are accepted to a vocational/skills training or undergraduate degree program

Women’s Independence Scholarship Program

Eligibility: Women who have survived intimate partner abuse and have been accepted into an accredited course of study

HSF/Clorox Dream Without Limits Mothers Scholarship

Eligibility: Hispanic mothers between the ages of 25 and 45 who plan to enroll in a degree program

Wynetta A. Frazier “Sister to Sister” Scholarship

Eligibility: African-American women 35 years of age or older who are seeking postsecondary education without the support of a spouse

Displaced Homemakers Scholarship

Eligibility: American-Indian students 35 years of age or older who would not otherwise be able to complete their educational goals due to family responsibilities

Edward G. and Helen A. Borgens Scholarship

Eligibility: Students age 25 and older who are studying to teach at the elementary or secondary level

Patsy Takemoto Mink Education Foundation Education Support Awards

Eligibility: Women at least 17 years of age who are mothers of minor children and are enrolled in a skills training, ESL, or GED program; or pursuing a technical/vocational, an associate’s,  first bachelor’s, or professional/master’s/doctoral degree

Mary Cone Barrie Scholarship

Eligibility: Non-traditional students enrolled in a course or program in Canada or the United States

There are many more geo-specific scholarships available for non-traditional and adult learners on Cappex. To make sure you are matched with them, follow these instructions: log in to your Cappex profile, click on the Scholarships tab, click on the orange “Get More Matches” button, and check the box next to “Adult Learner/Re-entry Student/Non-traditional Student.” Some are also matched with you based on your age, so make sure you have your birthday entered into your profile!