Osher Reentry Scholarship
Osher Reentry Scholarships are awarded to a limited number of undergraduate students who demonstrate the promise of achieving academic success. The annual award is applied equally to the Fall and Spring semesters. The Osher Reentry Scholarship assists with the cost of tuition only. Successful applicants will receive up to 50% off billable tuition after all other tuition assistance/employer assistance/ discounts/grants/outside scholarships have been applied. You must complete the application annually, by August 1. Applications must be typed.
To qualify, you must:
- Be between the ages of 25 and 50 and pursuing your first degree.
- Have a five year cumulative (not consecutive) interruption from college/high school graduation.
- Demonstrate the potential to succeed in your course of study.
- Maintain a minimum 3.0 QPA each semester.
- Have financial need as determined by the FAFSA form.
- Be enrolled a minimum of 6 credit hours per semester.
- Be fully admitted as a degree-seeking student.
**The most common mistake students make when applying for this scholarship is failing to submit the 300-word essay.
University College Dean's Merit Award
The University College Dean's Merit Award (tuition assistance) is awarded to students with financial need, academic potential, work-related experience and a desire to develop new career skills. Awards vary from $100-$700 per semester and are renewable. Funding is limited, therefore, there is no guarantee that all applicants will receive aid. You must complete the application each semester for aid consideration. Applications must be typed.
To qualify, you must:
- Be accepted as a degree or certificate-seeking student in University College.
- Be currently enrolled in courses totaling a minimum of three semester hours.
- Demonstrate financial need based on the information provided on the application.
- Have a minimum 2.50 GPA.
- Be a US citizen or permanent resident.
- December 1 for Spring Semester
- May 1 for Summer Semester
- August 1 for Fall Semester
**The most common mistake students make when applying for this scholarship is not completing the entire application.
Private Scholarships & Grants
Executive Women International (EWI) ASIST Scholarship: The Adult Students in Scholastic Transition (ASIST) program helps finance the college education of adults who cannot simply pay for it. The ASIST scholarship program is available through different EWI chapters all over the United States. EWI awards $2,500 to each deserving recipient, which is inclusive of tuition. Every EWI chapter has its own application deadline, so check with your local chapter.
Adventures in Education (AIE): AIE is a non-profit organization that provides financial assistance to help students complete their journey through college. Founded in 1995, it is among the first websites dedicated to helping students obtain financial aid. AIE has an adult scholarship worth $3,000 to $5,500. Applicants must demonstrate their academic potential through job accomplishments and active community involvement.
Talbots Womenís Scholarship Fund: The Tablots Scholarship Foundation will award $180,000 in college scholarships, including up to ten $15,000 scholarships and one $30,000 scholarship, to an extraordinary finalist demonstrating courage, conviction and an insatiable entrepreneurial spirit.
AAIA Displaced Homemaker Scholarship: The Association on American Indian Affairs offers awards for $1000 to men and women who would not otherwise be able to complete their educational goals due to family responsibilities. Awards are given to full time students for tuition, child care, transportation and living expenses, during the first semester. Students must reapply each year. Deadline for application is July 20.
AFCEA Scholarship for Working Students: $1,500 is awarded to students pursuing an undergraduate degree while employed in the science and technology fields directly related to the mission of AFCEA. Applicants must be at least second-year students attending an accredited institution in the U.S. part-time (two classes per semester) with a declared science or technology major.
Datatel Angelfire Scholarship: Honoring soldiers who have served during combat, this scholarship is for outstanding students attending an eligible Datatel client institution, who served the US military in the Asian theater (Vietnam, Cambodia, or Laos) during 1964-1975, in Operation Desert Storm, Operation Enduring Freedom and/or Operation Iraqi Freedom. Full and part-time students (taking at least six credit hours) are eligible. Awards range from $1,000 to $2,400 depending on the institution.
Datatel Returning Student Scholarship: For outstanding students currently attending an eligible Datatel client institution who have returned to school after an absence of five years or longer. Full- and part-time (taking at least six credit hours) students are eligible to apply. The top rated fifty applications for the Returning Student scholarship are awarded $1,500 each.
Golden Keyís GEICO Life Scholarship: This award recognizes outstanding members of Golden Key who achieve academic excellence while balancing commitments such as family and/or career. Ten $1,000 awards given annually.
The Non-Traditional Student Scholarship: Scholarships are available for returning students with a period of absence from schooling or with at least one year of college with demonstrated financial need. Applicants must be members of The American Legion, the American Legion Auxiliary, or Sons of The American Legion and enrolled at least part-time. A $1,000 scholarship is awarded in each Division.
The Wal-Mart Higher REACH Scholarships: Awards are given to non-traditional students who have been employed by Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. for at least one year as of February 1. Students may receive up to $2,000 a year (award amount varies depending on enrollment). Candidates must be able to identify their career goals and meet educational and financial requirements.
Career Development Grants: These grants support women who hold a bachelorís degree and are preparing to advance their careers, change careers, or re-enter the work force. Special consideration is given to AAUW members, women of color, and women pursuing their first advanced degree or credentials in nontraditional fields. Awards range from $2,000 to $8,000.
Career Advancement Scholarship: Scholarships are provided to disadvantaged women who wish to further their education and advance in their career or will soon enter or re-enter the workforce.
ELCA (Luthern) scholarships for Lutheran laywomen, administrative leadership, ordained ministry or college and seminary leadership: This award provides assistance to Lutheran women studying for a career other than ordained ministry.
EFWA (Accounting) Women in Transition (WIT) Scholarship: Eligible applicants will generally have few marketable job skills since they have functioned primarily in the role of a homemaker or do not possess a college degree. Applicants should be incoming or current freshman, or returning to school with freshman status. Recipients will be awarded up to $16,000 over 4 years to pursue a degree in accounting.
EFWA (Accounting) Women in Need (WIN) Scholarship: Eligible applicants will be farther along in the degree process than WIT applicants, but have few marketable job skills since they have functioned primarily in the role of a homemaker prior to entering a degree program. Applicants should have sufficient credits to qualify for junior status. Up to $2,000 awarded annually to pursue a college degree in accounting.
Jeannette Rankin Foundation: Awards given to low-income women (over age 35) who have a vision of how their education will benefit themselves, their families and their communities. The $2000 awards are given in the Fall. Award usage is not limited to tuition expenses.
Linda Lael Miller Scholarships: These scholarships are awarded to non-traditional female students, age 25 or older, who have a difficult time finding scholarships for which they qualify. As in previous years, the scholarship funds may be used not only for tuition and books, but for child care, transportation and expenses not covered by traditional scholarships.
P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education: Grants up to $1,500 for educational expenses, (e.g., tuition, books, transportation, childcare) given to women whose education has been interrupted and who find it necessary to resume studies due to changing demands in their lives.
R.T.N. Scholarship for Continuing Education: This award is for single parent women who would like to go to school or continue with their education, but have been denied sufficient resources. http://www.raisethenation.org
Society of Women Engineers Reentry Scholarships: Restricted to women who have been out of the engineering workforce or out of school for a minimum of two years prior to reentry. Students may attend undergraduate, graduate or doctoral programs, full or part time.
Soroptimistís Womenís Opportunity Awards: This award assists women entering or re-entering the workforce in obtaining the education and skills training needed to improve employment status. Students may be enrolled in vocational/skills training programs or undergraduate degree programs. Awards may be used for any expenses related to their educational pursuits. Awards vary up to $10,000.
TEACH Grant: For students enrolled in teaching programs who intend to teach in a high need field at a primary or secondary school that serves low income students. Students must complete the FAFSA, be enrolled as an undergraduate, graduate, or post-baccalaureate student in an institution that has chosen to participate in the TEACH program to receive up to $4000 per year.