Nontraditional Scholarships

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Many scholarships and financial aid opportunities are specifically designed with nontraditional students in mind. Nontraditional scholarships are generally available to students who meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Delay in college enrollment after high school
  • Part-time students and students with full-time jobs
  • Students with dependents
  • Students who are returning to finish a degree or earn a second one

These scholarships for nontraditional students can be used to help pay for tuition, textbooks, and other college expenses. Some will even help to pay for the other costs that nontraditional students frequently encounter, such as living expenses and childcare.

Browse our complete listing of scholarships for nontraditional students below, or sign up today for a personalized match of scholarships and awards that you are individually eligible for!

Questbridge College Prep Scholarship

This scholarship is for high school juniors who have achieved excellent academic results and are from a low-income family.

Total: $50000 Awards:  10
Deadline:  September 26
2019

Niche "No Essay" Scholarship

This scholarship is available for U.S. and international high school and college students enrolled in U.S. academic institutions. Applicants must apply online.

Total: $2000 Awards:  12
Deadline:  September 30
2019

Student Pilot Scholarship

San Diego female students who wish to obtain a private pilot certificate are eligible for this award. Students must have a passing score on the written test and have completed a solo flight.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  September 30
2019

FACT "Second Chance" Scholarship

This award is for U.S. college freshmen who are members, or the child/grandchild of a member, of FACT. Applicants must not have attended school since 2007 as a full-time student.

Total: $10000 Awards:  4
Deadline:  September 30
2019

Unigo Shout It Out Scholarship 2019

This award is open to all U.S. students who are 13 and older and who are currently enrolled (or enroll no later than fall of 2025) in an accredited postsecondary institution of higher education. One scholarship winner will receive a $1,500 scholarship.

Total: $1500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  September 30
2019

Tri-County EMC Operation Roundup Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. undergraduate and graduate students who live in households served by Tri-County EMC and have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher; financial need will be considered. Priority will be given to non-traditional students.

Total: $2000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  October 15
2019

Northwest Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship

This award is for U.S. high school graduates who are single parents with near poverty-level income. The applicant must be a resident of Carroll County, AR, Madison County, AR, or Washington County, AR, and must have received or be in the process of applying for a Pell Grant.

Total: $500 Awards:  4
Deadline:  October 15
2019

Santa Fe College Altrusa International of Starke Scholarship

This scholarship is open to Bradford County (FL) female residents who are 25 years of age or older and plan to attend Santa Fe College. Students must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher.

Total: $1600 Awards:  4
Deadline:  October 15
2019

Santa Fe College Altrusa International of Gainesville, Florida Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. women who are 25 years of age or older and plan to attend Santa Fe College. Students must be residents of Alachua or Bradford counties in Florida, and must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher.

Total: $1000 Awards:  4
Deadline:  October 15
2019

Santa Fe College Esther Porter Lane Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. women who are 25 years of age or older and reside in Alachua or Bradford counties in Florida. Students must plan to attend Santa Fe College, and must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher.

Total: $1600 Awards:  1
Deadline:  October 15
2019

DePaul University School for New Learning (SNL) Student Scholarship

U.S. adult students who are aged 24 years or older and plan to enroll in the School for New Learning at DePaul University in Illinois are eligible for this award. Students must have a grade point average of 2.75 or higher.

Total: $3000 Awards:  10
Deadline:  October 15
2019

Reno High Sierra Chapter Ninety-Nines Advanced Rating Scholarship

U.S. female pilots seeking advanced rating are eligible for this award. Students must reside within 99 nautical miles of Reno Tahoe International Airport.

Total: $3500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  October 30
2019