Grants and Scholarships for Non-Traditional Careers

  • 101 College Grants You've Never Heard of: You're Leaving Thousands On the Table.
    If you ever thought there was not enough money to go around for college, you're wrong. There's money, you just need to know where to find it. Hundreds... thousands of organizations, colleges, and even state governments have grant money to give for your college expenses:

  • Adult Students in Scholastic Transition Scholarship
    Executive Women International (Men & Women can apply)
    (If a chapter is not located where you are, contact them)

  • AFCEA Undergraduate Scholarships
    AFCEA Educational Foundation (Military Vets have freshmen priority)

  • ASL National Honor Society Scholarships
    Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society

  • Charles R. Ford Scholarship
    U.S. Jaycees

  • GEICO Adult Scholar Awards
    Golden Key, Inc.

  • Kazimour Scholarship
    Association of Nontraditional Students in Higher Education

  • Nontraditional Scholarships
    Royal Neighbors of America (Must be a member to apply)

  • Foundation of the National Student Nurses’ Association
    FNSNA Annual Scholarship Program
    Offers many different scholarships for nursing and pre-nursing students, including Breakthrough to Nursing Scholarships for students from underrepresented populations.
    Contact: Lauren Sperle
    Phone: (718) 210-0705
    Deadline: January
    Amount: Varies, depending on the scholarship
    Application fee: $10

  • JSA Foundation Scholarships
    June S. Anderson Foundation
    Contact: Margaret L. Beam, c/o TN State University PO Box 198806, Nashville, TN 37219-8806
    Phone: (615) 898-2193
    Number of scholarships and amount: Varies
    Deadline: February 1
    Elegilibity: Women only. Awarded to full-time or part-time students who are 23 years of age or older and who are preparing for careers in nontraditional fields for women (see website for list). Must have a minimum GPA of 2.0.

  • Competitive Awards
    Jeannette Rankin
    Contact: Andrea Anderson, PO Box 6653 , Athens, GA 30604
    Phone: (706) 208-1211
    Number of scholarships and amount: 45 awards at $2000 each
    Deadline: March 1
    Eligilibity: Women only. U.S. citizens only. Can be used for vocational education or undergraduate studies. Must be 35 years and older. Merit and need based.

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For additional information, please contact:
Roz Bogle, 404-297-9522 ext.1280