If you are considering attending college as an adult and applying for financial aid, you may be a bit overwhelmed about where to even begin, but you are in luck. There are countless scholarships, grants, and other resources readily available all around you – you just need to know where to search.
Currently, there is no age limit to apply for and receive federal student financial aid, so your first step should be to complete a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). This is a perfect place to start, especially since other programs for which you apply may require your FAFSA information as well. The Pell Grant is an example of federal aid that does not need to be paid back.
Society of Women Engineers Scholarship
This scholarship is available to full-time female students who are pursuing their master’s or bachelor’s degrees in the fields of engineering, computer science, or technology. *Non-traditional and returning students also qualify; however, they must have been out of school for at least two years, and both full-time and part-time students are eligible.
Unigo $10K Scholarship
An essay of 250 words about a selected topic (regarding which historical figure you would choose to bring back and what their favorite mobile application would be) and enrollment in college by 2025 are the requirements to apply for this $10,000 Unigo Scholarship. The deadline for entry is December 31, 2022.
This random drawing scholarship for $1,000 is held annually and is open to any current or future college students. August 31, 2022, is the deadline for this year’s scholarship drawing.
Scholarship Detective Launch Scholarship
Scholarship Detective Launch is a unique opportunity that asks for a description of how you would spend one of its two $1,000 awards if you won, in an entry of only 140 characters or less (submitted by August 31, 2022).
Niche “No Essay” Sweepstakes
This straightforward scholarship requires you to simply set up a new Niche account. As long as you are a United States resident and a current or future student (within one year), you will then be entered into a monthly $2,000 sweepstakes.
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