The listings below are a sample of National scholarships, most of which will have an on-line or printable application available from their websites. Scholarship awards and deadlines are approximate. Please check websites.
A.N.T.S.H.E. (Association for Nontraditional Students in Higher Education)
Eligibility: Must be a member of ANTSHE ($22 student fee). Both graduate and undergrad scholarships are offered. Based on personal statement and reference. See "Scholarships" under ANTSHE website: http://www.antshe.org/.
Yearly Awards: Three Deadline: Mid-to-Late January
Boomer Benefits Scholarship
Eligibility: U.S.Citizen age 50 or older who is currently enrolled in a two year, four year, or graduate program at an accredited school. Awards will be based on applicant's GPA (minimum 3.0), community service, and strength of letters of recommendation. Submit application, recommendation letter, resume, transcript, and application letter. Scholarship funds are paid directly to the institution and are used for tuition, fees or books. See website for info and app: http://boomerbenefits.com/scholarship/.
Award: $1000 Deadline: August 15, 2014
Daniel Kovach Foundation Scholarships
Eligibility: Scholarships specific to blogging and web design, Library and Information Sciences, minority students, and women. For more information on these scholarships and links to other offerings, please check the Daniel Kovach Foundation Scholarship website:
Award: Most awards are $500 Deadline: December
Linda Lael Miller Scholarship
Eligibility: Women, age 25 or older, who are nontraditional students who have a difficult time finding scholarships for which they qualify. See website for more details: http://www.lindalaelmiller.com/lindas-scholarship/.
Award: Varies Deadline: September
NLHA Education Fund (National Leased Housing Association)
Eligibility: Residents of privately federally assisted low income housing properties (Section 8, low income housing tax credits, etc) or recipients of Section 8 voucher assistance that demonstrate both merit and need. Website: http://www.hudnlha.com/#!education-fund.
Award: Varies Deadline: March 15
Jeanette Rankin Foundation-Women's Education Fund
Eligibility: A woman, age 35 or older, a U.S. citizen, enrolled in or accepted to an accredited school, pursuing a technical or vocational education, an associate's degree, or an first bachelor's degree, low-income according to the U.S. Department of Labor's Lower Living Standard. See website for this and other scholarship listings: http://www.rankinfoundation.org/
Deadline: Post-Mark date of March 1st
Talbots Women's Scholarship Fund
Eligibility: All applicants must be seeking an undergraduate degree from an accredited two- or four-year college or university, or vocational-technical school. Only applicants seeking a bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university are eligible to receive a $10,000 award. Scholarship awards are based primarily on financial need and previous achievements for women who earned their high school diploma or GED at least 10 years ago. See website: www.talbots.com and enter scholarship in the search line.
Award: Varies Deadline: Check website
Best Colleges Scholarships for Women
A listing of scholarships specifically for women. http://www.bestcolleges.com/resources/scholarships-and-resources-for-women/