If you are an adult returning to get your college degree, you know
that it can be expensive. Whether you are commuting to classes or doing an Online college degree, the tuition is about the same. Paying for college can be a problem.
But did you know that there are scholarships just for adult students?
Yes, and you could be the recepient of one of those scholarships.
First you need to get clear about how scholarship grants are designated so you do not waste time looking for money from programs for which you are not eligible.
There are some scholarships that are only for graduating high school
students. But there are many others that are ‘general’ ie., not restricted
by age or current attendace in high school and you as well as
a high school student could win one of these. And there are a
number of scholarships designated for adult or returning students
If you really want a scholarship, you will apply for both the
non-restricted grants as well as the programs restricted to adult,
returning students. “Casting a wide net is more likely to land
Here are some tips about finding scholarship money.
First, look locally. Go to your local library and explalin that you are about to return to college to get your degree. Ask what books or
references they have about college scholarships for adults.
Now, you will need to be prepared to stay for awhile and to take notes. It is likely that books about shcolarships will be in the reference section and you will not be able to take them out.
But copy down any leads. Write or call the organizations listed as potential sources of money. Ask what their requirements are, when their deadline are. If you call and get a secretary, you may be able to get some hints or tips about applying. Do not be afraid to ask. You can explain that you have been away from school for awhile and would be glad for any suggestions.
When you fill out applications, be sure to type or write neatly. If
you are asked to write a letter or essay, do a draft first. Read it
aloud to make sure it ‘flows’. Ask a professional, a librarian, a teacher, pastor or someone with a professional position to read your draft. If they make suggestions, pay attention.
Apply for as many scholarships as you can. There is money out there and you can obtain some for your college degree. they have about scholarships for adults.