Life has a funny way of throwing curve balls and surprising us with unexpected events, both good and bad. These unexpected challenges and moments can be very disruptive to the plans that we had set for ourselves, including attending school.
Women and men both have things that come up or pressing needs that may either delay or complete stop their education. For those that want to go back to school, the cost can be a bit intimidating. That is why there have been many organizations, schools, and other enterprises that have created financial assistance for those individuals that want to head back to pursuing their career. The following are scholarships for returning students that want to make their educations a top priority again.
P.E.O. Continuing Education Scholarship
PEO is an organization that is focused on helping women to achieve a status of achievement in their lives, wherever and however that may be manifested. One of the ways that they do this is through a series of scholarships for returning students specifically designed to help women who may have delayed or stopped their education.
Individuals wishing to apply should meet all eligibility requirements. They must be a US or Canadian citizen and be able to provide this proof to the organization. They must also have had enough education in the past that they are within two years or twenty-four months of achieving their degree. All of those who wish to apply must be recommended by a local chapter of the PEO and must go through the complete eligibility process. Those that wish to apply should also note that the scholarship amounts can vary based upon the funding provided to that particular initiative each year. For more information or to apply, individuals interested should click the link here.
US Bank Non-Traditional Student Scholarship
US Bank believes in sending individuals back to school who may have had their educational pursuits disrupted. That is why they have developed the US Bank Non-Traditional Student scholarship specifically as scholarships for returning students. Those that are interested must be attending Idaho State University or accepted to attend, they must be at least twenty-five years old, and also have had some type of digression in their educational pursuits. For more information, check out all of the details by clicking here and filling out the appropriate application.
Adult Skills Education Grant
For individuals who are returning to school, there is help. The Adult Skills Education grant offers one-thousand dollars to non-traditional students via a series of different scholarships for returning students.
Those that wish to apply must meet the appropriate criteria. They must be at least nineteen years of age or older, have a diploma, or must have an accredited GED certification. Those that do not have a GED for whatever reason are still eligible to apply. They will, however, have to pass what is known as an Ability Test to be eligible for consideration.
Individuals, too, must not have been a previous member of the imagine American Foundation scholarships network, the organization that sponsors these great scholarships for returning students, and they must also be a US citizen or permanent resident. All must also be accepted into an accredited university or college of higher education. For more information or to apply, click this link.
Author: Jeff Gitlen
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