If you are searching for financial aid for online education, there’s never been a better time to go online and get educated.
Here's a list of a few continuing education scholarships to help you get a degree online.
Visit these accredited colleges for details on their distance learning scholarships for nontraditional and older college students.
Penn State University - World Campus Distance Education Scholarships
Penn State, a regionally accredited university, has been offering distance education courses and degrees for more than 100 years. Online students who enroll in one of more than 30 distance master's or associate or bachelor degrees offered by Penn State’s World Campus Online are eligible to apply to scholarship funds to help defray the cost of online education. The school offers several scholarships for World Campus students.
University of Wisconsin-Platteville - Distance Education Scholarships
Kansas State University - Scholarships for Online Education Students
Online graduate engineering students may be eligible for the Robert F. Sykes Scholarship. Requirements include enrollment in K-State's distance master's degree programs in civil engineering or engineering management; one year work experience in engineering; and a 3.5 GPA.
Online Education Scholarships – Women, Military, Rural Students
Online education is all about making higher education more accessible. Traditionally, more women than men have turned to distance learning. In addition, members of the military, a highly mobile work force, have favored online education. Learners in rural areas in the Midwest and the West have relied on distance learning to deliver essential career and college courses straight to their computer keyboards.
The sites detailed below provide online education scholarships especially for the military, low-income individuals or underserved educational groups such as women and rural Americans.
AMVETS (American Veterans) awards scholarships to veterans/active military, their sons, daughters or grandchildren. Descendants of deceased veterans are also eligible. Several scholarships, including the Dr. Aurelio M. Caccomo and The Henry G. Huestis Memorial Scholarship awards can be applied to online programs.
Western Governors University - Online Education Scholarships
Western Governors University, a regionally accredited online college, offers an array of distance education scholarships for online students.
Other WGU scholarships include:
• WGU Institutional Partner Fund
• WGU Healthcare Partners Fund
• Teacher Education Achievement
• Association for Nursing Professional Development (ANPD)
• Hispanic Scholarship Fund
• Military Service