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Scholarships

ScholarshipHelp - ScholarshipHelp is a website that explains how college funding works, the types of scholarships available, how to find them and how to apply for them. learn more

Dennis Bain Memorial Fund - One-time annual award is given to an adult student who is currently enrolled at MTSU and has taken a distance learning course. Must have at least a 2.5 GPA and 60 earned hours. Preference to student with financial need. learn more

AAIA Displaced Homemaker Scholarship - The Association on American Indian Affairs offers Displaced Homemaker Scholarships in the amount of $1000 each, to those men and women who would not otherwise be able to complete their educational goals due to family responsibilities. Funds may be used to assist with child care, transportation and basic living expenses, etc. in addition to educational costs. Disbursement is made during the first semester. Applicants must be full time students. This scholarship does not automatically renew. Students are eligible to apply on a yearly basis. Deadline for application is July 20. learn more

Adult Students in Scholastic Transition (ASIST) Program - The program provides financial support and guidance to adults in the community who are in a variety of transitional situations. To be eligible for the program, candidates must be able to identify their career goals and objectives along with meeting the necessary educational and financial requirements. learn more

The Wal-Mart Higher REACH Scholarships - These are awarded to non-traditional students who have been employed by Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. for at least one year as of February 1. Winners may receive up to $2,000 payable over one year (award amount varies depending on part-time or full-time enrollment).To be eligible for the program, candidates must be able to identify their career goals and objectives along with meeting the necessary educational and financial requirements.* learn more

Career Advancement Scholarship - The BPW Foundation created the Career Advancement Scholarship Program to award financial assistance to disadvantaged women who want to further their education. Scholarships are provided to women who wish to advance in their career, or will soon enter or re-enter the workforce. (this award is not being offered for the 2009-2010 term due to economic considerations) learn more

EFWA (Accounting) Women in Transition (WIT) Scholarship: - Eligible applicants will generally have few marketable job skills since they have functioned primarily in the role of a homemaker, or they do not possess a college degree. Applicants should be incoming or current freshman, or those returning to school with a freshman status. Recipients will be awarded up to $16,000 over 4 years to pursue a college degree in accounting. (this award is not being offered in 2009 due to economic considerations) learn more

EFWA (Accounting) Women in Need (WIN) Scholarship - Eligible applicants will be farther along in the degree process than Women In Transition applicants, but still have few marketable job skills since they have functioned primarily in the role of a homemaker prior to entering a degree program. Applicants should be at least incoming or current juniors, or those returning to school with sufficient credits to qualify for junior status. Recipients will be awarded up to $2,000 annually to pursue a college degree in accounting. learn more

Jeannette Rankin Foundation - Awards grants to low-income women (over the age of 35) who have a vision of how their education will benefit themselves, their families, and their communities. The JRF grants are for $2000 and will be awarded in the fall. The funds are not limited to just tuition expenses, but can also be used for books, supplies, transportation, childcare, or any other living expenses. learn more

Linda Lael Miller Scholarships - These scholarships are awarded to women who are 25 years or older, non-traditional students who have a difficult time finding scholarships for which they qualify. As in previous years, the scholarship funds may be used not only for tuition and books, but also for child care, transportation and other expenses not covered by traditional scholarships. learn more

The Osher Reentry Scholarship -- This scholarship is designed for nontraditional students who are entering college for the first time or returning to college. You must have been out of school for a cumulative 5 year gap, demonstrate financial need, and have a desire to complete your first undergraduate degree. It will award $5,000 for full-time enrolment during 2011-2012 and partial scholarships may also be awarded for part-time enrolment. At least one class must be taken either on the campus or hybrid each semester you are enrolled. learn more

P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education - Provides grants up to $1,500 for educational expenses, (e.g., tuition, books, transportation, childcare) to women whose education has been interrupted and who find it necessary to resume studies due to changing demands in their lives. learn more

Ruth Houston Memorial Scholarship - The Murfreesboro Branch of the American Association of University Women will award a $1,000 scholarship each semester - Fall 2011 Semester and Spring 2012 Semester - to the MTSU undergraduate student who best demonstrates academic promise and financial need. To be eligible for consideration, applicants must have successfully completed their freshman year at MTSU. Returning adult students, in particular, are encouraged to apply. The scholarship is renewable each semester as long as full-time status and a 2.5 GPA are maintained. Application materials are due April 1. learn more

Soroptimist's Women's Opportunity Awards - These are cash awards that assist women entering or re-entering the workforce in obtaining the education and skills training they need to improve their employment status. These awards are for women who are attending, or have been accepted to, a vocational/skills training program, or an undergraduate degree program. Recipients may use for any expenses related to their educational pursuits. These include tuition and books, housing, child care and transportation. Awards vary up to $10,000. learn more

Talbot's Women's Scholarship Fund - Five women will each be awarded $10,000 scholarships and 50 women will each be awarded $1,000 scholarships. 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. learn more

The Non-Traditional Student Scholarship - These scholarships are available for a student returning to the classroom after some period of time in which his/her formal schooling was interrupted or a student who has had at least one year of college and is in need of financial assistance to pursue an undergraduate degree. The applicant must be a member of The American Legion, the American Legion Auxiliary, or Sons of The American Legion. The student must be enrolled in at least six hours per semester or four hours per quarter. One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded in each Division. learn more

Royal Neighbors of America, Nontraditional Scholarships - RNA's "nontraditional" scholarship program provides educational support to members who don't fall into the usual college age range. Fifteen scholarships are open to persons age 23 and older. Two scholarship amounts are available: $500 for part-time students and $1,000 for full-time students. learn more

Association on American Indian Affairs - This group offers a scholarship for non-traditional adult students called the Displaced Homemaker Scholarships in the amount of $1,500 each, to those men and women who would not otherwise be able to complete their educational goals due to family responsibilities. Funds may be used to assist with child care, transportation and basic living expenses, etc. in addition to educational costs. learn more

Scholarship Search Sites

College Board's Scholarship Search - This online tool was created to help you locate scholarships, internships, grants, and loans that match your education level, talents, and background. Complete the brief questionnaire and Scholarship Search will find potential opportunities from our database of more than 2,300 sources of college funding, totaling nearly $3 BILLION in available aid! learn more

FinAid Financial Aid for Older Students - This page contains information about financial aid for students age 30 or older. learn more

BestColleges.com - Since 1980, women have made up the majority of students at colleges and universities. Explore scholarships for female students.  learn more

eCampusTours Free Scholarship Search - Free scholarship search contains a database of over 8,000 scholarship programs that distribute over 150,000 awards worth more than $35 million! Once you complete the free scholarship search, you will see a list of college scholarships for which you should be eligible and all the information you need to apply. You can change your information on the free scholarship search form and run the college scholarship search several times.* learn more

Minority Scholarships Gateway List - A listing of 101 Scholarship links for Minorities. learn more

College Board's Scholarship Search - This online tool was created to help you locate scholarships, internships, grants, and loans that match your education level, talents, and background. Complete the brief questionnaire and Scholarship Search will find potential opportunities from our database of more than 2,300 sources of college funding, totaling nearly $3 BILLION in available aid! learn more

FastWeb Scholarship Search - Find money for college! Search 600,000 scholarships worth over $1 billion. learn more

FreSch! Search for Scholarships - FreSch! has a database of over 5,000 organizations and foundations that offer scholarships, representing approximately 450,000 awards. (On the left side of the screen, there is a link under "scholarships" - Non-Traditional Student) learn more

GoCollege Scholarship Search Engine - Gain FREE access to over 800,000 individual awards - that's over $2.8 billion in scholarships, search completely commercial free - no annoying ads, search privately - we don't sell or share your name or personal information, can create multiple search profiles so you can search for yourself using different criteria, and you can search for your children or even your students, can choose to receive information on newly-posted scholarships that match your profile. learn more

eCampusTours Free Scholarship Search - Free scholarship search contains a database of over 8,000 scholarship programs that distribute over 150,000 awards worth more than $35 million! Once you complete the free scholarship search, you will see a list of college scholarships for which you should be eligible and all the information you need to apply. You can change your information on the free scholarship search form and run the college scholarship search several times.* learn more

Scholarship Experts - Scholarship Experts helps students parents to quickly and accurately identify sources of college scholarships. learn more