Adult Student Scholarships

CollegeAmerica believes that adults who desire to earn a career-focused degree should receive opportunities for scholarships! Many scholarship programs are available for students who are graduating from high school, but few scholarships exist for adults who are returning to school.

CollegeAmerica has designed the following scholarships especially for adult students. Your eligibility does not depend on your high school grades or past educational experiences. For each of the following scholarships, the award is for $3,000 for students enrolling in an associate’s degree program and $5,000 for students enrolling in a bachelor’s degree program.

First Time Degree Scholarship


First Time Degree Scholarship:

Each applicant must be the first person in his or her immediate family (parents and siblings) to work on a college degree, and this must be the first degree program that the applicant has worked on.

Parents


Single Parent Scholarship:

Each applicant must be the unmarried custodial parent for a child under age 18 and must be presently single, divorced, or widowed.

Moms in Math Scholarship:

Each applicant must be female and have children under the age of 18. She must show her financial need through the FAFSA process, and she must enroll in one of CollegeAmerica’s accounting programs.

Minority Groups


Hispanic Student Scholarship:

Each applicant must be fluent in Spanish and English. Each applicant must be of Hispanic heritage and must be a U.S. citizen or a legal permanent resident.

African American Student Scholarship:

Each applicant must be of African-American heritage. Each applicant must be a U.S. citizen or a legal permanent resident.

Asian Student Scholarship:

Each applicant must be of Asian heritage. Each applicant must be a U.S. citizen or a legal permanent resident.

Native American Student Scholarship (Flagstaff and Phoenix campuses only):

Each applicant must be of Native American heritage. Each applicant must be a U.S. citizen or a legal permanent resident.

Healthcare


Healthcare Provider Scholarship:

Each applicant must enroll in one of CollegeAmerica’s healthcare programs and show financial need via the FAFSA process.

Future in Nursing Scholarship:

Each applicant must show financial need through the FAFSA process, communicate the desire to eventually enter the nursing profession, and enroll in one of CollegeAmerica’s healthcare programs.

Professionals


Professional Women’s Scholarship:

Each applicant must be female and age 35 or older. She must be seeking her first associate’s or bachelor’s degree.

Professional Men’s Scholarship:

Each applicant must be male and age 35 or older. He must be seeking his first associate’s or bachelor’s degree.

Entrepreneur


Entrepreneur Scholarship:

Each applicant must enroll in one of CollegeAmerica’s business programs and must turn in the draft of a business plan.

IT Professional


IT Professional Scholarship:

Each applicant must enroll in one of CollegeAmerica’s IT programs and show financial need through the FAFSA process. Before graduating from CollegeAmerica, the recipient must earn at least one vendor certification.

Leadership


Leadership Scholarship:

Each applicant must demonstrate that he or she has gained some leadership experience.

Applying for an Adult Scholarship

To apply for one of CollegeAmerica’s adult scholarships, a prospective student should contact the college location where they want to attend.

In general, applicants will complete the following in order to apply for an adult scholarship:

  1. 1. Complete a scholarship application
  2. 2. Sign an eligibility affidavit
  3. 3. Compose a 500-word essay
Availability of Scholarships

Adult scholarship awards at CollegeAmerica provide $3,000 for students who enroll in an associate’s degree program and $5,000 for students in a bachelor’s degree program.

 

  • Applicants are required to turn in all application materials to CollegeAmerica at least one week before they begin school.
  • Applicants can apply for more than one variety of adult scholarship, but they can receive only one award from CollegeAmerica.
  • Adult scholarships are awarded ratably, by terms, during the course of the student’s program. A term is usually four months.
  • Scholarship recipients must meet all requirements for college entrance and for their program.
  • No test is required to apply for an adult scholarship. An applicant’s prior high school or college grades do not play a role in award consideration.
  • Scholarships are non-transferable. Scholarships are credited only toward tuition, and they do not result in any cash payments to students.
  • To maintain eligibility for an adult scholarship award, a recipient must keep a cumulative GPA of 3.0 throughout enrollment at CollegeAmerica. If a recipient’s GPA falls below a 3.0, he or she will lose the scholarship and CollegeAmerica will cancel all future awards.
  • If a recipient withdraws from CollegeAmerica or is terminated, the scholarship is forfeited permanently.
  • Scholarships are available only to those who qualify, and they are limited in number.