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Available Scholarships for Online Students

written by: Willa•edited by: Sarah Malburg•updated: 4/5/2010

Most students are looking for scholarships for college, but did you know that there are scholarships for online students too? Eligible students can apply for scholarships to assist them in earning their degree from an online university.

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    Types of Scholarships

    Scholarships for online students are available for the qualifying "re-entry" student, such as a displaced homemaker or dislocated worker, or the senior adult seeking an online college degree. The list of scholarships mentioned are only a few of what's out there. Your resident state, in addition to the university's possible assistance, may offer grants and scholarships to eligible students.

    Where Learning Begins Scholarships: These scholarships for online students are awards of $1500 to applicants seeking an undergraduate or graduate degree online. A required essay of 1500 words or less must be submitted telling why this degree is vital for you to continue your education. A description of any personal challenges or difficulties you have faced and overcame in order to get this far in your education should be discussed.

    Single Parent Scholarships: These are available from the state you are a resident of. It is focused on assisting students who earn a low income, have children younger than age 18 and have not yet earned a degree from a four year college or university.

    Law Enforcement Officers' Dependents Scholarships: These are available scholarships for online students that are offered to eligible dependents of law enforcement officers, firefighters and EMTs who have been killed or disabled in the line of duty and are available in the majority of the states in the U.S. The states of New Jersey and New York award the World Trade Center Scholarship to eligible dependents.

    Early Childhood Development Scholarships: These scholarships for college are awarded to qualified applicants in the states of Kentucky, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

    Special available scholarships for online students are The Senior Adult Scholarship Program and LEAP (Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership) Scholarship. The Golden Leaf Scholarship is North Carolina's offer of over 500 scholarships of $3,000 each to assist eligible rural students who enroll in a four year public university, including online degree programs.

    The states of Delaware, Alabama, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, South Carolina, Tennessee, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Virginia, Vermont and West Virginia award Education Scholarships to eligible students. Each state has specific requirements. The state of Massachusetts awards scholarships for paraprofessionals.

    Nursing Scholarships are offered by numerous states to students with each requiring eligibility. Scholarships for Technology students are offered by North Carolina, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania.

    Numerous branches of the armed forces award Military Scholarships to military personnel and their family members. Each state also awards scholarships and assistance to members of the National Guard and Reserves.

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    If you are a student seeking a degree from an accredited online university or college, you may apply for scholarships from your resident state to assist with the cost of your online education.

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    http://www.students.gov/STUGOVWebApp/Public

    http://www.college-scholarships.com/ssac.htm

    http://www.online-degrees-and-scholarships.com/scholarships_financialaid.htm

The Search for Scholarships

Students enrolled in online universities may apply for numerous types of scholarships. Whether the focus is on Biblical degrees, medical or business, resources and information are provided in this series of articles.
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  2. Available Scholarships for Online Students
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  4. A Guide to Scholarships for the Disabled Student





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