Month: October 2017

Associate degree students can use this $1,000 grant to pay for school

Even if you’re enrolled with an associate degree you can still get funding

Associate degree scholarships aren’t the most common ones, but if you look hard enough you’ll find some

Offline or online associate degree programs can definitely help save you money, since they cut your learning time in half. Instead of spending four full years in a program, you’ll commit to only two. But even if you can save money with an offline or online associate degree, doesn’t mean they are inexpensive or that you don’t have to pay at all.

Students attending an offline or online school should know that scholarships are the answer to financial woes. And even if your traditional or online school of choice doesn’t offer funding or has run out of scholarships, you should know there are plenty of associate degree scholarships that may help you cover the cost of tuition and related expenses.

Unlike loans, scholarships and grants are both forms of financial aid which you don’t have to pay back upon graduation. They are most often available directly for tuition, but some also help cover some additional costs. And as you probably know by now, scholarships are awarded based on merit, but also based on other things such as talent in a certain field or a well-written essay.

Or maybe you are part of a certain class of individuals – for example people who have an affiliation with a certain company or those who are part of the military. If that’s the case, you might be able to find funding with organizations seeking to support these individuals.

For example, if you are part of the Marine Corps or are a veteran and you want to pursue an associate degree online, the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation can help you secure funding to pay for your education.

On top of that you need to have a minimum GPA of 2.0, as well as a family adjusted gross income for the 2016 tax year that does not exceed $96,000.

Note that applicants pursuing a full undergraduate degree, second bachelor degree or graduate school are not eligible to apply for this funding.

Another scholarship for associate degree students is the one offered by the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society to its struggling financial members who are seeking to enter an associate degree program.

Take note that only Phi Theta Kappa members in good standing are eligible to apply for this one. On top of that you need to demonstrate a minimum GPA of 3.0.

The Oberndorf Lifeline to Completion Scholarship is open for students who have encountered an unanticipated financial barrier on their road to gain a degree such as loss, natural disaster or complete loss of income.

Students can earn up to $1,000 if they are chosen by the Phi Theta Kappa committee. The scholarship is open twice a year with a Spring term and Fall term. At this moment you can submit your application. The scholarship program is accepting submissions until December 1, 2017.

The Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society is home to other scholarship programs for Associate students and we recommend you browse through them all to see if there are others you could apply to.


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Minority online students can take advantage of this $5,000 grant

Just because you study online, doesn’t mean you can’t get money for college

Online students actively seeking funding for their online degrees, can apply to the program offered by Guides to Online Schools


Saving money for college can be an incredibly hard task, but high tuition rates shouldn’t keep students from enrolling with a program at their offline or online universities. While financial concerns might put you off from chasing your dream at first, you should start considering grants for school as an alternative method to pay for college.

Surely, we’d all sleep better at night if we had a million dollars in our bank account and we’d be able to use some of that money to pay for the tuition which comes from applying to traditional or online universities. But we live in the real world and in the real world not many students can go to university without applying to grants for school.

Online students might have smaller fees to worry about compared to their traditional counterparts, but that doesn’t mean making the payment won’t put a big whole in their budget. That’s why applying for scholarships should be turned in one of your main priority after you have been accepted into an online university program.

And we have some good news for you – as an online student you are part of a group of students who attends classes in the virtual environment. Hence there are some scholarship opportunities that are specifically designed for students who are in the process of completing their educational online.

For example, Guide to Online School is home to two scholarship opportunities. The Community College scholarship targets students enrolled in a public community college, junior college, technical college or city college and who are currently working towards getting a diploma or degree.

The grant is worth $2,000 and will be awarded to a student who can best respond two personaland thought provoking questions in 300 to 500 words.

  1. How will you apply your degree in the future? What do you anticipate for your first five years outside of college?
  2. State any special personal or family circumstances affecting your need for financial assistance.

You have until October 15 to apply for this scholarship.

The second scholarship awarded by Guide to Online Schools is one aimed at Minority students. You’ll have to be enrolled in a private or public school and working towards graduating with a diploma. On top of that you have to be part of one of these ethnic groups: Alaska Native, American Indian, Asian-American, Black (African-American), Hispanic American, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander.

This time Guide to Online Schools will award a more generous $5,000 scholarship, but students also have to answer the same two questions we listed above in order to be eligible to receive the money.

You have until December 31, 2017 to apply for this grant, so if you too are part of a minority don’t hesitate to apply for this scholarship.

Guide to Online Schools previously offered may other scholarships including the Make a Difference Scholarship which asked students to explain how they would change the world and the Military Scholarships.

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The NCAA awards a $7,500 scholarship for student athletes

Student athletes can get funding for school from the NCAA

The NCAA is the place to go looking for college funding if you’re a minority or female college student pursuing intercollegiate athletics

Traditional and online universities are getting more expensive, as each year passes and the economy falters. So even if the work force is in need of more and more specialists, less students are willing to undertakethe financial trial of paying for a college education online or offline. And who can blame them?

Online universities have changed a game a little bit. They allow working students or people who can’t dedicate themselves completely to studying to earn an education – and despite making it more affordable than their traditional counterparts, college education online is still pretty expensive.

That’s why most students have visited the financial aid office at their school at least once. But sometimes your university runs out of funds or its criteria is too strict. So what do you do then? You look for funding somewhere else.

How do you go about that? There are several ways to search for scholarships, but the easiest route is to think about what defines you as a student? Are you an athlete? Or maybe a poet? Or maybe you are very good at shooting video?

Use your special skill to look for scholarship providers who want to reward you for your talents. Take for example the National Collegiate Athletic Association. As the name indicates, the association wants to help athletes get a higher education on the cheap and offers a wide range of scholarship opportunities to that end.

Here we’re going to talk about the Ethnic Minority and Women’s Enhancement Scholarships which is aimed at minority and female students who are planning to attend a sports administration program, while planning a career in intercollegiate athletics such as athletic administration, coaching or training.

In order to apply you will must enroll in an NCAA member institution on a full time basis and be at least in your final season of NCAA athletics eligibility.

We should also note this is a scholarship for students seeking to enroll in postgraduate studies or graduate level studies, so if you’re currently enrolled with a bachelor degree you won’t be eligible to apply just yet. As soon as you complete your degree, you will be able to apply for a grant with the NCAA provided the other requirements are also fulfilled.

Furthermore, you need to have a minimum GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale, including all undergraduate hours earned at any undergraduate institutions you have attended up until now.

On top of that the NCAA also notes that candidates must be outstanding citizens and excellent role models hoping to become a part of intercollegiate athletics.

If you think you fit the criteria you can go ahead and apply for the scholarship. Remember that you have to be part of an ethnic minority (like African American or Native Americans) or a female student in order to apply for the grant worth up to $7,500. A total of 26 grants will be awarded in total. You have until February 15, 2018 to apply for this scholarships and we wish you good luck.


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Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers offers a $4,000 grant

Engineering students, try and apply for this grant

Earn a $4,000 scholarship as an engineering student if you have a minimum GPA of 3.4

Sometimes it’s simply not enough just to make the decision to enroll with a degree program. You need to consider some other aspects like will you have the time for these offline or internet courses? But most importantly, do you have the money to pay for a full or part time degree program?

If the answer to this last question is no, you shouldn’t get discouraged. Not everyone has money put aside for emergencies or other big expenses. But if you really think you could benefit from taking a few traditional or internet classes, then you should really consider alternative ways of making money for college.

Even if you have a job to fall back on, college expenses will really burn through your finances. Because regardless of how you look at it, a degree program costs money, even if you attend online or offline.

Nothing in this world comes for free and the same can be said for education – if you want to earn a degree or take a few courses on the Internet for extra credit then you’ll have to take some money out of your pocket. If you don’t have any extra finances to spare, then you will have to consider searching and applying for scholarship programs.

Scholarships represent the easiest method to pay for college, since upon graduation you don’t have to pay the amount of money received back.

So start looking for scholarships in your domain. Have you decided you are going to pursue engineering? Then open up Google in your browser and type a search query among these lines: “Scholarships for engineering students”.

You’ll see you have plenty of options. One of scholarship you might stumble upon in your search is the one offered by the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers. The program is aimed at graduate and undergraduate industrial engineering students who have demonstrated academic excellence and campus leadership. Students can earn up to $4,000 per grant.

However, this scholarship has a few requirements that might not allow just any student to apply for this grant. For starters, you are required to be an active Institute member as reflected on or before your October chapter roster.

You can easily apply for a membership but keep one thing in mind – as a student you will be required to pay a $37 fee. Being a member of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers has its benefits. Like for example you’ll be able to take advantages of resources that will help you advance your career or find a job. On top of that, you’ll be able to apply for this $4,000 grant.

Membership out of the way, the program also has other requirements candidates must take into consideration. You will have to demonstrate a general GPA of 3.4 in order to be considered for the scholarship. Last but not least, you must have a graduation date of May/June 2019 or later.

To conclude, we’ll have to note that you can’t apply directly for the scholarship, but you’ll have to be nominated by IE department heads or faculty advisors.

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Pay for your online degree with this $5,000 video scholarship

GPAs and essays aren’t the only ways to apply for scholarships

Looking to fund your online education? This simple-to-apply scholarship can earn you $5,000 if you have what it takes

What images pop up in your mind when you think of scholarship applications. You probably think of personal statements, essays, short answers and letters of recommendations right? Well that’s not the case for some scholarship applications.

Sometimes scholarship providers want to see the more creative side of you. So if you are a student of offline or online college degrees who is seeking funding for their education, you might want to listen up.

Regardless of whether you’re enrolled with distance learning degrees or traditional ones, you will agree that in order to finish college you need money. Even as online college degrees are cheaper on average, they still come at a pretty high cost. That’s why getting a scholarship is utterly important if you have no desire of starting your life, post-graduation with a major debt you need to worry about repaying.

Traditional or distance learning degrees usually come at a cost which can be covered if you get a few scholarships under your belt. But in order to achieve this feature, you must apply and apply some more.

You’ll have to find scholarships which are easy to apply, not those who require countless hours of work. Surely, you can try to apply for one or two of those, but the bulk of applications needs to go to easier to apply grant programs.

And scholarships which require you to do a quick creative work in order to compete for a grant are available. For example, some programs would have you send in original videos in order to let you win money for college. So, put down your pen and paper and go grab that camera you keep in the garage.

Enter the Project Yellow Light scholarship which awards a grants up to $5,000 to students who create a video through which they encourage friends and other youths from around the country and glove to avoid distracted driving, and specifically, texting while driving.

Video entries are limited to either exactly 25 seconds or exactly 55 seconds and must be shot at least 720 x 480. If an iPhone or an Android phone is used, it is recommended you shoot the footage horizontally and not vertically.

Videos will be judged according to a few criteria including ability to capture the audience, clarity of message and capacity to persuade others to alter their driving habits. Creative expression and the quality of the production will also be taken into consideration.

The grand winner will receive a $5,000 grant, while the runner up will be awarded a $2,000 scholarship.

If you think you can use your creativity to produce a video that will speak to young people out there, then you should definitely give this scholarship a try. Unlike the majority of funding programs, the Project Yellow Light does not require you send in documentation. The judges panel doesn’t care about your GPA, what they care about is how inventive you can get with the tools you have at your disposal.

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Shell offers students of associate degrees scholarships of up to $2,200

Check out this scholarship for associate degree students

Associate degrees take less to complete, but that doesn’t mean they don’t cost money, but you can apply to scholarships such as this to pay for yours

Have you considered going back to college, but got cold feet about jumping back in the game with a four-year program? Then maybe you should consider jumping onboard with an associate degree online. Why? Because it takes only 2 years to complete.

Thinking of furthering your education in smaller chunks can make the process seem more approachable. What exactly can an associate degree bring in your life? Well an associate degree online can provide you with the fundamental knowledge and useful skills you need to decide in which direction to stir your professional and academic pursuits.

So before enrolling with a full time offline or online college degree consider going down the associate degree path first. Also consider another important part – while typical programs often take two years to complete, thanks to today’s flexible online programs you might actually be able to graduate sooner. In 18 months, let’s say.

An associate degree will put you well down on the path of earning a full traditional or online college degree, if that’s what you decide you want to do.

Enrolling with an associate degree also has some other advantages – one of them is financial. You won’t have to spend so much money on the program. That’s because, associate programs tend to cost less than their full time counterparts. But also because you can easily get scholarships to cover the full cost of tuition.

Oil company, Shell has a program set up which aims to help students in need who want to enroll with an associate degree and study technical disciplines. The Two-Year Associate and Technology Scholarship is targeted at individuals aiming to get a job in one of the industries that use and control mechanical, physical or chemical processor to produce or move a final product.

Shell offers a maximum of $2,200 for each grant awarded. So what do you have to do to be eligible to receive this money?

First off you need to study or be planning to study with an associate degree in one of these fields:

  • Compressor/Compression Technology
  • Electrical/Electronics Technology
  • Industrial Maintenance Technology
  • Industrial Marine Electronics Technology
  • Instrumentation/Analyzer Technology
  • Machine Tool Technology Machinist/Mechanical Technology
  • Marine Operations
  • Petroleum Technology
  • Process/Production Technology
  • Welding

Other than that? You just need to have a little luck. Shell does not require you to submit any other documentation. Just proof that you are enrolled with an associate degree in one of the fields listed above.

No GPA requirements or letters of recommendations from employees or teachers are necessary to obtain the funding. Shell wants to encourage students to seek an education in order to obtain employments in one of these industries.

If you think you could benefit from earning an associate degree in this field, you can go ahead and submit your application to Shell.

Shell is also offering a scholarship for high school seniors interested in pursuing a degree in engineering or geosciences. The award is worth $2,500 and will be handed out to individuals who have demonstrated an aptitude in mathematics and science.

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