Scholarships for Online Learning

Going to college can be a great way to ensure your future career success and salary. Succeeding in school likely isn’t your only worry, however. With tuition rising every year, many students wonder how they’ll ever shoulder the burden of paying for school. We’ve compiled this list of scholarships, to hopefully remove at least a little stress from your financial aid hunt.

  • Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarships: If you’re looking to study online in another country, you may want to apply for Rotary International’s scholarships. The program awards some $500 million every year, to students in 70 countries.
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities: The Ronald McDonald House Charities offers four different types of scholarships to students with financial need. The scholarship deadline is in late January every year.
  • AXA Achievement Scholarship: This insurance company has teamed up with U.S. News to offer 52 scholarships to high performing students in each state. State winners each receive $10,000 and the chance to compete in a national $15,000 scholarship competition.
  • Dr. Pepper Million Dollar Giveaway: Submit your college story for the chance to win some of the $1 million that Dr. Pepper is giving away weekly for the next year. The contest requires submitting a video.
  • Vanguard Minority Scholarship Program: If you’re currently in college and looking for funding, check out this award. Vanguard gives $10,000 to students entering their junior or senior years of college, who exhibit academic excellence.
  • Vanguard Women in Information Technology Scholarship: Despite the leaps and bounds women have made professionally over the past 200 years, they are still underrepresented in computer science and IT. Vanguard provides $10,000 to women entering their junior or senior year of college who are studying IT, and who have stellar academic records.
  • Daughters of the American Revolution: The Daughters of the American Revolution offer a number of scholarships to students pursuing a variety of disciplines. Check out their scholarships for political science and history, nursing, medicine, and for particular minorities.
  • American Library Association Scholarships: Pursing an ALA accredited library science degree program? You’re eligible for scholarships from the ALA; the group offers general scholarships, scholarships in particular library science areas, and scholarships for underrepresented groups.
  • FIRST Scholarships: This science and technology organization offers a number of scholarships. Their awards vary in amount, and they are available for STEM majors and for majors in any subject area. The scholarships are funded by many sources, so browse the available ones to check out the requirements and deadlines.
  • The American Legion Scholarships: This veterans’ organization offers many scholarships to new college students. The scholarships are open to the general public, as well as relatives of veterans.
  • USA Funds Scholarships: If you’re of a minority background and starting college, there are several nationwide scholarships and resources available just for you. USA Funds has links to the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, United Negro College Fund, the American Indian College Fund, and more.
  • Junior Achievement Scholarships: Junior Achievement teaches elementary, middle, and high schoolers the keys for financial success. Local JA chapters offer college scholarships to students with need and academic merit; find out more info here.
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