I have some great information to share with you about financial assistance for college and/or trade schools. This is part one in my two part series on private scholarships.
Many of the scholarship sources I have sited in previous posts are national organizations. Private, non-university affiliated donors also ease the financial burden of a college education through scholarships and grants. With varying eligibility requirements, these organizations make funds available for a diverse student population. Donors could be professional, trade or governmental organizations, civic or religious groups, fraternal organizations or private foundations.
Researching these programs can be time consuming. Most often the application packet is different for each program. Your time and effort can be well worth it as often these organizations are dealing with a small pool of applicants. Remember to begin researching early as deadlines vary. Also check back often for changes in eligibility and new programs.
Below I highlight some resources I found for students that are not graduating seniors. Some are specific to Northern Nevada while others have criteria such as a specific area of study, military duty or family situation.
Community Foundation of Western Nevada offers multiple different scholarships with a variety of eligibility requirements. This non profit organization awards scholarships and grants from a variety of local donors.
The “Do-Over” Scholarship does not have too many strict eligibility requirements but requires an essay explaining a “do-over” moment in your life. We all need a second chance and they want to help!
The American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) – Stephen Bufton Memorial Educational Fund Scholarships has been supporting business women for over 50 years in the way of grants and scholarships.
If you are of hispanic heritage, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund can help you find funding for any stage of your educational program.
The Honey Lake Hospice Scholarship is specifically for a student with interests in hospice or palliative care, gerontology or oncology.
The Pat Cox Memorial Scholarship is dedicated to the tireless dedication of Patricia Cox, who taught at Natchez Elementary School in Wadsworth for 20 years.
I have so many more to feel you about but I will let you check these out tonight. Will any of these work for you? Check out my next post for the more!