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Scholarships for Women Returning to College

If you’re a non-traditional or returning female student, these scholarships can help you achieve your educational goals.

Elizabeth Hoyt

February 12, 2018

Scholarships for Women Returning to College

More education is always a good idea. And, regardless of the reasoning behind your decision to take a break from school or to return, there are scholarships to help you hop back on the educational track.

These organizations, schools and programs help support women who have the goal of returning to college.

If you’re a non-traditional or returning female student, these scholarships can help you achieve your educational goals:

Jeannette Rankin Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: Varies

The Jeannette Rankin Foundation Scholarship is available to female students who are age 35 or older. You must be a low – income student pursuing a technical / vocational education, associate’s degree, or first bachelor’s degree at a regionally or ACICS accredited school to be eligible for this award.

Learn more about the Jeannette Rankin Foundation Scholarship.

“Salute to Mothers” Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: Females, College Freshmen through College Sophomores
Award Amount: $1,000

The “Salute to Mothers” Scholarship is available to female students at Bucks County Community College. You must be supporting at least one child while attending BCCC, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and be enrolled in at least six credit hours to be eligible for this award.

Learn more about the “Salute to Mothers” Scholarship.

Nancy Yates Eby Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: Varies

The Nancy Yates Eby Scholarship is available to female students attending Baker College of Flint. You must be a single mother and have a minimum 3.0 GPA to be eligible for this award. Preference is given to marketing majors.

Learn more about the Nancy Yates Eby Scholarship.

Dr. Blanca Moore-Velez Woman of Substance Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: Varies

The Dr. Blanca Moore-Velez Woman of Substance Scholarship is available to African – American female undergraduate students. You must be at least 35 years of age and have a minimum 3.0 GPA to be eligible for this award. You must also submit a 500 – word essay on the following topic: “Challenges to the Mature Student and How I Overcame Them.”

Learn more about the Dr. Blanca Moore-Velez Woman of Substance Scholarship.

P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Juniors through Graduate Students, Year 3
Award Amount: $2,000

The P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education is available to female students in the United States and Canada.

You must be a citizen of the US or Canada and attend a college or university in the US or Canada.

You must be within 24 months of completing your educational goal and have spent at least 24 consecutive months as a non-student during your adult life to be eligible for this award.

Students in doctoral and professional degree programs are not eligible.

Learn more information about the P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education.

Women of Oakland University Critical Difference Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: $1,500

The Women of Oakland University Critical Difference Scholarship is available to students at Oakland University who are single heads of households and have had their education interrupted for at least one year. You must have earned at least 16 credits at the university level and have a minimum 2.5 GPA to be eligible for this award.

Learn more about the Women of Oakland University Critical Difference Scholarship.

Center for the Education of Women

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: 40 Awards from $1,000 – $8,000

The Center for the Education of Women is available to returning women students at the University of Michigan. You must have had an interruption in education during which no academic credit was earned. You must be pursuing a clear educational goal in any undergraduate, graduate or professional program, full or part time, at any campus. Selection will be based on your strength of motivation, academic record, potential and creative and scholarly contributions.

Learn more about the Center for the Education of Women.

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