Career-Specific Scholarships

Much like the "Area of Study" scholarships we once offered to high school and undergraduate students, career-specific scholarships are perfect for potential or current graduate students who are either already members of a particular field or are returning to school for an entirely different degree but have a clear idea of where they want their career paths to lead.

Now more than ever, adults are returning to school for advanced degrees that will make them more valuable and give them more security in their existing professions. This could mean getting an MBA or further narrowing the focus into a program like International Business or Operations Management. And believe us, there’s a scholarship, grant or other financial assistance out there for just about any concentration. Here are a few examples:

  • If you are a graduate student (or prospective graduate student) in journalism school with a knack for copy editing, the American Copy Editors Society (ACES) Scholarship is an excellent fit because it grants $2,500 (or one of four $1,000 runner-up awards) for simply excelling in the field.
  • For those with a focus in education, apply for the Applegate Jackson Parks Future Teacher Scholarship, which awards $1,000 to a deserving graduate student.
  • Social workers can take advantage of the Licensed Mental Health Services Provider Education Program (LMHSPEP), a loan-repayment program that awards post-graduate or doctoral level students up to $15,000 toward the repayment of school loans. (You must be licensed to practice in the state of California and a registered Marriage & Family Therapist or Clinical Social Worker to be eligible.)

Latest College & Financial Aid News

Make a Video. Win a Scholarship. Save a life.

by Suada Kolovic

Project Yellow Light is a scholarship competition designed to bring about change. As an applicant, you have one clear mission: encourage other teens to develop and embrace safe driving habits. Specifically - don't text and drive. The first-place winner will receive a scholarship in the amount of $2,000. The second-place winner will receive $500 and the third-place winner will receive $200. In [...]

Facebook to Offer Suicide Prevention Resources

by Suada Kolovic

Since 2011, Facebook has had a way for users to report potentially suicidal posts...just not the easiest way. Until now, it required users to upload links and screenshots to the official Facebook suicide prevention page before receiving any type of help. Starting Wednesday, Facebook will simplify the process and begin rolling out suicide prevention resources that are built directly into posts. [...]

College Official Accused of Offering Scholarships for Sex

by Suada Kolovic

Securing the funds needed to attend college can be challenging. Luckily for the majority of students, they can rely on financial aid experts for guidance. Regrettably, not all students are so fortunate: An Idaho community college administrator stands accused of offering scholarships to students in exchange for sex. Idaho police arrested Joseph Bekken, 36, the head of financial aid [...]

Follow Us:

facebook twitter rss feed