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Despite the scholarship myths you may have heard of, distance learning scholarships are available to students attending classes online. Whether you are enrolled in an online degree university or taking distance learning classes at a college or university on-campus, there are many scholarship opportunities. By taking time out of your busy schedule to search for scholarships online, you can help pay for your college education.

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If you are enrolled in an accredited distance learning program and working towards a degree, you essentially have the same eligibility for scholarships as traditional students. A college student is a college student, regardless of where you are physically are. As long as you meet other scholarship requirements, you should be eligible for most monetary rewards. Additionally, there may be scholarship awards specifically for students enrolled in online courses.

Often, students who choose distance learning programs are in the most need for scholarship money. Since distance learning is one of the most inexpensive and time-saving ways of attending college, especially while working full-time or taking care of children, students who cannot easily afford college are often drawn to them. Students who are taking online classes are encouraged to research financial aid options thoroughly, especially need-based aid, scholarships for minorities, and scholarships for women if applicable. There are scholarship programs for single mothers and returning students.Scholarships are awarded based on numerous criteria, so searching is the best way to gain more knowledge.

To start finding out about the myriad distance learning scholarships and other college scholarships for which you may be eligible, simply conduct a free scholarship search on Scholarships.com. You will receive a list of search results based your unique, personal information, as well as all of the resources needed to make the proper scholarship selection, and start the scholarship application process. If you are interested in distance learning, scholarships can help you achieve your college goals without breaking the bank.

AAUW's Re-Entry Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2023
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Women's Re-Entry Scholarship is awarded by the Poway-Penasquitos Branch of the American Association of University Women and is intended for a woman who is returning to a school of higher education to complete her education.

    Applicants must be female, high school grads or GED recipient 23 years of age or older without a bachelor's or advanced degree. Must live or attend a school in north [...] More

ACHE Military Educational Benefits

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $11,374
  • The Alabama Commission on Higher Education, a statewide 12-member lay board appointed by the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Speaker of the House and confirmed by the Senate, is the state agency responsible for the overall statewide planning and coordination of higher education in Alabama, the administration of various student aid programs, and the performance of designated regulatory [...] More

ACS Scholars Program

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2023
  • Amount: $5,000
  • ACS awards renewable scholarships to underrepresented minority students who want to enter the fields of chemistry or chemistry-related fields. African American, Hispanic, Pacific Islander (excluding Asian) or American Indian high school seniors or college freshman, sophomores, or juniors pursuing a college degree in the chemical sciences or chemical technology are eligible to apply. Seniors can [...] More

AGCVA Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • Tidewater AGC of Virginia is offering academic scholarships for the purpose of assisting students interested in pursuing a career in engineering, design, construction and related professions. In order to apply for a Tidewater AGC Educational Scholarship, you must be one of the following: employed by a Tidewater district AGC member firm, an immediate family member of an employee of a Tidewater [...] More

AL Diablo Valley Community College Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/23/2023
  • Amount: $4,000
  • The scholarship philanthropic project of Assistance League of Diablo Valley aids students with college expenses based upon their need and/or significant volunteer contribution to their community. Eligible applicants must be a resident of Contra Costa County, be a community college graduate transferring to junior level status at a four-year college or university, demonstrate financial need, be [...] More

Amish Descendant Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 7/30/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • In order to qualify for the scholarship you will have grown up Amish and your family is still Amish. You must have your GED or high school diploma before you can apply and be able to provide proof of enrollment/acceptance into a community college or a university. Please apply for the scholarships if you qualify and let us know if you have any questions. For more information or to apply, please [...] More

Arizona BPW Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 12/15/2022
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The Arizona Business and Professional Women’s Foundation was founded in 1989, by the Arizona BPW Federation to support the financial needs of women seeking educational opportunities to improve their job opportunities. The first Foundation Scholarship was established in 1990 in honor of past National President, Dr. Dorine Chancellor. Members of the Arizona BPW Federation provided initial funding [...] More

Army Women's Foundation Legacy Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 1/20/2023
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The Army Women's Foundation recognizes the importance of education and the role it plays in personal, professional, and economic fulfillment. The Army Women's Foundation Legacy Scholarship Program provides grants to women soldiers, past and present, and their lineal descendants to help them attain their educational goals. The Legacy Scholarship Program offers financial support in four areas: [...] More

Cal Grant Competitive Awards

  • Application Deadline: 3/2/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Cal Grant is a California-specific financial aid allocation that does not need to be paid back. Cal Grant applicants must apply using the FAFSA or CA Dream Act Application by the deadline and meet all eligibility, financial, and minimum GPA requirements of either program. Grants are for students attending Universities of California, California State Universities or California Community [...] More

Clara Abbott Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The goal of the Scholarship Program is to help ease the burden of college costs on Abbott families, not fully cover the costs of attending a university. Scholarship awards are based on a number of factors including family income and the average cost of public, in-state or in-country college/university tuition. Scholarships are not renewable and award amounts can and do fluctuate. Scholarships [...] More

Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation supports more than 1,400 exceptional college students each year, with annual scholarships of $3.55 million awarded through nationally recognized programs. Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise is Phi Theta Kappa’s first scholarship program available to its members to be used during the time they are enrolled in community colleges. 200 scholarships of $1,000 each will be [...] More

Colorado Garden Show Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • Colorado Garden Foundation is proud to offer its scholarship programs from proceeds generated from the annual Colorado Garden & Home Show and Colorado Fall Home Show, to provide financial aid to students attending a college or university in Colorado. Applicants must major in horticulture, floriculture, landscape design, botany, biology (as it applies to horticulture/agriculture sciences), [...] More

eQuality Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2023
  • Amount: $6,000
  • eQuality Scholarship Collaborative awards scholarships to honor and encourage California students for their service to the lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender community. Applicants for all scholarships must have demonstrated service to the LGBT+ community. Applicants of all sexual orientations and gender identities are eligible for most scholarships. Awards are available to graduating high school [...] More

Ford Scholars Program

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Ford Scholars Program offers a comprehensive scholarship to help students succeed in college and beyond. In addition to a generous financial award, Scholars receive academic guidance, leadership development, personal and professional support, and access to the Ford Family alumni network. Up to 130 renewable scholarships are awarded each year to students from Oregon and Siskiyou County, CA. [...] More

Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2023
  • Amount: $23,000
  • The Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois program is a teacher preparation and tuition assistance program for high school seniors and freshman and sophomore Illinois college students who have the determination and drive to be highly effective teachers in Illinois schools-of-need. We are prepare aspiring teachers for immediate and lasting success in the most challenging teaching environments. The list [...] More

Governor's Urban Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2023
  • Amount: $1,000
  • HESAA, the Higher Education Student Assistance Authority, is the only New Jersey state agency with the sole mission of providing students and families with financial and informational resources for students to pursue their education beyond high school. The Higher Education Student Assistance Authority provides many merit and need-based programs. Merit-based programs include the New Jersey Student [...] More

Incight Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • INCIGHT has awarded scholarships to students with disabilities pursuing higher education. These scholars are enrolled in community college, university, vocational school and graduate programs. Students who demonstrate outstanding service to their community and overcome personal obstacles are awarded scholarships from INCIGHT. Applicants must be residents of Washington state, Oregon or California, [...] More

James H. Davis Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/15/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • The James H. Davis Memorial Scholarship was created to encourage students to pursue careers in Florida's horticulture industry and related pursuits by providing financial assistance for undergraduate, postgraduate, or other advanced education programs in Florida. Applicant must be an incoming freshman, sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student planning to attend a community college, college, [...] More

JSSA Educational Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 5/3/2023
  • Amount: $6,000
  • JSSA is the health and social wellness agency that supports our neighbors facing life’s consequential moments. Serving Montgomery County, MD, northern Virginia, and DC, our work is built on a commitment to healing our corner of the world. Our high-quality services are rooted in caring and designed with you in mind. Whether you’re coming to us for help in navigating end-of-life care for a loved [...] More

Kids' Chance of Michigan Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 7/31/2023
  • Amount: $7,500
  • Kids' Chance of Michigan is one of more than 48 state chapters associated with Kids’ Chance of America, a national organization. At Kids' Chance of Michigan we’re dedicated to helping Michigan kids who need it most – those who need assistance for college or vocational education because a parent has been killed or catastrophically injured in a work-related accident. Our mission is to raise funds [...] More

Leopold Education Project Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Leopold Education Project Scholarship Program provides educational resources for students pursuing a degree in a natural resource field. Applicants must be a graduating high school senior or high school graduate (diploma or G.E.D. certificate) who is enrolled or planning to enroll in full-time course of study at an accredited two- or four-year community college, college or university. [...] More

Martin Honors Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 7/1/2023
  • Amount: $36,000
  • To be eligible for the Martin Honors Scholarship, applicants must: be residents of Washington state; be currently attending or have attended a community college in the state of Washington; have earned a minimum of 36 credits at a Washington State community college by the time they matriculate at the University of Washington (thus have sophomore or junior status); have a high school diploma or [...] More

Massachusetts National Guard Education Assistance Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The mission of the Massachusetts Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) is to promote and enhance access to higher education by delivering quality student financial aid information and services to residents of the Commonwealth, and thus ensuring that they have an opportunity to enrich their lives and contribute to the economic development and social progress of the state. OSFA has a [...] More

Melissa Anne Centrella Scholarship Foundation

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • Each year, Melissa's Hope awards several scholarships to New Jersey students pursuing careers in nursing, medical sciences, or a medical technical field. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

Ohio EPA Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2023
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Ohio EPA Scholarship is offered to undergraduate students admitted to Ohio state or private colleges and universities who can demonstrate their knowledge and commitment to careers in environmental sciences or environmental engineering (though majoring in it is not required). Eligible applicants must have a 3.0 GPA, and be entering their junior or senior year. For more information or to apply, [...] More

Palo Alto Rotary Club Vocational Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 4/3/2023
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Rotary Club of Palo Alto vocational scholarships are intended to provide financial assistance to students who will enroll in an accredited career program or vocational program at a community college in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. Eligible students will enroll in a program leading to a certificate or degree, and will plan to go directly into employment in that field upon completion of [...] More

Pennsylvania Postsecondary Educational Gratuity Program

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Postsecondary Education Gratuity Program honors individuals who lost their lives protecting the citizens of Pennsylvania by helping their children fund their education. This program provides a waiver of tuition, fees, and room and board costs charged by public post-secondary institutions. This waiver is only applied to charges that remain after all other grants (federal, state and outside [...] More

PHCC Educational Foundation Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2023
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The PHCC Educational Foundation Scholarships are designed to provide educational opportunities to deserving students pursuing a major directly related to the plumbing-heating-cooling (PHC) industry. Scholarships are available to students who are enrolled in PHCC-approved plumbing or HVACR apprenticeship program, a full-time certificate or degree program at an accredited two-year community [...] More

Pride Foundation Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 1/6/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • Our work is grounded in the simple, yet revolutionary belief every person should be able to live safely, openly, and genuinely in all the places we call home. This is the same belief that has guided our visionary leaders for more than three decades. Pride Foundation was founded in 1985, in the midst of the HIV & AIDS crisis, by a small but courageous group of people who came together to create a [...] More

Robert L. Schulke Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2023
  • Amount: $500
  • Robert L. Schulke Memorial Scholarships are awarded to students who are cancer survivors or have an immediate family member that is a cancer survivor or has passed away due to cancer. Special consideration will be given to those students enrolled in a health occupation or law enforcement program. Candidates must be a resident of Alpena County, enrolled at ACC for a minimum of six credit hours per [...] More

Sacramento Press Club Journalism Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2023
  • Amount: $8,000
  • The Sacramento Press Club will be awarding seven scholarships this year, ranging from $4000-$8000. Students must submit a single application to be considered for all of the scholarships. Eligibility: applicants must be college students who will be juniors, seniors, or graduate students for at least one term in the upcoming academic year; and, applicants must have a connection to the 9-county [...] More

Southeastern Community College Foundation Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 6/1/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • SCC Foundation Scholarships are made possible by generous donors. Eligibility criteria varies among scholarships, so take the time and effort to set yourself apart from other applicants. It is recommended that you complete your FAFSA prior to your Scholarship application submission. Annual applications are required. Application and Letters of Recommendation are submitted online within the [...] More

Southern California Association of Governments Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2023
  • Amount: $4,000
  • The SCAG Scholarship Program offers local government and planning experience that students can use to develop long-term career goals. The scholarship will provide a $4,000 scholarship award for seven high school or community college students from the SCAG region, a two-week internship with a local planning agency or council of governments, and the opportunity to meet with elected officials and [...] More

Texas Urban Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 7/12/2023
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Urban Scholarship Fund is for graduating high school seniors, new and/or returning college students attending any accredited nonprofit public or independent two or four-year college/university or technical school. ANNUAL awards are $700 for community college, junior college and technical college; $1,000 for public four-year college/university; and $2,000 for independent (private) four-year [...] More

The Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $1,500
  • The Coca-Cola Academic Team recognizes high achieving college students who demonstrate academic excellence and intellectual rigor combined with leadership and service that extends their education beyond the classroom to benefit society. Fifty students will be named Gold Scholars, fifty students will be named Silver Scholars, and fifty students will be named Bronze Scholars. A state may have [...] More

The Doyle Foundation, Inc. Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Doyle Foundation offers scholarships to enable students from qualifying schools to pursue further education and training at universities, trade schools and community colleges. Applicants must be a graduating senior or graduate of the Huntington Beach Union High School District in Southern California, a graduating senior or graduate of the Washoe County School District in Northern Nevada, or a [...] More

The Marie A. Calderilla Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/4/2023
  • Amount: $20,000
  • The Marie A. Calderilla Scholarship is for female students currently enrolled or planning to attend a college within the San Mateo County Community College District. Applicants must be female graduating high school seniors or re-entry students planning to attend Cañada College, College of San Mateo or Skyline Community College and demonstrate financial hardship. Applicants may be U.S. citizens or [...] More

The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2023
  • Amount: $4,000
  • The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance is proud to award $4,000 to one student whose life has been impacted by cancer. Applicants who have battled cancer at any point in their lives (not limited to mesothelioma) are eligible to apply as well as those who have a parent, sibling, immediate family member or close friend that has battled or is currently fighting cancer. Applicants must be enrolled [...] More

Tukwila City of Opportunity Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2023
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The missions of the City of Tukwila Scholarship Program is to provide financial assistance to high school seniors enrolled for undergraduate study in community colleges, colleges, trade schools, and universities. The City of Tukwila Scholarship Program principally targets two- and four-year academic programs; however, certificate/licensing programs are also eligible. Applicants must be residents [...] More

Upakar Indian-American Scholarship Foundation

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2023
  • Amount: $8,000
  • Upakar was founded to support the educational and career aspirations of the Indian-American community. To be eligible for the Indian-American Scholarship, applicants must: have either been born or have one parent born in India; be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident (Green Card) holder; have a prior year Family Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) on the IRS form 1040 of less than $90,000; and, be a [...] More

Women's Transportation Seminar (WTS) Colorado Chapter Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 10/15/2023
  • Amount: $5,000
  • To fulfill its mission of advancing both the transportation industry and the professional women who lead it, WTS International gives members the necessary tools for success. WTS attracts, sustains, connects, and advances women’s careers to strengthen the transportation industry. The vision for WTS is equity and access for women in transportation. To achieve our shared vision of One WTS, we are a [...] More

Wyoming Space Grant Undergraduate Fellowships

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2023
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Each year, the Wyoming Space Grant Consortium (WSGC) awards fellowships to undergraduate students attending the University of Wyoming or one of Wyoming's community colleges to provide the student with the opportunity to do "real" research. Undergraduates who are interested in science, math, engineering and technology careers gain valuable experience participating in research projects, while [...] More
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