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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 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.

Pride Foundation Scholarships

  • Amount Varies
  • Deadline January 5, 2024

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 ... Read more

James H. Davis Scholarship

  • Amount Varies
  • Deadline January 15, 2024

As the nation's largest state nursery and landscape association, FNGLA represents Florida's environmental horticulture industry which generated $31.4 billion total output sales in 2020 and directly employed 266,000+ people. Through FNGLA's efforts, the entirety of Florida's nursery and landscape industry benefits. Through the association's activities, FNGLA strives to advance member's business ... Read more

Army Women's Foundation Legacy Scholarships

  • Amount $3,000
  • Deadline January 19, 2024

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: ... Read more

eQuality Scholarships

  • Amount Varies
  • Deadline January 31, 2024

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 ... Read more

Doyle Foundation, Inc. Scholarship

  • Amount Varies
  • Deadline February 1, 2024

Doyle Foundation Scholarships are for one year only. Applicants can be graduating high school seniors or any age beyond that. There is no income cap requirement; there is no minimum grade point average requirement. One may enroll in any field of study. Both need-based and merit scholarships are awarded. Scholarship amounts and awarded expenses vary. Not all applicants will receive a scholarship. ... Read more

Soil and Water Stewardship Scholarship

  • Amount Varies
  • Deadline February 15, 2024

The Soil and Water Stewardship Scholarship seeks to provide financial support to students enrolled fulltime at an accredited two- or four-year college, community college, or university, which will lead to a career in a natural resource field. This scholarship was formerly known as the Leopold Education Project Scholarship. Funding for this scholarship was made available from the Leopold Education ... Read more

SVCF Marie A. Calderilla Scholarship

  • Amount $20,000
  • Deadline February 28, 2024

The Marie A. Calderilla Scholarship was created to enable women to pursue courses of study that they would otherwise be unable to follow due to limited financial means. The selection committee looks for academic promise, women who have demonstrated a commitment to completing a degree or certificate program or to increasing their work skills, and personal characteristics such as honesty, good ... Read more

Robert L. Schulke Memorial Scholarship

  • Amount $500
  • Deadline March 1, 2024

The Robert L. Schulke Memorial Scholarship is awarded to residents of Alpena county who are cancer survivors or have been touched by someone in their life who has fought cancer. Special consideration will be given to those students enrolled in a health occupations or criminal justice program. Candidates must be enrolled at Alpena Community College (ACC) for a minimum of six credit hours per ... Read more

ACS Scholars Program

  • Amount $5,000
  • Deadline March 1, 2024

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 ... Read more

Cal Grant Competitive Awards

  • Amount Varies
  • Deadline March 2, 2024

This is a competitive award and limited to 13,000 awards each academic year. To be considered for the award, you must meet the general Cal Grant eligibility requirements and complete a FAFSA or CA Dream Act Application. Only students who are not awarded a Cal Grant Entitlement award can be considered. The scoring components are: GPA, parent education level, access equalizer, student or parent ... Read more

Wyoming Space Grant Undergraduate Fellowships

  • Amount $5,000
  • Deadline March 8, 2024

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 ... Read more

Colorado Garden Show Scholarships

  • Amount Varies
  • Deadline March 15, 2024

The undergraduate scholarship includes tuition, fees, room & board, and all required books for the four years. In addition, the student will be given a laptop computer and printer at the start of their freshman year. Only Colorado residents can apply. The scholarship award will be for a maximum of four years. Must be an incoming freshman at a Colorado public college or university. This ... Read more

AL Diablo Valley Community College Scholarship

  • Amount $4,000
  • Deadline March 23, 2024

To be eligible for the AL Diablo Valley Community College Scholarship, applicants must: be a resident of Contra Costa County; demonstrate financial need; have at least a 3.0 GPA; demonstrate academic achievements, school activities, community involvement and employment; be a current full-time community college student transferring in the upcoming fall, as a junior, to a four-year college or ... Read more

Southern California Association of Governments Scholarship Program

  • Amount $4,000
  • Deadline March 26, 2024

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 ... Read more

Tukwila City of Opportunity Scholarship

  • Amount $5,000
  • Deadline March 31, 2024

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. Applications run from Winter ... Read more

The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance Scholarship

  • Amount $4,000
  • Deadline March 31, 2024

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 ... Read more

Pennsylvania Postsecondary Educational Gratuity Program

  • Amount Varies
  • Deadline March 31, 2024

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 ... Read more

Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois

  • Amount $23,000
  • Deadline April 1, 2024

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 ... Read more

Palo Alto Rotary Club Vocational Scholarships

  • Amount $3,000
  • Deadline April 14, 2024

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 ... Read more

AAUW Re-Entry Women Scholarship

  • Amount $2,000
  • Deadline April 15, 2024

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 non-traditional female student who is returning to a school of higher education to complete her education. If you are a woman who has not yet earned a bachelor's degree but wish to do so in order to further your career, you are encouraged to ... Read more

Incight Scholarship

  • Amount Varies
  • Deadline April 15, 2024

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, ... Read more

Sacramento Press Club Journalism Scholarships

  • Amount $8,000
  • Deadline April 16, 2024

To be eligible for the Sacramento Press Club Journalism Scholarships, applicants must: be college students who will be juniors, seniors or graduate students for at least one term in the upcoming academic year; and have a connection to the nine-county Sacramento region (either by having residency there, attending a college/university there, or demonstrating an interest in covering news of the ... Read more

Ohio EPA Scholarship

  • Amount $5,000
  • Deadline April 17, 2024

The Ohio EPA Scholarship will be given to undergraduate students enrolled at an Ohio public or private college/university/community college who can demonstrate their knowledge and commitment to careers in environmental sciences or environmental engineering. Students must be entering their junior or senior year. Up to $5,000 is available for students entering their junior or senior year in ... Read more

Upakar Indian-American Scholarship Foundation

  • Amount $8,000
  • Deadline April 30, 2024

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 ... Read more

AFCEA Washington, DC Chapter Scholarship

  • Amount $12,000
  • Deadline May 1, 2024

Each year, to promote higher education in the STEM fields of computer science, engineering, mathematics, physics, chemistry and management information systems through financial scholarship awards, AFCEA Washington, DC sponsors STEM scholarships for graduating high school seniors. Since May 1989, AFCEA Washington, DC has awarded 450 scholarships totaling more than $2,800,000 to students from 112 ... Read more

PHCC Educational Foundation Scholarships

  • Amount $2,500
  • Deadline May 1, 2024

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 ... Read more

JSSA Scholarships

  • Amount $6,000
  • Deadline May 2, 2024

As part of our mission to give back to our community, JSSA offers financial support for our neighbors to continue their education. Please note, one application is needed to apply for all the scholarships. You do not need to apply for each scholarship. Dollar amounts and individual criteria will vary by scholarship. Applicants should identify as Jewish, reside in the Washington DC metropolitan ... Read more

Southeastern Community College Foundation Scholarships

  • Amount Varies
  • Deadline June 1, 2024

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 ... Read more

Arizona BPW Foundation Scholarship

  • Amount $3,000
  • Deadline June 15, 2024

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 ... Read more

University of Washington Martin Honors Scholarship

  • Amount $36,000
  • Deadline July 1, 2024

To be eligible for the University of Washington Martin Honors Scholarship, applicants must: be Washington State residents who are either US citizens, permanent residents or are eligible for in-state tuition through HB 1079 qualification or DACA standards; be currently attending or have attended a community college in the state of Washington; and have earned a minimum of 36 credits at a Washington ... Read more

Amish Descendant Scholarship

  • Amount Varies
  • Deadline July 30, 2024

In order to qualify for the Amish Descendant 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. Dollar amounts for the ... Read more

Kids' Chance of Michigan Scholarship Program

  • Amount $7,500
  • Deadline July 31, 2024

Kids' Chance of Michigan is one of 50 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 to provide ... Read more

Women's Transportation Seminar (WTS) Colorado Chapter Scholarships

  • Amount $5,000
  • Deadline October 15, 2024

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 ... Read more

ACHE Military Educational Benefits

  • Amount $11,374
  • Deadline Varies

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 ... Read more

Massachusetts National Guard Education Assistance Program

  • Amount Varies
  • Deadline 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 ... Read more

Governor's Urban Scholarship Program

  • Amount $1,000
  • Deadline Varies

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 ... Read more

Clara Abbott Foundation Scholarship

  • Amount Varies
  • Deadline 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 ... Read more

AGCVA Scholarships

  • Amount Varies
  • Deadline 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 ... Read more

Last Reviewed: December 2023