Q: I am 44 year old veteran who would like to attend college where are the grants, scholarships, etc for older adults? I have had no luck in locating any.
Everyone wanting to obtain a higher education is not a high school junior or senior!
A: Thanks for reaching out and I appreciate your question. You are correct that a lot of older adults want to get a college education as well …. not just high school students.
Since you mentioned that you are a veteran, here is a list of scholarships for veterans:
Also, in my Udemy.com course, called Winning College Scholarships, I explain where to find scholarships and how to get them — regardless of your age. One of the articles in the course highlights scholarships for older, non-traditional students.
Here is an excerpt of that article:
The Bernard Osher Foundation works with more than 250 colleges and universities throughout America to offer scholarships and fellowships that support lifelong learning.
Scholarship recipients are adults who have not been in school for at least five years – either due to work or family responsibilities – and now plan to re-enter college, by earning a degree or completing a degree.
Many U.S. companies also offer college scholarships or free tuition for their employees, regardless of age.
The McDonald’s USA National Employee Scholarship Program provides an annual scholarship of $2,500 to one student-employee from each state in the country, plus the District of Columbia.
The Starbucks College Achievement Plan offers scholarships to all Starbucks U.S. employees to let them attend Arizona State University without tuition and get out-of-state tuition reimbursement, if necessary.
Chrysler also lets all 118,000 of its U.S. workers earn a degree with no tuition by taking classes online or in person at Strayer University in Virginia.
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I hope this info helps you.