Scholarships for adult students

NOTE: Please read each scholarship individually for an active link to an application to complete or where to go for a hard copy. If there is no active link, please check back.

NEW! The Akron Guarantee Scholarship for adults

Eligible students get a $500 award immediately, then the scholarship increases in value as you earn credits toward your degree! We’re investing in your future!

Learn more about the Akron Guarantee Scholarship.

UA Adult Focus scholarships


  Scholarships Offered by the Colleges

     See also: Scholarship information from UA's Financial Aid Office.

        Grants, Loans, Federal Work Study, Student Employment


Military scholarships

For UA veterans

The Student Veterans of America have a $110,000 scholarship program. 

Raytheon Patriot Scholarship 
Two U.S. Army veterans pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree at an accredited four-year institution will each be awarded a $10,000 scholarship.

The Accenture SVA Scholarship  
Four student veterans enrolled in a four-year institution will each be awarded a $10,000 scholarship.  

Also:

The R.C. Musson and Katharine M. Musson Charitable Foundation Scholarship for Veterans was established to support full-time undergraduate and graduate veterans and currently serving military members at The University of Akron who have exhausted all other G.I. benefits.

Other opportunities for military scholarships can be found here, Military scholarships.

Other scholarships


Scholarship sites

One of the major concerns of adult students is finding the money to finance their education. Often, adult students are unaware of where to find help or what programs they have eligible to them. One excellent opportunity to consider is the Adult Learner Scholarships from College Now of Greater Cleveland. These are scholarships are for adults (age 19 and older) pursuing an associate's degree or first bachelor's degree. Information and downloadable applications are available at College Now. Other websites for adult learners to investigate include:

Helpful information on Federal Student Aid for Adult Students.


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Need help writing a scholarship essay?  Download Scholarship Essay Tips provided by College Now Greater Cleveland (formerly Cleveland Scholarship Programs).