External Scholarship Resources

In addition to the Merit Transfer Scholarship and the Endowed Memorial Scholarships, the following is a sample listing of private, external scholarship programs available to adult learners. Students should consult the organizations listed to apply. Students may also consider researching scholarships at the following websites:

FastWeb Scholarship Search: http://www.fastweb.com;

Scholarship Workshop for Adult, Transfer, and Return to College Students: http://www.scholarshipworkshop.com/adultrtc.html;

Adult Students in Scholastic Transition (ASIST) Program: The program provides financial support and guidance to adults in the community who are in a variety of transitional situations. To be eligible for the program, candidates must be able to identify their career goals and objectives along with meeting the necessary educational and financial requirements. http://www.executivewomen.org//ScriptContent/scholarships/asist.cfm

AFCEA Scholarship for Working Professionals: The scholarship will provide $1,500 to those students pursuing an undergraduate degree while employed in the science and technology disciplines directly related to the mission of AFCEA. Candidates must be at least second-year students attending an accredited college or university in the United States. The scholarship is intended for students attending school on a part-time basis, whether at a two-year community college or a four-year institution. Part-time status will be defined as enrollment in at least two classes per semester with a declared major in a science or technology degree program. http://www.afcea.org/scholarships/workingstudents/default.asp

Alpha Sigma Lambda Scholarship – Visit http://www.alphasigmalambda.org/foundation/index.php

The Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society for Adult Continuing Education invites full and part-time students to compete for five annual general chapter scholarships worth $1200. The Alpha Sigma Lambda Adult Education Foundation awards grants to adult students in continuing higher education based upon scholarship, leadership, clarity and content of personal statement, strength of recommendation, and need.

Applying students must: attend an institution with an active ASL chapter, be 22 years of age or older, be matriculated in a bachelor's or associate's degree program, and have completed 40 credits at Saint Joseph’s University College with at least a 3.4 GPA

For more information, please contact:

ASL Adult Education Foundation
c/o ASL National Office
School of Continuing Education
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920


American Society of Women Accountants (ASWA)

60 Revere Dr, Suite 500
Northbrook, IL 60062
Fax: 847-480-9282

Educational Foundation for Women in Accounting: Graduate and undergraduate scholarships


Business and Professional Women’s Foundation

The Business and Professional Women’s Foundation maintains a list of scholarships and fellowships aimed at women age 25 and over, who are going back to school to upgrade their career skills, train for a new career or re-enter the job market. For more information, write to:

BPW Foundation
2012 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036


Talbot’s Women's Scholarship Fund

Five women will each be awarded $10,000 scholarships, and 50 women will each be awarded $1,000 scholarships. All applicants must be seeking an undergraduate degree from an accredited two- or four-year college or university, or vocational-technical school. Only applicants seeking a bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university are eligible to receive a $10,000 award. For more information, visit