By Shekinah Harper
Returning to college as a non-traditional student is not seen as a futile endeavor, but rather, an investment.
This fall, traditional college-age students will be joined by 8.7 million students age 25 and older. Statistics from the National Center for Education Statistics show that the 42 percent increase from non-traditional enrollment is greater than the 34 percent growth from traditional students.
The increase in enrollment is a reaction to the economic reality that by 2025, employers will require more than 23 million degree holders than the nation’s colleges and universities will have produced at the current rate. Demand exceeding supply.
So, in order to help meet this demand, Atlanta Tribune: The Magazine presents its Annual Scholarship Guide that includes scholarships, internships and fellowships. If you are looking to continue your education, or start fresh this is a good place to start – and rise to the demands of the occasion.
AAUW Career Development Grant
Eligibility: Women who hold a bachelor’s degree and are preparing to advance or change careers
Deadline: December 15, 2014
ACS Doctoral Degree Scholarship in Cancer Nursing
Eligibility: Graduate students pursuing a doctoral study in the field of cancer nursing research and preparing for career as a nurse scientist
Deadline: October 15, 2014
Contact: Visit website for details AES engineering scholarship
Eligibility: Offered to high school seniors and all students attending post-secondary educational facility.
Deadline: October 6, 2014
AIFS Diversity Abroad Achievement Scholarship
Eligibility: Students who demonstrate high academic achievement and/or community service activities from under-represented groups.
Deadline: September 15th annually
ALA- LITA/LSSI Scholarship
Eligibility: Must demonstrate potential in and a strong commitment to study in an American Library Association Accredited Master of Library Science program
Deadline: March 1st annually
**George A. Lottier Golf Foundation Internship & Scholarship Award
Eligibility: College student entering his or her junior or senior year, or anyone pursuing a graduate degree; applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and be studying English, journalism, communications, marketing, sales or graphic design
AT&T Student Internship
Eligibility: Undergraduate or graduate student; minimum 3.0 GPA
Deadline: Application cycle begins in November
Contact: Online chat assistance is available from Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Boston Consulting Group Internship
Eligibility: College junior or graduate students
Contact: Contact via website
BET Internship Program
Eligibility: Undergraduate, graduate and law student
Facebook Front End Internship
Eligibility: Student must be pursuing a bachelors or masters in computer science or another related technical field
Deadline: Deadlines vary by opportunity
Contact: Visit website for details
FDA Office of Policy Internship Program
Eligibility: Undergraduate student at least 18 years of age on or before the first day of the internship; graduate student; must have completed at least two semesters of college education
Deadline: August 31st (spring semester)
Eligibility: Developers, hackers, engineers, technologists, data crunchers, and others who like to code; variety of backgrounds can include academia, software engineering, open source coding and newsroom development
Deadline: August 16, 2014
Fellowships at the Wilson Center
Eligibility: Citizens or permanent residents from any country; outstanding capabilities and experience from a wide variety of backgrounds; academic candidates holding a Ph.D. or demonstrating scholarly achievement by publishing beyond their doctoral dissertations; practitioners or policymakers with an equivalent level of professional achievement
Deadline: October 1, 2014
Medical Student Summer Research Fellowship
Eligibility: Students who have completed their first year in an accredited U.S. medical school
Deadline: March annually
Westin Fellowship Program
Eligibility: A strong academic record and completion of an undergraduate degree from an accredited four-year program (graduate degree is preferred); able to be physically located at the IAPP’s office in New Hampshire during the term of their fellowship.
Successful applicants will have a strong academic background in a relevant field(s), proven communication skills and a passionate interest in privacy issues. Must be interested in pursuing a long-term career path in the field of privacy
Deadline: February 28, 2015