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Nontraditional Student Scholarships for Returning Adults and Single Parents

General Open Dates

December 1 - February 20

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Scholarships Descriptions
Open to returning adult and other non-traditional students, this scholarship supports women who are 45 or older, and who are pursuing undergraduate, graduate, or professional degrees.
Open to returning adult and other non-traditional students, this scholarship supports women who are 45 or older, and who are pursuing undergraduate, graduate, or professional degrees.
The Alma Baron Scholarship criteria include the following: 1) female who is 45 years or older; 2) recently admitted or continuing UW-Madison degree candidate in good academic standing; 3) demonstrating financial need; 4) U.S. citizen, permanent resident, asylee, or other eligible non-citizen; and 5) with potential for academic success based on career or non-career experience in the past five years. Eligible applicants will be evaluated in a competitive selection process. View the program site and the scholarship application for details. Scholarship awards for nontraditional students require admission to a UW-Madison degree program. Prospective students who have not yet been admitted as UW-Madison degree candidates should submit an application for admission well before the scholarship deadline, and must anticipate an admissions decision by mid-March. Awards will be contingent upon enrollment during the scholarship year.
This scholarship is awarded to non-traditional or returning adult students who have experienced a significant break in their education (typically a cumulative gap of five or more years) and who are pursuing undergraduate, graduate, or professional degrees.
This scholarship is awarded to non-traditional or returning adult students who have experienced a significant break in their education (typically a cumulative gap of five or more years) and who are pursuing undergraduate, graduate, or professional degrees.
To be eligible for consideration an applicant must 1) have experienced a significant gap in their education--ideally, a cumulative gap of five or more years; 2) demonstrate financial need; 3) show academic promise, achievement, and commitment; and 4) be U.S. citizens, permanent residents, asylees, or other eligible non-citizens. Eligible applicants will be evaluated in a competitive selection process. View the program site and the scholarship application for details. Scholarship awards for nontraditional students require admission to a UW-Madison degree program. Prospective students who have not yet been admitted as UW-Madison degree candidates should submit an application for admission well before the scholarship deadline, and must anticipate an admissions decision by mid-March. Awards will be contingent upon enrollment during the scholarship year.
This scholarship is one of a number of scholarships available to non-traditional or returning adult students. In particular, it supports women returning to school to complete their undergraduate or graduate degrees.
This scholarship is one of a number of scholarships available to non-traditional or returning adult students. In particular, it supports women returning to school to complete their undergraduate or graduate degrees.
To be eligible for award consideration, an applicant must be 1) female; 2) in financial need; 3) possessing academic merit; 4) returning to school after some break in education; 5) admitted to an undergraduate or graduate degree program; and 6) a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, asylee, or other eligible non-citizen. Eligible applicants will be evaluated in a competitive selection process. View the program site and the scholarship application for details. Scholarship awards for nontraditional students require admission to a UW-Madison degree program. Prospective students who have not yet been admitted as UW-Madison degree candidates should submit an application for admission well before the scholarship deadline, and must anticipate an admissions decision by mid-March. Awards will be contingent upon enrollment during the scholarship year.
Available to non-traditional or returning adult students, this scholarship supports single-parent students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, or professional degrees. Successful applicants must be at least 21 and returning to school after a break in their education of at least one year.
Available to non-traditional or returning adult students, this scholarship supports single-parent students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, or professional degrees. Successful applicants must be at least 21 and returning to school after a break in their education of at least one year.
The scholarship criteria include the following: 1) single parent and head of household; 2) demonstrating financial need; 3) recently admitted or continuing UW-Madison degree candidate with strong academic record; 4) returning adult student who is at least 21 years of age with at least one year of interruption in study at the post-secondary level; and 5) a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, asylee, or other eligible non-citizen. Eligible applicants will be evaluated in a competitive selection process. View the program site and the scholarship application for details. Scholarship awards for nontraditional students require admission to a UW-Madison degree program. Prospective students who have not yet been admitted as UW-Madison degree candidates should submit an application for admission well before the scholarship deadline, and must anticipate an admissions decision by mid-March. Awards will be contingent upon enrollment during the scholarship year.
This scholarship for non-traditional students is open for application to single parents who are new or continuing students in the College of Letters and Science (L&S), pursuing their first undergraduate degree, and intending to complete that degree within L&S.
This scholarship for non-traditional students is open for application to single parents who are new or continuing students in the College of Letters and Science (L&S), pursuing their first undergraduate degree, and intending to complete that degree within L&S.
The Denney Scholarship criteria include the following: 1) single parent who also is head of household; 2) new or continuing student in College of Letters and Science (L&S); 3) pursuing first undergraduate degree and intending to complete that degree within L&S; 4) evidence of financial need; 5) potential for success; and 6) U.S. citizen, permanent resident, asylee, or other eligible non-citizen. Eligible applicants will be evaluated in a competitive selection process. View the program site and the scholarship application for details. Scholarship awards for nontraditional students require admission to a UW-Madison degree program. Prospective students who have not yet been admitted as UW-Madison degree candidates should submit an application for admission well before the scholarship deadline, and must anticipate an admissions decision by mid-March. Awards will be contingent upon enrollment during the scholarship year.
This scholarship supports non-traditional and returning adult students who are pursuing their first undergraduate degree and who have experienced a significant break in their college education.
This scholarship supports non-traditional and returning adult students who are pursuing their first undergraduate degree and who have experienced a significant break in their college education.
Nontraditional and returning adult students eligible for award consideration must 1) have experienced a cumulative gap in their education of five or more years; 2) be at the undergraduate level pursuing their first baccalaureate degrees; 3) be returning adult students who anticipate participation in the workforce for a significant period of time subsequent to graduation; 4) demonstrate financial need; 5) show academic promise and a commitment to obtaining their degrees; and 6) be U.S. citizens, permanent residents, asylees, or other eligible non-citizens. Eligible applicants will be evaluated in a competitive selection process. View the program site and the scholarship application for details. Scholarship awards for nontraditional students require admission to a UW-Madison degree program. Prospective students who have not yet been admitted as UW-Madison degree candidates should submit an application for admission well before the scholarship deadline, and must anticipate an admissions decision by mid-March. Awards will be contingent upon enrollment during the scholarship year. The Osher Reentry Scholarship is not intended for students seeking a second undergraduate degree or students who are exclusively enrolled in online courses.
This scholarship is one of a number of scholarships available to single parents, returning adults, and other non-traditional students who are striving to complete their UW-Madison degrees.
This scholarship is one of a number of scholarships available to single parents, returning adults, and other non-traditional students who are striving to complete their UW-Madison degrees.
PLATO Scholarships are available to nontraditional adult students who are new or continuing undergraduates, graduate students, or professional degree students at UW-Madison. To be considered, an applicant also must 1) have significant financial need; 2) demonstrate strong potential for academic success; and 3) be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, asylee, or other eligible non-citizen. Eligible applicants will be evaluated in a competitive selection process. View the program site and the scholarship application for details. Scholarship awards for nontraditional students require admission to a UW-Madison degree program. Prospective students who have not yet been admitted as UW-Madison degree candidates should submit an application for admission well before the scholarship deadline, and must anticipate an admissions decision by mid-March. Awards will be contingent upon enrollment during the scholarship year.
This scholarship for non-traditional students is available to new, continuing, or reentry students who are single parents and who are pursuing their first undergraduate degree.
This scholarship for non-traditional students is available to new, continuing, or reentry students who are single parents and who are pursuing their first undergraduate degree.
To be eligible for consideration an applicant must be: 1) the sole head of their household and the single parent of at least one dependent child supported by and living in that household; 2) a new or continuing student pursuing their first undergraduate degree; 3) able to demonstrate financial need; and 4) a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, asylee, or other eligible non-citizen. Preference may be given to undergraduates who have completed at least 30 degree credits with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better. Eligible applicants will be evaluated in a competitive selection process. View the program site and the scholarship application for details. Scholarship awards for nontraditional students require admission to a UW-Madison degree program. Prospective students who have not yet been admitted as UW-Madison degree candidates should submit an application for admission well before the scholarship deadline, and must anticipate an admissions decision by mid-March. Awards will be contingent upon enrollment during the scholarship year.
This scholarship supports returning adult and other non-traditional students who are pursuing graduate degrees.
This scholarship supports returning adult and other non-traditional students who are pursuing graduate degrees.
To be eligible for consideration an applicant must 1) be recently admitted or continuing as a UW-Madison graduate degree candidate; 2) be in good academic standing; 3) demonstrate financial need; 4) show potential for academic success based on career or non-career experience in the past five years; and 5) be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, asylee, or other eligible non-citizen. Eligible applicants will be evaluated in a competitive selection process. View the program site and the scholarship application for details. Scholarship awards for nontraditional students require admission to a UW-Madison degree program. Prospective graduate students who have not yet been admitted to UW-Madison should submit a graduate application for admission well before the scholarship deadline, and must anticipate an admissions decision by mid-March. Awards will be contingent upon enrollment during the scholarship year. Students pursuing professional degrees are not eligible for this scholarship.
Scholarships marked with FAFSA required prior to awarding decisions in the list above require a completed Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for awarding decisions. To learn more about applying for financial aid, please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid website.