scholarships online students Have you always dreamed of going to college, but lacked the funds to do so? Are you more interested in an online education either by preference or necessity? Are you currently enlisted in the military? Luckily, there are scholarships for online students out there, so you can access the financial assistance you need to pursue a degree and advance your career.

Below are some scholarships with upcoming deadlines at 100% online Grantham University, consistently ranked as one of the best schools for enlisted students, and considered to be on the cutting edge in the world of online education. Because of Grantham’s history as a military friendly school, many of the available scholarships are also military scholarships.

Here are some scholarships at Grantham to consider:

Grantham University Scholarship for AFGE Members

Deadline: September, 11 2017

What is it?
This scholarship is in partnership with the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) to award one of its members a full undergraduate or graduate scholarship to the University. It’s valued at nearly $40,000, and it covers tuition, textbooks, software and fees. The scholarship recipient will also receive a laptop provided by Purchasing Power and AFGE.

Please note, the scholarship recipient must begin studies at Grantham University within six months of being awarded the scholarship.

Who is it for?
This scholarship is for dues-paying members of the AFGE who are in good standing.

How do I apply?
To apply for this scholarship, you must write a 1,000-word essay titled, “What My Union Means to Me,” and, using specific and detailed reasons, explain how your relationship with the union and labor movement has personally affected your life. In addition, you must meet Grantham’s minimum requirements for entry, as well as the minimum requirements for your desired program.

If receiving a full scholarship is something that appeals to you, apply here!

NGAUS Scholarship

Deadline: August, 4 2017

What is it?
This scholarship is in partnership with the National Guard Association of the United States (NGAUS) to award two different graduate scholarships:

1. One for an active NGAUS member
2. One for a spouse of an active member

Each scholarship is valued at nearly $14,000, and it covers tuition costs, textbooks, software and fees.

Who is it for?
To qualify for the Active Member Scholarship, you must be a Commissioned or Warrant Officer NGAUS member in good standing and ranked 05 or below in the Army or Air National Guard.

To qualify for the Spouse’s Scholarship, you must be a spouse of a NGAUS member who is in good standing and ranked 05 or below in the Army or Air National Guard.

For both scholarships, applicants must have completed and received their bachelor’s degrees prior to the scholarship award date and must not be currently enrolled in or in the process of enrolling at Grantham.

How do I apply?
To apply for this scholarship, members must write a 500 to 1,000-word essay titled, “How a Master’s Degree from Grantham University will help me help the National Guard.” Spouse applications must submit a 500-1,000-word essay titled, “How the National Guard has impacted my family.” All essays should use specific and detailed reasons. Applicants also must meet Grantham’s minimum requirements for entry, as well as the minimum requirements for your desired program.

If receiving a full scholarship is something that appeals to you, apply here!

Commander Everett Alvarez, Jr. Resilience Scholarship

Deadline: December 31, 2018

What is it?
This scholarship is in honor of Commander Everett Alvarez, Jr., the first American aviator shot down in North Vietnam who spent nearly nine years as a POW in Vietnam. Through life’s most difficult situations, he applied his military principles: Never give up. Never back down. Never compromise on your values.

This opportunity is one of our scholarships intended for military students and is meant as a supplement to other military Tuition Assistance (TA) benefits.

Who is it for?
To qualify, you must currently be a member of the United States Armed Forces and have reached the end of your fiscal TA benefits for the year. If that benefit was used at a different university, documentation will be needed to support that claim. You must also meet minimum admission requirements.

If the applicant is currently a student, they must be in good academic standing with a 2.0 or better GPA.

How do I apply?
To apply, you must submit an original essay of 100 words to your student advisor via email about your vision of college education and how you plan to use your vision and education to thrive and withstand adversity.

Learn more here, and reach out to your student advisor to apply.

Other Scholarships for Grantham’s Students

When someone is looking to create a better life for themselves and their family through education, sometimes they may not have all the resources to make it happen … and that’s where Grantham’s scholarships can really help. The University is committed to helping all its students — through its many legacy, memorial and partner scholarships — as well as by providing assistance in finding outside scholarships.

We urge you to check back every so often on our main scholarship page for ongoing scholarship opportunities throughout the year.

College can be tough when you are trying to juggle studying with life’s other responsibilities. Take some time to look at these scholarships and see if they are for you. There’s no harm in applying, and they can definitely help alleviate some financial concerns. You never know, you could be selected as Grantham’s next scholarship recipient!

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