3 Scholarships for Online Students

Looking into getting your online degree but scared of the financing? It's no secret that college is expensive.

By: Rebecca Grissom & Jake Hreha

Looking into getting your online degree but scared of the financing? It's no secret that college is expensive. It can feel overwhelming to sit down and look at the numbers. Luckily, options exist to make paying your way through school more manageable.

Both undergraduate students and graduate students have many opportunities for scholarships as online students. Students enrolled in online programs have the opportunity to receive financial aid just like students attending in person. Whether you are a graduating high school senior or are ready to step into a graduate program there is a scholarship opportunity for you to begin online learning.

Private loans, federal grants, and payment plans are all great options for funding your education, but scholarships are money you don't have to pay back. Even for online students, scholarships are available based on regional qualifications, academic merits, programs of study, military service, and more.

Scholarship programs such as the academic excellence scholarship or college jumpstart scholarship are great resources for students looking for additional financial support. These programs were built to help more students attend college. These scholarships help to make finances not something that affects online students eligibility to get their degree.

Applying for scholarships like the ones below is a great way to start your journey of paying for college. Here are three great scholarship opportunities for online college students:

GetEducated.com Distance Learning Scholarship

This scholarship is open for application to any U.S. citizen enrolled in an accredited online degree program within the U.S. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and submit a 500-word essay about "What an Online College Degree Means to Me." Click here for further application details.

Study.com Online Undergraduate Degree Scholarship

Applicants for this scholarship must pursue their undergraduate degree through an online distance learning program, which makes it a perfect consideration for IWU-National & Global students. The scholarship award is for $500. Search for Study.com and look up "online scholarships". The first result will be an article called "Guide to Financial Aid & Scholarships for Online Students" which will contain multiple scholarships for students pursuing an online college program.

Army Women's Foundation Legacy Scholarship

The Army Women's Foundation Legacy Scholarship fund is available to women soldiers, both past and present. Applicants must be women who have served honorably within the U.S. Army, U.S. Army Reserves, or Army National Guard. The scholarship is also open to children of women who have served. Applicants must be accepted into or currently enrolled in an accredited institution. Read further application details here.

Continuing your education online is a great way to expand your career options and achieve your goals. Whether you are a first time student or a graduate student there are many scholarships available to you. IWU-National & Global offers many options for an accredited and enriching online education. To learn more about how to start your online college journey, visit our website.

Rebecca Grissom

Copywriting and Marketing Assistant, IWU-National and Global

Rebecca Grissom is currently a junior at Indiana Wesleyan University pursuing degrees in Strategic Communications and Humanities. She is passionate about good books, good coffee, and telling stories. When she's not working, Rebecca enjoys time spent with her dogs, nature, and friends.

Jake Hreha

SEO Copywriter, IWU

Jake Hreha is a graduate of Ball State University, where he majored in advertising with a concentration in media presentation and design. He is passionate about design, and in his free time he enjoys cycling, traveling, and reading.

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