Adult Learner Scholarships

Alpha Sigma Lambda
For more information on Alpha Sigma Lambda, click HERE.

The deadline for 2014 has passed.

Lifelong Learning Scholarship
Grand View University recognizes that adult students may encounter many challenges as they complete their degrees.  The Lifelong Learning Scholarship, established in 2004 by Grand View alumnus, Aage Clausen, is designed to assist non-traditional students in reaching their educational goals.   It was the donor’s hope that the recipients of this scholarship will seek to better their lives, and be positive role models for others as they work to improve the quality of life in their communities.

Recipients of The Lifelong Learning Scholarship with documented financial need may receive $250 per credit hour, up to a total of $4,000, per academic year.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a “non-traditional student” which is defined as a student meeting any of the following criteria: is married or has children or is re-entering the educational system after several years or is at least 23 years of age or older;
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen;
  • Have applied for federal and/or state aid (submitted FAFSA) for the upcoming academic year;
  • Are working toward an Associates or Bachelor's degree at Grand View University in the College for Professional & Adult Learning;
  • Have not previously earned a Bachelors Degree;
  • Have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA or have a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA for college course work completed within the past five years and
  • Admitted to Grand View University.

A committee will review the scholarship applications and recipients will be selected based on the following:

  • Well defined academic and career goals
  • Desire to “make a difference” in your community or profession
  • Demonstration of initiative and responsibility
  • Academic performance
  • Financial need

Application Requirements:

  • Complete the scholarship application form.
  • Provide copies of college transcripts (if requested)
  • Submit a typed Application Essay (1000 words or less) which precisely states the following:
    1. Your near-term and medium-term career goals.
    2. How these scholarship funds will fill a pressing need for financial assistance. 3. How will your work, and that of those you help, enhance the quality of life in your community or society as a whole?
    4. How this award will assist you in attaining the skills and knowledge to further your career development.

Contact the College for Professional & Adult Learning, 515-263-6183, for questions.

The 2014 deadline has passed.


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