Adult Learner Scholarships

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

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,” 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;
  • Must have applied for federal and/or state aid (submitted FAFSA) for the upcoming academic year;
  • Must be working toward a bachelor's degree at Grand View University in the College for Professional & Adult Learning;
  • Has not previously earned a bachelor's degree;
  • Has at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • Has been 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 the student's community or profession
  • Demonstration of initiative and responsibility
  • Academic performance
  • Financial need

Application Requirements:

  • Complete the scholarship application form HERE
  • Provide copies of college transcripts (if requested)
  • Submit a typed Application Essay (1000 words or less) which ...
    1. describes your career goals
    2. describes how your life and work after graduation will:  a) help others, and b) enhance the quality of life in your community
    3. explains your financial need
    4. states the number of credits you expect to take from August of this year through July of the next year

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


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