The Career Project’s “Your Time” Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: August 1st, 5 p.m. EST

Award Date: August 15th


At The Career Project, we understand that everyone’s path to an education is different. Entering college directly out of high school isn’t the best option for everyone. Others begin college, but decide to take a break and pick back up later. Whether you decided to work full-time for a few years prior to college or if you are looking for a degree for a career change, we know scholarships for non-traditional students are harder to come by, and we appreciate the courage to go back. Non-traditional students face unique and challenging circumstances that can make it harder to succeed. The Career Project wants to help non-traditional students’ paths to be a little less bumpy by offering this scholarship to relieve some of the financial burdens.

The Career Project’s “Your Time” Scholarship honors those students age 25 and over who are seeking an associate’s or bachelor’s degree from an accredited school.

The scholarship is awarded prior to every fall semester and can be applied to the following year’s tuition, room and board fees, books, exam fees, and other educational expenses.

About The Career Project: 

The Career Project is a free online database featuring thousands of career profiles created from one-on-one interviews with professionals in over 300 different occupations. The career profiles provide the ins and outs of different careers, including what the professionals like the most about their jobs, downsides of their jobs, the path that lead them to their current position, what they majored in, their pay, advice to those interested in the field, and more.

Requirements & Eligibility:

  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.5 for the preceding semester where applicable; if GPA is not applicable, must otherwise have an academic status in “good standing”.
  • Must be 25 years of age or older.
  • Prior winners of the scholarship are not eligible to apply for the award in subsequent years.
  • The full amount of the scholarship must be applied towards tuition, books, training materials, and/or other costs directly associated with the recipient’s education within 12 months of receiving the award.

To Apply:

To apply, please submit the following materials online:

  • Application
  • Letter of recommendation
  • 600 to 800-word essay explaining why you chose to forgo college immediately after high school graduation. If you previously attended, but took time off and are starting back, please state why you took a break. Applicants must also explain what lessons they learned during time away from college and how they think being a non-traditional student will provide a different perspective than students entering directly from high school.
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