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[Adult Education Funding] Where to Find Grants and Scholarships For Your Students

[Adult Education Funding] Where to Find Grants and Scholarships For Your Students

As an adult educator, you’ve surely heard about your learners’ struggles to pay for their continued education. Many places offer adult education funding that are not often initially thought of in a search. And, nowadays, there is a scholarship for just about anything you can think of! When your learners come to you with the inevitable question of where to find grants and scholarships, suggest some of the sources below to aid them in their searches. maintains a list of available adult education scholarships with the information needed to complete them. The site also has a variety of scholarship opportunities organized into categories, such as funding opportunities for students with dyslexia or cancer, for returning students, for single parents, and many more.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

After filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form, be sure to check with your school to see if it participates in the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) program, which is administered directly by each school’s financial aid office. The FSEOG program awards more aid to students who have the most financial need.


Fastweb is an online database, a site in the Monster network, that curates and maintains massive lists of available education funding. Through Fastweb, you can create lists of scholarships you plan to apply for and search for opportunities based on your strengths, interests, and skills.

Student Loan Hero

Check out the financial aid list from Student Loan Hero for more information about grant opportunities in your specific state.

Return2College Scholarship Program

The Return2College scholarship program is open to high school seniors to adult learners who are currently in college or starting within 12 months. There is no maximum age limit.

Imagine America Foundation

Are you an adult who wants to train for a new job or a completely new career path? It's quite common for adults to realize that they want to move in a new professional direction. That's why Imagine America awards up to $1,000 in scholarship aid to adult learners with little or no secondary level education.

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