Several local and national organizations offer scholarships applicable to distance or adult learners. A small selection of awards are listed below:
Destiny Solutions offers two $2,500 awards in tribute to the University of Toronto's Dr. Mary Cone Barrie. The award is available for students studying in a non-traditional learning environment (ex. enrolled in online courses) who are improving their lives through continuing education. The deadline for the 2014 award is August 29: please visit the Destiny Solutions award website for the application form and additional information.
APACUE, the Atlantic Provinces Association for Continuing University Education, presents two $750 scholarships for adult learners enrolled full- or part-time in a university credit program. Awards are assessed based on academic achievement, family considerations (including financial need), community contributions, and long-term goals. As nominations for this award must be submitted by a university's continuing education department, students interested in the award should contact Open Acadia for assistance in their application. The annual deadline is October 31.
The NS Criminal Justice Association provides a $500.00 cash award to a student (either part or full time) enrolled in a Social Science program with a focus on Social Justice. The deadline is January 31.
Students may also find the Resources and Tools of Acadia University's Scholarships and Financial Assistance page to be of interest.