• Scholarships for Adult Learners -Vocational or Technical

    Cape Cod 2018

    While we have made every effort to ensure the information below is correct, individuals interested in pursuing funding through any of the foundations listed below (or any others) should always contact the organization itself to be sure of the deadlines, qualifications, etc. Our great thanks to Jacquie Scarbrough at We Can for compiling this list.     


    Scholarships for Adult Learners on Cape Cod 2018



    Lost Coin - lostcoinwomensfund.org - $1000

    P.O. Box 82, Milton, MA 02186

    Print application from website; must be mailed


    • Women only, resident of MA
    • Low income, vocational or undergraduate degree
    • Letter of recommendation  required


    PEO -  peointernational.org –PCE $3000 (also 2% loans with co-signer)


    • Only women
    • Out of school for at least 2 years
    • Within 24 months of graduation
    • Certificates, AA/AS, BA/BS
    • Sponsorship through local chapters: Centerville, Harwich-Chatham, Dennis, Edgartown, Falmouth, Orleans, Wellfleet.

    BPW Business and Professional Women of Lower Cape Cod$1000 –bpwlowercapecod.org/blog/scholarship-information  May


    • Women 21 years or older
    • Living on Lower or Outer Cape Cod for 2 years
    • Currently enrolled in degree program or certificate program
    • Provide statement of financial need in cover letter
    • Must submit details of course program, schedule and goals, including completion criteria
    • Training and education leading to career advancement- in your present career or towards a new profession or business
    • Application online emailed to bpwlowercape@gmail.com or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to BPW of Lower Cape Cod, c/o Scholarship Fund, PO Box 1793, Orleans, MA 02653 by May 15, 2016

    Jeanette Rankin Women’s Scholarship   rankinfoundation.org/students/eligibility             Nov-March


    • A woman, age 35 or older, a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident of the United States
    • Low-income
    • Pursuing a technical or vocational education, an associate's degree, or a first bachelor's  degree
    • Enrolled in, or accepted to, a regionally or ACICS accredited school

    MWPHE Student Achievement Scholarship Awards $1500-3

    www.mwphe.org/ #!student-achievement-scholarship-award/jnq1y    

    Online application: February deadline


    • Women enrolled & matriculated at MA public university with at least 3 completed courses in their major, GPA of 3.0 or higher
    • Application, essay stating future goals, transcript, and two recommendations
    • Educational Foundation for Women in Accounting - $1000
    • Michele L. McDonald Scholarship efwa.org/scholarships.php April 30
    • Qualifications:
    • Woman returning to college from the work force or after raising children
    • Goal of pursuing a degree in Accounting in preparation for a career as an accounting or finance professional; continued commitment to this goal after receiving the award
    • Demonstrated aptitude in accounting and business as evidenced by prior course work and/or work experience
    • Clear evidence that goals and a plan for achieving those goals have been established
    • Financial need
    • American Business Women’s Association of Cape Cod – Up to 4, $1500 abwa.org                 April 30
    • Women only

    • Must be citizens of the United States of America and residents of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard or Nantucket
    • Are attending or have been accepted at an accredited college, vocational or technical school, at 2nd semester level in September, GPA of 3.0 or better


    UMass Dartmouth Foundation: Estelle Woolfe Robinson and Ruth Solomon Smith Memorial Scholarship     March 31


    • Women, older or non-traditional undergraduate student
    • Prefer Cape Cod residents, outer cape particularly
    • Returning to school or beginning college for first time



    Patsy Takemoto Mink Educational Foundation Awards  5, up to $5000

    Patsyminkfoundation.org            August 1 online application


    • Woman, at least 17 years
    • A mother with minor children
    • Pursuing a vocational degree/certificate or an associate’s degree or first bachelor’s degree or professional/master’s/doctoral degree
    • Enrolled in not-for-profit, accredited institution or program
    • Low-income (annual family income less than $20,000 for family of 2; less than $24,000 for family of 3; less than $28,000  for family of 4




    Online searches:










    FOR ALL ADULTS-Local Scholarships:

    Cape Cod Community College Educational Foundation Scholarships capecod.academicworks.com/                                      March

    • Scholarship information booklet and application is made available online each year
for students; all community college students are notified via email at the onset of the application period

    The Cape Cod Foundation        capecodfoundation.org

    Scholarship Information online in January with April 1 deadline for online application, letters of recommendation, personal essay, and transcript. Check the Cape Cod foundation website for the 2017 scholarship booklet for all scholarships- below are those for adults. Scholarships for “continuing students” are for anyone who has started college, dropped out, and is now returning to finish.


    CCYP Career Connect Scholarship 1-$2500        capecodfoundation.org/portfolio/cape-cod-young-professionals-ccyc-career-connect-scholarship/      separate application required)    Jan- April 1                     


    • Over 21
    • Returning to school/ new career/take courses to develop professional life
    • Undergraduate, graduate, certificate or training program, professional leadership courses
    • Full/part-time
    • Cape Cod (Barnstable County) resident for past 3 years


     Scarbrough Adult Learner Scholarships:  $3000, 1-4

    Capecodfoundation.org       Jan-April 1


    • Adults returning to school: out of school for 2 years or more
    • US citizens
    • Preference for 2 year degree/professional certificate/technical certificate; undergraduate degree
    • Preference for Cape Cod residents, but SE MA students are considered

    Cape Cod Foundation Scholarship    capecodfoundation.org $1000, 1

    • Cape Cod or Islands resident; returning adult student
    • Significant financial need, displays perseverance & strong work ethic


    The Cape Cod Foundation also has individual scholarships for residents of certain towns:

        Yarmouth: Gateway Isles Scholarship $500, 1

        Brewster: Henry & Minny Whittemore Scholarship  up to $10,000

        Sandwich: Sandwich Legacy Scholarhsip $500, 1



    • Roothbert Fund Scholarships 20, $2000 - $3000 www.roothbertfund.org/scholarships       November 1 - January 31
    • Qualifications:
    • Fund does not emphasize any particular form of religious practice or worship; it seeks to provide support to persons motivated by spiritual values
    • The Fund has awarded grants to persons entering a wide range of careers. However, preference will be given to those who can satisfy high scholastic requirements and are considering careers in education
    • Must be a resident of ME, NH, VT, RI, MA, CT, NY, NJ, PA, Oh, DE, MR, DC, ViA, WV or NC

    The Barnstable County Agricultural Society, Inc. -             $2000 capecodfairgrounds.com/scholarship/ March

    • Planning or have entered into a course of study in Agriculture, Aquaculture, Green Sciences, Turf/Grass Management, Marine Sciences, Equine Sciences, Veterinarian, Family and Consumer Sciences to include Interior Design, Clothing and Textiles, Culinary Arts, Nutrition and Food Preservation, or Management in a related field.


    Atlantic Aviators Aviation & STEM Scholarship                        2, $1000 atlanticaviators.org/scholarships/        March

    • Women or men interested in a career in aviation, science, technology, engineering or mathematics
    • High school seniors, college freshman or sophomores who have demonstrated an aptitude for and have interest in pursuing, or are currently pursuing an aviation or technology related degree at an accredited college or university, flight training, type ratings, or other aviation-related studies
    • Applicants must submit a 250 word essay describing their goals, achievements thus far and financial need for selection committee review.

    Tourism Cares Academic Scholarships                Access to up to 20 scholarships tourismcares.org/academic-scholarships                         April 1


    • Full or part time student enrolled in a travel, tourism or hospitality related program of study pursing an Associate, Bachelors or Master’s degree
    • Enrolled in the fall semester of a two or four year university located in the United States or Canada
    • Cumulative or overall minimum 3.0 grade point average


    • Horticultural Research Institute Scholarships         5, up to $3000 hriresearch.org – See website for specific details            May 31
    • Timothy S. and Palmer W. Bigelow, Jr. Scholarship 1, $3000
    • Spring Meadow Nursery Scholarship 3, $3000

    • Muggets Scholarship 1, $1500

    Sandwich Legacy Scholarship          capecodfoundation.org $500, 1

    • Resident of Sandwich
    • Demonstrated community service & volunteerism in Sandwich
    • Academic success & financial need
    • Prefer cultural arts & history


    Patrick M Butler Memorial Scholarship, capecodfoundation.org

    varies in amount

    • Residents of Barnstable County when graduate from high school
    • Accepted into/currently attending law school
    • Attending part/full time in next academic year


    Eleanor Ruth Parsons Gleason Scholarship, $4000 over 4 years, 2


    • Graduate of Nauset or Cape Cod Technical High School
    • Undergraduate program- Yale University & Trinity College preferred
    • Preference for math/finance major


    Peter Kirwin Memorial Scholarship, $500, 1


    • Current/former residents of Cape Cod or islands; preference for Falmouth
    • Pursuing master in social work, full or part-time


    Cape Cod Hospitality Marketing Association   < $6000, 1-4

    Capecodfoundation.org  (separate application)

    • Only hospitality or related program,
    • Full-time undergraduate (2 and 4 year) and graduate programs
    • Residents of Cape Cod or islands
    • Current and returning adult students


    Cape Cod Restaurants, Inc.  Scholarship- $1000. 1-3


    • Students enrolled in Zammer Hospitality Institute or graduates going on to a culinary arts/hospitality program at 4 year college
    • For employees /children of employees of Cape Cod Restaurants, Inc


           Live for Lou Drug Counseling Scholarship      $5000, 1


    • Pursuing certificate, license, undergraduate or advanced degree for substance abuse counselor
    • Prefer students from Cape Cod

    World Concern Scholarship             $12,000 over 4 years


    • Family has resided in a town on the Lower/Outer Cape for the past three years (preference for students from Orleans)
    • Require financial assistance
    • Plan to pursue/are pursuing an undergraduate degree in either environmental sciences or international relations at an accredited four-year college or university.

    Dorothy W. and Charles M. Campbell Scholarship  $14,000 –over 4 years Capecodfoundation.org

             Resident of Orleans, Brewster, or Eastham,

    • Graduated from Nauset Regional High School or Cape Cod Technical High School,
    • Studying marine engineering at an institute of higher learning.
    • Current college students from Cape Cod or the Islands who are attending Massachusetts Maritime Academy are also eligible to apply.

    Jay Elliott Memorial Scholarship  capecodfoundation.org      $2,500  1

    • Pursuing a degree or certificate in Visual Arts or Graphic Design at Cape Cod Community College
    • Or has earned their associates degree at CCCC and is continuing on to a four-year college to earn a degree in Visual Arts or Graphic Design. Prefernce for students who are interested in pursuing a career in photography.

    Michele Marks-McCormick Memorial Scholarship    $1500 Capecodfoundation.org     Separate application required.

    Pursuing a career in aviation or to obtain their private pilot's license.

    George E. and Doris K. Parmenter Aeronautical Scholarship  $2,725  1


    • Current college student from Cape Cod or the Islands
    • A commitment to pursue a career directly related to aeronautics.


    Annie S. Crowell Scholarship                                  $1,000 to $3,000 2-4


    • Pursuing a career in teaching or education.
    • Preference given to relatives of Hyannis Normal School or Hyannis State Teachers College Alumni.



    Hyannis Normal School Alumni Scholarship, $1000-2000, 1-4


    • Graduates of public high school in Barnstable County
    • Completed at least one semester of college
    • Preference to relatives of Hyannis Normal School/career in teaching/education


    Brig Gen (USAF ret) John F. Flanagan Scholarship  $2,000, 2


    • One male and one female who are permanent residents of Cape Cod or the Islands, who will be juniors or seniors at a 4- year college in the fall, attending full-time
    • Have at least one parent that is active military or a veteran.

    Malcolm M. Gidley Memorial Scholarship Varies capecodfoundation.org


    • For graduating seniors current college students from Cape Cod (Barnstable County) to attend Wentworth Institute of Technology.

    Eleanor Ruth Parsons Gleason Scholarship $4,000, 2 (dispersed over 4 years)


    • For graduates of Cape Cod Regional Technical High School or Nauset High School .org
    • Preference for students who are/will be attending Trinity College or Yale University and/or are pursuing a major in math or finance.

     Joseph Woodson Scholarship $500-2000, 1-2


    • Only for students at Cape Cod Community College, full or part time


    Esther M. Wallace Scholarship  up to $4000, 8 to 10, can re-apply


    •    Permanent residents of Barnstable County
    •  Current graduates of Cape Cod Community College
    •    Attend full time at University of Massachusetts, preferably Amherst


    Barnstable High School Class of 2009 Dean Boger Memorial Scholarship                                                                $700, 1

    For a graduating senior from Barnstable High School who will be attending a 2- or 4-year institution of higher learning. 1

    Paul Dever Daley & Robert Joyce Scholarship  $500, 1

    For a Provincetown resident in at least their second year of higher education.


    Toby Sanders Scholarship                                       Varies

    For graduating seniors from Monomoy Regional High School who have demonstrated a strong work ethic and a keen interest in golf by having successfully participated in the golf program for at least two years.


    Caroline B. Chapin Scholarship                $1000, 1


    • Students from Cape Cod entering junior or senior year at University of Massachusetts Amherst


    David Fisk Scudder Scholarship                              $2,000, 1


    • For continuing college student graduating from Cape Cod with a preference given to students graduating from Barnstable High School
    • Attending a New England Small College (NESCAC) with preference given to students enrolling at Colby College
    • American Legion Auxiliary - 1, $2000 per auxiliary geographic division
    • alaforveterans.org/Scholarships/Non-Traditional-Student-Scholarship/
    • March 1
    • Applicant must be a member of the American Legion, Auxiliary or Sons of the American Legion
    • Dues must have been paid for the two preceding years and for calendar year in which the application is made
    • Applicant may be pursuing training in a certified trade, professional or technical program or a two-year or four-year degree program

    Post 9/11 GI Bill –benefits.va.gov/gibill



    Served for 90 days or more after September 10, 2001 or individuals discharged with service-connected disability after 30 days. This benefit provides up to 36 months of education benefits, generally benefits are payable for 15 years following your release from active duty. The Post-9/11 GI Bill also offers some service members the opportunity to transfer their GI Bill to dependents.


    The One Family Scholars Program

    onefamilyscholars.org                        October

    This is a last dollar scholarship that is awarded to a student whose official Expected Family Contribution (EFC), located on your Student Aid Report, and financial aid packages totals are less than the cost of tuition and fees.

    • Endorsed by a partnering community organization from One Family's network OR referred by two organizations with which the applicant is currently affiliated
    • A single head of household with dependent children under the age of 18
    • Family income at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level
    • An entering or returning student at an approved accredited undergraduate institution in Massachusetts
    • A permanent resident of Massachusetts and a United States citizen or Resident Alien
    • Have a definite plan to use the desired degree to enter a family-