Span Plan Nontraditional Student Services

Additional Resources

Purdue Scholarships

Purdue Clerical & Service Staff Grants

APSAC Professional Development Grants for Administrative Professional Staff

Purdue Departmental Scholarships and ScholarshipUniverse

Student Parents / Women

Indiana Women's Education Foundation provides several scholarships for nontraditional women that have either had a break in their education or are changing career paths.

Jeanette Rankin Foundation provides opportunities to women age 35 or older pursuing their undergraduate degree.  This is a wonderful scholarship opportunity that provides up to $5,000 awards.

Patsy Takemoto Mink Education Foundation

P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization) Please speak to Keara Ludiker in Span Plan if you are interested in this scholarship. Recommendations from the Span Plan office are sent to the local club annually for their review and interview.

Indiana Power Caucus Scholarships (Nontraditional Female Students)


Human Rights Campaign LGBTQ Student Scholarship Database lists scholarships, fellowships and grants for LGBTQ and allied students.

Cass County

Back Home Again in Indiana Scholarship

Tippecanoe County

Community Foundation Scholarships

State Scholarship Programs

Adult Student Grant


Adult Learner & Returning Student Scholarships and Grants

Alpha Sigma Lambda an Adult Student Honorary Society that administers national scholarship applications each April.

ANTSHE Adult NonTraditional Students in Higher Education

College Scholarships, Colleges, and On-line Degrees Offers links to more than 65 free scholarship searches, information on traditional and online colleges, college admission, college contact information, HBCU’s, colleges for women, Christian colleges, colleges with programs for students with learning disabilities, career schools, vocational schools, a quick and easy GPA calculator

Dream Award from Scholarship America is open to nontraditional students. You must either have completed or expect to successfully complete a minimum of one full year of postsecondary education when applying.  A minimum cumulative gpa of 3.0 along with demonstrated financial need is required. October 15 deadline.

On-line Degrees, Financial Aid and Scholarships (Lists leading on-line colleges and scholarship searches; offers an on-line newsletter).

Web Scholarship Info

Students with Disabilities

Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship Program provides renewable scholarships for students who have an identified disability (defined as someone who has, or considers themselves to have, a long-term or recurring issue that impacts one or more major life activities).

Military Connected Students

Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship Program provides renewable scholarships up to $5,000 per year for eligible veterans, their spouses and widows.

Wells Fargo Veterans Emergency Grant Program helps veterans already enrolled in postsecondary education meet their household expenses when faced with unexpected financial setbacks.

Additional Financial information

Fastweb (Matching Service for Scholarship)

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Purdue Division of Financial Aid

PowerPoint Presentations

Financial Aid at Purdue - What You Need to Know

Funding Your Education