Know any UW-Madison returning adult students? If so, remind them that March 1 is the deadline to apply for Continuing Studies’ annual scholarships that can help these students complete degrees. With a single application, returning adults and other nontraditional students can apply for all the scholarships offered by Continuing Studies’ office of Adult Career & Special Student Services (ACSSS) for the next academic year (2012–2013).
Scholarship amounts vary by the type of award and usually range from $1,000 to $5,000; several awards are designated for single parents who are pursuing degrees. With funding from a number of generous donors, ACSSS awarded scholarships to 22 students during the 2011–2012 academic year.
To be eligible, a student must be currently enrolled in a degree program at UW-Madison or must be applying to a degree program at UW-Madison with the expectation of beginning in Fall 2012. A returning adult is generally defined as someone who is coming back to school or who is already here on campus taking courses for credit after a significant interruption (usually five or more years) in their formal education.
Other criteria are posted at our Financial Assistance page, where you can also find information about other funding opportunities specifically for adults. For more information, contact ACSSS at 608–263-6960.