Online Undergraduate Degree Scholarship

Available to all undergraduate students completing an online degree. A $500 academic award given to a student pursuing a distance learning associate or bachelor degree program.

Award Description

$500 award will be given to a student pursuing a distance learning associate or bachelor degree program.

  • Amount: $500
  • One Award Annually
  • Deadline: May 1st, 2022

Previous Scholarship Winner — $500 Award

Kathleen Jones
Kathleen Jones
Georgia Perimeter College
Management Major

"There is a crisis of which few are aware. Each year, thousands of foster children turn eighteen and 'age out' of the foster system without permanent families. The statistics are poor for finishing high school, finding stable employment, ability to afford rent, or sometimes even food! A significant percentage end up homeless or incarcerated.

As a former foster parent and adoptive mother of two of them, my dream is to have my own company with technology to identify and match older foster children with families willing to adopt them. My business degree will provide me the credentials to get started!"


Applicants must be pursuing their degree through a distance learning program. All degree specializations will be considered, including but not limited to:

  • Online Associate's in General Studies
  • Online Associate's in Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Online Associate's in Health
    Information Technology
  • Online Associate's in Accounting
  • Online Associate's in Early Childhood Education
  • Online Bachelor's in Nursing
  • Online Bachelor's in Business Management
  • Online Bachelor's in Public Administration
  • Online Bachelor's in Visual Communications
  • Online Bachelor's in
    Organizational Psychology

Selection & Eligibility Criteria

Selection will be based on academic history and extracurricular activities. Financial need will not be considered.

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent U.S. Resident
  • Must be enrolled (or accepted) in an accredited college or university and planning on continuing the next year.
  • Graduating high school seniors who meet the above mentioned criteria may apply.
  • Must have a minimum of 30 semester or 45 quarter hours still to be completed.
  • Must consent to provide a digital photograph of self and quote for display on if notified as the award winner by the selection committee.


The winner will be notified following the deadline and the award will be sent directly to the recipient by check to the permanent mailing address noted in the application.

Academic award winners who accumulate more than $600.00 in prizes over a one-year period will be issued an IRS form 1099 (or the equivalent). This will require contest winners to provide with certain personal information prior to receipt of their winnings.

Academic Award Provider

The academic award is provided by The application process is completely online.

Read the full scholarship terms and conditions.

Distance Learning Information & Resources

Online education has been around for quite some time, whether in the form of online college classes, earning a degree online, math tutoring, or even YouTube tutorials. Companies like take pride in making education accessible to all, providing students with the opportunity to pursue their education online in a meaningful way and even earn their degree online. While there certainly are differences from a more traditional education that can make learning challenging, there are numerous resources designed to help make those differences less stark and to make distance learning as accessible as possible.

Students across the globe struggle with things like paying for college, balancing school with work, and balancing family life and education - and this can all be an incredibly difficult to juggle. Earning college credits through online courses and CLEP exams help to mitigate those struggles and make life easier for students who have to balance school with their other commitments. Having the ability to learn at your own pace, complete work when you have time to do so, and access the classroom from anywhere with an internet connection is incredibly beneficial and allows students the flexibility they need to maintain balance in their lives.