Alpha Sigma Lambda Scholarships

Granted by the Alpha Sigma Lambda Adult Education Foundation, this scholarship is open to students 24 years of age or older currently enrolled in a baccalaureate degree program at University College who have completed at least 30 credits at Widener University and that currently have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale.  Funds awarded are to be used during the upcoming (2012-2013) academic year.  STUDENTS NEED NOT BE INDUCTED MEMBERS OF ALPHA SIGMA LAMBDA TO APPLY.  Scholarship packets are available in the University College office (see Nikki Ritterbeck) or atwww.alphasigmalambda.org.   Scholarship applications for 2012-2013 are due to University College by March 1, 2012.

AARP Foundation Women's Scholarship Program

The AARP Foundation Women's Scholarship Program is helping win back opportunity for low income 50+ women by funding education, training, and skills upgrades that can lead to better employment and increased financial security for women and their families. The AARP Foundation's Women's Scholarship Program provides scholarship funds to low-income women aged 50 and above pursuing a technical or vocational education, an associate’s degree or a bachelor’s degree.For information and to apply visit http://www.aarp.org/womensscholarship.  The scholarship application period for the 2012-2013 academic year will open on Wednesday, February 1st, 2012 at 9:00am CST until Friday March 30, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. CST.

The Jeanette Rankin Foundation

This foundation offers scholarships to low-income women over the age of 35 who have had to overcome tremendous obstacles to work toward their educational goals.  For guidelines and application information visit www.rankinfoundation.org or call 706-208-1211.  Application deadline is March 1, 2012. 


Each year, Forclosure.com challenges future leaders of America to provide creative solutions/ideas to many of the nation's most critical issues, real estate/housing in particular, which can be used to help turnaround the market.  Currently enrolled college students are invited to apply for a scholarship by submitting an essay on "What creative solutions, programs and/or initiatives to stimulate the United States housing market, as well as to turn the foreclosure tide, must a presidential candidate outline/promise to earn your vote?" First place will receive $5,000 and second through fifth place will each receive $1,000 in scholarship monies.DEADLINE: DECEMBER 1, 2012.  See http://www.foreclosure.com/scholarship for details and information on how to apply.  

The Fresh Start Scholarship

Established by the Wilmington Women in Business (WWB) organization in Wilmington, DE, the Fresh Start Scholarship is designed for “women who have interrupted their education for various reasons and now seek to return to school to better their status and opportunities.”  Eligible students must be admitted to an accredited Delaware college in a two or four year degree program at the undergraduate level. For more information on this scholarship visit http://www.wwb.org/?page_id=11 or call the WWB office at 302-656-4411.  2012-13 Fresh Start Scholarship applications will be available in March 2012.

Osher Reentry Scholarship

The Osher Reentry Scholarship is made available to students at University College through a donation from the Bernard Osher Foundation.  This grant is intended to provide financial support for students who have had to stop attending college for reasons beyond their control and have not been enrolled in undergraduate classes for five years or more.  If awarded, the grant will cover tuition for a student’s first course back to school at University College, with the potential to be renewed in the following semester.   For questions regarding the Osher Reentry Scholarship, please contact Nikki Ritterbeck at 610-499-4284.  Applications for the Fall 2012 semester should be submitted by August 1, 2012; Spring 2013 application are due by December 1, 2012.Link to the OSHER Scholarship Application  


University College awards several academic and need-based scholarships throughout the academic year.  Because most scholarships are made possible through gifts from various benefactors to Widener University, most individual scholarships have specific and differing eligibility requirements. We have found that it is easiest for students interested in being considered for these scholarships to submit a “General Scholarship” application.  The Dean will review each application for any appropriate award available.Applications for the fall 2012 semester should be submitted by August 1, 2012; spring 2013 applications are due December 1, 2012.Link to scholarship application.Scholarships awarded through University College may include: