Scholarships for career professionals: Get them while they’re hot! (My fav’s next deadline is July 15)

Photo: Hospitality and vehicle manufacturing industries offer scholarships to employees and students

How to land a job and how to win scholarships remain top queries to me by everyone from Quora answer seekers to parents to mid-career professionals.

Unlike college scholarships, industry scholarships are awarded year-round. However, like college scholarships, industry applicants should observe deadlines and submit complete packages. The rewards have multiple benefits for those who can land scholarships for career advancements and also receive a place in line for promotions.

Also, be sure to check with your current employer to learn of free or scholarship-based professional development opportunities.

Here are a few industry scholarship opportunities:

  • A new application was launched the second week of July. Application deadlines are January 1, April 1, July 1 and October 1.
  • This is a great scholarship for student employees of the music association’s member companies. Application process closes in August. The Impact Maker scholarships have three scholarship deadlines with an immediate one due July 15. I love this award because it is open to college students pursuing any industry.
  • This is a great scholarship for student employees of the music association’s member companies. Application process closes in August. The Impact Maker scholarships have three scholarship deadlines with an immediate one due July 15. I love this award because it is open to college students pursuing any industry.
  • You have to live in Texas and have an interest as undergraduate or adult skills (returning to workforce) in the auto industry. NASCAR is a sponsor. Several types of scholarships are available including housing assistance.
  • This sampling is intended to garner your interest in pursuing dollars to aid you in your career growth. Check within your state for scholarships that are open to Nebraskans, for instance. Every industry is willing to offer a helping hand for professional development. It takes some work, yet you will be rewarded for the effort to help yourself financially to progress in your chosen fields.

Ann L. Wead Kimbrough is an accomplished educator, award-winning financial journalist, author, special events leader, mentor and prolific contributor to select global and domestic non-profit causes. Her blog topics include travel, history, humor, education, career, family, journalism and ‘thought you should know’ subjects. https://www.linkedin.com/in/annlineve/

About awkimbrough

I'm fortunate to lead digital native students as they gain more experience and confidence in their naturally creative work. For those who want to read a traditional "About Me" here it is: I am a visiting faculty member @my grad school, Medill School of Journalism, Media, and Integrated Marketing Communications. Previously, I served as dean and professor of multimedia, innovative journalism in the Journalism & Graphic Design School at Florida A&M University. As an award-winning journalist and higher ed executive, my latest high profile project involves the multi-faceted development of a 'teaching hospital' formed via a public-private partnership and located on the FAMU campus. The public-private partnership's outcome is a multi-million-dollar, annual economic benefit to the north Florida region with direct benefits to communication students enrolled in programs at FAMU. FAMU's administration and board canceled the project. It has been a rewarding career where I have been transforming lives in education, government, and media for more 25 years. Also, as a ghost and co-writer of literary works that highlight the careers and lives of accomplished world shapers I am achieving a valued use of my talents and skills.
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