Scholarships and Career Grants

In 2023, the Alliance Scholarship Program presented 6 deserving students with scholarships totaling $9,000. Since its inception in 1996, this annual program has awarded more than $2.9 million to thousands of high school graduates and continuing college students all over the nation.

  • The program is open to eligible Alliance Members and their legal dependents who are 16- to 28-years-old and will attend college full-time
  • Both high school graduates and current college students may apply
  • Renewal candidates who maintain a 3.5 grade point average are eligible to earn scholarships for up to three consecutive years
  • June 15 is the annual deadline for first-time and renewal applications

High school graduates and current college students must submit the current Alliance Scholarship Application and transcripts and must be received by June 15 to be considered for a scholarship award. Please allow additional time for mail delivery to meet the application deadline.

Renewal candidates must maintain a 3.5 GPA, submit required transcript documentation, and make a written renewal request. The deadline to receive renewal requests is also June 15.

If you’re more interested in trade or technical schools, see the Career Education Grant Program

All transcripts and test scores must be original certified documents. Photocopies and printouts from the Internet will not be accepted. Please allow additional time for mail delivery to meet the application deadline.

No applicant may be employed or contracted by the Alliance. Alliance Members must be dues-paying Members and in good standing with dues paid current at the time of award presentation. Please review the Alliance Scholarship Application or Renewal Instructions for complete details of eligibility and submission requirements.

Applicants can apply for either the Alliance Scholarship or a Career Education Grant but not both.

Career Education Grants 

Alliance for Affordable Services believes that higher education is a tremendous advantage toward success but also recognizes that a college degree is not the only path to get there. The Career Education Grant program provides a one-time $1,000 grant to eligible Alliance Members and their family members* who choose to attend a 2-year trade or technical school instead of the traditional college campus.

      • Alliance Members, Spouse, and Legal Dependents may apply
      • The school must be an accredited postsecondary institution or program, with an expected completion date of two (2) years or less in a trade or technical field, and listed on the Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions of the United States Department of Education, found at www.ope.ed.gov/accreditation/search.aspx
      • The grant is paid directly to the school and there is a limit of ten (10) grants every two (2) years to any one school
      • Grants are awarded on a first come first served basis from date of receipt
      • June 30th is the annual application deadline. Applications must be received by June 30th

      If you’re more interested in regular college, see the Alliance Scholarships

      *Benefit is available to the primary member, spouse, and legal dependents. Primary member must be a dues-paying Member, active and in good standing at the time of application and during the recipient’s attendance at school to qualify. A grant recipient may reapply for a second grant to a different school, but not earlier than 3 years after completing the first course for which a grant was given. Applicants can apply either under the Career Education Grant or Scholarship Program but not both.