The scholarships listed below are offered to adult or non-traditional students. Please check back periodically as scholarship opportunities are updated throughout the year.

Alpha Sigma Lambda

Alpha Sigma Lambda, the national adult student honorary society, will offer twelve $3,500.00 scholarships for the 2018-2019 academic year. To be eligible to apply, you must:

  • Be a degree-seeking student
  • Have completed 30 semester hours of graded coursework at Simpson College
  • Have a grade point average of 3.2 or better
  • Have financial need for assistance

You do not need to be a member of the local Alpha Sigma Lambda chapter in order to apply. Applications must be submitted to Andrea Biklen at the West Des Moines campus by mid-April. For more information, see

Executive Women International



The Des Moines Chapter of Executive Women International awards multiple scholarships each year to adult students pursuing higher education or career training.  The purpose of the scholarships is to provide assistance to adults (male and female) in the community who are in transitional situations or who are in need of financial aid in order to further their education. The number of scholarships and amounts are determined each spring based on the fundraising efforts of the Chapter. Information is generally available in February of each year and applications are due in April.