Whoever said, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks” obviously hasn’t stepped foot on a college campus in some time. Today, more adults are heading back to the classroom to learn a few ‘new tricks’ for a variety of reasons; some may have been displaced in the workforce or need a degree to move up the corporate ladder. There are also those who have postponed their education due to family obligations or other mitigating factors. Although these non-traditional students may have a few years on their classmates, they do share one thing in common – the desire to graduate with as little student loan debt as possible. A common misconception among adult students is that they are ineligible for financial aid and scholarships. Fortunately, this is not the case. It may seem as though scholarship programs are focused mainly on high school seniors, but there are also hundreds of awards targeted to those who have been around the block a few times. Here are just a few of the many scholarships that are open to non-traditional students.