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Career Change Scholarship

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Take This Time to Upskill or Reskill for a Career Change.

LSU Online & Continuing Education’s Career Change Scholarship is available to those that are displaced from their jobs due to COVID-19. The reskilling scholarship includes savings on specific non-credit online professional development certificates and MicroCred® programs that can provide high-value, in-demand skills to career changers immediately. Students can upskill in as little as two weeks, save over $1,000 on certain programs, and potentially apply skills gained toward a future degree program. The ultimate goal of LSU Online & Continuing Education is to improve the professional and financial lives of students, and this scholarship is a small way we can give back to the individuals most impacted to help them to shift careers.

  • Upskill or reskill in as little as two weeks
  • Save over $1,000 on popular programs
  • Earn skills to qualify for in-demand fields
  • Potentially apply skills gained toward a future degree

Explore our non-credit MicroCred® and certificate programs below and fill out the form on this page to qualify for the scholarship funds. Our learner coordinator will reach out to you within one business day of your submission. If you do not need the scholarship funding but would like to take one of our programs, click on the links below and register directly. Open enrollment means you can start the same day you enroll!


MicroCred® Programs

These online micro-credentials are designed for professionals to gain competency in a specific topic. The courses are developed by award-winning LSU faculty and expert instructors chosen for their real-world experience, so the skills you earn can directly apply to the workplace. This program is perfect for those that need some prep work before switching careers. Upon completion of the program, you will receive a digital badge to bulk up your online resume, digital networking, or website.


Certificate Programs

These online certificate programs provide high-value information to put you on the path to a rewarding new career. Our certificate program topics are designed for individuals to improve their understanding of a specific topic and earn a digital certificate to showcase their skills. Some programs can be completed in as little as two weeks.


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High-quality credentials are recognized by multiple employers across an industry. Earn credentials that verify skill mastery, educational attainment, and the authority to perform a task or operation—conveying real economic benefits in the labor market.

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