Locating scholarships for a mom can often be like finding a needle in a haystack – ok perhaps not THAT hard but you know what I mean!
I wonder why so many colleges and employers think that moms will not make good students or employees?
Perhaps it is due to the commitment issue: they just think you don’t have the time to commit yourself to the study or the job. We know this is wrong though!
If you know that you can be a great student, and if you are ready to take on a college degree, then a scholarship is the best way to get the cash for college so that money won’t be a problem for you. Finding scholarships for moms returning to school does not have to be daunting or difficult. But you do have to know where to look.
Some of the best ways to find scholarships for a mom who wishes to go to school include:
1. The Internet
The internet has a few great resources for finding scholarships and grants. Look at websites from reputable colleges and universities.
2. Go to College Campuses
Make a list of colleges you are interested in and go visit them. Talk to the department about grants and scholarships – they may have one that is perfect for you.
3. Government Departments
Call or go to your local education department or state department who will have a lot of useful information about mothers who wish to go to college.
4. Win a Scholarship
If you don’t meet merit or other criteria then winning a scholarship is a great way to get one. Just enter as many competitions and draws as you can and who knows, you may become a winner.
These are just 4 of the ways to find a scholarship if you are a mom wishing to return to school.
Moms who want to go back to school in 2017 or 2018 need to be applying for scholarships and grants now.
Many people are wondering how or if things will change under the new President Trump administration, especially when it comes to government educational grants and scholarships. Read more…
Are you a mom living in the state of New York? Starting in Fall of 2017, you could be eligible to attend college for free.
Governor Cuomo has proposed that, beginning this year, low and middle income earners in New York are eligible for tuition-free college education at either 2 year or 4 year colleges.
As long as you’re earning under $125,000 per year then you could qualify for this unprecedented program. The goal is to give completely free tuition for New York residents at SUNY and CUNY two and four year colleges.
Free community college gives single and working moms like you the opportunitity to advance your skills and qualifications so you can move into well paying, secure career that will allow you to provide for your family.
New York state is leading the way in making these goals and ideas of President Obama a reality. Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York is giving New Yorkers, many of who simply coiuld not otherwise afford to attend college, the chance of a lifetime.
This is something that can make a huge difference to the life of students – including dedicated and motivated single mothers, working mothers, and women who want to go back to school and get a degree without getting into student loan debt.
Other Scholarships For
No matter where you live or what your financial situation is, applying for other scholarships and financial aid for your college education means you’ll have access to as much financial assistance as possible for your studies – taking the stress and pressure off you and your family.
At the recent Adult Schools Growth Forum in Washington DC on December 1 2016, hosted by the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE), the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy and the Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School, a commitment was made to create 100 more high quality schools for adult learners and disadvantaged adults by 2020. Read more…