Tuesday August 30, 2016

Finding Scholarships for a Mom

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.

What Would a Donald Trump Presidency Mean for Mothers & Women’s Education?

If Donald Trump were to become President later this year, just what could we expect from him when it comes to education and financial assistance for mothers and women in general?

Not particularly well known for his high concern for women’s issues, there is still a lot to find out about Trump’s potential impact (either good or bad) on people like you who may be a single mother hoping to go back to school, or a woman from a disadvantaged background just needing a hand in paying for your studies.

Whatever the case, this issue is likely going to be a high priority for you when you go to vote in November. Read more…

2016 Scholarships and Grants Books and Guides

Now is the time to research as much as possible about available scholarships and grants for the year, as well as how to apply for them to give yourself the best chance of success.
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$5000 Single Mothers Grants from the Women’s Foundation of Oklahoma

November 2015

Single mother students in Oklahoma can now start applying for educational grants up to the amount of $5000. The grant applies to all public colleges and universities in Oklahoma.

The Women’s Foundation of Oklahoma is focused on investing in the future of women and girls in OK by providing them with opportunities that can lead them to becoming economically independent.

Over $260,000 in grants have been distributed by the foundation since 2004, changing the lives of hundreds of women. Read more…