Monday March 02, 2015

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.

Patsy Takemoto Mink Education Foundation for Low Income Women & Children

This foundation is giving out give Education Support Awards valued at up to $5000 for each award. This goal is to help low income mothers to pursue their education with financial assistance. Winners will receive the funds in two payments; one per semester in an academic year. Read more…

Pope-Yell County Single Parent Scholarship Fund

The Pope-Yell County Single Parent Scholarship Fund is part of the larger Arkansas single parent scholarship fund. Single parents on low incomes are the target of this scholarship program, as you are the group that can have the toughest time of all in funding your further education.

Who is Eligible for this Scholarship?
Single parents who are residents of either Yell County or Pope, Arkansas, can apply for this scholarship program. This is one program contained within the larger Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund. Read more…

Women’s Independence Scholarship Program (WISP)

The Women’s Independence Scholarship Program, or WISP, exists to provide scholarships to women who are victims of domestic violence or partner abuse. Women who wish to undertake studies in order to work towards providing independence for themselves and their children after leaving an abusive domestic situation are able to apply for the WISP scholarship, which can vary in the amounts awarded to individuals. Read more…