Friday October 31, 2014

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.

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.

Dollars For Scholars

Dollars For Scholars is a program of Scholarship America, which has been providing educational support and scholardships to American students for 50 years. Read more…

Society of Women Engineers Scholarship

The Society of Women Engineers Scholarship (SWE) is, as the name suggests, aimed at women who wish to have a career in engineering or the computer sciences.

Which Scholarships Are Available?
SWE has a large number of scholarships for different classes and majors, ranging in value from $1,500, up to over $10,000. In fact, there are more than 250 scholarships available now, and these combine to a value of more than an impressive $700,000. Read more…

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

What is the Hispanic Scholarship Fund?
This scholarship fund is specifically focused on providing scholarship opportunities to Latino students. In addition to scholarships, a range of other services are also provided by the fund to assist future and current students.

The overall goal of the HSF is to encourage Latino families and individuals to feel confident in making further education an achievable priority in their lives, rather than something that seems financially out of reach. The Hispanic Scholarship Fund aims to see one college graduate in every Hispanic household in the USA! Read more…