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.
Update: Are you being affected by the US government shutdown? Let us know in the comments at the end of this article.
Unless you’ve been asleep under a rock for the past few weeks, and especially for the past couple of days, you will be aware that the US government is on the brink of the first shut down in 17 years. Whatever your political views and beliefs are, there is no doubt that one of your first thoughts about this issue is “How will it affect me and my family?”.
If you are a mother who is in the process of applying for a Pell Grant for your education, or if you are currently attending college, then you will want to know exactly how the federal shutdown may impact you. Likewise, if you have children in a public school, you may be concerned about what will happen to them.