Wednesday December 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.

$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.

Low income, single mothers in Oklahoma who want to complete their education can apply for grant awards of up to $5,000.

Find out how to apply at:

Applications close January 15, 2016

The benefits of going back to college for a mother

Going back to school after you’ve had children has so many benefits. Whether you’re child or children are still very young, or if they’re in school or college themselves, it’s never too late to further your own education. If you have been out of school for many years, returning to study can be a daunting prospect, both financially and as a lifestyle adjustment. But the benefits are numerous, and once you have the financial side worked out, you can look forward to: Read more…

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…