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.
Moms who are wanting to go back to school, or who already are in school but are struggling financially, may be considering taking out a school loan.
It is certainly a big decision to get a loan for your studies. Whilst they are all different in their requirements, at the end of the day you have to pay (most of) them back, and often with large amounts of interest. You therefore need to weigh up whether obtaining the loan is going to be affordable for you in the long term. Read more…