Friday November 16, 2018

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.

2018-2019 Catch a Break! Scholarships for Minnesota Students

Catch a Break is a scholarship made for people in Minnesota who have faced past difficulties but now want to enroll in a 4 year college or university program as a full time student.

You must be planning to study in Minnesota to qualify for this scholarship.

Applications for the 2018 Catch a Break Scholarship are now closed. The 2019 applications will be open in November!

Opening: November 2018
Application Area: Minnesota

Fast facts about the Catch a Break! Scholarship program:

  • Open to Minnesota residents enrolling in college or university for the first time
  • Provides winners with up to $10,000 per year of study
  • Recipients graduate from college debt-free
  • Your application must show that you have financial need and academic potential

This is one of the most generous scholarships available because it covers your entire tuition costs – essentially letting you graduate from a 4 year college or university degree program without any debt.

As a mom returning to school, if you live in Minnesota and meet the other requirements for this award, it is one you certainly should be applying for.

Winning this scholarship means that all your education expenses will be covered, and you will have no need for student loans or other sources of financial aid, taking a massive load from your shoulder and allowing you to full concentrate on your studies – without worrying about money!

Check the official website for this scholarship at from November 2018 as this is when application information will be available for the 2019 academic year.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund (Univision Scholarship) – How To Apply For Up To $5,000 (2018)

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) is specifically focused on providing scholarship opportunities to Hispanic students.

The Becas Univision Scholarship program has now been combined with the HSF.

The deadline for 2018 is March 30, with selection happening in May 2018. Winners will find out if they are the lucky recipient of a scholarship between October and December 2018.

The available scholarships give applicants the opportunity to receive anywhere between $500 and $5000 in educational financial assistance.

The amount you receive will depend on your financial need which is determined by the selectors. Of course, you have to be chosen to have a chance at any amount so making sure you meet all the eligibility requirements is vital as a first step (see below). Read more…

2018-2019 James L. and Nellie M. Westlake Scholarship – Missouri

The James L. and Nellie M. Westlake Scholarship Program is open to students in Missouri who want financial assistance in going to college.

Only Missouri residents are eligible to apply for this scholarship.

Applications close: February 1, 2018 (applications are now closed for this year’s intake!)
Application Area: Missouri

Here are the facts and basic requirements for this scholarship program: Read more…

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