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Apply for a Scholarship Online

Updated: August 17, 2009

Apply for a scholarship online is one of the easiest ways to get free funding for your education.

Moms like you are struggling to make ends meet at the best of times, so when it comes to going to college or university it can certainly seem like an impossible task.

But programs like government grants (think the Pell Grant, TEACH etc), and privately run scholarships give you cash that does not have to be repaid.

Instead of choosing a student loan which is costly and puts you into debt, choose to apply for scholarships and grants. They provide so many benefits to mothers going back to school. Eg:

  • 1. Grants and scholarships DO NOT have to be repaid ever.
  • 2. There are so many places to apply for educational funding
  • 3. You can often combine 2 or more scholarships together, doubling your money
  • 4. The money can often be used for related expenses like accommodation and food so this helps with family expenses
  • 5. Many scholarships for mothers do not have any requirements, so anyone can apply

It may seem difficult to apply for scholarships and grants online, but there are plenty of organizations that are meant to facilitate this process. These organizations offer online tools that help you find the scholarship you have always dreamt of. All you need to do is complete a form with details such as:

  • Personal information
  • Academic information
  • Type of award

Knowing the academic information is necessary for determining whether you qualify for the scholarship. The type of award, on the other hand, does not include only scholarships, but also research grants, internships and federal aid programs. Thus, there are several financial sources that can be used for paying the college. You only need to make sure that the online form is completed and sent before the application deadlines.

The online tools which are available on the websites of these organizations will even allow you to search for scholarships by using certain keywords. In some cases, you gain access to scholarship directories right after registering. Try to avoid the websites that require a fee for helping you to apply for scholarships and grants online.

There are plenty of free scholarships directories and registering is necessary only for keeping your information in a database, in case you decide to apply again in the future.

If you cannot afford paying for college it does not mean that you have to give up the idea of higher education. Finding financial resources online is very convenient, since you save a lot of time. Practically, you gain access to whole lists of scholarships. As soon as you decide which one is more adequate, you have to apply and wait for the answer. Remember to apply for more than one scholarship, so you have multiple options to choose from. This way, you will continue education and learn new skills without spending enormous amounts of money.

How Do I Apply For Single Mother Grants?

Knowing how to apply for single mother grants properly will increase your chances dramatically of ever getting a grant.

Getting grants (or scholarships) to help your current financial situation and future plans can take time and often some effort. This article will give you the basic steps to help you find the financial grants for single mothers that you need plus give you tips on the best way to find your way through the application process.

First you need to figure out what kind of single mother grants you need the most. Financial grants for single mothers usually fall into one of two categories: grants to help you go back to or begin your college career and grants to help ease some of your financial strain. Finding money for just about anything as a single mother is hard. Deciding which of these two types of grants you should apply for is not!

If you are hoping to get a single mother grant to help pay for your college tuition your first call should be to your potential college’s financial aid office. Many schools get money from the government to provide scholarships and grants to people who need them. Schools love helping single mothers find the money for their tuition!

If you have already completed your degree or do not have plans to go to college, you should visit a social worker from your social services office. Social workers are well versed on financial grants for single mothers and will be able to help you figure out which federal and local single mothers grants you qualify for. If you do not qualify for government funded aid, do not worry!

All is not lost. Start making the rounds to your local non profit organizations and private foundations. Non profit organizations and private foundations will often have financial grants for single mothers available. Get as many applications as you can.

You most likely will not want to apply for only one grant.
Remember your goal is to get as much help as you can: apply for as many single mother, women, and general grants as you are eligible for. Make sure you fill out your applications completely and correctly.

Do not fudge your numbers in an attempt to get more money. Doing so could get your entire application thrown in the trash! It is also a good idea to make copies of all of your applications before you begin filling them out. That way if you make a mistake you will have a fresh form to work with and won’t have to figure out how to hide the mistake.

While you are waiting to hear about your single mum grant application, take a look at your own finances. Can you cut back on anything or cut anything out of your budget? Working on your own finances shows a good faith effort to improve your current financial situation and it could help you when it comes time to interview for your single mother grants.

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  1. Tonya King
    September 27th, 2016 at 21:09 | #1

    I am a single mother of a 3 year old son, working very hard to make ends meet. I need a significant change for our lives. I want to go back to school and become a nurse. Please tell me how I can apply for this single mothers going back to school grant?

  2. doris mumbi
    September 28th, 2013 at 23:38 | #2

    My names is Doris Mumbi.I would like to go back to school and do my LPN.Am a mother of two and what we earn with my husband can’t see me through education.kindly show me the way forward.

  3. celia
    January 26th, 2013 at 01:11 | #3

    presiso de mais imformacoes

  4. nicole post
    November 3rd, 2012 at 02:11 | #4

    I would definitely like some information please. I already have a BA but it is quite useless without a higher degree than that or at least a different BA to go with it so I dont think I qualify for the grant.

  5. Lorena
    January 24th, 2012 at 22:41 | #5

    I would love to go back to school and complete my education. But do to being a single mother of 5 at one time I did not complete my education do to time and being a government employee. Now that I am a mother of 1 and my other 4 children are grown and on their own, I now have more time to complete my education.

  6. Debbie
    September 9th, 2011 at 00:36 | #6

    I would like to apply for this grant. I’m a mother of two and I would like to go back to school.

  7. Kelley Murphy
    July 31st, 2011 at 05:36 | #7

    I need help finding financial assistance for college

  8. Lynn
    June 1st, 2011 at 14:50 | #8

    Please provide me with information on how to acquire grant money to further my eduation.

  9. May 31st, 2011 at 16:12 | #9

    thats a link to the website. its a government website. be careful with .com, .net, make sure its .edu or .gov

  10. Kathy Kiersznowska
    March 26th, 2011 at 15:58 | #10

    How do I apply for this grant?

  11. beth lambert
    March 7th, 2011 at 15:29 | #11

    I’m interested in getting back into the workforce
    but in order to make myself marketable
    i really need to go back and learn the new technologies
    necessary.
    i would like to know how i can get assistance to do this.

    thank you so very much
    sincerely
    -beth lambert

  12. Ofelia C. Gunn
    March 3rd, 2011 at 04:33 | #12

    I just want to know if there is a possibility for me to qualify for american moms back to school program aid. I have contacted Penn Foster school for a bookkeeping course. It cost around $598 to $698. for the whole course. But they don’t have financial aide program. Is there anyway I can apply for it. Thank you.

  13. Angelica Pabon
    January 19th, 2011 at 04:15 | #13

    I need assistance with getting started with getting things together to go back to school. Any information would be helpful. Thank you.

  14. shanna sparger
    January 15th, 2011 at 16:04 | #14

    I need informattion about how to apply for finacail help.

  15. nayome Mccaslibn
    January 7th, 2011 at 02:32 | #15

    I go to national hispanic university and I need help with books and paying for the rest of my financial aid. I am a single mother of girsl and need help desperately.
    sincerely nayome mccaslin

  16. Chandra oden
    January 6th, 2011 at 03:27 | #16

    It may seem like it’s easy for mom to go back to school, I been applying for scholarships for months now haven’t heard any thing back yet. I am a single parent I have 4 kids, 2,4,6,8, and it’s very hard to take care of them, and trying to find help to go back to school. I’m going to everets college, i had transford from ashford, because i wasn’t get no kind of suport when i needed help with home work. And that mess me up with my finical aid, I’m not getting any money back to help me.

  17. Chrystel Risner
    December 17th, 2010 at 17:34 | #17

    I would love information @ cosmotology school. I need any grant I can get. I am a single mother of Three, so I can’t afford to go to school & be away from them at night.

  18. Brittney Morrison
    December 4th, 2010 at 06:23 | #18

    I need as much information as possible on financial assisstance.

  19. Sherri Kidd
    November 22nd, 2010 at 21:01 | #19

    I am currently in school. I want to major in psycology. I am taking interdisplinary studies with open concentration through Kaplan University. I am going to school to better my family. My husband and I both work so we dont qualify for much in finacial aid. I am not sure if there is anything else out there that can help me. I would like to go on for my bachelors in psycology, and then my masters. However, if I have to pay for most of my education out of pocket it would be very costly to my family. Please let me know if there is anything I can be doing.

  20. Christina Pereira
    October 26th, 2010 at 14:58 | #20

    I need information about how to apply for a finacial help.

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