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College Scholarships For Working Moms

Updated: July 29, 2009

If you’ve suddenly found yourself at 30 or even 40 years of age and have decided that you’d like to pursue a career, money might be the only thing stopping you.

College scholarships for working moms can be difficult to find. Most grant and scholarship organizations have strict rules about who they give a scholarship to and more often than not it doesn’t include mothers like us who have a job but wish to go to college.

So how do you get through the financial issues of attending school as a working mom?

Consider what it will cost:

  • Tuition fees (several thousand dollars)
  • Books
  • Stationary and equipment
  • Travel

If you currently have a job that you’d like to keep then you’ll have even less time to attend classes and study.

But don’t despair!

If you really want a degree you will get it, and part time study is an option for you and so is online education.

College scholarships for working moms give you the money that is needed to cover the most important school expenses such as your tuition fees.

Types of Scholarships for Adult Students

Let’s look at the 5 main types of scholarships and which might be suitable for moms:

1. Needs Based
These are for people who have financial troubles so the scholarship money can cover living expenses and tuition fees. You need proof to apply for this scholarship type.

2. Merit
If you excel in a particular field then you may be eligible for a merit scholarship.

3. Institutional
This is when certain colleges and universities also give scholarships to prospective students.

4. Society/Culture
These scholarships are given to people based on their race, religion, gender or nationality. This group also contains scholarships for single moms, young moms, working moms and other women groups.

5. General
These are scholarships that are given to the children or employees of participating companies, sometimes under a bond contract.

Your financial worries can be taken care of with a scholarship for moms, provided you start looking for, and applying as soon as possible.

So many mothers give up their dreams of going to college because they can not afford it.

Are you one of them?

Money Matters

Without a doubt money is the main thing that keeps moms away from college.

Tuition fees alone can cost a fortune, let alone textbooks, travel and other related expenses.

The only viable way for many mothers is to find a suitable scholarship.

Unfortunately most scholarships will not be open to moms as they often see you as not being committed enough to complete the degree and then get a job.
Of course, you and I know that this is not true! I am proof of that fact.

Scholarships can be used to pay for your tuition fees.

This can be up to $10,000 or sometimes more so if you can find a scholarship to cover all of your fees this is fantastic.

This means all you have to pay for is a few text books and other small things – but the bulk of your course is taken care of for you. No stressful student loans!

Despite being indisputably rewarding, motherhood is time consuming. If you add to that the financial responsibilities that are implied when having a family, you will most likely jump to the conclusion that having a job is mandatory. In this context, it may seem rather impossible to continue education, both financially and from your schedule’s point of view.

Fortunately, there are many college scholarships for working mothers that can match your daily program. Besides being tailored to fit your schedule, these academic programs offered to working mothers are free, so you can save the money for taking care of your family,

The easiest way to apply for college scholarships is to search them online. The number of organizations that host scholarship directories on their website is great.

Once you access such a website, you will be able to find the scholarship that is the most adequate for your needs. You can start by using a keyword that defines the scholarship. Next, you can narrow down the results by entering the area in which the college should be located. Just make sure that you are eligible for the scholarships you apply for.

If you conclude that the tuition fee cannot be sustained after being accepted to the college, you do not have to abandon the idea. Many colleges have financial aid offices and you should visit one of these to find out how the college taxes can be reduced. These offices usually have a page on the website of the college where all the available scholarships are listed.

On this particular page you should also be able to find the criteria on which the scholarships and grants are given away. This way, most of the questions you may have about this topic will be answered. For additional information regarding the college scholarships for working mothers you should visit the aforementioned financial aid office.

  1. Abigail Troxell
    May 6th, 2013 at 03:49 | #1

    I am a mother of three boys. I am trying to raise compassionate, loving boys who care don others. I have attended college but have not received a degree. My husband has graduated with a degree in psychology. I have always put my husband’s education first and worked full time while he went to school full-time. Please help me put myself first and get the college degree I deserve.

  2. Alisha Coyle
    November 28th, 2012 at 16:42 | #2

    I am 35 years old and a mother of 3 I want to be a teacher! I am currently a substitute teacher and want to be more influential in the lives of these students. I see the need everyday for structure and nurturing for our children. Teachers today do not have time to do everything they need to and I feel I would be an asset to any school because I have a heart for children and learning. I want to do all I can to help put fun back into learning. With some financial help I will be able to take the classes I need to do what I am supposed to. I will also be able to show my children it is never too late to persue your dreams and make a difference.

  3. Tamiko Richardson
    October 26th, 2011 at 09:20 | #3

    looking foward to this great opprentuity lord kmows i need to get my education

  4. Billiards Boy
    June 8th, 2011 at 18:55 | #4

    All of this information will be most helpful to my sister. I will gladly pass it on to her in hopes that it might inspire her to know she is not alone. Many other women are on her same quest. Thanks for the info.

  5. June 8th, 2011 at 18:53 | #5

    I need all the information I can get regarding single mother scholarships. I have decided that going back to school is the only way I will be able to make it in the long run. I am doing some research before I jump into this life changing decision, thanks so much for the post.

  6. darlene breeding
    May 27th, 2011 at 21:44 | #6

    I would like more information on how to get a grant to go back to school

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