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Obama’s ‘Moms Return to School’ Government Grant Scholarship

Updated: January 8, 2017

Are you aware that the Obama administration is committed to assisting single moms to return to school? So many moms are simply not aware that the Obama’s ‘Moms Return to School’ Government Grant Scholarship is available to them however you should find out all you can about this opportunity as there are many benefits for you!

Even though the economy is not so great at the moment, it is looking up and the worst is behind us. It is a great time for moms to consider college or university study. You will be in great demand as you’ll have the skills and qualifications needed for a capable workforce: something that employers will be looking for.

You will be in the best possible position to get the job that YOU have always wanted! And the best part is that scholarships don’t have to be paid back, unlike student loans.

Here are some facts about the federal government scholarship and grants available to moms and all women:

Federal Pell Grant

Obama has raised the amount of the Federal Pell Grant up to $5100 instead of $4050. He may even raise it more soon. So if you are a single mom, working mom or stay at home mom then this is simply one of the best ways to have your college education paid for.

How to Apply

You can apply for the scholarship by selecting a college or university which is holding the course or program that you wish to study. You simply then fill out the deferral FAFSA form and submit it.

Studying Moms get Tax Benefits

If you are a mother who is studying at college or university then you can take advantage of the excellent American Opportunity Tax Credit program which lets you get your first $4000 of higher education absolutely free. This coupled with your scholarship means that you really aren’t spending any money at all!

Online Study and Scholarships

You can apply for Obama’s ‘Moms Return to School’ Government Grant Scholarship program if you wish to study via online education. This is often the best choice for moms who can’t or don’t want to leave the family at home in order to go and study at a campus.

So give it a go and see if you qualify for Obama’s moms scholarships and grants.

At the same time, you can apply for other mom scholarships as these are perfectly suited for your situation as a busy mom who needs financial assistance for study. All I can say is – go for it!

  1. Madelaine Conerly
    July 23rd, 2020 at 19:42 | #1

    As always thank you for great article

  2. September 5th, 2019 at 19:30 | #2

    I am a new mom but I want to return to school , I want to start and complete my masters in social works , I am married but my husband is t in the country yet due to immigration paper work . Thank you

  3. Brenda g Arrington
    May 17th, 2019 at 16:51 | #3

    I am a Mom who is currently enrolled in Ohio Christian University online program for Substance Abuse Counseling. I have already received an AA degree in Pastoral Concentration. I think I am about 22 credits shy from receiving my Bachelor’s degree. I have run out of money due to being enrolled in another school prior to this University. I cannot get financial Aid. My desire is to finish what I have started. I have been working hard. My GPA is 3.76 0r 78. I have tried every avenue possible with no luck. I work for the City of Baltimore full time with just enough to pay the bills. I Really want to finish school. I feel that I can be a great asset to addiction counseling/ substance abuse. How can I apply for the Obama return to school for Mom”s assistance program? PLEASE HELP.

  4. Amy Con
    February 7th, 2019 at 04:17 | #4

    Im a single mother not working, does this cover part time classes? I want to take 2 classes and the school said pel doesn’t cover it. Pls help im just starting school but cannot afford

  5. Nalukwago Winnie
    August 28th, 2018 at 19:21 | #5

    Am a single mother of 2 ,am 29 years old and I live in Uganda. I would like to go back to school if I get a chance and secure a better future for my babies.

  6. Linda Takawira
    June 22nd, 2018 at 09:16 | #6

    Good day

    I am a 37 years old Zimbabwean lady and a single parent. I am currently a legal immigrant in South Africa. I am kindly appealing to the Obama Foundation to assist me with a scholarship to study for a degree in Business Administration. All I need is a chance, I know I will excel. Please show Mr Obama my request.

  7. Kesha L Ragas
    June 19th, 2018 at 02:18 | #7

    Good evening im a single mother of 3 kids .My oldest girl is married and my 18 yr.old on his way to college,now im raising my last child who is 11 years old.I want to go back to school as soon as possible.

  8. March 20th, 2018 at 23:09 | #8

    I am a 54 year old mother return to school. I want a Bachlehor Degree as a Social Worker. I have experience working with battered women and children. I received my Associate Degree in Liberal Arts in 2001. I became ill and had to stop school. So in 2004 I started dialysis because of strep throat infection. On September 27, 2010 I received a kidney transplant and feel great and want ot go back to school to become a social worker. I don’t have the available funds to pay my tuition.

    March 2nd, 2018 at 20:46 | #9

    I was informed om today at I’m underfunded by $8,000. I’ve met my limit with Pell Grant and Stafford loans. I’m curently a senior at Unversity of Poenix with a GPA of 3.16. I don’t know which direction I should travel. I’ve been turn down for student loan because of my credit score. I’m currently working with limited hours monday-friday.
    I would appreciate any direction I should go.
    Best Regards,

  10. Valerie
    January 20th, 2018 at 05:51 | #10

    I am a single mom with adult children and I have approximately 14 hours remaining to complete my BA in Business Administration. The challenge is I owe the University $5800, and I am at the limit for financial aid. I am in need of about $12,000 to complete the program. Are there any grants or scholarships that will absorb the the balance and pay the current tuition?

    I was laid off my job of 25 years and this job search has been real challenging. I’ve missed several opportunities because of the incomplete Bachelors program.

    Please advise soonest with programs or organizations that are able to assist me.

    Kindest regards,

    Forever grateful

  11. Josephina Theil
    January 7th, 2018 at 07:28 | #11

    I am a single mother of three beautiful children. In addition, I am a nursing student, who is seeking for extra help while attending school. currently, I find myself overwhelm with school, plus working two job, because I don’t have extra help. My one-year-old son, also needs some of my time, because he had an open heart surgery when he were 3-weeks-old. Sometimes, I find myself crying in my car, because I have to drive my kids to a babysitter, have to turn around to drive to school, and then work. If I have that extra help of the scholarship, that I don’t have to work so hard, while attending school. I also, need time to study. I believe that if I receive the single mom scholarship, that will help me a lot.

    kind regards, Josephina

  12. Mechelle
    December 27th, 2017 at 18:27 | #12

    I am a mother of four grown children and a grandmother of three boys. I have been out of work since 2008, due to illness in the family. I am 44 and ready to get back in the job world and I need to go to college to get a degree to go back to work. No one will give me a chance, I guess because of my age and because of how long I have been out of work.well I have talked to several schools but they all want me to pay so much to get started I’m out of work and can not afford to pay for school.what do I do when I’m out of work can’t get a job because of being out of work for so long.

  13. Care
    December 22nd, 2017 at 05:01 | #13

    Im 21 years old a single mother of 1 who is very interested in going back to school. I have received the pellgrant in the past and ended up loosing it due to not passing a class. I cannot afford schooling on my own and was just wondering if i am able to get the beneifit of this grant

  14. September 2nd, 2017 at 01:09 | #14

    Yes the Federal Pell Grant is still available under the Trump administration. You can find detailed information about applying at:

  15. angie
    September 1st, 2017 at 20:18 | #15

    Does this program even exist today?

  16. Stephanie M Vega
    August 2nd, 2017 at 21:30 | #16

    I am 28 a mother a single mother of 2 wonderful children. I am interested in going back to school in 5 months, to give me and my kids a better life. I am looking for a grant to move my kids forward. I already did a little bit of schooling before. Now that I have kids is been Kind of hard for me to pay for schooling. The scholarship will helps us a lot thanks.

  17. Lonnie chambellan
    June 13th, 2017 at 15:42 | #17

    I ally like to go back to school I’m trying to apply for disability but I still like to try n work like to do estate closing or Taxes n notary please help

  18. May 17th, 2017 at 23:04 | #18

    I am 47 years old mother with 4 adult children and one 8 year old daughter in school. My 18 year old son is going in the Air Force. My 21 year old son drives contracting vehicles to transport cars and trucks to dealership. My oldest daughter is 28 and she is in training to be a Correctional Officer. And my oldest son is out of the Army and applied to be a Police Officer in Charles County. It seems that all my children have taken the right steps. I have raised them and now it’s my chance to do what I want to do and get my Degree in Radiology. I would love to get into a college by early summer for Radiology or Nuclear Medicine. I have worked in the E.R. department as Emergency Response Dispatcher. I would love to have a career in this field. I know I would love my job and present excellent care to my patients. Please assist direct me to whom I am supposed to speak with to get the ball rolling? Thank you. God bless.

  19. Tamra Lee
    April 19th, 2017 at 10:24 | #19

    interested in eligible grants to go back to school.

  20. lyne
    March 27th, 2017 at 18:29 | #20

    @Anne Alston


  21. March 11th, 2017 at 11:18 | #21

    evening have been taking care of my sons life is hard for as hence I won’t to go to school.I wish I have seen this soon.I’m soon happy I came across this knowledge

  22. January 30th, 2017 at 10:23 | #22

    I am 37 year old single mother of three. I went back to secondary school in 2013 and got selected to study a Bachelor Degree in Education, Social Studies at the University of Malawi, Chancellor College. I have completed my second year and yet to start my third year. And luckily, my first born child, my daughter, has also been selected to pursue her degree in Communication and cultural studies at the same College. This means that I have to pay tuition for my daughter and myself, which I cannot manage due to financial . Am looking for a grant for myself, so that I should be able to pay for my daughter.

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