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Stay at Home Mom Scholarships

Updated: May 13, 2009

If you’re a stay at home mom who is looking for scholarship options for college then you might have had a hard time finding anything that is suitable.

Scholarships and grants are often open to people who meet specific criteria, and if this includes certain academic experience or other factors, stay at home mothers might not always meet the requirements.

On the other hand, there are absolutely a great number of scholarships for which you WILL be eligible to apply for. Many are based on financial need, while others are open to all undergraduates or people going to university for the first time.

All mothers should be commended for having the motivation and determination to go to college while raising a family!

A scholarship can help you to balance motherhood and study at the same time.

It will also help you to get on the right track to starting (or restarting) your career once you have finished your course.

The more positive financial position you are in, the less stress and worries you will have. And that’s why grants and scholarships are so helpful.

There are so many reasons why mothers avoid going back to school. These include:

  • Being short on money
  • Being short on time
  • Having a lack of support
  • Not feeling confident – self doubt

Most of the time this is all that is stopping moms from achieving their dreams!

Are these things stopping you from going to college? Money is probably your biggest worry but a scholarship will make it all possible for you.

Imagine starting your college degree knowing that some or all of the tuition fees are paid for?

Having this financial help at this important time is crucial if you are to concentrate on your studies without worrying about money.

If you’re a stay-at-home mom, then scholarships are the #1 way to get your degree or other qualification without the worry of paying for all your tuition yourself or taking out a loan.

A scholarship is simply the ultimate way to have the opportunity to attend college without having a heavy financial burden or debt after graduating.

Without a doubt the major worry of mothers who want to return to school is that you simply can not afford it. Believe me, I know all about that. Been there done that myself.

Just considering your current financial outlay, it’s hard to imagine how the heck you would ever afford the thousands of dollars needed for college.

Some of the things you’re already paying for at home include:

  • Bills
  • Fuel
  • Food
  • Groceries

So many dedicated mothers have little choice but to abandon all dreams of study. This is sad as everyone should have the chance to follow their dreams and goals, including you! Lack of money should not stop you.

Thanks to scholarships and grants, particularly programs that are specifically made for mothers and women, some or all of your tuition fees and other educational expenses can be paid for: letting you concentrate on your studies, rather than obsessing about finances.

Despite the benefits that higher education can bring, most moms simply throw the idea aside and forget about their dreams.

But it does not have to be like that for you.

As long as you are ready to go to college, you can do it. Consider:

  • The commitment to study you’ll have to make
  • If you are ready to focus on your course work when need be
  • If you are financially ready to go to college

Being a mother, you’ll have financial as well as time commitments in your home, especially if your children are still young.

But where there’s a will, there’s a way to move forward and make your wishes a reality.

Benefits of Studying

Just think ahead – once you’ve completed your college program you’ll be able to get a well paying job and your skills will be in demand. Your kids will look up to you, admire your achievements, and be inspired to follow in your footsteps.

Online Study

By doing some or all of your education online (also called distance learning), you can study in your own hours AND be able to spend time with your family.

Many scholarships will cover online learning tuition fees and there are now so many campuses offering this mode of study that you wont have a problem finding the course you love – even if it means looking at interstate campuses, which is one of the major benefits of learning via the internet as you aren’t locked into one location.

Once you have your degree you will very proud of your achievement and you can then go on to feel confident that you are ready to pursue your career.

Click here to have a chance to win $1000 and register for 100’s of scholarships with just one application

  1. April 1st, 2020 at 00:49 | #1

    Hi, I am (& have been since birth) a single mother of a 14yr old student-athlete who has maintained a 3.9 GPA in elementary & middle school I used to work full time and go to school but wasn’t able to finish my schooling & no longer able to work due to being so sick w/“Chronic Migraine disease” & “Fibromyalsia”. I’m a stay at home mom because of my illnesses & barley get by w/state assistance. I would LOVE to be able to do online schooling & so I can provide for my son & help him & eventually help him get into a good college. He’s so motivated & driven so I am desperate to do what I can for him (As I’m sure all the moms are) but I need him to see me accomplish something & provide for him on my own as well as help myself move forward while searching & trying different treatments to help get healthy. I be so grateful for this opportunity. I’m not sure how to apply. I would like more info please..Thank you, J.W.

  2. anum rafiq
    March 9th, 2019 at 17:42 | #2

    im anum rafiq from Pakistan,iam a mother of 2 kids. Iam a stay at home Mother.I have done M.Phill in computer sciences with CGPA 3.6.I am looking forward to a scholarship to continue achieving my dream to Empower Women,Acknowledge mother and to be a successful stay a home Mom.
    Thank you,
    Anum Rafiq

  3. Amy Con
    February 7th, 2019 at 04:53 | #3

    Hi im a single mom in NY not working. looking to take 2 classes but cannot afford it. Can you tell me what scholarships there are for me? Thank you

  4. Denise
    November 19th, 2018 at 09:08 | #4

    I recently became a stay at home mom. I have 11 children, 6 girls and 5 boys, two of my children are my step children that are no different from my own. I have gained a couple certifications but not ever had the opportunity to pursue my degree in criminal justice. I am enrolled in online college and struggling with the every day life of being a stay at home mom that I really never got the opportunity to do. I have to say this is the one life choice that is very much a full devoted job. I need to find a scholarship before February to cover one of my classes. I hope this can help me in some way.

  5. Candice Dykstra
    July 21st, 2016 at 14:07 | #5

    I am a mom to seven beautiful children under the age of 12. We have two adult foster children and one foster grandbaby. I have a passion to help teenage girls and women develop self confidence and to encourage them to reach their full potential. I need financial help to finish my last year of school.

  6. Jessica Martin
    November 1st, 2015 at 06:23 | #6

    I came across this post about mothers going back to school, but I don’t quite understand the details of how to apply for it. I am about to turn 29 years old and was finally getting serious about going to college for my teaching degree in January of 2014 when I became pregnant with my first child. My daughter was born in October 2014 and then I ended up pregnant with twins that were born September of 2015. I still have the desire to go back to school for my teaching degree, but in order to try and generate some income while pursuing that degree I am interested in becoming a Certified Life Coach and starting my own business. My husband works 2 jobs but it is barely enough to get us by since the rapid growth in our family and I had to leave my job during my pregnancy with the twins. I just want to be able to help contribute financially as well as raise my 3 little angels, but we just do not have the funds to put toward me furthering my education right now to do so. I am trying to avoid any loans due to the amount of debt I already have, and I was unable to qualify for any government aid for the program I am interested in. I would love more information about the scholarship that’s discussed in this post or any others I can apply for. Thank you, and good luck to all of the other moms out there putting in the extra time and effort to make a better life for their families.

  7. Donna
    July 18th, 2015 at 02:35 | #7

    I am a mother of 6 boys looking to qualify for this. I have already started going back to school and have two sons in school. I graduate in two years with a bachelors and I am still paying off student loans from 20 years ago. I have managed to stay out of debt this time until now. My 2nd oldest is starting college this fall and I will be forced to take out loans unless I qualify for something. I heard about this through my oldest and would like more information as I feel like I qualify.

  8. Vienna
    June 28th, 2015 at 15:35 | #8

    Hi. I’m not exactly a stay-at home Mom. However, my mother wants to be able to go back to college and she is, so I’m asking this question on her behalf. She’d like to know whether or not getting a job would hurt her chances of earning scholarship money and how badly it would hurt those chances if she did decide to get a job anyway. If any of you could respond with feedback, I’d be very grateful. Thank you.

  9. Christine
    June 12th, 2015 at 03:28 | #9

    hi I am mother of one son has seven months & I wanna study but I don’t have money for the study . Please help me

  10. Catrina
    August 6th, 2013 at 18:42 | #10

    I’ve been searching for days, where does a mother who is married with children find a grant? It seems that all grants are for teen moms, and single moms. What about those of us who are stay at home moms by choice?

  11. Cierra Peterson
    March 29th, 2013 at 01:01 | #11

    I am a stay at home mom and I am starting college at the Art Institute this upcoming Monday. My financial aid will only cover a portion of the tuition. I can t seem to find any other scholarships the web pages tell me what I’m going to apply for but not where, how, or when. Not quite sure how to do all this. I’m in need of help and advice ddesperately. I need to go to college to better provide for my son. How do I apply?

  12. maria feti rosyani
    September 6th, 2012 at 15:18 | #12

    i am mother of two sons.
    i really wanna be more acknowledge while i still keep taking care of my kids. but, i am afraid that i don’t have money to pay for study.
    hopefully that there is a good chance for me.

  13. Amanda Serio
    June 29th, 2012 at 20:50 | #13

    I am a single mom. I have completed 3 years of my nursing dgree. I have two more years to go. Six consecutive semesters. I am running out of funding besides the pell grant, are there anymore funding sources besides student loans that may help me complete my degree?

  14. Sasha Maupin
    November 10th, 2011 at 16:02 | #14

    I am a stay at home mom of 2 girls. How do I apply for grants and scholarships and how do I know what school I should go to. I dont know how to get started, can somebody please help me get started. I have alot of questions and nobody to ask. Please help!

  15. Debra Aveilhe
    August 6th, 2011 at 04:14 | #15

    We are a single income family, we have 2 children and I am a stay at home mom. I would like to receive a scholarship so I can finish school!

    Thank you,
    Debra Aveilhe

  16. May 13th, 2009 at 04:16 | #16

    Best of luck Julie, you have a great chance of winning and i would love to see you putting this scholarship money to good use 🙂
    I won a previous contest and believe me, it changes your life.

  17. Julie
    May 13th, 2009 at 04:14 | #17

    I just entered. I sooo want to win this scholarship, i have been wanting to go back to school for 3 years now but its so hard with 3 little ones to look after.
    thanks for letting me know about this contest!!

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