College is expensive. When you’re a single mother, it seems as though it’s nearly impossible to pay for it. Fortunately, the government and organizations across the country have recognized the need for single mothers to return to school to seek a degree and offer scholarships to help pay for it.
State Organizations Offering Scholarships for Single Mothers
Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund
If you live in Arkansas, you may be eligible for the Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund. Simply go to the organization’s website, choose the county you currently live in, and download the application. Be sure to check the deadline date on the application, and submit it on time with the required documentation.
These scholarships target all disadvantaged women who want to transition out of a low paying job to a higher one by seeking a degree.
If you are a single Hispanic mother, you may be able to receive a scholarship from the Hispanic Scholarship Fund. The award amount varies because it’s based on the donations they receive and the financial need of those that apply.
If you live in Arkansas, Louisiana, or Texas, you may be able to receive this scholarship based on your financial need. This scholarship also considers academic achievement and community involvement.
For this scholarship, you must be 35 years of age or older. You must also be female and demonstrate a financial need.
Women living in the United States or Canada can apply for this scholarship if they desire to return to school to seek a degree to improve their financial situation.
Scholarships are only awarded to women 25 years of age or older and demonstrate a financial need.
This organization runs its scholarship program a bit differently than others do. It awards scholarships to a random drawing of 20 applicants each year. One of those awarded will receive it every year for four years.
Women over the age of 30 years can apply for a scholarship from this foundation. The mission of this organization is to improve women’s lives through continued education and better healthcare.
Government Forms of Assistance
The government provides many opportunities to women seeking a college education while continuing to work and take care of their child. The Pell Grant is the most common one that single mothers receive because it’s solely based on financial need. Applying for this grant is as easy as going to www.fafsa.ed.gov.
By completing the FAFSA form, you’ll also be applying for the:
Fund Higher Education with Scholarships
These are just a few of the sources of scholarships available. There are thousands of other organizations awarding them each year. It’s your job to find them and apply to them, so you’ll have a chance of receiving them. Don’t give up until you have the money you need to go back to school. Your degree will be worth all of the work you put into getting it.