Many women decide against college because they end up falling in love, getting married and having kids. However, for whatever reason when these mothers decide they want to go back to college they have trouble coming up with the money to fund their education. Nothing is worse than having the motivation to do something as hard as getting a college degree but not having enough money to even attend. In fact, this failure to come up with the right amount of funds for college has probably killed many mothers’ dreams. However, if you are a mother your aspirations for going to college don’t have to end.
One option for a scholarship for college is the Jeanette Rankin Foundation. This particular foundation offers a $2,000 scholarship for low-income women over 35 years of age. All you have to do to make a case for this grant is to show how this scholarship can improve your life, your family’s life and the lives of others.
Furthermore, if you are a mother and have actually acquired an undergraduate degree but lack the proper amount of money to pursue a graduate degree you should look into the American Association Of University Women. Here you can apply for a variety of degrees including one that will offer anywhere between $5,0000 to $20,000 to women that are looking to pursue a degree in any number of areas: Computer Science, Information, Math, Statistics and Engineering to just name a few.
If you are a mother and your passion is art and you are looking for a scholarship that will help pay for your art aspirations you should look into the College Art Association. Here you can apply for a number of degrees including one that offers $5,000 to members that are from communities that are art driven.
As you can see, as a mother you have many opportunities to apply for scholarships that will pay for your schooling. The opportunities are there but it is up to you to make something happen. Good luck!!