Scholarships for Single Mothers

Find Scholarships for Single Moms

College scholarships for single moms are awarded every year to qualified students.  In 2013, single moms will find several resources to help them pay for college.  It is important to apply for the Pell Grant on the federal level before applying for any state-issued college grants.

Single moms should also consider looking at College Grants for Women to help them pay for college.  College grants for single moms are often available on the state level.  Single moms should first submit their federal forms such as the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  Then it is time to apply for a college grant or college scholarship from your state.  An example is for Arkansas residents, which awards scholarships to help single parents. Here is a link to list individual state agencies to find out what kind of support is offered from your state of residence.

Scholarship Programs for Women Help Single Women Pay for College

The Women’s Independent Scholarship Program is primarily for undergraduate degrees, although there are sometime funds available to help pay for a master’s degree.  Candidates have been victims of abuse from their partners.  They must have been separated from their partners for at least one year and demonstrate financial need.

The Jeanette Rankin Foundation has several scholarships to help women attend college. Single moms over 35 and all single women over 35 can apply.

The Patsy Mink Foundation has scholarships to help mothers pay for college. The foundation’s Education Support Award is for levels of education from skills training, English as a Second Language certificate, General Equivalency Diploma, technical or vocational school, associate’s, first bachelor’s degree, and graduate and post-graduate studies. Based on economic need.

DuPage College in Illinois has ten need-based, $1,000 scholarships for single parents.  Candidates must file the FAFSA form electronically. DuPage College accepts the scholarship application online.  The deadline is May 1st.

The OnlineNursingDegrees.org offers details about the Mary Blake Single Parent Nursing Scholarship. The scholarship is valid for both online and traditional degrees in nursing from accredited institutions.  For further information e-mail scholarships@onlinenursingdegrees.org or see their website.

Some single mothers have found the following book useful to help them cope with the challenges of being a single mother, whether due to divorce or other circumstances. Reviews range from neutral to positive. The Complete Single Mother: Reassuring Answers to Your Most Challenging Concerns

If you’re trying to find scholarships for single moms, remember to start with the information listed here, and then accompany your search with college grants opportunities.  Make sure to apply for the Pell Grant first and seek funding from your local state agency.