Scholarships for Moms

In a perfect world, mothers would transition flawlessly from PTA meetings and dance recitals to conferences on synergy and the importance of SEO in one fell swoop. Reality check: We don’t live in a perfect world and for those mothers interested in competing in the corporate world, going back to school is a viable option. And while juggling college-level courses and a fussy baby is a stressful mix, you do have one thing working in your favor: bountiful scholarship opportunities.

Scholarship providers recognize the challenges mothers returning to school face and offer many scholarships and grants specifically for them. Check out some of the scholarship opportunities for mothers below; for more information on these and other awards, conduct a free college scholarship search on Scholarships.com today.

Beatrice F. Kroesche Fund Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2018
  • Amount: $2,000
  • This award was established in 2011 by the Beatrice F. Kroesche Foundation. The scholarship is awarded to a single woman who is visually- or hearing-challenged, or a single mother who is in good academic standing and majoring in humanities or education. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

Deanna Forbush Endowed Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2018
  • Amount: $600
  • The Deanna Forbush Endowed scholarship was established in 2007. This scholarship is awarded to single mothers who have strong academic records and plans to attend graduate school. Applicants must be enrolled full-time. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

Emerge Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 4/21/2018
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Emerge is looking for special scholarship recipients who are Georgia residents and will use this opportunity and the education that they receive to better themselves and to help others around them. Emerge Scholarships has awarded nearly a half of a million dollars in scholarships since its founding year, 2001. While each year hundreds of applicants apply for the scholarships, we are only able to [...] More

Frances M. Dunn Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • A scholarship with a minimum award of $500 per year. Funded by the children of Frances Dunn. Professors Antonen, Lee and Shirley have generously agreed to act as a screening committee to evaluate candidates for the scholarship. Awarded to a deserving non-trad single mother in the IS program (must be a sophomore, junior, or senior). Students who have earned at least a 2.5 GPA and who wish to [...] More

Greater St. Louis Mothers of Twins Club Mary Joan Wolf Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/17/2018
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Greater St Louis Mothers of Twins Club, Inc. offers two scholarships for multiple-birth students seeking initial enrollment in accredited post-high school education or training. The applicants must be from the St. Louis, MO-IL metropolitan statistical areas (MSA) including St Louis and the Missouri counties of Franklin, Jefferson, Lincoln, St. Charles, St. Louis, Warren, Washington, or [...] More

Judith Heavenrich Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2018
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Judith Heavenrich Memorial Scholarship was established to assist single, low-income mothers return to school to earn a degree or trade. Applicants must be a female Saginaw County resident and a low-income, single mother. Must be a non-traditional student (out of high school for at least six months with no academic experience or out of college for two consecutive semesters or more before [...] More

Katherine A. Ellis Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2018
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Katherine A. Ellis Scholarship awards female accounting students. Preference is given to single mothers who have financial need. Applicants must be enrolled full-time. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

Marilyn Yetso Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/11/2018
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults established the Marilyn Yetso Memorial Scholarship to support the financial needs of a college student who has lost a parent to cancer or has a parent with cancer and who displays financial need. This competitive award seeks to honor the spirit, energy, and determination that Marilyn displayed during her life, her love for her family and friends, and her [...] More

Michael S. and Jeffrey C. Hagler Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2018
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Michael S. and Jeffrey C. Hagler Scholarship Fund is for nontraditional students enrolling in at least 9 credits in a degree-seeking or certification program at Boise State University or College of Western Idaho. Students must be a resident of the state of Idaho and demonstrate financial need. Must be 24 years or older. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

Patsy Takemoto Mink Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 8/1/2018
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Established in 2003, the Patsy Takemoto Mink Education Foundation aims to carry on some of Congresswoman Mink's most ardent commitments: educational access, support, and opportunity for low-income women, especially mothers; and educational enrichment for children.

    To be eligible for this award, applicants must meet the following criteria:
    - Must be a woman of at least 17 years of age
    - [...] More

The Illinois Organization of Mothers of Twins Clubs, Inc. Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 9/1/2018
  • Amount: $300
  • The Illinois Organization of Mothers of Twins Clubs, Inc. is offering one $300 Scholarship based on need and four $100 scholarships chosen at random to any mother or father of multiples. Applicants must have completed coursework during the fall, winter, spring, or summer semesters. (Proof of course completion is required by September 1). Recipients of the scholarships will be asked to attend the [...] More

Latest College & Financial Aid News

Yale to Ditch "Freshman", "Upperclassmen", Adopt Gender-Neutral Terms

September 19, 2017

by Susan Dutca

In an effort to modernize, Yale will no longer use the terms "freshman" and "underclassmen" and will instead adopt gender-neutral terminology, such as "first-year" and "upper-level students." University officials still anticipate students and faculty to use the old terminology, since they're "deeply ingrained in our everyday language and in Yale's history."

The new terminology can be found in the Undergraduate Regulations and the First-Year Handbook and is expected to appear in all Yale College's publications and communications by the start of the 2018-2019 academic year. The effort to phase out the older terminology is "a piece of a larger movement to reflect the diversity of college campuses" and also in part because the "two words in particular are gendered," according to Jennifer Keup, Director Of the National Resource for the First-Year-Experience and students in Transition. [...]

Senate Bill to Make College Affordable and Accessible for Homeless, Foster Care Youth

September 13, 2017

by Susan Dutca

A bipartisan group of U.S House of Representatives and U.S. Senate lawmakers recently introduced a bill that would help homeless students and foster youth get the financial support they need for college. The bill would also remove other barriers to higher education, such as providing housing options, improving outreach, and streamlining the FAFSA to homeless and foster care students. [...]

Harvest Fall Scholarships for College

September 7, 2017

by Susan Dutca

Enjoy a seasonal treat this season with fall scholarships from Scholarships.com to help pay your college tuition bill. Harvest some of the largest dollar scholarships, most prestigious scholarships, and brand name scholarships out there with our list of October scholarships. These autumn scholarships are so good you'll scream! So hurry and apply for these scholarships due in October and don't let them fall by the wayside. For a complete list of scholarships due in October, click here. [...]

Last Reviewed: September 2017

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