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 today.

Adult Students In Scholastic Transition Scholarship (EWI of Los Angeles)
Application Deadlines: April 15, Annually
The Adult Students in Scholastic Transition (ASIST) Scholarship is a non-discriminatory, educational scholarship program for the benefit of non-traditional students. These include persons who are past high school age and who are entering a college, university or trade schools and/or the workforce for the first time, non-traditional students already enrolled in a college/university or trade [...] More

Arizona Business & Professional Women's Foundation Scholarships
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
Scholarships are awarded to women 25 years old or older who are starting or returning to a community college or trade school in Arizona to advance their career/job opportunities. Applications are available online or through your community college financial aid office and must be postmarked on or before March 1st to be [...] More

Oregon Ford ReStart Program Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
The Ford Family Foundation established the Ford ReStart Scholarship Program to support non-traditional adult students who wish to begin or continue education at the postsecondary level. Each year, 30 applicants are selected to receive a Ford ReStart Scholarship.

This is a need-based scholarship. To demonstrate financial need, applicants must have filed a Free Application for Federal Student [...] More

Patsy Takemoto Mink Foundation Scholarship
Application Deadlines: August 01, Annually
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

Women's Opportunity Award
Application Deadlines: December 15, Annually
The Women’s Opportunity Award seeks to recognize and support women who are pursuing additional skills, training and education. This $2,000 cash award helps women who are the primary wage earners for their families to enter or return to the workforce or to improve their employment status.

Eligibility: The award is open to women demonstrating financial need who provide the primary financial [...] More

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