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: 1/31/2019
  • 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: 1/31/2019
  • 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

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: 2/17/2019
  • 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: 2/15/2019
  • 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: 1/31/2019
  • 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

Michael S. and Jeffrey C. Hagler Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2019
  • 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: 8/1/2019
  • 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.

    Applicants must be a woman of at least 17 years of age who is a mother, with minor children and is enrolled in a skills training, [...] More

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Last Reviewed: October 2018

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