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Happy Mother’s Day weekend! scholarship for mothers

In honor of all the wonderful moms out there, we are posting another scholarship for single moms who are pursing their education.

The Patsy Takemoto Mink Education Foundation is offering five Education Support Awards of up to $2,000 each to assist low-income women with children. Deadline: July 15, 2010.

Patsy Takemoto Mink served in the US Congress, and was the first woman of color elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. She worked on civil rights, civil liberties, peace, economic justice, and women’s rights.


  • must be a woman, at least 17 years of age
  • must be a mother, with minor children
  • must be enrolled in a skills training, ESL, or GED program; or pursuing a technical/vocational degree, an associate’s degree, a first bachelor’s degree, or a professional/master’s/doctoral degree.
  • must be enrolled in an accredited program during the 2010-2011 academic year
  • must be low-income (annual family income less than $17,500 for a family of 2; $22,000 for a family of 3; $26,500 for a family of 4)

For more information, or to apply, visit the Patsy Takemoto Mink Education Foundation website.

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The AARP Foundation Women’s Scholarship Program is for nontraditional students – women who are 40+ years old, and who are seeking new educational opportunities, job skills, and training.aarp scholarship

The deadline to apply for this scholarship is March 31, 2010. It is available for full or part-time students.

The AARP Foundation Women’s Scholarship may be used at public or private schools, community colleges, technical schools, and universities, for tuition, fees, and books. This scholarship is not for graduate degree programs. Rather, it is for women seeking out training and certificate programs. Many women are returning to the workforce after an extended absence, or are underemployed and need more skills and experience to further their careers.

Requirements for applying for the AARP Foundation Women’s Scholarship Program

Applicants must be:

  • Women
  • At least 40 years old (by 3/31/2010)
  • U.S. Citizens
  • Enrolled in an accredited school or technical program in the United States (within 6 months of the scholarship award date)
  • Able to demonstrate a need for financial aid

For more information, or to apply to the AARP Foundation Women’s Scholarship Program, please visit their website. (Click on the “Apply Here” tab). Remember, the deadline is March 31, 2010 – so apply today!

Check out the other available scholarships for women:
Scholarships for Single Mothers

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financial aid for collegeWhat do you want to know about financial aid for college? Considering the country’s economic turmoil in 2009, EducationGrant.com certainly picked a good year to launch a college financing blog. Not surprisingly, the posts that attracted the most readers were those that focused on how to get scholarships and grants.

Here are the top 5 EducationGrant blog posts of 2009:

1. Single Mom Scholarships

2. 10 Scholarships for Women

3. Pell Grant Application Process

4. Financial Aid for Single Mothers: Grants

5. Student Loan Forgiveness

With the latest numbers on average student loan debt rising to $23,000, the demand for scholarships and grants and a better financial aid system will surely be intense in 2010. No one has all the answers to the question of paying for college, so EducationGrant.com invites readers to share their personal experience, ideas, and suggestions with each other and the entire EducationGrant community next year.

We’ll be back on Monday, January 4th. Best wishes for a safe and happy New Year holiday.

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10 Scholarships for Women

One thing we get asked about a lot is whether we know of any scholarships for single mothers, working mothers, and women in general. In fact, many private foundations provide grants and scholarships for women of all backgrounds and ages, including working mothers, women changing careers, women pursuing degrees in nontraditional fields, and women both beginning and returning to school. Here are 10 well-established scholarships for women:

Women’s Independence Scholarship Program (WISP)

  • Scholarships for formerly battered women, for the purpose of getting an education that will help provide stable employment, personal independence, and self-sufficiency
  • Primary goal is to help single mothers with young children who have the greatest financial challenges (childcare costs, etc.)
  • You must be pursuing an accredited program (fulltime or part-time) at state-supported community colleges, state-supported colleges or universities, technical/vocational schools, private colleges or universities, proprietary schools
  • Application Deadline: Check website for complete eligibility and application details

Success!Jeannette Rankin Foundation Scholarships

  • Scholarships for mature (age 35 or older), low-income women
  • You must be enrolled in or accepted to an accredited school in pursuit of an associate’s degree or first bachelor’s degree in a technical or vocational education
  • Application Deadline: Check website in October

Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.)

  • Program for Continuing Education: $2,000 need-based grants to women returning to school to support themselves and/or their families
  • STAR Scholarship Pilot Program: $2,500 scholarships for high school seniors to pursue postsecondary education at accredited institutions
  • International Peace Scholarship: $10,000 (maximum) scholarships for international women students pursuing graduate study in the U.S. and Canada
  • Scholar Awards: Substantial merit-based awards for pursuing a doctoral level degree or postgraduate study or research at an accredited college or university
  • Application deadline: Check website

Soroptimist Women’s Opportunity Awards

  • Scholarships (number varies): up to $10,000 each
  • For women who are the main breadwinners for their families and who have overcome challenges to return to school, to help them improve education, skills, and employment prospects
  • You must be enrolled in or have been accepted to a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program (you can’t already have an undergraduate degree)
  • Application deadline: December 1

Talbot’s Women’s Scholarship Fund

  • 60 Scholarships of $1,000 each and 6 Scholarships of $10,000 each (only applicants seeking a bachelor’s degree from a 2- or 4-year college or university are eligible for these awards)
  • For women who earned their high school diploma or GED at least 10 years ago
  • You must be seeking an undergraduate degree from an accredited 2- or 4-year college or university, or vocational-technical school
  • Application deadline: Check the website in the fall for a scholarship the following year

Possible Woman Foundation International Scholarships

  • Scholarships (number varies): approx. $2,000–$5,000
  • For stay-at-home moms entering the workforce in need of additional education/training, women returning to school after a break in their education, and women changing careers or seeking career advancement
  • Application deadline: January

American Association of University Women Career Development Grants

  • Grants: $2,000–$12,000
  • For women with a bachelor’s degree preparing to advance their careers, change careers, or re-enter the work force
  • Special consideration given to women of color and women pursuing their first advanced degree or credential in nontraditional fields
  • For pursuing master’s degree, second bachelor’s degree, or specialized training in technical or professional fields
  • Distance learning programs are eligible
  • Application deadline: December

Accounting Scholarships for Women in Transition

  • Scholarship: up to $16,000 over 4 years
  • Women in Transition and Women in Need Scholarships for women who have become the sole source of support for themselves and their family, either through divorce or death of a spouse; other circumstances also considered
  • For incoming freshmen, current freshmen, or women returning to school with a freshmen status pursuing an accounting degree
  • Application deadline: April

Royal Neighbors of America Scholarships for Women

  • Life Enrichment Scholarships for Returning Students (5): $500 each awarded to returning students over 21 and pursuing short term coursework
  • New Horizons Scholarships for Returning Students (10): $5,000 each one-time scholarships awarded to females over the age of 35
  • New Horizons Leader Scholarship for a Returning Student (1): $5,000/year for up to four years awarded to a woman over the age of 35 who goes above and beyond to volunteer in her community and achieve financial security, health and wellness
  • You must be a Royal Neighbors of America member
  • Application deadline: April

Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship

  • Scholarships: $10,000 each/year; Finalists: $1,000 award each
  • For rising seniors and graduate students enrolled fulltime in Computer Science, Computer Engineering program, or closely related technical field
  • Application Deadline: February 1

Be sure to visit each scholarship site for complete FAQ, eligibility details, and application process, and deadlines. For more scholarship opportunities for moms, see our post Single Mom Scholarships.

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