11 Top Scholarships for Moms

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11 Top Scholarships for Moms

This article was last updated on Dec. 1, 2014.

Looking for scholarships for moms? College is expensive, and having a kid doesn’t make it much easier. Luckily, there are a number of financial awards available to mothers pursuing higher education. To get you started, we’ve selected a handful of awards for mothers across America. Take a look and see if you qualify!

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National scholarships

Emerge scholarships

Emerge Scholarships, Inc. grants $2,000-$5,000 awards to non-traditional female students annually. The scholarships are intended for women whose education has been delayed or interrupted and who strive for success in the face of challenges and obstacles. Emerge favors women who give back to their communities and whose academic and career goals are in step with those values. Women residing in any U.S. state are welcome to apply, though some preference will be given to Georgia residents.

Institute of Management Accountants Scholarship

The Institute of Management Accountants issues an award of $2,000. Applicants must be on their way to completing an accredited accounting program. To be considered for this scholarship, candidates should be the primary source of support for their family, demonstrating substantial financial need.

Displaced Homemaker Scholarships

The Association on American Indian Affairs offers a $1,500 award to American Indian individuals otherwise unable to complete their educational goals due to familial responsibilities. Funds are disbursed in increments of $750 per semester and may be used for living and childcare expenses as well as education.

Regional scholarships

The ANSWER Scholarship Endowment

This scholarship was created for “Nontraditional” female students age 25 or older that are legal residents of Mecklenburg County, NC or a contiguous county in North or South Carolina.  She must be enrolled as a full-time degree-seeking student in an accredited institution in North or South Carolina.  She must be a primary caregiver to at least one school-age child.

One Family Scholars Program

The One Family Scholars Program provides financial support and assistance to single parents. To qualify, candidates must live in Massachusetts, be endorsed by a partnering community organization, be a single head of a household with dependents under 18 years of age,  have a family income below 200% of the federal poverty level and be enrolled at an accredited undergraduate institution in MA.

Sol Goldberg Childcare Subsidy

The National Council of Jewish Women offer a number of scholarships, including a $1,000 subsidy intended to ease the burden of childcare. Applicants must reside and attend school in the Greater Los Angeles area with the intention of acquiring marketable skills. The scholarship is offered to single parents regardless of religion or ethnicity.

Ford Opportunity Program for Oregon Residents

The Ford Family Foundation provides assistance to single parents who demonstrate financial need. Eligible applicants will be pursuing a Bachelors degree without support from a domestic partner. Applicants are evaluated on personal success and community involvement and leadership.

Ford Opportunity Program for Residents of Siskiyou County, California

Supplied by the Ford Family Foundation, this scholarship goes to a single parent pursuing a Bachelors degree in Siskiyou County, CA. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and not have the support of a domestic partner. Individuals with a history of admiral personal success and community leadership will be given preference.

Heloise Werthan Kuhn Scholarship

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee issues this scholarship to pregnant or parenting teens residing in the state of Tennessee. Applicants should be enrolled in or planning to enroll in an accredited college, university, junior college, technical school or job-training program.

Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship

The Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Funds provides financial assistance to single parents in various Arkansas counties. Follow the link to their website to choose your county and view scholarship options. Many are based on financial need and are renewable for multiple semesters (contingent on academic success).

Tricia Marie Simpson Russell Memorial Scholarship

The Visiting Nurse Association of Porter County awards scholarships to nursing students in Northwest Indiana. Candidates must have applied to or be enrolled in a nursing program. Preference is given to single parents with dependent school-age children.


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