Sunday, March 2, 2008
Scholarships for Working Moms Going Back to College
The U.S. Census Bureau reports that of single mothers, only 16% have a bachelor’s degree or higher, and only 22% earn more than $30,000 a year.
Here is a great scholarship resource for single mothers returning to work. I learned about the program at LifeTrends.
eLearners.com in collaboration with other online colleges and universities including American Intercontinental University, DeVry University and Walden University are planning to grant at least $2 million for scholarships to working mothers. These scholarships will offer full rides to qualified candidates who apply.
These scholarships are only a part of what eLearners call the "Project Working Mom - Putting Education to Work".
Another feature of the program is to create an online database or a repository of information on support resources, scholarships and career advice.
The long term goal is to get more schools to participate. Rutgers University's Center for Women and Work is one of the newest program partners.
"Project Working Mom is the long-awaited answer for many women struggling to make ends meet without a college degree," says Terrence Thomas, CMO eLearners.com.
Here are two additional resources for mothers who are going back to school and will have to balance work and family.