It is really very tough for single mother to bring a balance between professional and personal life. In such a situation, thinking of higher studies or investing money seems like next to impossible. Fortunately, there are many scholarships available to help single mothers build a bright career, and take good care of their children. In case, you are planning to pursue nursing courses, you will find a range of scholarships available to reduce your financial burden, such as:
- Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursing
- Ronald McDonald House Charities
- Gate Millennium Scholarship
- Minority nurse- Scholarships for Nurses
- Nursing Scholarships for Hispanic Students
- Japanese American Citizens League Scholarships
- HRSA’s Bureau of Health Professionals
To apply for any of the above-mentioned nursing scholarships, student must be a citizen, national or legal permanent resident of the Unites states. You must meet the program eligibility requirements to be eligible to apply. Additionally, students must have good academics records to support the application. If you want to purse a nursing course, and you are a single mother too, then you can apply for scholarships designed for single mothers only. Scholarship providers are creating more financial aid opportunities tailored to help female students in special circumstances.
Most of the women give up their studies to raise a family, which is indeed unfortunate. The Jeanette Rankin Women’s Scholarships Fund offers scholarships for women over the age of 35 to pursue any technical or vocational education, an associate’s degree or a bachelor’s degree. Other requirements to be eligible for the scholarship include U.S. citizenship, and a low-income. You can apply for Jeanette Rankin Women’s Scholarship Fund from November to December each year.
Next famous scholarship for single mothers is the Patsy Takemoto Mink Education Foundation. This program awards scholarships of up to $2,000 to a woman with children and pursing education. The applicant must be a single mother aged 17 or more. The Emerge Scholarships, Inc. scholarship programs is also most popular scholarship that awards approximately seven special women whose education was delayed or one who wants to pursue higher education while raising family. This program grants between $2,000 and $5,000 each year. Any women from any of the 50 state can apply, but preference is given to woman who are pursuing their education in the state of Georgia.
With an aim to encourage California patents to pursue higher studies, Capture the Dream, Inc. has started a scholarship, in which it offers a $1,000 Single parent Scholarship for a four-year degree. Anyone, under graduate, college students, undergraduate single mothers or more can apply. One advantage here is there is no minimum GPA percentage is required. You can get detail about these scholarships online, and check the eligibility criteria.