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About Us • Who are We and What is SingleMommie.com all about? • This website was created to be used as a comprehensive resource for single mom’s everywhere. Packed with current information and upbeat articles on careers,education, grants, scholarships, help with housing, parenting tips, relationships, health, fitness, and finances, you’ll find nothing but quality and current information here.


Have You Ever Tried Finding Certain Information Online?  Have you ever tried to search for information on grants or scholarships, only to find websites that take you around in circles without ever providing the facts you’re looking for?  It seems like these topics are buried from sight. I remember when I decided to return to college and was looking for government grant information. A friend of mine told me that single mother’s actually have quite an advantage where college is concerned. Even though I was in my late 20′s, I could return to school full-time and the government would pay my tuition.  You can imagine my disappointment when I searched endlessly online for this information. It literally took me a week and a few phone calls to my local college to hunt down the information I was after.  I did indeed return to school with a full grant. I even had money left over to help with my household bills! If I had been less diligent with my search efforts though, I may have missed a golden opportunity.


Have You Ever Tried Finding Certain Information Online?  Next up, I remember trying to locate medical coverage for my children. My earnings were just past the allowable limit to receive Medicaid and I had heard about another state funded program, but I couldn’t locate the right information anywhere.  Every website led to a dead end. I finally found what I was looking for, but once again it took me several days to find the first stitch of information.  It was then that I decided to start my own website where all the right information for single mothers would be presented in clear and concise manner. Of course it’s not just me anymore.  Now we have a team of single moms who conduct research, fact-check, and continue to provide fresh, relevant information and content.


We’re Here for You!  Is there something you’d like to see on our site?  - Would you like to read more about careers or budgeting?  - Are you having trouble finding insurance or do you need resume writing tips?  Send us an email and let us know what you’d like us to include on our site. We’re here for you and our mission is to help you live your best life now!  We don’t want you to simply survive. That’s not really living. We want to show you how to thrive!  As a single mom, I went from living below the poverty level to an educated professional, and finally a business owner.  If I can do it, you can too. It’s your turn to shine and we’ll help you every step of the way!


Scholarships for Single Moms • As a single mother, you’ve got more on your plate (and on your mind) than most. Dividing your time between caring for your children, yourself, the household, and any mishaps of the day can leave you without a spare moment to research the possibility of furthering your education. • Even if you’ve searched online for educational scholarship programs, you may have run into more than a few dead ends. Some scholarship listings are nothing more than advertisements, while other lists are outdated. • We know how frustrating this can be, so we’ve compiled an up-to-date, clear list of legitimate scholarship programs that will get you on the right track to a new, rewarding career.


What Are Scholarships for Single Mothers? • Scholarships, like grants, are awarded as a gift toward an individual’s education. A scholarship, unlike a student loan, does not need to be paid back. • This fact makes a scholarship similar to a grant, although a grant generally is based on circumstances only, such as low income, while a scholarship may have a variety of requirements, such as grade point average, community involvement, excellence or potential in a certain area of study, or age requirements.


How to Find Scholarship Programs •

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Community and State Scholarships – The first step of your search should be to contact the local community and state colleges in your area. Ask to speak to a counselor or any individual in the admissions department who is knowledgeable about scholarships. Some of the major state scholarships include the following: Alaska – The Ruth Lister Scholarship Arkansas – Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund California – Bobbe Browning Memorial Scholarship Florida – George Snow Scholarship Fund Illinois – College of DuPage Foundation Single Parent Scholarship Minnesota – Coplan Donohue Single Parents Scholarship New Hampshire – Cap and Gown Book Scholarship New Mexico – Sabrina Single Mothers Scholarship Texas – The Essary Family Single Parent Scholarship Utah – Marriott School Single-Parent Scholarships Wisconsin – UW-Eau Claire Single Parent Scholarship


Career Based Scholarships for Single Mothers • Some scholarships are career driven. Single mothers who choose a field such as nursing or teaching have a good chance of receiving a scholarship. • The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Scholarship • Bright Horizons Family Solutions, for those pursuing a degree in early childhood education • Project Working Mom – a scholarship program offering working mothers the opportunity to return to school with full scholarships. • Chances Scholarship Program – Up to $16,000 awarded annually toward nursing careers.


Basic Requirements of Scholarship Programs • Every scholarship will have its own, unique set of requirements. This is due to the fact that many scholarships are set up by individuals or foundations. Some may be in memory of a loved one who has passed away or an important cause. • Others may be solely based on a certain subject matter, such as a creative writer’s scholarship or a math excellence scholarship. Depending on the career path you are taking and the strengths you possess, you may be able to find a scholarship tailored to your skills.


What Expense Do Scholarships Cover? •

Again, scholarships can vary greatly. For example, California’s Bobbe Browning Memorial Scholarship provides $1,000 toward college education, while the New Hampshire Cap and Gown Scholarship covers a portion of the cost of textbooks only. Don’t let these details discourage you. The good news about scholarships is that there is no limit to the number of different scholarships you can receive during a given college semester. Example: If you receive a $300 scholarship toward textbooks, you are still able to receive another scholarship toward books, tuition, supplies, or even housing and transportation. As a single mom, making the decision to return to college, or to enroll for the first time, can literally change the outcome of your life. With scholarships, grants, and student loans available for single mothers, there’s nothing standing in the way of your success.


Scholarships for single mothers