This year, the Patsy Takemoto Mink Education Foundation will be awarding five Education Support Awards to low income single parents. The awards can amount to $2,000. If you are looking for a scholarship for single moms, you should apply now.
The deadline for this years applications will be on July 1. Applications will be accepted starting May 1 and all applications should be postmarked prior to July 1. Awardees are expected to use the fund for their living and school expenses for as long as they are enrolled in the program. By September, all awardees will be contacted by email or phone.
You should check on the criteria first before you submit an application. To qualify, you should be at least 17 years or older, single mother and with small children, enrolled at an accredited program from 2009 to 2010, and enrolled in ESL, skill training, GED program, or an associate/bachelor degree, and should belong to low income families. To qualify as a low income family, you should earn lower than $17,500 (2 family members) or $22,000 (3 family members) or $26,000 (4 family members).
As you can see, the foundation is quite strict when it comes to the income factor. Aside from the monthly income, the number of family members will also be considered. Just in case you exceed the income amount, there is a decreased chance of obtaining the award, even if youre a single mother.
Deciding to go back to college is really hard for most single mothers. Most of them are already working full time just to be able to earn money and worse, their income is too low. The only way to improve the financial situation of the family is for the mother to finish her college education.
After graduation, the mother can look for better and high paying jobs. Thanks to foundations like that of Patsy Takemoto Mink Education Foundation, single mothers have a brighter future ahead of them. They simply have to invest time, effort, and commitment to achieve success.
Through the scholarship for single moms such as the Education Support Awards, college education is possible. In a few year times, these single mothers will graduate and can land better jobs.