If you are a woman who has children but still would like to enter or return to higher education, now is the time. Over the last year, a huge number of grants have become available to mothers who would like to raise their education level, which in turn, as we all know, vastly increases our chances of finding a higher paying job.
The Obama administration has been pushing a – Mothers Back To School – program and the response has been tremendous. More and more moms are making the decision to return to school now that the time is ripe and there is lots of grant money available.
If you are reading this article then you probably have at least a working knowledge of the internet. There are so many sources on line that can help you not only choose which option is best for you, but give you a list of the schools that can give you that option. There will always be forms to fill out, but don’t let that scare you or hold you back. The more forms you fill out and the more scholarships you apply for, the better chance you have of receiving one. There is also Federal Pell Grant fund that is specifically targeting moms from lower income families who want to return to higher education. In many cases, you may even be able to take some of your classes over the internet. Don’t be afraid to ask about applying for anything. Your financial background, age or past grades doesn’t matter. However, if you are really serious about your education, you will be expected to keep your grades up to retain your scholarship.
Even though you might be doing a lot of your research on the internet, do not forget to go to the admissions office of all the colleges in your area. They will always have up to date information on all the programs they have available, and will in most cases do all they can to help you if they see you are really serious and have a need. This means be sure and go in with the right attitude. You are not doing them a favor by coming to their school. There are plenty of people out there looking for scholarships. If the person helping you has a choice of giving a scholarship to someone who is very courteous and appreciative, or to someone who acts like they are owed something, who do you think they are going to give it to?
Whether your are a stay at home mom trying to raise the kids, or a working mom out on the job, this is a very serious decision. It is going to take a tremendous amount of dedication and a huge amount of work to further your education. As a parent you already have such a great responsibility that it is sometimes overpowering. However,if you have the fortitude and stamina to persevere for a few years, it will reap a multitude of future rewards for not only yours elf, but your family as well.
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