Monday, July 5, 2010


Single working mothers have probably the hardest job of all, in having to take care of their families on their own. A wish or a goal for many moms that has to be put on hold in order to take care of other responsibilities, is higher education. However, President Obama, together with his new administration, is encouraging moms to make their education a priority. Working mothers are being given a great chance to improve their futures by Obama scholarships.
With his Scholarships for
Moms program, Obama,
while encouraging
people of all ages to
seek higher education,
is targeting working
moms in particular.
Building on The
Scholarships for Moms
program, is the federal
government's abiding
offer of Pell grants. The
most commonly applied
for forms of aid for
students going to
college are Pell grants.
These are applied for
through the Free
Application for Federal
Student Aid, or FAFSA.
The Obama
administration is now
making some changes to
encourage more
mothers to return to
school. The biggest
incentive for the
Scholarships for Moms
program is the amount
of money that is being
offered. The maximum
amount awarded
through Pell grants is
about $4,000 per
student, but for
mothers who apply to
the program, that
amount is increased to
$5,000. The purpose of
these grants is to allow
working moms to return
to school and earn a
degree. That in turn
allows them to better
provide for their
families now and in the
future. The
administration also
envisages that by
equipping mothers with
skills to earn more
money as working
professionals will also be
a stimulus to the
economy. Without
worrying about the
costs of school or
having to pay back
money for a loan, Moms
can receive an
education. Another
great incentive for
moms in considering this
program is that it
applies to enrollment in
almost any type of
higher education
institution. Four-year university courses are covered as well as smaller community college courses. You can choose to go to a private school or a public one. If staying on campus isn't an option, busy moms can opt to study through online courses. Basically the government's Scholarships for Moms program is a comprehensive attempt to get mothers who are keen back into the classroom. The Obama scholarship really takes a lot of the worry out of returning to school. In almost any area of interest working moms can earn a degree, so that they are fully equipped to provide for their families. Higher education no longer has to be an unfulfilled wish or an unobtainable goal. The Scholarships for Moms program is intended to create a brighter future for mothers and their children.

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