10 Exclusive Scholarships for Moms

The Top Scholarships for Moms with Upcoming Deadlines

Exclusive Scholarships
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  1. Saroya Byrd Legacy Scholarship
    Funded by
    Covenant Chamber of Commerce
    This scholarship will support one single parent who is going back to school and has experience volunteering or working with a non-profit.
    Funded by
    Covenant Chamber of Commerce
    This scholarship will support one single parent who is going back to school and has experience volunteering or working with a non-profit.
    Education level
    Undergraduate
    Amount
    $1,015
    Scholarships awarded
    1 winner
    Deadline
    Apr 16, 2022
    1
  2. Cappex Adult Learners Scholarship
    Funded by
    Bold.org
    This scholarship is perfect for anyone over the age of 25 who is considering going back to school to start or complete their Bachelor's degree.
    Funded by
    Bold.org
    This scholarship is perfect for anyone over the age of 25 who is considering going back to school to start or complete their Bachelor's degree.
    Education level
    Any
    Amount
    $1,000
    Scholarships awarded
    1 winner
    Deadline
    Feb 1, 2022
    2
  3. “Equal Opportunity” Scholarship
    Funded by
    Calvin Rosser
    This scholarship exists to support two students who want to improve their life and the lives of the people around them.
    Funded by
    Calvin Rosser
    This scholarship exists to support two students who want to improve their life and the lives of the people around them.
    Education level
    Any
    Amount
    $1,000
    Scholarships awarded
    2 winners every 12 months
    Next Deadline
    Mar 1, 2022
    3
  4. JoLynn Blanton Memorial Scholarship
    Funded by
    Malinda Gradick
    This scholarship is for a hardworking, low-income student that is either a high school senior or an undergraduate student.
    Funded by
    Malinda Gradick
    This scholarship is for a hardworking, low-income student that is either a high school senior or an undergraduate student.
    Education level
    Undergraduate, High School
    Amount
    $700
    Scholarships awarded
    1 winner
    Deadline
    Jul 1, 2022
    4
  5. Wilma King Means Scholarship
    Funded by
    Orlando Jacobs
    This scholarship will support three women from low-income communities to kickstart the contagious cycle of upward mobility.
    Funded by
    Orlando Jacobs
    This scholarship will support three women from low-income communities to kickstart the contagious cycle of upward mobility.
    Education level
    Undergraduate, High School
    Amount
    $575
    Scholarships awarded
    3 winners
    Deadline
    Feb 20, 2022
    5
  6. Larry Darnell Green Scholarship
    Funded by
    Gloria Green
    This scholarship aims to honor Larry’s legacy by helping single parents or the children of single parents afford their college education.
    Funded by
    Gloria Green
    This scholarship aims to honor Larry’s legacy by helping single parents or the children of single parents afford their college education.
    Education level
    Undergraduate, High School
    Amount
    $2,250
    Scholarships awarded
    3 winners
    Deadline
    Mar 31, 2022
    6
  7. Patrick Stanley Memorial Scholarship
    Funded by
    Stanley Stanley
    This scholarship seeks to honor the life of Patrick Stanley and his love of learning by supporting a non-traditional student who is returning to school after a break in their education.
    Funded by
    Stanley Stanley
    This scholarship seeks to honor the life of Patrick Stanley and his love of learning by supporting a non-traditional student who is returning to school after a break in their education.
    Education level
    Graduate, Undergraduate
    Amount
    $500
    Scholarships awarded
    1 winner every year
    Next Deadline
    Mar 19, 2022
    7
  8. Matthews Overcoming Adversity Scholarship
    Funded by
    Matthews
    This scholarship aims to support students who have faced adversity so they can go on to thrive in their academic and personal lives.
    Funded by
    Matthews
    This scholarship aims to support students who have faced adversity so they can go on to thrive in their academic and personal lives.
    Education level
    Undergraduate, High School
    Amount
    $500
    Scholarships awarded
    1 winner
    Deadline
    Apr 25, 2022
    8
  9. Keep Going Forward No Essay Scholarship
    Funded by
    Ben Schneider
    Awarded
    This scholarship exists to support anyone moving on to somewhere or something new in life, whether that’s new town, new school, new passion, or new phase of life.
    Funded by
    Ben Schneider
    Awarded
    This scholarship exists to support anyone moving on to somewhere or something new in life, whether that’s new town, new school, new passion, or new phase of life.
    Education level
    Any
    Amount
    $500
    Scholarships awarded
    1 winner
    Deadline
    Dec 31, 2021
    Awarded
    Winner
    Kayleigh Smith
    7 Finalists
    9
  10. Lillian's & Ruby's Way Scholarship
    Funded by
    Lillian's & Ruby's Way LLC
    This scholarship will support one woman between the ages of 18 and 30 on their educational journey.
    Funded by
    Lillian's & Ruby's Way LLC
    This scholarship will support one woman between the ages of 18 and 30 on their educational journey.
    Education level
    Any
    Amount
    $500
    Scholarships awarded
    1 winner
    Deadline
    Apr 2, 2022
    10

About scholarships for moms

For parents, college can be a daunting task. At least one in five college students are parents. Of these student parents, more than 70 percent are women. Although there are many parents on college campuses, they still struggle to complete their degrees.

For single mothers in financial need especially, it can be extremely difficult to get an education. Just 28 percent of single moms graduate from college within 6 years of enrolling. Many women return to school later in life, which can also make it extremely difficult to finish their degree.

Because of the time and money that a college education requires, many single mothers choose to attend two-year institutions. 44 percent of all single mothers in college attend two-year institutions. Alternatively, only 19 percent attend public or private four-year colleges. For those who want to get an undergraduate degree, their child should not prevent the educational institutions that they choose to attend.

Some demographics of student mothers are more likely to raise a child without another person's support. 37 percent Black women and 27 percent of American Indian/Alaska Native women are raising a child without support from a spouse or partner while in college. When compared with other racial demographics, like Hispanic women and white women who raised their children without support only 19 and 17 percent of the time respectively, it becomes clear how motherhood affects some student groups more than others as they get an education.

For many nontraditional students, it can be difficult to be full time students while also excelling in other aspects of their lives. It is imperative to assist single parents and mothers who need help to complete a college degree.