Welcome to Single Moms Guide
Single Mom Financial Support Article
This is a selection made from among articles on Single Mom Financial Support. For a permanent link to this article, or to bookmark it for future reading, click here.
Are You Looking For A Scholarship For Single Moms?from:
There are some unique scholarship opportunities available to single mothers, particularly if you've had to overcome some large obstacles to get to where you are. Many scholarships for women are need-based and also take into account minority-status and obstacles like domestic and alcohol abuse recovery. If you are looking for a scholarship for single moms, often, you can even find them right on the Internet.
Obviously, like grants, the first thing one wants to do to locate a scholarship for single moms is to file the FAFSA. The FAFSA is the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) that allows the government to determine need and award grants and scholarships on a first-come/first serve basis. By submitting the FAFSA to the colleges or universities of your choice, not only will it make you eligible for Federal funds, but the universities or colleges you apply to will also use it to see if you match any of their private scholarships or grants.
Another great place to look for a scholarship for single moms is online. There are a number of websites like fastweb.org and Sallie Mae's wiredscholar.org. In addition, there are many websites for private college funds like the North Carolina College Fund, the Negro College Fund, and the American Indian College Fund. They all contain great information on what state level scholarships are available, where to apply, and by when.
Other organizations worth noting when looking for a scholarship for single moms are:
The Sunshine Lady Foundation
This foundation offers scholarships to women who have been a victim of a partner's abuse.
This club (which boasts 45,000 members in the U.S.) offers scholarships on the basis of need or domestic violence or drug and alcohol abuse recovery. Local clubs handle all the scholarship applications.
There are two undergraduates and one graduate scholarship awarded each spring semester, which is sponsored by Dr. Kim Kazimour and ANTSHE.
Raise The Nation
This non-profit organization helps women looking for a scholarship for single moms. They also have a loan repayment program for single mothers unable to repay their loans. There are requirements that need to be met: a record showing strong community service or volunteerism.
Being a single mother is difficult, but finding a scholarship for single moms might be the help you need to get a better life. With so many resources available in the form of scholarships or grants, it pays to look into these valuable services.
Single Mom Financial Support Specific links
Single Mom Financial Support News
Hope, money and the rise in single motherhood
Evidence continues to point to single motherhood as a link to poverty, yet single motherhood is on the rise. Why are so many women putting children ahead of marriage? Some answers lie in economics and human nature.Read more...
Northern Notes: Gift of a bike represents hope
Single MOMM, a relational ministry that provides community support and resources for the spiritual, emotional and personal development of single-mother families, received a call in early December from the mother of a very giving 5-year-old boy who asked her to call because he didn’t want toys from Santa Claus.Read more...
Small Salary? You Can Still Save for Retirement
Think you're earning too little to save for retirement? Try these tips for building a nest egg on a not-so-big salary.Read more...
Make less than $50,000 a year? Here's how to save for retirement
Do you make less than $50,000 a year? How about less than $30,000?Read more...
Home Suite Hope adds Homeward Bound to its toolkit
The lives of five single mothers in Halton are about to change drastically.Read more...