Statistics show that women are less educated then men. There are numerous reasons for this unfortunate situation, one of the reasons being the financial hardships faced by single mother who have a child during their education. A college degree is a necessity for a good career but meeting the expenses of college together with the expenses of bringing up a child is close to impossible for many single mothers. As a consequence most single mothers leave behind the dream of getting college education to look after their child.
Keeping in view the financial problems faced by single mothers many scholarships and grants are announced for them. These scholarships are given out by numerous sources. Governments of almost all developed countries are very active in providing aid to single mothers. Many welfare organizations and some colleges and universities in different countries are also providing aid to single mothers to help them complete their education.
These scholarships are based on varying criteria. The basic criteria for all these scholarships are generally being a single mother and financial need. Financial need is must for most programs to ensure that the aid reaches those single moms who really need it. In addition to these criteria, generally scholarship providers will ask for good academic background and extracurricular skills.
Numerous scholarships and grant programs provide aid to single moms. One example is The Nation; this organization is helping students pay back their student loans. Another example is The Fleming Associates, which is providing financial assistance to young mothers from all fields. Similarly, FAFSA is a government aid program that manages many scholarship programs for single mothers.
The above mentioned programs are only mentioned to highlight the available financial assistance. There are hundreds of similar programs providing financial aid to single moms who want to rejoin college. In addition to scholarship programs governments and welfare organizations in many countries are also offering student loans to single mothers.
You can make use of scholarship search engines available over the internet to search for more scholarship opportunities available to you. These search engines will prove very useful because they will provide you information on almost all programs available to you, at one place. Single mothers from developing countries may check with NGO’s in their home country that provide such aid to single mothers, as governments in these countries generally do not run any special aid programs for single mothers.