If you are a mom who is preparing to go back to school to earn a college degree there is good news. Special interest groups, corporations and even colleges offer great scholarship programs for moms just like you. Unlike student loans that need to be repaid and may not cover all of your educational expenses, student loans are free money that you never need to pay back. Plus there is no limit to how much money you can receive from scholarships. If you are interested in finding free money to pay for college here are some tips on how to get started.
First you need to find the programs that you qualify for. Online resources take the guesswork out of scholarships and make it easy. All you need to do is enter in some basic information about yourself, your personal interests and your educational objectives. The online database searches thousands of scholarships and matches you with the ones that are right for you. This is a free service and it only takes a few minutes of your time. So be sure to take advantage of it.
Next you start applying. Be sure to spell check and review your applications thoroughly before sending them off. Include personal anecdotes and stories to give your application a unique personal touch. Even if you have not worked outside of the home in years you can still draw from your motherhood experience and include that in your application. Moms have all sorts of great ‘real world’ skills like conflict resolution, financial management, time management and more. Use your experience to your advantage when applying in order to make your application stand out. You will also want to try to apply for as many scholarships as you can. This increases your chances of getting the money you need to pay for most or all of your educational expenses.
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