Scholarships for women and single moms

If you're a woman and/or a single mother attending college for the first time or returning to school, there are scholarships and grants just for you.

Types of scholarships for women and single moms

When you’re looking for scholarships for women and single moms, consider your major or future profession.

  • Are you interested in the STEMs (science, technology, engineering, and math)? Women are often underrepresented in these areas, so there are a number of awards from national industry groups.
  • Were you a Girl Scout? Apply for a scholarship for former members who are going into STEM fields.
  • Will you be attending nursing school? There are a lot of nursing scholarships out there, especially for single moms.

Examples of scholarships for women and single moms

Here are some scholarships for women and single moms that you might consider applying for.

  • The Selected Professions Fellowships offer awards for women entering graduate or post-graduate degree programs in STEM fields.
  • The Association for Women in Mathematics offers the Alice T. Schafer Mathematics Prize to undergraduate women studying the field of mathematics.
  • The Patsy Takemoto Mink Education Foundation offers awards to low-income moms in order to assist with living or direct school expenses.

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