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Scholarships for Women and Single Mothers

Whether you are a single mother attending college for the first time or returning to school, there are many scholarships and grants aimed at helping you succeed.

As a single mother, your best approach is to capture as much general aid as you can.

A possible source of funding can come from scholarships created specifically for women and single mothers. When you’re looking for these scholarships, 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? They offer scholarships to former members who are going into STEM fields.


Examples of scholarships for women and single mothers

Educational specialties like science, technology, engineering, and math offer great opportunities for women seeking generous scholarships and well-paying careers. Here are just a few:

  • The Selected Professions Fellowships offers awards between $5,000 and $20,000 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 mothers in order to assist with living or direct school expenses.

Find more scholarships like these for women by using the Scholarship Search by Sallie Mae®. With over 3 million college scholarships, it’s a FREE way to find scholarship opportunities tailored to you.

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What’s next

Now that Scholarship Search by Sallie Mae can help you find scholarships, here are some ways to help put your best foot forward when you’re ready to start applying for them:

Tips on filling out scholarship applications

Tips on writing a great scholarship essay

List of scholarships


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