Scholarships can be difficult to come by, and many students don’t even consider applying for them, thinking that their chances are slim. However, there are plenty of exclusive scholarships specifically targeted towards women who are or wish to become mothers, whether they’re in high school or college or beyond. This list provides an excellent starting point for moms who want to start or continue their education while also taking care of their families. Scholarships may not cover the full cost of school, but they can definitely help make it more affordable!
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Fellowship
The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Fellowship program is designed to support individuals working on technology projects that aim to have a positive social impact. If you’re a mom with an interest in technology, this could be the perfect opportunity for you! The fellowship provides a $60,000 stipend, health insurance, and child care assistance, among other benefits.
To be eligible, you must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and have an advanced degree in a field such as computer science, engineering, or mathematics. You’ll also need to submit a project proposal and letters of recommendation.
You can apply here
Citi Foundation Graduate Scholars Program
The Citi Foundation Graduate Scholars Program is an exclusive scholarship program for mothers who are looking to go back to school and earn their degree. This program provides full tuition coverage, a laptop, and a stipend for books and other expenses. Plus, Citi will work with you to create a customized career development plan. To be eligible, you must be a mother who is enrolled in or has been accepted to an accredited graduate program.
GE Foundation Female Engineering Scholarship
The GE Foundation is committed to helping women succeed in the engineering field. This scholarship is available to female students who are enrolled in an ABET-accredited engineering program at a four-year college or university. The scholarship provides $5,000 per year for up to four years of study.
Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship
The Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship is an exclusive scholarship for moms. This scholarship is worth $1,000 and is renewable for up to four years. To be eligible, you must be a current Comcast customer in good standing with no outstanding balances. You must also be a single mother with primary custody of your child or children.
EMC/VCE Women in Technology Scholarship
The EMC/VCE Women in Technology Scholarship is available to female students who are planning to pursue a career in technology. The scholarship provides up to $20,000 for tuition and expenses, and is renewable for up to four years.
To be eligible, applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. They must also be enrolled in an accredited college or university in the United States, and demonstrate financial need.
Applications for the EMC/VCE Women in Technology Scholarship are due by March 1st of each year.
L’Oreal USA True Match Challenge
L’Oreal USA understands that moms are constantly juggling work, family, and personal responsibilities. That’s why they offer the True Match Challenge, an exclusive scholarship opportunity for mothers. The challenge is simple: submit a two-minute video explaining how you would use the $25,000 prize to improve your life and the lives of your family. Ten finalists will be chosen to receive an all-expenses paid trip to New York City to attend a gala where the grand prize winner will be announced. This is an incredible opportunity for any mother looking to further her education or start her own business. So don’t wait, apply today!
She’s the First College Ambassador Scholarship
Being a first-generation college student can be tough. And, if you’re also a mom, you might feel like you don’t have the time or energy to pursue your degree. But with the She’s the First College Ambassador Scholarship, you can get up to $5,000 to help cover tuition and other expenses. To be eligible, you must be a She’s the First Scholar who is also a mother, and you must be enrolled in an accredited college or university in the United States.
Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes, Confidence in Motion Award
This award is given to 25 young people between the ages of 8-18 who have shown leadership and made a significant impact in their communities. If you know a young hero who meets these criteria, encourage them to apply! The application process is simple and the rewards are great.
Family Ties Teen Parent Awareness Essay Contest (Entries due January 31)
Are you a teen parent? If so, you could be eligible for this scholarship. The Family Ties Teen Parent Awareness Essay Contest is open to any teen parent who is currently enrolled in or has completed high school. To enter, simply write an essay on one of the following topics:
-How has being a teen parent affected your life?
-What are your plans for your future?
-How has being a teen parent affected your relationship with your child’s other parent?
Winners will receive a $500 scholarship, and their essays will be published on the Family Ties website. So if you’re a teen parent looking for financial assistance for college, be sure to check out this scholarship opportunity!
American Society of Military Comptrollers Annual Essay Contest (Entry by February 15)
The American Society of Military Comptrollers (ASMC) is proud to sponsor the Annual Essay Contest. The purpose of the contest is to encourage and recognize the research and writing talents of ASMC student members. This year’s topic is The Evolving Role of Financial Management in the Department of Defense. First place prize is a $2,000 cash award, plus an all-expense paid trip to ASMC’s Professional Development Institute (PDI) conference.