Money Talk: Financial Aid Options for Single Mothers

Graduating from college is one of the greatest gifts a single mother can give her children. College degrees significantly broaden the scope of career opportunities for which single moms are eligible, thereby providing greater flexibility, higher wages and improved

benefits for the family. Unfortunately, the process of obtaining a degree is notoriously challenging for those who already struggle to put food on the table and give their children the time and attention they deserve. Scheduling issues can be resolved via online, evening and weekend classes, but for financial concerns, aspiring students are encouraged to turn to scholarships for single moms, several of which are detailed below:

Patsy Takemoto Mink Education Foundation

Every year, the Patsy Takemoto Mink Education Foundation offers multiple scholarships of up to $5,000 to low-income mothers pursuing post-secondary education. The award is named for Patsy Takemoto Mink, who worked tirelessly for women’s rights, civil rights, and greater economic opportunity for all.

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