5 College Grants Single Moms Overlook

Going to college used to be limited to only those who could afford it, but times have changed so much. Single moms can now have the opportunity to go to college through something called a ‘grant.’ Keep in mind that grants do not have to be paid back. There are hundreds of grants available to single moms, but many single moms go after the same grants and overlook obvious grants that could help pay for their education.  Let’s take a look at five of those grants:

  1. Finding Local Grants

    There are many federal grants out there that will help a single mother pay for college, but what about local grants. You don’t have to depend on the government to pay for your entire college. Instead, look at what the state you live in can provide and also what local grants are available. For example: if you are a pregnant mom that wants to attend college at a local university, you may be eligible for a grant.

    The way to find out if you’re eligible for these types of grants is to ask for a list from the local college. The only way you will be able to find most of these grants is by calling the college or university and asking yourself.

  2. Thinking Outside of the Box with the Jeanette Rankin Scholarship

    When a person thinks of a single mom, they often think of someone in their early twenties or later teens. However, there are some single moms out there who are in their thirties and older. Because a lot of people forget that single mothers vary in ages, finding a grant that caters to older single moms can be difficult.

    Take the Jeanette Rankin scholarship for example. This scholarship is available to just women and isn’t necessarily just catered to single moms. When looking for grants or scholarships, you have to be willing to look at different criteria that you will qualify. The Jeanette Rankin scholarship is catered to women and empowering them through education. You have to be at least 35, which makes this scholarship especially unique.

  3. Try Out the Work Study Program

    Work study grants used to be more popular than what they are now. It’s not out of the ordinary to think of solutions like this to help pay for your college. As a single mom, why not apply for a work study program. There are federal work study programs that will allow you to pay for your education. While this may not be your first option, it is a way to pay for school and get real world experience.

  4. Look into Your Field of Study

    Finding broad single mother grants can be hard because there are so many single mothers applying for those grants. However, things get a little easier when you look into grants that are supported by the type of work you are diving into. If you are a single mom diving into the nursing scene, then there are several local grants you could apply for. Make sure you also check in with local hospitals. Nurses are in high demand, so you never know what grants or scholarships might be available in your area. You can also see our guide about the top paying jobs for single moms here

  5. Hardship Grants May be an Option

    Although no one likes to admit that they have fallen on hard times, there may be a grant option for single moms who are having a hard time. These grants are known as “hardship grants.” Some of these grants are available from the federal government and some are local. A grant may come in the form of food vouchers, gas vouchers, or even childcare vouchers.

    Anything it takes to help you get through school can be considered a “grant.” If you’re having a hard time getting through school or making ends meet while you are in school, make sure you look at all of your options.

  6. Finding a grant as a single mom is a lot easier these days than ever before. But there are also a lot more single mothers applying for these grants and scholarships and that means the money may run out faster. Don’t be afraid to look at the local options and private available to single mothers who want to go to college.

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Our Top 10 Favorite Posts of All Time

It’s been a long 2 years and the staff here at U.S Emergency Cash Assistance is taking a short break to find new content to write about. We’re also talking about adding a forum for single moms to interact with one another. In the meantime, we’ve created a list of 10 of the most popular articles on our site. The articles are rated according to the number of comments.

Without further ado, here ya go.

  1. How To Get A Government Grant
  2. Scholarships For Single Mothers
  3. Financial Assistance For Single Mothers
  4. Grants For Single Mothers
  5. Education Programs For Single Mothers
  6. Home Loans For Single Mothers
  7. Loans For Single Moms With Bad Credit
  8. Check Your Credit Score For Free
  9. The Scholarship Resource Section
  10. The Top Ten Ways Single Moms Can Make Money

What do you think? Did we leave one out? What was your favorite article over the past two years? Drop us a comment in the section below or share on Facebook and tweet on Twitter!

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3 Ways Moms Can Make Money Online This Summer

If you’re a single mom looking for a way to make extra money this summer, then listen up: we’ve found–and tested–6 ways you can make extra money on the internet…working from home part time or full time. You can start out doing these jobs or gigs part time…and gradually move into doing it full-time…or…keep doing it on a part time basis just to have extra money to spend to pay bills or just have “extra”

  1. Scanning The Gig’s Section of Craigslist.
  2. CL 3 Ways Moms Can Make Money Online This Summer
    Are you an expert at your craft? Perhaps you’re good with computers. You could offer to fix people’s computers for a nominal fee or offer senior citizens computer classes. Or, if you’re a social media pro, you can offer to help local businesses set up their social media profiles and show them how update their networks. If you scan the listings in the “Gigs” section of Craiglist you’re sure to come up with a bunch of ideas you can use.

  3. Write Content for Online Publishers
  4. Writing Content 3 Ways Moms Can Make Money Online This Summer
    Online publishers, such as Livestrong.com, are always looking for experts to write quality articles and how to guides on niche topics. The parent company, Demand Media, has tons of other sites which you could write for also. You’ll basically just apply to be a content writer on their network by applying here: . Be warned: their writer approval process is very strict. You’ll need to have the chops if you want to pass their rigorous tests. Don’t want to deal with the headache? Try a less strict company like www.textbroker.com.

  5. Start a Video Blog About Something You’re Passionate About
  6. broadcast yourself 3 Ways Moms Can Make Money Online This Summer
    Chances are, someone else is just as passionate about it as you are. And if it’s something that a LOT of people are interested in, or if they just enjoy watching you, then you can make quite a bit of money from advertising. Youtube recently allowed just about anyone to partner up with them, create a custom channel, and monetize it with their contextual advertising platform, Adsense. If you can get enough channel subscribers and views to your videos, you can make a healthy income. You don’t need to be the biggest out there…just find a small niche that people are passionate about, become the expert in your niche, and profit.

    Do you have any ideas about how single moms can make extra money? Let us hear them!

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