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Mom, There’s A Scholarship for You Too!

College — It’s not just for kids anymore. Now that you’ve spent 18 years making sure your kids make it to college, maybe it’s time for you to go to school too. Millions of adults go back to college every year and now with online degree programs, flexible learning schedules and programs geared toward people just like you — it’s easier than ever. And just in case you need some extra cash to make it happen, is offering a $1000 scholarship for women who are moms. They are accepting applications until December 31st, 2009, so if you’re a mother considering going back to school this might be the perfect thing for you.

This $1000 scholarship will be awarded to the mom who can best answer with an essay less than 750 words or a video no longer than 5 minutes:

“What is your biggest challenge as a mother trying to get a degree? What can colleges and universities do to help you overcome this challenge and encourage other mothers to further their education?”

Scholarship Requirements:
The scholarship deadline is December 31, 2009. All applicants must:

  1. Be a mother
  2. Have a yearly combined household income of less than $100,000
  3. Plan to pursue an undergraduate degree at an accredited U.S. college or university. No graduate school applicants will be accepted.
  4. Have NOT yet enrolled in a U.S. college or university and once enrolled, plan to start their first semester on or before October of 2010.
  5. Have never attended the college or university in which the scholarship will be applied. This scholarship is for first year and transfer students only.

To apply for this scholarship, students must complete the myUsearch college match quiz and follow the instructions after the college search is complete. There are only a few weeks left, so apply for this scholarship for women today!

Good luck Mom!

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