Scholarships for mothers include the Andersen Nontraditional Scholarship for Women's Education and Retraining Scholarship, Capture the Dream, Inc.'s Single Parent Scholarship, the Patsy Takemoto Mink Foundation Scholarship and the Soroptimist Women's Opportunity Award, according to Scholarships.com. Some of the scholarships for mothers are only available to single parents or are to residents of certain parts of the United States.
The Patsy Takemoto Mink Foundation Scholarship is a maximum $2,000 scholarship for low-income mothers, states Scholarships.com. To apply, a mother must make less than $20,000 annually for a family of two or $24,000 for a family of three, be enrolled in an accredited program for the next academic year, and have children under the age of 18. As of 2015, the application is available in the spring.
The Soroptimist Women's Opportunity Award is for women who are the primary source of income in their families, according to Scholoarships.com. Any women who meet the above criteria and are enrolled or accepted in a vocational or skills training program or undergraduate degree program may apply for the scholarship. The award program offers scholarships at three levels: the local level, worth varying amounts; the regional level, worth $3,000 or $5,000; and the international level, with a top scholarship of $10,000.
Women over age 25 seeking a two-year nursing degree or four-year undergraduate degree with children under age 18 are eligible for the Andersen Nontraditional Scholarship for Women's Education and Retraining Scholarship, notes Scholarships.com. However, eligible applicants must also reside in Mecklenburg Count, North Carolina, and must enroll in an institution in North or South Carolina.