Study.com will award an academic scholarship of $500 to a mom, who is either a current or prospective student at an accredited school. At Study.com, we endeavor to reduce barriers to education and hope to increase access to higher education for moms through this scholarship.
General Scholarship Information
One Scholarship Awarded Annually
Application Deadline: September 1, 2022
Selection & Eligibility Criteria
Selection will be based on academic history and extracurricular activities. Financial need will not be considered.
- Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent U.S. Resident.
- Must be a mom
- Must be an enrolled (or accepted) student in an accredited college or university who is planning on continuing the next year.
- Graduating high school seniors who meet the above-mentioned criteria may apply.
- Must have a minimum of 30 semester or 45 quarter hours still to be completed.
- Must consent to provide a digital photograph of self and quote for display on Study.com if notified as the award winner by the selection committee.
The winner will be notified following the deadline and the award will be sent directly to the recipient by check to the permanent mailing address noted in the application.
Academic award winners who accumulate more than $600.00 in prizes over a one-year period will be issued an IRS form 1099 (or the equivalent). This will require contest winners to provide Study.com with certain personal information prior to receipt of their winnings.
Academic Award Provider
The academic award is provided by Study.com. The application process is completely online.
Read the full scholarship terms and conditions.
Information and Resources for Students who are Moms
Moms often have many competing priorities that can make starting and completing a degree particularly challenging. Many moms must balance their studies with childcare and working throughout their degree.
Reducing the overall out-of-pocket cost for a degree can help moms while they study, for example:
- Exploring options for financial aid and scholarships for women
- Submitting scholarship applications for all applicable awards
- Applying for federal grants and loans
- Transferring any credit earned through AP tests or CLEP exams to reduce degree completion time
Balancing personal commitments as a mom alongside academic studies can require flexibility in how college credits are earned. Taking online college credit courses alongside or instead of in-person classes allow moms to study when it is convenient for them and their families. Sometimes it will make sense to transfer to an online college if personal circumstances change.
Oftentimes, moms return to college after a break from academic study. The way people learn, and the available study supports, change over time. Therefore, exploring new study techniques to see which works best for the individual can make the transition to higher education a little easier.