Send a special mom back to school. And please tweet or publicize this to your Facebook friends for a good cause.
About 100 scholarships are still available. In total, Project Working Mom 2010 will award up to 285 full-tuition scholarships, valued at nearly $5 million.
The Project Working Mom scholarships are for online programs from the certificate to Ph.D. level.
You can encourage a deserving woman to apply for a Project Working Mom scholarship through the eLearners.com, “Nominate a Mom,” application on Facebook. This program allows people to nominate a special woman in their life (mom, wife, sister, friend, etc.) who they think deserves the Project Working Mom scholarship.
The accredited online institutions providing the scholarships are: Ashford University, Everest University, Virginia College, Walden University, Capella University, Saint Leo University, Allied Schools and Ashworth College.
Project Working Mom 2010 is the fourth in a series of Project Working Mom scholarship programs designed to break the cycle of under-education and under-employment. In total, the Project Working Mom programs have generated more than 600,000 applications for full-tuition scholarships from moms and dads who want to return to school. To date, more than 245 full-tuition scholarships have been awarded, totaling about $9 million.
A new study by College Board found:
- 2008 college graduates with four-year degrees earned almost $22,000 more annually, on average, than those with high school diplomas
- unemployment rate for college graduates was 5.1 percent lower, when compared to those who only had a high school diploma.
Deadline: Applications must be submitted by Thursday, September 30 at 5pm EDT.
BTW, don’t forget to visit MomstoWork on Facebook, too, and add us to your list of really favorite sweet and useful sites for moms who work … very very hard.
About the Author: Julie Power is a writer and editor with experience in both the United States and Australia. After living in the United States for 16 years, she recently returned to live in Sydney with her husband and twin boys (9 years old). Follow @juliepower