More women are attending on-campus and online universities than in previous years. Private organizations have responded to this, providing educational grants for woman in an effort to help these students obtain the degree they are pursuing.
Statistics are pointing toward an increase in women enrolling in college and higher education programs than men, at a rapidly growing rate. Women also frequently pursue a Bachelor’s degree in a four year program, while men are satisfied to work toward an Associate’s degree or other similar two year program. Since the increase there are now scholarships for single mothers available.
Across the country, colleges and universities are working with special interest groups to provide more financial aid programs and opportunities to award worthy students. These reports have shown that women attempting to get the education they desire in their chosen career path are being recognized for their efforts with these scholarship opportunities. An application process for two scholarships has been opened by the Jackson, Michigan, branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW)
Eligible women are often working hard to maintain a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. They are required to present several letters of recommendation from educators or workplace superiors, depending on their situation. These scholarships and grants are being awarded across the country in the thousands of dollars to women that may not otherwise be able to afford to work toward a degree, due to their financial status in a struggling economy.
This Spring, thousand dollar scholarships are being awarded in different states at several institutions and learning centers, encouraging women with other financial obligations that they still have the option to attend school and receive the best education possible, regardless of their financial standing.
Men are less likely than women to pursue a higher education, especially a Bachelor’s degree in a four-year program. Women on the average complete their education more rapidly than men. Organizations are recognizing the commitment that so many women have to making their daily schedules work while studying and taking classes that will help them improve their learning experience and in turn get the career in the field they are interested in.
Colleges like the University of Texas at Austin, have created programs that are intended to help women who are furthering their education. These schools recognize the need for financial aid, scholarships and grants for women, and are creating funds specifically to award them to women acheving success in their student life.
Named after a former womens basketball coach at the university, the online degree grant will support the Texas Undergraduate Leadership Program, which provides stipends, mentoring, workshops and community service opportunities to give grants for single mothers and those who are majoring in fields in which women are underrepresented. Female students may seek similar grants for college opportunities that can help them pay for tuition at campus-based or online universities. And help them in the future when they incapable of providing the funds themselves.