Scholarship for Single Moms

Single MomScholarship for Single Moms from Curiel & Runion

According to their website: “At the Law Offices of Curiel & Runion, we understand how important education is for everyone, especially single mothers. It can be an uphill battle going back to school while also caring for a child, but the rewards far outweigh the obstacles. We want to support single [moms] who are going back to school by offering two $1,000 scholarships.

“To apply, write a 500+ word essay on the the advantages of going back to school after experiencing motherhood. What tools have you learned as a mother that have prepared you for the challenges you will face as a student? Defend & explain your answer.”

http://www.curielandrunion.com/scholarship/

Contact Info: Law Office of Curiel & Runion, 4423 North 24th Street, Suite 800, Phoenix, AZ 85016; email: [email protected]

Deadline: June 5

Award Amount: $1,000 (2 awarded)

Eligibility: Female; mother who is going back to school; enrolled at an accredited high school, college, or university in the US; maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA

Requirements: Essay, Unofficial Transcript (no application required)

Have you ever done an internet search for scholarships for single moms? If so, then you found 197,000 results! You probably got so sick and tired of weeding through contests and spam that you eventually gave up. After graduating, I went back to conduct research into legitimate scholarships for single moms, women, and nontraditional students like me. I spent 10 years delving into the world of scholarships so I could write resource books for students that contained real scholarships and links to their online applications. Check out the latest in our “Get a College Degree Without Drowning in Debt” series Scholarships for Women. For less than the cost of a pizza, you’ll find 255 scholarships you may qualify for.

Meantime, check out Curiel & Runion’s Scholarship for Single Moms. With only a simple essay required, it’s one of the easiest scholarships to apply for!

BlackBerry Scholars Program

Blackberry Scholars ProgramThe BlackBerry Scholars Program: “Empowering Women Through Mobile Technology”

UPDATE 4.8.16: It appears that this scholarship is no longer being offered (although we could not confirm this). You might try writing to the address below to inquire.

http://global.blackberry.com/campaigns/scholarship/scholars-2013/overview.html?CPID=SOC_FBNA1000041 or http://global.blackberry.com/campaigns/scholarship/scholars-2013/overview.html

Contact Info: Research in Motion Limited, dba BlackBerry, 295 Phillip Street, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3W8

Deadline: June 26

Award Amount: Full tuition for 4 years (Up to 10 Awarded)

Eligibility: Female; 18 or older; entering Freshman pursuing a STEM major (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) at an accredited 4-year college or university and displaying an interest and/or aptitude in the mobile computing space. Never convicted of a crime or have acted in a manner that will bring BlackBerry into disrepute (at BlackBerry’s sole discretion). An internship at BlackBerry may be required for one 3-month period during the Junior or Senior year. All related living and travel expenses associated with the internship will be paid by BlackBerry.

Requirements: Online Application, Official Transcript, Acceptance Letter, 2 Letters of Recommendation, and Essay. Be sure to thoroughly read the overview at http://global.blackberry.com/campaigns/scholarship/scholars-2013/overview.html before you begin the application.

AWG Minority Scholarship

AWG Minority ScholarshipAWG Minority Scholarship

http://www.awg.org/eas/minority.htm or http://www.awg.org (“Awards and Scholarships” Link)

Contact Info: Association for Women Geoscientists, Attn: Minority Scholarship, 12000 N. Washington Street, Suite 285, Thorton, CO 80241; Phone: 303.412.6219; email: Christine Tapia at [email protected]

Deadline: June 30

Award Amount: Up to $6,000 (1 or more Awarded; Renewable)

Eligibility: A woman who is African-American, Hispanic, Native American, Alaskan Native, Hawaiian, or Samoan. Full-time student pursuing an Undergraduate degree in the Geosciences (Geology, Geophysics, Geochemistry, Hydrology, Meteorology, Physical Oceanography, Planetary Geology, or Earth Science Education). A US citizen. A contributor to the larger world community through her academic and personal strengths.

Requirements: Online Application, Statement of Academic and Career Goals, 2 Letters of Recommendation, High School and College Transcripts, and SAT or ACT Scores.

Application Link: http://www.awg.org/eas/minority.htm

 

Empowering Women Through Mobile Technology

Empowering Women Through Mobile TechnologyEmpowering Women Through Mobile Technology from the BlackBerry Scholars Program

UPDATE 4.8.16: It appears that this scholarship is no longer being offered (although we could not confirm this). You might try writing to the address below to inquire.http://global.blackberry.com/campaigns/scholarship/scholars-2013/overview.html?CPID=SOC_FBNA1000041 or http://global.blackberry.com/campaigns/scholarship/scholars-2013/overview.html

Contact Info: Research in Motion Limited, dba BlackBerry, 295 Phillip Street, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3W8

Deadline: June 26

Award Amount: Full tuition for 4 years (Up to 10 Awarded)

Eligibility: Female; 18 or older; US and non-US students; entering Freshman pursuing a STEM major (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) at an accredited 4-year college or university and displaying an interest and/or aptitude in the mobile computing space. Never convicted of a crime or have acted in a manner that will bring BlackBerry into disrepute (at BlackBerry’s sole discretion). An internship at BlackBerry may be required for one 3-month period during the Junior or Senior year. All related living and travel expenses associated with the internship will be paid by BlackBerry.

Requirements: Online Application, Official Transcript, Acceptance Letter, 2 Letters of Recommendation, and Essay.

Words of Wisdom

This is a good example of a large-award international scholarship. You might think it’s too competitive or not worth your time to apply, but that’s not the case. How many applications do you think they got last year? Go ahead. Guess. I’ll wait.

500 from 43 countries over a 7-week application process. If you guessed way more, you’re not alone. My guess is that thousands of students chose not to apply, failed to meet the deadline or send the right documents. Submitting an application on time is a hurdle where many students will stumble and fall. (If you’ve got our books, you know we organize scholarships by deadline date so you won’t miss them!). If you’re eligible for a scholarship and have your Scholarship Portfolio assembled, submitting applications is pretty painless. What  have you got to lose? Student loan debt and monthly payments for the next 10-15 years!