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Displaced Homemaker Scholarships for Moms

Displaced homemaker scholarships for mothers

Displaced Homemaker Scholarships

While there are many grant opportunities for a displaced homemaker, there are very few scholarships for moms who have worked themselves out of a job – homemaking. The kids are grown, and mom is ready to finally see to her own needs, starting with her education. After the expense of raising kids, there isn’t much left to pay for that education, which is why you need scholarships for moms and grants for moms – especially those for displaced homemakers.

Aside from grant opportunities, the only real scholarship available for displaced homemakers is the one offered by the Association of American Indian Affairs, at http://www.indian-affairs.org/scholarships/displaced_homemakers.htm. This displaced homemaker scholarship is awarded in the amount of $1500, and is available to undergraduate students, and is paid twice a year, in $750 increments.

The mission of the AAIA is to call attention to the welfare of American Indians and Alaska Natives. They do this by supporting efforts of their cultures and languages, protect their sovereignty, constitutional, legal and human rights, and natural resources; and focusing on cultivating their health, education, and economic & community development. They are the oldest Indian organization in the US – 88 years. They have eight different scholarship programs at this time and amounts awarded vary from year to year based on the gifts of doners. Most of the AAIA scholarships require you to be from federally recognized tribes and who are at least 1/4 Indian blood unless otherwise indicated.

The fund available through this college scholarship for moms may be used towards tuition, transportation, child care, and living expenses. Each semester, you must submit your grades from the previous semester to receive the next disbursement, and you must maintain your grades. Additionally, you must reapply each year to continue to be eligible for the award.

While the award is usually given to women, who are the traditional homemaker’s in the family, it is also available for men who have put their educations on hold, in an effort to raise a family. Naturally, those who apply for and win this award will be adult students.

The displaced homemaker scholarships aren’t just available to those whose children have grown up. It is also available to those who have become displaced homemaker’s through other situations, such as a divorce or a death. When you apply, you must fill out the application, provide your monthly budget, and also write an essay concerning your family responsibilities.

To apply applicants must be Native American or Alaska Native from the continental US or Alaska.

For questions on the AAIA displaced homemaker scholarships contact Lisa Wyzlic at [email protected] or 240-314-7155.

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  1. Marian L. Yazzie says

    I want to apply for any available scholarships for moms, like myself who are trying to go back to school, and finally be able to continue in achieving my dream and work towards a goal of getting more training, so I can be able to find or locate life time job security with all the benefit packages that come with it.

  2. admin says

    Marion,

    apply freely to any of the scholarships in our website by going directly to the scholarship sponsor’s website. We try to supply you with an up to date link but sometimes the sponsors change that much too frequently which I’m confused as to why they would do this. Also go to no cosigner student loans to look into other options too. They have an alternative student loans link which is very helpful.

  3. kristin dechant says

    The scholarship at http://www.indian-affairs.org/scholarships/displaced_homemakers.htm clearly states on the application that tribal affiliation must be confirmed as part of the application. Just wanted to let you know.

  4. admin says

    kristin,

    thanks! We corrected it.

  5. Nikki Sprague says

    im in school at brown mackie salina and im tired of trying to apply for scholarships grants or any other kind of help because i ahve to get 10,000 calls from other schools im happy here. is there any other way to keep from having all those other schools buggin me?

  6. admin says

    Nikki,

    contact the state of which you live to prevent this.

  7. a says

    Wow, that’s what I was looking for, what a data!
    present here at this website, thanks admin of this
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