Mothers are the source of true happiness in everybody’s life. But, we never even look into the life of a mother who struggles at every instance of her life to provide a proper living to her family and kids. The condition of a minority mother is worse. They are provided very few opportunities of growth and are not given proper status in societies. It is for this reason that different scholarships and grants for minority mothers have been initiated.
It is interesting to note that even though the groups have been named as minority, most of these groups have a very high population. The minority groups usually include the Hispanics, African-American and others. It is surprising to note that mothers belonging to different ethnicities will be qualified for many of these programs based on their eligibility. There are certain scholarship programs which are only for the members of the underrepresented.
A brief look into the various scholarships and grants available to minority mothers has been provided below:
1)AICPA Minority Accounting Students Scholarships – This is a special scholarship program for only the accounting students in the minority groups of black, Hispanic/Latino, and Native American or Asian American. The scholarship has been started by the American Institute of certified Public Accountants and has been controlled by the Centre for Scholarship Administration and goes out to the deserving students.
2)AXA Foundation Fund Achievement Scholarship – This grant is awarded to the African American undergraduates studying business. The scholarship amount is for $2,000 to $5,000 awarded.
3)Breakthrough to Nursing Scholarships for Racial/Ethnic Minorities – This scholarship is given out every year to five African Americans and other minority groups. The grant is for $1000 to $2000.
4)Gates Millennium Scholars Program (Gates Foundation) – In this program the scholarship amount is not specified. This is a huge scholarship program granted every year to 1000 African-American undergraduate or graduate students.
5)ASA Minority Fellowship Program – This program is for new students and for the graduating students. Students qualifying for MFP must compulsorily be students studying sociology and who are also currently involved in research activities on mental health issues. Scholarships for MFP are granted on the basis of academic scores, writing skills and ethnicity.
6)Fisher Broadcasting Minority Scholarship – Non-white sophomores studying for marketing or journalism careers are entitled for this grant.
7)Louie F. Cox Memorial AK Steel African-American Scholarships – This is granted only to two African-American freshmen undergraduates every year for $16,000.
8)Minority Scholarship Awards for Incoming College Freshmen – This program donates scholarships to 10 minority group students majoring in chemical engineering and the scholarship is for $1000.
9)Sallie Mae Fund American Dream Scholarship – This grant goes out to a number of African-American undergraduates and the grant is between $500 to $5000.
Grants are extremely important for minority mothers to come out of the caves of poverty and lead respected lives. Scholarships and grants for minority mothers have a significant role in lighting the lamp of education in the lives of these special mothers.