Obama grants were initiated to encourage moms to earn a degree

Obama Grants Were Initiated To Encourage Moms To Earn A Degree

Although higher education is important, often a number of obstacles can hinder potential students from enrolling in college. Family obligations and financial concerns are often at the top of this list, especially when it relates to single mothers. Obama grants, which are meant to encourage mothers to return to college to earn a degree, attempt to ease some of the concerns associated with going to college. In many cases, the purpose of federal grants is to help disadvantaged groups to attend college. An endowment often given to low-income students, is the federal Pell grant. Since the Obama administration has stated that it places a high priority on education, the benefits of Pell grants have been augmented to be a greater help to potential students. A title given to a portion of the standard Pell grant program is the Scholarships for Moms program. Working moms are especially encouraged to apply for this. Equipping low-income mothers to earn a degree will provide a stimulus to the lagging economy, the administration believes, and also be a great benefit to the families of those mothers, as a result of which will be an increase in their earning power in the work force. While the cost of education is high these days, $5,000 from a Pell grant may not seem like a lot of money, but it can be a help when you consider the other expenses associated with going to college. A student has to pay for housing and travel expenses, as well books and supplies. For a single mom, other miscellaneous expenses may also include childcare. One of the great advantages of the Pell grant award is that the money awarded does not necessarily have to be applied to college tuition. Providing the expense is vital to obtaining an education, it can be covered by the grant money. In conclusion, this program doesn??t cater specifically to traditional students. It provides opportunity for traditional and non-traditional students alike. Any mothers who want to return to college to earn a degree are just as welcome as a student who is fresh out of high school. Consideration is given equally to mothers who would like to stay home and take care of their children while taking online courses, as it is to potential students who would prefer to go to a small community college. All willing students are able to earn a degree that will provide them with significant opportunity in the job market, and this is the most crucial factor. An effort by the current administration to show that education truly is the key to a bright future are Obama grants. By allocating a significant amount of money to pay for education, everyone from working mothers to young adults has a chance to go to college.

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