A college education within reach: obama scholarships for moms

A College Education Within Reach: Obama Scholarships for Moms

For many people, a bright future starts with good education. President Obama is a good example, and he has shown his commitment to helping others. One major part of the effort is to make available to students more free money for college. For decades, college prices have steadily increased. Besides tuition and housing, fees for books, travel and eating are often not covered. With high costs looming, many young adults can’t afford to go to a university. Single moms are especially affected in a bad way. More education helps single mothers achieve on their jobs and take care of their families. It’s important to the President and that’s why he’s implemented a program for scholarships for mothers. Although they are the same, many people refer to Federal Pell grants as Obama grants. Currently students can earn about $5,350 through a Pell grant. Before Pell grants maxed out at about $4,000. With these grants for moms, they can pay for tuition, books or any other school-related expenses. There’s also another great program: the American Opportunity Tax Credit. Under this incentive program, education costs up to $4,000 are cleared. The $4,000 grant is especially great for low-income students. Both of these tax programs help single moms tremendously because they are traditionally low-income individuals. There are almost no restrictions on where and what a student studies. Taking away a little of the financial burden of college is a helpful way to get more students enrolled. Obama’s efforts to improve education show that he takes this issue seriously. With some changes to the lending system, many graduate and undergraduate loans will be less costly. There is also emphasis on ways to improve school and student achievement in all areas. There is also emphasis on encouraging more students to consider community college. At a community college students can gain important knowledge as well as save money. In 2007 Obama stated, «We need to put a college education within reach of every American. That’s the best investment we can make in our future.» So far Obama’s actions are backing up his words. Even though Obama’s grants for moms get much attention they are certainly not the only important opportunity being offered. Traditional and non-traditional students alike have numerous opportunities to put their education first.

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