Attention single, working moms. Do you have a desire to earn your college degree but haven’t found the time, money, or confidence to accomplish your goal? Well, an empowerment series, Women Who Rule the World, might be your answer.
This one-day networking and dinner event, sponsored by eLearners.com, a Web resource that connects prospective students with online classes, offers close to $5 million in full-tuition scholarships through its Project Working Mom 2010 program. Participants can enjoy panel discussions about the importance of educational advancement and work-life balance issues, gain free career coaching, and apply on site for scholarships.
“I personally know many single mothers who have been impacted through the project working mom program and have received scholarships to go back to school to obtain their degrees,â€ says Stephanie M. Clark, national director of Project Single Moms, who is a working parent and Project Working Mom’s national spokesperson. “Getting their degree results in them becoming more competitive when they are looking for jobs and creates better opportunities for them and their families.â€
In 2010, about 285 moms and dads–yes, men can apply for the scholarships, too–will receive money to begin an online program – tuition-free – for one of the following schools: Ashford University, Everest University, Virginia College, Walden University, Capella University, Saint Leo University, Allied Schools, and Ashworth College.
You have the opportunity to participate in any of this year’s last three events, which will be held in Newark, New Jersey, on June 18; in Chicago on August 13; and in Washington, D.C. on September 17. All events are held on Friday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Click here for more information about the city tours and college scholarships. The deadline to apply for scholarships is Sept. 30, 2010.