Applying for college can be a tedious task and weighing in your options to fund your education can also pose as a hurdle, throw in your non-traditional student status and before you know it you’re talking yourself out of pursuing an educational goal. A former college professor of mine defined a non-traditional college student as:
- Students that do not attend college directly after high school.
- A student attending college after age 24.
- Students working full time and/or attending school part-time.
- Students with a spouse and/or child(ren).
This demographic of college enrollees are more prevalent than not on college campuses. Here’s a list of scholarships created to accommodate the non-traditional African American Woman college student.
Dr. Wynetta A Frazier is the founder of the National Hook-Up of Black Women, Inc and creator of the Sister to Sister Scholarship. The scholarship is specified for single mothers age 30 and above who are not receiving financial support from a spouse or family member.Two recipients are awarded $500 dollars contingent upon meeting scholarship guidelines. Additional services offered through Dr. Frazier’s organization are family empowerment, health and wellness, and a reading for life program. Visit www.scholarshipsforwomen.net/african-american/ or www.nhbwinc.com/scholarships.html.