July 20, 2012
On July 13, Harrison College announced that it is now accepting applications for the second annual Working Moms Scholarship. The award aims to help women who balance the demands of work, family and school.
A private college with 12 campuses in Indiana and Ohio, as well as online programs, Harrison presents students with associate's and bachelor's degrees in five schools: business, health sciences, information technology, criminal justice and veterinary technology. The university also contains a culinary division called the Chef's Academy.
Through the Working Moms Scholarship, the institution will grant up to 10 mothers scholarships of $2,500 each. The award will be distributed evenly over the students' first three college semesters. Eligibility requirements narrow the field to moms who are currently working or intending to return to work, have at least one dependent child and are enrolled at Harrison College for the first time.
Scholarships like this one are helping more and more students head to college now and pursue higher education.
"Many of those new students are working mothers who dream of a better life for their children and themselves," said Dr. Dennis Trinkle, provost and chief academic officer for Harrison. "We want to make it easier for those dedicated women to pursue their dreams."
Any students searching for financial aid for moms and interested in the university should consider applying for the award.