So you are a mother that is interested in going back to school? Well let me tell you something, right now is a perfect time for that as there are many different types of grants and scholarships for women and also scholarships for mothers available that are not widely known but that can give you free money for your studies. Some of them are $10,000. Wouldn’t that help you a lot?

SEPTEMBER: Learn your high school’s procedure for obtaining teacher recommendations and requesting that your transcript be sent to colleges. Complete appropriate forms and secure two Merit Scholarship teacher recommendations.

The philosopher Aristotle observed that excellence is not an act but a habit. Your grades reflect what you do day after day and month after month. Take studies seriously. And remember that colleges like people who are successful, whether as students, athletes, musicians, or community volunteers. Colleges also like test scores but, by and large, that is not a big deal for another year or so.

While in high school be sure to take exams to qualify for the National Merit Scholarship Program awards. Ask your school counselor about how to do this if you don’t know.

After you have taken and received your results for the PSAT, it is time to start thinking about how to prepare for the SAT. First you will need to decide how well you’re hoping to perform on this test. Look at the admissions statistics from the schools you are considering to get an idea of your desired score range. You will want to be in or-if possible-above that range to be competitive for admission. It is important to have these goals in place before you start your preparation.

Another possible choice is the person who doesn’t appear to grieve at all. There may be many explanations for this behavior. The person may be very private and won’t do his or her grieving where others can see. Another possibility is that the person is trying to be strong for everyone else. I know I wanted my children to KNOW that I was going to be OK. I didn’t want them to believe that they had to take care of me. To some, it seemed that I wasn’t grieving enough.

There has never been a more opportune time for moms to return to college. Take advantage of the government scholarships for moms today. You will be glad you did.