January 5th, 2011
For stay-at-home moms, it can be difficult to take care of a family and attend classes at a traditional college. Online colleges are ideal for distance learners, such as stay-at-home parents, who would otherwise lack the chance to attend college.
The Project Working Mom scholarship program was developed to give a handful of worthy stay-at-home parents the opportunity to attend college without the burden of tuition payments. Recipients of the 2010 Project Working Mom scholarships include 11 women and three men who intend to take online courses at Walden University. The school offers programs in education, counseling, management and public policy.
"I know this scholarship will not only help me finish school successfully but will also free my mind so I can continue to improve my life and the lives of my children and other families whose lives I touch," said LaTasha Burl, a Project Working Mom scholarship winner.
More than 4 million students nationwide were enrolled in internet-based classes during the 2008 academic year, according to a report by the Babson Survey Research Group and the Sloan Consortium. Scholarships are helping more distance learners earn a postsecondary education.