Money to Help You Go to College: Obama Scholarships

Education is always an important key to a good future. Since running for office in 2008, President Barack Obama has made education a priority issue for his administration. One major part of the effort is to make available to students more free money for college. College expenses continue to increase even as the economy slumps. College costs can really add up especially when money for things besides tuition and housing is considered. Many young adults choose to forgo college because of the cost. One group that is particularly hit hard is single mothers. Educating women and single moms is important to increase the workforce and help provide for children and families. It’s important to the President and that’s why he’s implemented a program for scholarships for mothers. Federal Pell Grants have now been fondly called Obama grants. In the 2009-2010 school year, students could get a grant of up to $ 5,350. For mothers and other students, this is increase of available money is valuable help. Working mothers can pay for tuition and books or even daycare if that allows them to attend school. Single moms should also consider the American Opportunity Tax Credit. Under this incentive program, education costs up to $ 4,000 are cleared. At less expensive schools in particular this is a big credit. A grant for a working mother as well as a tax credit can help fund much-appreciated educational advancement. There are almost no restrictions on where and what a student studies. With more incentives, more ambitious adults will realize their goal to get a college degree. Obama’s efforts to improve education show that he takes this issue seriously. With some changes to the lending system, many graduate and undergraduate loans will be less costly. The administration is also focusing on improving the performance of schools at all levels. There is also emphasis on encouraging more students to consider community college. At a community college students can gain important knowledge as well as save money. In a 2007 speech called Reclaiming the American Dream, the President said that making college education more available is “the best investment we can make in our future.” President Obama has shown he is serious about action. The mission to educate all Americans is certainly helped by providing scholarships for mothers. Traditional and non-traditional students alike have numerous opportunities to put their education first. BOLA TANGKAS