Obama Scholarships Putting Education First

Taking advantage of educational opportunities is a smart way to be successful. President Obama is a good example, and he has shown his commitment to helping others. Free money through grants and scholarships is only the beginning. For decades, college prices have steadily increased. Scholarship packages rarely cover the full amount for tuition, books and housing. Many young adults choose to forgo college because of the cost. Single moms are especially affected in a bad way. Educating women and single moms is important to increase the workforce and help provide for children and families. The President believes in this and has begun a mission to create scholarships for moms. Although they are the same, many people refer to Federal Pell grants as Obama grants. With these grants, college-bound students can receive over ,000 to pay for school. For mothers and other students, this is increase of available money is valuable help. These grants can be used to cover many of the miscellaneous college expenses. There's also another great program: the American Opportunity Tax Credit. This tax credit makes a way for students to write off the first ,000 of their education costs. Especially for less expensive schools, ,000 could be a significant help for a student. A grant for a working mother as well as a tax credit can help fund much-appreciated educational advancement. Study options are wide open. Now the expenses are just a little lighter, and eager mothers can enroll in school. Obama's efforts to improve education show that he takes this issue seriously. Through the recent stimulus package, many undergraduate and graduate loans will be less of a burden. Preparing schools and students for success is an important Obama administration mission. The President believes community colleges need to become viable options. 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." So far Obama's actions are backing up his words. Grants for moms are just a small but vital part of the education mission. Traditional and non-traditional students alike have numerous opportunities to put their education first.

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