Western Governors University is an online college based in Salt Lake City, Utah.
The school partners with the American Association of Retired People Foundation to offer the AARP Foundation - WGU Educational Assistance Program, which awards scholarships valued up to $5,000 to adults over the age of 40.
Many women are single women or are raising families with limited financial resources, even if another partner is contributing.
Therefore, the idea of going to school or switching career paths can seem like a dream.
According to projected figures from the National Center for Education Statistics, there were 3.3 million adults older than 35 enrolled in college in 2010.
Adults go back to school to change careers or to receive training in their profession.
This scholarship is intended to benefit students who have considerable years of employability ahead of them—ideally aged 25 to 50.
The Bernard Osher Foundation hosts the Osher Reentry Scholarship Program which grants ,000 directly to student tuition at a number of state schools and private colleges across the country.
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Women are mothers and tend to be the primary caregiver still in our modern society.