February 16, 2011 | | Leave a comment Harrison College recently announced that it will offer a scholarship for working moms who wish to pursue a college education, the Evansville Courier and Press reports. Officials told the news source that the new scholarship is geared toward helping women who are working or reentering the workforce and have a child under age 18 at home. The program will provide the recipient with $2,500 per year toward an associates and bachelors degree program at the school's online campus. They added that, in order to qualify, students must maintain at least 3.0 grade point average and be in academic good standing with Harrison College. Furthermore, applicants must submit a 500-word essay providing reasons for pursuing a college education and they must present recommendations from a co-worker and a family member. The school offers bachelors degree programs in accounting, business management, nursing, information technology, healthcare management, human resources and criminal justice, among others. According to a recent report from Babson-Sloan, nearly eight in 10 online students are currently working toward a four-year degree.