Are you a woman heading back to school to advance your career? Deciding to go back to school after taking time off can be daunting, but it is never too late to learn something new. To help you along the way, the Indiana Political Organization for Women’s Education and Representation (POWER) offers scholarships to nontraditional female students whose education was delayed or interrupted.

Women who are returning to school after a hiatus, changing careers, and seeking advancement in their careers or work lives, as well as stay-at-home moms entering the workplace who are in need of additional education and training, can earn a scholarship of $750 to put toward their education.

Through this scholarship, nontraditional female students can receive financial help as they further their education. Obtaining higher education credentials can open doors and POWER wants to help hardworking Hoosiers meet their career goals and aspirations, regardless of their age, family structure or previous work experience.

There will be 18 scholarships awarded – two per congressional district – to women who are residents of the state of Indiana and who are pursuing their educational endeavors in the state.

The primary criteria for selecting the scholarship recipients includes financial need, personal vision, service to the community and future plans.

Scholarships will be awarded at a ceremony in February. To fill out an application before the Oct. 18 deadline, click here.