|Sample Scholarships and
Services for Single Parents
- The most common source of scholarships for
single parents is the college or university. Check
with the school you plan to attend, and inquire
about grants for single parents or adult students.
Many community and four year colleges and universities
provide scholarship programs for single parents
and offer support services as well. For example,
Young University Single Parent Scholarships -
from The Marriott School are offered to a
single parent (mother or father) with dependent
children going back to school after at three years;
of Wisconsin-Eau Claire -Richard & Joan Fleming
Single Parent Scholarship is offered to single
parents demonstrating financial need not met by
the usual forms of financial aid. The Green
River CC Foundation provides single parent
scholarships to students who have at least one
dependent child living at home.
- The Arkansas
Single Parent Scholarship Fund. The Arkansas
Single Parent Scholarship Fund provides scholarships
to single parent residents of Arkansas to help
pay for education.
the Nation Foundation. The Raise The Nation
Foundation provides scholarship awards to single
parent women to help complete their college education
or pay off student loans. The mission of the foundation
is to assist single parent women to achieve financial
independence for their families.
Jeannette Rankin Foundation. The Jeannette
Rankin Foundation awards grants to low-income
women seeking to a college education.
Child Care Services. Because of the rising
need for child care services on college campuses,
Congress has approved a significant increase in
program funding that provides child care for single
parents in financial need. The Child Care Access
Means Parents In Schools (CCAMPIS) budget rose
in 2001 to $25 million from $5 million in the
year 2000. In its first two years, CCAMPIS
supported child care centers at 87 colleges, and
includes nearly 300 additional
Higher Education Agencies. Many states offer
financial aid to students for need or other criteria.
A well known example is the Georgia HOPE Scholarship,
which guarantees students tuition-free college
if they maintain a B grade point average. Check
your state's higher education agency to learn
about offered programs.
- Many community organizations and foundations
offer aid to to minorities or women returning
to school. To find these opportunities, check
with your financial aid office or research financial
aid guides in your college or public library.
See also Going
Back to School: Funding Your Dream and Financial