Are you struggling to find accurate information on grants for single mothers? There are many websites that provide information on single mother grants that are just a complete waste of your time. We try to provide current information and practical advice.
It is estimated, that over 30 million single mothers will get some form of government assistance this year alone! So you never know until you have a go.
A scholarship is awarded based on merit and you must apply for them in order to receive them towards your tuition. You can look on our website, look online, and follow up with your local college for single mother scholarships in your area.
Here is a the state by state breakdown on the current grants and scholarships in the USA right now. Click on an area on the map to find out more.
The following Alabama Grants are available;
Gulf Shores Women’s Club Single Parent Scholarship
The Gulf Shores Woman’s Club offers a Single Parent Scholarship, awarded in May annually. The women of the Club recognize the importance of education and promote the ambitious efforts of a single parent in supporting one or more children while working to achieve educational and career goals. Applicants must be a resident of Baldwin County, a single parent, graduate from high school, in need of financial aid, and enrolled in a college or training program. Applications are available by contacting Jeanne Franz at 251-968-5268.
Current grants for single mothers in Alaska are as follows;
Ruth Lister Scholarship
This needs-based scholarship is for single mothers attending the University of Alaska Tanana Valley Campus
Priority is given to students in good standing who are pursuing a vocational degree
Coconino Community College Employees Scholarships
Available to single parents attending Coconino Community College. Applicants do not have to be Coconino Community College employees. Have and maintain cumulative 2.0 GPA or higher Enrolled in 6.0 credit hours or more. Must be a single parent. Students must be admitted to CCC to apply and be considered for scholarships awarded through CCC. If you have not been admitted to CCC apply now for Admission. For questions or problems with the scholarship application please email the Financial Aid Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 928.226.4219. For specific questions about scholarship criteria, please contact the CCC Foundation at 928.226.4363.
Marshall Knoles Scholarship
Have and maintain cumulative 2.5 GPA or higher Enrolled in 12.0 credit hours or more Preference given to Coconino County residents, second preference to Arizona residents Single parent or returning student 25 years or older Demonstrated financial need (FAFSA). Students must be admitted to CCC to apply and be considered for scholarships awarded through CCC. If you have not been admitted to CCC apply now for Admission. Scholarships available from the CCC Foundation. For questions or problems with the scholarship application please email the Financial Aid Office at email@example.com or call 928.226.4219. For specific questions about scholarship criteria, please contact the CCC Foundation at 928.226.4363.
Dodie H. Fesenmyer Scholarship – University of Arizona
The School of Nursing at the University of Arizona offers the Dodie H. Fesenmyer Scholarship to help students with financial need. Applicants must be undergraduate nursing students who have demonstrated “satisfactory progress towards a degree,” according to the university. Preference for the scholarship is given to single parents who are studying nursing because they “might not otherwise have this opportunity without financial assistance,” as stated by the school. To apply contact: University of Arizona College of Nursing, P.O. Box 210203, Tucson, AZ 85721-0203, 520-626-6154.
Helping Hands for Single Moms Scholarship
Deadline: As available.
Subject Areas: Any
Restrictions: Must live in the Phoenix, AZ metro area.
Helping Hands for Single Moms is a community-based non-profit organization offering unrestricted scholarships of up to $270 each month to help impoverished single mothers who live in the Phoenix metro area pursue college degree and achieve financial independence.
When a single mom first enrolls in college, her family situation often becomes worse before it gets better. In addition to midterms, finals and term papers, the single mom must attempt to live on inadequate financial resources while maintaining a household, managing transportation challenges, and nurturing her children. She is juggling school, family and work while facing loneliness, isolation, and low self-esteem. Together, these are significant challenges that often converge and can lead to dropping out of school.
In order to facilitate success, Helping Hands for Single Moms provides a supportive program. The program benefits for our moms include an unrestricted scholarship for $270 per month, AAA towing, assistance with auto repairs, emergency funds, tech assistance for computers and software, limited dental and medical care for mom, hair cut and style, holiday gifts, carpet cleaning, budget management, optional mentoring and tutoring, textbook purchase assistance, Single Moms Network monthly meetings, professional counseling, legal counsel, and a life insurance policy.
This scholarship requires that the applicant live in the Phoenix metro area. To be eligible, candidates must attend college, have U.S. citizenship and reside in Maricopa County, AZ. She must carry a minimum of nine credit hours per semester, maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA or better, have at least one child under age 11 living with her, attend and participate in the Single Moms Network meetings each month, be a responsible and responsive program participant, and not reside with a domestic partner.
Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund
The ASPSF funds multiple scholarship programs throughout Arkansas Individual scholarships fund tuition and books, and may potentially also cover utility costs, car maintenance, and childcare. Candidates must be single parents living Arkansas. To apply and locate your county scholarship office visit www.aspsf.org/.
Altrusa International of Fayetteville Scholarship
Award: $1000 renewable
Criteria: Grade point average of 3.0 or above, Must be a single parent with dependent child(ren) living in the home residing in Washington County. Must have completed at least one year of full-time post-secondary education. Must have attended a post-secondary institution full time within the last two years. Income must be less than $25,000 (total gross income)
Contact: Altrusa Scholarship Chair
Address: Altrusa International of Fayetteville P.O. Box 251
Fayetteville, AR 72702
The current available grants in California for single mother;
The Bobbe Browning Memorial Scholarship
This $1,000 scholarship for single parents is open to currently enrolled adult reentry students at California State University at Fullerton. Applicants must be 27 years of age or older. Applicants must demonstrate financial need. Limited to full-time students
Capture the Dream Single Parent Scholarship
In hopes of encouraging single California parents to pursue higher education, Capture the Dream, Inc. (“CTD”) announced the introduction of its Single Parent Scholarship Fund offering college-bound students with a $1,000 scholarship for their dedication and dream of obtaining a four-year degree. This scholarship is open to all graduating college-bound high school and/or undergraduate single mothers or single fathers already enrolled at four-year institutions. This scholarship does not refer to students that come from a background of having a single parent. Applicants are primarily judged on the strengths of their essays, community service, demonstrated leadership, GPA, and annual household income. Eligible applicants must be well-rounded individuals who have demonstrated exemplary achievements in academic, community, and leadership activities. There is no minimum GPA requirement and there is no application fee required for submission. To download the application, please visit our website. www.capturethedream.org
Sol Goldberg Childcare Subsidy
The National Council of Jewish Women offer a number of scholarships, including a $1,000 subsidy intended to ease the burden of childcare. Applicants must reside and attend school in the Greater Los Angeles area with the intention of acquiring marketable skills. The scholarship is offered to single parents regardless of religion or ethnicity. Deadline November 1. Students interested in applying for this scholarship should view http://ncjwla.org/community-services/women-helping-women/scholarships/ for more information and an application form.
Patricia Schroeder Scholarship – University of Colorado at Denver
The Patricia Schroeder Scholarship is available to undergraduate and graduate students at University of Colorado at Denver. Applicants for the Patricia Schroeder Scholarship must be a resident of Colorado as well as a single parent. Additionally, the requirements for the Patricia Schroeder Scholarship specify that recipients must demonstrate financial need. To apply go to http://www.ucdenver.edu/student-services/resources/Scholarships/RelatedLinks/Pages/misconlineapp.aspx
T&R Fund Flying Solo Single Parent Scholarship
Provides scholarships to fulltime, undergraduate, single parent college scholars in need of financial aid. We presently have only one program available for the 2012 / 2013 school year. The program available is the Southern Program for students at UCCS and Pikes Peak Community College. Competition for our scholarships is sometimes intense and not all applicants should expect to be awarded a scholarship. You are enrolling in the upcoming year as a sophomore, junior or senior at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs campus, or You are enrolling in your final year at Pikes Peak Community College and your course of study will allow transfer to UCCS. There is no preference given based on which campus you enroll at, or for being enrolled as a sophomore versus a junior or senior at UCCS or as a final year student at PPCC. You are a single parent with primary responsibility for raising your children and you qualify for financial aid. Preference is given to parents with pre-teenage children. You are committed to going to school fulltime (defined as 24 semester hours minimum per year, including fall, spring and summer classes). You have a current cumulative GPA that is 2.5 or higher, if attending CU, or you have a current GPA, that is equivalent to the GPA necessary to transfer to UCCS upon completion of your PPCC / UCCS transfer program. Key Dates: MAY 30 – deadline for submitting your application on line and physically delivering your signed student certification and release form & your letter of recommendation to your financial aid office.
Business Technology Single Parent Scholarship (Aims Community College)
A $1000 scholarship for Single Parents at Aims Community College majoring in Business. The deadline is March 15. For general information regarding all Aims Community College scholarships, including the application process, please visit the Aims Community College page. Go to http://www.aims.edu/scholarships/aims_foundation/scholarships.htm to get started.
Sierre Giorgi Memorial Scholarship
Applicant must be a single mother, under the age of 30 years and has earned 18 or more credits at TRCC and has a GPA of 3.6 or higher. Applicant must be in the General Studies/Pre-Nursing Program. This award is sponsored by the Student Government Association. Deadline April 17. To apply go to www.trcc.commnet.edu/div…/SierraGiorgiMemorial.pdf
Joan F. Golrick Memorial Scholarship
$500 Scholarship. Preference will be given to a single parent with demonstrated financial need studying early childhood education.
May & Frank Messinger Memorial Scholarship
$500 Scholarship. Must be a single parent. Must have completed 12 credits at QVCC and has a cumulative average of at least 3.0. To apply go to Go to http://www.qvctc.commnet.edu/finaid/listings.html to get started.
Raymond W. Atcheson Scholarship #2
Awarded to a continuing student at NCCC who has a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0, preferably a mathematics or science major, a veteran of the armed forces or who is a single parent. This scholarship was established in honor of a retired NCCC executive dean and Captain, US Navy – Korea and Vietnam. To apply go http://www.nwcc.commnet.edu/scholarships.htm
The following grants/scholarships are assisting single mothers in Delaware
Brandeis Law Society – Sandra Mazer Moss Scholarship
Awarded to single parent law students at Philadelphia area law schools Amount – $1,000. Application Deadline – March; Contact – www.brandeislawsociety.org
Teresa K. Freda Endowed $1,000 Scholarship
Awarded to a full-time, continuing student who is a single mother. Must be a Delaware County resident with financial need
Single Mother Assistance In Florida
We have found the following assistance for single mothers in Florida;
State College of Florida’s Wayne Gulbrandsen Academic Scholarship for Single Parents
For over 20 years, SCF’s Student Government Association (SGA) has worked diligently to raise money for single parent scholarships. The Wayne Gulbrandsen Academic Scholarship for Single Parents was formed by SGA students after one of their members who was a single parent, Wayne Gulbrandsen, passed away. The scholarship was created to honor Wayne’s memory and has since then enabled numerous single parents to complete their education at SCF. The application process is held each spring. The 2012-2013 applications will be available in the spring. Download the application at:
or pick up an application at the following locations:
Bldg 14-130, SGA Club Hub
Information Booth, Bldg. 1
Bldg 500, SGA Club Hub
Deadline for application – TBA
$400 scholarship for eligible SCF students
FGCU Single Parent Grant
The FGCU Single Parent Grant is awarded to needy independent students who are single parents and who file the FAFSA by the priority deadline of March 1. Students are eligible for a full-time award when they are enrolled in a minimum of twelve undergraduate credit hours per semester; they receive a prorated award when they are enrolled in fewer than twelve undergraduate credit hours per semester. Students must enroll for at least six undergraduate credit hours per semester in order to be eligible. The maximum full-time award is $1,000 per academic year. Due to limited funding, not all students that meet eligibility and deadline requirements will receive this grant. This grant is for one year only and is not guaranteed in subsequent years. To apply contact:
Financial Aid & Scholarships
Mc Tarnaghan Hall
Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Boulevard S
Fort Myers, FL 33965
Bette H. Johnson Memorial Scholarship
This $400 scholarship will assist a displaced female homemaker, who is divorced, separated, widowed, abandoned, or unmarried sole support of self and family, or wife of a disabled spouse. Recipients must be must be Hillsborough County resident for one year. Deadline April1. Go to http://www.hccfl.edu/scholarship/ to get started.
The following assistance is available for single mothers in Georgia;
Georgia Tech Single Parent Scholarship
Auxiliary Services awards one $4,000 scholarship to a Georgia Tech student who can show how he/she successfully juggles classes at Georgia Tech while single parenting one or more children. Two essays are required for this scholarship, one asks future goals and how a degree will support the goal. The second essay asks for specific challenges the applicant has experienced while balancing academic and parenting responsibilities.
This application requires three letters of reference and only one may be from a peer.
The Single Parent Scholarship application will be accessible at the same time as the other IMPACT scholarships at www.impact.gatech.edu January 21 for the complete IMPACT and Single Parent Scholarship packages.
Georgia Teen Mother Scholarship
This scholarship program for young single mothers is offered by two families who feel that teen mothers deserve the opportunity to attend college in an ongoing effort to better their lives. The scholarship award is worth $2,000 and is paid directly to the recipients selected college. Also, applicants must have given birth prior to January 31st of their senior year in high school. Applicants must be accepted to any technical school, two- or four-year college, and must plan to complete a program of study or degree at a technical school, two or four-year college. Prospective applicants must complete an application package and students with financial need will be given preference. GPA, service, or extra-curricular activities. Please visit the website for more information www.gateenmotherscholarship.org/folio.html. The application deadline is April 1.
Below is the current assistance for single mothers in Hawaii;
Patsy Takemoto Mink Education Support Award
Subject Areas: Any
Level(s): Undergraduate, Vocational, Two-Year, Graduate, Post-graduate, Professional
Restrictions: Must be a low-income mother of at least one minor child.
Patsy Takemoto Mink served in the U.S. Congress twice, where she represented Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional District. The first woman of color elected to the US House of Representatives, she worked tirelessly for civil rights, women’s rights, economic justice, civil liberties, peace, and the integrity of the democratic process.
Established in 2003, the Patsy Takemoto Mink Education Foundation aims to carry on some of Congresswoman Mink’s most ardent commitments: educational access, support, and opportunity for low-income women, especially mothers, and educational enrichment for children. In 2012, the Foundation offered five Education Support Awards of up to $2,000 each to assist low-income women, with children, who are pursuing education or training. Education Support Awards may be used for direct school expenses or for living expenses while the student is enrolled in an educational program.
Applicant must be a woman, at least 17 years of age. She must be a mother with minor children (under age 18). She must be enrolled in a skills training, ESL, or a GED program; or pursuing a technical/vocational degree, an associate’s degree, a first bachelor’s degree, or a professional/master’s/doctoral degree. She must be enrolled in an accredited program during the appropriate academic year. She must have a low-income background.
AGNES EIKUM CHASE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The Agnes Eikum Chase Memorial is earmarked for a fulltime undergraduate single parent, or child of a single parent, with demonstrated academic merit. Last year there were a total of five awards given, each with the approximate value of $1,000 per academic year. To Apply go to http://www.uidaho.edu/studentaffairs/womenscenter/resources/scholarships
Idaho State Single Parent Scholarship
College of Technology Idaho State University is funding Scholarship Program for Single Parent Undergraduate Students in Any Technology major, Idaho, 2012 Scholarship Program: Single Parent Student Scholarship Type of Award: Scholarship Nationality: U.S. Citizen Employer: College of Technology Idaho State University Level of study: Undergraduate Subject(s): Any Technology Major Duration: Fall Semester Number of awards:
Single Parent Scholarship in Anthropology at Boise State
There is a Single Parent Scholarship open to a sophomore, junior, or senior pursuing a major in the College of Social Sciences and Public Affairs (Anthropology is a major in the College of Social Sciences and Public Affairs). Criteria includes a cumulative GPA no less than 3.25, and the student should be a single parent/head of household as determined by IRS regulations. To apply for the Single Parent Scholarship, complete the form which is available in the Department of Anthropology (HWSC 55) or the Dean’s Office (E717) and returned to the Dean’s OfficeScholarship Website: http://sspa.boisestate.edu/anthropology/undergraduate-students/scholarships/
There’s a bit of help in Illinois for single mothers. Please check the list below;
Chicago Urban League Scholarship
Academically based program proivides funds to single low-income students who are head of households and attending City Colleges of Chicago Malcolm X College.
College of Du Page Cultural Guild Single Parent Scholarship
Applicants must be a single parent with dependent child(ren), be attending C.O.D. full- or part-time, show evidence of financial need and submit a Financial Need Statement. Applicants must be returning to receive a degree/certificate or upgrade skills, and have and maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA to receive funds. Preference given to student pursuing an arts-related career.
Dr. Wynetta A. Frazier “Sister to Sister” Scholarship for African American Women
Dr. Wynetta Frazier worked with children and single parents at the University of Illinois. The “Sister to Sister” scholarship is intended for “mature” (i.e., those over age 30), returning students who are African-American single mothers. Applicants must submit an essay and two letters of recommendation. Applicants must also be accepted to a college or postsecondary school before applying for the scholarship and submit proof of enrollment. To apply:
National Hook-Up of Black Women, Inc.
1809 E. 71st. St., Suite 205
Chicago, IL 60649
Christine & Michael White Memorial Scholarship (Illinois Central College)
$500 scholarship. Preference to a single parent or person seeking upgraded skills. Essay must address how the applicant will use this scholarship to change his/her life. Deadline April 1. Go to http://www.icc.edu/iccfoundation/scholarships.asp to get started.
We take a look at the available assistance for single mothers in Indiana;
McCracken Assist Scholarship – Indiana University Purdue University, Indianapolis
The McCracken Assist Scholarship is available to single parent students in amounts up to $1,000 at Indiana University Purdue University, Indianapolis. In addition to financial need, the McCracken Assist Scholarship is also awarded for academic excellence and potential. Applicants to the McCracken Assist Scholarship must submit an application for financial aid, be a US citizen or resident and a resident of Indiana as well. Once a student has completed nine credit hours with a minimum GPA of 2.75, they may apply for the McCracken Assist Scholarship.
Tricia Marie Simpson Russell Memorial Scholarship
Applicants must be able to provide evidence of application to or current enrollment in a nursing program. Because Tricia was a single parent, preference will be given to single parents with dependent children. Applicants are selected from the Northwest Indiana region. The recipient will receive a scholarship in the amount of $1,500. To apply go tohttp://vnaportercounty.org/Scholarships/scholarships.htm
Our guide to the available assistance for single mothers in Iowa;
Carl and Doris McClain Family Endowed Scholarship
Amount: Up to $250 Award to one or more students. Must be enrolled full or part-time in any credit program.Must have a minimum grade point average of 2.5. Preference will be given to a student who is a single parent or from a single-parent home. Must demonstrate financial need as documented by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. To apply go tohttp://www.kirkwood.edu/site/index.php?p=16604
Cedar Rapids Downtown Rotary Scholarship
Amount: $1,000 per year. Award to four students. Must be a single parent, displaced homemaker or an international student. (Must indicate how you meet the criteria.) Must be a resident of Cedar Rapids or be an international student enrolled at Kirkwood. Must demonstrate financial need as documented by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. To Apply go tohttp://www.kirkwood.edu/site/index.php?p=16604
Iowa Glass Scholarship for Single Parents
Amount: $1,000 per yearAward to one or more students. Must be a single parent. (Indicate if you are a single parent.) Student should be preparing to enter their first year of study at Kirkwood. Scholarship essay should highlight student’s educational goals. Must demonstrate financial need as documented by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. To apply go tohttp://www.kirkwood.edu/site/index.php?p=16604
U.S. Bank Scholarship
Amount: $1,000 per year. Award for up to 10 students. Must be a single parent or returning adult student enrolled or accepted for enrollment at Kirkwood. (Must indicate how you meet the criteria.) Must have a minimum grade point average of 2.5. Must demonstrate financial need as documented by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. To apply go tohttp://www.kirkwood.edu/site/index.php?p=16604
Waypoint Tribute to Women Scholarship
Amount: $500 per year. Award to one nontraditional female Kirkwood student. Must be a single parent with special preference given to women with domestic violence or homelessness issues. (Must indicate how you meet the criteria.) Must have a minimum grade point average of 2.5. Must demonstrate financial need as documented by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Recipient will be expected to attend the Tribute to Women recognition dinner in the fall. To apply go to http://www.kirkwood.edu/site/index.php?p=16604
For single mother assistance in Kansas, we could only find one. Here it is;
Ben and Evadean Craig Scholarship
Provided by: JCCC Student Financial Aid Office
Awarded to a single parent with legal custody and financial responsibility for at least one minor child. Reside in Kansas, have a 2.0 grade point average and show financial need through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Grants will be at least 50%, but no more than 75% of the student’s total tuition, books, class materials and fees at JCCC for the current semester. The JCCC scholarship application, the FAFSA and the JCCC admissions application are required.
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