Scholarships for Parents

If you are a parent, paying for college may be difficult. Some scholarship providers want to help parents (single parents and parents that are still together) attend college by providing scholarship. Below are scholarships open to parents.

ASIST – Albuquerque Scholarship
Sponsor: Executive Women International – Albuquerque
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: March 27, 2020extended to April 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to non-traditional students who live within the boundaries of the Albuquerque Chapter and who are past high school age and who are either entering college or already enrolled in college. Applicant must have financial need and preference will be given to those individuals with children residing in the home.

ASIST – Columbus Scholarship
Sponsor: Executive Women International – Columbus
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: March 27, 2020extended to April 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to female incoming and current non-traditional students in Central Ohio. Special consideration will be given to students with financial need, socially, physically and economically challenged adults, and preference is given to those with children residing in the home.

Scholarships4mom.net Scholarship
Sponsor: Scholarships4Moms.net
Amount: $10,000
Closing Date: April 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to legal U.S. residents who are at least 18 years of age and currently enrolled, or will be enrolled within the next three months, in a college or university in the United States. Applicant must be a mother or an expectant mother.

Sherelle T. and Timothy T. Carper III Scholarship
Sponsor: National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs (NANBPWC)
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: April 1, 2020extended to April 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to African American single mothers (age 18-30) who are United States citizens, and enrolled in an accredited college or university. Applicant must major in a STEM, Aviation, Political Science, Communications, or Business Management related field.

EFWA Scholarships
Sponsor: The Educational Foundation for Women in Accounting (EFWA)
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: April 30, 2020
Description: Scholarships are open to women who are pursuing Accounting degrees at the undergraduate level. In addition to the general scholarships, there are scholarships open to students who attend school in the state of Washington, women returning to school after raising children, and minority students.

Single Parent Scholarship
Sponsor: Custody X Change
Amount: $500
Closing Date: April 30, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. residents who are 18 years of age and have legal and physical custody of one or more minor child. Applicant must also be enrolled full-time at an accredited college and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

NCJW | LA Scholarship Program
Sponsor: National Council of Jewish Women | Los Angeles
Amount: Up to $2,000
Closing Date: May 1, 2020
Description: Scholarships are open to students who live and attend school in the Greater Los Angeles area, including Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and Ventura Counties. Applicant must be trying to better their lives through education in the aftermath of trauma, loss and other setbacks. There are scholarships open to all majors and specific scholarships for non-traditional students, parents, nursing majors, education majors, and Film/Television/Cinema/Theater majors.

Bruce and Marjorie Sundlun Scholarship
Sponsor: Rhode Island Foundation
Amount: Up to $2,000
Closing Date: May 4, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to Rhode Island residents who are low-income single parents (men or women). Preference will be given to parents currently or previously receiving state aid or those who have been previously incarcerated.

Frances L. Macartney Porter Fund
Sponsor: Rhode Island Foundation
Amount: Up to $4,000
Closing Date: May 4, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to Rhode Island residents and students attending a Rhode Island institution of higher learn who are single parents. Preference will be given to individuals enrolled in trade school. At scholarship site, search for scholarship name.

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