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.

Scholarships4mom.net Scholarship
Sponsor: Scholarships4Moms.net
Amount: $10,000
Closing Date: April 15, 2021
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 15, 2021
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.

Single Parent Scholarship
Sponsor: Custody X Change
Amount: $500
Closing Date: April 30, 2021
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.

Bruce and Marjorie Sundlun Scholarship
Sponsor: Rhode Island Foundation
Amount: Up to $2,000
Closing Date: May 3, 2021
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 3, 2021
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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