Single Parent Scholarships
September 23, 2010
Single parents comprise a large fraction of returning and non-traditional students. On top of working and parenting, single parents are stretching themselves even further to attain a higher education that leads to a better lifestyle for their entire family.
Fastweb recognizes this commitment and challenge by providing these returning and non-traditional students with single parent scholarships. Our database contains many single parent scholarships that help alleviate the stresses of attending and financing school.
Through our single parent scholarships, you’ll be able to find the resources necessary to help your education as well as your family. Below is a sampling of the single parent scholarships that exist in our database—filling out a profile may match you to single parent scholarships at your school of choice.
The Single Parent Scholarship is available to single parents attending the Brigham Young University School of Business. To be eligible for the Single Parent Scholarship, students must be single parents. Several Single Parent Scholarships are available from the Spouse Association at Brigham Young.
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.
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.
The Martin and Molly Schwartz Scholarship is available to single parents students at the University of Maine, Augusta. Applicants for the Martin and Molly Scholarship must demonstrate financial need. To apply for the Martin and Molly Scholarship, students can submit the general scholarship application, which is available in December and due by March 1st.
The Clarkson Family Scholarship is available at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill School of Law. In order to qualify for the Clarkson Family Scholarship, students must demonstrate financial need and preference is given to single parent students.
The Claudia M. Lay Memorial Scholarship is available to full- and part-time upper-class students at Ohio University. Preference for the Claudia M. Lay Memorial Scholarship is given to single, head-of-household, non-traditional female students. Applicants to the Claudia M. Lay Memorial Scholarship must demonstrate financial need and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0.
The Dodie H. Fesenmyer Scholarship is available to students pursuing a Nursing degree at the University of Arizona. Applicants to the Dodie H. Fesenmyer Scholarship must demonstrate financial need. Preference for the Dodie H. Fesenmyer Scholarship is given to single parent students.
The Patsy Takemoto Mink Education Support Award was established in memory of Patsy Takemoto Mink, Hawaii’s first Congresswoman and first woman of color elected to Congress. Five Patsy Takemoto Mink Education Support Awards are available in the amount of $2,000. Applicants to the Patsy Takemoto Mink Education Support Award must be single.
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