single parent scholarship
Financial support for single parents
Becoming a new parent is one of the biggest changes in your life! Having that little one in your live is magical but also overwhelming at times. They will take up most of your time, which is why lots of parents live day by day. Especially when you are a single parent, it is hard to make everything work. Planning and saving for your future is most likely not on top of your to do list.
Why a single parent scholarship?
As a Dutch company, with our much-appreciated customers/parents base in the US, we want to give back to this community. The Dutch government financially supports single parents in the Netherlands so that studying and childcare can be combined. We have learned that in the US many students rely on available scholarships when their own finances are insufficient. For single parents, time and financial resources are often the cause for not being able to complete their education. As a degree can increase the financial stability, and the chance of a better future, of a whole family significantly we feel this is an important cause to which we want to contribute.
“Earning a higher education is increasingly necessary for achieving family economic security. For single mothers, who are more likely to live in poverty than other women, earning post secondary credentials can bring substantial benefits, from increased lifetime earnings and employment rates to better health outcomes and chances of success for their children. However, single mother college students often face obstacles that can complicate their ability to complete their educational programs. Just eight percent earn a degree within six years of enrolling, compared with roughly half of women in college who are not mothers. Greater investments in helping single mothers persist in college and graduate would benefit their families, communities, and society.’’.
The Institute for family studies mentions:
We get that being a single parent can make it very tough to focus on your own goals and aspirations. This is why Organic Formula shop wants to support those parents and make one part of their life slightly more manageable with our scholarship.
What do we offer?
In a nutshell, the Single Parent Scholarship by Organic Formula Shop is a student scholarship designed to support a single mother or a father. With our scholarship, we give a college student a chance to earn cash towards their education. We’re supporting the scholarship winner with $1,500 to cover a part of their costs as they pursue their degrees.
When can you apply?
To be eligible for this scholarship, you must meet the requirements below. Please read the conditions carefully to ensure you meet eligibility before applying.
- Must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a 4-year, 2-year, vocational, or technical institution in the United States
- Must be a US citizen or permanent legal resident.
- Must be a single parent
- All fields of study and GPAs (grade point average) will be considered.
Scholarship application time frame
The Single Parent Scholarship will be awarded to one college student every year. The application and selection timeline is as follows:
- Application deadline: July 31th
- Interviews with finalists: August
- First winner announced: August
How to apply
Please fill out your personal information via below button. We ask you to include an essay in which you explain to us why we should pick you for our Scholarship. Some important pillars we take along in our assessment are motivation and impact. We look at aspects like:
- What motivates you to complete your degree?
- How do you make ends meet financially?
- What do you find most challenging about the combination between being a student and a single parent?
- How will this scholarship positively impact your family?
- What are your aspirations and dreams?
- How do you manage quality time with your little one?
When is the scholarship application deadline?
The scholarship is awarded once a year. The application deadline is June 30th.
How will application information be used?
We will never disclose or distribute any information you submit as part of your application, and will only use your contact information to get in touch to discuss your application. Confidentiality is important to us. We would like to publish (part of) your story on our website and our social platforms. If you would like to leave certain parts out (because maybe they are too personal) this is no problem. You can specify which parts and we can review this together. We will always ask you to review anything we post or publish about you.
What is the scholarship prize?
The scholarship consists of USD $1.500,-
How will the scholarship prize be paid?
This depends on the school’s requirements, but in most cases a check will be sent to the scholarship winner’s college institution in their name and in the name of their institution. The winner will never receive the price in cash.
How will my application be verified?
The winner will be required to provide a copy of their college transcript as proof of their enrollment, before the scholarship is awarded.
How can I get in touch with questions?
If you have any questions about the scholarship, just email email@example.com and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.
Are there terms and conditions for the scholarship?
Yes, there are terms and conditions that apply to the scholarship, please find the here.