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Scholarships for Single Moms

February 15, 2019
Single moms are some of the hardest working people out there. Some of them prove it even more by making the decision to go to college or go back to college while raising their children alone. They know that advanced education can help them increase their earning power and improve their career track, allowing them to provide great lives for their children. Following are some of the best scholarships for single moms.

Park Foundation Scholarship

Award amount: $2,000
The Park Foundation Scholarship is actually two awards given to full-time students, one female, and one male. The female recipient must be a single woman and a custodial parent raising her kids alone. She must have a GPA of 3.00 oh, and she must demonstrate that she needs the money. The male recipient must be a Vietnam vet who no longer has access to education benefits.

The Ann and Peter Ziegler Scholarship

Award Amount: Varies
The Anne and Peter Ziegler Scholarship is a scholarship that was established through the CNM Foundation. It assists single mothers who are majoring in Liberal Arts, have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and who plan on transferring to a four-year university or college.

Ford Opportunity Program

Award Amount: Up to $25,000
The Ford Opportunity Program is a generous program for people living in Oregon or Siskiyou County in California. It’s unique in that it pays for up to 90% of a student’s unmet need as determined by FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), making it an extremely generous scholarship. To qualify:

  • You have to be the head of your household with at least one child who’s under the age of 18.
  • You have to have graduated or be close to graduating high school or about to receive your GED, and your minimum cumulative GPA can’t go below 3.0
  • You have to have at least one full year left your bachelor’s or associate’s degree.

Bernice Murray Scholarship

Award Amount: $2000
This scholarship was created in 2011 by the Beatrice F. Kroesche Foundation. It’s awarded to a single mother who’s in good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 3.0 or a single woman who is hard of hearing or seeing who meets the same GPA requirements.

Capture the Dream, Inc. Single Parent Scholarship

Award Amount: $1000
This scholarship is awarded to single parents who are graduating high school seniors or college undergrads. To qualify, they have to meet the following requirements:

  • They have to be a Bay Area resident.
  • They have to be from a low-income home.
  • They must be the guardian or legal parent of one or more children under the age of 18.
  • They have to be attending an accredited, not-for-profit two-year or four-year program.

Dr. Dean K. and Helen S. Christensen Endowed Scholarship

Award Amount: $1800
This scholarship was established in 1995 as an award for a single mom who’s enrolled in a nursing program. In order to qualify for the award, students must have a minimum 2.5 GPA, and they have to be enrolled in a full-time nursing program.

LouEllen Dabbs Scholarship

Award Amount: $750
This scholarship is awarded to single parents who pursuing careers in business-related fields like finance or banking. In order to qualify, they have to be in a business or banking program, be a single parent to a minor child and have a minimum 2.35 GPA

Patsy Takemoto Mink Foundation Scholarship

Award Amount: $5000
To qualify for this award, single moms need to be meet the following requirements:

  • They need to be at least 17 years of age with minor children under the age of 18.
  • They need to be enrolled in a skills training, GED or ESL program.
  • They can be going after a technical or vocational degree, a bachelor’s degree, or a professional degree like a master’s or doctoral degree.
  • Their annual family income needs to be under $20k for a family or two, $24k for a family or three or $28k for a family of four.