There is no role greater and more important in life than that of a mother. Mothers sacrifice so much, putting their own wants and needs second to those of their children. It is an exhausting and often thankless role. It is a role that requires an angel’s touch, an iron will, the patience of a saint, and a warrior’s resolve. In short, mothers are heroes. But, even heroes can use a boost sometimes.
For many, being a mother requires putting their education and dream career on hold. For single mothers, putting your dreams on hold often means working in low-wage jobs to make ends meet; making it impossible to afford the cost and time demands required to pursue a college degree. The Elevate-A-Life Scholarship was created to give a single mother that “boost” to help pursue her education and career goals. A boost to help her achieve financial independence and shift from surviving to thriving.
This scholarship is not just about providing financial support. It is also about giving our time to mentor and assist the recipient through education and career-building in the Human Resources industry.
The winning applicant will receive: $20,000 per year for college tuition & childcare expenses (scholarship is for 4 years or when you achieve your degree, whichever happens, sooner. The first two years must be at a community college with a transfer to a 4-year college); A paid internship at Melita with a part-time, flexible schedule to work around your school schedule; Assigned Melita mentor to act as a resource as you progress through your internship and your schoolwork.
-Consideration for a full-time permanent position at Melita upon graduation.
For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.