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Scholarships for Single Parents

Raising kids is no easy task, especially for single parents. Single parents have to take on twice the responsibility, playing the role of both mom and dad, while going to work to make a living to support their family. Already working double, single parents looking to go to college have a lot more on their plates than the average college student. Along with domestic and financial responsibilities within the household, single parents also have to keep up on college work and college bills. Having at least a bachelor’s degree helps people move up financially, achieving a more comfortable lifestyle for the family, which is why it is important for single parents to find money for college and made their educational goals a reality. For single parents, a degree not only means gaining a better financial situation for themselves, but having more in their pockets to provide for their kids.

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Considering the costs for raising a family, plus the cost of higher education, it is critical for single-parent students to find financial aid. Since there are a good number of single parents looking to go back to school, there are scholarship opportunities available specifically for single-parent students. Most single-parent college scholarships and grants are open for both genders, making sure both single mothers and single fathers have an equal opportunity to pay for school.

Below are a list of scholarship opportunities specifically for single parents. For more information about single-parent scholarships, as well as other scholarships, conduct a free college scholarship search on Scholarships.com.

ANSWER Scholarship Endowment

  • Application Deadline: 3/11/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • ANSWER Scholarship Endowment provides financial support and encouragement to adult women age 25 and older who are raising school-age children (grades Pre-Kindergarten -12) and are seeking to earn a four-year undergraduate degree in the field of their choice (minimum award amount of $4,000), a two-year nursing degree (minimum award amount of $2,000), or a two-year degree in CPCC's Health Careers [...] More

Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • The purpose of the Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund (ASPSF) is to provide supplemental financial assistance to those single parents living in Arkansas who are pursuing a course of instruction that will improve their income-earning potential. Guidelines for the manner in which the scholarship may be used are at the discretion of each scholarship provider. Applicants must live in the state [...] More

ATSSA Roadway Worker Memorial Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2023
  • Amount: $10,000
  • The ATSS Foundation provides scholarships for loved ones of fallen or permanently disabled roadway workers until we can reduce the number of work zone deaths. It is our hope to eventually give out zero scholarships as a result of zero fatalities. The Roadway Worker Memorial Scholarship Program provides financial assistance for post-high school education to dependents (children and spouses) of [...] More

Beatrice F. Kroesche Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2024
  • Amount: $8,000
  • The Beatrice F. Kroesche Memorial Scholarship is awarded to single parents who are enrolled in either the College of Education or the Department of English at the University of Utah. The selected student shall be in good standing within their area of study, carry a minimum of 12 hours of study and maintain a 3.0 GPA or better. The scholarship may be awarded to an incoming freshman; provided they [...] More

Bernice Murray Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/16/2023
  • Amount: $4,000
  • The Bernice Murray Scholarship Foundation was established to make a difference in the lives of Vermont families. Applicants must attend an accredited school approved for federal Title IV funding (Pell grants, Stafford loans, PLUS loans), be a single parent with primary custody of at least one child 12 years of age or younger, and demonstrate financial need. For more information or to apply, [...] More

Bruce and Marjorie Sundlun Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/4/2023
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Bruce and Marjorie Sundlun Scholarship is managed by the Rhode Island Foundation for students who are low-income single parents and who are Rhode Island residents. Preference is given to parents currently or previously receiving state aid or those who have been previously incarcerated. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

BYU Marriott School Single Parent Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2024
  • Amount: Varies
  • BYU Marriott has several scholarships specifically donated by the Spouse Association of the school’s National Advisory Council to help single-parent graduate BYU Marriott students with educational expenses. In order to be considered for this scholarship, the following conditions must be met:

    Applicant is a single parent (mother or father) with custody of dependent child(ren); Applicant must be [...] More

Capture the Dream, Inc. Single Parent Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 7/31/2023
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The goal of our scholarship fund is to help eliminate one of the leading obstacles preventing single parents and minority students from attending college – the soaring cost of tuition. We believe when students have the opportunity to attend college, our society thrives. We provide talented students with the means to be able to reach a higher education, which helps develop the future leaders of [...] More

Downer-Bennett Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Downer-Bennett scholarship is for single-parent students attending the University of New Mexico main campus. Eligible applicants must be a continuing undergraduate student, have a cumulative total of at least 12 UNM Main campus credits earned by the end of the fall semester, have a highly competitive cumulative UNM GPA, and enroll in/earn 12 credits each semester at the UNM Main campus for [...] More

Ellen M. Cherry-Delawder Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/30/2024
  • Amount: Varies
  • Welcome to Financial Aid services for Howard Community College. We pride ourselves in providing tremendous value for your education investment, and we do everything we can to help you find ways to ensure that a college education is within reach. Helping you achieve your goals starts with helping you identify ways to pay for college. Financial Aid Services here at Howard Community College is [...] More

Kathleen McVey Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/12/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • College of the Redwoods offers the Kathleen McVey Memorial Scholarship to a continuing college student in the LVN or RN program. Additional requirements for this scholarship include being a continuing college student, demonstrate financial need, be a Humboldt County or Del Norte County high school graduate (preference given to Fortuna High School graduates), be a single parent (preference given [...] More

LouEllen Dabbs Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/24/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • The LouEllen Dabbs Scholarship is for a student who is a single parent and interested in pursuing a career in business, banking, or finance. To qualify, students must be enrolled in business administration or banking, be a single parent, be registered for a minimum of nine credits, and have at least a 2.35 GPA. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

Park Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/1/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Park Foundation Scholarship is offered to one male and one female. Recipient must be either a single female, head-of-household student with dependents; a single male, head of household with dependents; or a Vietnam veteran who no longer has access to educational benefits and has a GPA of at least 3.0. Student must be a custodial parent and must demonstrate financial need. For more information [...] More

Soroptimist's Live Your Dream Award

  • Application Deadline: 11/15/2023
  • Amount: $16,000
  • The Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards (formerly known as the Women's Opportunity Awards) assists women who provide the primary source of financial support for their families by giving them the resources they need to improve their education, skills, and employment prospects. Applicant must be a female who provides the primary financial support for herself and her dependents. Dependents can [...] More
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