Scholarships and Grants for Single Fathers

Learn all about Scholarships and Grants for Single Fathers

Updated by Parvathy K on 26th February 2020

For a mother to support her children it is less difficult than it is for a father. Being a single father has many responsibilities that are not often talked about. To support the children in their needs and financially, they may leave their personal dream careers astray. For such men who are single parents and wish to pursue a proper and higher education, the federal government and various other state and private organizations offer myriad financial aids such as loans, grants, work-study programs, and scholarships.

Among the financial aids, scholarships are the most convenient form as the money received through scholarships need not be paid back unlike loans and grants as the scholarships are awarded mainly on the basis of the academic merit of the student and other achievements and not based on the financial need. Loans and grants are availed to students on the basis of the financial need demonstrated.

The scholarships offered by the different organizations, agencies, groups and other associations help and support the single fathers who had to discontinue their education to take care of the family at an early age, to fund the tuition and fees, books and supplies and other educational expenses. The scholarships make it possible for these men get a proper educational qualification and get employed as a basic education is very relevant when it comes to getting a proper, well-paid job.

Along with the financial requirements to raise a family in proper conditions, the students often neglect their education and career and struggle with meagre salary jobs. To make it easily available to such students who have dreams of pursuing a higher education or a professional career, the scholarships have lenient eligibility criteria.

The students who are single fathers can seek financial assistance to support their college costs as there are several scholarships awarded in different levels of education. Instead of settling with small jobs, the single fathers can make use of the scholarships and other benefits and attain a proper education leading to a successful career.

Following are the top Scholarships for Single Fathers

Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund

Scholarship Overview
Award Varies
Email-Address bchapple@aspsf.org
Contact 479-927-1402
Website Link
Awards available Varies
Address
614 East Emma Avenue, Suite 119, Springdale, Arkansas 72764

Eligibility Criteria

  • Should be a single parent living in Arkansas

  • Must be a low-income person living at the poverty level

  • Should be a high school graduate or an equivalent with a minimum GPA of 2.0

    Must be a custodian of one or more children under the age of 18

  • Not possessing a degree or diploma from a four-year institution of higher learning.

Kentucky Colonels Better Life Scholarship

Scholarship Overview
Application Deadline 03/01/2020
Award $2500
Contact 270-901-1000
Website Link
Awards available Varies
Address
1845 Loop Dr. Bowling Green, KY 42101

Eligibility Criteria

  • The applicant must be a Kentucky resident.

  • The student must be enrolled at an accredited institution for a full-time associate degree.

  • The applicant should be a single working parent of one or more children under 12 years of age.

  • The applicant should produce financial need.

  • Demonstrate enthusiasm for learning and the potential for academic success.

Single Parent Traditional Scholarship of Northwest Arkansas

Scholarship Overview
Award $1750
Email-Address info@spsfnwa.org
Contact 479-935-4888
Website Link
Awards available Varies
Address
156 W Colt Square Drive Fayetteville, AR 72703

Eligibility Criteria

  • The applicant must be a single parent.

  • The applicant must be a legal United States resident or a resident with DACA status, and a resident of Carroll, Madison, or Washington County, Arkansas.

  • The applicant must be a high school or GED graduate.

  • The applicant must be pursuing a career-oriented course of study to ensure a better standard of living for your family as a full-time or part-time student.

  • The applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5.