Are you a single parent? If you are a single parent, you will definitely know how hard it is to pay for education. One way to get help is to apply for scholarships for single parents.

Most scholarships for single moms and dads won’t pay for your entire education, but they can help close college funding gaps you might have. So let us know more about single parent scholarships. 

What are Single Parent Scholarships?

Scholarships are one of the options for single parents who need financial help covering the cost of earning their college degree. It is estimated that the average cost of raising a child in a middle-income household to be more than $200,000. 

It is often difficult for students who are single and/or parents of one or more children to balance their education and family expenses. There are many challenges faced by single parents but most of them report financial difficulty as the toughest obstacle. For such students who seek financial aid, scholarships are awarded by state and private organizations to help the students finance their education without difficulties. 

College scholarships offered to students who are single parents are categorized under single parent scholarships. There are plenty of scholarships available for single dads and single moms. Through these scholarships, the students are able to complete their basic and higher education and make them qualified for jobs to sustain themselves.

Important Tips 

  • Scholarship application deadlines tend to be months in advance. It is better to start researching available scholarships and preparing your application before the due date.

  • Follow the instructions carefully. 

  • Personalize your materials.

  • Use the opportunity if you have the option to include additional materials such as reference letters or recommendations.

  • It is common today for those reviewing your application to search for you online and potentially view any profiles or social media accounts you keep current.

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Email Address

bchapple@aspsf.org

Contact Number

479-927-1402

About the Scholarship

The purpose of the Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund is to help the single parents residing in Arkansas to get a higher education degree to improve their employment chances and increase earning potential.  The scholarship fund is trying to bridge the gap between impoverished and sustainable families. According to recent stati...

Application Deadline

March 01, 2020

Award Amount

$2,500

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Contact Number

270-901-1000

About the Scholarship

Kentucky Colonels Better Life Scholarship is a source of financial aid that assists single working parents of children under the age of 12. This scholarship helps the recipients to get a proper education and further a good job without having to face any financial barriers. The scholarship is sponsored by the <...

Application Deadline

February 15, 2020

Award Amount

$1,000

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finaid@buffalostate.edu

Contact Number

716-878-4902

About the Scholarship

Marie Ferraro Scholarship is recognized and is sponsored by SUNY Buffalo State College that was established in the year 1871. SUNY Buffalo State College is dedicated to master in teaching, research, social activity, scholarship, ingenious activity, and cultural enhancement. The Marie Ferraro Scholarship is available to candidates who have been accepted at Buffalo State...

Application Deadline

January 31, 2020

Award Amount

$600

Awards Available

2

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finaid@westminstercollege.edu

Contact Number

801-832-2500

About the Scholarship

Deanna Forbush Endowed Scholarship is awarded by Westminster College. Westminster is a private, comprehensive college in Salt Lake City, Utah. Intending to guide its graduates to just and successful lives, Westminster provides learning experiences for both undergraduate and graduate students that guarantee to be life-changing.  ...

Application Deadline

January 31, 2020

Award Amount

$1,000

Awards Available

1

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finaid@westminstercollege.edu

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801-832-2500

About the Scholarship

Katherine A. Ellis Scholarship is accredited by Westminster College. Westminster is a private, comprehensive college in Salt Lake City, Utah. Intending to guide its graduates to just and successful lives, Westminster provides learning experiences for both undergraduate and graduate students that guarantee to be life-changing. This scholarship is provided to female students enrolled in a f...

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May 15, 2020

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info@familiesoffreedom.org

Contact Number

877-862-0136

About the Scholarship

The students who are dependent on those who got killed or disabled during the terrorist attacks on September 11th and rescue activities are awarded financial assistance in the form of scholarship programs by the Scholarship America organization. The Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund pro...

Application Deadline

February 15, 2020

Award Amount

$2,000

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1

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finaid@westminstercollege.edu

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801-832-2500

About the Scholarship

The Beatrice F. Kroesche Fund Scholarship is organized by the  Beatrice F. Kroesche Foundation, established back in 2001. The main goal of this institution is to give preference and support single mothers as well as female students, who face severe disabilities, pursuing their education in the College of Education, College of Humanities, the De...

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March 01, 2020

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marriottschool@byu.edu

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801-422-4121

About the Scholarship

The single-parents who are undergraduate or graduate students are offered scholarship opportunities by the BYU Marriott School of Business. The BYU Marriott School Single Parent Scholarships are available to students who have the custody of one or more children and enrolled in a BYU Marriott program. ...

Application Deadline

January 31, 2020

Award Amount

$1,000

Awards Available

1

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Link

Email Address

finaid@westminstercollege.edu

Contact Number

801-832-2500

About the Scholarship

The CalvertHealth Foundation accredits the Calvert Family Endowed Scholarship. The foundation is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization which was established in the year 1989.  The Calvert Family Endowed Scholarship was set up in 2005 from a blessing by Hayden Morgan Calvert. The scholarship is granted to a junior or senior who is either married or a so...

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505-224-3090

About the Scholarship

Ann and Peter Ziegler Scholarship CNM foundation established The Ann and Peter Ziegler Scholarship for a female who Wants to study in Liberal Arts. This scholarship mainly applicable for female students and preference will be given to those students who are single parents student. Application process requirement -...