No matter the situation, being the child of a single parent can oftentimes be a challenge. Whether you watch your parent struggle with work, money, stress, or simply not enough time in the day to do it all, trying to save enough money for a college education can oftentimes become a huge burden and sometimes just a dream. Fortunately, there are many scholarships available for children of single-parent households. These valuable awards can make all the difference in being able to afford college and can help a once thought-about dream become a reality.
Carolina Covenant Scholarship
The Carolina Covenant Scholarship is geared towards students who are from a single parent household and are enrolled at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Since its inception, The Carolina Covenant has made it its mission to assist low-income families and prove that a world-class education is still within reach. The Covenant not only provides financial assistance, it also includes a mentoring program as well as academic support programs to guide students to graduation.
This award covers 100 percent of tuition and ensures that dreams of higher education can be achieved. The Carolina Covenant Scholarship can potentially cover all tuition costs for four years and some students may additionally be eligible for grants that help purchase technology for classes, such as a laptop. In order to qualify for this award, you must be considered a dependent and your family’s adjusted gross income must meet the university’s requirements for financial need. For more information about this scholarship as well as about the Carolina Covenant, visit their official website.
American Legion Legacy Scholarship
The American Legion Legacy Scholarship was created after the September 11th terrorist attacks in order to support the children of fallen post-9/11 service members. Over the years, the scholarship has expanded and it now also applies to children of a single parent who lost a spouse as a result of active military service after September 11th, 2001. Other qualifications that must be met in order to be considered for this scholarship are the applicant must be a high school senior or a high school graduate that is currently accepted to an accredited university or college within the United States. There must also be financial need as evidenced by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
As the award is funded from donations, the amount varies each year depending on how many donations were received as well as how much interest was derived from the trust. The amount of the award also depends on the financial need of the applicant and the total number of applicants each year. This scholarship can come in the amount of up to $20,000 towards undergraduate or graduate tuition. If there is a great need, not every applicant will receive a scholarship. However, The American Legion does its best to offer as much assistance as possible. The application is due no later than April 20th. To find information about the American Legion Legacy Scholarship, to learn more about The American Legion, or to apply, head over to their website.
The Ayo and Iken Children of Divorce Scholarship
Founded by the Law Firm of Ayo and Iken, Florida attorneys who specialize in divorce and custody issues, The Ayo and Iken Children of Divorce Scholarship was created to encourage and support Florida children who have lived in a divided household but whose parents continue to strive to maintain a respectful and peaceful co-parenting relationship. In order to recognize these parents, as well as their child, the scholarship submission is made up of a 2,000 word essay that describes how the applicant’s parents have continued to work together in spite of being divorced. The essay must describe in detail how the parents overcame obstacles and various challenges and remained excellent role models in the process.
This is a $1,000 scholarship that can be used towards the first year of college tuition. In order to be eligible for this scholarship, you must currently be a senior in a Florida high school and be planning to attend an accredited college or university. You must live in the household of parents that are divorced in the state of Florida. The deadline for the application and all required materials is May 1st. To find more information about The Ayo and Iken Children of Divorce Scholarship, or to begin the application process, visit their official website.