Grants and scholarships for single mothers and fathers are a blessing for families struggling to further their education while providing for their households. Single mothers have the lowest college attendance rate due to financial and time-related problems, and they are less likely to complete their program due to these obstacles.

Some grants and scholarships for single moms include the following:

Top Grants and Scholarships for Single Moms and Dads
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•      The Philanthropic Education Organization (PEO) helps women finish up certification and degrees. To qualify, you must be a woman within 18 months of completing your program and who was not a student for at least 24 consecutive months as an adult.

•           Soroptimist Live Your Dreams Award assists mothers who are the primary provider for their household. The grant gives up to $16,000 for tuition, books, transportation, and childcare to qualifying applicants. The money is available for women living in the U.S., Canada, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guam, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Taiwan, and Venezuela.

•           Women’s Independence Scholarship Program (WISP) helps survivors of partner abuse who separated from her abusive partner between one and seven years ago. The program prioritizes mothers with young children, students working towards their first undergraduate degree, and those in vocational programs. Grants ranged from $500 to $2,000 per semester or academic quarter.

•           Patsy Takemoto Mink Education Scholarship offers grants and scholarships for single mothers who are at least 17 years of age and pursuing a degree or vocational program from an accredited, nonprofit institution in the country. Applicants must demonstrate a financial need and illustrate their educational path and goals.

The following are a few grants and scholarships awarded to single dads and single parents: 

•           The ASSP Foundation Family Scholarship Fund is available for children and spouses of employees who died in a workplace incident. The grant can go towards the costs of full-time or part-time enrollment in vocational schools, community colleges, and universities. 

•           The LouEllen Dabbs Scholarship helps single parents enrolled in banking or business administration. Single parents must have a GPA of at least 2.35 and want a career in banking, business, or finance. 

•           The Custody X Change Giving Fund gives three awards (in the spring, summer, and fall) to single parents worldwide who have primary physical custody of at least one minor child. Applicants must be first-semester students or have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. 

Parents and non-parent students living abroad can find grants and scholarships to attend colleges in the United States. Check out the top scholarships and grants for international students next.

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