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Durham-Dodd Dreams Scholarship

1 winner$500
Application Deadline
May 15, 2022
Winners Announced
Jun 14, 2022
Education Level
High School, Undergraduate
Recent scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Must be a BIPOC student
Parental Status :
Must be raised by a single parent
Education Plans:
Must plan to attend 2 or 4 year undergraduate program
Education Level:
Must be a high school senior or undergraduate

Education can be extremely expensive, especially for children from single parent households.

In the United States, one in every five children under the age of eighteen live with a single mom. Nearly 40% of single moms living in the US have low wage jobs, while a total of 22 million children in the United States live in a single parent household. 

Not only is it much more difficult for a single parent to raise a child on their own, but the average costs associated with raising a child, without the additional income from another parent, leave little room to fund a future college education. 

The Durham-Dodd Dreams Scholarship was created in order to support a student’s passion for learning, and to help them receive the higher education they deserve, despite the immense cost.

This scholarship is meant for a BIPOC student who was raised in a single parent household and is planning to attend a two or four year degree program. 

Any high school senior or undergraduate student who is both part of an underrepresented minority group and was raised by a single parent may apply for this scholarship. 

To apply, tell us about a woman in your life who has been extremely influential in making you the person you are today.

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Need, Boldest Profile
Published January 24, 2022
Essay Topic

In 250 words or less, tell us about a woman in your life who has been extremely influential in making you the person you are today.

100–250 words

Winning Application

Sofia Kelly
The University of Texas at San AntonioAustin, TX
Strength, courageous, kind, loving, compassionate, patient, faithful, thoughtful, and wise. There are so many other wonderful words I could use to describe my grandmother. She not only shows love for me, but for everyone. Her countenance radiates as she journeys through her day always thinking of others, putting their needs in front of hers. She has influenced me because of her strength to preserve. After two long battles of breast cancer, and now debilitated by Lupus, she is devoted to her church, family and community. With her affectionate smile, her dedication as a Sunday School Teacher, Women’s Ministry Leader, Youth Leader and many other roles in the church is done with love and joy. Her outreach to the community, assuring the elderly have food, clothing and essentials or just checking on them is incredible. For our family, her out pouring of love is never ending. Her devotion to my grandfather (her high school sweetheart for over 32 year), five children, seven grand girls, she still finds times to make sure the adults with special needs in our family as well are taken care of. My grandmother often shares with all seven grand girls: “Older women likewise are to be… teaching what is good, so that they may encourage the young women … (Titus 2:3-5). Regardless of her physical condition, my grandmother perseveres in the name of love. I hope to inherit my grandmother’s great characteristics. She’s beyond amazing!


When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is May 15, 2022. Winners will be announced on Jun 14, 2022.

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