For anyone, starting a family is incredibly different from any other previous experience. Children, while the most beautiful thing in the world for parents, require a lot of time and attention. For single parents, the difficulty of tending to their children’s needs increases exponentially as there are often few channels of support for them.
As a Dutch company, with many of our members and parents based in the US, we want to give back to this community. In the Netherlands, our government financially supports single parents so that studying and childcare can be combined for the best interest of both the parent and child.
Unfortunately, this isn’t as readily available for many single parents in the United States as people must rely on available scholarships when their own finances are insufficient, especially with a child. For single parents, time and financial resources are often the cause for not being able to complete their education. As a degree can increase the financial stability, and the chance of a better future, of a whole family significantly we feel this is an important cause to which we want to contribute.
While the research on single fathers is limited, studies show that children in single-father families fare about as well as children in single-mother families on many outcomes, according to the The Institute for family studies
At Organic Formula Shop, we understand that a good education is one of the most essential stepping stones to financial stability, so we would like to give the Organic Formula Shop Single Parent Scholarship to one student who is a single parent and is currently attending college while caring for their child. To apply, please write about your experience as a single parent and how this scholarship will help you pave the way for yourself and your child.
What do you find most challenging about the combination between being a student and a single parent? How do you see this scholarship helping you pave the way for your own future and the future of your child?
The application deadline is Jul 31, 2021. Winners will be announced on Aug 31, 2021.
Award amounts per winner are designated by the donor. Check the award amount for a detailed breakdown.
The winner will be publicly announced on Aug 31, 2021. Prior to the announcement date, we may contact finalists with additional questions about their application. We will work with donors to review all applications according to the scholarship criteria. Winners will be chosen based on the merit of their application.
Award checks will be sent to the financial aid office of the winner's academic institution in their name to be applied to their tuition, and in the name of their institution (depending on the school's requirements). If the award is for a qualified educational non-tuition expense, we will work with the winner directly to distribute the award and make sure it goes towards qualified expenses.
Before we award the scholarship, the winner will be required to confirm their academic enrollment status. Depending on the circumstances, verification of Student ID and/or their most recent transcript will be required.
If you have any questions about this scholarship or the Bold.org platform, just email email@example.com and we’ll get back to you as quickly as we can.
Yes. The terms and conditions for this scholarship can be found here.