Organic Formula Shop Single Parent Scholarship

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Organic Formula Shop
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$1,500
1 winner
Open
Application Deadline
Jul 31, 2021
Winners Announced
Aug 31, 2021
Education Level
Undergraduate, Graduate
Eligibility Requirements
Parental Status:
Single Parent
Parental Status:
Single Parent

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. 

Childcarecanada.org shares the outcome of the study from The Institute for Women’s Policy Research which emphasizes the importance of higher education for single mothers.

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.

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Selection Criteria:
Essay, Single Parent, Purpose, Ambition, Determination
$1,500
1 winner
Open
Application Deadline
Jul 31, 2021
Winners Announced
Aug 31, 2021
Education Level
Undergraduate, Graduate

Scholarship application

Essay Topic

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?

500–1000 words

FAQ

When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Jul 31, 2021. Winners will be announced on Aug 31, 2021.