Last updated on July 14, 2022

10 Exclusive Scholarships for Single Moms

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  1. Cover image for Empowering Mothers Scholarship for Single Moms

    Empowering Mothers Scholarship for Single Moms

    Funded by
    wiseGEEK
    This scholarship will support a single mother furthering her education.
    Funded by
    wiseGEEK
    This scholarship will support a single mother furthering her education.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: Any
    • Background: Single mother
    Amount:$500
    Deadline :Nov 15, 2022
    One Click Apply
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  2. Cover image for Small Seed Big Flower Scholarship

    Small Seed Big Flower Scholarship

    Funded by
    Haowen Chen
    This scholarship aims to support undergraduate students who need financial assistance to achieve all of their goals in life.
    Funded by
    Haowen Chen
    This scholarship aims to support undergraduate students who need financial assistance to achieve all of their goals in life.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: Undergraduate student
    • Race: BIPOC
    • Status: First-generation student
    Amount:$1,015
    Deadline :Nov 15, 2022
    One Click Apply
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  3. Cover image for Hurtado Scholarship

    Hurtado Scholarship

    Funded by
    Pablo Hurtado
    This scholarship aims to support students in New York who are pursuing their GEDs so they can go on to achieve all of their goals.
    Funded by
    Pablo Hurtado
    This scholarship aims to support students in New York who are pursuing their GEDs so they can go on to achieve all of their goals.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: GED
    • State: New York
    Amount:$5,000
    Deadline :Jan 15, 2023
    One Click Apply
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  4. Cover image for Stephanie Staggers Curtis Memorial Scholarship

    Stephanie Staggers Curtis Memorial Scholarship

    Funded by
    Stephanie's Perfect Gift
    This scholarship aims to support single mothers fron North Carolina or South Carolina who are balancing their education with their parental duties.
    Funded by
    Stephanie's Perfect Gift
    This scholarship aims to support single mothers fron North Carolina or South Carolina who are balancing their education with their parental duties.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: Undergraduate student
    • Identity: Single mother
    • State: South Carolina or North Carolina
    Amount:$1,175
    Deadline is Approaching! 28 days left
    One Click Apply
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  5. Cover image for Supermom Scholarship

    Supermom Scholarship

    Funded by
    OrganicBabyFormula.com
    In recognition of the unique challenges faced by single mothers, this scholarship seeks to support single mothers, the children of single moms, and those who have been impacted by them.
    Funded by
    OrganicBabyFormula.com
    In recognition of the unique challenges faced by single mothers, this scholarship seeks to support single mothers, the children of single moms, and those who have been impacted by them.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Background: Single mother or the child or loved one of a single mother
    • Education Level: Undergraduate, graduate
    Amount:$2,000
    Deadline :Jan 28, 2023
    One Click Apply
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  6. Cover image for Cat Zingano Overcoming Loss Scholarship

    Cat Zingano Overcoming Loss Scholarship

    Funded by
    Cat Zingano
    This scholarship will be awarded to one high school or undergraduate student who is fighting through their own loss of a close family member, legal guardian or loved one, and is in need of financial support for their education as they move forward.
    Funded by
    Cat Zingano
    This scholarship will be awarded to one high school or undergraduate student who is fighting through their own loss of a close family member, legal guardian or loved one, and is in need of financial support for their education as they move forward.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    All students are eligible
    Amount:$10,200
    Deadline :Mar 17, 2023
    One Click Apply
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  7. Cover image for Manny and Sylvia Weiner Medical Scholarship

    Manny and Sylvia Weiner Medical Scholarship

    Funded by
    Mezaros / Weiner Family
    This scholarship seeks to support students who are striving to become medical doctors and require financial assistance.
    Funded by
    Mezaros / Weiner Family
    This scholarship seeks to support students who are striving to become medical doctors and require financial assistance.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Financial Status: Must demonstrate financial need
    • Education Level: Must be in medical school or an undergraduate student in a pre-med program
    • Career Goals: Must be working towards becoming an M.D.
    Amount:$5,000
    Deadline :Nov 18, 2022
    One Click Apply
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  8. Cover image for Curtis Holloway Memorial Scholarship

    Curtis Holloway Memorial Scholarship

    Funded by
    Lesley Holloway
    This scholarship seeks to honor the life of Curtis Holloway by supporting a student who has lost a parent or lives in a single-parent household.
    Funded by
    Lesley Holloway
    This scholarship seeks to honor the life of Curtis Holloway by supporting a student who has lost a parent or lives in a single-parent household.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: High school or undergraduate student
    • Background: Has lost a parent or lives in a single-parent household
    Amount:$1,300
    Deadline :Sep 01, 2022
    One Click Apply
    Scholarship is awarded to
    1 winner
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  9. Cover image for Little Bundle Supermom Scholarship — College Award

    Little Bundle Supermom Scholarship — College Award

    Funded by
    Little Bundle
    This scholarship supports single moms, children of single moms, or people whose lives have been impacted in positive ways by single moms.
    Funded by
    Little Bundle
    This scholarship supports single moms, children of single moms, or people whose lives have been impacted in positive ways by single moms.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    All students are eligible
    Amount:$2,000
    Deadline :Jun 30, 2021
    One Click Apply
    Scholarship is awarded to
    1 winner
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  10. Cover image for Larry Darnell Green Scholarship

    Larry Darnell Green Scholarship

    Funded by
    Gloria Green
    This scholarship aims to honor Larry’s legacy by helping single parents or the children of single parents afford their college education.
    Funded by
    Gloria Green
    This scholarship aims to honor Larry’s legacy by helping single parents or the children of single parents afford their college education.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: High school senior or undergraduate student
    • Family: Single parent or the child of a single parent
    Amount:$2,250
    Deadline :Mar 31, 2022
    One Click Apply
    Scholarship is awarded to
    3 winners
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About scholarships for single moms

Being a single mother is no easy task, especially if you are trying to earn your college degree. Caring for your child, attending to your school schedule, trying to figure out how to pay for college, and taking care of yourself is a lot for anyone to take on. Luckily, Bold.org has scholarships specifically designed to help single moms pay for college!

The importance of scholarships for single moms attending college

The exorbitant cost of college tuition has made it practically impossible to pay for college out of pocket. Because of deep financial need and strain, many students take out loans, borrowing an average of $11,836 per year.

Over four years, this kind of debt can really add up when pursuing your bachelor's degree. Paying back student loans is even more difficult for single moms in the US, who typically owe 2.7x more than female students without children.

Thankfully, there are plenty of scholarship opportunities available to help make college more affordable. In fact, approximately $24 billion worth of scholarships is made available to students each year. That’s enough to give every full-time enrolled student almost $10,000

At Bold.org, we’re committed to helping students pay for college. In our assortment of scholarships for single moms, we hope to support hard-working moms who demonstrate financial need in pursuing their degrees to help them create a better future for themselves and their children.

There is no limit to the number of scholarships you can win, so make sure to apply early and often because every little bit matters when it comes to financial aid!

Why are financial aid efforts essential for single moms?

Approximately 22% of all undergraduates are parents, equivalent to about 3.8 million students attending college while also having to provide financial support to their dependent children. Of those 3.8 million students, 70%, or roughly 2.7 million are mothers, including 1.7 million single moms.

Community colleges are the most popular institutions among single-parent students, with 42% of single parents attending community college. Additionally, of the women that attend community college,