Zakita Bond was a single mother who worked hard to balance her pursuit of education with raising her child.
As she considered the direction of her studies - whether she would finish a degree in nursing or pursue her personal entrepreneurial interests - she had to take into consideration her future, not only as a student, but also as a mother. Financial factors played heavily into her choices. The Zakita D. Bond Memorial Scholarship will honor her perseverance and dedication as a mother and student while also supporting a single mother much like her, who is working to earn an education.
Single mothers of any education level - pursuing any type of degree - are eligible to apply. In your application, write about techniques you’ve used, as a single mother, to reset yourself and focus when life becomes overwhelming.