Law Family Single Parent Scholarship

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Law
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$8,000
1st winner$4,000
2nd winner$4,000
Awarded
Winners
2
Finalists
5
Application Deadline
Apr 11, 2022
Winners Announced
May 11, 2022
Education Level
Any
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Parental Status:
Single parent
Parental Status:
Single parent

It’s no secret that single parents face a unique set of obstacles when raising their children.

Trying to pursue an education while being a single parent is even more difficult. For example, only 31% of single mothers over the age of 25 have at least a bachelor’s degree, as compared to 54% of married mothers.

This scholarship seeks to support single parents so they can continue their education and create a better future for themselves.  

Any single parent who is pursuing their education may apply for this scholarship opportunity, but minority students from Kentucky are preferred. 

To apply, tell us about yourself and how being a single parent has affected your education. Also, tell us how you plan to make a positive impact in your community.

Published December 31, 2021
$8,000
1st winner$4,000
2nd winner$4,000
Awarded
Winners
2
Finalists
5
Application Deadline
Apr 11, 2022
Winners Announced
May 11, 2022
Education Level
Any
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners
Essay Topic

Please tell us about yourself and how your experience as a single parent has shaped your pursuit of higher education. How do you plan on making a positive impact in your community?

400–600 words

Winning Applications

Haley Anastas
Inter American University of Puerto Rico-San GermanNew Albany, IN
At age seventeen I gave birth to my son Elijah, and my world somersaulted. Any prior concept of love, responsibility, or commitment was blown away as soon as I looked into his eyes. Though many people warned me my life would be over, his birth reinforced my decision to pursue medicine by deepening my capacity for compassion, strengthening my confidence, and showing me that I was always meant to be a protector of life. Despite the statistics of teen moms graduating from high school and college I pursued my dreams. I had so much more drive then ever before, I demonstrated resilience and perseverance. My son has encouraged me to be a better version of myself. Before his birth I was caught up in a negative lifestyle; I partied all the time and begin using drugs. I tried to clean up my life but kept falling victim to my addiction. Once I got pregnant my entire mindset, attitude, and goals changed. I wanted to be a good role model to my son and I wanted to provide for him and give him the love and support I didn't receive when I was young. With persistence and dedication, I am proud to say I have done all those things and continue to everyday of my life. I hope to set an example to other teen moms and give them courage to pursue their goals. I want to motivate them by sharing my experience in hopes that it will encourage them to never give up and never let themselves be defined by statistics.
Elana Marsh
Drexel UniversityPhiladelphia, PA
Throughout my life, there have been many experiences that have inspired me to become the woman that I am today. However, above anything or anyone, my five children are my greatest inspiration. Undoubtedly, single parenting requires an abundance of diligence, patience, and sacrifice. Every single moment of my life revolves around my children, as they are my top priority. Working twice as hard to make sure that all of my children’s needs are met is certainly not an easy task. There have been moments where I let guilt, doubt, and anxiety consume me, and I had no desire to live in my true purpose. Even so, I never gave up. In 2017, I withdrew from school due to my extreme hardship in maintaining work/life balance. My children were having behavioral and learning difficulties, in which one of my sons was diagnosed with Autism. Additionally, my other children were diagnosed with ADHD. Although I had very little support, I stepped up and advocated for my children. Now, each of my children have specialized therapeutic services, learning support plans, and tutoring services. They are growing, thriving, and doing so much better in school. I didn’t give up on them because they deserve a quality education, regardless of their learning challenges. All things considered, I had to resign from my full-time job as a medical assistant in order to begin my nursing studies at Drexel University. This was an arduous decision that I had to make, however, I know that it will prove to be beneficial in the near future. This scholarship will help with tuition, and any additional fees, books, and other expenses. Continuing my education was the best decision that I have ever made. My children watch my every move, and they depend on me for everything. So, I have no choice but to go above and beyond for them. I am also setting an example for them to do and be their best, no matter how hard life gets. I am resilient, adaptable, and ambitious. I am currently pursuing my Bachelor's of Science in Nursing at Drexel University. The area of nursing that I choose to focus on is Maternal/Fetal Health in disadvantaged communities. I want to help improve the safety and welfare of pregnant women through various preventative care measures. I hope to learn more about how I can incorporate reproductive health into my field of study, and how I can do more to advocate for women that do not have access to adequate health care. Since beginning my nursing studies at Drexel University, I have joined the National Student Nurses Association. In January, I also plan to join the National Black Nurses Association. I believe that joining these associations will help me to grow and thrive as a nursing student. Networking and making connections with other nursing students and faculty will prove to be very beneficial to my nursing career. I am also a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Rho Upsilon Chapter. Currently, I have completed my first quarter at Drexel University. I am on the Dean’s List, and I have a 3.71 GPA. I also plan to continue my education and complete my Master’s degree in Nurse Midwifery. I believe that a career in nursing will be extremely rewarding, because I know I will have genuine opportunities to make a difference in the lives of many.

FAQ

When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Apr 11, 2022. Winners will be announced on May 11, 2022.

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