Education Aid’s Support a Student Scholarship Program for Single Fathers
Single father will benefit from scholarship program geared towards overlooked population of students
Education Aid, Inc. announced a $5,000 Scholarship Program that will be awarded to a single father that is enrolled in an accredited post-secondary institution or job training program. This Scholarship Program was created by Education Aid to help economically disadvantaged students who are at risk of dropping out of school due to a lack of financial support. The funding for this Scholarship Program came from a donation made by CUnet (a Nelnet Company). The Scholarship Program funds will be distributed during the 2013-2014 academic school year.
Single parents who are enrolled in school or job training programs have many barriers to completing their education. These barriers include earning money, raising children and managing a household. Many of these parents find the financial burden of staying in school too much to handle, and as a result either put their education on hold, or drop out or school completely. This scholarship program was developed to help these parents stay in school by providing the financial support they desperately need to pay for these expenses.
The recipient will be awarded $5,000 that will go towards non-tuition related expenses such as:
- Books and School Supplies
- Utilities – Gas and Electric
- Applicant must be a single father.
- Applicant must be attending an accredited post-secondary institution and be in good academic standing with that institution.
- Applicant must be a US Citizen.
- Applicant must currently be receiving some type of financial aid.
Applications must be submitted by June 1, 2013. Only the first 200 applicants are guaranteed consideration for the scholarship program. The student awarded the Scholarship will be notified on or about August 1, 2013. Funding for the Scholarship recipient will be for the academic school year 2013-2014.
For more information or help in filling out this application, please email SFScholarship@educationaid.org. Any applications that are deemed illegible, incomplete, or not completed according to these instructions in the sole discretion of Education Aid, Inc. will not be considered for the Scholarship.
About Education Aid’s Support a Student Scholarship Program
Education Aid makes education accessible to many students who would otherwise be unable to afford to attend school. For these disadvantaged students, getting the job training they need, or earning a college degree can only be made possible with the type of financial support Education Aid provides. Our scholarship programs start at $5,000 and can provide support for a semester, year, or through graduation.
It is the mission of Education Aid to change the lives of students around the country by providing them with the financial support that they need to complete their education. This is accomplished through the Support a Student Scholarship Program (“Program”). Participants of this Program have payments made on their behalf for non-tuition related expenses that are not covered by their current financial aid. Many economically disadvantaged students do not receive enough financial support to pay for such expenses and ultimately end up dropping out of school. This Program was created to identify these students and to provide them with the financial support necessary to enable them to complete their degrees.
There are many costs, other than tuition, associated with earning a degree that typical financial aid packages do not cover. Many students simply cannot afford to pay for expenses, such as rent, books, and childcare while they are enrolled in school. Unfortunately, when students can’t pay for basic living expenses, often times they are forced to drop out of school. Our innovative program was created to identify these students, and to provide them with the financial support necessary to keep them in school and enable them to graduate. In order to ensure that the funds are utilized as they had been allotted, payments are not sent to the student; rather Education Aid pays for the expenses directly.
In order for students to qualify for the program, they must receive some type of financial aid, and be in good academic standing with their College or University. Only students attending an accredited school or job training program qualify for support. Students are also required to provide all of the relevant supporting documentation necessary to validate any expenses being paid for on their behalf.
Please read more about our scholarship programs at: www.educationaid.org/scholarships
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