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In 2017, the Foundation is offering five Education Support Awards of up to $5000 each to assist low-income women with children who are pursuing education or training. Awardees will be selected based on 1) financial need; 2) personal circumstance; 3) educational path; 4) vocational or occupational goals; and 5) service or activist or civic goals.

Education Support Awards are disbursed in two separate installments over the academic year (one each semseter), and may be used for direct school expenses or for living expenses while you are enrolled in an educational program. Awardees will be notified by phone or email in late October.. Shortly after recipient notification, the list of awardees will be posted on this site. (Please note: The Foundation will contact awardees only. We are not able to contact each applicant about the status of her application.)

Applicant Criteria:

  • must be a woman, at least 17 years of age
  • must be a mother, with minor children
  • must be pursuing a vocational degree/certificate; or an associate's degree; or a first bachelor's degree; or a professional/master's/doctoral degree..
  • must be enrolled in a not-for-profit, accredited institution or program during the 2017-2018 academic year.
  • must be low-income (annual family income less than $20,000 for a family of 2; less than $24,000 for a family of 3; less than $28,000 for a family of 4)

NEW for 2017-18: Submit your application online - no paper, no postage, secure, immediate email confirmation, and a PDF of your application emailed to you upon submission. Click HERE to proceed to the 2017 Education Award Application.
If you prefer to download, print and send via U.S. Mail, a fillable PDF is still available for download HERE.(Adobe Reader or Acrobat is required for the printable form - click here to download the free Reader).

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