EDUCATION SUPPORT AWARDS

The August 1, 2022 edit/submission deadline for 2022-23 has passed. Information on next year's process will be available on this page in May 2023.

2022-23 Applicant Criteria:

  • must be a woman, at least 17 years of age.

  • must be a mother, with minor children.

  • must be pursuing a first degree at a postsecondary level of education (eg, vocational, associate's, bachelor's, master’s, doctoral) AND degree program must add to level of education accomplished (ex: bachelor's after associate's, or advanced degree after a bachelor's) 

  • must be pursuing a degree/credential at an institution that does not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender, lgbtq+ status/identity, race/ethnicity, religion, disability, immigration status.

  • must be enrolled in a not-for-profit, accredited institution or program in the U.S. during the 2022-23 academic year. College Navigator is a great look-up resource to find out if your institution meets that criteria: https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/

  • must be low-income (all 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).

In 2022, the Foundation will offer five Education Support Awards of up to $5000 each to assist low-income women with children who are pursuing education or training. Awardees are notified by phone or email in late fall. Shortly after recipient notification, the list of awardees will be posted on the Awardee page of this site. The Foundation will contact awardees only. We are not able to contact each applicant about the status of her application.  Awards are disbursed in two separate installments (one each semester) over the academic year, and may be used for direct school expenses or for living expenses while you are enrolled in an educational program.  Awardees will be selected based on:

  • Financial need;

  • Personal circumstance;

  • Educational path;

  • Vocational or occupational goals; and

  • Service or activist or civic goals.