Single Parent Scholarship Program

Departments: Advising and New Student Initiatives Categories: Any Course of Study | Nontraditional Students
Amount $6,000 in total awards. The number of scholarships varies from year to year, depending on available funds.
Availability Annually
Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must be currently enrolled and in good academic standing with the potential for academic and career success, be a single custodial parent with dependent children, and demonstrate financial need not met by traditional forms of financial assistance. All scholarship applicants must have a FAFSA on file in the Financial Aid office.

Preference is given to female returning students.

Application Procedure

To be considered for Nontraditional Student Scholarships, you must be admitted to the university, enrolled in courses, and be in good academic standing. Once you are admitted and enrolled, you must:
Go to the Nontraditional Student Services site and select the Scholarships page. Read through the information there, then go to Gold for Blugolds Scholarship Network at: and complete the Nontraditional Students and Student Parents Scholarship Application. If you are a female nontraditional student, you may also complete the PEO and AAUW Nontraditional Female Students application.

Selection Procedure Nontraditional Student Services will coordinate the selection process. Applications will be considered holistically and include a review of the student’s academic record and financial need (in most cases).
Selection Deadline Screening of candidates will begin in April.
Notification Award notices will be sent to scholarship recipients, typically in early July.
Thank You A thank you note should be sent to the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.