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2018-2019 Patsy Takemoto Mink Education Support Awards for Low Income Mothers

Updated: February 1, 2018

This foundation is giving out give Education Support Awards valued at up to $5000 in scholarships for each chosen person.

Their overall goal is to help low income mothers to pursue their education with financial assistance.

Winners will receive the funds in two payments; one per semester in an academic year.

What can you receive with this scholarship?

The foundation selects five applicants who each receive an amount up to $5,000. This is obviously a huge help with your studies and living expenses as a mother with children to support.

The minimum age for applicants is 17 years old, and the only other eligibilty criteria is (besides being a woman with at least one dependent child), that you must be enrolled in an eligible course at an accredited institution and your family income needs to be within the limits of no more than $28,000 if you have a family of 4, or $20,000 if you have a family of 2.

These Education Support Awards from the Patsy Takemoto Mink Education Foundation are one of the very few scholarships that are open only to low income women who have children.

What can you use the money for?

Winners of the Patsy Takemoto Mink scholarships are able to use the funds for expenses including those directly related to your studies (such as fees and books), as well as for living expenses. This can take considerable financial burden away from you, and can mean the difference between being able to afford your education or not.

Who is eligible for this scholarship?

The application criteria for the Patsy Takemoto Mink Education Support Awards is relatively simple and straightforward. As long as you meet these conditions, you are free to send in an application:

  • Be female and at least 17 years old
  • Have at least one dependent child
  • Be considered low income according to family size; currently this is set at $20,000 for a family of two, $24,000 for three, and $28,000 for a four person family.
  • Be enrolled in an accredited institution or study program for the relevant year of study, in either of a vocational, associate, bachelor, master or doctoral degree program

How To Apply

Applications for 2017-2018 have now closed.

As soon as information comes to light about the 2018-2019 scholarship through the Patsy Takemoto Mink foundation, details will be posted here. This is expected to be around March-April 2018.

  1. Shelley Booth
    October 17th, 2018 at 04:26 | #1

    I am also looking for info for 2019.

  2. Marion Nalls
    September 26th, 2018 at 18:38 | #2

    Good afternoon!

    I am a prospective cosmetology student. I plan to enroll at Magnolia College of Cosmetology in Jackson, MS. I will use these funds to pay for tuition, gas, grocery, and whatever necessities my children and I will need. I am 47 years old and have teenage son and daughter. I currently work an 8-5, Monday-Friday to support the 3 of us. I’ve always aspired to be a hairstylist! My passion is to take care of my clients’ hair from a holistic standpoint. I research information daily on how to grow hair and to nurture hair that’s been damaged by over processing with relaxers, colors and excessive exposure to heat. I love the idea that I can own at least 3 salons in the near future and teach others what I’ve learned from the School of Cosmetology. It’s been 25 years too long!! GOD has shown me visions of my salon and directed me to websites to learn more about how to take care of the hair by eating the right foods as well as using the right products for different types of hair. Once I’m awarded this scholarship, I promise to maintain 3.5 average and above and become one of the best hairstylists in the State of Mississippi!

    Thank you so much for having this website to share my heart’s desire with you.

    Marion Nalls

  3. Sheila Jean Boreen
    August 28th, 2018 at 19:15 | #3

    @Amanda Blackburn
    I agree I am also looking for the updated information and do not see it here… Did you find it somewhere else by chance?

  4. Amanda Blackburn
    August 9th, 2018 at 20:41 | #4

    I’m having trouble locating the updated information on here for 2018-2019 scholarship applications?

  5. Jennifer Carlson
    May 15th, 2018 at 17:12 | #5

    I am a single mom. I am 42 years old and have a 2 year old. I recently lost my job and have decided to return to school. I have an Liberal Arts Associates degree and I want to obtain my Bachelors Degree to obtain a decent job to support my daughter and me. I would use the scholarship money to help support us while I go back to school. I am planning to enroll back into MGCCC in hopes to transfer to USM for my bachelors. I would like to be in the Medical profession as I took 4 years of Nursing and lacked one credit to complete. It has been several years and if I return to the Nursing program, I have been informed I will need to start over.

  6. July 24th, 2016 at 11:15 | #6

    good day
    I need to outside of Sudan for MBA study, I’m divorced ,I have one grail, I need help to sport me at any place out side of Sudan ,or anther option ,study at law.

  7. January 9th, 2015 at 20:46 | #7

    Hi my name is Tracy Hiers ,I will be enrolled as freshman in college for the year 2015. I have four children which I been raising on my own since they have been born, Kadeidra who is 26, Kavon that is 20, Kyshana is 15,and Kaynia are 11 My dream was always to be a RN nurse but I had to raise my children ,and now that are old enough this will be the perfect time for me to attend college . I am a certified nurse, I love caring for people whom are in need of help . I always raise my kids that no matter how old you get, or no matter what obstacle get in your way go after your dream. Thank you for taking the time out to read my application.

  8. Sarah Phillips
    December 23rd, 2014 at 19:17 | #8

    I am a freshman in college. I have a one and half year old son. His name is Harlan Lujan. I, his mother and his father Justin Lujan have split up. I’m currently unemployed and in need of financial assistant. I’m enrolled full time at University of New Mexico. I would use the scholarship awarded to me for my son’s babysitting payment and necessities for my child while i’m in school

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