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