Single Parent Scholarships
The Custody X Change Giving Fund
The Custody X Change Giving Fund awards three scholarships worldwide to single parents each year for undergraduate study.
|Spring||$1000||Dec 31||Jan 31|
|Summer||$500||Apr 30||May 31|
|Fall||$1000||Aug 31||Sep 30|
How to Apply
To apply, email us at with your contact details, and attach the following:
- A 400- to 500-word essay, "How you will you use your education to improve your family?" Please include a brief explanation of your custody arrangement. This must be attached as a PDF file.
- Your unofficial college transcript — or your admissions letter if you're in your first semester. This must either be a PDF file or a picture.
The scholarship application window is open all year; each semester's application window opens right after the previous semester's deadline.
In order to qualify for the Custody X Change Single Parent Scholarship, you must:
- Have primary physical custody of one or more minor children
- Be enrolled full or part time as an undergraduate at an accredited college or university
- Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher or be a first-semester student
The scholarship is open to single parent students around the world. If you're outside the US, you should have the equivalent of 3.0 GPA or higher on your university's grading scale.
Application Tips and Advice
For any scholarship that you apply to, you can improve your chances of being selected by following all the instructions and crafting a message that stands out.
Tell your story
Tell your compelling story in a relevant way. Don't just state facts or talk about how much the award would help. Avoid the phrases "I deserve this because" and "Pick me".
Follow the word count
If the scholarship application has a word count, make sure you stick to it. Being outside of the word count will likely disqualify your application.
Double check your spelling and grammar
Double check your application for spelling and grammar. This includes the body of the email, your application and the file name of any attachments.
Follow all instructions
Make sure you submit all the requested information. Any documents should be attached to the email, not copied into the email body.
Know who you're talking to
Each scholarship is put on by a specific person or organization. Look at who it is and, if possible, address the email or other materials toward the persons.
|Summer 2023||$500||Heidi Edwards||Columbia Southern University|
|Spring 2023||$1000||Claudia Amaro||University of Illinois Chicago|
|Fall 2022||$1000||Alexis Blue||Florida Gulf Coast University|
|Summer 2022||$500||Delmy Alberto||Montgomery College|
|Spring 2022||$1000||Christina Baker||Penn State Abington|
|Fall 2021||$1000||Danielle Waters||Northwest Indian College|
|Summer 2021||$500||Olga Golding||Saddleback College|
|Spring 2021||$1000||Diane Polonsky||University of Nevada, Las Vegas|
|Fall 2020||$1000||Druscilla Ozornia||University of the Incarnate Word|
|Summer 2020||$500||Jennifer Hinojosa||Eastern Florida State College|
|Spring 2020||$1000||Kaitlyn Moriarty||Eastern Maine Community College|
|Fall 2019||$1000||Kathryn Crabb||Washtenaw Community College|
|Summer 2019||$500||Ann Carin Niland||Cabrillo College|
|Spring 2019||$1000||Shani Williams||San Joaquin Valley College|
|Fall 2018||$1000||Ana Vasquez||George Mason University|
|Summer 2018||$500||Sheenah James||Olympic College|
|Spring 2018||$1000||Precious Molina||Citrus Community College|
|Fall 2017||$1000||Ana Seddon||Borough of Manhattan CC|
|Summer 2017||$500||Autumn Davis||Fayetteville State University|
|Fall 2016||$1000||Miranda Stelly||South Louisiana CC|
|Fall 2016||$1000||Steven Tippett||University of Phoenix|
Note: By applying, you are giving us consent to use your name and your school for promotional purposes without further compensation to you. We will not share any other personal information, nor publish any part of your essay, without your consent.