Pasty Takemoto Mink served US Congress and always believed in women’s rights, the Patsy Takemoto Mink Foundation works in realizing their dreams of providing women of low income group and provide them educational access. For 2010 the Foundation is supposed to provide five Education Support Awards of Up to $ 2000 each to assist women with children in pursuing their education or training Eligibility Criteria: Must be woman of at least 17 yrs of age Must be a mother of minor children Pursuing education –technical or vocational degree, associate degree, a first bachelor’s degree or a professional, master’s or doctoral degree. Must be currently enrolled in skills training ESL or GED program Must be belonging to low income group (annual family income less than $ 17,500 for a family of 2, $ 22,000 for 3 & 26,500for a family of 4) The application form will be made available form April 20, 2010 to July 1, 2010 on the website: http://www.patsyminkfoundation.org/edsupport.html . But the application will not be accepted before May 1, 2010.
Rearing children alone is a real daunting task and challenging too. But there are around 23% single parent families who have to shoulder all the responsibilities. The Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund is a private non-profit corporation run by twenty one board of directors who work towards helping single parents in pursuing their education. The Single Parent Scholarship is provided to single parents to complete their post-secondary education and prepare for skilled employment. To make the scholarship process easy ASPSF has contact addresses for almost all the counties in Arkansas. If you feel you are eligible, click the following link and on the county you reside: http://www.aspsf.org/students_spscholarships.html All the information regarding eligibility criteria and address is given in the above mentioned link. The award amount, scholarship deadline, application forms and requirements may vary by county. Single parent scholarship is not available to all the counties of Arkansas.
The Diamond in the Rough Ministry works and intends to pave the way of self dependence and self-reliance of women. The scholarship is only meant for women who are high school seniors ahead in all academics, community service and extracurricular activities . Students fulfilling the following conditions are eligible for the scholarship like: The applicant must be women Must be High School Seniors Must be resident of Texas Currently enrolled in college or university Minimum GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0) Scale. For application refer to the website:- http://diamondsntherough.org/index_files/Page427.htm. While sending the application one needs to submit a written essay, official high school transcript and letter of recommendation from a current teacher, minister or mentor to: Diamonds In The Rough Ministry International Scholarship Fund 2414 HWY 80 Suite 302 Mesquite Texas 75150. Application Deadline: April 20, 2010