Single Parent Scholarship Application
The Single Parents with Children Scholarship is a fund that has been established to assist
single, divorced or widowed Emporia State University students who are raising children
and attending school simultaneously. Scholarship funds in the amount of $2,500.are
awarded for the academic year, with half of the disbursement in the fall semester and
the remainder in the spring semester.
Be a single parent with primary, sole, or joint custody of their child or children
Achieve and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75
Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the academic
year in which the scholarship is to be awarded.
Demonstrate financial need based on their FASFA.
Be enrolled at ESU in at least 12 credit hours for the fall semester of the
scholarship year for undergraduate, or 7 credit hours for graduate students.
This scholarship is renewable for up to a total of three years.
Recipients seeking a renewed scholarship must:
o Continue to meet all of the eligibility requirements listed in the section
o Submit a new application each year (including all materials except letters
of recommendation).
o Complete 12 or more credit hours for undergraduate (7 credit hour or
more for graduate students) per semester and maintain a minimum
cumulative GPA of 2.75.
Failure to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress will result in a one semester
probation period. The scholarship will be forfeited on the second failure to meet
credit hours and GPA requirements.
To be considered for this scholarship, the materials listed below must be submitted no
later than 5:00pm on Friday, March 20, 2020, to Nancy Standiferd, Memorial Union,
Center for Student Involvement. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
Application materials needed along with this application form:
Essay, 750 1,000 words, describing your personal and professional goals after
completing your degree.
Copy of completed FAFSA for the 2020-2021 (next) academic year.
Copy of financial aid award for the 2019-2020 (current) academic year.
You will also need to have submitted two letters of recommendation (from professors,
employers or other individuals to whom you are not related) directly to Nancy
Standiferd, Center for Student Involvement.
First Name: ________________________________ Last Name: __________________________________
E-Number: ______________________ Email Address: _________________________________________
Local Address: _____________________________________________________________________________
Permanent Address: _______________________________________________________________________
Cell Phone Number: ________________________ Home Phone Number: ______________________
Year in School: ___________________ Expected Graduation Date: ____________________________
Major: ______________________________________ Minor: _______________________________________
Name of person providing recommendation letter #1:____________________________________
Name of person providing recommendation letter #2:____________________________________
For the purpose of this application, a household is made up of partners, children, and/or
family members who share income and/or expenses. Do not include roommates.
Including yourself, how many people are in your household?_____________________________
Please list each individual household member, age, relationship to you, and percent of
childcare costs paid by you (for children under the age of 18).
What source of financial aid, amount applied for, have you previously received aid from
this source, have you been notified of your status for the 2019-2020?
Please send a digital copy or email a copy of:
Your Financial Aid award information for the 2019-2020 (current) academic year.
Your completed FAFSA for the 2020-2021 (next academic year.