The Aspire Scholarship Program provides supplemental financial assistance to qualified single parents pursuing a full-time, career-oriented education that will improve their income-earning potential. Aspire scholarships of $1,000 are awarded two times a year (Fall and Spring semesters). Additional merit scholarships of $250 are awarded to students who achieve a GPA of 3.0 or higher during a given semester. Applicants may reapply, but must fill out an application each semester a scholarship is sought. The Aspire scholarship can be used for any financial need that supports success in school including: books, school/lab fees, computer equipment, car maintenance, childcare, medical expenses, and utility bills.
Eligibility — If you meet all of the following criteria, you are invited to submit an application.
* Applicants cannot already have earned an undergraduate degree.
Apply — To apply online, you need to create an account, complete an application, upload supporting documents, and submit. Application deadlines are November 15 (Spring) and May 15 (Fall).
Interview — After the deadline, applications will be screened. Those applicants meeting all requirements will be invited to a personal interview. (Applicants are responsible for scheduling their interview.)
Awards — Applicants will receive written notification regarding whether they have been awarded a scholarship. Those not receiving funding may reapply for a scholarship the next semester.
“Taking the first steps toward building a better life through education can be daunting. That’s why we aim to make it as simple as possible to start the application process online. Applying for a scholarship is as simple as following these key steps.”
Create an Account & Apply
Complete an Interview