United Way Women's Power Lunch Single Parent Scholarship Application

       

United Way of Siouxland’s Women’s Power Lunch and Women Aware are currently offering scholarship awards for Siouxland single parents.
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Single head of household (where children age 18 or younger reside)
  • Siouxland resident for at least two years
  • Working part time or full time is highly encouraged
  • Taking or intending to take a minimum of six college credit hours per semester at one of the following college partners:
    • Briar Cliff University
    • Morningside College
    • Northeast Community College - South Sioux City, NE College Center Location ONLY
    • St Luke's College
    • Wayne State College - South Sioux City, NE College Center Location ONLY
    • Western Iowa Tech Community College
PURPOSE:
To assist single parents to further their education and improve their life and the lives of their children.
 
SELECTION CRITERIA:
The criteria for selection award are:
  • Financial Need
  • Scholastic Merit
  • Community Service and/or Work
  • Educational Objectives
  • Hardships or special circumstances may warrant additional consideration.
SELECTION PROCESS:
An independent selection committee makes the determination of successful applicants for a scholarship.  Applications are reviewed and graded by the selection committee and finalists are determined. The finalists then must appear for a personal interview.  Additional information to better determine the qualifications, capabilities, or financial need of any applicant may be requested.
 
SCHOLARSHIP AWARD:
Awards typically range from $1,000 - $5,000.  Estimated number of Scholarships Available:  Ten
 
REQUIRED UPLOADS:
Throughout the application process you will need to upload either a digital copy or clear digital photo of the following:
  • Proof of Single Parent Status
  • Proof of Residency (Siouxland resident for the last two years)
  • Proof of High School Graduation
  • High School Transcripts
  • Post Secondary Education Transcripts (if applicable)
  • Three Letters of Reference

If you do not have the ability to upload documents to application, you may complete the application on-line and provide copies of documents to Women Aware.

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions:
Question:  How are scholarships distributed?
Answer: Single Parent Scholarships are for one school year.  Women Aware®makes payments, twice a year, typically in two payments (one on August 31 and one on January 31).  Payments are made directly to the school. 
 
Question:  If I received a single parent scholarship last year; am I eligible to apply this year?
Answer: Yes. 
 
Question:  What is considered the “Siouxland Area”?
Answer:  The Siouxland Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) includes Woodbury County, IA, Dakota County, NE, Dixon County, NE, Plymouth County, IA, and Union County, SD.

If you have any questions regarding the application please contact Women Aware at (712)-258-4174

Applications due:  May 25, 2018

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Home Address
Must be a Siouxland resident for at least the last two years. The Siouxland Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) area includes Woodbury County, IA, Dakota County, NE, Dixon County, NE, Plymouth County, IA, and Union County, SD.
(Include Apartment number, if any)
Upload documentation verifying you as being a Siouxland resident for the past two years (e.g. real property tax statement, rental agreement, voter registration, driver’s license, other relevant documents).
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png txt rtf html pdf doc docx.
Enter yes or no
Use the following format: 123-45-6789
Minor children
Please list all minor children for which you have primary physical custody and are obligated to financially support. (Must be head of household.)
Upload a copy of documentation disclosing you as head of household where minor children reside (e.g. birth certificate, custody support orders, death certificate of deceased spouse, tax return, other relevant documents).
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png bmp eps tif pict psd txt rtf html pdf doc docx odt ppt pptx odp xls xlsx ods xml.
Other individuals who reside in your home
List all individuals, other than minor children, who reside in your household, their ages, and indicate whether they are dependent on you for support. If you have none, skip to the next section.
YesNo
To be considered a “Dependent on Family,” individuals must be receiving more than half their support from the head of household.
YesNo
To be considered a “Dependent on Family,” individuals must be receiving more than half their support from the head of household.
YesNo
To be considered a “Dependent on Family,” individuals must be receiving more than half their support from the head of household.
YesNo
To be considered a “Dependent on Family,” individuals must be receiving more than half their support from the head of household.
YesNo
To be considered a “Dependent on Family,” individuals must be receiving more than half their support from the head of household.
YesNo
To be considered a “Dependent on Family,” individuals must be receiving more than half their support from the head of household.
High School Diploma or GED
Please list the complete name and address of the institution were you received either your High School Diploma or GED.
Please list the date of your High School Graduation or the date you completed your GED.
Un-Weighted Grade Point Average
Upload proof of High School graduation or completion of your GED.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png txt rtf html pdf doc docx.
If available, upload a copy of your high school transcripts.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png txt rtf html pdf doc docx.
If you have not taken the ACT, but have taken an entrance examination (e.g., Computerized Placement Test), please provide the name of the test and score.
Please enter yes or no
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png txt rtf html pdf doc docx odt.
Post-Secondary School
List the Siouxland post-secondary school you wish to attend and estimate your financial need for one year of the program (tuition, fees, books and other expenses reasonable and necessary to complete program).