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CFRC Scholarship for Single Parents

This scholarship enables single parents to continue their education at a post-secondary level.  Awards of $1,000 are given to eligible applicants in order to pay for tuition, books or other needs in the pursuit of higher education. The scholarship may renewed up to 4 times, or until educational goals are met, so long as the recipient remains in good academic standing.

Scholarship Eligibility:

  • Funds are awarded to single parents who live in Henderson County, NC.
  • Proof of acceptance into a college, technical school or accredited vocational program.
  • Plan to enroll at a minimum of part-time student status (2+classes/semester).

Application Process:

  • Submit your complete application to emilyb@childrenandfamily.org: 
    • application 
    • 2 letters of reference (from teachers, employers, community leaders).  Scholarship  committee members are not eligible to write letters of recommendation.
    • a copy of your most recent tax return (or copies of 2 paystubs) and,
    • proof of acceptance/enrollment in a post-secondary institution

Scholarship Renewal Process:

  • Scholarships may be renewed on a yearly basis for recipients who are continuing their post-secondary education.  Scholarships may be renewed for any one individual up to 4 times.
  • Scholarship renewals are based on available funding and student academic standing.
  • Another application must be submitted, with a copy of your most recent grades, and current course schedule.
  • A renewal interview may be requested should the committee choose to re-interview the scholarship recipient.

Method of Payment:

  • All scholarship funds will be paid directly to the educational institution or service providers, not to the student.

Are you interested in sponsoring a CFRC Scholarship for Single Parents recipient?

Download the Sponsorship Packet & donation Sponsorship Form.

To submit your application or for more information please contact: Emily Balcken (828) 698-0674 ext. 143 or  emilyb@childrenandfamily.org

Scholarship for Single Parents
Program Reception
Spring 2017

Scholarship Committee Members:

Chair: Bart Salvaggio
Emily Balcken 
Joyce Beschta
Deanna Ellis
Pamela Peak
Paula Roberts
Judy Smith
Suzanna Waddell