The following Missouri Grants are available for single mothers;
United Way Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Jasper & Newton Counties
To provide supplemental financial assistance and mentoring to those single parents who are pursuing a course of instruction which will improve their income-earning potential. Scholarships may be used for tuition, books, utility bills, car maintenance, childcare, etc. Applicants must complete a renewal application for each semester a scholarship is sought. Single Parent Scholarships awards are $500 and distributed each Fall and Spring semester to
full-time students. Applications are renewable.
Single parents selected for financial assistance must meet the following criteria:
1. Resident of Jasper County (Missouri) or Newton County (Missouri).
2. High school graduate or equivalent (may apply if enrolled in college and in process of obtaining GED diploma).
3. Single head of household (single, separated, divorced, widowed) with custodial care of children under the age of eighteen (18).
4. Pursuing a career-oriented, full-time course of study to ensure a better standard of living for his/her family. Applicants cannot already have earned an undergraduate degree.
5. A Pell-eligible student with proof of status.
6. If Pell-ineligible must meet federal income guidelines. (See chart below)
7. Income level at no more than 125% of the current US Department of Health & Human Service (HHS) Income Guidelines.
8. All documentation must be present by the deadline in order for the application to be considered complete.
Fall Applications Due: May 15th
To apply go to http://www.uwswmo.org/Application%203-6-09%201.pdf
Monxmode Foundation Parent/Child Scholarship
Criteria: Missouri resident, African-American single parent with a cumulative GPA of 3.0. Must have completed between 60 and 90 credit hours and demonstrate financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Must be full-time and enrolled in a degree program. The recipient will have at least one child between the ages of six weeks to five years. As a requirement of this scholarship, the recipient must agree to enroll the child in the UM-ST. Louis University Child Development Center. This expense will be paid as a part of the scholarship Award. To apply go to
Ray and Lucia Kramer Collins Memorial Scholarship
Criteria: Preference to junior or senior single parents returning to formal higher education and undergoing significant lifestyle or career change and demonstrating financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Must be full-time student and be supporter of one or more dependents. To apply go to
For single mothers enrolled full-time or part-time and are pursuing an undergraduate degree in Teacher Education. The Chomeau Scholarship Fund was established by Douglas B. and Susan R. Chomeau to provide a scholarship in Susan’s name for single mothers pursuing an Education degree at Webster University and to honor of Susan’s personal achievement of attaining her degree while a single parent. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and full time undergraduate students in the School of Education. This scholarship is limited to single mothers interested in pursuing a degree program who have achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.5, or higher, and maintain a cumulative GPA 3.5 average, or higher, for second-semester renewal.