F i n a n c i a l A s s i s t a n c e
One of the most life-jarring realities of finding yourself single, with or without dependent children to grow and educate, is good old-fashioned money. There suddenly is not enough of it, sometimes for even the most basic of needs, or you worry about the future and how you will manage to give your children the best you had always hoped to do for them. Thankfully, there are amazing companies, individuals and organizations that are dedicated to help.
There seem to be a lot of infomercials about free government grants, but here is a link to the real Benefits.gov's Benefit Finder that can help you navigate the sometimes frustrating world of government benefits.
Kid's Chance was created to assist children of seriously or fatally injured workers, who are now faced with the difficulty of having to fund their own education.
Thanks to their efforts, states have organized Kids’ Chance programs that are actively providing need-based scholarships to the families of seriously injured workers, and new Kids’ Chance organizations are being formed each year.
Families of Freedom is specifically for dependents of those killed or permanently disabled as a result of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, and during the rescue activities relating to those attacks. Their purpose is to provide financial assistance for postsecondary study.
Recognizing the character and perseverance that so many young people who have lost a parent show in the face of such adversity, Life Happens sponsors the annual Life Lessons Scholarship Program for college students and college-bound high school seniors. Qualified entrants who submit essays or videos about how the death of a parent impacted their lives are eligible for scholarship money.
This is a scholarship opportunity for single parent households in the Anne Arundel County, Prince George's County and the greater Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area. Their mission is to create tomorrow's leaders today.
The MaryEllen Locher Foundation is a college scholarship program for children who have either lost a parent to breast cancer or have a parent who is a breast cancer survivor. The organization was founded in 2002 by MaryEllen Locher, a long-time news anchor and health reporter for WTVC in Chattanooga, Tennessee. MaryEllen passed away in 2005 after her third bout with cancer. She started the foundation because she was concerned about her own son’s future education
Although it is directed toward mommies, daddies will also find much of the information useful. Single Mommies gives direction on scholarships, grants, and financial assistance, as well as tips on housing assistance and federal programs.