- Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
- Be between the ages of 16 and 25 (at the time of initial application).
- Be a citizen or legal resident of the United States.
- Have a financial need as indicated by the Expected Family Contribution (EFC or EPC) from Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) letter.
- Maintain a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.5.
- Participate in a face-to-face interview process if application is selected.
- Recipients awarded the scholarship in June will be eligible to utilize the funds for childcare in August of 2020.
- Recipients will receive childcare funding while attending any semester between August 1, 2020 and July 31, 2021.
- Recipients will be eligible to reapply annually but will be eligible for no more than a total of five (5) years of scholarship support.
- Recipients will be awarded a scholarship based on the number of enrolled credit hours.
May 26th: Applications due to United Way. (Late applications will not be accepted.)
June: Selected applicants will be interviewed. Notifications will be made of award after interviews are complete.
June 30th: Recipients will provide United Way with the contact information of their selected childcare.
Please submit the following to United Way by 5 P.M. Tuesday, May 26, 2020. Email to Mary Tschantz at email@example.com OR mail to United Way Montgomery County Center, 1600 Lake Front Circle, Suite 248, The Woodlands, TX 77380.
- this completed application
- an essay explaining your post-secondary goals, the reason(s) you are requesting the scholarship, and how, if awarded, the scholarship will help you achieve your goals.
- a recent photo
- your most recent official transcript, high school diploma or High School Equivalency (HSE) certificate. If this will be your first semester in college or a vocational training program, please provide a copy of your letter of acceptance.
- a copy of EFC or EPC, i.e. the page from FAFSA confirmation
- your resume (optional)
- two letters of reference with at least one from a teacher or employer, not a relative or friend
For additional information or questions, please contact Mary Tschantz at firstname.lastname@example.org or 281-210-0917.
We encourage you to enroll your child(ren) in a National Association for the Education of Young Children accredited center or Texas Rising Star Center (3 or 4 Star). A quality childcare center will provide:
- Developmentally Appropriate Practices - includes materials, curricula, activities, and staff expectations of children’s behavior that are appropriate and support the child’s development.
- Structural Quality - characteristics that include staff-to-child ratio, group size, staff education and experience, and square feet of facility per child.
- Accreditation - programs voluntarily meet specific standards to receive endorsement from a professional agency, such as the NAEYC or,
- License - a document issued by the State Department to a person, a group of people, or corporation who has met the state minimum standards for childcare, which allows them to legally operate a childcare program.