Women Who Rock Child Care Scholarship 2021-2022


Applicant Requirements

  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Be between the ages of 16 and 25 (at the time of initial application).
  • 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.


Scholarship Information

  • Recipients awarded the scholarship in June will be eligible to utilize the funds for childcare in August of 2021.
  • Recipients will receive childcare funding while attending any semester between August 1, 2021 and July 31, 2022.
  • 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.


Application Timeline

Application deadline has been extended to Monday, May 17th.(Late applications will not be accepted.)

May 27th: Applicants will be made aware of if they were awarded a scholarship.

June 30th: Applicants will receive notification of award decisions

Application Instructions

Please submit the following to United Way by 5 P.M.  Monday, May 17th 2021. Email to Mary Tschantz at mtschantz@unitedwayhouston.org 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 mtschantz@unitedwayhouston.org.

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:

  1. Developmentally Appropriate Practices - includes materials, curricula, activities, and staff expectations of children’s behavior that are appropriate and support the child’s development.
  2. Structural Quality - characteristics that include staff-to-child ratio, group size, staff education and experience, and square feet of facility per child.
  3. Accreditation - programs voluntarily meet specific standards to receive endorsement from a professional agency, such as the NAEYC or,
  4. 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.

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