MyOrganicCompany Single Parent Scholarship

 

About The Scholarship

Graduate or College Student Award: $2,000 + a $1,000 MyOrganicCompany gift certificate for One Year of FREE baby formula

 

 

 

Are you a single parent looking for help to accomplish your goals and dreams? Does being a role-model for your child/children inspire you to try your hardest in every walk of your life? We know this can be challenging for any parent, but even more so for those that are single parents. Whether you are a single mom or dad, it can be stressful trying to manage all the necessary requirements to be successful. At MyOrganicCompany, we would like to help and make one part of your life slightly more manageable with our scholarship!

Why help single parents?

Members of our staff have personally struggled with juggling life while being single parents, and together we voted to give back to our community. We know that students who are single parents have lower graduation rates and far more college debt on average (not to include that additional stress/anxiety from having to manage parenthood while studying and part-time or full-time jobs!). Based on data from a longitudinal study, "Of students seeking a bachelor’s degree, only about a fifth of students who are single parents will graduate with a bachelor’s degree within six years, compared with two-thirds of students who are not single parents."

In fact, just simply growing up in a single family household can become an educational disadvantage. One study confirms the disadvantage, "Twelve percent of that group of teens from single-parent families had earned a college degree by the time they were 24, compared with 38 percent of those from two-parent families." This large difference is a hurdle we want to help overcome!

Furthermore, a parent's education can strongly predict students’ educational attainment, based on how far in school their parents progressed. For example, increasing a mother’s years of education by 1 standard deviation, or 2.6 years, added about three-quarters of a year to children’s completed schooling, according to the study.

With all that being said, we at MyOrganicCompany are devoted to giving back and helping single parents, so we can help bridge the gaps! With our scholarship, we are giving graduate and college students a chance to earn $2,000 towards their education! Plus, we are offering one free year of our non-GMO, high-quality, organic baby formula (with a $1,000 value) - so you don't have to worry about feeding your baby the best formula while you focus on your studies. If your child is no longer needing formula, you can donate it to another single parent - we will reach out to our next-place contestant for you and you can make another single parent's day as well!

 


Scholarship Timeline

The MyOrganicCompany Single Parent Scholarship will be awarded to one college student winner every 6 months. The application and selection timeline is as follows:

 

First Application Cycle Timeline

- Application deadline: June 30th

- Interviews with finalists: July

- First winner announced: July 31st.

Second Application Cycle Timeline

- Application deadline: December 31st

- Interviews with finalists: January

- First winner announced: January 31st

 

 


Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must meet the requirements below. Please read the requirements carefully to ensure you meet eligibility before applying.

- Must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a 4-year, 2-year, vocational, or technical institution in the United States.

- Must be a US citizen or permanent legal resident.

- Must be a single parent or child of a single parent.

- All fields of study and GPAs will be considered.

 

 


How to Apply

As a single parent, challenges in life can be more complex than your fellow peers on campus. We want to know, how do you manage your daily tasks, while also being a role-model to your child/children? What is your inspiration to continue your education? How do you spend quality time with your child/children while also being a student?

If you're the child or loved one of a single parent, how has this changed your life? What is your relationship to them? How does having a single parent affect the way you grew up and your view education?

Lastly, we want to know how can this scholarship and/or free baby formula for a year positively impact your family? What are your aspirations and dreams?

To apply, submit an essay of 500-1000 words in the form below sharing your story based on the questions above. We will choose an applicant that can have the most impact in their family and community. The winner of this scholarship should strive to make a BIG, positive impact in the lives of those around them near and far.

 

Scholarship Application

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Scholarship FAQ

When is the scholarship application deadline?

The scholarship is awarded twice a year. The two application deadlines are June 30th and December 31st. One college student will be selected for each application period.

How will application information be used?

Confidentiality is important to us. We will never disclose or distribute any information you submit as part of your application, and will only use your contact information to get in touch to discuss your application. If you win the scholarship, we ask to publish details of your story on the MyOrganicCompany site, but you will have the chance to review and approve everything related to you before it gets published.

What is the scholarship prize?

The scholarship consists of a $2,000 for College/Graduate School students, a $1,000 or a year's worth of MyOrganicCompany baby formula for your little one. We will work with you to find the right formula for your child. If your child is no longer needing formula, you can donate it to another single parent - we will reach out to our next-place contestant for you and you can make another single parent's day as well!!

When will the winner be chosen and how will they be notified?

The winner will be notified by email 2 weeks before the announcement date. We will choose an applicant that can have the most impact in their family and community. The winner of this scholarship should strive to make a BIG, positive impact in the lives of those around them near and far.

How will the scholarship prize be paid?

The prize check will be sent to the scholarship winner’s college institution in their name and in the name of their institution (depending on the school’s requirements). Winners will also receive instructions via email for ordering a year's worth of free baby formula from MyOrganicCompany.

What if I'm not currently a mother and don't need a year of free formula right now?

No worries! Just let us know when you win the scholarship. If your child is no longer needing formula, you can donate it to another single parent - we will reach out to our next-place contestant for you and you can make another single parent's day as well!!

How will my application be verified?

Before the scholarship is awarded, the winner will be required to provide a copy of their college transcript as proof of their enrollment.

How can I get in touch with questions?

If you have any questions about the scholarship, just email customercare@myorganiccompany.store and we’ll get back to you as quickly as we can.

Are there terms and conditions for the scholarship?

Yes. Terms and conditions are here.

 

 

MyOrganicCompany Formulas

College scholarship winners will receive a gift certificate to MyOrganicCompany for $1,000 of baby formula. MyOrganicCompany formulas are based on organic cow or goat milk, include key nutrients, and never include added sugars. Check out our most popular formulas below:

 

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About MyOrganicCompany

 

The MyOrganicCompany mission is to help all moms and dads feel happy with their choices and know they are giving their baby the BEST organic food available! We were founded to help Infants and Toddlers grow with only the finest organic and GMO-free formulas from sustainable companies and trusted brands.

We are creating a world with joyful babies, smiling parents, and MyOrganicCompany families.

 

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