Scholarships for Student Caregivers, apply for chance to receive grants or scholarship $$

The Caring.com Scholarships for Student Caregivers, multiple scholarships and grant info links below

–Multiple scholarships and grant information links listed below:

-As the population of older adults continues to grow and life spans lengthen, more and more young people are taking on the role of caregiver for older loved ones. While the exact number of young people taking on this responsibility is not well understood, it’s estimated to be well over 1 million.

-On top of their demanding caregiving duties, many of these young people are simultaneously pursuing high school, college or graduate-level education. Scholarships for student-caregivers help ease the financial burden faced by these extremely hardworking students.

 

We understand that student caregivers may not have the time to scour the Internet to find available scholarships to help them pay for college. That’s why we’re handling some of that research by compiling and updating the below list to ensure they have access to the latest caregiver scholarships and information.

Available Scholarships for Student Caregivers

Caregiving is a challenging and demanding role at any age. In addition to the time investment, a 2017 Caring.com survey found that 38 percent of caregivers spend more than 30 hours a week caring for their loved one- caregiving can also be a financial drain.

Among survey respondents, 44 percent of caregivers spend at least $5,000 per year to care for their loved one, with 25 percent spending over $10,000 annually. These challenges can be exacerbated for young caregivers in school, who already face financial constraints and busy schedules while pursuing an education.

 

The SeniorHomes.com Scholarship

Amount: $1,000 to two students.

Description: The SeniorHomes.com Caregiver Scholarship is intended for students who are passionate about helping seniors live healthy lives and are pursuing careers in senior care. The award can be used towards tuition and/or books.
Applicant Eligibility: Applicants must be actively enrolled in or accepted to attend a U.S. college or university and pursuing a career in senior care.

Application Requirements: Applicants must submit either a 500-word essay or 2-3 minute video addressing a topic related to elder care.
Where to Apply: SeniorHomes.com scholarship page
Deadline: The 2018 deadline was July 31, 2018. The 2019 deadline has not been released.

 

Other Scholarship Opportunities and guidelines, etc.:
California Assisted Living Association Scholarship

Eldercare Support Foundation Scholarship

Hope for the Warriors’ Military Caregiver Scholarship

Road Scholar’s Caregiver Grants

SeniorAdvice.com Senior Caregiver Scholarship

SeniorCare.com Aging Matters Scholarship

Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness Scholarship

UCB Family Epilepsy Scholarship

The Caring.com Scholarship–At Caring.com, we understand the demanding lifestyle of student-caregivers and the challenges they may face. The Student-Caregiver Scholarship provides financial assistance to students who are caring for an adult relative while enrolled in college.

Two scholarships of $1,500 are awarded each year to student-caregivers to help cover costs of tuition and books. Applicants must be full-time college students at an accredited two-or-four-year college or university in the United States, or full-time high school students who are registered to attend a qualifying institution the following semester.

How to Apply:  Interested students can submit either a 1,500-word essay or a two-minute video addressing the following questions:

  • Who are you caring for and how are you involved as their caregiver?
  • How has your role as a caregiver influenced the decision for your major/career path?
  • How would this scholarship be helpful to you in your current student-caregiving role?

In addition to the essay or video, must also complete the online application –found here https://www.caring.com/caregivers/scholarships-for-student-caregivers#available-scholarships-for-student-caregivers

Eligibility Requirements for College Students

The Caring.com Student-Caregiver scholarship is open to full-time college students at an accredited two-or-four year college or university in the United States. Other eligibility requirements include:

  • Applicants must be citizens or Permanent Residents of the United States.
  • Applicants cannot be on academic disciplinary status.
  • Must not be related to or living with any employees of Caring, LLC.

Eligibility Requirements for High School Students

Student-caregivers who are still in high school are welcome to apply for the Caring.com Scholarship. Eligible high school applicants must be full-time students and be registered to attend a two-or-four year college or university the semester following their application. Other eligibility requirements include:

  • Applicants must be citizens or Permanent Residents of the United States.
  • Applicants cannot be on academic disciplinary status.
  • Must not be related to or living with any employees of Caring, LLC.

Previous Winners

  • Clare Buonocore – a student at Marymount Manhattan College majoring in human rights politics while being a caregiver for her father (Winter 2018)
  • Sara Feldman – Sara Feldman is a student at the University of Michigan earning a Master of Public Health degree while being a caregiver for her mother (Winter 2018)
  • Venus Tadrzak — a student at Cleveland State University who is majoring in accounting and caring for her mother (Summer 2017)
  • Hunter Johnson — a student at Clemson University who is majoring in health science and caring for her brother (Summer 2017)
  • Tommy Tran — a student at the University of Houston who is studying biotechnology and is caring for his father (Fall 2016)
  • Jessica Jacob — a student at Adelphi University who is pursuing a nursing degree and caring for her mother (Fall 2016)
  • DreAnna Perry — a student at Brigham Young University who is studying exercise physiology and is caring for her mother (Fall 2016)
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