Childcare Scholarships

United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County's Women United Signature Cause

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Supporting Parents Pursuing Education

United Way’s Women United provides childcare scholarships to help parents with the cost of childcare while they are enrolled in college full-time or working and enrolled part-time. This program supports parents pursuing either an associate's or bachelor's degree for the first time.

Scholarship Eligibility

Parents selected for childcare scholarships must meet the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled in school or technical skills training for a minimum of 12 hours if not working OR enrolled for a minimum of 6 hours and working 19 or more hours weekly
  • Attending job training schools or earning their associate or first time bachelor’s degree
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Provide referral agent all class and/or work schedules when available, and must keep referral agent informed of changes in contact information, employment and school status
  • Have demonstrated financial need
  • Must complete FAFSA application
  • Not currently enrolled in a Child Care Services subsidized child care program
  • Have a demonstrated plan for reaching their educational and employment goals
  • Be a citizen or legal resident of the United States and a resident of Bexar County
  • Be screened by a referral agent and selection committee

The current application period is closed. The next round of applications will open in August 2021.


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