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Student-Caregiver Scholarship

Caring.com Student-Caregiver Scholarship

Are you caring for an adult relative while enrolled in a U.S. college or university? When you're living with your aging loved one, managing their finances because they no longer can, taking them to doctors appointments -- we know that caregiving can be both difficult and rewarding. As America’s leading senior care resource for family caregivers, we know that juggling the responsibilities of caregiving and student life is a unique challenge.

Award

Caring.com is offering two $1,500 scholarships to two students attending an accredited U.S. college or university in the Spring Term 2018 and caring for an older relative.

How to Apply

We're looking for a 1500-word essay or 2-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?

To apply, first review the Scholarship Agreement for eligibility guidelines. Then submit your story via the Application Form by 11:59PM PDT on December 31, 2017. Judging will be based on submission quality and adherence to application guidelines.

Previous Caring Scholars

Congratulations to the Summer 2017 Caring Scholars:

  • Venus Tadrzak -- a student at Cleveland State University who is majoring in accounting and caring for her mother
  • Hunter Johnson -- a student at Clemson University who is majoring in health science and caring for her brother