HOPE Network is offering its Edmund Springman Educational Grants to area single mothers pursuing post-high-school education (technical school or college). The money may be used to cover tuition, day-care costs while the mother is in school, or both.
Up to seven grants of $1,000 or more will be awarded for the summer and fall 2018 & spring 2098 semesters. Applications must be postmarked by April 30.
Applicants must be HOPE Network members, and can submit membership applications (see form on website) when applying for the grant. Applicant must be a single mother of a child under 18 or a single female legal guardian of a minor child. She must reside in Milwaukee, Waukesha, Washington, Ozaukee, or Racine Counties. Grant winners will volunteer 10 hours to HOPE Network or a local community organization. Alternatively, those seeking financial aid to attend a college or university can also avail of student loans without cosigner.
For the HOPE grant, applicants may print out the application form from HOPE Network’s website and submit with 3 photocopies of everything, as specified on the form. Website is: www.hopenetworkinc.org
HOPE Network is a volunteer-based grass-roots support system providing emotional, educational, and material support to single pregnant women and single mothers and their children in the greater Milwaukee area. Key programs are: cribs and safe sleep education, 28-page quarterly resource news magazine, scholarships, a clothing bank, and family events. HOPE Network was founded in 1982 by local resident Gail Grenier Sweet. Since 1988, HOPE Network has awarded $100,200 in educational grants to 98 single mothers.