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Mother and Son

SingleMothers Scholarship


At MaMa's Dream, we provide financial assistance and personal support to single mothers pursuing education across the DMV.  Being a mom is hard work!  Being a single mom is even harder.  Single mothers have the responsibility of raising a child while working to provide for their family.  This task is often done on a single income, and to be honest, that income is usually not enough.  Many times single moms are forced to make tough decisions based on finances--often causing them to sacrifice their own needs and wants for the sake of their child/children.  Earning more income could certainly ease the financial burden, however that usually requires going back to school which costs money that they don’t have access to.  

Mama’s Dream is here to help take the issue of financing out of the equation! If you’re a single mother and you’re attempting to pursue your education to set you and your children up for more opportunities, we can help. 

Mother and Daughter


To be eligible for a MaMa's Dream scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. You're a legal resident of the United States.  Be a permanent resident of the District of Columbia, Maryland or Virginia.

  2. Meet the following definition of "single mother"(must meet all 3 categories):

    • Marital status: You're single (never married, widowed, divorced, legally separated*) or you're married but living apart and your divorce will be final by the time the scholarship is awarded.*

    • Parenting Status: You're the custodial parent or guardian with physical custody (50% or more) of at least one dependent child. A dependent child is 18 or younger, older than 18 and still in high school, or a severely disabled adult living with and dependent on you.*

    • Living status: You're the only adult in the home with the child(ren), you live with parents or relative(s), or you live with a roommate who is not your partner, significant other, or a co-parent.*

  3. You're attending or planning to attend a MaMa’s Dream approved school or training program.

  4. Pursuing a career-oriented course of study (degree or certification) to ensure a better standard of living for your family. 

​*You'll be asked to explain your circumstances and may be asked for additional documentation.

MaMa's Dream Application
Available October 1, 2024

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