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New scholarship created for single parents

A gift from Heidi and Greg Miller will create a single-parent cohort at the U.

A generous $600,000 gift from the Larry H. & Gail Miller Family Foundation in the name of Heidi and Greg Miller will create scholarships and a cohort designed to help single parents obtain a degree at the University of Utah.

Beginning in the 2022-23 academic year, the first cohort of six students will be offered full-tuition awards plus living stipends. The scholarship award may be used for tuition and fees for a bachelor’s degree or a certificate program, and can also go toward childcare or other costs associated with attendance. Awardees will also be involved in designated cohort activities through the Women’s Resource Center, which will administer the scholarship.

Recipient criteria:

  • Single parent with dependent children
  • Pursuing a bachelor’s degree or certificate
  • Demonstrated financial need based on the FAFSA
  • Student agrees to attend cohort meetings twice per semester and meet with the program coordinator once per semester

“We know that single parents, especially women, often struggle to stay enrolled in higher education as they face caregiving responsibilities and limited financial resources,” said Kirstin Maanum, director of the Women’s Resource Center. “We are so grateful for this donation from the Miller family which will have a transformational impact on the lives of many students who are single parents.”

Apply to be part of the first Heidi and Greg Miller Single Parent Cohort here. Applications are open until May 31.

Interested students should also apply for a similar scholarship offered by the Beatrice F. Kroesche Foundation here. Learn more about all scholarships administered by the Women’s Resource Center here.