For women, ages 25 or older, whose previous college experience was interrupted or put on hold

The Blessons Awards are unique and may often function as the only source of support for women where no other granting and scholarship organizations may exist or are accessible in it’s nature where grade point average is NOT a deciding factor. They give women the resources to realize their educational goals to use the funds in whatever way that helps them most such as: books, tuition, on-campus health insurance, cafeteria, computer labs and transportation.

Each award season, we will receive countless applications of incredibly inspiring women with survivor stories who have had their higher education put on hold due to challenging life lessons including; cancer, mental illness, physical or emotional abuse, or who are first generation immigrants.

In 2017, Blessons is committed in funding a minimum of (3) - $1000 one-time scholarship awards in providing educational assistance, to disadvantaged, low-income women who are 25 years or older. These women are U.S. citizens pursuing an undergraduate education at a regionally accredited college or university within the United States.

The applicants are 25 years and older, are empowered from their challenging lessons that has interrupted their college education and now view the blessings in completing their higher education. Our goal is to increase our capacity to give more awards each year in order to reach all of the women who will potentially benefit from the Blessons Scholarships for Women Awards.

 You can help as a Blessons volunteer, charity athlete, inspirational impetus, school partner, sponsor or even host an educational workshop on behalf of Blessons. The support from our supporters and communities helps us continue in delivering this life-changing program to empower women through education.

 

    The application cycle for Blessons Scholarships awarded towards Fall 2017 tuition is now CLOSED.  Our next cycle begins on September 1st, 2017 and will close on November 30th, 2017. 

 
 

OVERVIEW


Eligibility Requirements
Applicants for Blessons Scholarships for Women must be:

  • Low-income, disadvantaged women, who are ages 25 or older and whose college education was interrupted or put on hold due to cancer, mental illness, physical or emotional abuse, or who are first generation immigrants.
  • A U.S. citizen of the United States.
  • Pursuing an associate's degree or a first bachelor's degree. Enrolled in, or accepted to a school within the United States, regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, North Central Association. The Higher Learning Commission is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation.
     

Selection Factors

  • Submit two letters of recommendations.
  • Submit one essay of 500 words or less describing the following; 
    • How your college education was interrupted or put on hold.
    • What your life’s goals and objectives are and how obtaining a college degree will further these goals and objectives.
    • How you will use your "Blessons" in giving back to your community after completing your undergraduate college education.

Non-Discrimination Policy
It is the policy of Blessons Scholarships for Women to make financial awards without regard to race, creed, religion, color, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, or disability.


Questions Regarding the Application
Please do not call the office with scholarship application questions. Carefully read the instructions and guidelines included with the scholarship application (below). If you still have questions, you may send an email to our Scholarship Awards Committee at  scholarships@blessons.org .