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How to Find Government Grants For Single Fathers

It can be overwhelming having to take care of a child on your own; fortunately the government realizes this and has created some federally funded programs that provide grants for single fathers. This article will help you to determine whether or not you are eligible for any of these programs and will cover the steps you need to take in order to apply.

As you already probably know, the Internet will be your most powerful resource when you are in search of grants for single dads. When searching, keep in mind what specific type of aid you are looking for. Do you need money for food, education, heating, or other bills? By keeping your searches specific you will be saving yourself hours. Also keep in mind that unlike loans which must be paid back eventually, single father grants are given to you outright with no strings attached.

One of the most widely participated in grants for single fathers is financial aid to return to school. If you are raising a child alone, it can be difficult to find the time and money to go to college, but doing so is perhaps the best thing you can do in order to improve your life. Applying for financial aid will lower your tuition costs significantly, sometimes paying for it all outright depending on how much your college charges. In order to apply, all you have to do is call up your school’s Financial Aid office and they will be happy to help you out. In order to determine your eligibility, you will have to fill out a FAFSA form.

When on your search for single father grants, you may notice that a lot of programs are specifically for single mothers. This can be discouraging since it may feel like you are being discriminated against. You may want to just go ahead and apply for these programs anyway, since your gender is not really a factor. Those in charge of these programs probably do not have a problem with giving funds to needy fathers, and probably just label them for moms as most single parents are female. You don’t have anything to lose by applying so go for it.

If you are looking for grants for single fathers so you can pay your household bills and properly take care of your children, then the first place to turn to is the Department of Health and Human Services office that is closest to you. They will be able to see if you qualify for programs such as food stamps, welfare, medical coverage, and more. They usually determine your eligibility based on how much you make and your financial obligations. You never know what grants for single dads you may receive so don’t be afraid to ask for help if you need it.

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Grants and Scholarships For Dads

The thought of falling deeper into debt has a lot of dads putting off going back to school to get the much needed training they require to get a better job. Due to this fact, scholarships for dads is becoming more popular, offering the needed help for many dads.

With the recession, a lot of men have found themselves out of a job. And even the line of work they have done for years may even be gone. This is true for those who made a living in the automotive industry and the construction business plus many others. As a result of this, many men are returning to school to be trained in a totally new field of work.

Unfortunately, though, it does not seem that many of the colleges have heard about the recession and continue to increase the cost of attending classes. But thankfully there are grants and scholarships for dads that can help you cover the costs of going back to school without putting you into debt.

Basically there are two types of aid you can get for school. Grants and scholarships.

Grants, unlike loans, never have to be repaid. Plus there are no credit checks for getting this type of money. If you qualify, based on income, you can receive up to $5300 from the Pell grant. Plus there is the the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, in which you can receive up to $4000 if you qualify. And remember, both of these are free money grants.

And don’t forget about those scholarships. Even if you do qualify for one of the government grants, you should not stop there. Be sure to search for even more money that can help cover the cost of school in the form of a scholarships for dads. These can come from a variety of sources and new ones are added all the time.

The first place to look is the schools you are considering attending, as they often have special funds for adult students. Another place is businesses and nonprofit groups, who hand out financial aid too.

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Obama Scholarships for Dads – Don’t Exist

This article is going to be more of a rant than anything else. I was looking around today and I saw someone on a forum talking about obama scholarships for dads. The forum conversation got pretty heated, but it ended with people being more confused than the person who initial asked the question – is there an actual scholarship that the President has created?

I have done some searching around and I don’t see any scholarships or grants from Obama or his cabinet. And first off, I’m a bit biased because I haven’t been too happy with his Presidency to be honest. I voted for him based in part on the hype and also the promises that he made. I remember standing a few feet from him, actually shaking his hand, and saying to myself “this guy has got to be the most honest and trustworthy politician I’ve ever met.”

Almost 3 or so years later, I’m looking at our country and just shaking my head. I don’t see any real ground breaking social changes in our country. There is actually a lot of racism getting stirred up in the media – crazy with that and we live in the year 2011!

Instead of going on and on about this, I want to give you guys a little hope – no pun intended there for those of you who remember his campaign. I think that getting money for school is going to always be tough. Our country’s education is very overpriced and it’s no wonder that about 8 out of 10 students need to take out money to afford it.

If you’ve already gone through the system and were able to get some money from the assistance programs – good for you! But I bet that you’re here because you’re looking for a little more. Books are damn expensive even though they are now in digital format. Hah – $100 for a digital copy of a book is insane.

Make sure that you also check out my main page because I’ve shared a list of 3 or 4 of the online 3rd party (sponsored) scholarship programs available for dads. They are not a definite thing, but are definitely worth the 5 minutes of your time that it will take to sign up. I personally do it every month or so. I’ve never won in the past 3 months, but I do know someone who did – lucky him!

Well, it is late here and I’m off to bed! Good night all

Scholarships For Dads Dot ORG Re-Design

Hey Guys,

I’m just posting a quick update to let everyone know that I’ve done a lot of re-designing of this site in the past couple of days. I’d really appreciate feedback. If you have the time out of your day, please post a comment below and let me know what you think.

Also, I’m on the lookout for new scholarships, grants, and any money that can help other dads with school. Send me an email or leave a comment if you have something that you think might be worthy of making the list.

Your Fellow Dad

My List (updated 6/21/2011):

To register for any of these scholarships, just click on the following links and enter your information on the registration pages.

Status: Active
Provider: Scholarships For Dads
Registration: Click here

Amount: $10,000

Review: This website is specifically for dads. I recommend it because the number of people who know is very low compared to more general scholarships and grants. This is currently the top site for dads looking for money for school.

Status: Active
Provider: Scholarship Spot
Registration: Click here

Amount: $10,000

Review: This site is very similar to the others. They give out $10k on a regular basis. Registration is free like all the other sites.

Status: Active
Provider: Scholarship Zone
Registration: Click here

Amount: $10,000

Review: A bit bigger of a scholarship site. Lots of people know about this one and you've got a lot smaller of a chance to get it. But like I always say, it can't hurt to try.

Status: Unknown
Provider: Scholarship Points
Registration: Click here

Amount: $10,000

Review: This is a fairly new site (to me at least). I don't know much about the people behind it, but it looks good from the quick research I did on their site. My lack of experience with this site puts it at number four on this list. Take a look at the site if you have questions. If you have personal experience with it, please shoot me an email and let me know.