Marian University’s Working Families Grant Program (WFG), one of the nation’s most comprehensive educational programs available to low income single parents, is still accepting applications for the 2021-2022 academic year.
WFG works to advance the Marian University mission, core values, and legacy of service by awarding tuition and stipend grants to economically disadvantaged single parents with dependent children – parents who possess the desire and determination to achieve a four-year undergraduate degree.
Initiated and funded by an anonymous donor and the Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes, the program’s intent is to help low-income single parents to improve their lives and that of their children. Since its inception in 2002, 199 students have graduated. With a retention rate of 89.5% and a graduation rate of 88.4%, the program exemplifies Marian’s commitment to values-based education and CSA’s mission of service.
Participants create new social and economic opportunities for their future through a “partnership” philosophy that embraces academic advising and support services, career assessment and development resources, community service/volunteerism experiences, counseling, financial aid assistance, freedom of spiritual exploration, life skills development, and mentoring.
WFG students can be enrolled in a variety of majors, and each participant performs 40 hours of community service each year, with other requirements including maintaining good academic standing, making continued academic progress, and participating in meaningful volunteer activities.
For more information visit marianuniversity.edu/wfg, call Working Families Grant Program Director Kerry Strupp at 920-923-8953, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.