Marian University’s Working Families Grant Program is still accepting applications for the 2018-19 academic year.
Inspired to further one’s education, the Working Families Grant Program works to advance the University’s 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, 174 students have graduated. With a retention rate of 91 percent, 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. For more information, contact Kerry Strupp, Director of Working Families Grant Program at 920.923.8953 or visit www.marianuniversity.edu/wfp