United Way of Larimer County’s WomenGive Fall Scholarship Open

Liz Hahn, preschool Director, and WomenGive recipient (Photo provided by United Way of Larimer County)

United Way of Larimer County has started accepting applications for the 2023 WomenGive Fall Scholarship through 10 a.m. Monday, June 26, 2023. The WomenGive childcare scholarship supports single mothers pursuing postsecondary education.

“For more than 17 years, WomenGive has led the charge in providing support and financial assistance through child care scholarships to single mothers,” said Deirdre Sullivan, President & CEO of United Way of Larimer County. “The average cost of child care in Larimer County is more than $1,200 per month, per child. Access to affordable child care is a challenge in our community and a key focus of our work.”

WomenGive helps families achieve economic mobility, allowing them to focus on their studies and know their children receive high-quality care in a safe environment. Scholarships are available to new and returning applicants three times a year during the fall, spring, and summer semesters. The scholarships are paid directly to the provider and cover the cost of direct care services per child when the student (mother) is enrolled in classes.

Since its inception, United Way of Larimer County’s WomenGive program has awarded 889 childcare scholarships to 343 single mothers, supported 414 local children, and celebrated 135 program graduates. For eligibility criteria, information on how to apply, and more, visit uwaylc.org.

About United Way of Larimer County United Way of Larimer County (UWLC) leads philanthropy in our community, ensuring that gifts of time, talent, and treasure address today’s greatest needs – and reduce tomorrow’s. A community’s needs change over time, which is why UWLC encourages nimble and innovative human services and a commitment to equity and inclusion. UWLC strives to strengthen our community by supporting youth & education, financial stability, community engagement, and nonprofit excellence in Larimer County.

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