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Student Parent Campus-Based Resources


This list of studet parent campus-based resources was compiled by the OHE Whole Family Coordinator to assist student parents in exploring higher education options in Minnesota.

Campuses with on-site child care:

Campuses with Student Parent Resource Centers

Institutions that received CCAMPIS 2022-2023 federal funding to help students pay for child care:

Campuses with on-site housing options for parenting students

Campuses with parenting student organizations/clubs:

Institutions with student parent scholarships:

  • Alexandria Technical and Community College, Alexandria - Kathy Pfeffer Honorary Scholarship ($250, single parents)
  • Augsburg College, Minneapolis - “Parent Grant” offers parenting students discount ($50/credit hr adult undergrad; $80/credit hr graduate)
  • Central Lakes College, Brainerd -  Brainerd Friends Scholarship Fund ($500, non-traditional single moms in 2nd year); Mary Barr Memorial Scholarship ($252, awarded to Practical Nursing student who is a single parent from Crow Wing County); Maxwell Douglas Adamek Best Endowment Fund ($500, student enrolled in the child development, home health or nursing program, must be a single parent with school-aged children); Robert and Valerie Miller Scholarship ($ amt varies, preference to a returning student or single parent)
  • College of St. Scholastica, Duluth - Modern Woodmen of America ($1000, must be primary caregiver to 1 or more children); Scholarship for Single Parents ($10,000, single parent in online degree program or campus program with significant online component)
  • Dakota County Technical College, Rosemount - Lube Tech Leadership Scholarship ($ amt not specified, gives preference to single parent applicants); Peggy Rasmussen King Memorial Endowed Scholarship ($ amt not specified, gives special consideration for single mothers who are first generation college students and demonstrate financial need); others give special consideration for applicants with "challenging life circumstances"
  • Dunwoody College of Technology, Minneapolis - Women in Technical Careers scholarship (provides a $1500/yr childcare stipend to eligible recipients)
  • Hibbing Community College, Hibbing - Women Empower grant (provides funding for childcare expenses)
  • Inver Hills Community College, Inver Grove Heights - Gail’s Fund ($1000/yr, up to 10 students)
  • Itsaca Community College, Grand Rapids - Blandin Foundation provides child care grants once MN child care grant is exhausted
  • Martin Luther College, New Ulm - Bill & Jerry Patterson Grant (up to $3000 to pre-seminary students who are second-career or have children); By Grace Scholarship ($ amt not specified, Staff Ministry or Pastoral Ministry students who have dependent children, who are in good academic standing, and have unique gifts to be used in God’s kingdom)
  • Mesabi Range College, Eveleth - Darrell & Palachie Asselin Scholarship ($2000, 22+yrs old or caregiver to a child); Modern Woodmen of America ($10000, Primary caregiver to a child)
  • Minnesota State University, Mankato - Coplan-Donohue Single Parent Scholarship ($2500); Bonnie Teigum Scholarship ($1500); Recreation, Parks and Leisure Services Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship ($2000, preference given to underrepresented populations including single parents); Mary Jane Young Scholarship for Re-Entry Women ($500-3,000)
  • Minnesota West Technical and Community College- Robert T. Olson MD and Joan Olson Scholarship ($1000)
  • Northwestern Health Sciences University, Bloomington- Sweere Scholarship for Single Parents ($ amt not specified); Healy Family Single Parent Scholarship ($ amt not specified)
  • Riverland Community College - Hope Scholarship ($1000)
  • Rochester Community and Technical College, Rochester - Warren Skaaren Scholarship ($1000-$5000, preference given to single parents who are raising one or more children and/or students of color)
  • St. Catherine University, St. Paul - provides grants for low income women with dependents who are primary financial providers
  • St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud- Elizabeth McDowall Scholarship for Single Parents ($1000); Marcia Summers Career Opportunity for Single Parents ($1000); Mary Jane Young Scholarship ($ amt varies, special consideration for student parents); Morris Family Scholarship ($2000, special consideration for student parents); Ruth K. Meyer Scholarship ($1000-$2000, special consideration for single parent students); Shri Sadashiv and Gopika Parnerkar Memorial Scholarship for Single Parents ($1200); Mary Beth Wedum Single Parent Scholarship ($2500)
  • St. Paul College, St. Paul - G.R. Chase Michael Scholarship ($500); James Staloch Memorial Scholarship ($500); Fargo Family Scholarship ($500)
  • Vermilion Community College, Ely - Twin Cities Iron Rangers Association Scholarship ($1000, gives preference to part-time students who are single parents or nontraditional returning students)