The Seven Oaks Senior Center is offering a $1,000 college scholarship to a grandchild of a Seven Oaks Senior Center member who is an incoming college freshman. The 2019 application deadline is July 1, 2019.
Congratulations to our 2018 recipient Alexander Casserly an incoming freshmen at Howard County Community College
The following is required for scholarship consideration:
Please submit all of the above in one completed package to: Seven Oaks Senior Center 9210 Seven Courts Dr. Baltimore MD 21236 Attn: College Scholarship
All applications will be reviewed and judged based on the above criteria. The selected recipient will be notified by August 1, 2018. If you have questions please contact Kathleen Young, 410-887-5192 or firstname.lastname@example.org
2017 Recipient: Devin Althoff a freshman at Salisbury University
As the population of older adults continues to grow and life spans lengthen, more and more young people are taking on the role of caregiver for older loved ones. While the exact number of young people taking on this responsibility is not well understood, it’s estimated to be well over 1 million.
On top of their demanding caregiving duties, many of these young people are simultaneously pursuing high school, college or graduate-level education. Scholarships for student-caregivers help ease the financial burden faced by these extremely hardworking students.
We understand that student caregivers may not have the time to scour the Internet to find available scholarships to help them pay for college. That’s why Care.com is handling some of that research by compiling and updating a list to ensure they have access to the latest caregiver scholarships and information.
Caregiving is a challenging and demanding role at any age. In addition to the time investment, a 2017 Caring.com survey found that 38 percent of caregivers spend more than 30 hours a week caring for their loved one- caregiving can also be a financial drain.
Among survey respondents, 44 percent of caregivers spend at least $5,000 per year to care for their loved one, with 25 percent spending over $10,000 annually. These challenges can be exacerbated for young caregivers in school, who already face financial constraints and busy schedules while pursuing an education.
To view the many scholarships available fore student caregivers click on the link below.
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