Working Families Grant Program Now Accepting Applications
Marian University’s Working Families Grant Program (WFG), one of the nation’s most comprehensive educational programs available to low-income single parents, is currently accepting applications for the 2022-2023 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 qualifying single parents improve their lives and that of their children. Since its inception in 2002, 218 students have graduated. With a retention rate of 87.2% and a graduation rate of 85.4%, 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, must make academic progress each semester, and maintain good academic standing. Additionally, each participant is engaged in meaningful volunteer activities and performs 40 hours of community service each year.