Displaced Homemaker Scholarship

Application Information

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Amount Awarded


Application Deadline

July 01

Awarded By

Association on American Indian Affairs

Award Amount

$1,500 annually, non-renewable. Checks are mailed directly to the school twice per year (Sept. 30 and Jan. 31). Disbursement of spring checks is dependent upon submission and review of satisfactory fall grades and a full-time spring schedule. Students may reapply each year; however, receipt of a subsequent award is not guaranteed.


The number of awards offered varies annually. Last year, three scholarships were awarded.

Additional Information

In the 1980s, recognizing the unique needs of older students who have put off their education to raise a family, AAIA began the Displaced Homemaker Scholarship to assist men and women who are attending school for the first time or returning to school to complete their education after taking a break to raise their family. Single parent students, parent students who have worked in a particular field and have lost a job due to downsizing, or parent students who and are seeking additional education so that they may better provide for their family are also considered. Students are eligible to receive one scholarship per year. The AAIA does not fund certificate programs or seminary. The AAIA also does not fund summer session. Funding is for both fall and spring semesters; the AAIA does not fund semesters separately. During the second round of the application process, the AAIA takes everything into consideration when assessing the student's application package including merit and need. Students must have a minimum of $750 need per semester to be eligible. Other scholarships, loans, or monies do not disqualify students from receiving an award, nor does lack of funding automatically qualify students for an award.

Deadline Info

Applications are available on the Association on American Indian Affairs (AAIA) website. Please note: The student need only submit one application; he/she will be considered for all scholarships for w ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.

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