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    Student Scholarship

    Being a parent while educating yourself in university can be a challenge. Parents who study are often faced with time and money constraints. That's why ParentsNeed has created a yearly scholarship designed for students who show themselves able to find balance between studying and raising their children.

    Our mission has been to help parents on their journey of parenthood with a motto of shifting the focus back to them.  We feature many articles with helpful hints and reviews on necessities like best jogging strollers,  baby registries, best umbrella stroller etc and even lighted vanity mirror.

    Eligible participants of the scholarship program have the chance to win an award of $1000.

    How to qualify for the participation?

    To apply, please submit an article on the topic of how to find the right balance between studying and raising children. The article should be no less than 1000 words and no longer than 2000 words. In your article, try to include the following:

    • Describe the challenges of studying and parenting
    • Talk about things you have done to find a balance and the positive results of your actions
    • Discuss how organisation can play a key role in achieving this balance

    Who is Eligible?

    All student currently enrolled in high school, university, trade school or college.

    How do we judge submissions?

    We consider a number of elements in determining the winning article. Primarily, we look for creativity in finding an equilibrium between studying and raising children.

    How to submit an Application?

    Articles should not exceed 2000 words. Once your article is ready, please send it to us as an email attachment to scholarships@parentsneed.com in pdf format. In your email please also include the following details:

    • Your contact details: full name, telephone contact number and email address.
    • The school you go to (even if you have not yet started, so long as you have been accepted).
    • Evidence that shows you are attending or have been accepted to the above school
    • Your major.

    Please be aware that after submitting your article we may make use of your concepts and ideas as subjects for articles, marketing and/or promotional materials. Should we find your material appropriate for use, we will first seek your permission before doing so.


    Our scholarship program is held every year. The application window is between September 1st and December 1st.  The winner will be selected in February the following year and they will be notified by email before the end of March.

    Ben Lanyons

    We had an overwhelming response in our 2018 Scholarship award and it was a hard choice to sift through all the excellent submissions. Unfortunately we had to choose one and this year, it was Ben who most articulately demonstrated his organizational skills and his ability to empower and leverage his network to help him achieve his goal of pursuing his Bachelor of Engineering Major and raise his 2 daughters as a single dad.

    We wish Ben all the best in his future endeavor as an engineering graduate and we hope that our little contribution to his pursuit of his career whilst raising his family, will make his life just that much easier. 

    Lisa Hayden


    Jessica Reynolds

    Of our 2017 scholarship candidates, we feel Jessica—or as her family and friends call her, Jess— displays the dedication and creative time management skills required to achieve success in both her studies and in raising her 2 children.

    Her passion and her positive can-do attitude is evident. With much consideration, we are pleased and humbled to be able to help her achieve her dreams in pursuing a career in social work and raising strong and responsible children.

    Lisa Hayden