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Scholar Program

Each AAOEC Scholar will receive up to $500 per semester (College) / $500 per program (Trade) in tuition support, a case manager who will be committed to seeing you through to your college graduation, and access to crisis assistance, emergency funding, career development, mental health support, life skills trainings, and more.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Be a teen parent (defined as having a child by the age of 19) and be age 25 or younger at the time of application submission
  • Be raising or actively involved in your child’s life (defined by regular support and care of your child)
  • Be attending – or planning to attend – college/trade school starting the Fall 2021 semester in Charlotte, NC or surrounding areas and seeking an undergraduate two or four-year degree or trade certificate
  • Have a minimum 2.75 grade point average
  • Be a US Citizen, legal US Resident, or have Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status
  • Submit a copy of their Student Aid Report (SAR) or proof of  FAFSA submission, if eligible for federal financial aid.
  • Be planning to take a minimum of 6 credits each semester
  • Willing to attend monthly classes that focus on parenting skills, financial literacy and mental wellness.

AAOEC Scholar Process

Complete AAOEC Scholar Application by July 30 - Including personal essay
Submit two letters of recommendation
Submit most recent school transcript (unofficial transcripts are acceptable) including cumulative grade point average or GED certificate
Submit a copy of Student Aid Report (SAR) or proof of FAFSA submission
Meet with program staff for interview
Complete mandatory AAOEC orientation

Please contact Altrea Manns Administrative Coordinator, at