top of page

Scholarship Criteria

Mothers Shut In will partner with colleges, universities, junior colleges and trade schools to provide scholarships to students who need financial assistance. Mothers Shut In believes in supporting students financially, according to the budget and gifts made available from donors. Mothers Shut In reserves the right to receive individual scholarship requests at Individual scholarship requests will be reviewed, verified, and an assigned committee will render a final decision. 
The grandmother must be an active member of  The Grandmothers Gathering.
The grandmother must be African American.  
The grandmother must be an active volunteer (participating in at least 50% of all events, meetings, etc) of either the African American Grandmothers Gathering or Mothers Shut In for at least 90 days prior to the scholarship application submission.
The grandmother must be a Christian.
Before applying for the scholarship, the grandmother must have attended one of the Financial Literacy Classes sponsored by The Grandmothers Gathering.
The grandmother and grandchild(ren) must be citizens of the United States.
The scholarship funds will only be deposited into a bank or other financial institution in the United States. 
If the grandchild is a college student, they must have a GPA of 2.0 or higher at the time of the application.
The grandmother has committed, in writing, to contribute to the grandchild’s scholarship fund, on an annual basis, in the amount of  no less than $100 per year, per grandchild.
The grandmother has committed, in writing, not to withdraw a minor grandchild’s scholarship fund monies for any reason other  than for the educational benefit of the grandchild. 
The grandmother is either a biological grandmother, a legal guardian  (recognized by the courts), or an adopted grandmother.
The amount of the scholarship may vary, depending on several factors, including, but not limited to, the grandchild's financial needs, based on the financial information of the parents and grandparents provided by the grandmother.
bottom of page