In 2016, Lodestar initiated a pilot program called the Lodestar Single Parent Scholarship to facilitate the ability of single parents with limited financial resources to attend an Arizona public institution of higher learning on a full-time basis (taking at least 27 credits per calendar year) for the purpose of completing an education that will provide them with a readily employable profession. The fund was established exclusively for the purpose of supporting single parent living expenses (such as rent and childcare) while attending school and may not be used to support any academic expenses. In its inaugural year, three recipients were beneficiaries of Lodestar scholarships after completing a competitive application process managed by the Arizona Community Foundation. The program is now on hiatus.
Grant Amount: $60,000
Year Granted: 2016
Grantee: Arizona Community Foundation
Location: AZ - Arizona
Grantee Website: Arizona Community Foundation