At Caring.com, we understand the demanding lifestyle of student-caregivers and the challenges they may face. The Student-Caregiver Scholarship provides financial assistance to students who are caring for an adult relative while enrolled in college.

Two scholarships of $1,500 are awarded each year to student-caregivers to help cover costs of tuition and books. Applicants must be full-time college students at an accredited two-or-four-year college or university in the United States, or full-time high school students who are registered to attend a qualifying institution the following semester.

How to Apply
Interested students can submit either a 1,500-word essay or a two-minute video addressing the following questions:

Who are you caring for and how are you involved as their caregiver?
How has your role as a caregiver influenced the decision for your major/career path?
How would this scholarship be helpful to you in your current student-caregiving role?

In addition to the essay or video, must also complete the online application form.

Eligibility Requirements for College Students
The Caring.com Student-Caregiver scholarship is open to full-time college students at an accredited two-or-four year college or university in the United States. Other eligibility requirements include:

Applicants must be citizens or Permanent Residents of the United States.
Applicants cannot be on academic disciplinary status.
Must not be related to or living with any employees of Caring, LLC.

Eligibility Requirements for High School Students
Student-caregivers who are still in high school are welcome to apply for the Caring.com Scholarship. Eligible high school applicants must be full-time students and be registered to attend a two-or-four year college or university the semester following their application. Other eligibility requirements include:

Applicants must be citizens or Permanent Residents of the United States.
Applicants cannot be on academic disciplinary status.
Must not be related to or living with any employees of Caring, LLC.

Previous Winners
Clare Buonocore – a student at Marymount Manhattan College majoring in human rights politics while being a caregiver for her father (Winter 2018)
Sara Feldman – Sara Feldman is a student at the University of Michigan earning a Master of Public Health degree while being a caregiver for her mother (Winter 2018)
Venus Tadrzak — a student at Cleveland State University who is majoring in accounting and caring for her mother (Summer 2017)
Hunter Johnson — a student at Clemson University who is majoring in health science and caring for her brother (Summer 2017)
Tommy Tran — a student at the University of Houston who is studying biotechnology and is caring for his father (Fall 2016)
Jessica Jacob — a student at Adelphi University who is pursuing a nursing degree and caring for her mother (Fall 2016)
DreAnna Perry — a student at Brigham Young University who is studying exercise physiology and is caring for her mother (Fall 2016)