Here at Newsymom, we love seeing moms who are passionate about what they do. There are countless inspirational mothers out there, and a portion of these mothers are those pursuing their passions through continued education. This endeavor can be daunting as mothers already have countless responsibilities to juggle, and their children are their priority. It takes strength, courage, and dedication, and Newsymom wishes to support one mother’s journey in continuing her education by offering the second annual Newsymom Scholarship in 2021 in partnership with Kent State University at Tuscarawas.
This year’s scholarship has been made possible by community partnerships in addition to a dedicated and passionate Newsymom supporter, Veronica Day. We would be remised not to mention Veronica after she helped secure the 2021 Newsymom Scholarship amid many challenges related to COVID-19. Veronica is a realtor with Carol Goff & Associates, and throughout 2020, she has contributed a portion of each of her real estate sales, from her personal income, to the Newsymom Scholarship fund. As COVID-19 has made it challenging to hold events and other activities which typically fund the annual scholarship, Veronica has had a significant impact in funding the 2021 Newsymom Scholarship with her courteous donations. Because of her support and commitment, Newsymom is once again able to provide a $500 scholarship to a deserving mother.
Veronica states the scholarship fund is near and dear to her heart as she started college at the age of thirty-three with four children at home. Veronica reminisces about doing homework at the table alongside her children. She states it was hard, but she has no regrets. Veronica explained, “Knowledge is power, and no one can take that from you!” She understands these mothers as she has been in their shoes, and she knows they only want better for themselves and their children.
We’d also like to take this moment to give another congratulations to the award recipient of the 2020 Newsymom Scholarship, Heather Stromski of Carrolton. Heather won due to her compelling essay about persevering through the challenges of furthering her education while also making her family a priority. She was also able to remark on the joys and triumphs she has experienced throughout her time in college. She wants to model for her children that it is never too late to follow your dreams.
We are looking forward to continuing this program and connecting with more amazing, ambitious mothers this year! The 2021 Newsymom Scholarship application period is now open!
- Applicant must be enrolled or accepted as a student at the Kent State University Tuscarawas campus in the upcoming 2021 fall semester.
- Applicants must plan to claim a child as a dependent on their 2020 tax return.
- The applicant can be a non-traditional, full-time, or part-time student in any Kent State Tuscarawas program.
- Applicant must submit either a 1–2-page essay or a 1-2-minute video answering one of two prompts.
- The application deadline is July 1st, 2021. The award recipient will be announced in August prior to the start of the 2021 Fall semester.
If you are a mother who fulfills these criteria, we encourage you to apply by visiting Newsymom.com and clicking on “Newsymom Scholarship” found under ‘Events’ from the main navigation page.