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Support for Student Parents

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Project ended on March 12, at 09:00 AM CST
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Support for Student Parents

The mission of Student Parent Organization is to create community, provide access to resources, and advocate for parenting students at UT.

Student Parent Organization is seeking donations for four (4), $500 student parent scholarships. We hope to give these scholarships to parents in need during the Spring 2022 semester. Student parents face challenges unique to the parenting experience; childcare needs, increased cost of living, and difficulty balancing on/off campus lives. Student Parent Organization aims to ease the burden of student parenthood by providing not only community support, but financial support as well. As a growing organization, we plan to use the remaining $500 to fund organizational needs such as marketing materials and community events. Help us build a legacy of support across the 40 Acres.

Supporting student parents means supporting 

Little Longhorns.

Student parents have one thing in common: the desire to create a fulfilling, nurturing, and enjoyable life for our children. Little Longhorns, our kiddos, are the foundation of everything we do. While being a student parent is challenging, it is also immensely rewarding. There is no feeling like knowing all of the hard work will be worth it when our children are secure and happy. When they see us accomplish the impossible. When they learn from us that it is never too late to chase your dreams. Help us be the best parents and students we can be by donating.

One scholarship could make all the difference.

Life is even more unpredictable when you're a parent. Last year, a Student Parent Organization member relied upon loans to pay for textbooks when her daughter needed expensive medical tests. While student parents are grateful for resources that make it possible for us to be both caregivers and learners, we need more supportA Student Parent Scholarship could be the difference between student loan debt and financial stability, between a good night's sleep and a restless night of worry. Will you help us change the lives of student parents at UT? 

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1 Family Dinner

Feeding a family isn't easy; it can cost over $150 per week in groceries!


2 Hours of Babysitting

Whether a student parent needs time to study, attend a class, or get some much needed "me time," reliable childcare is not cheap.


1 Pediatric Visit

Pediatric visits are crucial to a kid's health and wellness. While cost varies based on insurance status, type of visit, and clinician, an unexpected visit can significantly impact a family's budget.


1 Month of Diapers

On average, parents will go through over 3,000 diapers in their baby's first year alone!


1 Month of Formula

On top of books, parking, tuition, and other student expenses, student parents have to make sure their children are cared for as well. Formula can cost anywhere from $65-$200 each month!


1 Week of After-School Care

Student parents face unique schedule challenges. They may need to rely on after-school care for school-aged children in order to attend classes


1 Month of Daycare

The cost of daycare in the United States is nearly equivalent to one month of rent. Even at UT's Child Development Center!


1 Year of Clothes

New York Life estimates that it costs parents $1,000 per year to clothe their child or baby - even with hand-me-downs!


4 Student Parent Scholarships

Provide 4 student parents at UT with life-changing scholarships. $500 to a student parent means dinner on the table, books in their backpack, and childcare support. Support for student parents at this level is unprecedented at the University of Texas.

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