Editor’s note: Getting an MBA from BYU was one of the best things I ever did. I am thrilled to let people know about this single parent scholarship available for students who are currently enrolled in one of the Marriott School’s graduate programs.

Single Parent Scholarships Available for Graduate Students at the Marriott School of Management at BYU

This is a wonderful opportunity for a single parent to improve their capability to provide for their families, improve their knowledge and professional abilities, gain a higher standard of living and independence, and create greater self-esteem. The scholarship provides full tuition and cost of books when possible.

If you are a single parent and would like to go back to school for a graduate degree in business (MBA, MAcc, MPA, MISM), know that there is assistance available for qualified applicants. You must be admitted to a Marriott School graduate program to apply. Contact the Marriott School of Management for more information at 801-422-6824 or http://marriottschool.byu.edu/aid/singleparent.cfm.


  • Single parent with dependent children
  • Admitted to a Marriott School graduate program
  • Must be in good academic standing

From former recipients:

“The scholarship funds have made a complete difference in my ability to remain self sufficient and to be able to complete my education…(which) will provide me with the academic experience to be a leader in public/non-profit/educational organizations and the enhanced ability to give something back to help others have similar opportunities.” S.H.

“I spent many teary nights myself wondering how I would pay a mortgage, go to school, have enough money, time, energy, etc. It was so overwhelming and frightening to move into the position of breadwinner after being a stay-at-home mom. My skills were so inadequate. I felt intimidated by my lack of computer knowledge, was frightened at the prospect of going back to college. You shined a light on some dark nights. The fact that you offered a scholarship for Single Moms sent me a message that you thought I could do it, and that there was a group of women there for me, to assist me in rebuilding my shattered life,” N.K.

“The MBA program at BYU has proven to be a great experience for my family and for me. The teachers know their material, care about the students as individuals and want us to be successful. My fellow students are kind, helpful and fun. The administration is accessible, flexible and supportive to promote individual development. It is because of your overwhelming generosity that I am able to be a part of this organization, fulfill my dream of obtaining an MBA from BYU and experience all that Utah has to offer.” C.W.

“Being a single mother with 5 children, and receiving no child support, I have found that teaching school is no longer enabling me to provide for my family. Realizing that a new direction was needed, I applied for and was accepted into the EMBA program at BYU. Because of your generosity, I will be able to go forward with my education and with my goals.” C.F.

“I am nearing the completion of my master’s degree in accounting (MAcc) and will graduate in December. The process of achieving my educational goals has brought about a significant change in my life. I not only have a marketable job skill and an opportunity for a rewarding career, but I have also learned to appreciate the value and the significance of obtaining an education. I hope my family and others will understand that we can always choose to improve, despite challenging circumstances. I hope that someday I will have the opportunity and means to give support to women in similar circumstances.” C.P.