The Divorce Magazine Scholarship Program is a scholarship program available to children from divorced families who are enrolled to attend university or college in the fall and winter of 2022.
Divorce Magazine values education and helping those in need. We understand that college can be a significant expense that can be hard for students to pay. Between housing, tuition, books, and school supplies, the cost of attending college can easily cost tens of thousands of dollars, if not more.
In an effort to make getting an education easier for students and their families, Divorce Magazine is pleased to offer this yearly scholarship of $500.
We look forward to reading your submissions and helping the winners meet their educational goals.
Divorce Magazine Scholarship Program
Submit your Entry BELOW before the deadline: December 31, each year.
Divorce is hard. If you are facing separation or divorce, you may be overwhelmed with all the legal, financial, emotional, and practical aspects of the process. You are being asked to make decisions that will affect the rest of your life at one of the absolute worst times in your life: the only thing more stressful than divorce is the death of a spouse or a child.
We understand. We created Divorce Magazine in 1995 because we could not find any practical, down-to-earth advice and support as we experienced divorce, remarriage, and creating successful stepfamilies. We had questions – so many questions! – and we figured hundreds of thousands of other people had some of the same questions as us, including:
- Why did this happen to me?
- Am I going to be OK?
- Are my kids going to be OK?
- Who will get custody of our children?
- How can a be a good parent – and maintain our bond – if my children aren’t living with me?
- How do I find the right lawyer/financial expert/divorce coach/child psychologist?
- Will I have to pay/receive spousal support? How much, and for how long?
- Am I going to go broke?
- Where will I live?
- How will we divide our property?
- Will I ever be happy again?
- Will I be alone for the rest of my life?
This represents a fraction of the uncertainty, sadness, and even fears we experienced when starting down the life-changing road to divorce.
Just as every marriage is unique in its own way, every divorce is unique, too. However, there are enough common factors for you to be able to find something in the pages of Divorce Magazine or on this website that encourages and educates, informs, and inspires you to get through the process with your emotions, finances, and self-respect in good shape.
Submit Your Entry with a Story In writing or in a Video to [email protected]:
We want to hear why you are choosing to attend college and your experience with parental divorce. How were you impacted? What lessons did you take away from your parent’s divorce? We know the impact of divorce on children is not solely negative. Thankfully, the effects of divorce on children are not always bad. In many instances, divorce can have a positive impact on children. It frees them from the chronic stress that comes from living with parents in a volatile, disrespectful, or loveless relationship.
You may either submit your entry with a story in article format or a video in landscape format using these suggested topics.
- How has your parent’s divorce impacted you?
- What I learned from my parent’s divorce
- Why do you choose to attend college? Which college are you attending, what is your subject of interest? What career will you be pursuing?
- Why do you think you should be the winner of this scholarship?
- How will you use the scholarship money if you win?
Scholarship stories should be between 600 and 800 words. Videos should be between 5-8 minutes in length.
- High school seniors whose parents are divorced and are planning to attend a college or university.
- Enrolled college students whose parents are divorced.
The cutoff deadline to submit scholarship entries is Dec. 31, at midnight.
To support children of divorce to get a higher education and to raise awareness about the impact of divorce on children.
Each year, one student whose parents are divorced and who is currently attending or planning on attending an accredited United States college will be picked. Our scholarships are open to high school seniors, undergraduates, and graduates.
How to Enter:
All submissions must be received by [email protected] no later than Oct 1 each year. You can submit your story in article format or by video with the following information:
- Your contact information
- Verification of enrolment – provide a contact at the college so we may verify your enrolment.
Please send your submission to this email address, [email protected]
The Winner Will be Announced by Jan. 20th, 2022
The winner will be contacted in person. Their submission will be posted on this website.