Pregnancy and parenting don't have to mean the end of your education, dreams, or goals. We're here to connect you with the resources needed to support and empower you to succeed.
Protect Life at SVSU: This group of students will provide friendship, support, and help as you walk through life as a pregnant and parenting student. They are eager to do things like drive you to appointments, throw you a baby shower, and connect you with helpful resources both on and off campus.
Option Line: Free confidential help via text, online chat, or phone
Bethany Christian Services: Wondering what your options are? This organization will walk you through your pregnancy options, give you free counseling and offers many resources including financial assistance.
SVSU Housing: While children are not allowed to live on campus, pregnant students are welcome to stay on campus and in dorms until their child is born. Contact SVSU Housing to get out of your contract and get help finding off-campus housing.
Mustard Seed Shelter: Housing for women in crisis situations. In addition to being a shelter, this organization provides support groups, parenting classes, treatment referrals, and goal planning.
Home Ownership Services: If you need help paying for energy and weatherization costs, you may be able to get help from state programs that uses federal money to assist low-income families with energy costs.
Co-Abode: Co-Abode connects single mothers with similar interests to share a home, allowing their families to live in safer areas and diminish the financial burden of rent.
Saginaw Head Start Programs: Head Start provides free learning and development services to children ages birth to 5 from low-income families. Some locations also provide prenatal services.
Child Care Assistance: Resources to find quality child care and payment assistance if you cannot afford child care.
Project Rachel: Find hope and healing through confidential phone lines, individual counseling, support groups, and retreats.
Financing Your Education
SVSU Student Aid Office: Contact SVSU’s Student Aid Office to explore scholarships, grants, and other opportunities to help finance your education.
SVSU Private Scholarships: Complete ONE online form and you will apply for all of SVSU\\\’s private scholarships in the academic year! Applicants will be considered for the scholarships they qualify for, based on their responses to the form’s questions.
Michigan Student Aid: Numerous programs that are available to provide financial assistance for postsecondary education depending on eligibility.
Michigan Tuition Grant: This program is available for undergraduate students in financial need for their postsecondary tuition.
Federal Student Aid: If you are a pregnant or parenting student, update your FAFSA information in order to receive more financial aid.
Federal Pell Grant: This is a federal grant available for students that demonstrate financial need. Your FAFSA application will be reviewed to see if you qualify.
The Huggable Supermom Scholarship: This scholarship was created to help single moms fund their education. Current high school seniors, undergrad, and graduate students are all eligible to apply. Awards are $2,000 each.
Bethel Foundation Grace Scholarship: This scholarship is available to women who identify as single and the head of household with at least one child under the age of 18. They must be pursuing an associate’s or bachelor’s degree and must be a recipient of the Pell Grant. Funding per student is up to $1,500 or $750 for the summer semester.
Soroptimist Live Your Dream Award: Applicants must be the primary financial support system for themselves and at least one other dependent. They must be enrolled in a vocational/skills training program or pursuing their first undergraduate degree. Funding runs from $1,000 at the club level to $10,000 at the international level.
Kopfler & Hermann Overcoming Adversity Scholarship: Though this scholarship is not directed at single parents, it asks all applicants to submit a 500-1,000 word essay describing a time that they overcame adversity. Applicants can be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate level degree. The application deadline is November 30th, 2020. The award is $1,000.
Kickass Single Mom Stimulus Grant: This grant can be used for anything, and the application process only takes a few minutes! The only qualification is that the applicant must be a single mother. Each award is $500.
Federally Qualified Health Centers: These are health centers that provide comprehensive healthcare to clients- even those without health insurance. You simply pay what you can afford. They offer checkups, treatments, complete pregnancy care, and immunizations. Some offer even more services.
Maternal Infant Health Program: A home visiting program for Medicaid-eligible women and infants. It offers support and care coordination to pregnant women for regular prenatal and infant care.
Adoption Associates: This organization will help you learn more about adoption as you consider your choices. Should you choose to make an adoption plan, they will stand by your side with support and counseling services. Adoption Associates wants you to feel empowered throughout the adoption process. Financial assistance may be available.