The Orlando Family Team is proud to announce the Bernal-Mora & Nickolaou Annual Single Parent Scholarship, worth $1,000.00.

According to recent census data, there are nearly 14 million single parents in the US. In total, they are responsible for raising about 11 million children. The majority of single parents are mothers and fathers whom are gainfully employed to provide for their families. Contrary to public opinion, the majority of single parents do not rely on government assistance, but rather do all they can within their own power to care for their kids by their own means.

Single parents are some of the hardest-working members of our society, and we applaud them for their dedication to their families. We know that most income goes straight toward ensuring the children are taken care of. However, we also know that means going to college can be a distant dream.

The Bernal-Mora & Nickolaou Annual Single Parent Scholarship is designed to help single mothers and fathers alike pursue their goals of furthering their education and, in doing so, potentially provide a better life for themselves and their children. We believe that, by assisting the single parents in our communities, we strengthen our society as a whole.

Deadline: July 31st for Fall Semester


In order to be eligible for the Bernal-Mora & Nickolaou Annual Single Parent Scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be single parents (mothers or fathers);
  • Be accepted into an accredited post-secondary school; and
  • Complete our online application and submit an essay on any of the topics below.
  • While optional, applicants are encouraged to share a picture of themselves with their kids when submitting their essay, to be used when the winner is announced.

Essay Topics

Please complete a 500 to 1,000 word essay on ONE of the following topics:

  • How has being a single parent shaped your life goals?
  • In what way(s) would attending college benefit both you and your family?
  • In what ways do you believe single parents are stigmatized? How can we as a society put an end to these stereotypes?

Terms and Conditions

Are you a United States Citizen or otherwise authorized to work or attend school in the United States?(Required)
Max. file size: 50 MB.