Child Care Scholarships - United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County
Child Care Scholarships
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Supporting Parents Pursuing Higher Education and Job Training

United Way’s Women United provides child care scholarships to help parents with the cost of child care while they are enrolled in college full-time or working and enrolled part-time. This program supports parents pursuing a degree for the first time.

Important Notice to Applicants: We receive a high volume of applications and not every applicant will be selected for the program. Applications are thoroughly reviewed by a Women United Review Panel.

Scholarship Eligibility

Parents selected for a United Way Child Care Scholarship must meet the following criteria:

  • Pursuing an associate or bachelor’s degree for the first time or attending a workforce development training program (training program must take place over a minimum of 4 months)
  • Enrolled with an academic institution or workforce development program
    • Minimum of 12 hours per semester if not also working
    • Minimum of 6 hours per semester if working a minimum of 19 hours per week
  • Committed to maintaining a minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Have demonstrated financial need (applicant will be required to submit household income and expenses during the application process)
  • Not enrolled in any other subsidized child care program
  • Is a citizen or legal resident of the United States and a resident of Bexar County

Scholarship Program Expectations

Parents selected for a United Way Child Care Scholarship must meet the following expectations:

  • Complete a financial literacy course (must submit proof of program completion)
  • Meet with United Way Child Care Scholarship Coordinator monthly
  • Complete brief Career Development worksheet with Women United Mentor

The application is open from February 12 at 8:00 a.m. to April 24 at 11:59 p.m.

Frequently Asked Questions

The agency name is your first and last name.

You may leave that blank.

No. You can submit a clear screenshot of your unofficial


Most people complete the application in less than an hour.

Yes, you should still apply. You do not have to have a child care center at the time of the application.

The application asks short answer questions.

Suggestion: The judges are looking for you to fully answer each question. The better you answer, the better your chances!

The scholarship awards over half of the individuals who apply.

Yes. The Dual Generation Initiative also offers child care assistance.

Women United

Learn more about the group behind United Way Child Care Scholarships