WU Childcare Scholarship Program

United Way’s Women United Childcare Scholarship program isn’t just for moms. Dads may be eligible too. Check out the opportunity to get help with daycare costs by clicking here. Applications due by 3 p.m. CST, Thursday, March 1, 2018.

Founded in 1999, Women United is a 4,000-member leadership group of United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County. Our Signature Cause is providing Childcare Scholarships. Recipients are able to continue their education and feel confident that their children are receiving affordable, quality childcare.

Many times scholarships further a family member’s education and ultimately reduce the cycle of poverty. To date, we have awarded 173 scholarships that provide childcare support for 270 children, totaling $1,374,434 and supporting parents seeking degrees or job training.

Childcare is a major factor impeding many parent with children at home from completing their education. If you, or someone you know, is attending college and in need of support covering the cost of childcare, please apply for the awards.

Scholarships are supported by Women United, United Way’s Ready Children Impact Council, and other donor dollars. Women United has also launched a Childcare Scholarship Mentoring Program matching recipients with Women United members.

Our overall goal is for children, families, and individuals to gain self-sufficiency through tools that will advance their futures.