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Educational Scholarships

We proudly offer educational scholarships for women in deep appreciation to birth mothers who have chosen adoption for their children. They have enabled others to experience the joy of becoming parents and created futures, not only for those families but also for their children, for a lifetime.

Scholarships for Women Who Faced an Unplanned Pregnancy and Chose Adoption

Many birth mothers take this time to consider what they want their future to look like and to set some goals. If your goals include furthering your education through community college, university, or a trade school, we would like to help. Our college scholarships for women program is available to any birth mother that has placed a child for adoption any time after 1990. (Records prior to this year are difficult to verify. For this reason, this date was chosen when we started offering help to birth mothers.) We must have verification of the adoption from the adoption professional that handled the adoption. A woman whose adoption has not been legally finalized is not eligible for the birth mother scholarship. Here is a list of some of the colleges and universities where our scholarships have been used.

Want to share this information with a friend or loved one who is a birth mother? Here is a PDF you can download and print to give to a birth mother you know who is working on her own educational goals.

I wanted to give everyone at Lifetime an update. I graduated in December from university, and now I have a job working in Human Resources at a local hospital. I want to thank Lifetime again for the scholarships and for helping me achieve my goals!

Lifetime Birth Mother

The Lifetime Foundation Scholarship will help me with the cost of campus housing and my books. Most importantly, you will be a part of my success story: a story of a birth mother who went from being homeless for a year to being a birth mother with a degree in broadcast journalism that was used to empower those who needed it the most.

Lifetime Birth Mother

Application for College Scholarships for Women Who Have Chosen Adoption for Their Baby:

  • You can save your progress at any time by clicking the “Save” button at the bottom of this form. This lets you return to finish the form at a later date.
  • Fill out the online scholarship form below completely. If you have questions during the process, please call us at (530) 271-1756.
  • If you would rather receive the application packet by mail, please call (530) 271-1756.

All submission materials become the property of Lifetime Adoption Foundation and will not be returned to you. Questions? Please contact us.

College scholarships for women are for Birth Mothers.
We do not offer scholarships for adopted children.
The previous scholarships that Lifetime Foundation has awarded me have been a wonderful gift. It has helped ease the burden of paying my tuition and has allowed me to attend college without financial aid. I am grateful for the assistance that Lifetime Foundation has to offer me and other birth mothers for our education. It is encouraging to know that people want to see you succeed.

Lifetime Birth Mother

Bless you for offering such a wonderful scholarship. It is wonderful to see an organization that recognizes what birth parents experience and is dedicated to helping get them to achieve their goals. There are few resources for birth mothers, and I feel that this is a great scholarship for women like me to start a new life. Thank you in advance.

Lifetime Birth Mother

As a birth mother, I have volunteered with other organizations and communicated with other birth mothers and young women in the decision process. In my experiences, I’ve noticed that after the adoption, agency attention shifts from the mother, or father, to the child who has been placed. Often the birth parent is then left to continue on without any tools or counseling to fall back on. Finding your scholarship was certainly a blessing when I was searching for options.

Lifetime Birth Mother