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Daniel R. Bacalis, P.C.

Striving Solo Parent Scholarship

The law firm of Daniel R. Bacalis, P.C. works with families throughout Hurst, Texas and surrounding areas to overcome issues related to family law and divorce.

Now Accepting Applications


Attorney Bacalis often provides legal services to single parents, and he has come to appreciate the hard work and sacrifice that goes into raising children on your own. Since Fall 2022, Daniel R. Bacalis, P.C. has offered a scholarship of $1,000 each semester to a single parent who is returning to school to pursue a college degree. We hope that the Striving Solo Parent Scholarship allows single parents easier access to higher education.

To apply to our scholarship, please follow the instructions below and submit all materials by March 14, 2024. Please send all inquiries to

The deadline to apply for the Spring 2024 scholarship is

March 14, 2024

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Eligibility Requirements

The Daniel R. Bacalis Striving Solo Parent Scholarship was created with the intent to offer financial relief to single parents pursuing a higher education. To be eligible for our award, you must be a single parent, and you must also meet the following criteria:

You will be enrolled in an accredited university or college within the United States for the Spring 2024 semester.

You are a permanent resident or citizen of the United States.

You achieved a minimum grade point average of 3.0 in your most recently completed academic semester.


Every application must include the following information: applicant’s contact information, unofficial academic transcript, proof of enrollment, and consent to publish the submitted essay. To apply to our Striving Solo Parent Scholarship, please submit an essay of no more than 1,500 words responding to ONE of the following prompts:

As a single parent, what do you expect to be the biggest benefits of pursuing a higher education at this time in your life? Before beginning your academic journey, what risks did you consider, and what do you think will be your most daunting challenges? How do you plan to address and overcome those factors?

How has your experience as a single parent inspired you to pursue a higher education? What do you hope to teach your child(ren) as you go through this experience? How will obtaining further education benefit you and your family?

Evaluation Criteria

Each application will be evaluated using the following criteria:

Applicant provided all necessary materials

Applicant’s essay is written professionally and thoughtfully

Applicant’s essay demonstrates creativity and originality

Daniel R. Bacalis, P.C. Striving Solo Parent Scholarship Winners

Michelle Congdon Scharnott

Spring 2023 Winner: Michelle Congdon Scharnott

Help us congratulate the latest winner of our Striving Solo Parent Scholarship, Michelle. Michelle is a doctorate student at A. T. Still University of Health Sciences. Read on to learn more about Michelle’s journey as a single mother and a life-long learner.

Read More Past Winners

Questions About 
Our Scholarship?

Our scholarship team is happy to help any applicants or schools that may have questions or concerns about the Striving Solo Parent Scholarship. In order to reach our team quickly, please send all inquiries by email to

Scholarship Application Form

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