Parent Affiliate Scholarship

“Positive Opportunities for Parents” POP Scholarship – Deadline extended to 4/8/16

Download Parent Affiliate Scholarship Application (English)

Download Parent Affiliate Scholarship Application (Spanish)

Who is eligible?

  • Any current Early Head Start or Head Start parent or guardian (a person legally responsible for a child) who is enrolled in or planning on attending an accredited education institution or job training center. Proof of enrollment is required to receive a scholarship.
  • Applicants may not be previous POP Scholarship (or any WHSA Scholarship) recipient.
  • Current HS/EHS staff are not eligible for a POP Scholarship. If you are a current staff member we encourage you to apply for one of the WHSA Staff Affiliate Scholarships.

Amount of scholarship

The scholarship award is $350. The award can be used for course fees, books, childcare, and/or transportation. One scholarship each will be awarded to three individuals.

Who determines eligibility and who selects the recipients?

The selection committee, made up of members of the Wisconsin Head Start (WHSA) Parent Affiliate, will determine the eligibility of each applicant and determines three candidates to receive the scholarships. Applicants, those related to an applicant, or those who have a “relationship of significance” with an applicant, will be excluded from this review/selection process. The Parent Affiliate selection committee submits its candidate selections to the WHSA Board of Directors, which makes final approval of the recipients.

Criteria used for selection

Criteria used for selection includes the applicants’ personal and professional achievements, Head Start and community involvement, need (financial, extenuating circumstances, etc.), and educational and career goals.

How do I apply?

Applications will be made available at each grantee/delegate location through program Directors. Applications must include the applicant’s Head Start/Early Head Start Program Director’s signature to be considered complete. All completed applications, no exceptions, must be received by the WHSA office no later than Thursday, March 31, 2016. (DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 4/8/16)

Where do I send my application?

Please mail, fax or email completed applications to the Wisconsin Head Start Association at:

Wisconsin Head Start Association
810 W. Badger Road
Madison, WI 53713

Or, fax applications to the WHSA office at: 608-442-7672

Who can answer my questions?

WHSA staff is happy to answer your questions about POP Scholarship eligibility and the application process. Please call the office at 608-442-6879 or email your inquiry to


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