Arizona personal injury firm Wattel & York is pleased to announce an annual scholarship opportunity to benefit single mothers who wish to attain a college or graduate degree. Higher education in this country is expensive and competitive, and yet such challenges pale in comparison to those faced by single mothers who must go the extra mile to raise funds, raise their children, and rise to the challenge of academic competition all at the same time.

Our goal is to provide an additional resource for single mothers who need financial assistance as they meet the demands imposed by single motherhood and academia. To that end, we have created the Wattel & York Annual Scholarship Award to provide assistance. Please read on for eligibility requirements.


To be eligible for the scholarship award, all applicants must be single mothers attending any of the following institutions:

  • Graduate school
  • 4-year US accredited college
  • Junior College with plans to earn a 4-year degree
  • High school (with the demonstrative intention of attending college)

All candidates must submit a copy of their most current school transcript, reflecting a minimum GPA of 3.0.


Candidates must submit an essay with a minimum of 1,000 words that answers the following three questions:

  1. Describe the challenges of being a single mother while pursuing your degree.
  2. How have the challenges of motherhood prepared you to meet your academic demands?
  3. How will completing your college education (or advanced degree) change the course of the future for you and your child/children?


Applicants must comply with the following:

  • Please include your full name, current phone number, physical address, email address.
  • Applicants must complete and sign the attached PDF application form and submit with other required materials. You may download the PDF form here.
  • Applications must be sent via email with Word or PDF attachments only.
  • Proof of attendance or acceptance at an accredited school, as outlined above.
  • Copy of your most recent official school transcript that shows a minimum GPA of 3.0.


The scholarship will be awarded to two applicants. Each will receive $500 to be applied toward tuition, books, and housing at a US junior college, 4-year college or university, or graduate program.


  • All applications must be received by December 31.



All applicants agree that by submitting an application: Wattel & York may post essays and any images submitted by the applicants on any affiliated firm website or social media platform.