Helping Ourselves
Means Education


The H.O.M.E. (Helping Ourselves Means Education) program is an important part of our on-campus support system for non-traditional student parents. This program connects student parents with the campus and community resources needed to continue their education. H.O.M.E. is the only student organization on campus that maintains a focus on providing activities, encouragement, and resources specifically for student parents.

At H.O.M.E., we are committed to helping EWU student parents complete their degrees by providing information, networking opportunities, scholarships, and advocacy. H.O.M.E. provides a variety of resources designed to assist students in achieving their goals.

We create a welcoming environment on-campus for students and their children to take part in activities together. We also encourage networking with other non-traditional students who share the common experiences of parenting while getting an education.

The H.O.M.E. program is affiliated with the Women’s and Gender Education Center and is funded in part by ASEWU.

Childcare Scholarship

Are you a student with children who is struggling with the expenses associated with daycare? H.O.M.E. uses its resources to fill those gaps by fundraising to provide scholarships to help with daycare expenses. We welcome every student who is parenting and seeks our assistance.

This scholarship requires you to be enrolled full-time (12 credits) at Eastern Washington University for each quarter that you receive the scholarship. Your child(ren) must be registered in a licensed childcare service. You must also fulfill the conditions of the scholarship (write a thank you note, get a picture taken for publicity purposes, and attend the H.O.M.E. Spring Tea fundraiser).

Only one scholarship per family will be awarded, but both parents may apply.

Application Information

Applicants must:

  • Complete the entire application with longer answers attached on separate paper.
  • Attach two letters of recommendation from individuals who are familiar with your abilities, circumstances, and potential for success in college. A professional (i.e. a professor or a supervisor) should write one of the letters. The other letter can be a personal reference who is a non-relative.

Scholarship applications will be evaluated on the basis of need, obstacles or special circumstances, letters of recommendation, quality and clarity of application, and cumulative GPA.

This $600 scholarship will be for the winter and spring academic year ($300 will be credited to student accounts each quarter pending the fulfillment of awardee’s follow-up requirements.) Scholarship applicants for this award will be notified by mid-December whether or not they have received an award.


Please call Lisa Logan at 509.359.2898.