ABOUT

​MISSION AND HISTORY

Teens Without 2 is a registered 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization with the mission to empower teens raised in single parent homes by providing college scholarships. Our vision is that all students with the dream of attending college will have the opportunity to do so, without financial barriers hindering them. 

 

Teens Without 2 was created June 25, 2013 by founder Katie Flores. Katie was raised in a single parent household and personally understands the financial struggle teens face in these difficult and disadvantaged circumstances. Katie  relied on the scholarship funds awarded to her to pay for her college education. Scholarships allowed her to graduate debt free from Virginia Commonwealth University with her Bachelors degree in Forensic Science. After graduation, Katie created Teens Without 2 to fulfill her desire to help others facing the same financial barrier she once faced. 

The primary source of funds are from fundraising events and individual donations. As funds raised each year continue to increase, so does the number of scholarship recipients and the scholarship amount awarded each year. With the help of the Teens Without 2 Scholarship, our recipients have had the opportunity to attend Randolph Macon College, Virginia Tech, Virginia Union University, Radford University, James Madison University, and Virginia Commonwealth University. 

 

Without scholarships, Katie would not have been able to pay for college, and knowing that others face the same situation, she wants to give back to others in the way she was helped by providing college scholarships.

"All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them"- Walt Disney

SCHOLARSHIP

ELIGIBILITY  

  • Must be a high school senior OR a college freshman or sophomore.

  • Must come from a single parent household.

  • Must display financial need.

  • Must have a GPA of 3.0 or above.

  • Must be attending a College/University in the state of Virginia.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Complete and sign the application.

  • Answer the essay questions.

  • Obtain 2 letters of recommendation.

  • Obtain an academic transcript.

DETAILS

  • The scholarship application will open in January of each year and close in April.

  • No late applications will be accepted. 

  • All applications will be reviewed by the scholarship selection committee and the recipients will be notified.

  • Scholarship checks will be paid directly to the College/University.

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