Strong futures start here

At HOPE Network, we believe in the power of education to improve lives and build self-reliance. Every year since 1988 we have awarded scholarships to help single mothers pursue post-secondary education.


What makes us unique?

For many mothers, childcare is an additional hurdle to jump in achieving their educational goals. HOPE Network’s scholarships can be used for tuition or for childcare while the mother attends school. This flexibility creates equity for mothers struggling to finish their education. 

Edmund Springman Educational Grant

Edmund Springman was one of the earliest volunteers - and the first active HOPE Network volunteer to pass away.  Founder Gail Sweet recalls, “Ed was an angel with a broom at our Network potluck suppers.  He was always quick to work on clean-up, when most volunteers were tired of working.” Ed’s legacy of hard work and service aligns with the dedication and tenacity of the single mothers who receive the grant honoring him. 

Rachel Holley Sciortino Educational Grant

Rachel Holley SciortinoIn 2018, HOPE Network’s board created the Rachel Holley Sciortino Educational Grant with memorials received following the tragic death of our beloved executive director. In her short time with HOPE Network, she brought to us her zest for life, wonderful new ideas, and community connections. Thanks to the generosity of Rachel’s family, HOPE Network will be able to honor her memory with this scholarship for years to come.