Single Women in Motherhood Training Program has partnered up with the Strong Women Achieving Remarkable Triumphs Scholarship (S.M.A.R.T). The S.M.A.R.T Scholarship is awarded to Single Mother’s who are attending post-secondary education. This could be from University to a Trade School. This Scholarship can range from $500.00 up to $1000.00 and is awarded to recipient on a yearly basis.

SMART Scholarship

Paying rent, groceries, bills, basic necessities, childcare fees, as well as attending school on a sole income is financially difficult. Single mothers in our society all have walked a different path, faced in many unique situations from being single mother’s by choice or fleeing an abusive relationship. These mother’s face overwhelming demands while providing love and nurturance to their most valued possession, their children. Attending school to better their lives and building a safe and secure home for their children can be very much of a juggling act, scrambling to finish assignments in early morning before their children awake, or late at night after their children are asleep. Exhaustion is an understatement for our single mothers.

SMART Scholarship Testimonials

Ember Thomas’s

SMART Scholarship 2017

“SMART scholarship helped me realize that there were people in the community that supported and validated the journey that I was taking. To receive an award equips you with confidence because you feel that other people recognize your hard work”

Nicole Thompson’s

SMART Scholarship 2018

“From the time I joined SWIM, I feel I have come full circle. SWIM gave me the encouragement to do what I am doing today and motivated me to go back to school. I take pride in sharing the fact that I have achieved all that I had committed with Ann that I would do in life!”

Gaby Williams

SMART Sholarship 2011

I”I found SWIM at the darkest time in my life. I needed to find women who found their strength through struggle. Ann-Marie provided me a safe place to realize my strength and worth. SWIM, Ann-Marie and her staff are a God-send and I can’t even express in words how grateful I am that this service/services exist.”

Financial help

“The financial aspect is a great motivation, but it’s also about saying ‘I got this scholarship. I’m doing this. I’ve gotten this much further than I did before I had children or before I was married;” Alicia Howitt winner of the S.M.A.R.T Scholarship in 2013 said “it’s empowering to be able to say, ‘ I’ve made it this far.’”


The S.M.A.R.T Scholarship assists these mother’s financially toward their educational goals.

Qualifications for the S.M.A.R.T Scholarship:Single MotherRegistered or attending post secondary educationAchieving Remarkable Triumphs

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