ANSWER Scholarship, Inc.

Year Founded
Local Leader/Exec. Director
Susan Andersen, Founder/Executive Director
Primary Contact Name
Susan Andersen
Main Address

6420 Rea Rd suite 112
Suite 112
Charlotte, NC 28277
United States

What We Do

Our vision:  To create a brighter future for moms and their children.

Our mission: To mentor and prepare mothers of school-age children to achieve a college education and inspire them to be role models of academic, personal, and professional success for their children. 

ANSWER impacts economic mobility by providing scholarships, mentoring and professional development opportunities to adult women age 25 and older who are raising school-age children (grades Pre-Kindergarten – 12) and are seeking to earn:

One of the below 2-year degrees from CPCC:

  • Business and Accounting
  • Construction and Trades
  • Design and Architecture
  • Engineering
  • Healthcare
  • Information Technology
  • Mathematics and Science

 a two-year nursing degree from any college in Mecklenburg  and 11 surrounding counties in North & South Carolina.

 or a four-year undergraduate degree in the field of their choice in Mecklenburg and 11 surrounding counties of North & South Carolina.

Interesting Info
  • Since 2006, ANSWER has provided scholarships to 125 women totaling over $718k.
  • ANSWER Scholarship's Mentors For Mom program provides personal and professional development workshops and a mentor to each scholar to help ensure success.
  • ANSWER's graduation rate is more than 80% since 2006 compared to less than 50% for other non-traditional students.
Geographic Location
Volunteer Opportunities

Scholar Mentors - Mentors for Mom Program
Repeats daily, 12pm for 365 times
Duration of 23 hours

2023 Grad after our May Celebration Event
Our 2023-2024 Scholars
A graduate speaks at our May Celebration Luncheon
A graduate speaks at our May Celebration Luncheon