While plans may shift when the unexpected happens, it doesn't mean that dreams need to stop completely. Inspired by her starring role in the movie Unplanned, Ashley Bratcher is partnering with Heartbeat International, the largest pregnancy help network in the world, to offer moms facing unplanned pregnancies educational scholarships so that they can continue pursuing their dreams while raising their babies.
We will honor these brave women who chose life with a $5,000 annual scholarship to put toward their education. By encouraging positive choices, we can literally transform families and communities.
Help us support mothers as they go to school so they can provide more for their families and make responsible choices that will impact not only their lives, but the lives of their little ones.
All contributions are tax-deductible. All contributions made to this fund through this portal will be designated expressly for Unplanned Movie Scholarships excluding a minor administrative cost. The application process for the Unplanned Movie Scholarships will open at a later date.
After the release of Unplanned, I received an overwhelming number of messages from women who had been touched by the film. Some described the sacrifices they made in choosing life, and some were currently facing unplanned pregnancies that they feared would interfere with completing or attending college. It was then that I realized the need to reverse the negative stigma surrounding unplanned pregnancies.
Women CAN pursue their careers, live out their dreams, and have richer, more fulfilling lives while balancing motherhood... sometimes it just takes a little help. I wanted to be a part of empowering mothers to chase their dreams and to provide a means for those who chose life to continue their educations.
I hope that the Unplanned Movie Scholarship will not only empower mothers seeking to continue to their education but that it will also spread awareness for the thousands of Heartbeat affiliate pregnancy resource centers across the world. So many women do not realize the resources and support that is available to them and this is an opportunity to show them that they're not alone.
Heartbeat and I share a common goal: to reach and change hearts through love and compassion. We invite you to join us!
"Tucked into Unplanned is a vivid reminder that education can present an obstacle to accepting the new life within. The Unplanned Movie Scholarship will be a lifeline to a young mom's future while she makes the brave choice to embrace motherhood. We believe women are fully capable, given the opportunity, to achieve big things. Heartbeat International is privileged to partner with Ashley and Unplanned to see life choices championed!"
Jor-El Godsey | President, Heartbeat International