ASPSF - Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund Enabling single parents to attain self-suffiencey through post-secondary education.
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WHO WE SERVE

Single Parent Scholarships (SPSF) are given to low-income single parents who are pursuing post-secondary education in preparation for skilled employment. Scholarship Funds are administered by affiliate organizations and volunteers in each county of Arkansas. Eligibility criteria and application requirements vary by county. To apply for a scholarship or to get involved, contact the affiliate SPSF serving the county you live in.

OCTOBER VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH

Betty Ragon, SPSF of Crawford, Franklin, Sebastian Counties

Betty Ragon served on the board of SPSF of Crawford, Franklin & Sebastian Counties until her term ended in 2011. When the organization received its 501(c)3 in 2006, she served on the committee that helped transition SPSF CFS from a volunteer-run organization to sustaining its first part-time director. Betty continues to volunteer for SPSF CFS. She helped establish SPSF Friends, the volunteer arm of SPSF CFS. She also works in the office and helps with events, mentors students, and interviews applicants. Executive Director Linda Dowdy says Betty is her right hand, "All I have to do is call, and she will be there. She is an amazing lady who knows the value of education." Of her own experience, Betty says, "As a teacher at an adult education center helping people earn their GED, I saw many lives changed. Education is empowering! Mentoring makes the experience even more poignant, especially when I receive an email from my mentee, saying 'Thank you for being proud of me.'"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ASPSF is a member of Arkansas Nonprofit Alliance