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.


After eight months of work by our Board of Directors and staff, with expert guidance from the creative team at Aristotle, and after reviewing dozens of possible designs and many different color variations, Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund is proud to share our brand new look: a very professional, very modern suite of logos that will take us proudly into our next 25 years of service.

Even though we're celebrating our 25th anniversary this year, it's exciting to see the many ways that ASPSF and the 62 affiliates in the SPSF network are always changing, always growing, always working to serve more single parents and support them through graduation. Our new logo is just one of the many ways we are continually looking toward the future -- and to a brighter future for those we serve. "Happy Birthday, ASPSF. The future looks good on you!"


Betty Castling, SPSF of Jackson County

Betty Castling - Since joining the Jackson County affiliate in January 2014, Betty has been instrumental in helping form this newly reorganized affiliate board. She first served as Board Secretary. And when the original Chair had to step down, Betty stepped up and embraced that new challenge! She is committed to helping single parents further their education. She is always willing to do whatever the affiliate needs, but she especially enjoys helping interview prospective scholarship recipients and awarding the scholarships. She maintains the overall responsibilities of the board and acts as a liaison between their affiliate and ASPSF on all affiliate matters. She has helped raise awareness and funding through her presence at local community events and with her staff at Dept of Human Services (DHS). She feels SPSF of Jackson County is a very worthwhile organization and has already made a difference in many lives in Jackson County. Betty has worked for DHS for over 40 years in various positions and in various locations. She is currently DHS County Administrator in Newport.









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ASPSF is a member of Arkansas Nonprofit Alliance