If you are a resident of Faulkner County, Arkansas and wish to apply for a Single Parent Scholarship, read the Application Instructions below. If you are not a resident of this county, click here to locate your county.
- You must be a resident of Faulkner County, Arkansas, to apply for Open Scholarship Opportunities listed below. If you are not a resident of this county, click here to locate your county.
- Scroll down to review the Eligibility Requirements and list of Required Supporting Documents below.
- Click on an application link listed under Open Scholarship Opportunities below. NOTE: If applications links are not listed under Open Scholarship Opportunities below, applications are not currently being accepted.
- Login to an existing student account or register for a new account. If you have forgotten your username or password, contact the person listed above.
- Complete and submit your application and all required supporting documentation by the deadline. You may save your work, log out, and return later to finish your application if needed.
- Periodically login to your student account to monitor the status of your application and update your profile. Click here to login
Open Scholarship Opportunities:
- Spring: December 31
- Summer: April 30
- Fall: August 31
- Resident of Faulkner County, Arkansas for at least 30 days preceding the deadline for receipt of completed application. Applicant may be required to produce deposit receipts, utility bills, or other proof of residency (as may be required by the Board).
- High school or GED graduate.
- Single head of household (single, legally separated, divorced or widowed) with sole custody of one or more children under the age of 18. Have at least one natural child, one adopted child, or one child of whom the applicant is the legal guardian or for whom the applicant stands in the position of parent and is required to provide for the daily needs of the child.
- Pursuing a career-oriented course of study (full- or part-time) to ensure a better standard of living for his/her family. Applicant cannot previously have earned a bachelor level degree.
- Be enrolled in or accepted by an accredited, public or private non-profit post-secondary school in a program providing marketable skills to achieve self-sufficiency.
- Low-income person at or near the poverty level.
- Recipient of a Pell Grant or in the process of obtaining one.
- Have maintained a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
- Submit (if required) to an interview with FCSPSF Board members.
- Submit (if required) professional and personal references.
Required Supporting Documentation:
Applicants are required to submit the following items, along with a completed scholarship application, by the application deadline.
NOTE: Electronic copies of these documents may be uploaded through the Supporting Documents section of your online application.
Be sure to upload any electronic supporting documents you plan to submit with your application prior to submitting it. Students may not edit an application after it has been submitted. Contact the person above if you need to change or add any information to your application.
- All Applicants:
- Proof of Enrollment - Proof of enrollment or acceptance to an institution of post-secondary education (schedule of registered classes will suffice).
- Official Transcript - An official transcript of high school or college work and a copy of the most recent grade report received if recent grades are not included on the transcript.
- Federal Tax Return - The first page of your most recent federal tax return.
- Proof of Pell Grant - A copy of your Student Aid Report (SAR) or other proof that you have applied for the Pell Grant. (You can go online at www.fafsa.ed.gov to print a copy of your SAR.)
- New Applicants Only:
- Items from the All Applicants list above
- Personal Statement - Write a statement of up to 300 words explaining the particular course of study you have chosen, why the scholarship is needed, and any other information that might be helpful in evaluating your application.
- Letters of Recommendation - Two letters of recommendation from individuals (non-relatives) familiar with your character and education goals.
Information about other scholarship opportunities and living assistance programs can also be found on ASPSF's Other Scholarships and the Living Assistance Services pages.