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Use free Adobe Reader to complete your application:

STEP 1: Download and install free Adobe Reader.

STEP 2: Download and open the application form.

STEP 3: Use the Typewriter tool to type text anywhere on the page.

Click your cursor where you want to type then begin typing. It's that easy! If you don't see the Typewriter Toolbar, click on the Tools menu then click Typewriter > Show Typewriter Toolbar. Click the Typewriter icon to enable the tool.

STEP 4: Read and follow all application instructions for submitting your completed scholarship application.

If an original signature is required, you will need to print out the completed form and sign it prior to submitting your completed application packet. Be sure to include copies of all required documentation with your application packet.

STEP 5: Save a copy of your completed application form to your computer.


If you are a resident of Jackson County, Arkansas and wish to apply for a Single Parent Scholarship, download the application form below. If you are not a resident of this county, click here to locate your county.

Betty Castling, Chair
Email: betty.castling1@dhs.arkansas.gov
Phone: (870)523-9828 xt. 120
Fax: (870)523-6107
Mail: PO Box 1841
Newport, AR 72112

Scholarship Application

Application Deadlines:

  • Spring term - December 5
  • Summer term - June 5
  • Fall term - August 1

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Resident of Jackson County, Arkansas
  • Must have earned a high school diploma or GED
  • Single head of household (single, separated, divorced, or widowed) with custody of one or more children under age 18
  • Pursuing a vocationally-oriented undergraduate course of study that will insure a better standard of living for your family. Applicants cannot have already earned a 4-year degree, unless you are pursuing a Masters of Arts in Teaching.
  • Must be within 185% of the federal income poverty level
  • Must have applied for the Federal Pell Grant

Information about other scholarship opportunities and living assistance programs can also be found on ASPSF's Other Scholarships and the Living Assistance Services pages.