Arkansas County


Local Contacts

Beverly Chapple, Field Director, Southeast Region
Phone: (479) 287-8448

Mailing Address
Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Arkansas County
PO Box 264
Brinkley, AR 72021


If an application link doesn't appear below, please check back later.


Spring - January 20
Fall - September 10

  • Scholarships for full time students (12 or more hours) - $500
  • Scholarships for part time students (less than 12 hours) - $250

If you are a returning scholarship applicant and have continuously received scholarships each Spring and Fall since Spring 2017, continue to follow the guidelines under which you entered our program. If you are a new applicant or did not receive a scholarship during Fall 2017 follow our current eligibility criteria.


The following documents are required and must be submitted with your completed application form by the application deadline (above). Use the Upload Tool found in the Supporting Documents section of the application to attach the documents. Be sure to attach these documents to your application before you submit it.

Tutorial: How to scan & upload documents

New Applicants:

  • Personal statement Write a personal statement about yourself that explains why you chose your current course of study and what you hope to achieve. Include any information about yourself that you believe would help the Selection Committee evaluate your application.
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation by people who are familiar with your life experiences and character. They must explain their relationship to you and indicate how long they have known you. References may be employers, teachers, school counselors, ministers or priests, civic leaders, or community leaders. Letters from your relatives will not be accepted.
  • Copy of your transcripts from all previous college or schools attended.
  • Copy of your official class schedule for the semester for which you are seeking a scholarship. This schedule must include the number of hours you will be enrolled.

Returning Applicants: (Applicants who received this scholarship last semester)

  • Copy of your transcript from the most recent semester completed.
  • Copy of your official class schedule for the semester for which you are seeking a scholarship. This schedule must include the number of hours you will be enrolled.

If you are a resident of Arkansas County, Arkansas and wish to apply for a Single Parent Scholarship, follow these instructions to get started.

Video Tutorial: How to Apply

  1. Review our new Eligibility Criteria and the list of Required Supporting Documents (above).
  2. Collect all required supporting documents. Scan or save them to your computer or to a portable drive in one of the following file formats: PDF, XLS (or XLSX), DOC (or DOCX), or RTF. Need help? Read Tutorial: How to Scan & Upload Documents.
  3. Apply each semester you need a scholarship. Click the application link (above). Application links are only available when applications are being accepted.
  4. Login to your account. Contact us (above) if you have trouble logging in. Or create a new account if you don't have one.
  5. Complete your application. You can save your work and log back into your account later if you need more time to finish your application. Be sure to complete all sections and all questions accurately. Upload all required supporting documents before you submit your application. Once your application is submitted, you won't be able to change your answers or attach any missing documents.
  6. Submit your application before the deadline. You will see a SUBMISSION SUCCESSFUL message on your screen if your application is submitted successfully.
  7. Check the status of your application and update your personal profile by logging into your account. DRAFT status on your application means it has not been submitted properly.

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