Ashley County


Local Contacts

Doris Smith - SPSF Secretary
Phone: (870) 866-9858

Mailing Address
Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Ashley County
PO Box 1482
Crossett, AR 71635
Technical Support
Beverly Chapple - Field Director, Delta Region

New Fall Deadlines
Effective Fall 2018 we have changed our application deadlines. Read below for more information.


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


NOTE: If you received a scholarship previously, but not in the last year, or if you've never received this scholarship, apply as a NEW APPLICANT. Otherwise, apply as a CONTINUING APPLICANT.

SUMMER: May 15


  • July 15 - Priority deadline for Continuing Applicants only (submit by this date to receive priority consideration)
  • September 15 - Regular deadline for all applicants


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

  • Verification of Ashley County residence. Choose one of the following:
    • Copy of a current utility bill and copy of one that is 6 months old, both showing you as the account holder
    • Statement from a utility company showing you as the account holder for the past 6 months
    • Copy of a paid Ashley County Tax receipt (real estate or personal property)
  • Copy of your high school transcript, GED test scores, or college transcript, whichever is most recent
  • Enrollment or Acceptance Letter from the Registrar of the school(s) you will attend during the semester for which this scholarship will be used
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation by people who are familiar with your character and goals. Letters must be typewritten and include the writer's signature.References may be from a current or former employer, pastor, high school personnel, college or vocational instructor or adviser, or someone who is familiar with your volunteerism or community service experience. Letters from relatives will not be accepted.
  • Personal statement (typewritten) Write a personal statement about yourself that explains why you chose your current course of study and what you hope to achieve.

NOTE: The Scholarship Selection Committee may also require proof of income, custody, or marital status.

If you are a resident of Ashley 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.

  • Congratulations Spring 2015 scholarship recipients!
    (Left to right) Stephanie Best; Deborah Zeigler, SPSF President; Tamara Taylor; LeAndra Kesee; Sonja Kesee; & Doris Smith, SPSF Secretary. Recipients not pictured are Tina Dunn & Paige Shelton.

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