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


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


Spring - January 13
Summer - June 5
Fall - September 22


  • Resident of Ashley County, Arkansas (for the past 6 months)
  • Single head of household (unmarried, divorced, or widowed)
  • Have sole custody of a child (younger than age 18) who lives with you
  • Earned a high school diploma or GED
  • Enrolled in a course of study full- or part-time (minimum 9 credit hours) at a vocational school, community college, or university during the semester for which this scholarship will be used. Your chosen program must be one that will allow you to earn a living wage and provide a better standard of living for your family.
  • Must have and maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA in high school and/or college
  • Applicants who have previously earned a bachelor's degree are not eligible for this scholarship, with the exception of those pursuing a Master of Arts in Teaching.
  • Applied for a Pell Grant (FAFSA)

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, read the eligibility guidelines and application instructions below to get started.


Video Tutorial: How to Apply

  1. Review the Eligibility Guidelines (above) 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. Read the Tutorial: How to Scan & Upload Documents if you need help.
  3. Click the application link to apply each semester that you wish to be considered for a scholarship. If an application link isn't available, it means that applications are not currently being accepted. Please check back later. NOTE: You will not be able to apply without clicking the application link first.
  4. Login to your account. Contact the SPSF (above) if you don't remember your username or password. 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 at a later time if you cannot complete your application in one sitting. Be sure to proofread your application and upload all required supporting documents before you are ready to submit it. You cannot make changes to your application once it has been submitted.
  6. Submit your application. You will see a SUBMISSION SUCCESSFUL message on your screen if your application is submitted successfully. Contact the SPSF (above) if you need to alert us about missing or incorrect information on your application.
  7. Check the status of your application and update your personal profile by logging into your account.
    DRAFT status means your application has not been submitted or received yet.
    SUBMITTED means your application has been received and is awaiting further review.
    UNDER REVIEW means the Selection Committee is reviewing your application.
    AWARDED or DENIED indicates the Selection Committee’s final decision.

  • 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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