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How to Apply
If you are a resident of Faulkner County, Arkansas and wish to apply for a Single Parent Scholarship, read the eligibility guidelines and application instructions below to get started.
- A resident of Faulkner County, Arkansas and a legal resident of the United States (or a resident with DACA status).
- A single parent is one who has certain marital status and is the custodial parent or guardian of at least one dependent child (typically under age 18). Single parents may be: never married, widowed, divorced, legally separated, or living apart and whose divorce will be final by the time the scholarship award is made. Eligible applicants may have a roommate or may live with a family member, but may not live with domestic partners or adults who also serve as parents or guardians to the applicant’s children.
- A high school graduate or have completed a GED.
- Have low to moderate household income, typically not more than 250% of Federal Poverty Guidelines.
- In the process of completing or have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Applicants are not required to apply for the FAFSA if you have DACA status or if the FAFSA is not available to students in your chosen training program.
- Have not previously earned a Bachelor’s degree.
- Attending or planning to attend an ASPSF approved post-secondary school or training agency.
- Pursuing a program of study that leads to employment that allows the family to move into economic self-sufficiency.
- Applicant has and maintains a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least a 2.0 (2.5 is preferred)
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- Review the Eligibility Guidelines (above) and the list of Required Supporting Documents (below).
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Attend an interview (if required) with Scholarship Board Members.
Required Supporting Documents
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.
- Schedule of registered classes (or other proof of enrollment or acceptance) for the semester in which this scholarship will be used
- Official transcript of high school or college work (whichever is most recent). Include a copy of current grades earned if they are not included on the transcript.
- Most recent federal tax return (first page only)
- Pell Grant (FAFSA) – copy of your Student Aid Report (SAR), or letter from your school’s Financial Aid Office that states your approval or denial for financial aid during the semester for which this scholarship is to be used.
New Applicants (Applicants who did not receive this scholarship last semester or who are applying for the first time)
- All items listed under All Applicants (above)
- Personal Statement - Write a statement (about 300 words) telling about yourself and your family, and explaining why you chose your current course of study and why this scholarship is needed. Include any other information about yourself that you believe would help the Selection Committee evaluate your application.
- Two (2) letters of recommendation from people who are familiar with your character and education goals. Letters from your relatives will not be accepted.
NOTE: The Scholarship Selection Committee may also request additional documentation to verify information you have provided on your application.
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