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Presley Capps
Enrollment Specialist
University of Arkansas Hope Texarkana
Phone: (870) 722-8172
Email: presley.capps@uacch.edu
Mailing Address
Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Hempstead & Lafayette Counties
PO Box 1180
Hope, AR 71801

Application Deadlines

Spring - November 30
Summer - April 30
Fall - July 1

We are not yet accepting Spring applications. Please check back in November for updated information.

How to Apply

If you are a resident of Hempstead or Lafayette County, Arkansas and wish to apply for a Single Parent Scholarship, read the eligibility guidelines and application instructions below to get started.

Award Guidelines

  • Scholarships for full time students (12 or more hours) - $1000
  • Scholarships for 3/4 time students (9-11 hours) - $750
  • Scholarships for part time students (6-8 hours) - $500
  • Students who fail to maintain the required cumulative GPA will be given one (1) probationary semester to raise the GPA to the required level. Failure to raise the GPA during the probationary semester may result in the loss of the scholarship.

Eligibility Guidelines

  • Resident of Hempstead or Lafayette County, Arkansas (at least 30 days prior to the application deadline of this scholarship)
  • Be a single parent, as defined for this scholarship: 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 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.
  • Have legal custody of a child (younger than age 18) and be solely responsible for his/her care
  • Have low household income, at or near 100% of poverty
  • Currently pursuing a career-oriented course of study, full- or part-time, during the semester for which this scholarship will be used, at a school that is an accredited, public or private, non-profit post-secondary institution. 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 cumulative 2.5 GPA (on a 4.0 scale)
  • 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.
  • Applicants are not required to enroll at University of Arkansas Hope Texarkana to qualify for this scholarship
  • Applied for a Pell Grant (FAFSA)

Application Instructions

Video Tutorial: How to Apply

  1. Review the Eligibility Guidelines (above) and the list of Required Supporting Documents (below).
  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.

Required Supporting Documents

Applicants may be asked to provide the following supporting documents along with a completed application form (above).

  • Verification and Release form (above)
  • Copy of your most recent college transcript(s). If you have never before attended college, provide a copy of your high school transcript or GED certificate and test scores.
  • Proof of marital status must be on file in our office for consideration of the scholarship (not required if you have never been married)
  • Proof of enrollment must be provided every semester this scholarship will be used. A letter of acceptance from the registrar's office or unofficial class schedule are both acceptable.
  • Proof of income must be provided every calendar year this scholarship will be used. Acceptable documentation includes the first page of your current tax return, letter from your employer, statement from DHS, or last four (4) consecutive paycheck stubs.

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