How to Apply
If you are a resident of Lonoke County, Arkansas and wish to apply for a Single Parent Scholarship, read the eligibility guidelines and application instructions below to get started.
- Resident of Lonoke County, Arkansas
- Single head of household (unmarried, legally separated, divorced, or widowed)
- Have primary custody of a child (younger than age 18) who lives with you
- Have low household income, at or near 100% of Federal Poverty Guidelines.
- Earned a high school diploma or GED. If you are enrolled in college and in the process of obtaining a GED, you may be eligible for this scholarship.
- Currently pursuing an undergraduate or vocational degree or certification, full- or part-time, 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.
- Returning scholarship applicants must have and maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA (or equivalent on academic tests)
- Applicants who have previously earned a bachelor's degree are not eligible for this scholarship, with the exception of those pursuing a Masters of Arts in Teaching.
- Applied for a Pell Grant (FAFSA)
Video Tutorial: How to Apply
- 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.
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.
- Proof of enrollment for the semester for which you are seeking a scholarship. (Example: enrollment or acceptance letter from your school(s) acknowledging current enrollment and active participation.)
- Proof of income
- Copy of your high school transcript, GED test scores, or college transcript, whichever is most recent.
- Pell Grant (FAFSA) – 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.
- Two (2) letters of recommendation by people who are familiar with your character, life experiences, and goals. Letters must dated, and include the writer's original signature, address, and telephone number. Letters from your relatives will not be accepted.
- Personal statement - (typewritten or handwritten in blue or black ink, 90 words or more) Write a personal statement about yourself that explains why you chose your current course of study and what you hope to achieve. Include any other information about yourself that you believe would help the Selection Committee evaluate your application.
- Release Form - Download and complete the form (found in the Documents section above)
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