Montgomery County


Joanne McGibboney
Phone: (870) 867-0151
Fax: (870) 867-4088
Mailing Address
Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Montgomery County
PO Box 1102
Mount Ida, AR 71957
Technical Support
Larry Carr

Application Deadlines

Spring - January 10
Summer - limited availability
Fall - October 30


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

How to Apply

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

OUR APPLICATION IS NOW COMPLETELY ONLINE. We are no longer offering or accepting applications in PDF format or on paper. Contact Technical Support (above) if you need assistance with our new application format.

Eligibility Guidelines

  • Resident of Montgomery County, Arkansas
  • Single head of household
  • Have custody of a child (younger than age 18) and be responsible for his/her daily care
  • Earned a high school diploma or GED
  • Priority will be given to applicants who are currently enrolled full-time (at least 12 credit hours) or accepted by a public or private non-profit post-secondary institution 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 while continuing to live in Montgomery County, AR.
  • Must have and maintain a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA
  • Applied for a Pell Grant (FAFSA) and other federal financial aid

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

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

All Applicants

  • Personal Statement: Write a personal statement (1 to 2 pages maximum) explaining your career goals and how the Single Parent Scholarship Fund can help you achieve them. Include any other information about yourself that you believe would help the Selection Committee evaluate your application.
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation from people who are work, college, or personal references.

Returning Applicants (Applicants who received this scholarship last semester)

  • All items listed under All Applicants (above)
  • Copy of your current college transcript (an electronic copy is acceptable)
  • Copy of your class schedule (class schedule receipt) for the semester for which this scholarship will be used 

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