Newton County


Local Contacts

Della Hand
Phone: (870) 391-3129
Fax: (870) 391-3501

Laura Dobbs - SPSF Treasurer
Phone: (870) 446-5391
Mailing Address
Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Newton County
PO Box 712
Jasper, AR 72641


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


Spring - January 31
Summer - May 31
Fall - August 31


All scholarship recipients are required to write a thank-you letter that indicates how the scholarship was used.

New scholarship recipients only: Awards will be paid, half at the time of award, and half at mid-term with evidence of continued eligibility.


If you are a returning scholarship applicant and have continuously received scholarships each Spring and Fall since Spring 2017, continue to follow the guidelines under which you entered our program. If you are a new applicant or did not receive a scholarship during Fall 2017 follow our current eligibility criteria.


The following documents are required and must be submitted with your completed application form by the application deadline (above).

New Applicants: (Applicants who did not receive this scholarship last semester or who are applying for the first time)

  1. Application form (typed or filled out in ink)
  2. Copy of your financial aid 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. Click here to apply for the Pell Grant (FAFSA)
  3. Copy of your class schedule for the semester in which this scholarship will be used
  4. Copy of your high school transcript, GED test scores, or college transcript, whichever is most recent.
  5. Three (3) letters of recommendation by people who are familiar with your character and goals. Letters from your relatives will not be accepted.
  6. Statement of your goals explaining why you chose your current course of study and what occupation you are considering.

Returning Applicants: (Applicants who received this scholarship last semester)

  1. Application form (typed or filled out in ink)
  2. Copy of your class schedule for the semester in which this scholarship will be used
  3. Copy of grades for the previous semester

If you are a resident of Newton County, Arkansas and wish to apply for a Single Parent Scholarship, follow these instructions to get started.

  1. Review the Eligibility Guidelines (above), and list of Required Supporting Documents (below). Apply each semester that you wish to be considered for a scholarship.
  2. Click to download the application in the Downloads section (above).
  3. Review the application, guidelines, and requirements. Contact us (above) if you have any trouble collecting any of the documents, or have any questions about the form or requirements.
  4. Collect all required supporting documents.
  5. Complete your application. Use Adobe Reader (free download) to complete the application using your computer.
  6. Proofread, print and make a copy of your completed application and all supporting documents.
  7. Submit your application and all required supporting documents prior to the application deadline (address above).

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