St Francis County


Local Contacts

Brenda Ryland
Phone: (870) 633-6434

Mailing Address
Single Parent Scholarship Fund of St. Francis County
PO Box 2794
Forrest City, AR 72336
Technical Support
Beverly Chapple - Field Director, Delta Region

New Fall Deadlines
Effective Fall 2018 we have changed our application deadlines. Read below for more information.


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


NOTE: If you received a scholarship previously, but not in the last year, or if you've never received this scholarship, apply as a NEW APPLICANT. Otherwise, apply as a CONTINUING APPLICANT.

SUMMER: July 18


  • July 15 - Priority deadline for Continuing Applicants only (submit by this date to receive priority consideration)
  • September 15 - Regular deadline for all applicants


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). 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

  • Personal statement (typewritten) Write a personal statement explaining why you chose your current course of study and what you hope to achieve.
  • Proof of residence that shows you have lived in St Francis County for at least six (6) months prior to your application. Required by all new applicants. Returning applicants are only required to submit this document once per academic year. Accepted documents (one of the following): a utility bill in your name (a statement that is at least 6 months old and one that is for the current billing cycle); letter from a utility company; copy of your St Francis County Tax receipt (real estate or personal property)
  • Official copy of your high school transcript, GED test scores, or college transcript, whichever is most recent.
  • Enrollment or acceptance letter signed by the Registrar of the school(s) you will attend during the semester for which this scholarship will be used. Class schedules will not be accepted in lieu of this letter.
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation by people who are familiar with your character and goals. Letters must be typewritten in business format, and include the writer's contact information, and his/her original signature. Letters from your relatives will not be accepted.

All eligible applicants are required to attend a scheduled interview

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

Video Tutorial: How to Apply

  1. Review our new Eligibility Criteria and the list of Required Supporting Documents (above).
  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. Need help? Read Tutorial: How to Scan & Upload Documents.
  3. Apply each semester you need a scholarship. Click the application link (above). Application links are only available when applications are being accepted.
  4. Login to your account. Contact us (above) if you have trouble logging in. Or 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 later if you need more time to finish your application. Be sure to complete all sections and all questions accurately. Upload all required supporting documents before you submit your application. Once your application is submitted, you won't be able to change your answers or attach any missing documents.
  6. Submit your application before the deadline. You will see a SUBMISSION SUCCESSFUL message on your screen if your application is submitted successfully.
  7. Check the status of your application and update your personal profile by logging into your account. DRAFT status on your application means it has not been submitted properly.

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