ASPSF - Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund Enabling single parents to attain self-suffiencey through post-secondary education.

The purpose of our Single Parent Scholarships is to provide supplemental financial assistance to those single parents living in Arkansas who are pursuing a course of instruction that will improve their income-earning potential.

In most cases, scholarships may be used for tuition, books, utility bills, car maintenance, childcare, or any other financial need that contributes to the recipients' success in school. However, the guidelines for the manner in which the scholarship may be used are at the discretion of each scholarship provider.

Our strategy is to work at the county level by organizing affiliate Single Parent Scholarship Funds. These affiliate organizations are operated independently from one another. They each are responsible for setting their own scholarship guidelines, award amounts, application deadlines, and more. Each organization designs its own version of the SPSF scholarship application as well.

Click here to get the appropriate scholarship application used in your county.

The standard eligibility criteria adopted by all Single Parent Scholarships throughout Arkansas are:

  • Eligible applicants are single parents living in Arkansas who are considered economically disadvantaged and who have custodial care of one or more children under the age of eighteen.

  • Eligible applicants are those who have not previously earned a diploma or degree from a four-year institution of higher learning.*

Other guidelines vary from county to county and may include only approved programs of study, approved schools, income level, marital status, grade point average, and eligibility for federal financial aid.

* Single Parent Scholarship Funds affiliated with our organization may choose to support students pursuing a Masters of Arts degree in Teaching; however, other graduate degree programs are not eligible for this scholarship.

Students are encouraged to contact the Single Parent Scholarship Fund in their county to learn more.

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