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Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund is celebrating three decades of empowering single-parent students on the path towards education! Fueled by the passion and dedication of our staff and volunteers, ASPSF has grown to support tens of thousands of single parents, introducing our students and the next generation to the incredible power of education.
As part of our anniversary celebration, we are proud to reflect on the lives of the families we’ve served, the successes we’ve shared, and the strides we’ve made towards moving the needle on poverty in Arkansas in our first 30 years.
We help eligible single parents in Arkansas build a new future for their families. At ASPSF, we support both part-time and full-time single-parent students pursuing a post-secondary education, including associate’s degrees, bachelor’s degrees, and certificate programs. We also make referrals to additional services to help with other needs, and offer developmental programs to help you be job ready.
Our scholarships not only help with school costs. They can be used for household expenses, daycare costs, commuting expenses, and more while you are in school. We will walk alongside you, supporting you through school to graduation and into sustainable employment with family-supporting wages.
If you are looking to complete your education, Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund can help. Our goal is to ease the financial burden of single parents wanting to improve the quality of life for themselves and for their family.
ASPSF creates life-changing opportunities for families by empowering single mothers and fathers to pursue their education, increase their income, and raise the standard of living for themselves and their families. Their achievement, in turn, shapes the educational goals and career aspirations of the next generation. With access to education, the entire family begins to see opportunities where none seemed to exist before. ASPSF is helping to break the cycle of poverty, one family at a time.
The Single Parent Scholarship helped me out so much. It allowed me to purchase textbooks and care for my son in preschool. I was also able to buy a computer and a fax machine that has helped me tremendously. This program really helps single parents build a better life for us and our loved ones.
The Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship helped me purchase supplies for projects throughout the year and pay additional fees for art classes that aren’t covered by other financial aid. With the help of ASPSF, I’m looking forward to helping kid’s creativity blossom. I can’t wait to be in the classroom!
There were times for my family that this scholarship bought groceries or bought gas so that I could get to work. Mentally, it’s been really tough sometimes. But getting my education has allowed me – in the little ways that we can as parents – to tip the balance in their favor.
“She says, ‘I’m going to be a doctor like my mommy.” She definitely understands what I’m doing. The scholarship was a very big help financially! And ASPSF helped me emotionally, as well. It’s so nice to feel like you have somebody there rooting for you.
Take the first step! By pursuing education, you can transform the future for yourself and your children. We'll be by your side every step of the way.
Help us introduce single-parent families to the power of education. With 100+ ways volunteer, there's a place for everyone on the ASPSF team.
Give the gift of education! Help transform single-parent families, raising them out of poverty and setting them on the road to a brighter future.
Because of our generous partners, we’re able to provide financial assistance and personal support to over 1,300 single parents each year. Today, Arkansas benefits from tens of thousands of professionals - teachers, nurses, social workers and counselors, mechanics, HVAC Techs, electricians and welders, directors and managers, IT professionals, etc. – who got their first degree or certification with the help of a scholarship from ASPSF.
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Are you ready for a new career and higher wages? Visit our scholarship page for eligibility criteria and to learn more about our application and award process. Your path to a new future starts today!