ASPSF volunteer dedicates himself to public service, volunteerism

Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund Northeast Region is proud to recognize Tyler Dunegan as Volunteer of the Month for August 2022.  Tyler has been a longtime volunteer with Single Parent Scholarship in Mississippi County and is a vital part of the team in Northeast Arkansas. During Covid, Tyler passed out checks to local students at his office, and he was the primary interviewer in Mississippi County, jumping right into conducting interviews through Zoom to keep the... Read More
at 8/3/22
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ASPSF ‘built a foundation of hope for my academic future,’ Russellville alumna says

Heather Meeks is the single mother of a beautiful four-year-old. She’s also a first-generation college graduate, a social worker, a generous volunteer in her community, and about to add “graduate student” to her resume.  But four years ago, things weren’t looking as bright. After months of doctor visits, Heather’s newborn daughter, Payton-Elaine, was diagnosed with silent aspiration, asthma, and laryngomalacia. This required trips to Arkansas... Read More
at 7/26/22
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ASPSF supports single mom’s dream of becoming an airline pilot

Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship's Student of the Month for July is Brandy Manning (left). She has a daughter and is pursing her bachelor's degree in aviation at Henderson State University.  Brandy Manning loves to fly.  “Being in the air is an incredible feeling,” she said. With the help of Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund, Brandy is inching closer to achieving her goal of becoming an airline pilot. In addition to tuition and fees at ... Read More
at 7/19/22
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SAU Tech Financial Aid Director supports single parents as ASPSF volunteer

Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund Southwest Region is proud to recognize Connie Riley as the Volunteer of the Month for July 2022. Connie has been an ASPSF volunteer in Ouachita County since May 2021. She's the Director of Financial Aid at Southern Arkansas University Tech in Camden. SAU Tech affords her the opportunity to help students find resources for college and provide counseling and awareness on borrowing money.  As a new volunteer,... Read More
at 7/12/22
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Little Rock single mother shows her three children ‘it’s never too late’ to go back to school

Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund Scholarship recipient Toccara Pearson (back) inspires her family to work hard for their goals. Few parents can say they graduated at the same time as their children, but single mom Toccara Pearson has done it twice! In May 2019, Toccara completed her associate degree from the University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College as her oldest daughter, To’Kira, graduated high school. In May 2022, Toccara received her... Read More
at 7/5/22
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ASPSF welcomes Tyson Summer Community intern Haylee Moore

Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund West Region students and supporters may have noticed a new face assisting with fund development activities. That’s Haylee Moore! She’s a graphic design major at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith who is spending her summer interning at ASPSF thanks to a partnership between Tyson Foods Inc. and United Way of Fort Smith Area. Haylee Moore (second row, farthest left) is enrolled with 21 other interns in the Tyson Summer Community... Read More
at 6/28/22
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ASPSF's Wendy Stotts promotes community growth through Leadership Texarkana

Leadership Texas members, including ASPSF's Wendy Stotts (second from left), and employees of  Parkerson Lawn and Landscape and Red River Softwash  take a break from working on the Amtrak station's landscaping and brick washing. For the past 43 years , Leadership Texarkana has welcomed local leaders who want to take personal responsibility for the future of their community. One of these local leaders was Wendy Stotts , Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship... Read More
at 6/22/22
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Single dads reflect on their favorite aspect of fatherhood

When people hear the term single parent, they typically picture a mom, but there are thousands of single dads in Arkansas raising kids, working, facing hardships, and — in the case of the single fathers we serve — going to school. For Father’s Day, Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund reached out to our single dads, asking them to share their favorite thing about fatherhood.  Here are their answers! “My favorite thing about being a father is... Read More
at 6/17/22
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Scholarship recipient Jessica Marks gives back as ASPSF volunteer

Jessica Marks (left) distributes Fall Scholarship checks and certificates. Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund Ozark Central Region is honored to recognize Jessica Marks as the Volunteer of the Month for June 2022. Jessica began her journey with Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund in 2017 as a scholarship recipient. Today, she helps other single parents achieve their educational and career goals as a key volunteer by coordinating student interviews and award programs. ... Read More
at 6/14/22
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ASPSF recipient shows her sons to never give up their dreams

Chelsea Phillips stands with her sons Tyler, left, and JaKayden. Chelsea is Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund's Student of The Month for June 2022.  At her May graduation ceremony, Chelsea Phillips received two surprises. The first was receiving the Florence Nightingale Award, which is South Arkansas Community College Betty Owen School of Practical Nursing’s highest honor. It recognizes a nursing student who goes above and beyond in the program to... Read More
Posted by Jen Para at 6/7/22
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