September Volunteer of the Month - Rosie Staples

Rosie became a Phillips County single parent scholarship fund volunteer in 2013. A certified dietician, she quickly shared her skills by providing hands-on healthy cooking/eating workshops to the single parents of Region 4. Thanks to her workshops, participants gained hands-on experience by assisting in meal preparation. Students enjoyed cutting, chopping, measuring and, of course, tasting the fresh ingredients and partaking of the completed meal. They learned about proportion size, the value... Read More
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Stress Management for Nontraditional Students

Guest Author: Dr. Becky Timmons   Juggling work, family, and school can be daunting at times, especially as a single parent. Check out our tips for dealing with the stress in your life. Plan for   Nutrition . Know what you like to eat, what you should eat, and plan for snacks. Don’t go without eating. Take some time once a week to organize meals and snacks for both you and your family. Now is a good time to drink water and monitor your caffeine... Read More
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August Volunteer of the Month - Marvin Warren

Frequently, those of us who work in nonprofits lean heavily on our family and friends to help us get all the work done. Some respond graciously and others not so much, but one who has always gone above and beyond to be helpful is this month’s Volunteer of the Month, Marvin Warren . The husband of Region 6 Program Manager, Sandra Warren, Marvin is one of the very best “silent volunteers” and a true regional volunteer. He has shown immense support and encouragement to Sandra... Read More
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Thinking About College? 4 Tips for Getting Started

Guest Author: Dr. Becky Timmons   Thinking about attending college, but not sure where to start? Here are some tips to guide your thoughts.....    1. Why do you want to go or return to college? Finding the right program to help you reach your career goals is key. Look at several careers to determine what you are interested in studying and then go to different college's websites to see if the program is offered. Will it be a four-year or two-year degree? How many... Read More
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July Volunteer of the Month - Spring Sneed

Spring Sneed has been faithfully serving single parent students in Craighead County with passion and commitment for more than four years. Spring has led the process of application reviews, interviewing applicants and fundraising efforts through regular letter campaigns and faithfully working every fundraising event opportunity. Spring has tirelessly sought ways to meet the ongoing needs of single parent students through writing and receiving mini-grants and by securing relationships... Read More
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Budget Cooking Workshop Offered to Students

At Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship, we are more than just a scholarship. We help students prepare for employment and for managing their new income. Through developmental workshops, we provide students with the tools to help manage day to day life. Some of our most popular workshops are centered around cooking and - more importantly - how to do so on a budget which is vital to our recipients. “There has been a lot of positive feedback on the cooking on a budget program,... Read More
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Single Dad Shows Sons the Power of Education

.embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 35%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 75%; height: 100%; }   To CJ Summerville, a father of 2, the most important aspect of parenting is to set a good example. “I’m really, really conscientious of making the statement ‘Don’t just preach it to teach it,’’ he... Read More
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June Volunteer of the Month - Tenequa Martin

Tenequa has been an ASPSF Volunteer for Bowie County since August 2018. As an EOC Specialist, Tenequa provides counseling and seeks to increase the awareness of postsecondary educational opportunities available to economically disadvantaged and/or first-generation college adults while also improving the financial and economic literacy of the program participants.   Tenequa assists ASPSF by actively promoting the scholarship and encouraging students to apply. There is nothing she is... Read More
at Saturday, June 1, 2019
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Your Support Makes Dreams a Reality

It’s June of 2014 and Bria has just finished her freshman year at the University of Central Arkansas with a 4.0 GPA.  The aspiring pediatrician’s college journey is off to a great start.   During her sophomore year, Bria learns she is pregnant and will soon welcome a daughter, Hazel. Hazel’s arrival is a blessing but creates a juggling act for her young mother. Bria finds herself bringing a newborn daughter to study groups. And the commute between home and... Read More
at Tuesday, May 21, 2019
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May Volunteer of the Month - Lawrie Music

Lawrie Music has volunteered with the Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Cleburne County for over than 2 years. We are thrilled to celebrate Lawrie for her dedicated service and immeasurable impact!   She has been instrumental in the success of fundraising efforts and increasing the awareness of the Single Parent Scholarship Program throughout Cleburne County and the region through her volunteerism. Most notably, Lawrie headed up 67th Single Parent Fundraising Pageant. Her focus on... Read More
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