Single parents say thanks

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund! We’re grateful to our donors, volunteers, and community partners who help single parent students across Arkansas get the resources they need to build a brighter future for their families. Our students say it best! Read their thanks below. “ASPSF hasn’t just helped me financially, it has also given me usable life skills with the handbook and workshops. I am thankful to the donors who... Read More
Posted by Jen Para at 11/17/22
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ASPSF ‘has inspired me never to doubt myself,’ single dad says

Like many Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund recipients, William Pontius was nervous when he first applied to college. “I questioned myself if I could genuinely handle school while raising my son,” he said. “Regardless of how I felt, I knew I had to try.” And his hard work paid off! William graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Central Arkansas in May with nearly all A’s. He’s... Read More
Posted by Jen Para at 11/14/22
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ASPSF single parents, staff share what Veterans Day means to them

In honor of Veterans Day, Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund recognizes all the military servicemen and women who have sacrificed so much for our country. You have our sincere appreciation and gratitude. We’re especially proud of the many ASPSF scholarship recipients, staff members, board members, volunteers, and their family members who have served or are actively serving. We invited some of them to share their experiences and tell us what Veterans Day means to them. ... Read More
at 11/9/22
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ASPSF recognizes Sebastian County volunteer for fundraising support

Hailee Brown (center) has volunteered with ASPSF since 2021. She stands with ASPSF Program Manager Sandy Nelson (left) and ASPSF Development Manager Abbie Taylor Cox. Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund is thankful for November 2022 Volunteer of the Month Hailee Brown! The daughter of an ASPSF alumna, Hailee began volunteering with ASPSF’s West Region in Spring 2021 in Sebastian County. Both ASPSF Program Manager Sandy Nelson and ASPSF Development Manager Abbie Taylor Cox... Read More
at 11/3/22
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Wandra Williams recognized for 12 years as ASPSF volunteer

Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund is excited to announce Wandra Williams as the Volunteer of the Month for October 2022.  Wandra is the Director of Continuing Education/Community Services at Phillips Community College Helena-West Helena Campus, and she has volunteered with ASPSF for over 12 years. Wandra is the epitome of a super volunteer. The Phillips County resident is always encouraging our applicants, reminding them of the deadline. She also... Read More
Posted by Jen Para at 10/14/22
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Single parent scholar helps invent life-changing device for professor’s father

Lisa James (center), stands with her two children, Macy and Brett.    When Lisa James and her team presented a device to help their professor’s father hug again, she had no idea it would be so well-received. The video of a man hugging his grandson for the first time in eight years went viral after Lisa’s Arkansas State University occupational therapy professor shared it on Facebook. Lisa said she and her teammates cried when they saw the video. “To... Read More
Posted by Jen Para at 10/11/22
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ASPSF alumna returns as volunteer in Lonoke County

It is a pleasure to announce Deborah Walters as Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund’s September 2022 Volunteer of the Month! Deborah, who lives in Lonoke County, began volunteering with ASPSF’s Central Region in December 2021 as a member of the Student Process Committee. Deborah was a scholarship recipient of the Logan County Single Parent Scholarship and earned her bachelor’s degree. She now works as a teacher and has a... Read More
at 9/15/22
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Single mom studies early childhood education to create a brighter future for her family and community

Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund September 2022 Student of the Month Gabrielle Hunter wholeheartedly believes children are our future. “We have to be supportive and encourage them to work hard and strive for the best, to never give up,” she said. “We have to show them it’s true you can be whatever you want to be.” Gabrielle has been working with children for over nine years and is currently employed at Clarendon ABC preschool as a... Read More
at 9/2/22
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How to apply to the Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund for Spring 2023

Single parents in Hempstead and Lafayette counties receive their scholarships from Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund. Are you a single parent? Are you going back to school? Do you need money? Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund can help you with all three! We connect single parents with the resources and support they need to become the best single parents they can be! From now through Oct 15, we’re accepting applications for the Spring 2023 semester! Here are a... Read More
at 8/23/22
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Single dad ‘trying to change the family norm’ by going to college

Kendrick Jackson is Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund's Student of the Month for August 2022. Since starting his higher education journey, he and his daughters, Keniya and Kimmorah, have GPA competitions.  Single father Kendrick Jackson found himself sitting at home collecting disability checks to support his daughters, Keniya and Kimmorah. He had fainted at his factory job after having heart surgery and couldn’t return. Kendrick’s coworkers had... Read More
at 8/9/22
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