Thinking About College? 4 Tips for Getting Started

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 courses/semesters will it take to get that... 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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Empower Arkansas Families

VOLUNTEERING WITH ARKANAS SINGLE PARENT SCHOLARSHIP FUND If you’re looking for a rewarding, impactful way to give back to your community, there’s no better place to invest your time and talents than with Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund. And with over 100 ways to volunteer, there’s a place for EVERYONE on the ASPSF team! Join us as we explore some of our most popular volunteer roles. Or take a look at our full list of volunteer opportunities!   ... Read More
at Friday, April 26, 2019
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Everybody's Got Something to Give

Rocky Parsons, Area Director of Talent & Culture for 21c Museum Hotels and Board Member of Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund, spends his free time enjoying family, making music and giving back. “My wife and I try to focus our time and attention on work that betters the lives of children and organizations whose missions are closely related to the bare necessities of life,” Rocky shared. “I’m very passionate about the idea of helping people meet their... Read More
at Monday, April 22, 2019
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April Volunteer of the Month - Michelle Byler

Although she only started officially volunteering with ASPSF Boone County in October 2018, Michelle Byler has been a friend of the organization for some time. Through her job with the TRIO Program at North Arkansas College, Michelle referred students to ASPSF and often helped with their applications. Since getting involved, Michelle helps in any way asked. She has been instrumental in helping students with their applications and following-up to get their required documents uploaded. She is... Read More
at Tuesday, March 5, 2019
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