From Tragedy to Triumph

Harden Daniels’ motivation for going back to school is his three-year-old daughter, Alana.  Having faced many challenges in his life, Alana is Harden’s main focus and has influenced his goal to pursue a career that will provide a better life for them.The challenges Harden has experienced have made him stronger and have been an inspiration to others.  Overcoming drug addiction, learning of his father’s diagnosis of late-stage cancer, and the unexpected loss of his... Read More
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Heather and Peyton - Thriving in the Midst of a Pandemic

Heather Meeks has navigated through the tumultuous year that was 2020 and proven that with a little hard work and perseverance, you can achieve anything you set your mind to. In the fall semester, she accomplished a 3.4 GPA while taking 15 credit hours. Quite the accomplishment on a "normal year," but throw a global pandemic in the mix, and you have something special!  Heather shares, " Covid has made things difficult, but I'm still learning and forever grateful... Read More
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ASPSF Grad Shares Gift of Education in the Classroom

Dalissa Barentine is living out her dream, teaching a classroom full of kindergarten students each day. But her newfound career did not come easy.     Dalissa began her college career several years ago but dropped out after her son, William, was born. However, the financial stress was beginning to mount. “My waitressing job was not going to cut it," she says. "I had to find a way to get back in school!”   So re-enroll she did, this time with a... Read More
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Preparing for Interviews: Tips for a Successful Interview

Tips for a Successful Job Interview Whether you have been interviewed 20 times or 2 times, the nerves never seem to go away. One of the best things you can do is make sure that you are fully prepared for the interview. This can go a long way in helping to calm your nerves and do your best. Read our guide for tips on how to nail your next job interview. Appropriate Interview Attire Making a great first impression goes a long way in the interview process. This starts with... Read More
Posted by Michelle Gilbert at Wednesday, January 6, 2021
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7 Ways to Save Money While Earning Your Degree

7 Ways to Save Money While Earning Your Degree College can be expensive enough without all of the extra day-to-day living expenses. While you can’t really get around how much tuition costs, there are things that you can do to save some money. By developing responsible spending habits, you can save money while you are earning your degree. Buy Preowned Textbooks Unless it is specifically required that you get a certain edition of a brand new textbook, buying preowned... Read More
Posted by Michelle Gilbert at Monday, January 4, 2021
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8 Things You Need to Know When Writing a Cover Letter

8 Things You Need to Know When Writing a Cover Letter Writing a good cover letter is an art that many people do incorrectly. Not only will a dynamic cover letter set you apart, but it can put you on the shortlist to getting an in-person interview. Some hiring managers actually place more value on the cover letter than the actual resume itself. Read through our tips for writing the perfect cover letter, and you will be well on your way to landing your dream job. 1. Write a... Read More
Posted by Michelle Gilbert at Monday, December 28, 2020
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The Holiday Hustle: 5 Ways to Earn Extra Cash for the Holiday Season

5 Ways to Earn Extra Cash for the Holiday Season For single parents, it can be hard to juggle work, school, and finding time to buy gifts for children during the holiday season. It’s not only time consuming, but gifts can be expensive. When you are already on a tight budget, it can be stressful to find the extra money to buy gifts for your children.  We have put together a list of ways to make some extra cash this holiday season so that you can comfortably buy presents... Read More
Posted by Michelle Gilbert at Tuesday, December 1, 2020
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"The Single Parent Scholarship allowed me to be the role model Peyton deserves."

Meet Elisabeth Miller, a hard-working mother with a heart for helping – and healing – others! Elisabeth always felt drawn to the healthcare field. “I wanted my career choice to be something where I could help people daily, where I could be a positive influence in other people’s lives.” But she often doubted herself. “I avoided it,” she admitted. “I didn’t think I was capable or smart enough.” She remembers being awarded an... Read More
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Budgeting 101: How to Start a Budget and Stick With it

Budgeting 101 Whether you are interested in beginning a budget for the first time or just need a few tips on how to enhance your current budgeting schedule, you’ve come to the right place. Everyone has or will struggle with budgeting at some point, so it’s important to remember that we are all in this together. Recognizing the need for a budget is an accomplishment of its own, so congrats! You are already on the right track.  Why is budgeting so important? ... Read More
Posted by Arlene Green at Monday, August 17, 2020
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Returning to School: Finding the Right Career Path

Returning to School: Finding the Right Career Path Did you know 38% of undergraduates are adult learners? Returning to school as an adult may seem out of the ordinary in your eyes. However, universities all over the United States are continuing to welcome more and more adult learners every year. As a single parent, we know you work hard to provide for your children and support them as they grow. One way many single parents support their children is by returning to school and finding... Read More
Posted by Arlene Green at Friday, August 14, 2020
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