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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Writing an Attention Grabbing Resume

How to Write an Attention Grabbing Resume Your resume is one of the most important parts of applying to universities, potential jobs, and more. The way you format and write this document can help change your life in many different ways. From being accepted into your dream school to receiving a job offer, your resume is vitally important throughout all of these processes. A great resume tells your story, achievements, education, and anything else that could make you suitable for a... Read More
Posted by Arlene Green at Tuesday, June 2, 2020
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Returning to School as a Single Mom in Arkansas

Returning to School as a Single Parent As a single parent, we know you work incredibly hard to give your children everything you can. From working hard every day to fixing dinner plates, helping with homework, and doing the laundry, you do it all, and we see you.    For some single parents, making the choice to start or finish their degree in order to create more job opportunities is fueled by a desire to support their children. However, many single parents can feel... Read More
Posted by Arlene Green at Sunday, May 31, 2020
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Scholarships for Single Parents in Arkansas

Scholarships for Single Parents in Arkansas If you’re a single parent, we applaud you for considering a return to school to receive an education, and we’re here to help you make the most of the process. For starters, you’ll want to consider finding scholarships for single parents in Arkansas. Luckily, there are a variety of scholarship opportunities available to you. With scholarships and grants, you have the opportunity to create the life you want for you and your... Read More
Posted by Arlene Green at Wednesday, May 20, 2020
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Small Town Girl with Big Dreams

Tamra Brooks has always been a small-town girl with big dreams. After graduating from Wynne High School, she was determined to make those dreams come true. Currently, she lives in Faulkner County. Tamra started her education journey in 2007 by being accepted to Arkansas State University. After the passing of her grandfather in 2009, she gave up on her dream of becoming a Dental Hygienist. “I’ll go back to school one day in the future,” she told herself. Years went by and... Read More
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Katherine Foust - Volunteer of the Month

Katherine Foust, community member of Conway County for all of her life, is an extraordinary and phenomenal woman. She is known and loved dearly by every citizen who lives in Morrilton and throughout Conway County. Katherine is a 78 year ‘tour-de-force’, who lives life to the fullest – parasailing and zip-lining with her grand-daughters in recent years past. “I love to do anything fun and different that I have never done,” she says. She is involved with the... Read More
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Celebrating Sharron Bell

We had planned to share the inspirational story of Sharron Bell, an ASPSF scholarship recipient and a proud recent graduate with you all this month. She had achieved her dream, obtained a new degree and landed an exciting new position. Sadly, Sharron passed away last weekend. As our thoughts and prayers go out to her family, we share her story in celebration of her life and the legacy she created for her daughters.     In 2017 Sharron’s job with Covenant Medical... Read More
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Jay Barth - Volunteer of the Month - January

The ASPSF team is thrilled to recognize Jay Barth as our January Volunteer of the Month. Jay has served on the Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund Board of Directors for 5 years. In addition to his terms as Vice President and President, he has also participated in fundraising efforts, special event planning and played a pivotal role in the ASPSF 2.0 process, helping to pave the way for a strong, efficient future with a new organizational model. Prior to his time with ASPSF,... Read More
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Celebrating the Life of Co-Founder Ralph Nesson

It is with heavy hearts that we mourn the loss of Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund founder and 23-year director, Ralph Nesson. But today, more than ever, we celebrate his vision and the great contributions he made to our community and our state.   In addition to his service at ASPSF, Ralph was a co-founder of the entire Single Parent Scholarship Fund program, past director of Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Washington County (now SPSF NWA), and most recently, founder and... Read More
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