Category: Single Parent

With ASPSF's help, Jasandra Gil finds stability as she readies for graduation

Jasandra Gil, nursing student at University of Arkansas-Fort Smith, said her daughter, Roselle, is the "light of my life." Now in her final semester of college at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith, 23-year-old single mom Jasandra Gil feels like she is finally in a stable place in her life. She and her 4-year-old daughter, Roselle, have survived an abusive relationship, lack of family support, financial hardship, Jasandra’s diagnosis of rheumatoid... Read More
at 3/22/22
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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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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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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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