Category: Student Success Story

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 ‘built a foundation of hope for my academic future,’ Russellville alumna says

Heather Meeks is the single mother of a beautiful four-year-old. She’s also a first-generation college graduate, a social worker, a generous volunteer in her community, and about to add “graduate student” to her resume.  But four years ago, things weren’t looking as bright. After months of doctor visits, Heather’s newborn daughter, Payton-Elaine, was diagnosed with silent aspiration, asthma, and laryngomalacia. This required trips to Arkansas... Read More
at 7/26/22
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