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Single parents in Hempstead and Lafayette counties receive their scholarships from Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund.
Are you a single parent? Are you going back to school? Do you need money? Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund can help you with all three!
We connect single parents with the resources and support they need to become the best single parents they can be!
From now through Oct 15, we’re accepting applications for the Spring 2023 semester! Here are a few tips to help you apply!
At the top of aspsf.org/applynow, there is a red button with the word “Apply.” Clicking the button takes you to aspsf.submittable.com/submit, where you can begin the application process. New applicants will need to create an account.
You must submit all application materials by midnight, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022.
Our scholarships range from $300 to $1,200 per term. Award amounts are based on a variety of factors including enrollment status, credit hours, and length of program.
Also, we hand out checks to you! Our single parents choose how to spend their scholarship funds on the biggest obstacles to their education: gas, child care, textbooks, bills, laptop, school supplies, rent, utilities, etc.
You get more than a check! ASPSF provides development opportunities, workshops, and financial instruction — the soft skill training to transform our students into sought-after employees. We’ve hosted cooking classes, mental health courses, and a DIY sewing workshop.
Single parents living in Arkansas or Bowie County, Texas, who are enrolled full-time or part-time in an associate degree, bachelor’s degree, or trade school program can apply for our scholarship!
However, we do have a few other eligibility criteria. For example, recipients need to have a high school diploma or GED but not a bachelor’s degree. A full list of our eligibility criteria is here: aspsf.org/eligibility.
Our students attend a variety of in-person and online schools. We work with students to make sure that their school of choice is a quality program that offers a pathway to graduation and a career with family-supporting wages. Most of our students attend a school right here in Arkansas.
Applications are reviewed by staff and volunteers, and this process takes time. You can always login to your Submittable account and check the status of your application.
Before submitting your application, you’ll have to provide some documents including proof of your single-parent status, the first two pages of your most recent 1040 Federal Tax Return, your Pell Grant or FAFSA student aid report and a few other documents.
More information about the required documents is here: aspsf.org/required-documents.
If you have already applied for the Fall 2022 scholarship, just log back into your Submittable account and apply for the Spring 2023 term by filling out another application.
You can apply for a Summer 2023 or Fall 2023 scholarship. Here are the application deadlines:
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