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ASPSF recipient Alana Sterling perseveres to become a registered nurse

Alana Sterling has fulfilled her lifelong dream of becoming a registered nurse. Alana Sterling is a single mother of two amazing girls. Alana, originally from Jamaica, lives in Conway with her two school-age daughters. Her path with Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund has been a long journey of success and accomplishment, and her hard work has led her to full-time employment as a registered nurse for the state of Arkansas. Alana’s journey with ASPSF began in 2014. At the... Read More
at 4/13/22
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Thoughtful and organized, volunteer Erin Poe helps ASPSF students reach their goals

Over the past 10 years, Erin Poe has volunteered in every aspect with Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund. She has reviewed scholarship applications, interviewed students, coordinated award ceremonies and student workshops, written press releases, and has participated in local fundraising events. Erin is a quiet but skillful, thoughtful, organized, and loyal volunteer. She is eager and willing to patiently help our scholarship applicants through the process of applying for a... Read More
at 3/29/22
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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’s Kerron Simpson works to grow Black girls' representation

Kerron Simpson said she first began to understand the importance of representation and its important role in growing leaders while studying at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. “I am a Black woman who was born and raised in the Arkansas Delta where representation is limited but talent is bountiful,” Kerron said. “Just seeing African American students from all over the country and world [at UAPB] gave me a quick sense of pride. I had black maintenance workers,... Read More
at 3/16/22
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ASPSF volunteer LaJoy Montgomery uses her passion to help single-parent students

Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund would like to heartfully thank LaJoy Montgomery for her time as a volunteer.   LaJoy, a professional development specialist and coach mentor, began serving single-parent students in Pulaski County in 2021. She currently serves as a member of the Scholarship Committee by reviewing applications and interviewing applicants. She also has recruited additional volunteers for ASPSF.    “LaJoy has brought a passion to her... Read More
at 3/8/22
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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 Jen Para at 1/6/21
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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 Jen Para at 1/4/21
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