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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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Bonnie Nickol Volunteer of the Month December

“My parents taught me education is the one thing no one can take from you. I became involved with SPSF when I realized it was also my responsibility to teach that mantra to single parents.” As a founding member of SPSF Pulaski County, Bonnie Nickol has worked hard to champion the needs of single parents in the community and has remained committed to helping them obtain educational and personal success. In 20+ years with the organization, Bonnie has served as a board member,... Read More
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Invest in Yourself

Guest Author: Dr. Kimberly Downing Robinson   Going to college can be a bit overwhelming if you’ve been out of the school routine for a while. Keeping the following in mind can help you settle in while you’re making this life-changing transition.   Invest in Yourself  As a nontraditional student, you have made a conscious decision to return to school. You understand the financial and personal cost to you and your family. While it may seem... Read More
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