SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

If you have continuously received this scholarship each Spring and Fall since Spring 2017, continue to follow the guidelines under which you entered our program. If you are a new applicant, follow the eligibility criteria below.

If you live in Benton, Carroll, Madison, Polk, Pulaski, Washington, or White Counties, our criteria may not apply to you. For local information, use our interactive map to find your local Single Parent Scholarship Fund.

To be eligible for the Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship, you must meet the criteria listed below.

  • You live in the state of Arkansas or in Bowie County, TX.
  • You meet the following definition of "single parent" (all 3 categories)
    1. Marital status:
      • You're single (never married, widowed, divorced, legally separated*), or
      • You're married but living apart and your divorce will be final by the time the scholarship is awarded*
    2. Parenting Status:
      • You're the custodial parent or guardian with physical custody (50% or more) of at least one dependent child. A dependent child is:
        • 18 or younger, or
        • older than 18 and still in high school, or
        • a severely disabled adult living with and dependent on you*
    3. Living status:
      • You're the only adult in the home with the child(ren), or
      • You live with parents or relative(s), or
      • You live with a roommate who is not your partner (significant other) or a co-parent*
  • You're a legal resident of the United States (or a resident with DACA status), applying in the county where you live.
  • You've earned a high school diploma or GED.
  • You've not previously earned a bachelor’s degree.
  • You have at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA.
  • Your household income is typically not more than 250% of Federal Poverty Guidelines. (link to poverty guidelines)
  • You've completed or are in the process of completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) (not required for DACA students or those in an approved short-term training program).
  • You're attending or planning to attend an ASPSF approved school or training program.
  • You're pursuing a degree or certification that leads to employment at family-supporting wages.

*You'll be asked to explain your circumstances and may be asked for additional documentation.

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