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Carrie Allen, Marci Langston join Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund

Jonesboro, Ark. (Oct. 20, 2022) — Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund, or ASPSF, welcomed two nonprofit professionals to the organization on Oct. 3. Carrie Allen of Jonesboro and Marci Langston of Wynne joined ASPSF as Program Managers for the Northeast and East Regions, respectively. In these roles, they manage volunteers; deliver scholarships, workshops, and resources to single parent students; and conduct local fundraising activities within their regions. “These two are a... Read More
Posted by Jen Para at 10/20/22

ASPSF celebrates the Central Arkansas community’s support for single parents

Little Rock, Ark. (Oct. 4, 2022) — Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund will recognize the Central Arkansas community and single parents’ success this Thursday at its annual fundraiser, A Night of Hope. The event will begin at 6 p.m. on Oct. 6 at the Junior League of Little Rock, 401 Scott St. Emcees Ansley Watson of KATV and Rusty Hart of Immanuel Baptist Church will kick off the evening, which supports scholarships and wraparound services for local single parents, helping th... Read More
Posted by Jen Para at 10/4/22

ASPSF’s A Night of Hope returns in person Oct. 6 to raise funds for single parent scholarships

Little Rock, Ark. (Sept. 1, 2022) — Time to sparkle and shine with Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund! You’re invited to A Night of Hope, which returns in person Oct. 6 for a dazzling celebration of single parent scholars and the community that supports their rising success! Join us as we honor the Educator, Employer, Student, and Alum of the Year and present the Bonnie Nickol Volunteer of the Year Award to one special supporter. Expect a delicious meal from The Root Cafe, ... Read More
Posted by Jen Para at 9/1/22

Beth Weldon joins Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund

El Dorado, Ark. (Aug. 29, 2022) — Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund is excited to announce a new team member. Beth Weldon joined the statewide nonprofit, also known by its acronym ASPSF, on Aug. 15. In her role as development manager, she deepens ASPSF’s relationships with individuals, businesses, and other organizations to secure funds that help single parents pursue higher education, graduate, and find a career with family-supporting wages.  “The work we do to... Read More
Posted by Jen Para at 8/29/22

Logan County Golf Tournament Raises $13K For Scholarships

Booneville, Ark. (July 21, 2022) — Thanks to the generous support of golfers, sponsors, and volunteers, Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund raised more than $13,000 for single parent scholarships in Logan County. The 10th annual Logan County Golf Tournament was held July 9 at Little Creek Golf Course in Ratcliff. More than 70 golfers played in teams of two in a shotgun scramble. The winners were: First Flight 1st place: Lam Petersen and Jimmy Jack Butler 2nd place: BJ Ross and Bra... Read More
Posted by Jen Para at 7/21/22

Booneville library, ASPSF support single mom’s career, educational journey

Booneville, Ark. (July 15, 2022) — Two milestones are only a few months away for Booneville Public Library Branch Manager Brittany Downs. In December, the first-generation college student and single mother will graduate with her bachelor’s degree in logistics from Arkansas Tech University. Then in January, she’ll celebrate her 10-year work anniversary with the library. It hasn’t been easy for Brittany to balance work, school, and parenting, but she found support from... Read More
at 7/15/22

Super 1 Foods/Brookshire’s Donates $2,500 to Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund

Photo caption: Les Ferguson, Super 1 Foods Texarkana Store Manager, presents a donation check to Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund Program Manager Sandra Warren (right) and ASPSF Fund Development Manager Wendy Stotts. June 23, 2022 (Texarkana, Ark.) — Brookshire Grocery Company, operating as Super 1 Foods and Brookshire’s stores in Southwest Arkansas, donated $2,500 to Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund (ASPSF). Super 1 Foods Store Manager Les Ferguson presented the c... Read More
Posted by Jen Para at 6/23/22

Country Star Trey Taylor to Perform Concert for Single Parents

Fort Smith, Ark. (June 10, 2022) — Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund is delighted to announce that rising country and western star Trey Taylor ( will return to Fort Smith! Trey sang at a benefit for single parents last spring and was so touched by the work ASPSF does that he’s coming back to do it again! Mark your calendars for what’s sure to be another stellar concert at 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 24 at The Where-House, 8 N. 12th St... Read More
Posted by Jen Para at 6/10/22

ASPSF recognizes 24 single parents who received Spring 2022 endowed scholarships

Little Rock, Ark. (May 24, 2022) — Thanks to donors’ generosity, 24 single parents across Arkansas received endowed scholarships for the Spring 2022 semester. The flexible scholarship of up to $1,200 helps single parents pay for the biggest financial obstacles to obtaining a degree that can lead to a career with family-supporting wages. “I would like to give my heartfelt gratitude to the Nesson family,” said ASPSF recipient NaTalla Carter, who received the Ralph Nesso... Read More
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Mother-Daughter Fun Photo Contest Winners Announced

May 9, 2022 (Little Rock, Ark.) — Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund announces the winners of the 2022 Mother-Daughter Fun Photo Contest. The contest was free to enter for anyone.  Votes were $1 each with a $5 minimum, and over $2,500 was raised to fund scholarships for single parents who are pursuing a better life through the pursuit of postsecondary education or skilled trade certification. Julie Hart of Fort Smith is the first prize winner with her photo “Cora a... Read More
Posted by Jen Para