ASPSF accepting Summer 2023 scholarship applications Jan. 15-March 15

Little Rock, Ark. (Jan. 13, 2023) — Eligible single parents are invited to apply for Summer 2023 scholarships beginning Sunday, Jan. 15, at The deadline to apply is March 15. 

Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund (ASPSF) awards scholarships up to $1,200 to eligible single parents who are attending college or obtaining technical training. A full list of eligibility guidelines is available at

“This scholarship has helped with so much within just a matter of a few months of joining. The organizers of this scholarship have created something so thoughtful and so helpful,” said recipient Calea, who’s studying criminal justice at the University of Arkansas – Pulaski Technical College. 

“And the application process was so easy!” she added. “There were no extra essays needed, and no extra referrals needed — quick and easy!”

If awarded, recipients can use the funds for any combination of school and/or household expenses that removes a financial burden and helps the student stay in school. 
Scholarships are combined with wraparound services — including workshops, mentorships, and tutoring — to create a support system helping single parents along their higher education journey to graduation and professional employment. 

ASPSF awards scholarships to single parents attending school full-time, part-time, and online pursuing associate degrees, bachelor’s degrees, and certificate programs. Eligible applicants have a GED or high school diploma, a 2.0 GPA in past courses, and a household income typically not more than 250% of Federal Poverty Guidelines. The full list of eligibility guidelines is available at

Upcoming ASPSF scholarship application openings and deadlines include:

  • Fall 2023 Semester: Apply between April 15-June 15
  • Spring 2024 Semester: Apply between Aug. 15-Oct. 15

For more information about Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund — which has awarded more than $30 million in scholarships across the state to single parents since 1990 — contact ASPSF Communications Director Jen Para at or 479-318-2885.   

About Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund:  For more than 30 years, Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund has worked to create stronger, more educated, and more self-sufficient families. Through scholarships and services, ASPSF opens doors for low-income single parents, helping them pursue education, secure employment, and transform the future for their families. With the help of volunteers and community support, ASPSF creates multigenerational change, transforming lives for both single parents and their children. For information about scholarships, volunteer opportunities, and ways to give, visit

Posted by Jen Para at 09:18