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 Nesson Endowed Scholarship.  “Everything from textbooks and notebook paper to gasoline and car repairs, this scholarship has allowed my family and me to thrive while I pursue my goal of higher education.”

NaTalla Carter, center, with her son, Cash, is presented the Ralph Nesson Endowment Scholarship from ASPSF volunteer Michelle Byler.

Usually made in the name of a loved one, endowed scholarships to the Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund are a meaningful way to support the gift of education for generations to come. A gift totaling $25,000, made at one time or over a period of several years, will endow a scholarship in perpetuity in the name of the individual or organization of the donor’s choosing. ASPSF program managers select hardworking students who meet the endowed scholarship requirements, such as county of residence, major, GPA, etc.

Below are the names of the endowed scholarship and the Spring 2022 recipients.

Sue Frueauff Endowed Scholarship

  • Deanna Jones of Jacksonville, attending the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff for her bachelor’s degree in education
  • Sade Wilson of Little Rock, attending the University of Central Arkansas for her bachelor’s degree in education

LaQuenta Baker, right, celebrates her Mary Ann Greenwood Endowed Scholarship with ASPSF volunteer Lindalu Hargraves.

Mary Ann Greenwood Endowed Scholarship

  • LaQuenta Baker of Helena, attending Phillips Community College for her associate degree in Medical Laboratory Technology
  • Melanie Beeler of Batesville, attending the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville for her associate degree in early childhood education
  • Latisha French of Fort Smith, attending the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith for her bachelor's degree in social work
  • Lindsey Hall of Hot Springs, attending National Park College for her associate degree in business
  • Brittney Hamm of Mountain Home, attending Arkansas State University’s traditional registered nursing program
  • Kavona Harvey of Blytheville, attending Arkansas Northeastern College for her associate degree in early childhood education
  • Raquelle Hobbs Roulette of North Little Rock, attending the University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College for her associate degree in business.
  • William Pontius of Conway, attending the University of Central Arkansas for his bachelor’s degree in business administration
  • Hannah Powell of Grady, attending Southeast Arkansas Community College for her associate degree in nursing
  • Sharonda Smith of Texarkana, attending Texarkana College for her associate degree in education

William Pontius received a Mary Ann Greenwood Endowed Scholarship. 

Megahan Family Endowment

  • Thia Armstrong of Pearcy, attending Henderson State University for her bachelor’s degree in education
  • Carol Caldwell of Hot Springs Village, attending National Park College for her associate degree in nursing
  • Jessica Forest of Hot Springs, attending the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences for a bachelor’s degree in medical laboratory sciences
  • Hannah Vaughn of Hot Springs, attending National Park College for her associate degree in nursing

Ralph Nesson Endowed Scholarship

  • NaTalla Carter of Harrison, attending North Arkansas College’s business accounting program
  • Jasandra Gil of Fort Smith, attending the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith for her bachelor’s degree in nursing

Rebsamen Fund Endowed Scholarship

  • Jasmaine Bass of Mabelvale, attending Southeast Arkansas College for her associate degree in nursing
  • Allison Brewster of Sherwood, attending the University of Arkansas at Little Rock for her bachelor’s degree in nursing

Jasaminae Bass received a Rebsamen Fund Endowed Scholarship. 

Remmel/Wohlleb Endowed Scholarship

  • Dennis Adams of Little Rock, attending the University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College for his associate degree in radiology
  • Johna Rocha of Benton, attending the University of Arkansas at Little Rock for her associate degree in nursing

Scheuck/McCarty Endowed Scholarship

  • Kelly Kokinos of North Little Rock, attending the University of Arkansas at Little Rock for an English degree
  • Teresa Tyree of North Little Rock, attending the University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College for her associate degree in computer and information sciences

Kelly Kinkos received a Scheuck/McCarty Endowed Scholarship. 

For more information about ASPSF endowed scholarships, please contact Communications Director Jen Para at jpara@aspsf.org or 870.345.4681.

About Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund: For 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 aspsf.org.

Posted by Jen Para at 09:37
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