ASPSF To Host Family Fun Night At Museum of Discovery

Lauren S., a Central Arkansas ASPSF recipient, stands with her daughter while accepting her scholarship award for the spring 2022 semester. 

Little Rock, Ark. (March 31, 2022) — Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund, an Arkansas-based nonprofit, will host Family Fun Night on April 1 in partnership with the Museum of Discovery in Little Rock at 500 President Clinton Ave.


At the event — made possible through a partnership with the Charles Frueauff Foundation — ASPSF will celebrate the 102 students in Saline, Lonoke, and Pulaski counties who received a single-parent scholarship for the spring 2022 semester. The event will begin at 5 p.m., and refreshments will be served. 


Additionally, during the event, ASPSF will honor nine students who received fully funded scholarships through the generous support of local endowments:

  • Mary Ann Greenwood’s endowment was awarded to Raquelle Hobbs, majoring in Business at the University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College with a 4.0 GPA.
  •  Rebsamen Foundation’s endowment was awarded to nursing students Allison Brewster, at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and Jasmaine Bass, at Southeast Arkansas College, who lives in Pulaski County.
  • Wohlleb Family’s endowment was awarded to Dennis Adams, a Radiology Major at the University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College, and Johna Rocha, a nursing major at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
  • Scheuck Family’s endowment was awarded to University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College students Kelly Kokinos, an English major with a 4.0 GPA, and Teresa Tyree, a computer information science major.
  • Frueauff Foundation’s endowment was awarded to education majors Sade Wilson at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and Deanna Jones at the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff, who lives in Pulaski County. 

Students who receive an ASPSF scholarship are enrolled in a career-focused college, university, or skilled trade certificate program and meet ASPSF universal eligibility criteria, including an income of not more than 250% of Federal Poverty Guidelines. 


Additionally, the scholarships awarded by ASPSF are not scholarships in the traditional sense but important financial support for the family while the single parent is in school.  Funds may be used for any combination of school and/or household expenses that removes a financial burden and helps the single parent student stay in school. 


For more information about the upcoming Family Fun Night and ASPSF, contact Keisha Smith, Central Region Program Manager at (501) 255-0637 or ksmith@aspsf.org


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. 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 08:03
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