Izard County


Local Contacts

Alodia Hankins - Program Manager
Phone: (870) 214-2460

Mailing Address
Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Izard County
PO Box 1378
Melbourne, AR 72556


If an application link doesn't appear below, please check back later.


FALL - October 31


If you are a returning scholarship applicant and have continuously received scholarships each Spring and Fall since Spring 2017, continue to follow the guidelines under which you entered our program. If you are a new applicant or did not receive a scholarship during Fall 2017 follow our current eligibility criteria.


The following documents are required and must be submitted with your completed application form by the application deadline (above). Use the Upload Tool found in the Supporting Documents section of the application to attach the documents. Be sure to attach these documents to your application before you submit it.

Tutorial: How to scan & upload documents

New Applicants (Applicants who did not receive this scholarship last semester or who are applying for the first time)

  • Three (3) letters of recommendation by people who are familiar with your life experience and character. Letters from your relatives will not be accepted.
  • All items listed under All Applicants below.

All Applicants:

  • Personal statement - Write a personal statement explaining why you chose your current course of study and what you hope to achieve. Include any other information about yourself that you believe would help the Selection Committee evaluate your application.
  • Copy of one of the following (whichever is most recent): your high school transcript, GED certificate and test scores, or college transcript
  • Other Budget Items - required as applicable. If you have additional expenses or sources of income not covered in the financial sections, please submit a typewritten statement of these items.
  • A typewritten statement (as required or applicable) of any additional expenses or income that are not included in the financial sections of your scholarship application.

If you are a resident of Izard County, Arkansas and wish to apply for a Single Parent Scholarship, follow these instructions to get started.

Video Tutorial: How to Apply

  1. Review our new Eligibility Criteria and the list of Required Supporting Documents (above).
  2. Collect all required supporting documents. Scan or save them to your computer or to a portable drive in one of the following file formats: PDF, XLS (or XLSX), DOC (or DOCX), or RTF. Need help? Read Tutorial: How to Scan & Upload Documents.
  3. Apply each semester you need a scholarship. Click the application link (above). Application links are only available when applications are being accepted.
  4. Login to your account. Contact us (above) if you have trouble logging in. Or create a new account if you don't have one.
  5. Complete your application. You can save your work and log back into your account later if you need more time to finish your application. Be sure to complete all sections and all questions accurately. Upload all required supporting documents before you submit your application. Once your application is submitted, you won't be able to change your answers or attach any missing documents.
  6. Submit your application before the deadline. You will see a SUBMISSION SUCCESSFUL message on your screen if your application is submitted successfully.
  7. Check the status of your application and update your personal profile by logging into your account. DRAFT status on your application means it has not been submitted properly.

  • (L-R) Astina Hicks, Summer 2018 scholarship recipient; Volunteer, Tess Weatherford

    Astina Hicks - Summer 2018 scholarship recipient

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