Marion County


Local Contacts

Layton Lee, SPSF Board Chair
Phone: (870) 449-7199

Mailing Address
Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Marion County
PO Box 1147
Yellville, AR 72687


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


Spring - January 24
Summer - June 10
Fall - September 10


Scholarship checks will be made payable to an approved provider of services. Indicate your chosen provider on your scholarship application. Examples of service providers include: landlords, utility companies, insurance companies, certain fuel stations in Marion county, etc.

Award Amounts

Juniors and seniors (12 credit hours): $1000

Freshmen and sophomores (12 credit hours): $800

Scholarship recipients taking less than 12 credit hours will receive a pro-rated award.


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)

  • Copy of all prior educational transcripts: high school, GED (including test scores), technical school, previous college, etc.
  • Copy of your official class schedule for the semester in which this scholarship will be used. This schedule must indicate the number of hours you are enrolled.
  • Personal Statement - Write a brief 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.
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation from people who are familiar with your life experiences and character (Example: employers, teachers, school counselors, ministers or priests, civic leaders, or community leaders)). Letters must indicate the writer's relationship to you and how long they have known you. Letters from your relatives will not be accepted.

Returning Applicants: (Applicants who received this scholarship last semester)

  • Copy of your school transcript from the previous semester
  • Copy of your official class schedule for the semester in which this scholarship will be used. This schedule must indicate the number of hours you are enrolled.

If you are a resident of Marion 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.

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