How to Apply

Apply in 3 easy steps...

STEP 1: Ensure you meet our eligibility criteria.

NOTE: If you have continuously received this scholarship each Spring and Fall since Spring 2017, continue to follow the guidelines under which you entered our program. If you are a new applicant, follow the eligibility criteria below.

If you live in one of the following counties, our Universal Eligibility Criteria may not apply to you: Carroll, Madison, Polk, Pulaski, Washington, White. Visit your county's webpage for local eligibility criteria.

Universal Eligibility Criteria

  • You live in the state of Arkansas or in Bowie County, TX.
  • You meet the following definition of "single parent" (all 3 categories)
    1. Marital status:
      • You're single (never married, widowed, divorced, legally separated*), or
      • You're married but living apart and your divorce will be final by the time the scholarship is awarded*
    2. Parenting status:
      • You're the custodial parent or guardian with physical custody (50% or more) of at least one dependent child. A dependent child is:
        • 18 or younger, or
        • older than 18 and still in high school, or
        • a severely disabled adult living with and dependent on you*
    3. Living status:
      • You're the only adult in the home with the child(ren), or
      • You live with parents or relative(s), or
      • You live with a roommate who is not your partner (significant other) or a co-parent*
  • You're a legal resident of the United States (or a resident with DACA status), applying in the county where you live.
  • You've earned a high school diploma or GED.
  • You've not previously earned a Bachelor’s degree.
  • You have at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA.
  • Your household income is typically not more than 250% of Federal Poverty Guidelines.
  • You've completed or are in the process of completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) (not required for DACA students or those in an approved short-term training program).
  • You're attending or planning to attend an ASPSF approved school or training program.
  • You're pursuing a degree or certification that leads to employment at family-supporting wages.

*You'll be asked to explain your circumstances and may be asked for additional documentation.

STEP 2: Complete your application.

An application includes the online form and all required supporting documents. Find your county for complete information.

STEP 3: Submit your application by the deadline.

Application deadlines vary by county. Find your county for the local deadline.

Local Affiliates

Our affiliate organizations and local volunteers administer the scholarship funds. Would you like for us to use your location to find contact information for your county?


Still have questions?

Check your home county page to get complete application information and contact information for your local area.