Scholarship applications now being accepted

On Monday, the Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund, or ASPSF, began accepting scholarship applications for the Spring 2023 semester at The deadline to apply is Oct. 15.

ASPSF awards scholarships up to $1,200 to eligible single parents living in Arkansas who are attending college or obtaining technical training. We assist both part-time and full-time single parent students pursuing postsecondary education, including associate degrees, bachelor’s degrees, and certificate programs. Last year, ASPSF awarded more than 1,400 scholarships totaling $1.4 million across the state. 

Single parents can use the discretionary money to pay for everyday expenses that could create biggest barriers between them and their education, such as child care, gas, car repairs, laptops and utilities, among other things.

Eligibility guidelines are available at In addition to being a single parent in Arkansas, criteria include having a GED or high school diploma, a 2.0 GPA, and a household income typically not more than 250% of Federal Poverty Guidelines.

For more information, contact Program Manager Keisha Smith at 501-255-0637 or 

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