The Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund is now accepting scholarship applications for the Spring 2024 semester through Oct. 15 at aspsf.org/applynow.
Single parents enrolled at trade schools, community colleges, and universities can receive up to $1,600 next spring to help pay for expenses that get in the way of their education. This can include car repairs, shoes for growing children, internet, or groceries.
“The scholarship helped me purchase a laptop,” program Alumna Carrie Terry said. “I took that laptop with me to dance competitions, to ball games. I did a lot of homework at intermissions, at halftimes, at practices, and my lunch hours at work so I didn’t have to sacrifice all the hours with my kids.”
Recipients also receive wraparound services from staff and volunteers. The team provides mentoring, resources, and encouragement to help single parents stay in school through graduation and find the profitable career of their dreams.
To apply for a Spring 2024 scholarship, single parents must have a GED or high school diploma, a 2.0
GPA in past courses, and a household income typically not more than 250% of Federal Poverty Guidelines. A full list of ASPSF’s eligibility guidelines is here: aspsf.org/eligibility.
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