Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund Accepting Applications

Jan 16, 2023 | News & Events

 Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund accepting Summer 2023 scholarship applications 

Eligible single parents are invited to apply for Summer 2023 scholarships at The deadline to apply is March 15. 

Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund (ASPSF) awards scholarships up to $1,200 to eligible single parents who are attending college or obtaining technical training. A full list of eligibility guidelines is available at 

“ASPSF has helped me by showing support, lending an ear, and taking me as I am. I do not have to worry about hiding who I am and my troubles. Being a single mother can feel lonely sometimes but it’s good to know this organization exists to help support and uplift parents,” said recipient Myranda, who’s studying psychology at the University of Arkansas–Fort Smith. 

If awarded, recipients can use the funds for any combination of school and/or household expenses that remove a financial burden and help the student stay in school. 

Scholarships are combined with wraparound services — including workshops, mentorships, and tutoring — to create a support system helping single parents along their higher education journey to graduation and professional employment.

If a single parent is not attending summer school, he or she can apply later for another semester. Here are upcoming ASPSF scholarship application openings and deadlines: 

• Fall 2023 Semester: Apply between April 15-June 15, 2023 

• Spring 2024 Semester: Apply between Aug. 15-Oct. 15, 2023 

For more information about Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund — which has awarded more than $30 million in scholarships across the state to single parents since 1990 — contact ASPSF Program Manager Sandy Nelson at or (479) 551-2134. 

About Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund: Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund works to create stronger, more educated, and more self-sufficient families. Through scholarships and services, ASPSF opens doors for low-income single parents, helping them pursue education, secure employment, and transform the future for their families. With the help of volunteers and community support, ASPSF creates multigenerational change, transforming lives for both single parents and their children. For information about scholarships, volunteer opportunities, and ways to give, visit 

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