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ASPSF Accepting Applications for Spring 2024 Financial Aid

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Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund (ASPSF) is accepting scholarship applications for the Spring 2024 semester through Oct. 15 at aspsf.org/applynow.

Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund alumna Carrie Terry receives her scholarship from volunteer Dave Stevens. Carrie received a single parent scholarship each semester from 2018-2021 and graduated in 2021 with her bachelor’s degree in organizational leadership. (Photo Courtesy ASPSF).

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,” ASPSF 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.”

Charlotte with Daughter Journey (Photo Courtesy ASPSF)

ASPSF recipients also receive wraparound services from staff and volunteers. The ASPSF 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.

For more information about the nonprofit — which has awarded more than $50 million in scholarships across the state to single parents since 1990 — contact ASPSF Communications Director Jen Para at [email protected] or 479.318.2885.

Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund alumna Carrie Terry (right) shared her educational journey on Aug. 12 at an ASPSF fundraiser. Following her mother’s footsteps, Carrie’sdaughter (left) is now enrolled in college. (Photo Courtesy ASPSF)

About Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund: For more than a30 years, Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund has worked 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 www.aspsf.org.

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