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    Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund

    Offered by Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund

    Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated May 2, 2024
    Multiple awards worth


    Grade level

    College Students

    Expected deadline:

    This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

    March 2025

    Scholarship Overview

    Are you a single parent residing in Arkansas or Bowie County, Texas who is attending or planning to attend an ASPSF approved school or training program? If so, you may be eligible for the Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund! Each year, the scholarship is awarded to multiple eligible single parents from Arkansas or Bowie County, Texas who have graduated high school but not previously earned a bachelor’s degree. In addition, applicants must hold a minimum 2.0 GPA, have a household income that is typically not more than 250% of Federal Poverty Guidelines, be attending or planning to attend an ASPSF approved school or training program, and be pursuing a degree or certification that leads to employment at family-supporting wages. If you’re a single parent from Arkansas or Bowie County, Texas who could use some help affording college, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.

    About Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund

    The Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund was formed in 1990 by Marjorie Marugg-Wolfe and Ralph Nesson based on a grassroots effort started in 1984 in Northwest Arkansas to provide financial assistance and personal support to low-income single parents. The Nessons recognized a growing need in their community – that of single parents with no means of generating a family-supporting income, many with no employment skills or family support. They set out to build an organization that would remove barriers to success for single parents, envisioning a holistic approach that included mentoring, developmental workshops and career coaching. These early efforts were immediately successful at helping single parents return to school, which in turn opened doors to better employment at living wages. Motivated by the unprecedented results, a group of influential supporters and donors backed the program’s growth.

    Eligibility information

    This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.

    Grade Level

    College Students


    U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents, DACA

    Minimum GPA


    Other Category

    Single Parent, Parent




    Bowie County


    Applicants must be attending or planning to attend an ASPSF approved school or training program.

    Application information

    In addition to the below application materials, interested students must submit (1) proof of income and (2) proof of marital status. Bear in mind that DACA students or those in an approved short-term training program are not required to submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

    Proof of enrollment

    Academic transcript


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    Is this scholarship open to international students?

    No, this scholarship is only open to U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents and DACA students.

    Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

    For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund at [email protected].

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