Crawford, Sebastian, and Franklin Counties Single Parent Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$750

Awarded

Application Deadline

January 15

Wednesday
Awarded By:

Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund

Number of Awards & Eligibility: There is a maximum of 40 awards offered per semester.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher.
  3. Must be the head of the household.
  4. Must be single (never married), legally separated, divorced, or widowed.
  5. Must be a current college student enrolled full time or part time.
  6. Must be a resident of Crawford, Franklin, or Sebastian counties, Arkansas.
  7. Must have sole custody of a child or children under the age of 18.
  8. Must be a U.S. citizen.
  9. Must be a high school graduate at time of application and be pursuing a career-oriented undergraduate course of study.
  10. Must attend one of the following colleges: University of Arkansas-Fort Smith; Arkansas Tech University-Ozark or Russellville campuses; John Brown University; Carl Albert State College; University of the Ozarks; or Arthur's Beauty School. The student may attend other colleges with the approval of the scholarship committee.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This award is for single parents who are residents of Crawford, Franklin, or Sebastian counties, AR, and have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher. The student must plan to attend an eligible AR or OK college.

Application requirements for the Crawford, Sebastian, and Franklin Counties Single Parent Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Essay
  • Official Transcript
  • Recommendation lettesr (2)
  • FAFSA
  • Class schedule
  • Electric bill
  • Tax return
  • Interview
Additional Information: All applicants must complete an interview with the Single Parent Scholarship committee. An interview will be scheduled with each applicant following the application deadline.

Award Amount: Up to $750 per semester. This award is non-renewable. The amount of the scholarship decreases as the number of credit hours decreases. Scholarships may be used for tuition, books, utility bills, car maintenance, childcare, or any other financial need. Students must reapply each semester in order to be considered for renewal funds.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $750.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Wednesday, January 15

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Wednesday, January 15

Applications are available online at the Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund (ASPSF) website. In addition to the completed application, the student must also submit the following: a high school transcript, GED, or current college transcript; a class schedule or proof of enrollment; a one-page essay addressing the topics listed on the application; a copy of his/her latest electric bill; a copy of his/her latest tax return; a copy of his/her divorce decree or legal documents, if divorced or legally separated; two letters of recommendation from persons other than family members; and a copy of his/her award or denial letter for the Pell Grant. Please note: Application for the Pell Grant does not meet the requirements for this award; the student must have received his/her award or denial letter. Students apply for the Pell Grant by filing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The FAFSA is available online, at high school guidance offices, and at college financial aid offices. Application deadlines are July 15 for fall, and Jan. 15 for spring.
Contact: Owen Shackelford
Address: P.O. Box 8108 Fort Smith, Arkansas 72902

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