Clay County Single Parent Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$500

Awarded

Application Deadline

January 15

Wednesday
Awarded By:

Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Six awards offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a U.S. citizen.
  3. Must be a resident of Clay County in Arkansas.
  4. Must be the single parent of one or more children under the age of 18.
  5. Must be the head of the household.
  6. Must be a low-income person at or near the poverty level.
  7. Must be pursuing a vocationally-oriented course of study as a full-time or part-time student.
  8. Must be a high school graduate or equivalent to apply for this undergraduate award (students may apply if they are enrolled in college and are in the process of obtaining a GED diploma).
  9. Must be single, legally separated, divorced, or widowed.

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

Description: Current undergraduate single parents who reside in Clay County, Arkansas are eligible for this award. Students must be the head of household and be living at or near the poverty level.

Application requirements for the Clay County Single Parent Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Official Transcript
  • Recommendation letter (3)
  • Personal statement
  • Acceptance/enrollment verification
Additional Information: The scholarship exists to provide supplemental financial assistance to single parents who are pursuing a course of instruction that will improve their income-earning potential. The student must be the recipient of or be in the process of obtaining a Pell Grant. Applying for a Pell Grant is done by filing a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The FAFSA is available at www.fafsa.ed.gov, at high school guidance offices, and at college financial aid offices. Students must not have already earned a bachelor's degree.

Award Amount: Up to $500 a semester, non-renewable. The student may reapply each semester. The award can be used for tuition, books, utility bills, car maintenance, childcare, etc.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $500.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Wednesday, January 15

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Wednesday, January 15

Applications are available on the Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund (ASPSF) website. In addition to the application, the student must submit the following: verification of enrollment or acceptance in a public or private college or university; transcript of high school or college work, whichever is more recent (if he/she is applying for the upcoming semester and is enrolled in college currently, the student should submit a list of the grades for the courses he/she is carrying, preferably signed by each professor, at the time he/she submits the application); three letters of recommendation from people who are familiar with his/her character and goals (letters from relatives are not accepted); and his/her statement of goals, which includes why he/she chose a particular course of study and what he/she hopes to achieve. The application and all additional materials must be submitted online no later than the deadline for the corresponding semester of academic study. Applications are due by June 15 for summer semester study, Aug. 15 for the fall semester, and Jan. 15 for the spring semester.
Contact: Annette DutkaPhone: Email:
Address: P.O. Box 366 Piggott, Arkansas 72454

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