Johnson County Single Parent Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$625

Awarded

Application Deadline

July 15, 2021

Thursday
Awarded By:

Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund

Number of Awards & Eligibility: The number of awards offered varies annually based on the number of qualified applicants. There are approximately 11 awards given each semester.
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 Johnson County in Arkansas.
  4. Must have graduated from high school, or received a GED equivalent, by the time of intended college enrollment. Students must plan to study at the undergraduate level, and cannot have previously received an undergraduate degree.
  5. Must be classified as low income by federal guidelines (150 percent of poverty level).
  6. Must be a single parent with custody of one or more children under the age of 18.

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

Description: Undergraduate single students who are residing in Johnson County, Arkansas are eligible for this award. Students must be classified as low-income according to federal guidelines (150 percent of poverty level) and have one or more children under the age of 18.

Application requirements for the Johnson County Single Parent Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Official Transcript
  • Essay
  • FAFSA
  • Interview
  • Income proof
  • Proof of enrollment
Additional Information: The student must be the recipient of a Pell Grant or be in the process of obtaining one. The Pell Grant is obtained by filing a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The FAFSA is available online at www.fafsa.ed.gov, at high school guidance offices, and at college financial aid offices. The student must need training in order to seek gainful employment. He/she cannot already have earned an undergraduate degree.

Award Amount: Up to $500 per semester for the first year and up to $750 per semester for the second and following years, pending availability of funds. Scholarships are not automatically renewable; the student must apply for funding each year. The applicant may apply for the scholarship for a maximum of five years. If a recipient withdraws from all classes, he/she must wait one year before reapplying. Scholarships may be used for tuition, books, fees, utility bills, car maintenance, childcare, etc.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $625.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Thursday, July 15, 2021

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Thursday, July 15, 2021

Applications are available online on the Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund (ASPSF) website. Along with the completed application, the student must submit the following: a copy of high school and/or college transcripts or proof of GED; an essay stating his/her specific goals concerning his/her future, explaining how getting an education will improve his/her future opportunities, and detailing a plan for how the scholarship money will be spent; and verification of income, such as a tax form or a paycheck stub. Please note: Students will also be required to submit verification of enrollment during the required 15-20 minute interview with board members. Applications must be submitted online by the deadline date. There are three deadlines per year: May 15 for the summer semester, July 15 for fall, and Jan. 15 for classes in the spring semester.
Contact: Cody Black
Address: P. O. Box 1542 Clarksville, Arkansas 72830

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