Craighead County Single Parent Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$375

Awarded

Application Deadline

January 15

Wednesday
Awarded By:

Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund

Number of Awards & Eligibility: The number of recipients for this program varies according to the number of college students meeting the eligibility requirements in any given year. Typically, the Craighead County Single Parent Scholarship Fund gives 12 scholarships per academic term for fall and spring, and 6 scholarships for summer.
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 Craighead County in Arkansas.
  4. Must have sole custody of one or more children under the age of 18.
  5. Must be the head of the household.
  6. Must be pursuing a career-oriented course of study in order to ensure a better standard of living for his/her family on a full- or part-time basis. The student should note that part-time awards are given on a funds-available basis.
  7. Must be a low-income person at or near the poverty level.
  8. Must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher.
  9. Must be a high school graduate and/or GED recipient or currently enrolled undergraduate student.
  10. Must be single, legally separated, divorced, or widowed.

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

Description: Current undergraduate students who have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher and are residents of Craighead County, Arkansas are eligible for this award. Students must be single and have custody over one or more children under the age of 18, be the head of household and live at or near poverty level.

Application requirements for the Craighead County Single Parent Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Official Transcript
  • Recommendation letter (2)
  • Personal statement
  • FAFSA
  • Proof of enrollment/acceptance
  • Tax return
  • Interview (finalists only)
Additional Information: Students must not have already earned a bachelor's degree with the exception of those pursuing a Masters of Arts in teaching. Finalists for the scholarship will be required to attend a scheduled interview.

Award Amount: Awards are available for up to $500 annually. Please note that part-time scholarships are awarded based on the availability of funds. All awards are non-renewable. The student may reapply each semester he/she is attending school, but he/she must fill out an application for each semester an award is sought. Scholarships may be used for tuition, books, utility bills, car maintenance, childcare, or any other financial need that contributes to the recipient's success in school.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $375.

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 completed application, the student must submit the following: the application checklist; proof of enrollment or acceptance to an institution of postsecondary education; an official transcript of high school or college work, and a copy of the most recent grade report received if those grades are not included on the transcript; two typed letters of recommendation (preferably from educational or professional sources); a copy of the first page of his/her most recent federal tax return; a typed statement explaining his/her goals, reason for requesting the scholarship, and any other information that might be helpful in evaluating the application; and a copy of his/her SAR (Student Aid Report) or other proof that he/she has applied for the Pell Grant. The SAR is generated by filing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), which is also the application required to apply for the Pell Grant. The FAFSA is available online at www.fafsa.ed.gov, at high school guidance offices, and at college financial aid offices. The complete application package must be submitted online by the deadline for the semester in which the student wishes to receive funding. Application deadlines are January 15 for the spring semester and July 15 for fall.
Contact: Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Craighead County
Address: P.O. Box 17254 State University, Arkansas 72467

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