Jefferson County Single Parent Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$500

Awarded

Application Deadline

January 20

Monday
Awarded By:

Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund

Number of Awards & Eligibility: The number of awards offered varies annually based on the number of applications and available funding. In past years, approximately three awards have been offered.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must have been a resident of Jefferson County in Arkansas for the past six months or more.
  3. Must be a U.S. citizen.
  4. Must have one or more children under the age of 18.
  5. Must be the head of the household.
  6. Must have and maintain a grade point average of 2.5 or higher.
  7. Must be single (never married), divorced, or widowed. Please note: Students who are separated or legally separated are not eligible for this award.
  8. Must be a high school graduate and/or GED recipient or older to apply for this undergraduate award. Students cannot have previously earned an undergraduate degree, except for students pursuing a Master of Arts in Education degree.
  9. Must enroll either on a full-time basis (12 credit hours or more) or a part-time basis (9 credit hours).

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

Description: Single undergraduate parents who are the head of the household and live in Jefferson County, Arkansas are eligible for this award. Students must have one or more children under the age of 18 and have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher.

Application requirements for the Jefferson County Single Parent Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Official Transcript
  • Recommendation letter (3)
  • Personal statement
  • FAFSA
  • Proof of residence
  • Proof of enrollment
Additional Information: The purpose of the scholarship is to provide supplemental financial assistance to single parents who are pursuing a course of instruction that will improve their income-earning potential. In addition to all other eligibility criteria, the student must be the recipient of a federal Pell Grant. To apply for the Pell Grant, students must submit 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.

Award Amount: Up to $500 per semester, non-renewable. Part-time students will be awarded different amounts than full-time students. The student may reapply each semester he/she is attending school, but he/she must fill out a renewal application for each semester an award is sought.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $500.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Monday, January 20

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Monday, January 20

Applications are available online on the Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund (ASPSF) website. In addition to the completed application the student must submit the following: a verification of Jefferson County residence (utility bills in his/her name, a copy of a paid Jefferson County real estate tax receipt, or a copy of a paid personal property taxes receipt); a copy of his/her most recent transcript, either high school or college; a verification document of enrollment/acceptance from the registrar's office at his/her institution; three typed and signed letters of recommendation from people who are familiar with his/her character and goals (one must be from a current or former employer, one from a college or vocational instructor or adviser, and one from a character reference or someone who can speak about his/her volunteerism or community service experience); and a typed statement of goals addressing the topics listed on the application. Please note: The committee may also require proof of income, custody, or marital status. The application and all additional materials must be mailed to the address provided and be postmarked by the appropriate deadline date for the semester for which the student is seeking funding. The deadline dates are Sept. 20 for the fall semester and Jan. 20 for the spring semester.
Contact: Mike Eggleton
Address: P.O. Box 2645 Pine Bluff, Arkansas 71613

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