About the Scholarship

The purpose of the Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund is to help the single parents residing in Arkansas to get a higher education degree to improve their employment chances and increase earning potential. 

The scholarship fund is trying to bridge the gap between impoverished and sustainable families. According to recent statistics, around 55% of single-parent families are below the poverty line.

Basic guidelines check for whether the parent is having a high school/equivalent degree and how many children are living with the custodian. Other Guidelines for this program vary depending on the scholarship provider. 


Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund award amount 

  • The ASPSF scholarship varies from county to county and depends on the available funds. 

  • The award amount can be used for pursuing a career in any field and for other personal expenses such as utilities, groceries, and others. 

  • The number of recipients is dependent on the available funds and the number of low-income families demonstrating financial help.


Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund application

The process to avail scholarship requires you to fill an online application and submit all the required supplemental documents. Other additional information can be gathered from your respective county's website.

Application Deadline

The deadlines for the application process also varies from county to county. You need to visit your county's website to find out about your local deadline.


Eligibility Criteria

  • Should be a single parent living in Arkansas

  • Must be a low-income person living at the poverty level

  • Should be a high school graduate or an equivalent with a minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Must be a custodian of one or more children under the age of 18

  • Not possessing a degree or diploma from a four-year institution of higher learning.