About the Scholarship

Single Parent Traditional Scholarship of Northwest Arkansas is recognized and is sponsored by the Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Northwest Arkansas organization. The establishment is a non-benefit association that was set up in the year 1984 to give direct financial assistance to low-salary single guardians.

Single Parent Traditional Scholarship of Northwest Arkansas is provided for students who have enrolled in an eligible degree program at one of the recognized universities, community colleges, or trade schools for pursuing the following.

  • Diploma Programs.

  • Associate Degree.

  • Bachelor’s Degree.

  • Master of Arts in Teaching (the only graduate program SPSF NWA funds).

  • Licensure in Massage Therapy or Cosmetology.

How to apply for this scholarship award?

  • Students must provide an essay describing their interests, academic goals and plans.

  • The students applying for this grant must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application form to determine how much a student's family is able to pay for the education.

  • Students must demonstrate a need for financial assistance by submitting necessary documents to receive the fund.

Scholarship Award Amount

  • This scholarship provides $2000 per semester for full time and $1000 for part-time candidates.
  • The total number of awards offered by this scholarship varies depending on the availability of funds and number of applications received.

Deadline info

The applications are to be submitted by the end

Spring Semester – October 15
Summer Semester – March 15
Fall Semester – June 15.

Students are informed to submit their scholarship application and other requirements are to be submitted before the due date. Applications and other information are available online on the Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Northwest Arkansas website.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The applicant must be a single parent.

  • The applicant must be a legal United States resident or a resident with DACA status, and a resident of Carroll, Madison, or Washington County, Arkansas.

  • The applicant must be a high school or GED graduate.

  • The applicant must be pursuing a career-oriented course of study to ensure a better standard of living for your family as a full-time or part-time student. 

  • The applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5.

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