Scholarships for Single Parents and DACA Recipients in the State of Arkansas

The Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund (ASPSF) provides an opportunity for single mothers and fathers to complete their studies in the state of Arkansas and in Bowie County, Texas.

The ASPSF provides scholarships to single parents to continue their studies. In addition, it not only considers US citizens but also beneficiaries of Deferred Action (DACA). The scholarships are awarded to people who live in Arkansas or Bowie County, TX and study at one of the universities approved by the ASPSF. In addition, it is a scholarship that is not closed to renewals.

The first eligibility criteria is to qualify in one of the three single parent categories:

  • Marital status: You are single (never married, widowed, divorced, legally separated) or married, but living separately and your divorce will be final when the scholarship is awarded.
  • Parenting Status: It is the parent and guardian with physical custody (50% or more) of at least one dependent child. A dependent child is 18 or younger, over 18 and still in high school, or an adult with a serious disability who lives with you and is dependent on you.
  • Living status: You are the only adult in the household with minor children, you live with your parents or relatives, or you live with a roommate who is not your partner.

Other requirements are:

  • Be a legal resident of the United States or a resident with DACA protection.
  • Have a high school diploma, and have not obtained a bachelor's degree.
  • GPA of 2.0.
  • Your household does not meet more than 250% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.

Learn more about the eligibility criteria at the following link:

Regarding the deadlines to apply, the scholarships are awarded during the autumn periods, between July and September: spring, between January and February; and summer, in the first week of July.

Apply at the following link:

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