Single Parent Scholarship Fund (ISPSF)

Available in Indpendence County, the ISPSF program provides financial assistance to single parents. The scholarship can be used to cover emergencies - barriers that often keep single parents from attending school or may cause them to drop out of school. Each participant is provided counseling and referrals in the program as they continue their college education.

# Name Position Phone
1 Kathy Ruminer Vice-President 870-793-5765 ext. 229

Eligibility Requirements

  • Resident of Independence County, Arkansas,
  • High school or equivalent (may apply if enrolled in college and in process of obtaining GED diploma),
  • Single head of household (single, legally separated, divorced, or widowed) with sole custody of children under the age of eighteen,
  • Pursuing a vocationally oriented undergraduate course of study (full- or part-time) to ensure a better standard of living for his/her family. Applicants cannot already have earned n undergraduate degree with the exception of those pursuing a Master of Arts in Teaching.
  • Low-income person at or near the poverty level, and
  • Recipient of a Pell Grant or in the process of obtaining same.

Useful Tip

To apply for a Single Parent Scholarship in Independence County, students may only use the application provided by this SPSF affiliate. Applications from other SPSF affiliates are not accepted in this county. Use the application link on this page to get the appropriate application form.


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