Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund (ASPSF), an Arkansas based nonprofit, is pleased to announce the funding of a scholarship for one of our local ASU Newport students. Erica McIntosh is the recipient of the ENTERGY Scholarship for the Fall 2017 Semester. This scholarship was given to Erica at the awards presentation by the Jackson County Single Parent Scholarship Committee. Jackson County SPSF appreciates the generous support of Entergy to our students.

The mission of ASPSF is to enable single parents to attain self-sufficiency through post-secondary education. Since 1990, ASPSF has awarded more than 41,000 scholarships in every county in Arkansas. A single parent is one that has legal custody of a child 18 years old or younger. ASPSF makes a positive difference in the lives of impoverished families by assisting single parents who are enrolled in college or technical programs and are seeking better-paying careers.

Open enrollment to apply for our Jackson County students for the Spring 2018 scholarships begins November 15, 2017 and ends January 15, 2018. We encourage any student that qualifies to apply by completing the on-line application at aspsf.org and choosing Jackson County. If you have any questions, please contact the staff at ASUN Career Pathways.

To donate toward scholarships for deserving students in our county or volunteer in this life-changing program, contact Betty Castling at P. O. Box 1841, Newport, AR 72112 . Or call Courtney at 870 523 1009. You may also visit online at www.aspsf.org. Donations made to our Jackson County SPSF will receive an 160% matching grant.