Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund (ASPSF), an Arkansas based nonprofit, is pleased to announce the funding of scholarships for our local 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 50,000 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 Summer 2018 scholarships begins now and closes June 15, 2018. We encourage any student that qualifies to apply by completing the on-line application at www.aspsf.org.  ChooseJackson County and follow the directions. If you have any questions, please contact the staff at ASUN Career Pathways or Courtney Baker at the NEDC Bldg.

With the help of our Jackson County residents we can help these mothers and fathers change their lives and the lives of their children. To donate toward scholarships for deserving students in our county or volunteer with this life-changing program, contact Betty Castling 870 799  9170. Or call Courtney at 870 523 3618. You may also visit online at www.aspsf.org. Donations made to our Jackson County SPSF stay in our county, they are tax deductible and will receive an 160% matching grant from the Walton Foundation.