Single parent scholarship taking applications


The Jefferson County Single Parent Scholarship Fund is accepting scholarship applications from single parents living in Jefferson County through Friday, Sept. 20.

The fund provides incentive scholarships to economically disadvantaged single parents in Jefferson County who are pursuing diplomas or degrees from a two-year or four-year institution of higher learning.

The Jefferson County Single Parent Scholarship Fund is affiliated with the Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund, which was established in 1990. Its mission is to enable single parents to attain self-sufficiency through post-secondary education. Scholarships may be used for tuition, books, utility bills, car maintenance, child care or expenses related to educational pursuits, as approved by the Selection Committee.

Potential scholarship applicants may visit the Jefferson County page of the Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund website at http://www.aspsf.org/county_jefferson.html to fill out an online application and to review eligibility requirements. For more information about the scholarship fund, to learn about volunteer opportunities or to make a donation, contact Mike Eggleton at (870) 575-8100 or jcspsf@yahoo.com.