The Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Northwest Arkansas offers awards to single parents residing in Benton, Carroll, Madison or Washington counties. Eligible applicants must: be a legal United States resident or a resident with DACA status; have a high school diploma or GED; have low to moderate income, typically not more than 250% of federal poverty guidelines; have completed or is in the process of completing the FAFSA; and maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0.
Forty-five named scholarships are awarded annually to exemplary students in the SPSFNWA program. The families and businesses who established the named scholarships are recognized and provided the opportunity to become acquainted with their chosen recipient at the Distinguished Scholars Brunch. Named Scholarship recipients are selected based upon the criteria set by the family or business. All recipients are low-income, single parents who are pursuing higher education as his/her family’s pathway out of poverty.