Volunteers are pivotal to the success of our students.  At SPSF NWA we utilize volunteers to mentor our scholars, serve on our Community Leadership Council and Board of Directors, interview scholarship applicants, and to assist at special events.  Volunteers are the lifeblood of our organization.

Community Leadership Council

The purpose of the CLC is to unite diverse supporters to work together to further the mission of SPSF NWA. The Community Leadership Council has several opportunities to support SPSF NWA each year. Each member is asked to participate in a minimum of one activity during the year. Activities include:

  • participate in applicant interviews (interviews take place in April, July & November each year);
  • support the organization’s fundraising activities;
  • contribute skills and resources for SPSF NWA events and activities;
  • speak on behalf of the organization at community events;
  • serve as honorary hosts of SPSF NWA special events;
  • promote SPSF NWA to others who might be interested in supporting our organization.

Prospective CLC members are asked to fill out an application and then meet with the Executive Director.  Membership in the CLC is approved through the SPSF NWA Board Development and Nominating Committee.


Andi Jones
Angie Albright
Anne Jackson
Austin Bolt
Barbara Still
Bo Bittle
Carol Waddle
Channing Barker
Chris Barton
Dale Hunter
Daniel Balls
Darrell Annis
David Erstine
Dayna Rhodehouse
Diane McCready
Gene Anderson
George Knight
Jackie Micheletto
Jake McBride
Jennifer McCool
Jim Ed Summers
Jordan Karnes
Judy Horton
Judy Schaap
Karen Compton
Karen Hodges
Kathy O’Kelley
Kim Sharpe
Leah Spears-Blackmon
Linda Kelly
Liz Baker
Lolly Greenwood
Marissa Kargas
Megan Lahay
Meredith Lowry
Michele Sears
Michelle Cook
Michelle Wallace
Regina Peck
Ryan Sheets
Scott Hall
Sherri Dillard
Stan Rodgers
William Ryan
Yvonne Chauvin

Student Support Committee

SPSF NWA offers more than just scholarships! Support “beyond the scholarship” demonstrates our community’s belief in our students’ potential. The Student Support Committee plans and hosts events for scholarship recipients and their families.

Examples of some past activities include excursions on the A & M Railroad, pool parties, holiday dinners. graduation celebrations and tailgating parties. We also offer professional development opportunities such as resume building workshops. If you would like to touch the lives of some very deserving families, this is the opportunity for you!

For more information contact Katie Marie at katiemarie@spsfnwa.org.

Professional Resource Program (PRO)

Are you a busy professional with limited time for volunteering?  Then SPSF NWA’s PRO Program might just be the perfect fit!

The PRO Program utilizes experienced professionals in the community as advisors for current SPSF NWA scholarship recipients. These volunteer advisors (PROs) and students are matched according to a degree program or career field.  Both will receive an instructional sheet, which includes an overview of the program, goals, and guidelines. Following the training, PROs are introduced to their assigned students, and together they will agree upon a date to meet for a one-hour advising session.

Students utilize their time with the PRO to learn about working conditions, day-to-day work duties, skills required for success, pathways to promotion, and other opportunities available in the field.  The intention is to give students nearing graduation a glimpse into the real-life workday of professionals who hold the degree they are working

If you’re interested in the PRO Program, contact Carrie at carrie@spsfnwa.org.


Are you a former Single Parent Scholarship recipient?
Do you know of someone who is?


Are you a former Single Parent Scholarship recipient?
Do you know of someone who is?

Single Parent Scholarship Fund of NWA’s ALUMNI ASSOCIATION is designed to engage alumni in support of SPSF NWA recipients and programs.

As a member, alumni can stay connected with SPSF NWA supporters, staff and students, attend provide volunteers support at SPSF NWA events such as the Spark of Hope, Golftoberfest and Jingle Mingle, and provide valuable insight to SPSF NWA leadership from your UNIQUE perspective as alumni.


  • Raise awareness of SPSF NWA throughout the community
  • Raise funds to support the mission of SPSF NWA
  • Network with other graduates
  • Mentor current students and help identify future students
  • Volunteer and share our stories in the community
  • Recognize graduates
  • Submit alumni update stories to feature in SPSF’s electronic communications, social media, newsletters, etc.


  • speaking on behalf of SPSF NWA
  • serving as a mentor to current scholarship recipients
  • serving as greeters at special events or student interviews,
  • serving on our fundraising or student support committees
  • assisting with special event registration
  • assisting with our resume building workshops and other student support activities


  • There is NO COST to join!
  • However, contributions to support scholarships are always and gladly


  • preferred/reserved seating at the Spark of Hope
  • invitation to the Jingle Mingle
  • recognition as a member of the Alumni Association in the newsletter

JOIN the SPSF NWA Alumni Association!

Simply complete the form and mail to:

16 W. Colt Square Dr.
Fayetteville, AR 72703

Contact Us

16 W. Colt Square Drive
Fayetteville, AR 72703Phone: 479-935-4888
Email: info@spsfnwa.org 

Our Network

To learn more about the efforts of Single Parent Scholarship fund outside of Carroll, Madison and Washington County visit www.aspsf.org to find your local affiliate

Application Deadlines for Traditional Scholarships

Spring Semester – October 15
Summer Semester – March 15
Fall Semester – June 15

Non-Discrimination Policy

Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Northwest Arkansas, Inc. is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients. SPSF NWA does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.

These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services.