Creating better and brighter futures for single parent families.

We create a network of support that empowers determined single parent families through access to education.

Creating better and brighter futures for single-parent families.

We are a community supported effort creating better, brighter futures for single parent families by offering encouragement  and access to higher education.

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Carl A. Koffler

We are sadden to announce the passing of our longtime supporter and friend Carl A. Koffler.  

Carl was a progressive thinker – an early adopter to organic gardening, recycling, and leveraging computers for disciplined financial analysis. His large and bountiful garden enriched the lives of many friends and BTV residents. Carl was a lifelong learner with a prodigious memory and a strong appreciation for the arts, museums, and all things educational. Not one to mince words, he never hesitated to state his opinion and enjoyed entertaining others with his storytelling and unique sense of humor. Carl was warm, generous and caring, and incredibly committed to improving the lives of his family and local community.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Single Parent Scholarship Fund of NW Arkansas in Carl’s name: Online condolences are welcomed at


Marcia Rae McCain

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Marcia Rae McCain, Single Parent Scholarship Fund of NWA Founding Board Member.  Mrs. McCain will be missed by her loving children, her extended family and many friends. 

The board and staff of Single Parent Scholarship Fund of NWA convey our deepest sympathy to the McCain family during this difficult time.  

She is survived by her four children, Steven McCain (Susan), Marilyn Wiesehan (John), David McCain (Wendy), and Bruce McCain, eight grandchildren, Devin, Lauren, Jeffery, Chris, Robert, Piper, Hannah, and Olivia, and three great grandchildren, Zane, Alanna, and Trevor.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Cooperative Emergency Outreach (CEO), P.O. Box 3631, Fayetteville, Ark. 72702; Single Parent Scholarship Fund of NW AR, 16 W. Colt Square Dr., Fayetteville, Ark. 72703; Oaks Indian Mission, 155 N. Military Rd., Oaks, Okla. 74359. To sign the online guest book please visit

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Pathway To Prosperity Endowed Scholarship Brunch 2019

Single Parent Scholarship Fund of NWA (SPSF NWA) hosted the annual Pathway to Prosperity Endowed Scholarship Brunch on Saturday, March 30th at the Fayetteville Country Club.  Forty-five named endowed scholarships were awarded to exemplary students in the SPSF NWA...

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Fayetteville, AR 72703Phone: 479-935-4888

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

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