Traditional Scholarship Application Deadlines

March 15: Summer June 15: Fall October 15: Spring

Traditional Scholarship Application Deadlines

March 15: Summer June 15: Fall October 15: Spring

Scholarships

Traditional Scholarships

for students seeking an associate, bachelor’s, Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.), and licensure in cosmetology or massage therapy at approved institutions.

 

Allied Health Scholarships

for students enrolled at Petra Allied Health in the dental assistant, medical assistant or medical billing and coding/insurance specialist programs.

 

Professional Certification Scholarship

for students seeking certification in business core, nursing assistant (CNA), electrocardiograph technician (EKG Technician), human resources exam prep, limited licensed radiologic technologist, optometric assistant, patient care assistant plus (PCA+), pharmacy technician, phlebotomy technician or veterinary assistant at approved institutions.   Full-Time is 12 or more credit hours, Part-time is 6-11 credit hours

 

Arkansas Coding Academy Scholarship

for individuals seeking new careers in programming and/or information technology. The course schedule includes both NET/SQL training.  NET is a windows-based programming framework including tools, servers, and programming guidelines. SQL is a coding language used to manage databases, building web-based data-oriented applications for desktop or mobile devices. 

Traditional Scholarships

Full-time $2000 per semester. Part-time $1000 

*Application Portal Now Open for Fall Semester- Closes 6/15/19*

For students enrolled in an eligible program at one of the area universities, community colleges, or trade schools seeking an:

  • Diploma Programs
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Master of Arts in Teaching (the only graduate program SPSF NWA funds)
  • Licensure in Massage Therapy or Cosmetology

Traditional Scholarships

Full time is $2000 per semester. Part-time is $1000

For students enrolled in an eligible program at one of the area universities, community colleges, or trade schools seeking an:

  • Diploma Programs
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Master of Arts in Teaching (the only graduate program SPSF NWA funds)
  • Licensure in Massage Therapy or Cosmetology

Allied Health Scholarships

One-Time $2,000

Allied Health Scholarships are $2,000 and are a one-time scholarship for students enrolled at Petra Allied Health in one of the following programs:

  • Dental Assistant
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Billing and Coding/Insurance Specialist

It can be applied for at any time during the year. There are no deadlines to apply for this scholarship.

Allied Health Scholarships

$2,000

Allied Health Scholarships are $2,000 and are a one-time scholarship for students enrolled at Petra Allied Health in one of the following programs:

  • Dental Assistant
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Billing and Coding/Insurance Specialist

It can be applied for at any time during the year. There are no deadlines to apply for this scholarship.

Professional Certification Scholarships

$500

Professional Certification Scholarships are $500.00 and are a one-time scholarship for students enrolled at Petra Allied HealthPRNNTI, the UAMS/Schmieding Center, or NWACC  pursuing certification in:

  • Business Core Program (NTI)
  • Certified Nursing Assistant (NWACC, NTI, North Arkansas College, Petra Allied Health, PRN and UAMS/Schmieding Center)
  • Electrocardiograph Technician (Petra Allied Health)
  • Human Resources and Certification Exam Prep (NWACC)
  • Limited Licensed Radiologic Technologist (Petra Allied Health)
  • Optometric Assistant (Petra Allied Health)
  • Patient Care Assistant Plus (NWACC)
  • Pharmacy Technician (Petra Allied Health)
  • Phlebotomy Technician (Petra Allied Health)
  • Veterinary Assistant (Petra Allied Health)

It can be applied for at any time during the year. There are no deadlines to apply for this scholarship.

Arkansas Coding Academy – Fayetteville

$2,000/one-time scholarship

Arkansas Coding Academy (ACA) provides training to individuals seeking new careers in programming and/or information technology. By creating this talent pipeline from the classroom to the workforce, we hope to see growth in middle and high-skilled employability and an increase in the overall welfare of our students and their families. ACA is part of the University of Central Arkansas Division of Outreach and Community Engagement and was launched in 2016 to meet the state’s growing demand for well-trained developer

This scholarship is $2,000.00 and is a one-time scholarship. It can be applied for at any time during the Arkansas Coding Academy program in Fayetteville.  Fayetteville Course Track- 13 weeks May 13- August 2. 

http://arkansascodingacademy.com/ for more information about the program and coursework. 

Professional Certification Scholarships

Professional Certification Scholarships are $500.00 and are a one-time scholarship for students enrolled at Petra Allied HealthPRNNTI, the UAMS/Schmieding Center, or NWACC  pursuing certification in:

  • Business Core Program (NTI)
  • Certified Nursing Assistant (NWACC, NTI, Petra Allied Health, PRN and UAMS/Schmieding Center)
  • Electrocardiograph Technician (Petra Allied Health)
  • Human Resources and Certification Exam Prep (NWACC)
  • Limited Licensed Radiologic Technologist (Petra Allied Health)
  • Optometric Assistant (Petra Allied Health)
  • Patient Care Assistant Plus (NWACC)
  • Pharmacy Technician (Petra Allied Health)
  • Phlebotomy Technician (Petra Allied Health)
  • Veterinary Assistant (Petra Allied Health)

It can be applied for at any time during the year. There are no deadlines to apply for this scholarship.

Creating better, brighter futures for single-parent families.

To qualify you must be:

  • single parent (see definition below)
  • A legal United States resident OR a resident with DACA Status, and a resident of Carroll, Madison, or Washington County, Arkansas.
  • A high school or GED graduate.
  • Pursuing a career-oriented course of study (full or part-time) to ensure a better standard of living for your family.
  • Living at or near the poverty level (up to 250% of Federal Poverty Guidelines)
  • An applicant of the Pell Grant (not required for Allied Health or Professional Certification Scholarship applicants)
  • Must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5.
  • Applicants who have previously earned a bachelor’s degree do not qualify for this scholarship.
  • Applicants who hold a professional certification or an associate’s degree will only be considered eligible if they are pursuing a degree or certification at the next level.
  • Applicants who have earned 150 credit hours or more will not be eligible for a scholarship.

*Please note that for purposes of the Single Parent Scholarship a Single Parent family is defined as: a family with children under age 18 and/or a severely disabled adult child over 18,  headed by a parent who is widowed or divorced and not remarried, or by a parent who has never married and is caring for the children without assistance of another parent in the home.

THE ONLINE APPLICATION AND ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS MUST BE COMPLETED and POST-MARKED or RECEIVED BY THE DEADLINE TO BE CONSIDERED FOR A SCHOLARSHIP.

Application Process

  1. Complete online application (must be submitted by deadline)
  2. Submit additional requirements (must be postmarked or received by deadline)
  3. Schedule and attend interview
  4. Scholarships are announced
  5. Scholarship recipients MUST REAPPLY each semester

Application Process/Deadline

  1. Complete online application (must be submitted by deadline)
  2. Submit additional requirements (must be postmarked or received by deadline)
  3. Schedule and attend interview
  4. Scholarships are announced
  5. Scholarship recipients MUST REAPPLY each semester

Contact the office listed on this website if you have any questions regarding the application or the requirements for receiving a scholarship.

Endowed Scholarships

Forty-five named endowed scholarships are awarded annually to exemplary students in the SPSF NWA program. The families and businesses who established the named endowed scholarships are recognized and provided the opportunity to become acquainted with their chosen recipient at the Pathway to Prosperity Brunch. Endowed 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.

In 2019, six inaugural endowed scholarships were awarded, including The Dick Forsythe Endowed Single Parent ScholarshipThe Garrison Asset Management Endowed Single Parent ScholarshipThe Frank Johnson Endowed Single Parent ScholarshipThe Sandra K. Martin Endowed Single Parent ScholarshipThe Dennis and Evelyn Shaw Endowed Single Parent Scholarship, and The Whitaker Family Foundation Endowed Single Parent Scholarship

Contact Us

16 W. Colt Square Drive
Fayetteville, AR 72703

Phone: 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