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Are you looking to further your education? SPSFNWA has helped thousands of parents. Learn more about our programs today.

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A Journey Worth Celebrating!

In 1984, two visionaries, Marjorie Marugg-Wolfe and Ralph Nesson, set out on a mission to be the guiding light for single parents struggling to make ends meet. Armed with a humble sum of $3,450 in scholarships, the Single Parent Scholarship Funds of Benton County and Washington County breathed life into fifteen families during that inaugural semester.

Fast forward to the present day, and our journey has evolved into an awe-inspiring tale. By the year 2024, we’ve proudly bestowed a staggering $17.8 million upon 21,435 resilient single parents in the four-county area.

Our impact has grown exponentially over the last forty years, creating waves of positive change. Now, as we stand at this milestone, we want YOU to be a part of the celebration!

Come join us for a series of upcoming events that seamlessly weave together our four-decade legacy with the wonderful individuals who have graced our journey, both in the past and present.

We would love to hear your story of what SPSFNWA has meant to you over the years. Drop us a line at and let your voice become a part of our narrative.

Are you in the mood to celebrate? You can be a superhero to single parents by supporting them. Your contribution can make a world of difference!

Celebrate 40 Years with Us! 

We’re thrilled to announce the launch of our special 40th Anniversary T-Shirts! 

For just $40, you can support the Single Parent Scholarship Fund of NWA and commemorate four decades of empowering single parents in our community. 

🌟 Why Buy? Limited Edition: Exclusively designed for our 40th anniversary. 

Support a Cause: Your purchase directly funds scholarships and supportive services for single parents pursuing higher education. 

Wear with Pride: Show your support and spread awareness wherever you go. 

💥 Get Yours Today! Don’t miss out on this opportunity to celebrate and make a difference. 

Order your 40th Anniversary T-Shirt now and be a part of our incredible journey! 

Thank you for your continued support! Together, we can make post-secondary education accessible for single parents in Benton, Carroll, Washington, and Madison Counties.

Our Events

SOH 150 V2

Spark of Hope

July 25th
Rogers Convention Center
Roger, AR


October 5th to 20th
Gator Golf, Fayetteville
Golf Mountain, Lowell


October 11th

Jingle Mingle

December 5th
Elm Springs

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Updates from our Recipients

Learn more about these incredible parents. We love to celebrate their success stories, because when they succeed we all succeed.

Alumni Updates

Meet Alumni: Anna O’Dell

Anna Anna Graduated with her degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (Political Science, Child Advocacy, and Substance Abuse and Disorders) in December 2023. She currently work at

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