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

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

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

$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, 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.

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.

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