SPSF is a comprehensive scholarship program: we provide scholarships, nurture families, and create new futures.
Our recipients can receive up to $2,700 per year ($900 each fall, spring, summer semester) to help with tuition, fees, books, daycare, rent or mortgage, utility assistance, professional dues, testing fees, transportation needs, diapers, even food.
We nurture families and offer a strong support community through our mentoring program and access to a wide network of community resources. Additionally, we host an empowering workshop series that addresses issues relevant to our students: Financial Literacy, Communication and Leadership, Personal Management, and Professionalism and Polish.
Consistently, over 90% of our students graduate or continue their education. SPSF provides a “hand-up” to single parents who demonstrate the ability and commitment to be successful in completing their college education. The results are impressive–students move from a place of being economically dependent to a place of full-time employment and earning competitive wages that meet the needs of their families.
SPSF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was founded in 1991 to provide scholarship dollars and support services to high-potential, low-income, single-parents in Pulaski County, Arkansas. Our students are highly motivated individuals who desire a better life for themselves and their families. They commit to their own success long before they become our recipients.
We work closely with administrators, faculty, and staff from our local partner colleges and universities.
Since 1991 we have awarded 1.6 million dollars to more than 1900 students in Pulaski County.