Seven single parent students will receive scholarship award checks from the Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Greene County in the first round of awards for the Fall 2020 semester.

Receiving scholarships in a ceremony on the east parking lot of Simmons Bank recently were Kayline Padgett, Shawnda Ethridge, Brittany Wright, Monica Hodge, Heather Claude, Jennifer Key and Brooke Lenderman. Students enrolled in 12 credit hours or more each receive a check for $1,200. For 9-11 credit hours, the award amount is $900 and $600 for 6-8 credit hours. Single parent students enrolled in 3-5 credit hours received $300.

Arkansas Single Parent Scholarships are funded by donations from businesses and individuals in Greene County. A team of committed volunteers, including Dana Hedger and Joan Linstaedter, help raise funds as well as review student applications and provide encouragement and support for the single parent students. The volunteer team’s efforts are supported by the state office of ASPSF, headquartered in Springdale, and a Program Manager, Wendy Stotts, located in northeast Arkansas.

For 30 years, Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund has empowered single parents to attain self-sufficiency through post-secondary education. ASPSF opens doors for low-income single parents, helping them pursue education, secure employment and transform the future for their families. With the help of volunteers and community support, ASPSF creates multigenerational change, transforming lives for both single parents and their children. For information about scholarships, volunteer opportunities and ways to give, visit

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