CADC single parent scholarship fund accepting applications

BENTON – Central Arkansas Development Council’s Single Parent Scholarship Fund (SPSF)[more] is accepting applications in Saline County. The deadline to apply July 1, 2013.

The SPSF program provides scholarships to low-income single parents who are pursuing a college education. Funds are used to offset financial situations that may keep a single parent from achieving their educational goals. Full time students may receive $500 per semester; part-time students may receive $250 per semester.

In Saline County, contact Michelle Hood at 501-778-1133, or apply at the CADC Administrative Office at 321 Edison Avenue in Benton during regular business hours.

Potential applicants must return a completed application, 3 letters of recommendation, a current transcript of all completed courses, and a goal statement. Applicants must be at 125% of the federal poverty level, which for a family of two is $1615.63 monthly. Applicants must also have custodial care of a child under the age of 18, be enrolled in an undergraduate course of study, with the exception of candidates for the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree, and maintain a 2.5 GPA. Additional guidelines also apply. For more information and to download an application, go to Each application is screened and each applicant participates in an interview session. All application paperwork must be received by 4:30 p.m. July 1, 2013.

CADC is a private nonprofit community action agency that was formed in 1965 to fight and win the “War on Poverty.” The mission of CADC is to improve the quality of life and build strong communities in Arkansas. 

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