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WHO WE SERVE

Single Parent Scholarships (SPSF) are given to low-income single parents who are pursuing post-secondary education in preparation for skilled employment. Scholarship Funds are administered by affiliate organizations and volunteers in each county of Arkansas. Eligibility criteria and application requirements vary by county. To apply for a scholarship or to get involved, contact the affiliate SPSF serving the county you live in.

JUNE VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH

Derinda Smith, SPSF of Craighead County

This month we are proud to honor Tony Thomas, Chairman of the SPSF of Craighead County and life-long advocate of education. He has served on the board since April 2011 where he fulfills his desire to assist individuals and enhance social mobility through educational opportunities. Through Tony’s leadership, SPSF/CC has developed a strong board of directors which represent the diversity of businesses and organizations throughout Craighead County. He has enriched and advanced SPSF/CC by assuring Craighead County is represented at all ASPSF functions. Tony has lead SPSF/CC to host financial aid workshops and recruitment fairs to insure that all single parents in Craighead County have the opportunity for higher education. Tony has also been instrumental in helping ASPSF by serving on our Leadership Development Conference Planning Committee for the second year. Tony is currently the Assistant to the Craighead County Judge and has previously served as Project/Grant Administrator for the City of Jonesboro. Tony is married to Tywanda and they have 3 children; Derrick, Destiny and Darius.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ASPSF is a member of Arkansas Nonprofit Alliance