Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Northwest Arkansas, Inc Overview
Target demographics: SPSF NWA serves residents of Carroll, Madison, and Washington counties who are living at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty guideline, have custody of one or more minor children, and are enrolled in post-secondary education.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 160
Programs: Single Parent Scholarships in Carroll, Madison and Washington County
*This INCLUDES the value of financial resources such as food stamps, subsidized housing, child care vouchers, etc.
Over the course of four years, SPSF NWA will invest approximately $15,000 in a full-time scholarship recipient. ($1,500 Fall Scholarship, $1,500 Spring Scholarship and $750 Summer Scholarship = $3,750/year)
According to our 2010 comprehensive study conducted by the Survey Research Center at the University of Arkansas, following graduation SPSF NWA graduate’s earn, on average, $30,000+ annually.
Since 2002 SPSF NWA has produced 209 graduates*
209 grads x $30,000 annual salary = $6,270,000 injected into the local economy annually.
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