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Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Northwest Arkansas, Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Education, Scholarships, Scholarships & Student Financial Aid, Single Parent Agencies

Mission: We are a community supported effort creating better, brighter futures for single parent families by offering encouragement and access to higher education.

Results: The typical SPSF NWA applicant gets by on an income of $15,763 per year. *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.

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

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