The Arkansas Single Mum or dad Scholarship Fund of Miller and Bowie Counties just lately awarded scholarships to fifteen single moms and one single father pursuing a postsecondary diploma or certification.
The spring 2022 recipients are Jasmine Finley, Lasonya Larry, Courtney Hubbard, Kelly Lengthy, Dajanee Manley, Bridget Bennett, Sharonda Smith, Rachel Kerby, Fredericka Wyrick, Nicole Carroll, Diniele Bringham, Demetria Baker, Alysha Willis, Katrine Eason, Tantenill Elliott and Delisa Johnson.
The recipients attend both Texarkana School, Texas A&M College-Texarkana, College of Arkansas at Hope-Texarkana or an internet establishment of upper schooling. Particular person awards fluctuate based mostly on a recipient’s enrollment hours, with the utmost being $1,200 for a full-time pupil, mentioned Sandra Warren, program supervisor for the scholarship fund.
“We provide you with discretionary cash to make use of as college students see match – to pay for easy issues that create the largest limitations between them and their schooling,” Warren mentioned in an interview with the Gazette. “This may embrace issues like youngster care, fuel, automobile repairs, lease and utilities.”
The awards are introduced in spring, summer time and fall.
“Over $1.9 million in scholarships awarded every year,” Warren mentioned in regards to the fund’s work in all 75 Arkansas counties and in Bowie County in Texas.
From spring 2019 to spring 2022, 186 scholarships totaling greater than $159,600 have been awarded in Miller and Bowie counties.
Utility necessities can be found on-line at www.aspsf.org.
The spring 2022 recipients just lately participated within the psychological well being workshop “Be Type to Your Thoughts” with 85 different members throughout the state of Arkansas. The workshop was led by licensed skilled counselor Barbara Gholston Larry of Texarkana, Texas.
Workshop matters included recommendations on easy methods to take care of stress, comparable to journaling, constructive self-affirmation, figuring out private stress triggers, studying to say no and train.
For data on the Arkansas Single Mum or dad Scholarship Fund or to volunteer with this system, contact Warren at 870-330-7371 or [email protected]