Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund for Jackson County held a drive-through scholarship awards ceremony on Feb. 26 at the United Methodist Church, awarding over $13,500 in scholarships to Jackson county recipients.

Volunteer Ashley Buchman was on hand to present to each recipient their scholarship and certificate of achievement.

Melissa Harp, Sara Hill, Meghan Smith, Sarah Jackson, Dejasia Gist, Andrianna Pemberton, Ellesia Cornelius, and Nakita Pruitt were among the 12 recipients to be awarded an ASPSF Spring 2021 Scholarship. The ASPSF is supported by the United Way, Entergy, ADHE, Jackson County Rotary, Jackson County Newcomers, and private donations.

For 30 years the Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund has worked to create stronger, more educated, and more self-sufficient families. ASPSF opens doors for low-income single parents, helping them pursue education, secure employment and transform the future for their families. With the help of volunteers and community support, ASPSF creates multigenerational change, transforming lives for both single parents and their children. For information about scholarships, volunteer opportunities and ways to give, visit

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