The deadline for applications for Hempstead and Lafayette County Single Parent Scholarships for the spring semester is November 30th.  The Single Parent Scholarship is available for individuals who have been residents of Hempstead or Lafayette County for at least 30 days prior to application deadline.  The applicant must be the single head of a household with legal custody and sole responsibility for one or more children under the age of 18.  The student must pursue a career-oriented course of study at any accredited, public or private non-profit post secondary school in Arkansas.     

During the 2010 Fall semester, the Hempstead-Lafayette County Single Parent Scholarship Board awarded 19 – single parent scholarships in Hempstead and 4 single parent scholarships in Lafayette County.  Full-time students are awarded $750 and part-time students are awarded $350 per semester.  Single Parent Scholarships are a great way to fund the furthering of one’s education.  

To get a full list of eligibility criteria and an application, visit the College’s website at