It is the mission of the Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund to enable single parents to attain self-sufficiency through post-secondary education.
75 counties in Arkansas and Bowie County in Texas
Arkansas single parent scholarship
Also Known As
Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund
614 E Emma Ave Ste 119
Springdale, AR 72764 USA
Single Parent Agencies/Services (P42)
Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (T12)
IRS Filing Requirement
This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.
How does this organization make a difference?
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A comprehensive recipient follow-up study completed in 2010 revealed an 82% retention and graduation rate and a 70% employment rate at above poverty-level income among working graduates. The report also found that nearly 32% of students who graduated from post-secondary programs were continuing in school to further their education.
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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?
Single Parent Scholarship
Our Single Parent Scholarships are designed to help students become more confident and self-sufficient. In turn this will allow them to be more employable and more in control of their own lives and livelihood as they embark on a new professional life and raise their families out of poverty.
Once a student enters our program, they are offered both financial and non-financial support. Financial support is granted to deserving applicants who are custodial parents of at least one child under the age of 18 and who are enrolled in an accredited degree or certificate program with a goal of graduating and obtaining professional employment. Scholarships may be used for both, educational and living expenses. Non-financial support comes in the form of tutoring, counseling, building networking skills through peer support groups and alumni organizations, workshops in self-esteem, resume writing, professional dress and presentation, interview skills, family finance and budgeting, etc. Our program offerings vary throughout the state.
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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.
Ruthanne Hill has been a leader in the Northwest Arkansas nonprofit community for over 25 years, serving as executive director and chief development officer for 17 of those years. As Executive Director of the Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund since October 2012, Ruthanne and her staff support 62 scholarship Affiliates serving all counties of Arkansas. As a sought-after nonprofit business consultant, Ruthanne has helped local, state, and national organizations strengthen their Boards, expand their volunteer base, and increase their fundraising success, while personally raising over $4 million to-date.
She's been named “Advocate of the Year" by the NWA School Counselor's Association, “Boss of the Year" by the Arkansas Volunteer Coordinator's Association, and has been named a finalist for “Non-Profit Executive of the Year" at both the Northwest Arkansas and state levels. She is 14-year member of the Springdale Rotary Club, a Paul Harris Fellow, and the proud mother of two grown daughters. When not at work, you'll likely find her gardening when it's warm and knitting or reading when it's cold.
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Term: Jan 2012 - Dec 2018
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Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?
Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?
Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?
Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?
Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?