Helping Single Parents Dream, Learn, and Succeed

The Aspire Scholarship

The Aspire Scholarship Program provides supplemental financial assistance to qualified single parents pursuing a full-time, career-oriented education that will improve their income-earning potential. Aspire scholarships of $1,000 are awarded two times a year (Fall and Spring semesters). Additional merit scholarships are awarded to students who achieve a GPA of 3.0 or higher during a given semester. Applicants may reapply, but must fill out an application each semester a scholarship is sought. The Aspire scholarship can be used for any financial need that supports success in school including: books, school/lab fees, computer equipment, car maintenance, childcare, medical expenses, and utility bills.

How Do I apply?

Eligibility — If you meet all of the following criteria, you are invited to submit an application.

  • Resident of or attending school in Jasper or Newton County
  • Single head of household (single, legally separated, divorced, widowed) and not co-habiting with an ex-spouse, or partner; with primary physical custody of one or more children under the age of 21
  • Earned a high school diploma or GED
  • Attending a college or university part-time (at least 6 to 11 credit hours per semester) or full time (at least 12 credit hours per semester)
  • Recipient of a Pell Grant
  • Pursuing a career-oriented course of study to ensure a better standard of living for your family

* Applicants cannot already have earned an undergraduate degree.

Apply — To apply online, you need to create an account, complete an application, upload supporting documents, and submit. Application deadlines are November 15 (Spring) and May 15 (Fall).

Interview — After the deadline, applications will be screened. Those applicants meeting all requirements will be invited to a personal interview. (Applicants are responsible for scheduling their interview.)

Awards — Applicants will receive written notification regarding whether they have been awarded a scholarship. Those not receiving funding may reapply for a scholarship the next semester.

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