Vickie French, Administrative Assistant to the President, was named Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund Volunteer of the Month in January 2017.
Ms. French has volunteered with Mary Sallee Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Randolph County since its inception in 1998 and currently serves as Treasurer. As a single mother herself Ms. French understands the struggles single parents face, “I’ve been a single parent and I know any extra money I would have been given would have been so appreciated.”
When asked why she works so hard to help single parents Ms. French stated, “I’ve seen funds used to buy the necessities such as tires for a car and gas but when the funds allow a child to have violin or ballet lessons that is exciting! I love when we see the kids directly benefit.”
The Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund’s mission is to enable single parents to attain self-sufficiency through post-secondary education. To learn more visit their website, www.aspsf.org.
Photo: Left-Kim Dollins, Field Director, Northeast Region of Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund and Vickie French