The Mary Sallee Single Parent Scholarship Fund has been awarded their first matching grant for 2012 in the amount of $3,588.80, according to an award letter received from the Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund (ASPSF).
Funds raised by MSSPS are matched at 160% by ASPSF with a maximum annual match award of $8,000. Proceeds from the Christmas auction along with employee payroll contributions and memorial gifts comprise the $2,243.00 raised through June 2012.
“With the generosity of BRTC’s employees and friends of the college, we have successfully raised the $5,000 needed to receive the maximum annual match each year,” noted MSSPS Committee Member Vickie French, Administrative Specialist, Office of the BRTC President.
ASPSF has also been awarded a Community Impact Funding Grant through United Way of Northeast Arkansas. Funds raised are matched 160% by ASPSF for single parents of Clay, Craighead, Cross, Greene, Jackson, Lawrence, Poinsett and Randolph Counties. To date, the MSSPS fund has received two disbursements through this grant totaling $1,625 for eligible students of Randolph County.
Scholarships are awarded each year through the MSSPS fund to eligible residents of Randolph County. For more information, visit the Financial Aid link on BRTC’s website at www.blackrivertech.org or call the financial aid staff at 870-248-4000.