All SPSEF scholarships, as well as colleges/universities, require your current Free Application for Federal Student Aid – Expected Family Contribution (FAFSA-EFC) when applying for financial aid. To apply for a scholarship, follow these steps:
Before you apply for any of the Foundation’s Scholarships you MUST complete the FAFSA. To access the FAFSA website: https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa. Once you have completed the FAFSA, you will receive your Student Aid Report (SAR) with an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) number listed in the top right hand corner. You will need your EFC number to complete the Foundation Scholarship Application.
To see if you are eligible to apply for a particular scholarship, click on each of the scholarship names listed below to read the eligibility, criteria, and guidelines for applying.
To apply for a specific scholarship click on the blue APPLY button next to the scholarship name. Students may apply for multiple scholarships.
Once you have been redirected to the scholarship application page you will be prompted to create an account and then begin filling out the application. If you can’t finish the entire application in one session, don’t worry because you will be able to save your work and return at a later time to complete or update your application.
The Foundation only accepts scholarship applications between February 1st and April 1st. For more information about applying for scholarships, please contact the Foundation Office at (479) 365-2696 or via email at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Workforce Scholarships have also been created to support students who intend to enter the workforce in a job that typically requires a two-year degree or certificate from a trade school or two-year community college.
Renewing Your Scholarship
If your scholarship is renewable, each year you must complete this Scholarship Renewal Application and request an OFFICIAL copy of your transcript be sent to the SPSEF Office before June 1st. You can either mail your transcript to:
Springdale Public Schools Education Foundation
800 E. Emma Ave., Suite 327
Springdale AR 72764
You can have the college or vocational school email an OFFICIAL copy of your transcript to: Chris@spsef.org
Your renewal application will not be complete until your transcript is received in the Foundation Office and it has been determined that you have met all of the requirements to receive funding for another year.