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Single parents receive financial aid for college

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Some Craighead County single parents got some financial aid for going back to college.

The ceremony was held on Monday afternoon, checks and certificates were passed out for those receiving the scholarships.

Vice-Chair of the scholarship committee, Perry Jackson said the money is designed to give single parents a "second chance" to go back to school. He said some might not have this chance without the money they received Monday. "I think it's very important, the Craighead County Single Parent Scholarship provides that second chance," said Jackson.

Jackson said that he is from a single parent home himself and that his family did not have this same opportunity for money to return to college.

The money awarded is based on hours taken per semester.

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