Scholarships available for minorities to teach in the Delta


Applications for the Arkansas Geographical Critical Needs Minority Teacher Scholarship Program are now available for the Fall 2013 semester at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and all two-year and four-year colleges/universities.

UAPB administers the scholarship program, which was reauthorized by the 84th General Assembly (Act 1746) to address the shortage of public school teachers in the Delta Region, particularly minority teachers.

The program awards up to $1,500 per academic year (fall and spring semesters) for full-time enrollment and up to $750 per academic year for part-time enrollment.

To be eligible, an applicant must be African American, Hispanic American, Asian American or Native American and be enrolled in or accepted for enrollment at a baccalaureate degree-granting institution of higher education or at an accredited state-supported community college.

Applicants must submit an application along with all official transcripts to: Arkansas Geographical Critical Needs Minority Teacher Scholarship Program, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, 1200 N. University Drive, Mail Slot 4986, Pine Bluff, AR 71601. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, July 31. Eligible applicants will be notified of their awards. The funds may be used at any two-year or four-year college or university in the state of Arkansas.

Details: 575-7011 or 575-8062.