Applications for Minority Teacher Scholarship available

PINE BLUFF –
Applications for the Arkansas Geographical Critical Needs Minority Teacher Scholarship Program are now available for the spring 2015 semester for all two-year and four-year colleges/universities in the state of Arkansas.

The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) administers the scholarship program that 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 $1,500.00 per academic year (fall and spring semesters) for full-time enrollment and up to $750.00 per academic year for part-time enrollment.

To be eligible, an applicant must: be an African American, Hispanic American, Asian American or Native American; be enrolled in or accepted for enrollment as an undergraduate student at a baccalaureate degree-granting institution of higher education or at an accredited state-supported community college with teacher education as a major.

Applicants must submit an application, along with all official transcripts to the Arkansas Geographical Critical Needs Minority Teacher Scholarship Program, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Mail Slot – 4986, Pine Bluff, AR 71601. The deadline to apply is October 10, 2014. The Arkansas Geographical Critical Needs Minority Teacher Scholarship Funds may be used at any two-year or four-year college or university in the state of Arkansas.

For more information, contact the UAPB School of Education at (870) 575-7011 or (870) 575-8062.

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