Promise Scholarship Conference

Community leaders in a number of Arkansas towns are leading the way for education and workforce development by establishing “Promise Scholarships” – programs that guarantee college scholarships for students who meet minimum academic requirements.

Arkansas Community Foundation recently hosted the Promise Scholarship Conference to help community leaders discover what it takes to create a Promise Scholarship in their own town. 32 communities participated. Will your town be the next to make a promise to future generations? 

What if every student in your community were guaranteed the chance to go to college? Think it’s not possible? Think again.

Promise Scholarship Resources

These resources are available for use by individuals and communities interested in learning more about how to create a Promise Scholarship. 

This spreadsheet, prepared by Dr. Wesley Kluck of Ouachita Baptist University, provides the formulas used by the Arkadelphia Promise to make financial projections for the future of their scholarship. 

**This spreadsheet includes certain assumptions made by Arkadelphia Promise for purposes of its program.  Arkansas Community Foundation urges caution by any other group interested in forming a Promise organization in proceeding with the same assumptions.  Please contact David Johnson at Arkansas Community Foundation at djohnson@arcf.org for further details.

This document from the Arkansas Department of Higher Education outlines the number and demographics of Arkansas students attending two- and four-year institutions in the state. 

This spreadsheet details the cost of tuition and fees over the past five years at each of Arkansas's public higher education institutions. 

This spreadsheet compares the income Arkansas's public higher education institutions receive from general revenue versus student tuition. 

COMING SOON! Arkansas Promise Whitepaper
This document will outline several Promise Scholarship models and suggest best practices for establishing a scholarship in your town. 


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