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PCSSD Scholarship

The Pulaski County Special School District’s Scholarship Committee, coordinated through the Equity and Pupil Services, will award $2,500 scholarships to college-bound students. The deadline to apply for a scholarship is Friday, April 7, 2017. Please see the following for more information and an application.

PCSSD Scholarship Application
Letter of Recommendation
Free and Reduced Lunch Waiver

  1. The deadline for scholarship applications is Friday, April 7, 2017. Refer to below for eligibility requirements.
  2. Refer to application process below for a list of the supporting documents needed (i.e., reference forms and letters, evidence of GPA, etc.).  Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  3. Type or print legibly. Illegible applications may not be considered. You may download a copy of the application above.
  4. If you have any questions about the application please contact your school counselor.

NOTE:  Scholarship funds will be awarded to the student upon evidence of enrollment in an accredited post-secondary institution. Recipients of the scholarships will be announced after May 1.

Purpose

To provide scholarships to deserving Pulaski County Special School District African-American graduating seniors interested in or intending to pursue post-high school course of study at either college/university or other post-secondary educational institution.

Award Components

$2500 scholarships awarded to students selected by the Pulaski County Special School District Scholarship Committee.

Qualifications

  1. Student must have attended and successfully completed a minimum of six (6) semesters, of which two (2) will be during the senior year, at a District high school.
  2. Student must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0.
  3. Student must be enrolled in a post-secondary school in Arkansas as a full time student.
  4. Financial need is a criterion for eligibility.
  5. The District will fund the scholarship for one year. 

Application Process

Applicant must submit the following items:

  1. Completed application (if handwritten, please print legibly).
  2. Letter of application addressed to the Scholarship Committee. The letter should contain a brief explanation of career goals and biographical (background) information.
  3. Three (3) letters of recommendations from choice of high school teachers, administrators, counselors, employers, or individual with significant knowledge of applicant’s experience and involvement.
  4. Your most recent school transcript with cumulative grade point average and a class standing/rank.
  5. Personal 500 word Essay.  

Please mail OR submit application in person to:

Janice Warren, Ed. D., Assistant Superintendent for Equity and Pupil Services
Division of Equity and Pupil Services
925 E. Dixon Road/ PO Box 8601
Little Rock, AR 72216-8601

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