SCHOLARSHIPS

AAGEA SCHOLARSHIP

Are you currently working on your graduate degree in gifted education and administration? The Arkansas Association of Gifted Education Administrators is currently accepting scholarship applications for individuals pursing their graduate degree in gifted education and administration or related fields. Two scholarship awards will be presented during the AAEA Summer Conference in Little Rock, AR in August. 

Please click here to download the 2021 AAGEA Scholarship Application. The completed application must be postmarked on or before March 5, 2021. 

AASBO ANITA MURPHREE SCHOLARSHIP

The first scholarship honoring the memory of Anita Murphree was given in February 2003. Because of Anita’s dedication and service to AASBO and SASBO, and her leadership in school business, the AASBO Board of Directors voted to pay the registration fee for an AASBO member to attend the Annual SASBO Conference. The SASBO Board of Directors implemented the same scholarship to be given away in each of the 13 states that make up the Southeastern Association. A drawing is held at the Annual AASBO Conference during the Business Meeting for the AASBO and SASBO scholarships.

AASBO MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The 2020 AASBO Scholarship application is now available. Graduating seniors who are sons/daughters/legal dependents of AASBO members are eligible to apply. The application must be received on or before April 9, 2021. 

Please click here to download the 2021 AASBO Scholarship Application. 

AAFC SCHOLARSHIP

The Arkansas Association of Federal Coordinators (AAFC) awards the AAFC Scholarship to high school seniors of AAFC members to supplement college costs beginning their freshman year. This scholarship award is $1,000 for the first Academic Year, and will be awarded to full-time students who enroll in an Arkansas College or University, including junior colleges, community and vocational or technical colleges, and plan to major in education.

Please click here to download the 2020-2021 AAFC Scholarship Application. The completed application must be received on or before February 19, 2021.

AAMLA SCHOLARSHIP

Two scholarships will be awarded for graduate study related to Educational Administration, or other related fields in Educational Leadership.

Amount of the scholarship is the cost of graduate hours totaling up too, but not to exceed $1,500.

Please click here to download the 2021 AAMLA Scholarship Application. The completed application must be postmarked on or before May 1, 2021. 

AASEA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarships are awarded for undergraduate junior, senior, or graduate study in the following fields related to the education of children with special needs: Mental Retardation, Speech Therapy, Emotionally Disturbed, Specific Learning Disability, Hearing Impaired, Orthopedically Impaired, Visually Impaired/Blind, Special Education Supervision, and Administration or other related fields at the AASEA Scholarship Committee’s discretion. The application and additional information is available online under "Constituent Groups" and then "AASEA."

Please click here to access for the 2021 Scholarship Application. The completed application must be submitted on or before April 9, 2021. 

AASEA LEGACY SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarships are awarded for undergraduate Junior, Senior, or graduate study in fields related to the delivery of services to children with special needs and/or to those who have a disability for which he or she has received services. Consideration will be given for the areas of K-12 Special Education, Early Childhood Special Education, Speech Pathology, Occupational Therapy, Special Education Supervision and Administration or other related fields at the AASEA Scholarship committee’s discretion. Consideration will be given to persons employed or planning to be employed by school districts or educational cooperatives in Arkansas.

Please click here to access for the 2021 Scholarship Application. The completed application must be submitted on or before April 9, 2021. 

AACTEA SCHOLARSHIP

The Arkansas Association of Career and Technical Education Administrators (AACTEA) is offering two scholarships to high school seniors to supplement education costs during their freshman year. The scholarship awards are $500.00 each and will be awarded to full-time or part-time students who enroll in an Arkansas college or university, including junior colleges, community colleges, and vocational/technical colleges. All applications must be postmarked on or before April 1, 2021. The form can be downloaded here.

AACTEA 2021 Scholarship Winners
Three Students to Received $500

AACTEA recently awarded three scholarships to the following students: Ta'Nya Burnett - Academies of West Memphis, Lauren Compton - Berryville High School, and Avery Hall - Valley View. The scholarship awards are $500.00 each for the first academic year. Congratulations to these very deserving students!

Eligibility requirements included:

  • Concentrator or Completer status on at least one Program of Study

  • Having a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 grading scale

  • Exhibiting a good citizenship record with no suspensions or expulsions

  • Attempted or achieved an industry certification (ex CRC, OSHA, MTA)

  • Planning to major in a demand occupation (listed on Discover Arkansas)

ASPMA SCHOLARSHIP

The Arkansas School Plant Management Association (ASPMA) seeks to promote the continuation of education by offering scholarships to students in search of a vocational, associate or bachelor’s degree.

Any graduating high school senior is eligible to apply for a scholarship. A total of $10,000 is budgeted for this program for individuals based on the selection criteria. The scholarship amount given to any one student is at the discretion of the scholarship committee but this amount shall not exceed $5,000. Awarded scholarships are eligible for renewal if funds are available. The scholarship payment shall be made directly to the student to assist them with their educational expenses.

Please click here to download the 2020-2021 ASPMA Scholarship Application. All applications must be postmarked on or before April 9th, 2021.

C.B. GARRISON SCHOLARSHIP

For twenty-seven years, Mass Group Marketing of Richardson, Texas and the Arkansas Association of Educational Administrators have awarded a $1,000 scholarship to a son or daughter of an AAEA member. John Beesley, Founder of Mass Group Marketing, established the scholarship in honor of Dr. C. B. Garrison, former Superintendent of the Fort Smith Public Schools.

Selection is based on academic excellence, leadership in school activities, work experiences and community service. The application and additional information is available in January.

Please click here to download the 2020-2021 C.B. Garrison Scholarship Application. All applications must be postmarked on or before April 9th, 2021.

THE NATIONAL SCHOOL PLANT MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION (NSPMA) - SCHOLARSHIP 

The National School Plant Management Association (NSPMA) seeks to assist qualified students who are continuing their education by offering scholarships to those pursuing a Technical/ Trade Certification, Associates or Bachelor of Facilities / Engineering degree.

Any graduating high school senior, college freshman, sophomore, or junior is eligible to apply for a scholarship.  The total number of scholarship awards is based on available funding capabilities of the NSPMA Scholarship Trust Fund.  Awards are based on the selection criteria of:  financial need, academic achievement, co-curricular participation, community service, and essay response. Individual scholarships may range from $500 up to $1,500 depending on the candidate’s interest, evaluation results, and recommendation from the NSPMA Scholarship Committee.

More information and an application can be found here. The 2022 application deadline is December 15, 2021.

DR. KELLAR F. NOGGLE ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

Dr. Kellar Noggle served as the Executive Director of the Arkansas Association of Educational Administrators from 1976-2005. Prior to 1976, Dr. Noggle contributed 15 years of educational service to the children of Arkansas.

As a tribute to Dr. Noggle's outstanding leadership and to honor his long-standing relationship with the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, an endowed scholarship was established in his name.

Anyone wishing to contribute to the scholarship can send a check to: University of Arkansas, College of Education and Health Professions Development Office, 303 Graduate Education Building, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701. For additional information on the application process, please call 479-575-3208 or click here.

GARY L. KEES MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

For 49 years, Gary L. Kees was dedicated to improving the public education system in the state of Arkansas. As a tribute to Mr. Kees' outstanding leadership and to honor his long-standing relationship with the AEAA and Arkansas River Education Service Cooperative, an endowed scholarship was established in his name.

Graduating seniors at an ARESC-member school who intend to pursue a career in public education are encouraged to apply for the $2500 scholarship.

Please click here to download the Gary L. Kees Scholarship Application. All application packets must be received by March 19, 2021