Arkadelphia Promise announces increase to AHS graduates’ scholarships

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For The Arkadelphian

ARKADELPHIA — The Arkadelphia Promise scholarship program announced an increase of $1,000 to the first year of the four-year scholarship today at its 12th annual signing day event. 

The program, funded by Southern Bancorp and the Ross Foundation, enables Arkadelphia High School students who graduate and score at least a 19 on the ACT to qualify for up to $15,000 over the course of four years from the Arkadelphia Promise.  

Jason Jones, executive director of the program, told the seniors that “this scholarship combined with the Arkansas Challenge makes it possible for every recipient from Arkadelphia High School to obtain a college degree with little to no debt.” 

With this group of seniors from the class of 2022, the Arkadelphia Promise will have invested close to $5 million in the program’s 12-year history into Arkadelphia High School graduates.

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