UNIVERISTY OF ARKANSAS-- The University of Arkansas, represented at the nation's Capitol this week for an "education summit."
UNIVERISTY OF ARKANSAS-- The University of Arkansas, represented at the nation's Capitol this week for an "education summit". And the goal... To make it easier for low-income students to attend college. With the Chancellor David Gearhart now back in Northest Arkansas, he's ready to use what he learned. He says the University is already on the "cutting edge" of helping low-income students succeed. But more plans are in place to help kids start planning for college at an early age. "We call it "cradle to grave." says Gearhart. "We wanna get students to start thinking about getting a degree in grade school before even having the opportunity to come to the university. Help early on, ACT test, ACT seminar for them, to help them understand the riggers of it." "We wanna help with scholarship support filling out various forms for federal support.."
Gearhart says the programs planned in the coming weeks are aimed at not only helping students with financial support... But also keeping them in college. That way, they can focus on a job after school.
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