ForwARd Arkansas Gives $75,000 to UAteach Program

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.- - The UAteach program received a $75,000 donation from ForwARd Arkansas, a partnership between the AR Board of Education, the Walton Family Foundation and the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation.

The donation will be used as scholarships for University of Arkansas students pursuing a secondary teaching license in computer science.

“We are pleased to support future educators in our state that will be rigorously prepared to teach STEM and computer science,” said Susan Harriman, executive director of ForwARd Arkansas. “We know that graduates of the UAteach program are highly employable, and our ForwARd communities will certainly benefit from their knowledgeable experience.”

Recipients of the scholarship must teach in one of ForwARd Arkansas's five communities. The scholarships come after Governor Asa Hutchinson allotted $2.5 million in the state's budget to fund teacher training in computer science.

For more information on ForwARd Arkansas, click here.

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