Breaking barriers to higher education: You can help a student succeed on the ACT
The University of Arkansas at Hope-Texarkana is offering an opportunity to help a student in need participate in the upcoming ACT Prep workshop. A contribution of only $15.00 can provide a student with a scholarship to attend one session of the workshop or $30.00 can send a student to both sessions. Scholarships can also be designated to students from specific schools.
Schools participating in the workshop include:
- Arkansas High
- Cornerstone Christian Academy
- Garrett Memorial Christian
- Genoa Central
- Lafayette County
- Spring Hill
- Trinity Christian School
The workshops are for high school seniors and will be held on Saturday, November 12, and Saturday, December 3, 2016, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on the UofA Hope campus. The cost of each workshop is $15 per Saturday or $5 per Saturday for students who qualify. “The December ACT is typically the last chance a high school senior has to get his or her score up before scholarship applications are due. This workshop will focus on both skill review and test-taking strategies to help students raise their scores, since a couple of points can mean the difference of hundreds or even thousands of scholarship dollars,” according to Ashli Dykes, UAHT Concurrent Credit Coordinator.
The workshops will offer focused, discipline-specific skills in all four ACT areas: Reading, English, Math, and Science. Students can choose to attend one or both Saturdays and may take Reading/English on one Saturday and Math/Science on the other Saturday. An additional ACT Prep workshop for 8-11th graders will be held in early summer, prior to the June ACT.
If you are interested in funding a student, please contact Jill Bobo at 870-722-8516 or send checks payable to the UofA Hope-Texarkana Foundation, 2500 S. Main, Hope, AR, 71801, with the notation “ACT Prep scholarship.”
For an application to the ACT Prep workshop, please see a high school counselor or contact Ashli Dykes at or 870-722-8267.