Arkansas Delegation Announces More Than $2 Million For Arkansas Higher Education

Jul 22, 2015

At least nine colleges and universities in the state will receive help from the U.S. Department of Education Student Support Services Program, the state’s congressional delegation said Wednesday.

Sens. John Boozman, R-Ark. and Tom Cotton, R-Ark., along with Reps. Rick Crawford, R-Jonesboro, French Hill, R-Little Rock, Steve Womack, R-Rogers, and Bruce Westerman, R-Hot Springs, announced more than $2 million in funding for Arkansas higher education under the U.S. Department of Education Student Support Services Program.

The colleges and universities to receive funding were:

  • Arkadelphia: Henderson State University will receive $247,582 for funding under the Student Support Services Program.
  • Batesville: University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville will receive $220,000 for funding under the Student Support Services Program.
  • Fort Smith: University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will receive $220,000 for funding under the Student Support Services Program.
  • Helena-West Helena: Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas will receive $314,691 for funding under the Student Support Services Program.
  • Hot Springs: National Park Community College will receive $352,838 for funding under the Student Support Services Program.
  • Melbourne: Ozarka College will receive $278,421 for funding under the Student Support Services Program.
  • North Little Rock: Pulaski Technical College will receive $231,103 for funding under the Student Support Services Program.
  • Russellville: Arkansas Tech University will receive $220,000 for funding under the Student Services Support Services.
  • Siloam Springs: John Brown University will receive $231,103 for funding under the Student Support Services Program.

The competitive grants are awarded to institutions of higher education to provide opportunities for academic development, assist students with basic college requirements and to motivate students toward the successful completion of their postsecondary education. Student Support Services (SSS) programs aim to provide services promoting persistence in and graduation from postsecondary institutions for low-income, first-generation students and students with disabilities.