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
  • Blevins
  • Cornerstone Christian Academy
  • Fouke
  • Garrett Memorial Christian
  • Genoa Central
  • Hope
  • Lafayette County
  • Nevada
  • Prescott
  • Spring Hill
  • Taylor
  • 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 ashli.dykes@uacch.edu or 870-722-8267.