Fall 2021 – Spring 2022 SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Eligibility and Application Procedures
Kids’ Chance of Arkansas is a program designed to provide scholarships to dependent children of workers who have been killed or become permanently and totally disabled from a compensable Arkansas workers’ compensation injury or accident. The injury or death of the parent must have resulted in a decrease in family earnings, which creates an impediment to the continuation of the applicant’s education.
BASIC APPLICANT ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
- Be unmarried and at least 16 years of age and no older than 22 years of age at the time of application
Demonstrate good academic achievement and aptitude
Be a current full-time student in a post-secondary educational program or have applied for entrance as a full-time student
COMPLETE APPLICATION PACKAGE CHECKLIST:
Kids’ Chance of Arkansas 2021-22 Scholarship Application and Media Release and Consent Form.
High school graduates: High School transcript with ACT scores.
College Freshmen: Submit a transcript verifying grades for the Fall 2020 term.
All Other Applicants: Submit full post-secondary career transcripts that include the Fall 2020 grades.
Note: If the transcript is being mailed directly by the school, the transcript must be received by the application deadline of May 15, 2021. Official transcripts are not required; photocopies of transcripts are acceptable.
Narrative: Submit typed, double-spaced narrative, not exceeding two pages, describing 1) the circumstances of the work-related injury/death of their parent/guardian; 2) academic and career aspirations; and, 3) biggest challenge in attending college and plans to overcome it.
Written Recommendation/Character Reference: Submit a written recommendation/character reference from a supervisor, coworker, community leader, teacher, or counselor.
Photograph (For promotional and advertising purposes.)
Place all of the above materials in the same 9″ x 12″ (or larger) envelope and mail to the address below. It is recommended that the application be sent by registered or certified mail. The complete application package must be received no later than May 15, 2021. Incomplete or late application packages will not be considered. Applications will be evaluated and recipients selected no later than July 1, 2021, with notification to recipients no later than July 3, 2021.
Kids’ Chance of Arkansas scholarships are made possible by charitable donations and excess funds generated from the annual AWCC Educational Conference, as provided by Act 1757 of 2001. The Kids’ Chance program is similar to programs in several other states, all based upon a concept originated in Georgia. It brings together employers, insurers, employee groups, and others involved in workers’ compensation matters to provide assistance for education to qualifying dependents.