Parsons-Burnett Scholarship Program

ARTA awards the Parsons-Burnett Scholarship Grants each year to Arkansas public school employees for the purpose of furthering their own education.

Applications are accepted between March 15 and June 15 of each year.

Classified Employees

Eligibility

  1. Applicant must be currently employed as an educator in an Arkansas public school.

  2. Applicant must be working towards a specific graduate degree, endorsement or certification.

  3. Previous applicants may reapply.

  4. Requests for funds to pay off student debt are not eligible.

 

Application

  1. Applications must be completed online.

  2. Supporting documents should be uploaded as part of the application when possible.

  3. Electronic transcripts may be sent directly to ARTA. Call 501-375-2858 for instructions.

 

Competitive Award Process

  1. Applications are reviewed by a committee of ARTA members.

  2. Evaluation criteria for the awards are:

       a) academic record;
       b) teaching performance;

       c) innovation;

       d) financial need;

       e) personal appeal;

   3. Scholarship grants will be awarded to applicants based on highest
       ranked scores.

   4. All applicants will receive a letter confirming the status of their
       application.

   5. Awards will be presented to recipients at their local district.

Certified Employees

Eligibility

  1. To be Determined

 

Application

  1. Applications must be completed online.

  2. Supporting documents should be uploaded as part of the application when possible.

  3. Electronic transcripts may be sent directly to ARTA. Call 501-375-2858 for instructions.

 

Competitive Award Process

  1. Applications are reviewed by a committee of ARTA members.

  2. Evaluation criteria for the awards are in development.

   3. Scholarship grants will be awarded to applicants based on highest
       ranked scores.

   4. All applicants will receive a letter confirming the status of their
       application.

   5. Awards will be presented to recipients at their local districts.

The Parsons-Burnett Scholarship Program was established in 1995. It was renamed in 1996 for Floyd Parsons and Johnnie Burnett.
To date, more than $185,000 in scholarships have been awarded. The scholarships are primarily funded by donations and other contributions from ARTA members and their families.