March 08, 2018
– Christy Lamas, Arkansas Youth Leadership Forum Coordinator; Shemar Davis, Participant || Arkansas Rehabilitation Services, a division of the Arkansas Department of Career Education is currently accepting applications for their Arkansas Youth Leadership Forum (YLF). The overnight conference is for youth and young adult with disabilities held annually on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas (UCA). YLF participants build leadership skills and leave better prepared for future employment, higher education, and independent living. The application deadline is March 30th. Conference Dates: July 8th-13th. For more information, call 501-519-9406 or visit ARCareerED.org/YLF
-Amber Booth, Senior Diversity Specialist at the UAMS Center for Diversity || The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) will have Diversity Day hosted by the Center for Diversity Affairs, Friday, March 9th from 8am-3:30pm on the 2nd Floor of the I. Dodd Wilson Education Building. Undergraduate students will have the opportunity to tour the six UAMS colleges and graduate school, participate in hands-on simulated clinical activities, and interact with health professions students. Diversity Day is meant to encourage underrepresented students to pursue a career in health care. Parking will be available in Parking Deck 2 off Hooper Drive. For more information, call 501-686-8149 or visit cda.uams.edu.
-Gregg Ledbetter, Head of Enrollment and Financial Aid at Pulaski Academy; Sydney Skrivanos, Junior; Jazmene McMillan, Sophmore; and Corinthian Bray, 8th grade student || Pulaski Academy is taking applications for their Community OutReach (COR) Scholars Program. COR is an outgrowth of their Malone Family Foundation Scholars Program. Pulaski Academy received a 2 million dollar gift from the Malone Family Foundation (only school in the state and one of 51 in the US) to provide students entering grades 7th-12th grades tuition assistance. Students must achieve high grades and test scores (top 5% of their class) and have a financial need. The goal of the COR Scholars Program is to attract outstanding students to Pulaski Academy; students who are extraordinary leaders and scholars with outstanding character. Individual merit in these three areas and a demonstrated financial need are the criteria for selection. Application deadline is April 15th. To apply and learn more, visit www.pulaskiacademy.org or call 501-604-1923.