By Staff / Arkansas Business

Current seniors and future graduates of Arkadelphia High School who are eligible for Arkansas lottery-funded scholarships will have the balance of their college tuition and fees paid by a new scholarship program announced Tuesday.

The Arkadelphia Promise Scholarship, funded by the Ross Foundation and Southern Bancorp, both of Arkadelphia, was announced to a communitywide pep rally at the high school at which Gov. Mike Beebe was the keynote speaker. A taped congratulatory message from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan was also played to the crowd.

A fact sheet describing the Arkadelphia Promise Scholarship is available at

The new scholarship is similar to the El Dorado Promise, a scholarship program for graduates of El Dorado High School funded by Murphy Oil Corp.

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan addressed the community-wide “Education Pep Rally” in a recorded video Tuesday evening.

Posted on Nov - 15 - 2010

Community Wide Pep Rally

Exciting news for education in Arkadelphia was announced today at a community-wide “Education Pep Rally” at Arkadelphia High School. It was the unveiling of the Arkadelphia Promise. The rally was addressed by special guest speakers Governor Mike Beebe and, by video presentation, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. The AHS cheerleaders, Dazzlers, AHS Band, and  [ Read More ]