Friday, June 19, 2020
Arkansas Legislature Approves $3 Million in 
Succeed Scholarship Funding
99% of Parents Believe the Succeed Scholarship Should Remain Available to Arkansas Students with Disabilities

Little Rock, AR - Today, the Arkansas Legislature approved $3 million in funding for the Succeed Scholarship, a program designed legislatively to provide scholarships for students with disabilities to attend an eligible private school. 

This announcement comes just ahead of the opening of the Succeed Scholarship application window which is this Monday, June 22 at 8:00 A.M. To apply, click here and for more information on the program, click here

In a recent poll, The Reform Alliance learned that 99% of Succeed Scholarship families believe the program should continue to be available to Arkansas students with disabilities. 
The Succeed Scholarship Program (SSP) was enacted in 2015 by the Arkansas Legislature as the state’s first voucher program. To date, the SSP has granted over 500 scholarships to Arkansas K-12 students! Recently, The Reform Alliance celebrated the 2020 Succeed Scholarship Program graduates . Below are what parents had to say about this program:

“I am so thankful for the Succeed Scholarship! It helped our household immensely, and gave my son an opportunity for excellent education,” said graduate Christian Shreve’s mother. “As his mom, I’ve seen first hand the man he is growing into and could not be more proud of him as he goes on to contribute to society. Thank you Succeed Scholarship!!”

“Our family would like to take this time to say we have been very blessed to be a part of the Succeed Scholarship,” said graduate Darien Porch’s mother. “It has been an amazing experience to have The Reform Alliance be such an advocate for Darien’s education success. You guys R-O-C-K! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”

We applaud the Arkansas Legislature for approving this funding and supporting the Succeed Scholarship," said Emmy Henley, Managing Director of The Reform Alliance. "We have seen this program change the lives of students and their families since it was implemented and we are honored to be part of the process.”  

You can read more from parents here .