Scholarship Findings Released

There is now more information available about who is benefitting from the Arkansas Lottery Scholarship. Act 1220, which was passed by the General Assembly in 2011, requires the Department of Higher Education, the Department of Education, and the Bureau of Legislative Research to conduct a joint study of the fairness of the distribution of Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarships funded by the Arkansas Lottery. Preliminary findings were released to the Arkansas Lottery Commission Legislative Oversight Committee on Monday, April 9. The findings include the distribution of scholarships by race, gender, and county of residence of scholarship recipients. It also shows recipients who previously qualified for free and reduced lunch programs in high school. Click here for the findings.