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    Student success programs for underrepresented students at UA Little Rock cited as one of the reasons the university scored the highest social mobility ranking.

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About Donaldson Scholars

The Charles W. Donaldson Scholars Academy aims to increase high school graduation rates of students while preparing them for college success starting while they are in grades 9-12.

How To Apply

The Donaldson Academy will help you realize your dreams by preparing you for a college education and helping to ensure your success once you are admitted to college. Apply now to find out how!

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Scholarship Opps

There are many benefits to becoming a Donaldson Scholar including the opportunity to earn a $2,500 annual scholarship, renewable for up to four years to one of two central Arkansas colleges.

Donaldson Scholars in the News

Donaldson Scholars, other inclusive programs propel UALR to number one

Student success programs for underrepresented students at UA Little Rock cited as one of the reasons the university scored the highest social mobility ranking.

John Walker, Joy Springer, Charles Donaldson

John Walker, Donaldson Academy Partner, Civil Rights Trailblazer dies at 82

John Walker, Donaldson Academy Partner, Civil Rights Trailblazer dies at 82.

GRADUATING ASSOCIATE DEAN SAYS ‘IT’S ALL ABOUT THE STUDENTS’

Courtesy of UA Little Rock Office of Communications, May 17, 2019 A well-known associate dean at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock said he is looking forward to helping the “most important people on campus” after completing his college education….

Donaldson Scholars, other inclusive programs propel UALR to number one

Student success programs for underrepresented students at UA Little Rock cited as one of the reasons the university scored the highest social mobility ranking.

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GRADUATING ASSOCIATE DEAN SAYS ‘IT’S ALL ABOUT THE STUDENTS’

Courtesy of UA Little Rock Office of Communications, May 17, 2019 A well-known associate dean at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock said he is looking forward to helping the “most important people on campus” after completing his college education….

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CWDSA Spring Class of 2019!

Congratulations to our CWDSA Scholars! Pictured above are Akeia Joyner, Charles Bryant, Tristan Branstetter, Makala Clayton, Kristen Gregory, Gayla Pace, Micaela Whitelow, Tanecia Stanley, and Alexus Fyer. Not pictured but also CWDSA college graduates, are Deja Avery and Zhada Lee.

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