Arkansas Gov. Signs STEM Grants LawMarch 3, 2017 |
by Associated Press
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has signed into law a new program providing two years of tuition and fees at an Arkansas community or technical college for students enrolling in high-demand fields of study.
Hutchinson signed legislation March 2 outlining his proposed ArFuture Grants program. The program will be funded by redirecting $8.2 million in general funds from other grant programs. The measure takes effect immediately.
The grant will be available on a first-come, first-served basis to traditional, home school and non-traditional students in the state. They are targeted toward students in high-demand fields, or in science, technology, engineering or mathematics fields.