The Parsons-Burnett Scholarship is available to any North Little Rock School District teacher who meets the qualifications and who wishes to pursue a Master’s Degree. The scholarship is offered to NLR School District teachers by the NLR Retired Teachers Association.

Members of the Arkansas Retired Teachers Association continue to demonstrate their support for quality education at the elementary and secondary levels by providing incentive grants for teachers to improve their professional skills through graduate study. Contributions by ARTA members to the Association’s Memorial Fund will be utilized to supply $1,500 grants to practicing educators in Arkansas annually.

The applicant’s teaching performance, academic record, application statement and financial need will receive primary consideration from the Grant Selection Committee.

Eligibility requirements are as follows:

1) Practicing educator in Arkansas

2) Proven Academic Ability

3) Successful Teaching Experience (Minimum – one year). Interested persons can visit