The North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce Education Committee’s Arkansas Scholars program is one of the Arkansas Business and Education Alliance supported by the North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce. Students are required to meet a set of criteria that will prepare them for both the workplace and additional education after high school. The program is centered on academic achievement for a broad range of students.

As a celebration for the seniors who have achieved these goals, the chamber will hold the 11th Annual Arkansas Scholars Banquet on Monday, April 8, in the Grand Hall at Pulaski Technical College, North Little Rock. This banquet is for the students and their parents.

The Chamber is asking its business members or individuals to partner in this great achievement. The sponsorship opportunities available are:

Scholarship Sponsor - $1,000. Each graduating Arkansas Scholar is randomly chosen to receive a $1000 scholarship. The scholarship can be in the name of or in honor of someone of a company’s choice.

Banquet Table Sponsor - $250. The chamber is asking its business partners or individuals to sponsor a table at the award banquet at a cost of $250 per table.

For both the scholarship and sponsorship, a business name will be prominently displayed on the table, in the program and your name will be included in the paid announcement in the Arkansas Democrat Gazette. A sponsorship also includes complimentary tickets to the banquet.

The Chamber appreciates support of its Education Committee and its efforts to encourage the students in the North Little Rock School District to be better prepared for the next chapter in their life. The Chamber appreciates Pulaski Technical College who provides a full tuition scholarship to each graduating Arkansas Scholar.

Anyone interested in procuring a sponsorship should contact Kenda Shields at the Chamber office at 372-5959 / Sponsors will be billed at a later date.

Contributions to the North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce are not deductible as charitable contributions on the donor’s federal income tax return. They may be deductible as trade or business expenses if ordinary and necessary in the conduct of the taxpayer’s business.