The North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce Education Committee will be holding its 12th Annual Arkansas Scholars Banquet on Monday, April 7, in the Grand Hall at Pulaski Technical College, North Little Rock.

Arkansas Scholars is a program 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.

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:

• $1,000 Scholarship Sponsor. A graduating Arkansas Scholar is randomly chosen the night of the banquet to receive a $1,000 scholarship.

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

Persons interested in helping can contact Kenda Shields at the Chamber office at 372-5959 or You 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.