Arkansas Department of Education Division of Elementary and Secondary Education IMPACT Arkansas Fellowship

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The IMPACT Arkansas Fellowship is a non-traditional leadership preparation program provided by the University of Arkansas and funded by the Walton Family Foundation. The fellowship’s purpose is to prepare future leaders in low-income schools throughout Arkansas. Fellows receive a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership upon completion of this 18 month program. University of Arkansas Educational Leadership graduates have achieved a 100% pass rate on the School Leaders Licensure Assessment. Those accepted into the fellowship receive this degree at no personal cost.


  • Must have minimum of 3 years teaching experience
  • Must work in school with 70% or higher Free/Reduced Lunch rate
  • Must commit to stay in current district for 2 years, post-graduation
  • 18-month program, all online, ends with MS Ed. Leadership
  • $25,000 scholarship pays for all tuition costs

The dealine to apply is January 21, 2022.  More information can be found at or in the attached flyer.  


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