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State Teacher Assistance Resource (STAR) Program

Sponsored by: Arkansas Department of Higher Education

Applicant must maintain a 2.75 college GPA, be enrolled full time with an agreement to teach in an Arkansas school that has a critical shortage of teachers or with an agreement to teach in the fields of math, science, foreign language or special language.


Application Deadline June 1
Scholarship, Grant, Fellowship or Contest Scholarship
Number of Applications 300
Required areas of study teacher education
Awarded every year? yes
Renewable? yes
Must be repaid?
Award must be repaid unless recipient teaches in an approved subject area or Arkansas public school for a designated period of time.
Required to attend a specific school? no



Max $6,000
Min $3,000


Average 250

Contact Information

Lillian Williams
Asst. Coordinator for Student Financial Aid
Arkansas Department of Higher Education
114 East Capitol
Little Rock, AR 72201-3818 United States

Phone: (501) 371-2050
Fax: (501) 371-2001

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