Special Programs and Projects
Arkansas Gubernatorial Internship Program
The Arkansas Gubernatorial Internship Program offers an excellent opportunity to serve the State and gain firsthand experience in public service. We are seeking exceptional candidates to apply to this highly competitive program.
For information and/or an application for the program, click here.
Governor's Commission on People with Disabilities
The Arkansas Governor’s Commission on People with Disabilities will award several student scholarships. Applications are graded by the Scholarship Committee on the basis of financial need, academic achievement, community involvement, goals, and the specific challenges faced by an individual due to disability.
For more scholarship opportunities visit the following:
- Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE) Universal Scholarship Application – The Web site offers a free search in one location of 21 state and lottery-funded scholarships, grants, and loan reimbursements. By answering a few questions, college-bound, high-school students and adults seeking continuing education can see programs that might be available to them. Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE)
- Fund My Future, a Division of ASLA - The Web site offers a free scholarship search of hundreds of scholarships and grants for which Arkansas students may be eligible. These scholarships/grants are for all different types of majors and programs. There is a Quick Search and My Backpack that allow you to save your searches for follow-up. Fund My Future a division of ASLA
- Arkansas Next - The Web site provides a number of resources for information on colleges and helpful tips about top-paying jobs. Arkansas Next
- KnowHow2Go - The Web site provides helpful step-by-step tips for getting into college and choosing a career. KnowHow2Go
This Web site was created to serve as a central information repository for state agencies, as well as the general public, providing information for 'Go Green' initiatives and energy-saving ideas at the state and national levels. Green.Arkansas.Gov
This Web site provides a wealth of information about searching for a job, education and training, and college-and-career planning. The site also has an online jobs-search feature and a mobile jobs-and-education search. Arkansas Works
This is the State of Arkansas’s Web site devoted solely to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The site provides information concerning a variety of projects and programs being funded by the Recovery Act in Arkansas, from broad overviews of major programs, such as the Recovery Act’s support for education, to vendor-specific information on where and how Recovery Act dollars are being spent. The Web site also has an iphone and mobile application for finding projects by county. Recovery.Arkansas.Gov
Transparency.Arkansas.gov is a resource for citizens, legislators, news media, scholars, and nonprofit groups who want to know where the state, their city, town, and school district get their money, and how they spend it. It was created as a result of Act 303 which was passed in the 2011 General Session requiring the Department of Finance and Administration to create a free website, accessible to the public that contains state financial information. Transparency.Arkansas.gov
In Arkansas, 160,000 children go without food on a regular basis. Despite our progress in making nutritious food available, Arkansas has the highest percentage of hungry children of any state in the country. To resolve this unacceptable situation, Arkansas has introduced the No Child Hungry campaign to end childhood hunger in the state.
The Special Nutrition Programs provide reimbursement for well-balanced, nutritious meals served to individuals enrolled in the Child Care Food Program, National School Lunch Program, Special Milk Program, and the Summer Food Service Program. Locate a special nutrition provider near you.