While the Arkansas Scholars program begins with the presentation to 8th graders, the largest responsibility of the community is keeping the students and the community aware of the program. As students progress from the 9th through the 12th grade, a variety of activities and motivational efforts are needed to remind students to stay with the Scholars program.
Developing program awareness and accompanying student incentives is unique each community. Success requires energy, along with imagination by everyone involved in the program to develop attractive incentives for the students. The local chamber’s Arkansas Scholars committee, along with teachers, counselors, and business leaders will be the best resource for developing these incentives.
A list of incentives that have been used in many Arkansas Scholars communities may be downloaded from this website.