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Promise scholarships pave path to college in Arkansas


August 19, 2018

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. (AP) — Southern Bancorp Inc., the Ross Foundation and Murphy Oil Corp. are spending millions on Promise scholarships that sponsors and an administrator say have increased the college-going rate of high school graduates in Arkadelphia and El Dorado.

The scholarships offer to pay college tuition and fees for most high school graduates from certain geographic areas.

The El Dorado and Arkadelphia programs have also inspired the Great River Promise scholarships offered by Arkansas Northeastern College in Blytheville and at the Helena-West Helena and DeWitt campuses of Phill...

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