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Master of Education in Learning Systems Technology

LSTE Scholarship Announcement

Smiley Scholarship Offers $6,500 Learning Systems Masters

The Arkansas Community Foundation and the UALR College of Education are encouraging students pursuing a master’s degree in Learning Systems Technology at UALR to apply for the Walter Smiley IMPAC Scholarship. Applicants may apply for the $6,500-a-year scholarship through the UALR College of Education.

The scholarship is named for the venture capitalist who initiated IMPAC Learning Systems Inc, which implemented nearly 1,000 technology programs in Arkansas school districts between 1983 and 2002. The IMPAC Learning Systems Endowment was established at the Arkansas Community Foundation in 2002 as a legacy of the computers-in-schools program that impacted thousands of Arkansas teachers and students throughout the state.

The scholarship is open to prospective and currently enrolled graduate students in the Learning Systems Technology in Education program. Teachers who have received training in the use of technology in the classroom are especially encouraged to enroll in the LSTE master’s program and apply for the scholarship.

Applicants must meet all of the requirements for admission into the LSTE program, including:

Earned a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution with substantially the same undergraduate programs as UALR.

Achieved a 3.0 GPA on the last 60 hours (including post baccalaureate hours or a 2.7 GPA on all undergraduate hours taken for the baccalaureate degree).

Successfully applied to the UALR graduate school: UALR Graduate School

Passed an academic evaluation by the LSTE program coordinator.

Applicants must also submit a College of Education Scholarship Application outlining their interest and experience in utilizing educational technology in the classroom.

The scholarship application is available by accessing the following link: 2014-2015 Scholarship Application

Scholarship applications are due by 5:00pm in the College of Education Dean’s Office, Dickinson Hall 323 on Friday, February 28, 2014. Late applications will NOT be accepted.

All decisions will be made by the College of Education Scholarship Committee and will be final. The scholarship is renewable for up to six years.

For more information, contact Pat Martin at 501-569-8693 or

Updated 2.12.2014