What is “Get Your Feet Wet”?
The “Get Your Feet Wet” scholarship sets graduate students up for success. This scholarship supports students in their first semester of graduate school by paying tuition for one three-credit-hour course in their program.
To learn more about this opportunity, check out the video below.
The “Get Your Feet Wet” scholarship sets graduate students up for success. This scholarship supports students in their first semester of graduate school by p…
The “Get Your Feet Wet” scholarship is open to applicants who meet the following criteria:
- Must be a U.S. citizen
- Must be fully admitted to a graduate program at UA Little Rock
- Have not been awarded a graduate assistantship
- Enrolled in their first semester of grad school
Applications are now open. Recipients will be contacted before classes begin.
Scholarships will be awarded on a competitive basis. Funding will be distributed in the fall, and some funding will be reserved to support applicants planning to start graduate school in the spring.
All applicants are encouraged to apply and complete their graduate school application as soon as possible. Individuals that do not complete their application and are not admitted into a graduate program will not be considered.
Past Scholarship Recipients
During the pilot of the “Get Your Feet Wet” scholarship, the UA Little Rock Graduate School was able to assist several individuals from different backgrounds. Some recipients were new students to the university, and some were parents or the sole breadwinner in their families.
All applicants were interested in graduate school but needed financial assistance to help make that dream happen. The “Get Your Feet Wet” scholarship made these dreams a reality. Here are a few of their stories.
“I am the only source of income in my household due to COVID. My son is special needs and requires more assistance with the school environment being unstable due to closures, so my husband had to stop working to stay home with him while I continued working. Having this award would help me be able to financially afford to start graduate school in the fall.”
– Jennifer, LSTE MEd
“I have been a child forensic interviewer for over 4 years. My goal is to move from interviewing children to aiding them in working through their trauma. I want to do trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy with children who desperately need it. My heart is in working with children and I want to continue to do so. I have put off school for years now because I was unsure how I would pay for it. I’m still not completely sure how to make my internship work and still be able to work. With 3 children to support, I cannot afford to not work. This aid would greatly benefit me and would provide a lot of relief for me.”
– Morgan, Social Work
“I find myself somewhere I never imagined I would be. I planned to work at Dassault Falcon Jet until it was time to retire, and then COVID hit, and eventually, my position was eliminated. I have not been able to find employment that pays what I used to make with my skill set. My wife and I have a son in college and another that just started junior high. I’ve coached several of my son’s sports teams, and one of the things that has taught me is that sometimes you just need a win. I need a win!”
– Michael, LSTE GC
Contact Dr. Karen Kuralt, Associate Dean of the Graduate School, if you have any questions about this scholarship opportunity.