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Applications for income-based scholarship now open


LITTLE ROCK — The Reform Alliance, a nonprofit organization helping Arkansas families find and access the best educational option for their children, today announced that applications are now open for the Philanthropic Investment in Arkansas Kids (PIAK) scholarship for the 2024-25 school year.
“Hundreds of students have benefited from this incredible program, changing the course of their lives, and we invite income-eligible families to join them and gain access to educational options that fit their child’s needs,” said Emmy Henley, managing director for The Reform Alliance.
The PIAK scholarship is open to students whose family household income is equal to or less than 200 percent of the federal poverty line, which is approximately $60,000 annually for a family of four for the upcoming school year. The scholarship provides $6,800 for high school students and $6,000 for students in kindergarten through eighth grade. Families can then use that funding to pay tuition and fees at a participating private school.

“Families who find that their child is struggling to learn or otherwise not thriving in a traditional public school often can’t afford another option,” said Henley. “This program is for them.”
Interested families can learn more about the scholarship and begin the application process on The Reform Alliance website. Applicants will need to include a 2023 Form 1040 from their tax filing, as well as other qualifying documents depending on their circumstances. Application assistance is available by calling 501-244-9028 or emailing info@thereformalliance.org.