The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has announced a $25 million gift from an anonymous donor in support of a strategic enrollment plan and student scholarships.
The largest single gift in the institution's ninety-three-year history includes $15 million to establish need-based scholarships for undergraduate students in any major and $10 million for a Student Success Endowment Fund focused on bolstering and expanding student retention and success initiatives. The university will release additional details about the gift and how students will be able to pursue scholarships and services in the coming weeks.
"The university is focused on enhancing student success and producing more students who are prepared to meet the needs of our state and our communities," said UA Little Rock chancellor Christina Drale. "We have many students, and prospective students, who have considerable potential. With this amazing gift, we will be able not only to help more students get here, but to help them stay on the path to graduation and a rewarding career. I thank the donor for their support of our mission and their confidence in our ability to fulfill it."
"We have watched the rapid transformation of the institution under Dr. Drale and her team's leadership," said the donor. "The purposeful, strategic approach to solidifying UA Little Rock's unique and crucial role in the Arkansas educational system gives donors like me the confidence to invest."