Since our founding in 2013, MEI has worked with Marshallese community members to raise educational attainment levels by hosting scholarship workshops, assisting with financial aid applications, and holding enrollment fairs.​ Marshallese enrollment in higher education climbed from 14 Marshallese college students enrolled at NorthWest Arkansas Community College and only 1 student enrolled at the University of Arkansas in 2013, to roughly 40 Marshallese students at NWACC and 6-8 at the University of Arkansas by 2019. Still, with an estimated population of 12,000 in the NWA region, the number of Marshallese enrolled in higher education is disproportionately low.​

Manit Camp, Summer 2020

(enrollment postponed due to Covid-19)

Marshallese Youth Academy, Fall 2020

(accepting students in Sept. 2020)

Republic of the Marshall Islands Scholarship

ph. (692) 625 – 3108 / 5770

email: misglb@pss.edu.mh

Deadlines:

Fall – June 30

Spring – Nov 1

Summer – April 1

Marshallese high school students on a field trip to the UA (above), Benetick and Marcina share Marshallese history to a class at Har-Ber HS (right).

Enrollment Information for local colleges/universities:

NWACC

2-year college that provides associates degrees; also offers workforce development training and certificates, and training in health professions

Main campus in Bentonville, new Washington Co. Center (behind Arvest Ballpark) opened in Springdale Jan. 2020

University of Arkansas

4-year university that offers bachelors degrees and graduate level degrees in various fields

Main campus in Fayetteville, AR

John Brown University

a private, Christian 4-year university that offers bachelors degrees and graduate level degrees

Main campus in Siloam Springs, AR

NWTI

an adult education and workforce training center offering high school equivalency diplomas and certificates

Springdale, AR 

Dennis Melong works with students at Hellstern Middle School. Carlnis Jerry leads a Marshallese History and Culture class. (MEI Photos)

MEI Director Carlnis Jerry works with students on jewelry-making, Paul Lokebol Swington and middle school students learn handicraft-making from elder Shine Benkim at an event at the Walton Arts Center. (MEI Photos)

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Springdale, AR 72764

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