License Plate Program
Each year, the Arkansas STEM Coalition partners with the Arkansas Committed to Education Foundation to encourage Arkansas citizens to purchase an education themed specialty license plate.
By choosing to purchase a specialty license plate when they register their car tags, Arkansas citizens provide science equipment, mathematics manipulatives, and training to students and teachers across the state. The mathematics and science equipment purchased is correlated to the Arkansas Science and Mathematics Standards.
Since 2012, more than $700,000 has been granted for funding science equipment for students in grades 3-6 and support for teachers who instruct these students. The AR STEM Coalition has impacted over 42,800 students taught by 1331 teachers in 206 individualized schools within 159 different school districts. The Arkansas STEM Coalition administers the funds through the 12 Arkansas STEM Centers for elementary and middle schools that request grants to purchase science equipment.
Check the ArkansasSTEMCoalition.com website to see the impact of these educational license plates and how the program has impacted learning for thousands of Arkansans. AR STEM Coalition is proud to administer this fund.
For a list of participating schools as of 2017-2018, click here.