Grant Details

Become a Teaming for Transition Scholar — Apply Now

Funding is available from the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs for up to 36 master's degrees in Special Education, Social Work or Counseling in either Vocational Rehabilitation or School Counseling. Selected applicants will receive funding support to complete their master's along with the graduate certificate in transition.

Supports for Students

Master of Special Education, Social Work and Counseling scholars will receive funding to cover up to 36 credit hours of tuition (excluding fees), a portion of textbook costs and some travel expenses specific to the Teaming for Transition graduate certificate.


Those interested must be admitted to the University of Arkansas Graduate School for their desired master's program. Additionally, prospective scholars must complete an online application, complete an online interview and be selected by the Teaming for Transition faculty. Applications can be completed simultaneously for the Graduate School for the relevant master's degree and the Graduate Certificate in Special Education Transition Services (SPTS).


Scholars receiving funding will complete a Pre-Service Obligation agreeing to maintain full-time employment employment after completion of the program, for a period of four years, providing special education or related services to students served under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Failure to fulfill this obligation will result in the requirement to repay funding to the U.S. Department of Education.

Application Process

To apply for the Teaming for Transition funding, please complete the online application. Note the deadline for the cohort beginning summer 2024 is Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2024.

Prospective students will be contacted to schedule an online interview with a faculty member from the program. Selected applicants who have not yet applied to the Graduate School will be required to apply and be accepted. See Special Education, Social Work or Counseling for information on their graduate program requirements.

Faculty Leadership

Special Education

Suzanne Kucharczyk, Ed.D.


Kristi Perryman, Ph.D.

Social Work

Sara J. Collie, M.S.W.

This program is supported by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, Award H325K210015.