Northwest Technical Institute’s Latino Educational Achievement (LEAP) Program serves as an post-secondary educational outreach and scholarship program for the Northwest Arkansas language-minority community.  


  • To serve as an outreach to increase enrollment, retention and successful graduation of language-minority students at Northwest Technical Institute
  • To promote NWTI’s Hispanic scholarships as a means of financially assisting Hispanic students with tuition costs at Northwest Technical Institute 
  • To aid the local language-minority community in achieving an in-demand, skilled trade to successfully obtain and maintain employment in the NWA workforce.   


  • Weekly one-on-one meetings with high school seniors at NWA schools
  • Participation in NWA cultural, career and job fairs
  • Post-secondary education workshops for high school students
  • Bilingual individual and group campus tours
  • Bilingual workshops for parents
  • NWTI enrollment and registration assistance
  • FAFSA application assistance
  • LEAP scholarship application assistance
  • NWTI-sponsored community outreach events 
  • Local radio and Univision Arkansas television interviews
  • NWTI program promotion by developing Univision Arkansas commercials

LEAP Program