Scholarships

The Division of Student Affairs awards a variety of scholarships each year based on a wide variety of qualifications and interests. A 4.0 GPA is not necessary to apply.

While our scholarships all require good academic standing, many of them recognize qualities such as leadership, student involvement and community service. Some of our scholarships are awarded to students participating in specific Registered Student Organizations such as Associated Student Government or one of the Greek fraternities. In addition, many of our scholarships include financial need as a criterion.

Consider all scholarship opportunities that are available. In addition to scholarships awarded by the Division of Student Affairs, there are many scholarship opportunities offered through the various Academic Divisions as well as University-wide Scholarships

Student Affairs Scholarships

 

Open Scholarships

The Bryce Morgan Scholarship is funded by the Morgan Family Foundation and is awarded annually to an undergraduate whose racial, ethnic, cultural, and/or geographic background, or whose experiences or interests contribute to the diversity of the student body.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must have a 2.0 cumulative GPA or higher
  • Must currently be enrolled at the University of Arkansas and intending on entering a helping profession, such as teaching, sociology, social justice, psychology and counseling, health care or a related field

AMOUNT

One recipient will receive a scholarship of $1,500 for the academic year.

Bryce Morgan Scholarship Application

After completing the application, submit a resume and short essay addressing how your university involvement has contributed to the diversity of the University of Arkansas campus community to address listed on the application or to saawards@uark.edu.

Applications deadline is Saturday, April 15, 2017.

The Henry Woods Student Leadership Award is presented on a competitive basis to two undergraduate seniors graduating who have demonstrated remarkable student leadership during their time as Razorbacks. 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Senior graduating in May, August, or December 2017
  • Outstanding record of student leadership

AMOUNT

Two recipients, one male and one female, will be awarded $1,000 in the spring semester. 

The application can be completed online using UA Sharepoint. Please use your UARK username and password to access the application. Please view the application before beginning and prepare to finish it when it is started. You cannot save and complete a later time.

Apply for the Henry Woods Student Leadership Award at henrywoods.uark.edu.

Applications close at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 31, 2017.

 

The Linda K. Overstreet Scholarship is awarded on a competitive basis to university students with physical disabilities.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Enrolled full-time or part-time, and degree-seeking (preference given to students pursuing a graduate degree in English
  • Diagnosed with a physical disability, i.e. Cerebral Palsy, a mobility/orthopedic limitation, hard of hearing/Deaf, visual disability or a traumatic brain injury 
  • Registered with the University of Arkansas Center for Educational Access 
  • Demonstrated personal and academic achievement – min. 2.0 GPA 
  • Demonstrated financial need and merit – must have FASFA on file

AMOUNT

Scholarship amount and number of recipients varies. Scholarship will be awarded in Spring 2017 for fall 2017.

Linda K. Overstreet Scholarship Application

Application deadline is Friday, March 31, 2017.

The Nola Holt Royster Scholarship is awarded on a competitive basis to undergraduate students who have graduated from an Arkansas high school.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Demonstrates financial need
  • Excellence in the classroom
  • Contributes to diversity of the student body
  • Active in campus extracurricular activities
  • 2.75 cumulative GPA

AMOUNT

One recipient will be awarded $1000 for the upcoming academic year. Amount will be split between the fall and spring semesters. 

A student may be nominated by a faculty member, instructor, advisor, staff member, administrator, employer, or fellow student.

Nola Holt Royster Scholarship Application

Application deadline is Monday, April 4, 2017.

The Non-Traditional Student Scholarship is awarded on a competitive basis to an undergraduate non-traditional student with demonstrated financial need and a sincere commitment to completing their first degree. A non-traditional student must be age 25 or older OR married, divorced, separated or widowed.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Be a continuing University of Arkansas undergraduate student admitted to your first baccalaureate degree. (The scholarship is not available to those seeking a second bachelor’s or graduate degree.)
  • Be identified as a University of Arkansas non-traditional student by 1) age 25 or older and/or 2) married, divorced, separated, or widowed.
  • Must be a declared major in an official University of Arkansas degree program.
  • Must currently be classified as a sophomore, junior, or senior.
  • Must have minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.
  • Must be enrolled full-time (12 hours minimum).
  • Cannot be a full-time University of Arkansas employee.
  • Must be an Arkansas resident.
  • Have financial need and have submitted the FAFSA to federal processing.

AMOUNT

One recipient will be awarded $500 for the fall semester and one recipient will be awarded $500 for the spring semester.

Non-Traditional Student Scholarship Application

Application deadline is Friday, April 28, 2017.

 

Upcoming Scholarships

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Applicant is a currently enrolled, undergraduate student at the University of Arkansas. 
  • Applicant has completed 12 undergraduate hours with a minimum 2.5 GPA at the University of Arkansas.
  • Applicant has a clear disciplinary record.
  • Applicant attends classes at the University of Arkansas during the semester(s) for which the scholarship is awarded.
  • Applicant must complete essays addressing the following questions:
    • Discuss the importance of parental involvement in the college experience and how this has benefited you throughout your tenure at the University of Arkansas.
    • How will this scholarship assist you in your college career and impact your overall college experience?
    • How will your academic performance and overall educational plans assist you in achieving your goals?

Preferred Criteria for Eligibility:

          Applicant’s parents or guardians are Cardinal Members of the University of Arkansas Parent Partnership Association.

 

Check back in 2017 for the Parent Partnership Association Book Scholarship.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Applicant is a member of the Arkansas Alpha Chapter of Pi Beta Phi Sorority
  • Demonstrate need for financial assistance to continue as a student at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Pi Beta Phi Scholarship Application

Check back in Spring 2018 for the Pi Beta Phi Scholarship.

Pride in Education scholarship logo

The PRIDE in Education Scholarship is awarded on a competitive basis to an undergraduate student with a demonstrated financial need who has knowledge of and interest in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) history and current events.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Undergraduate degree-seeking student
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Good academic standing
  • Service or leadership at the University of Arkansas or in a civic organization
  • Enrolled at the University of Arkansas at least part-time (6 credit hours)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and interest in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) history and current events

AMOUNT

Each academic year one recipient will be awarded between $500 and $1,000. This scholarship is non-renewable, but the recipient can reapply the following year.

PRIDE in Education Scholarship Application

Application deadline is Friday, February 24, 2017.

The Rickey Medlock and Scott Heffington PRIDE in Education Scholarship is awarded on a competitive basis to an undergraduate student with a knowledge of and interest in LGBT history and current events.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Undergraduate student
  • Demonstrates financial need
  • Good academic standing
  • Record of service and leadership

AMOUNT

One recipient will be awarded $1,000 in the spring for Fall 2017.

Rickey Medlock and Scott Heffington PRIDE in Education Scholarship Application

Application deadline is Friday, February 24, 2017.

 

Awards

In awarding scholarships, Student Affairs is guided by the wishes of the scholarship donors.

Qualifications  vary with some awards based on merit and others based financial need or other attributes. The amounts of the awards range from $50 to full tuition.

The amount and the number of recipients selected to receive each scholarship vary each year based on the applicant pool and other factors.

For more information on Student Affairs scholarships, please contact Sue Harris at 479-575-5007 or email saawards@uark.edu.