Scholarships

Student Affairs 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.

When applying for scholarships, consider all  opportunities that are available on campus. In addition to scholarships awarded by the Division of Student Affairs, there are many scholarship opportunities offered through the various academic departments as well as university-wide scholarships.

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

For more information on applying for scholarships, contact Carolyn Shoemaker at 479-575-3452 or email saawards@uark.edu.


Open Scholarships

There are currently no open scholarships.

Upcoming Scholarships

The ASG Presidents Council Scholarship is open to all returning University of Arkansas undergraduate students who will be enrolled for the upcoming academic year.  

Criteria

  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Demonstrated leadership on campus
  • Overall strength of application answers
  • Minimum 2.25 cumulative GPA
  • Full time enrollment status

Deadline

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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.

Criteria

  • Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
  • Currently 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

Deadline

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The Coca-Cola Scholarship is awarded to students from underrepresented communities who have demonstrated outstanding academic leadership qualities and potential.

Criteria

  • Students from underrepresented ethnic or minority groups; and/or
  • Interest in a field that does not typically attract their ethnicity or gender; and/or
  • Students who reside in an underrepresented county in Arkansas; and/or
  • First generation college students

Deadline

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

Criteria

  • Minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA
  • Currently enrolled at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Deadline

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The Henry Woods Student Leadership Award is presented on a competitive basis to one male and one female graduating senior who have demonstrated remarkable student leadership during their time as Razorbacks.

Read more about the past Henry Woods Student Leadership Award winners at ua4student.uark.edu.

Criteria

  • Senior graduating in May, August, or December 2018
  • Outstanding record of student leadership

Deadline

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The Johnetta Cross Brazzell Study Abroad Scholarship is awarded to undergraduate students with financial need. Students may be in-state or out-of-state residents. Summer, fall or spring semester programs are eligible.

Criteria

  • Minimum sophomore standing (30 hours credit)
  • Demonstrated financial need (completed FAFSA on file)
  • Minimum 2.8 cumulative GPA
  • First generation college student and/or ethnic minority groups

Deadline

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The Jose Esparza and Associates scholarship is awarded on a competitive basis to a University of Arkansas undergraduate student with demonstrated financial need.

Criteria

  • First generation college student
  • Community involvement
  • Full time student (minimum 12 credit hours) for the semesters in which the scholarship is made

Deadline

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

Criteria

  • Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
  • Enrolled full-time or part-time, degree-seeking (preference give to students pursuing a graduate degree in English)
  • Demonstrated financial need – must have FAFSA on file
  • Diagnosed with a physical disability, i.e. Cerebral Palsy, a mobility/orthopedic limitation, hearing, visual disability or a traumatic brain injury
  • Registered with the University of Arkansas Center for Educational Access

Deadline

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The Margaret J. Hoffman Scholarship is a one-year, non-renewal scholarship for students of federally recognized tribes indigenous to the U.S.

Criteria

  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Tribal membership card

Deadline

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The Mason McWatters Memorial Scholarship is a one-year, non-renewal scholarship for students of federally recognized tribes indigenous to the U.S., including, but not limited to membership in the Quapaw Tribe.

Criteria

  • Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • Tribal membership card

Deadline

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

Criteria

  • Minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Contributes to the diversity of the student body
  • Active in campus activities
  • Graduate of an Arkansas high school

Deadline

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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 may be age 25 or older, married, divorced, separated or widowed.

Criteria

  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Demonstrated financial need with FAFSA on file
  • Enrolled full time (12 hours minimum)
  • Current University of Arkansas undergraduate student seeking your first baccalaureate degree (the scholarship is not available to those seeking a second bachelor’s or graduate degree)
  • Must be a sophomore, junior, or senior
  • Cannot be a full-time University of Arkansas employee
  • Arkansas resident
  • Can identify as a non-traditional student, either as age 25 or older, married, divorced, separated, or widowed.

Deadline

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The PPA Scholarship is awarded on a competitive basis to University of Arkansas students who meet the criteria.

Criteria

  • Current University of Arkansas student attending classes during the semester(s) for which the scholarship is awarded
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA and have completed 12 undergraduate hours
  • Applicant must complete essays addressing the following questions:
    1. Discuss the importance of parental involvement in the college experience and how this has benefited you throughout your tenure at the University of Arkansas.
    2. How will this scholarship assist you in your college career and impact you overall college experience?
    3. How will you academic performance and overall education plans assist you in achieving your goals?
  • Preference will be given to applicants whose parents or guardians are Cardinal Members of the University of Arkansas Parent Partnership Association

Deadline

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The Mary Campbell Gregory Scholarship is awarded on a competitive basis to an undergraduate student who meets the following criteria.

Criteria

  • 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

Deadline

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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 LGBTQ history and current events.

Criteria

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

Deadline

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The Rickey Medlock and Scott Heffington 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 LGBTQ history and current events.

Criteria

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

Deadline

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The Steven Lear Memorial Endowed Scholarship is awarded on a competitive basis to a University of Arkansas undergraduate student with demonstrated financial need.

Criteria

  • Applicant must have a 2.0 cumulative GPA or higher
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Preference will be given to engineering majors

Deadline

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The Sue Darby Gaston Memorial Endowed Scholarship is awarded on a competitive basis to a Kappa Kappa Gamma full time undergraduate student who meets the following criteria.

Criteria

  • Member of the Gamma Nu Chapter of Kappa Kappa Gamma
  • Demonstrated leadership and community service
  • Demonstrate need for financial assistance to continue as a student at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Deadline

Deadline to apply is Wednesday, May 30, 2018.

Application

To apply for the scholarship, complete the application and return it to Carolyn Shoemaker at saawards@uark.edu.

The Veterans Resource and Information Center (VRIC) Scholarship is awarded to a student veteran to help supplement deficiencies in financial aid while pursuing a degree at the University of Arkansas.

Criteria

  • Minimum 2.0 GPA
  • Currently enrolled at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
  • Veteran or Reserve/National Guard or Active Duty
  • Financial need with FAFSA on file

Deadline

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The Home for Dinner organization provides $250 scholarships to students who have served or are currently serving in the military to help supplement deficiencies in financial aid while pursuing a degree at the University of Arkansas.

Criteria

  • Arkansas resident
  • Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
  • Veteran of the U.S. military, or currently active duty, or a member of the National Guard/Reserves
  • 75-100% enrollment status – 9 credit hours minimum for undergraduates

Deadline

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Do you want to support student success?

For information on donating to a specific scholarship or establishing a new scholarship please contact Sue Harris, director of development, at 479-575-5007 or email sgharris@uark.edu..