Scholarships

Student Affairs Scholarships

The Division of Student Affairs awards a variety of scholarships each year based on a wide array 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 University of Arkansas leadership, student involvement and community service. 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.

When asked about leadership roles or volunteer involvement, during the scholarship application process, please only list University of Arkansas roles, not anything prior to your time as a student on campus.

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.

Students who have applied for a Student Affairs Scholarship or Award will be notified of their scholarship or award status by email generally no later than the end of the Spring semester final exam period. All of these scholarships will be awarded for the Fall Semester 2020, with the exception of the Henry Woods award and the VRIC Home For Dinner award.

For more information on applying for scholarships, call 479-575-2381 or email saawards@uark.edu.

Scholarship Stories

 Here you will find stories about our past scholarship winners and some of the people who have been honored through our named scholarships.

 Nola Holt Royster Scholarship

 Henry Woods Leadership Scholarship

 First Non-Traditional Student Scholarship

Upcoming Scholarships

The Bryce Morgan Scholarship 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.

The Bryce Morgan Scholarship will accept applications that meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
  • Currently enrolled as an undergraduate student with the intent to enter a helping profession such as teaching, sociology, social justice, psychology, counseling, healthcare, or related field
  • Students from underrepresented ethnic or minority groups

Deadline

This application is now closed.  

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

The Coca-Cola Foundation Scholarship will accept applications that meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
  • Students from underrepresented ethnic or minority groups and/or;
  • First generation college students (neither parent has completed a college degree)

Deadline

This application is now closed.  

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 geographical background, or experiences or interests contribute to the diversity of the student body. Applicants MUST be current students with a 2.75 cumulative GPA or higher to be considered for this scholarship.

The Gordon Morgan Scholarship will accept applications that meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA 
  • Awarded to an undergraduate student currently enrolled at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
  • Students from underrepresented ethnic or minority groups

Deadline

This application is now closed.  

The Henry Woods Student Leadership Award is presented on a competitive basis to two undergraduate, graduating seniors (one female, one male) who have demonstrated remarkable student leadership during their time on campus. 

The Henry Woods Student Leadership Award will accept applications that meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
  • Current demonstrated leadership on campus
  • Senior graduating in May, August, or December 2021

Deadline

This application is now closed. 

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

  • Demonstrated financial need (must have completed FAFSA on file)
  • Minimum 2.8 cumulative GPA
  • First generation college student (neither parent has completed a college degree)

Deadline

This application is now closed.  

The Linda K. Overstreet Scholarship is awarded on a competitive basis to a University of Arkansas undergraduate or graduate student with a physical disability, demonstrated financial need and is registered with CEA.

The Linda K. Overstreet Scholarship will accept applications that meet the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated financial need (must have completed FAFSA on file)
  • Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
  • Diagnosed with a physical disability, i.e., Cerebral palsy, a mobility/orthopedic limitation, hard of hearing/Deaf, visual disability, or a traumatic brain injury
  • Full time enrollment status (minimum of 12 credit hours) or part time enrollment status (minimum of 6 credit hours) for Fall 2021 Semester
  • Registered with the University of Arkansas Center for Educational Access (CEA)

Deadline

This application is now closed.  

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

The Margaret J. Hoffman Scholarship will accept applications that meet the following criteria:

  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Tribal membership card
  • Letter of support from a community leader or faculty member 

Deadline

This application is now closed.  

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

The Mason McWatters Memorial Scholarship will accept applications that meet the following criteria:

  • A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Applicants must be a junior or senior for the Fall 2021 term
  • Tribal membership card
  • Demonstrated interest in Environmental Sciences, Sustainability, or related field

Deadline

This application is now closed. 

The Nola Holt Royster Scholarship is awarded on a competitive basis to an undergraduate student in their final year of study with demonstrated financial need and criteria listed below.

The Nola Holt Royster Scholarship will accept applications that meet the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated financial need (must have completed FAFSA file)
  • Minimum 2.75 GPA
  • Graduate of an Arkansas High School
  • Currently active in campus activities and/or community involvement
  • Undergraduate student with preference to a student graduating in December 2021 or May 2022
  • Student that contributes to the diversity of the student body

Deadline

This application is now closed.  

The Off-Campus Student Services 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.

The Off-Campus Student Services Non-Traditional Student Scholarship will accept applications that meet the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated financial need (must have completed FAFSA on file)
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Arkansas resident
  • Can identify as a non-traditional student, either as age 25 or older, married, divorced, separated, or widowed
  • Current University of Arkansas student seeking first baccalaureate degree (the scholarship is not available to those seeking a second bachelor's or graduate degree)
  • Must be sophomore, junior, or senior in Fall 2021 semester
  • Full time enrollment status (minimum of 12 credit hours for Fall 2021 semester)
  • Cannot be a full-time University of Arkansas employee

Deadline

This application is now closed.  

Pride in Education scholarship logo

The PRIDE in Education Scholarship will be awarded on a competitive basis to an undergraduate student with demonstrated financial need, and knowledge of and interest in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) history. 

The PRIDE Scholarship will accept applications that meet the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated financial need (must have completed FAFSA on file)
  • Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
  • Current demonstrated leadership on campus and/or community involvement
  • Undergraduate degree-seeking student
  • At least part time enrollment status (minimum of 6 credit hours for Fall 2021 Semester)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and interest in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) history and current events

Deadline

This application is now closed.  

The Rickey Medlock and Scott Heffington PRIDE in Education Scholarship will be awarded on a competitive basis to an undergraduate student with demonstrated financial need, and knowledge of and interest in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) history. 

The Rickey Medlock and Scott Heffington PRIDE in Education Scholarship will accept applications that meet the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated financial need (must have completed FAFSA on file)
  • Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
  • Current demonstrated leadership on campus and/or community involvement
  • Undergraduate degree-seeking student
  • At least part time enrollment status (minimum of 6 credit hours for Fall 2021 Semester)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and interest in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) history and current events

Deadline

This application is now closed.  

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

The Steven Lear Memorial Scholarship will accept applications that meet the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated financial need (must have completed FAFSA on file)
  • 2.0 minimum cumulative GPA
  • The recipient must be an engineering major.

Deadline

This application is now closed.  

Students may apply for this award to participate in an unpaid or a paid internship (i.e. Washington, D.C., or anywhere additional living expenses will be necessary). 

The UA Career Development Center Unpaid Internship Scholarship will accept applications that meet the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated financial need (must have completed FAFSA on file)
  • Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
  • U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Full time enrollment status (minimum of 12 credit hours), degree-seeking, undergraduate student at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
  • Returning to the University of Arkansas at least part time (minimum of 6 credit hours) in the term following the semester the scholarship is received (NOTE: students participating in an internship following graduation do not qualify)
  • Internship secured prior to applying for the scholarship. Must be able to provide a copy of the internship/co-op offer letter
  • Special consideration will be given to students who meet all aforementioned criteria, in addition, are Career Track Razorback graduates or have been active for at least 1 year.

Budget Sheet and Instructions for the Unpaid Internship Scholarship

Deadline

The application is now closed.

The Veterans Resource and Information Center (VRIC) Scholarship is awarded annually to a degree-seeking University of Arkansas student, carrying a 75-100% credit load. 

The VRIC Scholarship will accept applications that meet the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated financial need (must have FAFSA on file)
  • Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
  • Veteran or Reserve/National Guard/Active Guard member
  • Enrolled 75-100% for Fall 2021 Semester (9 credits minimum)

Deadline

This application is now closed.  

The Home for Dinner organization provides 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.

The Home for Dinner Scholarship will accept applications that meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
  • Arkansas resident
  • Veteran of U.S. military, or currently active duty, or a member of the National Guard/Reserves
  • 75-100% enrollment status (minimum of 9 credit hours for Spring 2021 Semester)

Deadline

The application is now closed. 

The Williams Family Scholarship is awarded to undergraduate students from an Arkansas High School with high financial need that meet the criteria listed below.

The Williams Family Scholarship will accept applications that meet the following criteria:

  • Undergraduate student for Fall 2021 Semester (Sophomore, Junior or Senior) 
  • Pell grant eligible with high financial need (must have FAFSA on file)
  • Student must contribute to a diverse educational environment
  • Graduate of an Arkansas high school
  • Full time enrollment status (minimum of 12 credit hours) for the Fall 2021 Semester
  • 2.25 minimum cumulative G.P.A.
  • Demonstrated current University or community on or off-campus leadership experiences and/or work/internship experiences

Deadline

This application is now closed.  

 

 

Do you want to support student success?

For information on donating to a specific scholarship or establishing a new scholarship please contact Ben Carter, Senior Director of Development, at 479-575-4663 or email bcarter@uark.edu..