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 2019, 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 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

The application is now closed.  It will open again on Thursday, January 2, 2020.

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

The application is now closed.  It will open again on Thursday, January 2, 2020.

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

The application is now closed.  It will open again on Thursday, January 2, 2020.

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

The application is now closed.  It will open again on Thursday, January 2, 2020.

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 2019
  • Outstanding record of student leadership

Deadline

The application is now closed.  It will open again on Thursday, January 2, 2020.

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

Applications for 2019 are now closed. It will open again on Monday, August 26, 2019, and will close on Saturday, February 1, 2020.

The Scholarship will be awarded for Summer 2020, Fall 2020, and Spring 2021.

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

The application is now closed.  It will open again in December 2019.

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

The application is now closed.  It will open again on Thursday, January 2, 2020.

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

Criteria

  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Tribal membership card

Deadline

The application is now closed.  It will open again on Thursday, January 2, 2020.

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.

Criteria

  • Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • Tribal membership card

Deadline

The application is now closed.  It will open again on Thursday, January 2, 2020.

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

Criteria

  • Undergraduate student with preference to a student graduating in December 2019 or May 2020
  • 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

The application is now closed.  It will open again on Thursday, January 2, 2020.

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

The application is now closed. It will open again on Thursday, January 2, 2020.

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

The application is now closed.  It will open again on Thursday, January 2, 2020.

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

The application is now closed.  It will open again on Thursday, January 2, 2020.

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

The application is now closed.  It will open again on Thursday, January 2, 2020.

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). 

Criteria

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

Deadline

The application is now closed.  It will open again on Thursday, January 2, 2020.

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

The application is now closed.  It will open again on Thursday, January 2, 2020.

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

Applications are now closedIt will open again in January, 2020.

 

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..