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Financial Aid and Scholarships

Financial Aid

The University of Arkansas annually awards over $100 million of financial aid and scholarships to students. Financial aid is divided into categories of grants, work, loans, and scholarships. Unless otherwise specified, a student needs to complete only two forms to apply for all four basic types of assistance: The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which analyzes the ability of the student’s family to pay for college; and the University’s Application for Admission. These forms collect information used by the Office of Financial Aid and the University’s scholarship committees in determining awards. In some cases, copies of the parents’ and/or student’s tax returns are needed.

Scholarships

The Academic Scholarships Office is part of Enrollment Services and is housed in Old Main, Room 101.

The University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, awards over 3,000 scholarships totaling more than $12 million for students each year. This total does not include funds that support such external scholarships held by UA students as Governor’s Scholarships, Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarships or non-resident tuition waivers. Scholarships funded by the University fall into three broad categories: distinguished fellowships, academic scholarships, and special interest/skills scholarships. The scholarship information contained below applies to students entering for the 2011-2012 academic year. Current high school students interested in matriculating for the 2012-2013 academic year are encouraged to consult the Office of Academic Scholarships Web site for the most up-to-date information.

Determining Financial Need

To determine financial need, a student must complete the FAFSA. Students release their information to the University of Arkansas by completing the college release section with the University of Arkansas Title IV Code of 001108.

There is a priority date of MARCH 1 for the submission of the FAFSA for the approaching school year for new students. Federally funded financial aid will be awarded on the basis of need as reflected by the FAFSA.

The Student Aid Report from the FAFSA (consisting of several pages) will be sent directly to the student by the Central Processing Service. A student needs to be enrolled or accepted for enrollment before a financial aid award may be generated. To continue receiving financial aid, the student needs to be making satisfactory progress toward a degree, as defined by the University of Arkansas, and complete the FAFSA each year. (See Satisfactory Academic Progress below.)

Application Procedure

  1. Apply for admission to the University, if not currently enrolled or admitted.
  2. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and submit it to the federal processor by mail or online. You may submit the FAFSA on the Web at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/.

Students hoping to be considered for scholarships need to have their application for admission submitted by February 15 to the University for priority consideration. Students applying for Honors College, Bodenhamer, Sturgis and Boyer Fellowships should also submit the materials for scholarships by the November 15 deadline for priority consideration, then submit the supplemental fellowship application materials by the specific fellowship application deadlines. Please check with your department for earlier deadlines and additional forms.

To receive priority consideration for financial aid, all forms and applications need to be submitted by March 1. Students are encouraged to apply even if they miss this priority date. Funds will be available after the priority date.

A student has a couple of choices concerning processing his or her FAFSA. These include mailing the form to the Federal Student Aid Programs or submitting it electronically on the Web at http://www.FAFSA.ed.gov/. The processing time for electronic applications is three days, and processing time for mailed applications is four to six weeks.

Satisfactory Academic Progress

Federal regulation requires that a student must be making satisfactory academic progress regardless of whether he or she has previously received Title IV aid. All students enrolled at the University of Arkansas who receive financial aid through the Title IV Assistance Programs must meet satisfactory academic progress requirements as defined below to be eligible for further aid. Satisfactory academic progress is deemed to have been made by any undergraduate student who meets both the quantitative and qualitative requirements indicated below.

Quantitative Requirements

There are two quantitative requirements that the student must meet to remain eligible to apply for financial assistance. First, the student must pass, at a minimum, 67 percent of the credits attempted while attending the University. Also, the student will remain eligible to apply for aid as long as the number of credits attempted is not more than 150 percent of the number of credits required for the student’s degree.

A transfer student may have earned credits at another school that will count toward his or her degree at the University of Arkansas. Only transfer credits that apply to the student’s degree will count as part of the 150 percent maximum.

The determination of each student’s meeting the quantitative requirements for satisfactory academic progress will be made annually following the conclusion of the spring semester. If a student fails to pass at least 67 percent of the credits attempted or has attempted more than 150 percent of the number of credits required for graduation, then the student must appeal for reinstatement of financial aid eligibility.

Qualitative Requirements

A student is deemed to have met the qualitative requirements for satisfactory academic progress for financial aid purposes provided the student’s academic status is not one of Academic Dismissal.

Graduate and Law Students

Satisfactory academic progress for graduate and law students is determined as described above with one exception. In order to meet the quantitative requirement, the student must pass with at least a grade of "C," at a minimum, 67 percent of the credits attempted while attending the University at the graduate level.

Scholarships

Prestigious Undergraduate Fellowships

The University of Arkansas offers approximately 85 prestigious Fellowships per year. The fellowships are given in one of four different programs: Honors College Fellowships, established in 2002; Bodenhamer Fellowships, established in 1998; Sturgis Fellowships, established in 1985; and Boyer Fellowships, established in 2000. The prestigious fellowships are among the most competitive in the nation and are awarded to the top 2 percent of students. Fellowships are awarded competitively, and each Fellow receives up to $50,000 for four years of study (or $62,500 for the five-year Bachelor of Architecture, Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, and the Master of Arts in Teaching programs). Students who wish to apply or want to see a full list of fellowships should visit the the Honors College website. General information is listed below:

Bodenhammer Fellowship

  • Annual Award: $12,500 per year and out-of-state differential
  • Eligibility: 32 ACT/1400 SAT, 3.80 GPA or higher. Strong academic curriculum and exceptional academic performance. Letters of recommendation required.
  • Competitively awarded.
  • Application Procedure: Requires application for admission along with the Honoros College Fellowship application. See the Honors College website.
  • Priority Deadline: November 15 (Scholarship Priority Consideration Deadline)
  • Final Deadline: February 1
  • Renewal Criteria: Cumulative 3.00 GPA and 30 hours earned by the end of the second semester of each academic year. 4 years or 8 semesters total. Renewable for 4 years or 8 semesters total.  (5 years for Bachelor of Architecture, Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, and Masters of Arts in Teaching programs.)

Boyer Fellowship

  • Annual Award: $12,500
  • Eligibility: For majors in the Sam M. Walton College of Business. 32 ACT/1400 SAT and 3.75 GPA or higher. Strong academic curriculum and exceptional academic performance. Letters of recommendation required. FAFSA demonstrated financial need required. Graduation from an Arkansas high school and Arkansas residency required
  • Competitively awarded.
  • Application Procedure: Requires application for admission along with the Boyer Fellowship application. See the Walton College website.
  • Priority Deadline: November 15 (Scholarship Priority Consideration Deadline)
  • Final Deadline: February 1
  • Renewal Criteria: Cumulative 3.50 GPA, good standing In the honors program and 30 hours earned by the end of the second semester of each academic year. Renewable for 4 years or 8 semesters total.

Honors College Fellowship

  • Annual Award: $12,500 per year and out-of-state differential
  • Eligibility: 32 ACT/1400 SAT and 3.80 GPA or higher. Strong academic curriculum and exceptional academic performance. Letters of recommendation required.
  • Competitively awarded.
  • Application Procedure: Requires application for admission along with the Honors College fellowship application. See the Honors College website.
  • Priority Deadline: November 15 (Scholarship Priority Consideration Deadline)
  • Final Deadline: February 1
  • Renewal Criteria: Cumulative 3.00 GPA and 30 hours earned by the end of the second semester of each academic year. Renewable for 4 years or 8 semesters total. (5 years for Bachelor of Architecture, Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, and Masters of Arts in Teaching programs.)

Sturgis Fellowship

  • Annual Award: $12,500 per year and out-of-state differential
  • Eligibility: For majors in Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences. 32 ACT/1400 SAT and 3.70 GPA or higher. Strong academic curriculum and exceptional academic performance. Letters of recommendation required.
  • Competitively awarded.
  • Application Procedure: Requires application for admission along with the Honors College Fellowship application. See the Honors College website.
  • Priority Deadline: November 15 (Scholarship Priority Consideration Deadline)
  • Final Deadline: February 1
  • Renewal Criteria: Cumulative 3.00 GPA and 30 hours earned by the end of the second semester of each academic year. Renewable for 4 years or 8 semesters total.

Academic Scholarships

A limited number of academic scholarships also are awarded to entering freshmen. Selection criteria include national test scores (ACT or SAT), grade point average, National Merit or National Achievement recognition, quality and quantity of courses taken, and other pertinent factors. See the following scholarship details. For online information, go to the Scholarship Web site. Transfer student scholarships are awarded to students transferring from two-year colleges in Arkansas in conjunction with the Arkansas Association of Two Year Colleges’ (AATYC) Academic All-Star program. Nominations are submitted to the AATYC and recognized at their annual conference. Additional transfer student scholarships are also available. Additional transfer student scholarships are also available. See scholarships.uark.edu.

Chancellor's Merit Scholarship

  • Annual Award: Up to $10,000, plus the amount of either a Corporate or a UofA National Merit Scholarship, per year toward the direct cost of education, including out-of-state tuition differential.
  • Eligibility Criteria: National Merit or National Achievement finalists. Exceptional academic performance. Competitively awarded.
  • Application Procedure: Complete Entering Freshman Scholarship Application. See the Scholarships website for more.
  • Priority Deadline: November 15
  • Renewal Criteria: Cumulative 3.00 GPA and 30 hours earned by the end of the second semester of each award year. 4 years or 8 semesters total (5 years for Bachelor of Architecture, Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, and Masters of Arts in Teaching programs).

Chancellor's Scholarship

  • Annual Award: Up to $8,000 per year toward direct cost of education, including tuition, fees and double-occupancy room and board in UA residence hall or Greek housing.
  • Eligibility Criteria: Applications are competitive and typically come from the top 5 percent of the applicant pool. National Merit Semifinalists and National Achievement Semifinalists are also considered. Competitively awarded.
  • Application Procedure: Complete Entering Freshman Scholarship Application. See the Scholarships website for more.
  • Priority Deadline: November 15
  • Renewal Criteria: Cumulative 3.00 GPA and 30 hours earned by the end of the second semester of each award year. 4 years or 8 semesters total (5 years for Bachelor of Architecture, Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, and Masters of Arts in Teaching programs).

Honors College Academy Scholarship

  • Annual Award: $4,000 per year.
  • Eligibility Criteria: Considerations made for Arkansas residents from geographically under-represented areas with a minimum of 27 ACT and 3.50 GPA. Competitively awarded.
  • Application Procedure: Complete Entering Freshman Scholarship Application. See the Scholarships website for more.
  • Priority Deadline: November 15
  • Renewal Criteria: Cumulative 3.00 GPA and 30 hours earned by the end of the second semester of each award year. 4 years or 8 semesters total (5 years for Bachelor of Architecture, Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, and Masters of Arts in Teaching programs.).

The New Arkansan Nonresident Tuition Scholarship Award

  • Out-of-state tuition differential. Variable amount based on hours enrolled.
  • Eligibility Criteria: Students from Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma or Tennessee must have a 3.25 GPA. Entering freshmen must score 24 on the ACT (1130 SAT); Transfer students must have 24 credit hours and a 3.00 GPA.
  • The New Arkansan Program Fee will be assessed to new students receiving the award. See New Arkansan Scholarship website.
  • Apply for admission. No scholarship application is required.
  • Deadline: On a rolling basis until funds are exhausted.
  • Renewal Criteria: Renewable with completion of 24 hours per academic year, 2.75 minimum GPA. Up to 4 years (5 years for Bachelor of Architecture, Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, and Masters of Arts in Teaching programs).

Freshman Academic Scholarship

  • Annual Award: $1,000 non-renewable.
  • Eligibility Criteria: Students who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement. Competitively awarded.
  • Application Procedure: Complete Entering Freshman Scholarship Application. See the Scholarships website for more.
  • Priority Deadline: November 15
  • Renewal Criteria: Non-renewable.

University of Arkansas Leadership Award

  • Annual Award: $2,000 per year.
  • Eligibility Criteria: Students who have demonstrated academic achievement and outstanding leadership potential. Competitively awarded.
  • Application Procedure: Complete Entering Freshman Scholarship Application. See the Scholarships website for more.
  • Priority Deadline: November 15
  • Renewal Criteria: Cumulative 3.00 GPA and 30 hours earned by the end of the second semester of each award year. 4 years or 8 semesters total (5 years for Bachelor of Architecture, Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, and Masters of Arts in Teaching programs).

Silas Hunt Distinguished Scholarship

  • Annual Award: Variable awards of $5,000 to $8,000
  • Eligibility Criteria: Students who have demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities and potential and are from under-represented communities, which include but are not limited to: under-represented ethnic and minority groups; students with interest in fields of study that do not attract members of their ethnicity or gender; under-represented counties in Arkansas; or a first-generation college student. Competitively awarded.
  • Application Procedure: Complete Entering Freshman Scholarship Application. See the Scholarships website for more.
  • Priority Deadline: November 15
  • Renewal Criteria: Cumulative 3.00 GPA and 30 hours earned by the end of the second semester of each award year. 4 years or 8 semesters total (5 years for Bachelor of Architecture, Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, and Masters of Arts in Teaching programs).

Arkansas Academic All Star Transfer Scholarship

  • Annual Award: AATYC Academic All Star receives full-tuition scholarship.
  • Eligibility Criteria: Strong academic performance in transfer college credit earned from an Arkansas two-year institution.
  • Application Procedure: Students nominated as AATYC Academic All Star by their two-year college.
  • Renewal Criteria: Cumulative 3.00 GPA and 30 hours per year of eligibility.

Transfer Student Scholarship

  • Annual Award: $2,000 per year, renewable based on the number of hours transferred.
  • Eligibility Criteria: Strong academic performance at another 2-year or 4-year college or university.
  • Application Deadline: April 1.
  • Renewal Criteria: Cumulative 3.00 GPA and 30 hours per year of elibility.

UA Scholarships – General Information

The following regulations govern the general University scholarships described below:

  1. NOVEMBER 15 is the PRIORITY scholarship deadline for entering freshmen. Applicants must apply to the University by the above-mentioned deadline to be considered for these scholarships.
  2. An "entering freshman" is defined as a student who has not enrolled in another post-secondary institution in a fall or spring semester following graduation from high school.
  3. Eligibility for renewal of Chancellor’s and general University scholarships is determined at the end of the second semester each award year. Students may "catch up" in summer terms by taking classes at their own expense on the Fayetteville campus.
  4. These scholarships are generally awarded per academic year to cover the fall and spring terms, up to an eight-semester maximum for most students, or a ten-semester maximum for students in the Bachelor of Architecture, Bachelor of Landscape Architecture and the Master of Arts in Teaching programs, each of which is a five-year program. Renewal criteria are evaluated every two semesters. See the Scholarship website for renewal schedules.
  5. A student who is placed on academic warning forfeits his or her scholarship effective the semester of academic warning. See the Academic Standing website for a full description.
  6. Freshman scholarships can only be used for undergraduate programs.

Scholarships, Grants, and Other Awards for Non-Resident Students

See the Nonresident Tuition Award above and further residency information in the Fees & Costs section.

College & Departmental Scholarships

The following college and departmental scholarships are available to entering freshmen at the University of Arkansas. Complete addresses and phone numbers of the colleges, schools, or departments listed below may be found in the respective college or school sections of this catalog.

Fay Jones School of Architecture

The Fay Jones School of Architecture offers a limited number of scholarships at various amounts to entering freshman in any of the degree programs offered by the School. Several scholarships are renewable annually to the recipient who maintains all the requirements of the scholarship.

Many upper level scholarships are available to continuing students. Applications are available in the fall, and recipients are selected in the spring for the following academic year. For more information and scholarship applications, please go to: School of Architecture Scholarships.

J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences

The J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences offers many outstanding scholarship opportunities. For comprehensive information about these awards, call 479-575-4801 or visit the Web at Fulbright College Scholarships and Fellowships.

Three college-wide scholarships merit special attention: Through the Sturgis Fellowship Program, Fulbright College offers premier scholarships worth $50,000 over four years to exceptionally talented students with the intellectual potential to become future leaders in society. In addition, all honors students are eligible to apply for research and study abroad funding through the Sturgis Grants Program. For information or an application, contact Director of Honors Studies at 479-575-2509.

The King Fahd Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies offers merit-based scholarships to undergraduate majors who have attained junior status. The program also offers competitive funding for language study abroad in the Middle East and for Middle East language studies.  Further information is available on the Center website at http://uark.edu/rd_arsc/mest.  Applications for study abroad should be obtained directly from the Office of Study Abroad.

In honor of the Fulbright commitment to international education, the College offers the J.W. and Elizabeth W. Fulbright Endowed Scholarship, which supports a year of study abroad. To qualify, students must display an interest in one of the following fields: literature, history (including theatre, art, and music history), jurisprudence, philosophy, archaeology, comparative languages, and those aspects of the social sciences that employ philosophical or historical approaches. For more information about these opportunities, call 479-575-4801 or visit Fulbright College Scholarships and Fellowships.

Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences

The Division of Agriculture Land Grant Scholars Endowment Program several renewable scholarships, dependent upon the availability of funds: the goal is to award at least one graduate fellowship at $13,000; two undergraduate scholarships $8,000 each, one to an entering freshman and the other to a new transfer student; and 13 undergraduate scholarships for $4,000 to three entering freshman and to ten new transfer students.

The Dale Bumpers Distinguished Scholar Program provides one $2,500 scholarship to the outstanding transfer undergraduate and a $1,000 award to the outstanding Ph.D. graduate student and a $500 award for the outstanding M.S. graduate student.

Information and application procedures regarding these and approximately 200 departmental scholarships are available on the Bumpers College website or call the Scholarship Administrator at 479-575-2252.

Sam M. Walton College of Business

The Boyer Fellowship is offered to Walton College students who have achieved at an outstanding level both in and out of the classroom. High grades and standardized test scores are required along with a strong academic curriculum and exceptional academic performance. Applicants for the Boyer Fellowship also must demonstrate financial need, be an Arkansas resident, and graduate from an Arkansas high school.

Other scholarships are available through the departments of accounting, information systems, economics, finance, management, and marketing & logistics as well as through the Walton College’s general scholarship program. Scholarships are primarily awarded on the basis of academic achievement and/or financial need.

For further information on Walton College scholarships, contact the Undergraduate Programs Office at 479-575-4622.

College of Education and Health Professions

The College of Education and Health Professions offers several hundred scholarship awards each year varying in amounts. Recipient selection is based on a variety of different attributes that are specific to each award. Attributes may include but are not limited to: academic achievement, financial need, and character.

Scholarship applications are available during the month of January each year. The application is electronic and can be found on the college’s website at COEHP Scholarships. Applications must be submitted by January 31st. All current and future students are strongly encouraged to apply. For further information please contact Beth Saviers at 479-575-4759 or bsaviers@uark.edu.

College of Engineering

The College of Engineering awards numerous scholarships and fellowships beginning with the sophomore year to continuing students, transfer students, and graduate students. Most scholarships are based, primarily, on academic performance. However, scholarships are also awarded on the basis of financial need and diversity. Scholarships are available from both the college and its individual departments.

College scholarships are available to any engineering student while departmental scholarships are meant for students enrolled in a particular discipline of engineering. Students must be admitted to the University of Arkansas and accepted into the College of Engineering to qualify and receive either a college or departmental scholarship. The college has a one-step application process that allows a student to be considered for all college level scholarships and departmental scholarships.

For more information concerning scholarship and diversity opportunities, please see College of Engineering scholarship website.

Music and Band

The Department of Music offers scholarships (both music scholarships and band scholarships) for talented students who sing or play instruments. All scholarships are based on musical ability, academic achievement, and potential contribution to music department ensembles. Scholarships are renewable for up to five years (ten semesters), as long as the student meets the conditions specified on the scholarship letter or contract.

Music and band scholarships are available to music majors and to students majoring in other areas who participate in certain ensembles. All scholarships require an audition. To set up an audition, contact the music department at 479-575-4701 or the band office at 479-575-4100.

Special Scholarships & Conditions

ACT 1185

Arkansas income taxpayers who earn a minimum of $5,500 in wages and, with their dependents, reside in a bordering state in a county or parish contiguous to an Arkansas county in which a public institution of higher education is located may enroll at the University of Arkansas and receive an out-of-state tuition award under the provisions of ACT 1185 of 1995, Section 34. The availability of funds may vary each year, and the students must provide certain documentation. Please contact the Office of Academic Scholarships at 479-575-4464 for more information.

Arkansas Alumni Association Scholarships

The Arkansas Alumni Association, through its members and chapters, sponsor five scholarship and grant programs. The Arkansas Alumni Association awards four types of scholarships, supported by members of the association:

Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship

  • Annual Award: $6,500 per year for four years
  • Eligibility Criteria: Incoming freshmen with a minimum GPA of 3.60 and 24 ACT or 1090 SAT
  • Application Procedure: Request applications on the Arkansas Alumni Web site, by e-mail at scholarships@razorback-road.com, or by phone at 1-888-ARK-ALUM.
  • Renewal Criteria: 3.00 GPA and 30 hours earned the first year.

Arkansas License Plate, "Roads" Scholarship – Alumni Board of Directors Scholarship

  • Annual Award: $2,500 per year for four years
  • Eligibility Criteria: Applicant finalists from the Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship who are residents of Arkansas. Non-resident finalist will receive equivalent Alumni Board of Directors Scholarship
  • Application Procedure: Request applications on the Arkansas Alumni Web site, by e-mail at scholarships@razorback-road.com, or by phone at 1-888-ARK-ALUM.
  • Renewal Criteria: 3.00 GPA and 30 hours earned the first year.

Razorback Generations Scholarship

  • Annual Award: $2,500 per year for four years
  • Eligibility Criteria: Arkansas finalists from the Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship with a family connection to the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
  • Application Procedure: Applications from the Alumni Endowed Scholarship will be considered
  • Renewal Criteria: 3.00 GPA and completion of 30 hours per year

Alumni Chapter Scholarships

  • Annual Award: Variable amount based on chapter funds
  • Eligibility Criteria: Minimum 3.50 GPA and 24 ACT
  • Application Procedure: Considered from both Alumni Scholarship applications and private chapter applications
  • Renewal Criteria: Varies from chapter to chapter.

Alumni Legacy Scholarship

  • Out-of-state tuition differential. Variable amount based on hours enrolled.
  • Eligibility Criteria: Non-resident students admitted as degree-seeking students with a 3.0 GPA and 20 ACT. Must have a parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, sibling or spouse who graduated from the UofA and is an Arkansas Alumni Association member. $450 program fee will be assessed for undergraduate non-residents receiving this award.
  • Application Procedure: Complete a Legacy Scholarship Application located on the Arkansas Alumni Web site or contact the alumni scholarship office at 1-888-ARK-ALUM.
  • Renewal Criteria: Renewable for up to 8 semesters with the completion of 24 hours and a cumulative 2.75 GPA per year.

Membership Funded Scholarship

  • Need-based scholarships of variable amounts.
  • Eligibility Criteria: Minimum high school GPA of 3.60 and 24 ACT or 1090 SAT. Applicants must have a FAFSA on file with the University of Arkansas. Preference is given to students whose EFC is less than $6,500 per year.
  • Application Procedure: Applications from the Alumni Endowed Scholarship will be considered.
  • Renewal Criteria: Recipients must reapply for renewal consideration.

For further information on Arkansas Alumni Association, please visit alumni.uark.edu.

Air Force and Army ROTC

The Air Force and Army Reserve Officer Training Corps programs offer a number of scholarship opportunities for entering freshmen and on-campus students. See the Reserve Officer Training Corps section of this catalog for detailed information.

Military Benefits

The University of Arkansas is approved by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education and the Federal Department of Veterans’ Affairs to participate in benefit programs for veterans and their dependents who are working toward a degree. Veterans of recent military service, service members, members of reserve units, and the dependents of certain other service members may be entitled to educational assistance payments under the following programs: Title 38, Chapter 30, Montgomery GI Bill for Active Duty; Title 38,Chapter 31, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program; Title 38, Chapter 32, Post-Vietnam Era Veterans’ Educational Assistance; Title 38, Chapter 35, Survivors and Dependents  Educational Assistance Program; Title 10, Chapter 1606, Montgomery GI Bill for Selective Reserves; Title 10, Chapter 1607, Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP); and Federal Veterans’ Affairs Work Study Allowance Program.

Students must be working toward a degree and following the curriculum outline for their objectives, since only specific courses may be applied toward VA certification and graduation.  Students inquiring about educational benefit eligibility should contact the university’s Veterans Resources and Information Center at 479-575-8742 for further information.

Additionally, the University of Arkansas offers 20 one-year scholarships in the amount of $3,000 to support current and former members of the United States military services. Students should contact the Academic Scholarship Office at 479-575-4464 for further information.

Arkansas Alumni Association Scholarships

Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship

Annual Award:$5,000 per year for four years

Eligibility Criteria: Incoming freshmen with a minimum GPA of 3.60 and 24 ACT or 1090 SAT

Application Procedure: Request applications on the web (arkalum.org), by e-mail (scholarships@razorback-road.com) or by phone 1-888-ARKALUM

Renewal Criteria: 3.00 GPA and 27 hours earned the first year, and a 3.2 GPA on 30 hours thereafter

Arkansas License Plate, "Roads" Scholarship/Alumni Board of Directors Scholarship

Annual Award: $2,500 per year for four years

Eligibility Criteria: Applicant finalists from the Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship who are residents of Arkansas. Non-Resident finalist will receive equivalent Alumni Board of Directors Scholarship.

Application Procedure: Applications from the Alumni Endowed Scholarship will be considered.

Renewal Criteria: 3.00 GPA and 27 hours earned the first year, and a 3.20 GPA on 30 hours thereafter.

Razorback Generations Scholarship

Annual Award: $2,500 per year for four years

Eligibility Criteria: Arkansas finalists from the Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship with a family connection to the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.

Application Procedure: Applications from the Alumni Endowed Scholarship will be considered.

Renewal Criteria: 3.00 GPA and of 30 hours per year.

Alumni Chapter Scholarships

Annual Award: Variable amount based on chapter funds

Eligibility Criteria: Minimum GPA of 3.50 and 24 ACT

Application Procedure: Considered from both the Alumni Scholarship application and private chapter applications.

Renewal Criteria: Varies from chapter to chapter

Alumni Legacy Scholarship

Annual Award: Out-of-state tuition differential. Variable amount based on hours enrolled. A $450 program fee will be assessed for undergraduate non-residents receiving the award.

Eligibility Criteria: Non-resident students with a 3.0 GPA and 24 ACT/930 SAT with a parent who graduated from the UofA and is an alumni association member.

Application Procedure: Complete a data form located on the web (arkalum.org) or contact the alumni scholarship office (1-888-ARK-ALUM).

Renewal Criteria: Renewable for up to 8 semesters with the completion of 24 hours and a cumulative 3.00 GPA per year.

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