Arkansas Scholarships

When one adds up the costs of tuition, room and board, fees and supplies, the total can be daunting. Thankfully, financial aid is available, and it’s not restricted to straight -A students. Just living in Arkansas can make students eligible for financial aid. By using one’s state as a search criterion, can help students find college scholarships and grants restricted to those living in Arkansas. Take a look at the scholarships below for a sample of Arkansas scholarships that may be found at For additional information about these and other scholarships based on state and other criteria, you may conduct a free college scholarship search at

ADHE Governor's Scholars Distinguished Scholars Award
Application Deadlines: February 01, Annually
The Governor’s Distinguished Scholarship is for those scoring 32 on the ACT or 1410 on the SAT, and a 3.5 academic grade point average, or are named National Merit Finalists or National Achievement Scholar pays tuition, mandatory fees, room and board up to $10,000 per year.

Upon receipt of a Governor’s Scholars application by February 1st, Governor’s Distinguished Scholars automatically [...] More

Aileen Lee Scholarship
Application Deadlines: September 06, Annually
Aileen Lee Scholarships are awarded to incoming freshmen at the University of Oregon each academic year in recognition of students who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence throughout their high school career in leadership, service and academic excellence.

Applicants must be out-of-state students beginning their first year at the UO. Three men and three women will be selected and funds [...] More

AQHF Swayze Woodruff Memorial Mid-South Scholarship
Application Deadlines: December 01, Annually
The Foundation provides financial assistance to members of the American Quarter Horse Association and or the American Quarter Horse Youth Association through general, racing, career path and state or regional scholarships.

Ideal candidates have been a member of AQHA or AQHYA for at least one year who is from Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi or Tennessee, and who competes in [...] More

Arkansas High-Tech Scholarship Program
Application Deadlines: July 01, Annually
The Arkansas Hi-Tech Scholarship (HTS) program awards $250 per semester ($500/year) to Arkansas residents who are United States citizens, graduate from a high school in Arkansas, plan to enroll or are enrolled full time in approved highly technical programs at Arkansas public post-secondary schools, demonstrate leadership capabilities, and meet certain academic criteria. Preference is given to [...] More

Arkansas Nurses Foundation Research Grants
Application Deadlines: June 15, Annually
To be eligible for an Arkansas Nurses Foundation Research Grant, the applicant must:

- Hold an Arkansas nursing license in good standing with the Arkansas State Board of Nursing (LPN, RN, APN)
- Graduated from an NLNAC- or CCNE-accredited program (applies only to applicants who have completed a BS or MS in nursing)

For complete program details and eligibility requirements, please visit [...] More

Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund
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The purpose of the Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund (ASPSF) is to provide supplemental financial assistance to those single parents living in Arkansas who are pursuing a course of instruction that will improve their income-earning potential.

In most cases, scholarships may be used for tuition, books, utility bills, car maintenance, childcare, or any other financial need that contributes [...] More

Bird Dog Foundation Essay Contest
Application Deadlines: April 15, Annually
The Bird Dog Foundation, Inc. sponsors an annual college scholarship essay contest for all high school seniors from public, private, cdc and home schools. Students must reside in either Tennessee, Mississippi or Arkansas to be eligible to enter. There are no charges or fees required to enter this annual contest.

The Bird Dog Foundation, Inc. has established a scholarship fund to promote [...] More

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals
Application Deadlines: December 01, Annually
CBYX for Young Professionals is a yearlong fellowship, funded by the German Bundestag and U.S. Congress through the U.S. Department of State. The program annually gives 75 American young professionals the opportunity to study, work, and live with a host in Germany. The CBYX program consists of three phases: two months of German language school; four months of classes in your career field at a [...] More

Cornerstone Scholarship Charitable Trust
Application Deadlines: June 30, Annually
To be considered for a Cornerstone Scholarship Charitable Trust you must:

1. Be African-American and disadvantaged
2. Have a high school education
3. Plan to attend a major college or vocational school
4. Have a letter of admission
5. Have roots in the State of Arkansas and/or Parents/Grandparents were plaintiffs in the Mauldin vs. AR. State Hospital Lawsuit
6. Be a citizen of the [...] More

Dixie Boys Baseball Bernie Varnadore Scholarship Program
Application Deadlines: April 01, Annually
Outstanding high school seniors who have participated in a franchised Dixie Boys Baseball, Incorporated program and plan to pursue undergraduate studies at a college or university may apply for the Bernie Varnadore Scholarship Program. Dixie Boys Baseball, Incorporated programs include Dixie Boys Baseball for boys 13 and 14 years old; Dixie Pre-Majors Baseball for boys 15 and 16 years old; and [...] More

Dixie Youth Baseball Scholarship
Application Deadlines: February 01, Annually
From the very beginning, the leaders of Dixie Youth Baseball knew they wanted to develop a college scholarship program that would help former players obtain a college education. There wasn't much money in the beginning. The first eligible players graduated in 1961, one $500 scholarship and one $250 scholarship were awarded. And from its modest beginning, the scholarship program has grown to an [...] More

EMU National Scholars Program
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The EMU National Scholars Program is a four-year award that pays 30 credit hours per year (15 per semester) of out-of-state tuition differential.

Must be a new freshmen or new transfer student with a minimum 3.50 GPA and a resident of a state other than Michigan or Ohio to be considered. Freshmen recipients must live in university housing the first two years of this award.

For more [...] More

JSU Alabama McGee Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 01, Annually
The JSU Alabama McGee Scholarship is for approximately $2,000. Any non-Alabama resident with 3.0 GPA; 28 or above ACT score or SAT score of 1260 or above may [...] More

NAJA Graduate Scholarship Program
Application Deadlines: February 01, Annually
The National Association of Junior Auxiliaries, Inc. (NAJA) was established in 1941 with the purpose of uniting members "to render charitable services which are beneficial to the general public, with particular emphasis on children, and to cooperate with other organizations performing similar services." Today, the growing Association continues the focus of meeting the needs of children and youth [...] More

The Heidelberg College Out Of State Grant
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In order to qualify for the Heidelberg College Out Of State Grant, the applicant must be resident of a state other than Ohio and attend Heidelberg College. This grant is renewable for four years as long as the student is making satisfactory academic progress. For more information, please visit [...] More

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