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Scholarship Information

Scholarships Opportunities

Arkansas Academic Challenge (Lottery Scholarship):

The application is now available. Students must score a 19 on the ACT to qualify. The scholarship amount has a 4 year total potential of $14,000. Students may apply online at by July 1, 2019 but the appliation is open now and funds are limited. 


  • If you are interested in University of the Ozarks, check out this scholarship opportunity….
    • University of the Ozarks is now offering a scholarship to students who complete the FAFSA early.
      Student Fast Facts:

    • $1,000 annual renewable scholarship worth up to $4,000 over your enrollment at Ozarks
    • File between October 1 – February 15 at
    • Add our School Code: 010040
    • Available to full-time enrolled students
    • Scholarship will be applied to student account

Arkansas Future Grant (ArFuture)

Arkansas Future Grant  (ArFuture), is the newest state grant program. The purpose of this grant is to increase the education and skills of Arkansas’s workforce in an affordable manner.  The grant applies to students enrolled in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) or regional high demand areas of study.  The grant will cover tuition and fees for qualifying certificate and Associate degree programs at Arkansas’ public institutions for eligible students.  The grant is available on a first come, first serve basis.


An Applicant must:

  • Have either graduated from an Arkansas public school, private school, home school or received high school equivalency diploma approved by the Department of Career Education; or
  • Verify that he or she has resided within the state for the three (3) years immediately preceding application and has either:
    - Graduated from an out-of-state high school, private school, home school or received a high school equivalency diploma approved by another state.
  • Be enrolled part-time or full-time at an approved institution of higher education in a program of study that leads to an associate degree or a certification in a STEM or regional high demand field.
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA

Governor’s Distinguished Scholarship

The Governor’s Distinguished Scholarship is the most academically rigorous scholarship program offered for those graduating seniors scoring either 32 on the ACT or 1410 on the SAT, and a 3.50 academic grade point average. Those who are named National Merit Finalists or National Achievement Scholars may qualify without meeting the GPA requirement, but must still meet the ACT/SAT requirement. The scholarship pays tuition, mandatory fees, room and board up to $10,000 per year.


At least a 32 ACT (1410 SAT) and a 3.5 GPA to apply. FAFSA not required.

Award Amount:

$10,000 per year.

Arkansas Department of High Education College for YOU

This site is a great resource for Arkansas scholarships, financial aid resources, and Arkansas Colleges.

Scholarship Websites

Below are a list of scholarship websites that might be helpful  in searching for scholarships. You will also want to check with the Colleges and Universities you plan to attend to find out about their deadlines . Also, always always search on your own. You will likely find scholarships I haven’t come across. I will keep this page updated so please check frequently!