Graduate Scholarships

UCA Graduate Scholarships

Joseph V. Arn Teacher Education Scholarship Fund, Delta Pi Epsilon, Gamma Tau Chapter

Contact: Teaching and Learning – DPE Treasurer and Advisor serve as co-directors
Who?  Business teacher education, MAT student
Amount? Scholarship amounts vary
To apply:  Submit the completed application and any other information you wish the committee to consider by February 1st annually.

Selection Criteria
  • Applicants shall be a business teacher education MAT student who has been admitted into the Master of Arts in Teaching Program
  • Applicants shall have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7
  • Recipients shall be selected by the Delta Pi Epsilon Scholarship Committee
  • Scholarship shall be paid in one installment on the date of registration for fall semester of the academic year

See scholarship application for complete details and deadlines.

Mary Jane Fortier Distinguished Scholars Fund

Contact:  Department of Leadership Studies (PhD Leadership)
Who? Student seeking the Interdisciplinary Leadership PhD degree
Amount? Tuition and fees
To apply:  Submit a letter of interest to the PhD in Leadership program, along with application materials required for admission into the PhD program.

Selection Criteria

  • Recipient shall be a student seeking a doctorate in Interdisciplinary Leadership.
  • Eligible students must have begun careers in the field of K-12 education and should exemplify excellence in educational leadership and a commitment to promoting innovation and improvement in the field of K-12 education.

See information letter for complete details.

Father Lachowsky Scholarship

Contact:  Department of Elementary, Literacy, and Special Education
Who? Student majoring in Special Education (BSE/MSE)
Amount? To be determined
To apply:  Submit the online application including statement of need to the Department of Elementary, Literacy, and Special Education before April 1.

Selection Criteria

  • Recipient shall be a student majoring in Special Education (BSE/MSE).
  • Priority will be given to students currently enrolled in Special Education Masters Program.
  • Selection is based on academic performance.

Harold & Sue Love Scholarship

Contact:  Department of Elementary, Literacy, and Special Education
Who? Undergraduate and graduate students majoring in Special Education or pursuing a teaching license in Special Education.
Amount? To be determined
To apply:  Submit the online application including statement of need to the Department of Elementary, Literacy, and Special Education before April 1.

Selection Criteria

  • Recipient shall be a student majoring in Special Education or pursuing a teaching license in Special Education.
  • Recipient shall be an undergraduate or graduate student accepted into the College of Education with a minimum G.P.A. of 3.00 or better.
  • Consideration shall be given to need.

Verna Leola Harris Lamkin Scholarship

Contact:  Department of Elementary, Literacy, and Special Education
Who? Undergraduate or graduate Special Education students (BSE/MSE/MAT)
Amount? $1200 annually (divided between fall and spring semesters)
To apply:  Submit the online application including statement of need to the Department of Elementary, Literacy, and Special Education before April 1.

Selection Criteria

  • Recipient shall be an undergraduate or graduate student majoring in Special Education or pursuing a teaching license in Special Education (BSE/MSE/MAT).
  • Minimum 3.0 grade point average.
  • Consideration will be given to need.

Gladys Sachse Scholarship

Contact:  Department of Leadership Studies – Library Media & Information Technologies
Who? Students accepted into the MS degree program in LIBM and who plan to become a school librarian
Amount? Two awards of $1,000 each for two years maximum per award winner.
To apply:  Submit the completed application, a statement of your career plans as a school librarian, a copy of your transcripts, and three letters of reference by April 1st annually.

Selection Criteria

  • Recipient shall be a student who majored in education and is admitted into the Graduate School and plans to become a school library media specialist
  • Student shall have taken the GRE with a minimum score of 1000 or higher (verbal + quantitative)
  • Selection committee will consider need in awarding the scholarship

See scholarship application for complete details and deadlines.


Other Graduate Scholarship Opportunities

UCA Alumni Association Scholarships

Contact:  Buffalo Alumni Hall, (501) 450-3650
Who? Eligible UCA students
Amount?  Scholarship amounts vary

See Scholarship webpage for information about applications and deadlines
Foundation and Alumni Association Scholarship Information

Arkansas Council for Exceptional Children (ArCEC) Scholarships

Contact: See application for contact information
Who?  Students majoring in special education
Amount? Scholarship amounts vary

See scholarship application for complete details and deadlines.
Arkansas Council for Exceptional Children Scholarship Information

Arkansas Department of Higher Education

Website: http://scholarships.adhe.edu/
Who?  Eligible Arkansas residents
Amount?  Scholarship amounts vary

See ADHE website for complete details and deadlines.

UCA Foundation Scholarships

Contact:  UCA Foundation, (501) 450-3650
Who?  Eligible UCA students
Amount?  Scholarship amounts vary

Individuals and organization have established scholarships for UCA students.  Visit the UCA Foundation website for more information.   University of Central Arkansas Foundation Scholarships

Heloise Griffon and Margaret Crank Amps, Arkansas Association of Instructional Media Scholarships

Contact:  See application for contact information
Who?  Students enrolled in a library media education program
Amount?  $1,000

Please see scholarship application for complete details and deadlines.

Junior Auxiliary of Conway

Contact:  Cristal Lambert, (501) 513-0807
Who?  Graduate students in in Counseling, Psychology, Mental Health, Special Education, Speech Pathology, Exceptional Children, Remedial Skills, Development, Gifted and Talented and related fields
Amount?  Scholarship amounts vary

Parsons-Burnett Grants

Contact:  Arkansas Retired Teachers’ Association
Website: http://artanow.com/
Who?  Practicing educators taking graduate level courses.
Amount?  $1,500

Please visit their website for complete details and deadlines.