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Foundation Scholarships

Applications are available January 12, 2015; deadline to apply is March 13, 2015. For questions and additional information, please call (501) 450-3650.

Kenneth W. Abrams/Paul W. Kimbrough Endowment
For full-time African American students with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above majoring in political science or business. Consideration may be given to financial need.

ALG (ARKLA/Centerpoint) Scholarship
For children of present and former Arkansas Louisiana Gas (Arkla/CenterPoint) employees. Selection based on academic record and need.

D. Richard Arnold/Conway Corporation Scholarship
For full-time students who graduated from a high school in the city of Conway, Arkansas (or, if home schooled, resided in the service area of Conway Corporation at the time of graduation) and have an ACT of 21 or above and high school GPA of 2.75 or above. Consideration may be given to financial need. Children of Conway Corporation Board of Directors are ineligible for consideration

Dr. Bob and Janis Purtle Banister Scholarship
For full-time students majoring in music. Selection shall be based on financial need and academic performance (GPA of 3.0 or above).

Bartos Family Scholarship
For full-time students majoring in marketing with a GPA of 3.0 or above. Consideration may be given to financial need.

Charles and Nadine Baum Scholarship
For full-time entering freshmen, transfer, or non-traditional students who demonstrate financial need. Entering freshmen criteria: minimum GPA of 2.75 and ACT score of 21-23 (24 or above if not receiving a UCA academic scholarship). Transfer student criteria: satisfactory completion of 30 hours from another institution and minimum GPA of 3.0. Non-traditional student (age 25 or above) criteria: satisfactory completion of 12 hours and minimum GPA of 3.0.

Elizabeth Bailey Benton Scholarship
For full-time students who are active members (two year minimum) of Conway First Presbyterian Church.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arkansas Scholarship
For full-time students who are, or have been, active participants in the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arkansas program and who are in good academic standing. Consideration shall be given to financial need.

Herby Branscum, Jr. Scholarship
For full-time students from Arkansas with preference given to first-generation college students from Perry or Stone County. Selection based on a minimum high school GPA of 2.5, with preference given to entering freshmen and students receiving no other UCA funded scholarships.

Brumbelow Insurance Scholarship
For a full-time student accepted into the Insurance/Business program. Requires an ACT Score of 18 or above and a minimum high school GPA of 2.50 or above. Consideration may be given to financial need.g

Tom Burnett Leadership Scholarship
For full-time students with a GPA of 2.75 or above. Consideration may be given to financial need.

Burdick/McAlister Scholarship
For full-time students majoring in geography or business who are citizens of the United States and who demonstrate financial need. Current student eligibility: 2.75 or above cumulative GPA.

Gladys Chasey Leadership Scholarship
For full-time students with a GPA of 2.75 or greater. Consideration may be given to financial need.

Conque Family Scholarship
For full-time students with demonstrated financial need and a GPA of 2.50 or above. First preference shall be given to business majors.

Will Counts Journalism Scholarship
For full-time students majoring in journalism. Satisfactory completion of a minimum of 60 hours and GPA of 2.5 or above. Consideration shall be given to financial need.

Conway Cancer Foundation Scholarship
For a full time student who is pursuing a degree from the College of Health and Behavior Sciences. First preference given to students who have been a patient or who have had a family member treated by Conway Hematology Oncology. Minimum GPA of 2.75 or above. Consideration may be given to financial need.

Crow/White Education Fund
For full-time students with a minimum high school or college GPA of 2.0; financial need may be considered. First preference shall be given to descendants of the John D. and Flora Boyd Crow family or the William C. and Mary Seay White family. Second preference shall be given to students born in Phillips or Faulkner County (Arkansas).

James R. and Elizabeth Stout Dailey Scholarship
For full-time students who demonstrate financial need and are planning to major in education and teach. A GPA of 2.5 or above required.

H. Fred Dalske Science Student Scholarship
For full-time junior, senior or graduate students majoring in the sciences at UCA (other than pre-med) with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above and interested in pursuing either an MS or Ph.D. degree.

G.A. and Jean Davidson Scholarship
For full-time students from Jacksonville High School who plan to teach with a major in Early Childhood Education or Business Education. Selection based on ACT score of 26 or above and a minimum high school GPA of 3.0 or above. Leadership and participation activities should also be considered.

Dixie Band Camp Scholarship
For full-time students who are members of the UCA band and have attended the Dixie Band Camp. Preference may be given to music majors. Financial need may be considered.

Graydon and Bonnie Bearden Dodson Scholarship
For sophomores with a GPA of 3.25 or above who demonstrate strong financial need and who graduated from an Arkansas high school.

Dollars for Scholars Scholarship
For full-time students. Selection shall be based on financial need and academic performance (2.75 or above GPA).

Donor Club Scholarship
For full-time students. Selection shall be based on financial need and academic performance (GPA of 3.0 or above).

Jimmy and Cleda Driftwood Scholarship
For full-time students who demonstrate financial need. Preference (in descending order) given to the following majors: music, poetry or history.

Fay Dean Dunevant Scholarship
For full-time female African American students who are residents of Faulkner County and majoring within the College of Fine Arts and Communications. The recipient shall be an active member of their church with preference given to a student involved in the church’s music program. Selection shall be based on financial need and cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.

Bill and Beneva Farris Scholarship
For full-time Faulkner County students with a GPA of 2.75 or above who manifest academic seriousness and discipline; demonstrate sound moral character and personal maturity. Financial need may be considered.

Joe C. Finnell Physical Therapy Scholarship
For second or third year physical therapy students. Selection based on need, academic performance, cooperation and potential.

John M. Garner and Bobbie Garner Floyd Scholarship
For full-time students with preference given to Wynn High School; Cross County High School; a high school in one of these Arkansas counties: Greene, Poinsett, St. Francis, Woodruff. Selection based on a minimum high school GPA of 3.0, with preference given to entering freshmen and students receiving no other UCA funded scholarships.

Donis W. Ford Memorial Book Scholarship
For full-time junior or senior African American student majoring in English, African American Studies or Writing with a GPA of 3.0 or above. Consideration may be given to financial need.

Foundation General Scholarship
For full-time students. Selection shall be based on financial need and academic performance (GPA of 2.75 or above).

Robert W. “Bob” Gates Scholarship
For students currently employed within the University of Central Arkansas Public Safety and/or working as an Emergency Medical Technician in Faulkner County. Must be in good academic standing. Consideration may be given to need.

Betty Sue Cowger George Scholarship
For students from Yell County (Arkansas). First preference given to music majors. Consideration shall be given to financial need.

Madeline Ann Grubbs Scholarship
For physical therapy students in good academic standing who are entering the third year doctoral program. Selection based on financial need and demonstrated service/leadership/cooperation.

H.B. Hardy Scholarship
For full-time male students with a minimum of 30 completed hours. First preference given to Sigma Tau Gamma members in good standing with a GPA of 2.5 or above. Consideration may be given to financial need.

Judge W.M. Harper and Sarah “Sally” Reynolds Harper Scholarship
For full-time students. Selection shall be based on financial need and academic performance.

Harvey/Mitchell-First Presbyterian Church Scholarship
Selection based on academic performance (GPA of 3.0 or above), financial need, and activity in the worship and work of a Christian congregation. Preference shall be given to qualifying applicants who are members of First Presbyterian Church of Conway.

Virginia Lovell Hightower Scholarship
For full-time students. Selection shall be based on financial need and academic performance (2.75 or above GPA).

Dr. Fletcher B. Lowry Scholarship
For a full-time student who is seeking a degree within the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education. Requires an ACT Score of 24 or above and a GPA of 2.75 or above. Consideration may be given to need.

Jim and Kay Hinkle Scholarship
For full-time students from a Stone County (Arkansas) high school. Selection based on GPA of 2.75 or above and/or minimum ACT of 24. Consideration shall be given to financial need.

Angela French Hoffmans Memorial Scholarship
For students in good academic standing majoring in Education at UCA and who graduated from Bryant (Arkansas) High School.

Holloway/Hicks Scholarship
For full-time entering freshmen with first preference given to African American students from Monroe County. Second preference given to Arkansas African American student. Selection based on high school GPA of 2.5 or above and financial need.

Rosamond Hughes Memorial Scholarship
For full-time students who plan to major in education and teach. Selection shall be based on financial need and GPA of 2.5 or above.

Gini Ingram Scholarship
For full-time students enrolled in both choir & band ensembles, with first preference given to non-music majors (students majoring or minoring in music are also encouraged to apply).

Charles and LuRene Jolly Scholarship
For full-time graduate students (first preference) or undergraduate junior or senior students who are majoring in mathematics education and plan to teach in Arkansas. Students must be a legal citizen of the United States with preference given to Arkansas residents. Selection also based on financial need and cumulative GPA of 3.25 or above.

Carroll D. Jones Scholarship
For full-time students with GPA of 2.5 or above. Selection based on need and academic performance.

John and Rebecca Lusk Scholarship
For full-time students from Union County with an ACT of 24 or above and high school GPA of 2.75 or above. Consideration may be given to need.

Aaron B. Mackey Scholarship
For full-time African American students who have been accepted into the athletic program or communications program at UCA. Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above and an ACT Score of 18 or higher. Consideration may be given to financial need.

Joseph Norman Manley Scholarship
For full-time African American students with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above. Consideration may be given to financial need.

Carolyn Mann Scholarship
For full-time entering freshmen who are graduates of a high school in Lonoke County. Preference shall be given to graduates from Carlisle High School. Consideration shall be given to financial need.

Carolyn Mann Endowed Memorial Scholarship
For full-time entering freshmen who are Arkansas residents and who are in good academic standing. Consideration shall be given to financial need.

Carolyn Mann “EAST” Initiative Scholarship
For full-time entering freshmen. First preference given to Arkansas residents who participated in a high school EAST Initiative Program and who exhibited an entrepreneurial spirit. Consideration shall be given to financial need. A letter of recommendation from your EAST facilitator is required.

Robert M. McLauchlin Graduate Education Memorial Scholarship
For students who are United States citizens and enrolled in a graduate program at UCA. Preference shall be given to Arkansas residents. Selection based on academic performance, school and community involvement, and financial need.

Xzin McNeal Endowed Scholarship
For full-time students enrolled in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. Selection based on financial need and GPA of 2.5 or above.

Thomas M. Meadows Scholarship
For students majoring in physical therapy with a GPA of 2.75 or above. Consideration shall be given to financial need.

Memorial Endowment Scholarship
For full-time students. Selection may be based on financial need and academic performance (2.75 or above GPA).

Bill and Joyce Miller Family Scholarship
For full-time students with preference given to students who have been a member of the Boys and Girls Club of their respective community. Second preference given to students pursuing a degree in the College of Liberal Arts. Requires an ACT score of 24 or above and a minimum high school cumulative GPA of 2.75 or above. Consideration may be given to financial need.

Howard R. and Emily Montgomery Scholarship
For full-time entering freshmen who are graduates of an Arkansas high school in Texarkana, Arkansas. Selection based on a high school GPA of 2.75 and ACT score of 24 or above. Preference shall be given to high school students from Arkansas High School. Consideration may be given to financial need.

Paul and Kimberly Moore Scholarship
For students with financial need and GPA of 2.5 or above. First preference given to First Presbyterian Church of Conway members and Conway Cradle Care participants.

Robin Nix Scholarship
For full-time students who are members of the UCA tennis team or band. Financial need may be considered.

Miss Eugenia M. Oliver Memorial Scholarship
For full-time junior or senior female students under the age of 23 with 60 hours completed at UCA. Preference given to St. Francis County graduates. Selection shall be based on financial need, potential and academic performance.

W. E. and Irene K. Pennington Scholarship
For full-time students with a GPA of 2.75 or above. Selection may be based on financial need and academic performance.

Fred and Lillian Petrucelli Scholarship
For full-time students majoring in writing, journalism or theatre. Selection shall be based on financial need, potential and academic performance (GPA of 2.75 or above).

Delma Jo Prince Scholarship
For a full time student who is a US citizen with a High School GPA of 3.3 or greater and in the top 15% of his/her graduating class. Financial need may be considered.

Phi Lambda Chi/Casey Keck Scholarship
For full-time undergraduate students with GPA of 2.5 or above. Preference given to Phi Lambda Chi’s. Selection based on academic performance, activities and financial need.

Emmett and Judieth Preuitt Scholarship
For students pursuing a course of study in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. Requires ACT of 24 or above and high school GPA of 3.0 or above; consideration may be given to financial need.

Regions Bank Faulkner County Scholarship
For full-time entering freshman student from Faulkner County. Selection based on a minimum high school GPA of 3.25 or above. Selection may be based on academic performance.

Marie and Walter Schaffhauser Scholarship
For full-time students who are graduates of a Phillips County high school. First preference given to graduates of Marvel Academy.

James W. and Peggy Schneider Scholarship
For full-time students. Selection may be based on financial need and academic performance (2.75 or above GPA).

Pam Snider Memorial Scholarship
For full-time female, junior, senior or graduate students with financial need and a GPA of 2.50 or above. Preference (in descending order) given to the following: students of American Indian descent, elementary education majors, or psychology/counseling majors.

Jack Staggs Scholarship
For full-time students majoring in mathematics who plan to teach. Minimum ACT of 24 and high school GPA of 2.75. Consideration may be given to financial need.

Jack A. Stotts Scholarship
For full-time students majoring in or planning to major in mathematics or science with a GPA of 3.0 or above. Selection shall be based on financial need.

Dr. Betty Swift Scholarship
For full-time female students who are Arkansas residents and seeking a degree within the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education. Requires a GPA of 2.5 or above.

Templeton Scholarship
For a full-time student with a minimum GPA of 3.0 or above. Consideration shall be given to financial need.

Tidwell Veterans Scholarship
For students who have served in any branch of the US Military with a GPA of 2.75 or above. Consideration may be given to need.

University Women's Book Scholarship
For a full-time non-traditional female student.

John and Betty Ward Scholarship
For full-time students majoring in journalism. Requires completion of 60 credit hours and cumulative GPA of 2.75 or above. Selection shall be based on financial need, potential and academic performance.

Maurice Webb Endowed Scholarship
For a full-time undergraduate student who has completed 30 hours or more and has declared a major in history or education. Consideration shall be given to financial need.

Eugene and Hazel Weir Educational Trust
For full-time students with preference given to Pope County graduates. Selection shall be based on financial need.

Farris W. and Ann Brandon Womack Scholarship
For Arkansas residents from one of the following counties: Calhoun, Cleburne or Dallas. Requires ACT of 24 or above and high school GPA of 2.75 or above; consideration may be given to financial need.

Alumni Association Scholarships

All Scholarships require a 250 word essay. In the essay, explain why you need scholarship assistance, why you chose your field of study, and what profession you plan to pursue after graduation. (This excludes the African American, Alumni General, and UCA License Plate Scholarships.)

Hank Adams Scholarship
For full-time undergraduate students who are U.S. citizens and in good academic standing. Must have completed at least 12 hours at UCA and be a legal Arkansas resident or the child/grandchild of a former UCA student or UCA graduate. Selection based on financial need, academic performance, and submitted essay.

African American Scholarship
For full-time undergraduate students with a minimum ACT score of 21 and a GPA of 2.5 or above. First preference given to an African American resident and recent high school graduate of Ashley, Drew, Union, Desha, Phillips, Chicot, St. Francis or Jefferson County. Selection based on financial need, academic performance, and 250 word essay explaining what impact the recipient will have on the African American culture at UCA.

Alumni General Scholarship and Endowment
For full-time undergraduate students with at least 60 credit hours completed at UCA and cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above. Selection based on financial need and 250 word essay explaining why you chose your field of study and what leadership and/or academic services you have demonstrated at UCA. A recommendation letter from a UCA staff or faculty member must be submitted attesting to your leadership and/or academic services to UCA.

Marvin Bishop Memorial Scholarship
For full-time students who are Arkansas residents with first preference given to Cherokee descendants. Requires a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or above and completion of 60 credit hours at UCA. Selection based on academic performance, financial need, and submitted essay.

Harvey A. Buffalo Scholarship
For full-time undergraduate students with at least 12 credit hours completed at UCA and cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above. Selection based on financial need, academic performance, and submitted essay.

David and Laura Grimes Scholarship Fund
For full-time students with first preference given to descendants of David and Laura Grimes and siblings. Second preference is given to graduates of Conway Public Schools or Springdale Public Schools. Requires a GPA of 2.5 or above. Selection based on academic performance, financial need, and submitted essay.

B.A. Lewis Graduate Scholarships
For full-time students who have sufficient credit toward a bachelor’s degree at UCA and have been accepted into UCA graduate school or students who have completed at least 6 graduate hours at UCA with a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or above. Selection based on academic performance and submitted essay.

Dorothy Long Scholarship
For full-time students who are majoring in mathematics or within the College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics. Requires cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above and completion of 60 credit hours at UCA. Selection based on academic performance and submitted essay.

H.L. Minton Scholarship
For full-time undergraduate students who are U.S. citizens and who have completed at least 60 credit hours at UCA. Must be a legal Arkansas resident or the child/grandchild of a former UCA student or UCA graduate. Selection based on financial need, academic performance, and submitted essay.

John C. Rohweder Scholarship Fund
For a full-time undergraduate student who has completed 30 credit hours with a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or above. First preference given to non-traditional students majoring in writing or pursuing a degree within the College of Fine Arts and Communication. Selection based on financial need and submitted essay.

Silas and Mary Snow Scholarship
For full-time undergraduate students who are U.S. citizens and who have completed at least 60 credit hours at UCA with a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or above. Must be a legal Arkansas resident or the child/grandchild of a former UCA student or UCA graduate. Selection based on academic performance and submitted essay.

Sullards Family Scholarship Fund
For full-time students who have completed 60 credit hours; 30 of those hours must have been completed in the UCA College of Education. Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above and be a child/ grandchild of a parent and/or grandparent of a UCA graduate. Selection based on financial need and submitted essay.

UCA License Plate Program Scholarship
For full-time undergraduate students who are the child/grandchild of a UCA graduate and who have completed at least 60 credit hours at UCA with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above. Selection based on academic performance and 250 word essay explaining why you chose your field of study and what leadership and/or academic services you have demonstrated at UCA. A recommendation letter from a UCA staff or faculty member must be submitted attesting to your leadership and/or academic services to UCA.


Dr. Joe and Charlene Walthall Scholarship Fund

For full-time students pursuing a degree in Special Education or Early Childhood Education. Requires a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above and completion of 60 credit hours. Selection based on academic performance and submitted essay.

College, Department and Program Specific Scholarships

(See below for application criteria.)

College of Business

Accounting Partner Scholarships

These scholarships are for full-time students in the MAcc Program. Go to uca.edu/go/cobscholarships or contact the department at
(501) 450-3108.

  • Bell & Company PA
  • BKD (Baird, Kurtz & Dobson) LLP
  • Frost, PLLC Scholarship
  • Hudson, Cisne & Company LLC
  • JPMS Cox, PLLC Scholarship
  • Fred and Louise Malpica Scholarship
  • Donna S. Stephens Accounting Scholarship
  • Stephens Bell Endowed Scholarship
  • Thomas & Thomas LLP
  • Windstream Communications Excellence in Industry
Insurance & Risk Management Scholarships

Contact the department, (501) 852-2360.

  • CBA Insurance & Risk Management Scholarship
    For full-time students majoring in insurance and risk management. Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.
  • Stephen L. Strange, Sr. Excellence in Insurance Scholarship
    For full-time junior or senior students accepted into the insurance/business program at UCA, with a GPA of 2.75 or above. Consideration may be given to financial need.
Other
  • Homer Lee Saunders Scholarship
    For full-time students majoring in business. Selection based on academic performance (GPA of 2.75 or above); consideration may be given to financial need. Contact the College of Business,
    (501) 450-3106.
  • Arch Ford Scholarship
    For full-time student majoring in business. Consideration may be given to financial need. Contact the College of Business,
    (501) 450-3106.
  • MBA Student Assistance Scholarship
    For students enrolled in the MBA program. Contact the College of Business, (501) 450-3106.

College of Education

For students pursuing education degrees and/or licensure. Go to uca.edu/education/scholarships or visit the Dean’s office in Mashburn.

  • Joseph V. Arn Business Teacher Education Scholarship
  • Robert A. and Edna Bandy Scholarship
  • Rose A. Berry Scholarship
  • Betty J. Courtway Scholarship
  • Craftsman’s Guild Scholarship
  • G.A. and Jean Davidson Scholarship
  • Mary Jane Fortier Scholarship
  • Father Lachowsky Assembly/1073 Fourth
  • Degree Knights of Columbus Scholarship
  • Frank and Hattie Harrin Scholarship
  • Mignon Newbern Scholarship
  • Clarence and Frances Perkins Scholarship
  • Hazel Ward Phillips Scholarship
  • Gladys Sachse Scholarship
  • Myrtle Lee Selig Scholarship
  • Mary K. Stewart Scholarship
  • Katrina Reed Wilcox Scholarship

College of Fine Art & Communication

Department of Art

For more information contact the department at (501) 450-3113.

  • Dorris Curtis Scholarship
    For full-time students majoring in art.
  • Yvonne Disterheft Memorial Scholarship
    For full-time art majors. Selection based on academic & studio performance.
  • George W. Harrod Memorial Art Scholarship
    For the “Outstanding Art Student.”
  • Gene Hatfield Art Scholarship Fund
    For full-time students majoring in art and in good academic standing.
  • Windgate Foundation Scholarship
    For full-time or part-time art majors. Selection based on talent & financial need.
Department of Music

For more information contact the department at (501) 450-5750.

  • Nadine Baum Music Scholarship
    For full-time students majoring in music.
  • Homer A. Brown Band Scholarship
    For full-time entering freshmen enrolled in the UCA Band. Selection based on instrumental performance audition, leadership skills, ACT scores, high school GPA, financial need, and recommendation from the student’s high school band director.
  • Sam Driggers Piano Scholarship
    For full-time piano majors.
  • Virginia Sue Evans Music Scholarship
    For full-time junior or senior students majoring in music education.
  • Carl Forsberg Orchestra Scholarship
    For an outstanding orchestra member.
  • Griffith Scholarship
    For outstanding piano majors.
  • Howard Groth Vocal Performance Award
    Selection based on academic performance and vocal performance audition.
  • Brandon Kyle Hawk Scholarship
    For an outstanding instrumental performance music major. Selection based on talent and need.
  • Paul and Valerie Klipsch Music Scholarship
    For full-time piano majors.
  • Russell Langston Band Scholarship
    For an outstanding UCA band student.
  • William McGaha Scholarship
    For full-time students majoring in music.
  • Stella Boyle Smith Piano Scholarship
    For full-time undergraduate students who are Arkansas residents majoring in piano.
  • Ellen Thomas Music Scholarship
    For full-time students majoring in music.
  • Frances Burke Thomas Trumpet Scholarship
    For full-time music students.
Department of Theatre

For more information contact the department at (501) 450-5092.

  • James Bridges Performing Arts Scholarship
    For full-time students majoring in theatre, mass communication or creative writing. Applicants must have 45 hours completed at UCA with a minimum GPA of 2.5 and must have an intense interest in writing, directing or acting for the stage, television, or motion pictures.
  • William C. Plummer Scholarship
    For full-time UCA seniors majoring in theatre. Selection based on GPA of 2.5 or above and financial need.
Department of Writing
  • Porter Prize Graduate Scholarship
    For a full-time graduate student in the MFA Program. Contact the Department of Writing, (501) 450-3344.

College of Health & Behavioral Sciences

Family & Consumer Sciences

For students pursuing a course of study within the FACS Department. Go to uca.edu/go/facsscholarships for specific criteria and to apply. You may also call (501) 450-5950 or visit the department office in McAlister Hall.

  • Adams/Lindsay/Webb (A.L.W.) Scholarship
  • Georg Andersen Interior Design Scholarship
  • Cecily Coffelt-Bullard Endowed Scholarship
  • Grace Phelps DuPree Scholarship
  • Martha Stone Harding Scholarship
  • Dr. Mary Harlan Scholarship
  • Mary Ann and Andrew Hiegel Endowed Scholarship
  • Roy C. and Dollie Randleman Holl Scholarship
  • National Wallcovering Interior Design Scholarship
  • Emily Oates Scholarship
  • Nina Russ Scholarship
  • Connie Westbrook Scholarship
Department of Health Sciences
  • Arvil W. Burks Health Education Scholarship
    For full-time senior or graduate students enrolled in a health education degree program. Selection based on minimum college GPA of 3.0. Contact the health sciences department, (501) 450-3194.
  • Dr. Emogene Walmsley Fox Scholarship
    For a full-time senior or graduate student currently enrolled in a health education degree program. Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above. Contact the health sciences department, (501) 450-3194.
Department of Nursing

For more information contact the department at (501) 450-3119.

  • Ashcraft Nursing Scholarship Fund
    For senior nursing students from an underrepresented minority in the profession (racial, ethnic and/or gender minority). Student must be in good academic standing. Unlicensed and articulating RN and LPNs are eligible.
  • Clara Forsberg Nursing Scholarship
    For full-time undergraduate junior or senior students in the nursing curriculum. Requires cumulative GPA of 3.30 or above, demonstration of professional characteristics, and good academic standing in the Department of Nursing. Preference may be given to students receiving no other UCA funded scholarships.
  • Suzanne Harvey Nursing Graduate Scholarship
    For graduate nursing students.
  • Hawk-McCaslin Scholarship
    For nursing students in the master’s program. Consideration shall be given to financial need.
  • Linda Vail Holbert Nursing Scholarship
    For a full-time student in the nursing curriculum. Requires cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.
  • Johnelle DeBusk Hunt Nursing Fellowship
    For graduate fellowships to nursing students in the MSN program at UCA.
  • Lauretta Koenigseder Nursing Scholarship
    For a full-time junior or senior nursing major. Student must be in good academic standing and display quality nursing care and professionalism. Financial need shall be considered.
  • Betty Martin Nursing Scholarship
    For a baccalaureate and graduate nursing student. Student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above. Financial need shall be considered.
  • Barbara Harpe Nabholz Nursing Scholarship
    For full-time undergraduate junior or senior students enrolled in the nursing curriculum and in good academic standing. First preference given to a single parent; selection shall be based on financial need.
Speech-Language Pathology
  • Martha Anderson Scholarship
    Book scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students who are an active NSSLHA member. Selection based on cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above (3.25 in major) and financial need. Contact the speech-language pathology department, (501) 450-3176.
Psychology and Counseling Department
  • Richard Allen Scott Psychology/Counseling Scholarship
    For full-time students majoring in psychology. Contact the Department of Psychology, (501) 450-5410.

Honors College

These scholarships are for students enrolled in or accepted into the UCA Honors College. Selection based on criteria specific to each. Contact the department, (501) 450-3198.

  • • Michael Bell Honors College Fund
  • Charles Blachly Memorial Honors College Fund
  • James E. and Madge Wade Clayton Scholarship
  • Evelyn Schaffhauser Duff Scholarship
  • Jeff and Patsy Farris Honors College Scholarship
  • Ferguson-Robins Honors College Scholarship
  • Virginia Guffey Honors College Scholarship
  • Monica Luebker Memorial Scholarship
  • McCastlain International Studies
  • Honors College Scholarship
  • Bob McCormack Scholarship
  • Glenda Middleton Scholarship
  • Schedler Honors College Scholarship
  • Simmons First National Bank Student Assistance
  • Jack Strickland Memorial Honors College

International Engagement

  • Nicole Wable Hatfield International Study Scholarship
    First preference given to students wishing to study abroad in France and who have 60 or more credit hours at UCA. Requires cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above. Contact the department, (501) 450-3646.
  • Damber Singh Tomer and Meena Singh Tomer International Scholarship
    For male or female international students or children of U.S. immigrants, and female U.S. citizens. Preference given to junior computer science majors with a grade point average of 3.0 or above. For alternate award possibility, undergraduate and graduate students (meeting the above nationality/citizenship/gender guidelines) who are majoring in computer science, mathematics, information systems, biology, chemistry or physics are also encouraged to apply. Contact the department, (501) 450-3445.

College of Liberal Arts

Department of English

For more information contact the department at (501) 450-5100.

  • Eugene Nolte Scholarship
    For the “Outstanding Student in English.” Awarded to a junior for senior year.
  • Williams/Arnold Scholarship
    For junior or senior students who are pursuing a degree in English with teaching licensure. Minimum GPA of 3.25 required.
Department of World Languages
  • Robert and Carol Adcock Scholarship
    For full-time students majoring or minoring in a foreign language with plans to teach. Contact the department, (501) 450-3168.
Pre-Law
  • Judge Woody Murray Memorial Pre-Law Scholarship
    For a UCA graduating senior who plans to attend law school. Selection based on academic achievement. Contact the College of Liberal Arts, (501) 450-3167.
Other
  • Lee B. and Willa Belle Spencer Scholarship
    For a full-time junior or senior student majoring in English, History, Philosophy or Religion, Political Science, Sociology, or World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures within either the College of Liberal Arts. Selection based on academic excellence, leadership, and involvement in school activities and community service. Consideration may be given to financial need. Contact the College of Liberal Arts, (501) 450-3167
  • Mehl Philosophy & Religion Scholarship
    For a full-time senior majoring in Philosophy and Religious Studies with a GPA of 3.0 or above. Consideration will be given to financial need.

College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics\

Department of Chemistry
  • E.E. Cordrey Scholarship
    For entering freshmen planning to major in chemistry. Contact the department, (501) 450-5939.
Department of Computer Science

For more information contact the department at (501) 450-3401.

  • Computer Science Student Scholarship
    For a full-time student majoring in Computer Science. Financial need may be considered.
  • Richard and Terri Harper Jordan Scholarship
    For full-time female student seeking a degree in Computer Science with a cumulative GPA of 2.75. Financial need may be considered.
Department of Mathematics
  • O. L. Hughes Mathematics Scholarship
    For full-time entering freshmen majoring in mathematics. Selection based on integrity, character and academic seriousness. Preference given to Camden High School graduates. Contact the department, (501) 450-3147.
Physics and Astronomy
  • O. M. Prince Physics and Astronomy Dept. Scholarship
    For entering freshmen majoring in physics. Selection based on academic performance. Contact the department,
    (501) 450-5900.
  • Heather Woolverton Memorial Scholarship
    For full-time female students majoring in physics. Selection based an ACT of 24 or above and a minimum GPA of 2.75. Consideration may be given to financial need. (501) 450-5900.
Pre-Dental
  • Joe E. and Vada Russell Scholarship
    For pre-dental students. Selection based on scholarly ability with consideration given to financial need. Contact Dr. Mike Moran, (501) 450-5927.
Other
  • Willard & Pat Walker Bachelor of Science in Education Scholarship Fund
    Eligible students are those pursuing degrees in the life sciences or physical sciences leading to K-12 teaching licensure. Minimum GPA of 2.75 or above. Consideration may be given to financial need. Contact College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at (501) 450-3199.

Special Interest Scholarships

UCA Staff and Dependent Scholarships

Jeremy Duplessis UCA Police Department Student Assistance Scholarship
Applicants shall either work in the UCA Police Department or be a legal dependent of a full-time employee of the UCA Police Department and have a high school or college GPA of 2.25; consideration may be given to financial need. Contact Jeremy Crabb at 
(501) 450-3111.

Lilly Harmon Staff Senate Scholarship
One Lilly Harmon Staff Senate Scholarship will be awarded by the UCA Staff Senate to assist a full-time staff employee in pursuing a degree at UCA. The Lilly Harmon Staff Senate Scholarship was established in memory of long-time UCA employee, Lilly Harmon. Visit uca.edu/staffsenate/scholarships to apply.

Staff Senate Employee Scholarship
The Staff Senate Employee Scholarship was established by the UCA Staff Senate to assist a full-time UCA staff employee in pursuing a degree at the University of Central Arkansas. Full-time staff are eligible. Visit 
uca.edu/staffsenate/scholarships to apply.

Staff Senate Scholarship for Dependents of UCA Staff
One scholarship is awarded for dependents of full-time UCA staff employees who meet the eligibility criteria for the staff fee waiver as outlined in the staff handbook and are pursuing a degree at the University of Central Arkansas. The student must be in good standing academically and must have completed at least 30 hours of college credit with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5. Visit uca.edu/staffsenate/scholarships to apply.

Other Special Interest Scholarships

William M. Clark Scholarship
For full-time entering freshmen with a strong preference given to graduating seniors of St. Joseph High School in Conway. Selection based on student’s academic achievements, activities, and minimum 2.5 GPA. Contact the St. Joseph High School counselor, (501) 329-5741.

Faculty Scholars Scholarship
For entering freshmen with a high school GPA of 3.25 or above. Selection based on academic performance, letters of recommendation and submitted essay. Go to uca.edu/facultysenate/faculty-senate-links for more information.

Grizzle / State Farm Scholarship
For full-time entering freshmen from Brinkley High School. Selection based on financial need. Contact the Brinkley High School counselor, (870) 734-5005.

Phi Sigma Epsilon and Phi Sigma Kappa Alumni Scholarship
For students who are a member or associate in good standing of the Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity. Selection based on academic performance (cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above), community service and financial need. Preference given to undergraduates. Go to ucaphisigalumni.com for application information.

Joe A. and Velma Stell Educational Scholarship
For full-time students who work a minimum of 5 hours per week in the UCA Physical Plant department. Requires 2.25 high school GPA and financial need. Contact the department, (501) 450-5388.

Toad Suck Daze Scholarship
For full-time students who graduated from a Faulkner County high school, with preference given to entering freshmen. Selection based on academic performance, activity in providing volunteer community service with nonprofit organizations, and financial need. You may also contact the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce at (501) 327-7788 or your high school counselor.

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