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Need to Know Info:

For incoming Veteran students, if you have disabilities that inhibit your performance in the classroom please check with the Disability Resource Center. For information about sign-up for these services click here.

For Military females and veterans there is a number of resources relevant to not only your Education, but your Health, and Well-being as well. For a list of these resources you can click here.

If you are a Veteran, Spouse, Dependent, or ROTC here on campus visit the Student Veteran Resource Center (SVRC) located right here in UCA, room 206D at Old Main.  Click here to visit their site.

Below are a list of scholarships for Graduate and Undergraduate Students: NOTE- Some of the following scholarships are non-renewable, if you’re interested in a scholarship below please check the deadlines.

  • Adrian and Corena Swanier Education Scholarship: The Adrian & Corena Swanier Education Scholarship was established in 2010 to recognize the contributions and provide educational assistance for our Military Children. This program will award a $1,000 Scholarship for use towards a four-year degree, vocational, or technical certificate. Applicants must be a dependent, unmarried child under the age of 21 (23 if enrolled as a full-time student) to one of the following: active duty personnel, military veteran, National Guard Reserve, or Air National Guard. Applicants must have a minimum 2.5 GPA, be enrolled in an accredited college full-time, or plan to attend an accredited college towards a four-year degree, vocational or technical certificate in the upcoming fall term.
  • AFAS General Herny H. Arnold Education Grant Program:APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2019-2020 ACADEMIC YEAR WILL BE AVAILABLE IN JANUARY 2019. Start preparing for the application process now. The General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant program is the centerpiece of AFAS education support. The application process for the Arnold Education Grant serves as the platform for other key education support opportunities at the Society.  The “Hap” Arnold Education Grant is competitive in its needs-based selection criteria and is uniquely tailored to recognize the proper weighing of family income and education costs.Grants ranging from $500 to $4,000 are awarded to eligible Air Force dependents each year. The specific amount awarded correlates to a student’s particular level of financial need. AFAS education support is available to dependent sons and daughters of active duty, Title 10 Reservists on extended active duty, Title 32 Guard performing full-time active duty, retired, retired Reserve and deceased Air Force members, as well as spouses of active duty and Title 10 Reservists, and widows/widowers.
  • American Legion Auxiliary Scholarship for Non-Traditional Students: This scholarship helps people who are part of The Legion Family pursue a college degree later in life or allow them to pick up where they left off when their studies were interrupted. If you’re at this place in life, this may be the right scholarship for you. Applicant must be a member of The American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary, or Sons of The American Legion and shall have paid dues for the two preceding years and for the calendar year in which application is made and must be either a non-traditional student returning to the classroom after some period of time in which his/her formal education was interrupted or a non-traditional student who is just beginning his/her education at a later point in life. American Legion Auxiliary Spirit of Youth Scholarship recipients are not eligible. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider’s website.
  • Anchor Scholarship Foundation: The Anchor Scholarship Foundation provides scholarships to eligible family members (children and spouses) of active duty, retired or honorably discharged Surface Navy personnel. Recipients are selected on the basis of four equally weighted criteria:
    -Academic performance-Character-Extracurricular-Financial need. Anchor Scholarships MUST be applied to tuition and tuition related expenses only. Dependent children must be pursuing a 4-year degree (BA or BS) at a 4-year college or university in the United States. Dependent spouses may be pursuing an Associates, BA or BS at a 2 or 4-year college or university in the United States. Anchor Scholarships cannot be used to fund Graduate degrees.
  • A. Neumann & Associates Scholarship: This scholarship is available to all students enrolled at a US based college or university, regardless of their country of origin or nationality. Deadlines– March & August 15 of each year.
  • Military Family Appreciation Scholarship: This is a scholarship open to all students who are active and retired U.S. military service members. This scholarship is offered bi-annually during the 2018 school year from March 1 to June 30, 2018 and August 1 to November 30, 2018. Students will be awarded $400 to assist with their educational goals.
  • CardsDirect Scholarship: We want your help designing our next top-selling holiday card – and are proud to offer our scholarship program. The winner of our Future Designer Scholarship will receive a $2,500 scholarship to a secondary institution of their choice and will have their designs featured as products on our site.
  • CGTrader Scholarship: Every year CGTrader challenges students to dig into the field of technology by writing an essay on how innovative technologies are transforming our lives. Enter the CGTrader Scholarship 2018 challenge to win $3,000 for your education expenses. The best submission will be awarded $2,000 while the two runners-up will receive $500 each.

Good to Know Info:

PLEASE READ: UCA STUDENT VETERANS AND DEPENDENTS

Welcome Letter to Veterans and Students: Welcome student Veterans And Dependents

For new students: Program Completion Plan

Champ VA Contact Information:

  • Phone #: 1-800-733-8387
  • Fax #: 303-331-7809

NOTICE: Any Veteran seeking to file a Compensation & Pension Claim with the VA should take note of these two sources for information on pre-/post application. Click here for eligibility requirements and how to apply. Click here for information on the Compensation & Pension Exam.

ATTENTION: Guard and Reserve must read.  Click Here.

Want to know more about The Washington Center (VET) Initiative?  Click here

Chapter Benefits:  Make sure to familiarize yourself with the chapter of benefits you are using.  The more you know, the more you can benefit.

Ch. 33 (Post 9/11 GI Bill)

Ch. 30 (Montgomery GI Bill)

Ch. 31 (VR&E)

Ch. 35 (DEA)

Ch. 1606 (MGIB SR)

Ch. 1607 (REAP)


The University of Central Arkansas is proud to assist veterans from all branches of service as they work toward achieving their educational goals.  The University works with the Department of Veterans Affairs as well as other federal and state agencies to provided educational assistance to those who have served our country.  If you have questions regarding your VA benefits or how we can help you, please contact Veteran Services at (501) 852-2999 or come by our office in Harrin Hall Room 223 A/B.