State Aid Programs

Due to COVID-19, the Governor has suspended continuing eligibility requirements for the spring semester for state based scholarship programs (Academic Challenge, Governor’s Scholarship, etc) including GPA and hours.
If a student had to drop below the required number of credit hours after March 20th, they will remain eligible for their state scholarship.  If a student was not in the allotted hours before March 20th, they can make up the hours in summer sessions.


The State of Arkansas has a number of programs designed to assist individuals with educational expenses.  Below is a link to the Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE) website for more information on the scholarships they offer.

Below is the link to create an account through the YOUniversal website to apply for the Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship and/or the Governor’s Distinguished Scholarship.

Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE)


  • Arkansas Academic Challenge Continuing Eligibility Requirement
  • Arkansas Governor’s Distinguished Scholarship

Arkansas Vocational Rehabilitation

Governor’s Commission on People with Disabilities

 Trade Adjustment Assistance

    • Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) is a benefit for those workers who lose their jobs or whose hours of work and wages are reduced as a result of foreign competition.  For more information, please visit

Arkansas High-Tech Scholarship Program

    • Arkansas residents who are US Citizens, plan to enroll or are enrolled full time in an approved technical program, demonstrate leadership capabilities, and meet certain academic criteria are eligible to apply.  For more information, visit

 Arkansas Department of Workforce Services (DWS)

  • DWS provides services and resources including:
    • Possible assistance with tuition, fees, books, childcare, and other education-related assistance through the Workforce Improvement Act.
    • The Single Parent Scholarship Fund
    • Emergency Food & Shelter
    • Energy Assistance
    • Clothing for Interviews
    • And much, much more!
  • For more information, visit

 The State has other programs that may or may not be applicable to you.  Please visit the websites above for more information about available programs.