Creative Writing Scholarships

Creative Writing Scholarship Application for Continuing Students

Creative Writing Scholarship Application for New & Transfer Students

Outside Scholarships:

The Rashod Ollison Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Rashod Ollison Memorial Scholarship Fund has been founded to support Arkansas high school minorities who are interested in pursuing a degree in journalism, creative writing, or African-American studies at UCA or UAF.  
This $1,000 scholarship is used to honor the legacy of Rashod Ollison, (1977-2018) an award-winning pop music critic and culture journalist. Rashod was a TEDx speaker at UCA in 2016 and an Artist in Residence at UCA in 2018.
He was also staff critic and feature writer for the Dallas Morning News, Philadelphia Inquirer, Journal News (Westchester, New York), Baltimore Sun and Virginian Pilot. He also wrote a music column for Jet magazine. In 2016, Ollison published Soul Serenade: Coming of Age Through Vinyl, his critically-acclaimed story of growing up in central Arkansas, influenced by his family’s love of R&B music, which has already gone into a second printing from Beacon Press. A native of Little Rock, Arkansas, Ollison lived in Virginia Beach and passed away in 2018.  
Applications are now being accepted through November 15th. Request an application at

Thea Foundation Performing Arts Scholarship Program

UCA matches THEA scholarships that are awarded to first through tenth place finishers.