2021-2022 Entering Freshman

How to Apply for Academic Scholarships
  1. Apply for Admission to UCA by January 25, 2021.  For information about the Admission application, visit the Office of Admissions and Enrollment Services.
  2. Meet all eligibility requirements of the 2021-2022 Academic Scholarship Policy by the scholarship deadline listed.
  3. Submit a separate application/resume by January 25, 2021 to be considered for the Distinguished Scholarship. A limited number of Distinguished Scholarships are available through a competitive review process following the deadline of January 25, 2021.
Deadline – January 25, 2021 for Achievement & Distinguished
Deadline – May 3, 2021 for Future Leaders & University

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  • Required documentation must be submitted to the Office of Admissions and Enrollment Services by the applicable deadline.
  • If a student is graduating from high school early, a 4th or 5th semester transcript will be considered.
  • All institutional scholarships are highly competitive and awarded based on academic performance and available funds.
  • Scholarships are for the duration of 8 consecutive fall and spring semesters or through completion of a bachelor’s degree, whichever occurs first.
  • Students must be enrolled in a minimum of 15 UCA credit hours as of the 8th class day each fall and spring semester during the term of their scholarship.
  • Students must remain in good academic standing as described in the current UCA Undergraduate Bulletin.
  • Students must live in University housing to receive the housing award and therefore the annual total award. Click here to learn more about University housing options.
  • Academic scholarships will only apply to charges for in-state tuition, room/board, and mandatory fees directly assessed by the University. The housing award will only apply to housing charges directly assessed by the University.
  • Please see the 2021-2022 Academic Scholarship Policy at uca.edu/scholarships/entering-freshman/ for all scholarship requirements.