Entering Freshman


The deadline to apply for entering freshman academic scholarships for the 2022-2023 academic year has passed. For additional scholarship opportunities, please visit https://uca.edu/scholarships/other-scholarship-resources/.

 



2023-2024 UCA Freshman Academic Scholarships

Scholarship LevelCumulative H.S. GPA
(6th/7th semester)
Tuition & Fee AwardHousing AwardAnnual Total AwardDeadline
DistinguishedService & GPA*$6,500$2,000$8,500Jan. 23, 2023
Achievement4.000$5,000$1,500$6,500Jan. 23, 2023
University3.750$3,500$1,000$4,500May 1, 2023
Future Leaders3.500$1,000$500$1,500May 1, 2023
*The Distinguished Scholarship will be competitively awarded to a limited number of students through a committee decision and will be based on factors such as ACT/SAT test score, service, and GPA. ACT/SAT scores and a separate application, which will be posted at a later date, are required to apply for the Distinguished Scholarship. ACT/SAT scores must be within the last five years and no later than the December 2022 test date.
Click here for a more detailed 2023-2024 Academic Scholarship Chart.

Students must meet enrollment and renewal requirements each semester.  For that and other important information regarding 2023-2024 Academic Scholarships, please click here.



2023-2024 UCA Honors College Scholarships

Scholarship LevelCumulative H.S. GPA
(6th/7th semester)
StipendPrivate Room UpgradeAnnual Total AwardDeadline
Schedler Honors College3.500** $4,000See note**$4,000 + room upgradeJan. 23, 2023
University Scholars Program 3.500**$1,000See note**$1,000 + room upgradeJan. 23, 2023
**To apply, students must be admitted to the University and complete the application to the Schedler Honors College and/or University Scholars Program at uca.edu/honors by the deadline. 75 students will be selected to join the Schedler Honors College and an additional 30 will be selected to join the University Scholars Program. Stipends are in addition to any academic scholarship in the above table awarded following admission to the University; however, please note students receiving the Schedler Honors College scholarship will not be eligible for the Distinguished scholarship. A student awarded the Distinguished Scholarship and later admitted to the Schedler Honors College will have the Distinguished Scholarship replaced with any academic scholarship previously awarded. Students will also receive a private room upgrade each semester they reside in Honors housing.

For more information about the 2023-2024 Honors College Scholarships, visit https://uca.edu/honors/.



Additional Freshman Academic Scholarship Information
  • Students must submit all required documentation to the Office of Admissions and Enrollment Services and be fully admitted 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 2023-2024 Academic Scholarship Policy at uca.edu/scholarships/policies for all scholarship requirements.
  • For information on the Academic Scholarship renewal policy, click here.

 

Additional Schedler Honors College Scholarship Information
  • To be considered for the Schedler Honors College and/or University Scholars Program, students must be admitted to UCA and complete the application to the Schedler Honors College and/or University Scholars Program at uca.edu/honors by the deadline. Please contact the Honors College at
    honors@uca.edu or 501-450-3198 with any questions or for more information regarding these scholarships.
  • For information on the Honors Scholarship renewal policy, click here.