Scholarships

Academic Challenge Scholarships :  The Academic Challenge Program provides scholarships to Arkansas residents pursuing a higher education. Funded in large part by the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery, the Academic Challenge Scholarship is available to students regardless of their academic status, whether just graduating from high school, currently enrolled in college, enrolling in college for the first time, or re-enrolling after a period of time out of college.  To apply a student must complete both the FAFSA and the YOUniversal application forms.  To complete the state application, log on to the Arkansas Department of Higher Education Web site.   This single online application will be reviewed by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education for all Arkansas state scholarships programs, including the Academic Challenge (Lottery) Scholarship, the Governor’s Scholars Program, and the Go! Grant.  Students need to be sure to follow all the directions and provide the required documents.  Arkansas state scholarships also require the completion of the FAFSA form.  Please have your tax documents available to speed completion.

More information about the financial aid programs Arkansas offers is available on the ADHE Web site under Find Money for College, by calling ADHE at 1-800-54-STUDY

Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship :  Public Law 111-32, the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship, amends the Post-9/11 GI Bill® (chapter 33) to include the children of service members who die in the line of duty after Sept. 10, 2001. The benefit is effective August 1, 2009; the same day the Post-9/11 GI Bill® takes effect. Eligible children attending school may receive up to the highest public, in-state undergraduate tuition and fees, plus a monthly living stipend and book allowance under this program. VA will begin accepting applications for this benefit May 1, 2010, and will begin issuing payments to eligible children by 8/1/10. Children enrolled from 8/1/09 through 7/31/10 may receive retroactive payments for that time. For more information, call toll-free 1-888-GIBILL-1 (1-888-442-4551),

Folds of Honor Scholarship : provides educational scholarships for children and spouses of military service men and women killed or disabled while serving our great nation.  Eligible applicants must be the spouse or dependent (defined as 24 years old and younger and unmarried) of one of the following:  a service member who was killed in action or killed in the line of duty, a current service member who  was wounded in action or wounded in the line of duty and has been awarded a Purple Heart medal, a military veteran who has a service-connected disability, rated by the VA, a military veteran who died of any cause after being classified as having a service-connected disability.

Office of Student Financial Aid: provides a series of categories of potential scholarship opportunities for students. They have scholarships for Future Students, Current Students, Additional Scholarship Contacts, as well as a Scholarship Search. It is highly recommended that this resource be utilized.

UCA Foundation Scholarships: Provides application process for over 100 Privately-Funded Scholarships. Students create an account and login. After providing some demographic information, the site automatically searches through all of the available scholarships and places an application for the student. There are some that will require additional information, and this is provided by the student in the same location.

Military Dependents Scholarship – The (MDS) is a military scholarship for the spouse and/or dependents of military veterans. To receive this scholarship opportunity the veteran must be 100% totally and permanently disabled as a result of, or during military service OR labeled as MIA/KIA.

Also see ACLS’ Scholarship List Here

Branch specific scholarship and grant sources:

Membership or relation to a member required for the following organizations’ scholarships:

Additional scholarship links for veterans, current service members, and their dependents:

Other Scholarship Pages:

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