Priority deadline for all applications is March 1
  • All first-time entering students must submit an official high school transcript with their application
  • All other students must submit an official college transcript with their application
Institutional Scholarships
ScholarshipEligibilityAwardRenewal/Retention
Presidential
  • First Time Entering Students
  • Must score 24 composite or above on the ACT or ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class
  • Must enroll in at least 15 credit hours each semester
  • Submit ACT scores, copy of high school transcript, or a letter from high school counselor stating class rank
  • Full tuition scholarship
  • Must have completed at least 9 credit hours with a minimum 2.5 GPA at the end of the 1st semester
  • Must have completed at least 24 credit hours with a minimum 3.0 GPA at the end of the 2nd semester
  • Must have completed at least 36 credit hours with a minimum 3.0 GPA at the end of the 3rd semester

Valedictorian / Salutatorian Scholarship
  • First-time entering Valedictorian or Salutatorian of an Arkansas high school
  • Must enroll in at least 15 credit hours each semester 
  • Full tuition scholarship
Freshman Recognition Scholarship
  • First-time entering freshman
  • Rank in top 25% of their graduating class and have an overall “B” average
  • Graduate of an Arkansas high school
  • Score 19 or higher in two of three basic studies areas-Reading, English, Math-as demonstrated by scores on the COMPASS, the ACT, or the ASSET
  • Must enroll in at least 15 credit hours each semester
  • One-half tuition scholarship
Part-time Academic Scholarship
  • First-time entering students
  • Meet the requirements for Valedictorian/ Salutatorian, President’s, or Freshman Recognition Scholarship
  • Enroll in less than 12, but at least 6, credit hours each semester in courses applicable to a degree
  • Part tuition scholarship
  • Complete all hours enrolled in each semester
  • Maintain a 2.5 GPA through the completion of the first 9 credit hours
  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA thereafter
Student Ambassador Scholarship
  • Arkansas residents only
  • Must have a 2.75 GPA
  • Show evidence of leadership
  • Must enroll in at least 12 credit hours each semester
  • Submit a one-page essay on “The Importance of Student Leadership in College”
  • Student Ambassadors represent the college at official functions and assist with recruiting
  • Full tuition scholarship
  • A paid campus work-study assignment
  •  Must have completed at least 9 credit hours with a minimum 2.75 GPA at the end of the 1st semester
  • Must have completed at least 18 credit hours with a minimum 2.75 GPA at the end of the 2nd semester
  • Must have completed at least 27 credit hours with a minimum 2.75 GPA at the end of the 3rd semester
  • Must reapply at end of the 2nd semester
 GED Scholarship
  • First-time entering student
  • Must have achieved a standard score of 610 or higher on the GED examination, a score that places him or her in the top ten (10) percent nationwide
  • Must enroll in at least 15 credit hours each semester
  • Submit a copy of GED scores
  • Full tuition scholarship
  • Must have completed at least 9 credit hours with a minimum 2.5 GPA at the end of the 1st semester
  • Must have completed at least 24 credit hours with a minimum 3.0 GPA at the end of the 2nd semester
  • Must have completed at least 36 credit hours with a minimum 3.0 GPA at the end of the 3rd semester
 Skills USA
  • High school graduate who has placed first, second, or third in a secondary school statewide Skills USA competition
  • Must enroll within one year of high school graduation
  • Provide documentation of Skills USA award
  • Pays tuition for the complete technical course
  • Renewable for technical programs greater than one year in length provided student meets the College’s financial aid policy for satisfactory academic progress
 HOSA
  • High school graduate who has placed first, second, or third in a secondary school statewide HOSA competition
  • Must enroll within one year of high school graduation
  • Pays tuition for the complete technical course
  • Renewable for technical programs greater than one year in length provided student meets the college’s financial aid policy for satisfactory academic progress
Miss Ouachita River Pageant
  • Awarded to the winner of the Miss Ouachita River Pageant
  • Full tuition scholarship
  • Renewable each semester provided student meets the college’s financial aid policy for satisfactory academic progress