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Scholarships for 2013-2014 Academic Year

Overview

Institutional and Foundation Scholarships 

scholarshipsSouth Arkansas Community College funds a number of scholarships for full or part-time degree or certificate seeking students. 

Most scholarships are awarded in the spring semester for the following academic year.  The priority deadline for most scholarships is March 1; however, scholarships will continue to be awarded to eligible students only as long as funding is available.

The value of a full-tuition or a half-tuition scholarship is determined by the recipient's residency status (in-district or out-of-district).  The maximum value of any institutional and foundation scholarships will be the value of tuition at the out-of-district rate.  Eligible scholarship recipients from outside Arkansas must pay the difference between the out-of-district and out-of-state tuition rates.  Pending satisfactory completion of course work in the first year, institutional and foundation scholarships are renewable for the second academic year as long as the student re-applies for the scholarship and meets all renewal requirements.  The scholarship committee must approve all exceptions to scholarship requirements.

Students who wish to take advantage of their foundation scholarship during the summer terms (after their first term of enrollment) may do so as long as all course work taken is applicable toward their program/career goal, funding is available and they notify the Financial Aid Office of their intent to enroll in the summer by filling out the summer anticipated enrollment form in the Financial Aid Office.  While full-time enrollment is not required during the summer semester, students must be enrolled at least half-time.  This will be done on a case by case basis.  Institutional scholarships are not awarded during the summer.

Scholarships at SouthArk are currently available for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Only ONLINE applications will be accepted, through the link below.

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Institutional Scholarships

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

 

Foundation Scholarships

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
  • All Scholarship award amounts based on availability of funds
Foundation Scholarships
ScholarshipEligibilityAwardRenewal/Retention
 Alpha Xi
  • Non-traditional female student (age 24 or older)
  • Completion of one semester at SouthArk
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA in prior course work
  • Enrolled as full time student (minimum 12 hours) or as a part-time student (minimum 6 hours)
  • $250 each semester (part-time), or $500.00 each semester (full-time), based on availability of funds
  • Pays for tuition, mandatory fees, and/or textbooks
  • Completion of 6 hours each semester (if part-time student), or 12 hours each semester (if full-time student)
  • 3.0 cumulative grade point average on all college coursework
Dr. Kenneth Bridges Scholarship
  • Enrolled as a full-time student (minimum 12 hrs)
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on college coursework
  • Completion of 12 hours of college-level courses, including transfer courses from other colleges and AP credit courses
  • Submission of essay (minimum of 500 words) which demonstrates student's commitment to continuing his/her education, a description of educational goals, and future career plans
  • Award valued at $250 each semester, based on availability of funds
  • Pays for tuition, mandatory fees, and/or books and supplies
  • Completion of 12 hours each semester
  • 2.5 cumulative grade point average on all college coursework
Robert R. Brown, Jr. Scholarship
  • Resident of Union County
  • Must be seeking a degree in a business-related field
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA on college course-work
  • Completion of one semester (twelve (12) or more hours) at SouthArk
  • Enrolled in at least twelve (12) hours each semester
  • $500 per year ($250 per semester)
  • Completion of twelve (12) hours each semester
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
Choral Scholarship (Full Time)
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA in prior coursework
  • Based on an interview and audition with music faculty
  • Enrolled in at least twelve (12) hours each semester
  • Enrolled in one choir course
  • Enrolled in one additional music (Prefix MUS) course (instructor may waive this requirement based on level of music proficiency)
  • Pays for tuition or equivalent amount of tuition(up to seven (13) credit hours) plus up to $100 in music fees
  • Renewal is based on instructor’s recommendation
  • Completion of nine (9) hours each semester
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA in music courses
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA overall
Choral Scholarship (Partial Tuition)
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA in prior coursework
  • Based on an interview and audition with music faculty
  • Enrolled in one choir course
  • Enrolled in at least six (6) credit hours per semester
  • Enrolled in one additional music (Prefix MUS) course (instructor may waive this requirement based on level of music proficiency)
  • Pays for tuition or equivalent amount of tuition (up to seven (7) credit hours) plus up to $100 in music fees
  • Renewal is based on instructor’s recommendation
  • Completion of all music courses each semester
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA in music courses
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA overall
Charles E. Cowger Endowed Scholarship
  • May not be eligible for the El Dorado Promise scholarship
  • Completion of six (6) or more hours at SouthArk
  • Minimum of 2.5 GPA in prior coursework
  • Must be enrolled as a part-time student (minimum 6 hours), or a full-time student (minimum 12 hours)
  • Award valued at $250 (part-time) or $500 (full-time) each semester, based on availability of funds
  • Pays for tuition, mandatory fees, and/or textbooks and supplies
  • Renewal is based on completion of six (6) hours (if part-time student) or twelve (12) hours (if full-time student) each semester
  • A minimum 2.5 GPA
El Dorado Civitan Golden Door Endowed Scholarship
  • Applicant must have a disability that is documented by a medical professional or certified educational examiner
  • Applicant must have a demonstrated financial need
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA in prior coursework
  • Enrolled in at least (6) hours each semester (Fall or Spring) and six (6) hours (Summer)
  • Applicant must apply in the office of the OASIS advisor
  • FAFSA must be completed prior to selection of recipient
  • $250 per semester
  • Pays for tuition, mandatory fees, textbooks and/or support services/ accommodations
  • Renewal is based on completion of six (6) hours
  • 2.0 GPA
El Dorado Jaycees Scholarship
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA in college or high school coursework
  • Enrolled in at least six (6) hours each semester (part-time) or twelve (12) hours each semester(full-time)
  • Available to new and current students
  • Available to students who are Jaycee members, non-members or immediate family members of a Jaycee; including children, siblings, spouses, and parents. Non-members are encouraged to join, but it is not a requirement
  • Student must demonstrate leadership qualities as evidenced by participation in community service, civic organizations, and/or school-related organizations
  • Submit a short essay of approximately 400 words describing the qualities of a leader and how he or she demonstrates those qualities
  • Up to $250 per semester
  • Pays for tuition, mandatory fees, and/or textbooks and supplies based on availability of funds
  • Renewal is based on completion of six (6) hours (if part-time student) or twelve (12) hours (if full-time student) each semester
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Must submit renewal application by applicable due date
General Scholarship
  • May not be eligible for El Dorado Promise Scholarship
  • Prior completion of six (6)or more hours at SouthArk
  • Must be enrolled full-time (at least 12 hours)or part-time (at least six hours)
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA in prior coursework
  • Must submit a copy of transcript(s)
  • $250 per semester (part-time)or $500 per semester (full-time), based on availability of funds
  • Pays for tuition, mandatory fees, and/or textbooks
  • Cumulative 2.5 GPA on all college coursework
  • Completion of six (6) hours minimum, per semester (part-time), or 12 hours minimum, per semester (full-time)
Health Sciences Scholarship
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA on college or high school coursework
  • Enrolled in at least (12) hours each semester
  • Seeking a degree or certificate in the Allied Health field preferred, other degrees/certificates will be considered
  • Submit two (2) letters of recommendation from teachers or members of the community, documenting evidence of a desire to pursue an education
  • $500 each semester
  • Pays for tuition, fees, and/or textbooks
  • Renewal is based on completion of twelve (12) hours each fall and spring semester
  • 2.5 GPA
  • A letter of recommendation from instructor
Island Memorial Scholarship
  • Must be seeking a degree in math, computer science, K-12 education, architecture or a technical field such as electrician or plumber
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA on high school coursework
  • Enrolled in at least twelve (12) hours each semester
  • Must be Pell eligible
  • Submit three (3) letters of recommendation from teachers or high school counselors and members of the community
  • FAFSA must be completed prior to selection of recipient
  • Recipient must be Pell-eligible
  • $300 each semester, based on the availability of funds
  • Pays for tuition, mandatory fees, and or textbooks and supplies
  • Completion of twelve (12) hours each semester
  • 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • Students may apply for the scholarship more than once
James Family Endowed Scholarship
  • Must be seeking a degree in the accounting field
  • Completion of one semester (twelve (12) or more hours) at SouthArk
  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA in prior coursework
  • Enrolled in at least twelve (12) hours each semester
  • $500 each semester
  • Completion of twelve (12) hours each semester
  • 3.0 cumulative GPA on all college coursework
Langston Endowed Scholarship
  • Must be seeking a degree in a business-related field
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA on college coursework
  • Completion of one semester (twelve (12) or more hours) at SouthArk
  • Enrolled in at least twelve (12) hours each semester
  • $500 each semester, based on availability of funds
  • Pays for tuition, mandatory fees, and or textbooks
  • Completion of 12 hours each semester
  • 3.0 cumulative GPA on all college coursework
Living the Dream
  • Traditional-aged students, 17-23
  • Minimum 2.75 GPA on high school work or 580 on GED exam
  • Must have attended a US public/private school for at least three years
  • Must have been a resident in the US for the past three years
  • Must have a completed FAFSA, prior to selection of recipient
  • Must reside in Ashley, Bradley, Chicot or Union counties in AR or Claiborne, Union, Webster parishes in LA
  • Preference given to non-El Dorado Promise students
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time (12 hours) or part-time (6 hours) student
  • Two letters of recommendation from teachers or members of the community, documenting evidence of a desire to pursue an education
  • Essay, minimum of 500 words, demonstrating the student's commitment to continuing his/her education, including a description of educational goals and future career plans
  • Pays for tuition up to a maximum of $1000 for full-time students or $500 for part-time students
  • Completion of twelve (12) hours for full-time students or six (6) hours for part-time students
  • 2.5 minimum GPA for all college coursework
Jodie Mahony Endowed Scholarship
  • Working on the first two years of an Associate of Arts degree in a transfer program
  • Available to full- or part-time students
  • Available to new and current students
  • Based on academic achievement: test scores, grade point average
  • Testing out of or completion of reading and writing basic studies requirements
  • Interview with Jodie Mahony Advisory Committee, which will recommend finalists to the SouthArk Scholarship Committee for final selection
  • Submit test scores (ASSET, COMPASS, SATs, and/or ACT)
  • Pays for tuition, fees, and books not covered by other scholarships or grants
  • Books for students whose tuition/fees come from other scholarships or grants
  • Completion of at least twelve (12) hours, with a 3.0 GPA, in previous semester for full-time students
  • Completion of all hours taken in previous semester, with a 3.0 GPA, for part-time students
  • Continuation until completion of hours required for Associate of Arts degree (60-62 hours, depending on program)
Omazel Lawson Endowed Scholarship
  • Designated for single African-American females
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA on college coursework
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student (minimum 12 hours) or as a part-time student (minimum 6 hours)
  • $250 (part-time) or $500(full-time) each semester, based on availability of funds
  • Pays for tuition, mandatory fees, and/or textbooks and supplies
  • Completion of six (6) hours each semester (part-time) or 12 hours each semester (full-time)
  • 2.0 cumulative GPA on all college coursework
Mable and Emon Mahony Endowed Scholarship
  • Priority will be given to single head of household female parent
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA on college coursework
  • Must be enrolled minimum twelve (12) hours (full-time) or minimum six (6) hours (part-time)
  • $250 (part-time) or $500 (full-time) each semester, based on availability of funds
  • Pays for tuition, mandatory fees, and/or books and supplies
  • Completion of six (6) semester hours (part-time), or twelve (12) hours each semester (full-time)
  • 2.0 cumulative GPA on all college coursework
Michael Mahony/BancorpSouth
Endowed Scholarship
  • Graduate of El Dorado High School
  • First-time entering college student
  • Enrolled in at least twelve (12) hours each semester
  • Have earned a 2.5 GPA in prior coursework
  • $250 per semester
  • Pays for tuition, fees and/or textbooks, based on availability of funds
  • Completion of twelve (12)hours each semester
  • 2.5 cumulative GPA on all college coursework
Medical Center of South Arkansas/Betty White Endowed Scholarship
  • Must be a dependent of a full-time employee or a retiree of the Medical Center of South Arkansas, or an employee of the Medical Center of South Arkansas. A dependent is defined as a spouse, child or grandchild, as certified by the donor
  • Enrolled in at least twelve (12) hours each semester
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA on prior coursework
  • Completion of one semester (twelve (12) or more hours) at SouthArk
  • Enrolled in a health-related program of study or be interested in pursuing a health-related career
  • Provide documentation of employment at the Medical Center of South Arkansas
  • $250 per semester, based on availability of funds
  • Pays for tuition, fees, and/or textbooks
  • Completion of twelve (12) hours each semester
  • A 2.5 GPA
James M. Moore, Jr. Endowed Scholarship
  • Graduate of a Union County high school
  • Must be seeking a degree or Certificate of Proficiency in business, education or one of the health science fields
  • No minimum GPA required; past academic record will be considered
  • Full time enrollment (minimum of twelve (12) hours each semester)
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Submit three (3) letters of recommendation from teachers or members of the community documenting evidence of a desire to pursue an education
  • FAFSA must be completed prior to selection of recipient
  • $500: $250 for the fall semester and $250 for the spring semester
  • Contingent on a 2.5 GPA each semester
  • Completion of twelve (12) hours each semester
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
Neely Endowed Scholarship
  • Must be seeking a degree in a business-related field
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA on college coursework
  • Completion of one semester (12 or more hours) at SouthArk
  • Enrolled in at least 12 semester hours each semester
  • $500 each semester, based on availability of funds
  • Pays for tuition, mandatory fees, and/or books and supplies
  • Completion of 12 hours each semester
  • 3.0 cumulative GPA on all college coursework
Dr. Kermit Parks Public Service Endowed Scholarship
  • Planning a career which includes public service and community involvement
  • Preferred major in history, political science, or health sciences
  • Maintain a 2.5 GPA in coursework major and related studies
  • Must be enrolled in at least nine (9) hours fall and spring semesters
  • Complete Associate Degree within three (3) years
  • Must be or become involved in community or political activities
  • Submit a copy of previous coursework
  • Submit an essay describing community involvement and activities, political philosophy, and future goals
  • $300 (full-time) each semester, $200 (part-time) or $100 for a summer session, based on availability of funds
  • Pays for tuition, mandatory fees, and/or books and supplies
  • Completion of 9 semester hours (part-time) or 12 hours (full-time) each semester
  • 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • Annual community service involvement
  • Proof of maintaining above stated eligibility requirements
E.W. Pickering Endowed Scholarship
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA on high school or college course-work
  • Enrolled in at least nine (9) hours each semester (Fall or Spring) and six (6) hours (Summer)
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • FAFSA must be completed prior to selection of recipient
  • Cannot be eligible for Pell Grant
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation from teachers or members of the community, documenting evidence of a desire to pursue an education
  • $250 per semester, based on availability of funds
  • Pays for tuition, fees and/or textbooks
  • Completion of nine (9) hours each semester
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
Mabel Stratton Powell Endowed Scholarship
  • Must be seeking a degree in Education
  • Completion of one semester (twelve (12) or more hours) at SouthArk
  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA in prior coursework
  • Enrolled in at least twelve (12) hours each semester
  • Based on availability of funds
  • Completion of twelve (12) hours each semester
  • 3.0 cumulative GPA on all college coursework
Pro Med Ambulance Scholarship
  • Resident of Union County
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA on college or high school coursework
  • Enrolled in at least twelve (12) semester hours, each semester
  • Submit two (2) letters of recommendation from teachers
  • $250 each semester
  • Maximum duration of two semesters
  • Pays for tuition, fees, and/or textbooks
  • Completion of nine (9) hours
  • 3.0 GPA on all college coursework
Dora J. and John G. Ragsdale, Jr. Endowed Scholarship
  • Completion of six (6) or more hours at SouthArk and have a minimum of 2.75 GPA in prior coursework
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student (minimum 12 hours) or as a part-time student (minimum 6 hours)
  • FAFSA must be completed prior to selection of recipient.
  • Copy of transcript submitted with completed scholarship application
  • May not be eligible for the El Dorado Promise scholarship
  • $250 (part-time) or $500 (full-time) each semester, based on availability of funds
  • Pays for tuition, mandatory fees, and/or books and supplies
  • Based on completion of 6 semester hours each semester (if part-time student) or 12 hours each semester (if full-time student)
  • 2.75 cumulative grade point average on all college coursework.
REACH (Receiving Education Achievement Close to Home) Scholarship
  • Non-traditional student (age 24 or older)
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA on college or high school course work
  • Enrolled in at least six (6) hours each semester (part-time), or twelve (12) hours each semester (full-time)
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Submit three (3) letters of recommendation from teachers or members of the community, documenting evidence of a desire to pursue an education
  • FAFSA must be completed prior to selection of recipient
  • Cannot be eligible for Pell Grant
  • $1,000 ($500 per semester) for a part-time student, or $1,500 ($750 per semester) for a full-time student
  • Pays for tuition, fees, and/or textbooks
  • Completion of six (6) hours each semester (part-time), or twelve (12) hours each semester (full-time)
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
Lucy Ring Academic Excellence Endowed Scholarship
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA on college or high school coursework
  • Enrolled in at least twelve (12) hours each semester
  • Three letters of recommendation from teachers or members of the community, documenting evidence of a desire to pursue an education
  • $1000 per year ($500 per semester)
  • Pays for tuition, fees, and/or textbooks
  • Completion of twelve (12) hours each semester
  • 3.0 GPA
Lucy Ring Fine Arts Endowed Scholarship: Fine Arts
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA in prior coursework
  • Available to students pursuing fine arts majors such as instrumental music, visual arts, literature or music composition
  • Admission is based on an interview with Arts and Sciences Division Chair
  • Enrolled in at least twelve (12) hours each semester, including at least three (3) hours of fine arts
  • Award pays for tuition, up to thirteen (13) hours each semester, plus course fees
  • Based on instructor’s recommendation
  • Completion of nine (9) hours each semester, including one fine arts course
  • 3.0 GPA in fine arts courses
  • 2.5 GPA overall
Lucy Ring Fine Arts Endowed Scholarship: Full-time Choral Scholarship
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA in prior coursework
  • Interview and audition with music faculty
  • Enrolled in at least twelve (12) hours each semester
  • Enrolled in at least one choir course
  • Enrolled in at least one additional music course (prefix MUS). Instructor may waive this requirement, based on level of music proficiency
  • Pays for tuition, or equivalent amount of tuition, up to thirteen (13) hours each semester, plus up to $100 in music fees
  • Based on instructor’s recommendation
  • Completion of nine (9) hours each semester
  • 3.0 GPA in music courses
  • 2.5 GPA overall
Lucy Ring Fine Arts Endowed Scholarship: Part-time Choral Scholarship
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA in prior coursework
  • Admission is based on an interview with music faculty
  • Enrolled in at least six (6) hours each semester
  • Enrolled in at least one choir course
  • Enrolled in at least one additional music course (prefix MUS). Instructor may waive this requirement, based on level of music proficiency
  • Award pays for tuition, or equivalent amount of tuition, up to seven (7) hours each semester, plus up to $100 in music fees
  • Based on instructor’s recommendation
  • Completion of all music courses each semester
  • 3.0 GPA in music courses
  • 2.5 GPA overall
Simmons First Bank Endowed Scholarship
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA in prior coursework
  • Resident of Union County
  • Must be seeking a business or computer degree
  • Enrolled in at least twelve (12) hours each semester
  • Preference will be given to students of Hispanic origin and graduates of high schools in Union County
  • $250 per semester, based on availability of funds
  • Pays for tuition, fees, and/or textbooks
  • Completion of twelve (12) hours each semester
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
Jo An and Charles T. Skinner Endowed Scholarship
  • Non-traditional student (age 24 or older)
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student (minimum 12 hours), or as a part-time student (minimum 6 hours)
  • $250 each semester, based on availability of funds
  • Pays for tuition, mandatory fees, and/or books and supplies
  • Completion of six (6) hours (part-time), or twelve (12) hours (full-time)
  • 2.5 cumulative grade point average on all college coursework
Melba Tatom Nursing Endowed Scholarship
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA on college coursework
  • Must be seeking a degree or certificate in the nursing program (RN or LPN)
  • Must have completed first semester in the nursing program
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student or as a part-time student
  • Submit two (2) letters of recommendation, one from a nursing instructor and one from a member of the community, documenting evidence of a desire to pursue an education
  • Submit an essay (minimum 250 words) on why student has chosen the field of nursing
  • $250 each semester based on availability of funds
  • Pays for tuition, mandatory fees and/or books and supplies
  • Completion of second semester in the nursing program
  • 3.0 GPA
  • Letter of recommendation from a nursing instructor
William Jammillous (Jay) Terry Scholarship*
  • Graduate of either Junction City High School or Spearsville High School
  • Must be seeking a degree in a computer-related field or health sciences field
  • Minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA on high school course work
  • Enrolled in at least twelve (12) hours each semester
  • Submit letter of recommendation from high school counselor
  • Student must complete the FAFSA and show a previous year’s adjusted gross income of $45,000 or less
  • Letter of recommendation from high school counselor
  • $1,500 per year ($750 per semester)
  • Pays for tuition, fees, and/or textbooks
  • Completion of twelve (12) hours each semester
  • Student must meet requirements outlined in SouthArk’s Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy
Trades and Industry Scholarship
  • Graduate of Union County high school
  • Successfully participated in the dual enrollment program during high school
  • Completion of a minimum of eight (8) college hours with a GPA of 2.5 in the dual enrollment program or two successful semesters in the Secondary Technical Center programs that do not have college credit courses
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA on high school coursework
  • Enrolled in at least six (6) hours each semester at SouthArk
  • Enrolled in a health sciences, automotive, cosmetology, industrial technology, welding, or information technologies program
  • Letter of recommendation from high school counselor or SouthArk instructor
  • Awarded for first semester only
  • Valued at $250 per semester, based on availability of funds
  • Pays for tuition, fees, and/or textbooks
  • Completion of six (6) hours each semester
  • 2.5 GPA
Jonathan M. Warren Memorial Scholarship
  • Graduate of El Dorado High School
  • Successfully participated in the dual enrollment program during high school
  • Completion of a minimum of eight (8) college hours, with a GPA of 2.0 in the dual-enrollment program
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA on high school course work
  • Enrolled in health sciences, automotive, building trades, welding, cosmetology, graphic arts, or information technologies
  • Enrolled in at least six (6) hours each semester at SouthArk
  • Letter of recommendation from high school counselor or SouthArk instructor
  • $500/year ($250 per semester), with a maximum duration of two semesters
  • Pays for tuition, fees, and/or textbooks
  • Completion of six (6) hours each semester
  • 2.5 GPA on all college coursework
Dr. Ben T. Whitfield Endowed Scholarship
  • Graduate of a Union County high school
  • First-time entering college student
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA on high school coursework
  • Enrolled in at least twelve (12) hours each semester
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation, one from a high school counselor or high school teacher and one from a member of the community, documenting evidence of a desire to pursue an education
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • $500 each semester, based on availability of funds
  • Pays for tuition, fees, and/or textbooks
  • Completion of twelve (12) hours each semester
  • 2.5 cumulative GPA on all college coursework

 

Community Scholarships

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
Community Scholarships
ScholarshipEligibilityAwardRenewal/Retention
The O.B. Clark Memorial Scholarship
  • First-time entering students
  • Must have a 2.5 GPA
  • Graduate of a Union County high school
  • Must enroll in at least 12 credit hours each semester
  • Amount of scholarship determined annually
  • Must have completed at least 9 credit hours
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA at the end of the 1st semester
  • Must have completed at least 24 credit hours with a minimum 2.5 GPA at the end of the 2nd semester
  • Must have completed at least 36 credit hours with a minimum 2.5 GPA at the end of the 3rd semester
The Albert W. Loftin Scholarship
  • First-time entering freshmen
  • Graduate of a Union County high school
  • Must be recommended by high school counselor based on academic achievement, potential for future academic promise, and citizenship
  • Must have a 2.5 GPA
  • Must enroll in at least 12 credit hours each semester
  • Submit letter of recommendation from high school counselor
  • Half-tuition scholarship
  • Must have completed at least 9 credithours with a minimum 2.5 GPA at the end of the 1st semester
  • Must have completed at least 24 credit hours with a minimum 2.5 GPA at the end of the 2nd semester
  • Must have completed at least 36 credit hours with a minimum 2.5 GPA at the end of the 3rd semester
  • Renewable for up to two academic years
  • The total number of scholarships awarded is based on the availability of funds
Employee Club Scholarship
  • Student must have applied for and been denied all other types of aid
  • Must have a 2.0 GPA
  • Awards based on availability of funds
 RENEWAL INFO??
Kimberly Wood Memorial Nursing Scholarship
  • Current Practical Nursing student at South Arkansas Community College
  • Applications available from the Practical Nursing Department
  • Awarded once each year