Institutional Scholarships

Scholarship Application

 

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
  • Student Ambassadors represent the college at official functions and assist with recruiting.
    Arkansas resident
    Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA
    Show evidence of leadership
    Enroll in at least 12 credit hours each semester
    Submit two letters of recommendation
    Submit a one-page essay on “The Importance of Student Leadership in College”
  • Full tuition scholarship
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  • To renew from fall to spring during first year on scholarship, must have a minimum 2.5 GPA for fall semester, complete at least 9 credit hours and achieve a satisfactory review on a supervisor performance evaluation.
    To be considered for a second year on the scholarship, reapplication is required.
    To be eligible, must have completed at least 24 credit hours during first academic year that scholarship is awarded, with a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA.
    To renew from fall to spring during the second year on scholarship, must have completed at least 36 total credit hours with a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA
 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

 


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