Available Scholarships

South Arkansas 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 2024-2025 academic year.

*Additional documents (essays, letters of recommendation, etc.) for your scholarship application should be dropped off at Email Financial Aid office.  Please be sure to use your name and Student ID number on any documents that you send to us. Do not send your SSN via email. Official transcripts are required for all scholarships.

Make sure you keep any originals, in case they are needed later.

After you submit your application, you will receive an email confirmation.