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Scholarships


 


Scholarships and grants are types of funding you receive for your education that you don't have to pay back. The difference between the two is that scholarships are usually based on academic merit, while grants are usually based on financial need.

To find out more about the financial aid options available to you please visit the FAFSA website. Filling out the FAFSA allows you to be considered for the Federal PELL grant, Stafford Loans, work study positions and additional scholarships. Completion of the FAFSA is strongly encouraged.

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Freshman Prestigious Scholarships

*Click Here to print the Prestigious Scholarship Application.

Click on each individual scholarship for detailed information.

AwardAmountQualificationsDeadline
Chancellor's Leadership Council (CLC)

-over $35,000 over 4 years-

$5,500 per academic year for four years for tuition and fees, two year's housing in a triple suite in the Residence Hall, a meal plan for two years (160 per semester + $250 Lions Cash)

25+ composite ACT score, 3.25 cumulative GPA, plus demonstration of strong leadership and academic performance. Must be seeking a Bachelor's degree

October 10, 2013
Honors International Studies Program (HISP) Scholarship

-over $33,000 over 4 years-

$5,500 per academic year for four years for tuition and fees, one year of housing in a triple suite in the Residence Hall, and $2,500 towards housing for the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year.

27+ composite ACT score, 3.5 cumulative GPA, plus strong academic performance and international interestsOctober 10, 2013
-up to $32,000 over 4 years-

$5,500 per academic year for four years for tuition and fees, an optional $2,500 annual housing waiver for four years.

27+ composite ACT score preferred, 3.5 cumulative GPA, and a major in either mechanical or electrical engineering.

Spring 2014
-up to $32,000 over 4 years-

$5,500 per academic year for four years for tuition and fees, an optional $2,500 annual housing waiver for four years.

27+ composite ACT score, 3.5 cumulative GPA, and a business major.

October 10, 2013

Renewal Requirement Chart

 


 

Freshman Merit Scholarships      

All Freshman Merit Scholarships have been awarded for the 2014-2015 year.

*Merit Scholarships are awarded by having the following documents submitted to the Office of Admissions:

  • Application for Admission

  • At least a six semester high school transcript

  • Official ACT/SAT scores

Merit scholarship recipients must meet all University requirements for admission and are required to maintain full-time status while receiving any of the scholarships listed below.  Eligibility can be determined by using the Freshman Scholarship Calculator.
 
UAFS does not accept "Superscores" or recalculated ACT scores using subset scores from multiple exams for scholarship purposes. Students must score at least a 19 (or equivalent SAT score) in each subset section (scores can be taken from multiple exams for this purpose) to be eligible for scholarships.
 

*Eligibility does not guarantee a scholarship as awards are contingent on available funding.                                                              

AwardAmountQualificationsDeadline
Academic Distinction Scholarship of Prestige

-$26,000 over 4 years-

$4,500 per year for tuition/fees + an optional $2,000 housing allowance

 

Average ACT score of 27

Average GPA of 3.87

Contingent upon available funding
Academic Excellence Scholarship

-$16,000 over 4 years-

$3,500 per year for tuition/fees + an optional $500 housing allowance

Average ACT score of 24

Average GPA of 3.51

Contingent upon available funding
Academic Opportunity Scholarship
-$6,000 over 4 years-

$1,500 per year for tuition/fees

Average ACT score of 21

Average GPA of 3.21

Contingent upon available funding
    

May substitute a student's SAT score

Renewal Requirement Chart



Current Student Scholarships 

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  • These scholarships are awarded to current UAFS students with a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA who have completed at least 30 hours. 
  • The scholarship pays for fall and spring terms only.
  • Deadline is June 1.
  • Award amounts can vary.

There are a limited number of current student scholarships available; therefore, the process is very competitive.

Renewal Requirement Chart 



Returning Student Scholarships

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New Opportunity Scholarship for Non-traditional students

  • This scholarship is awarded to students who spent several years in the workforce or at home, have never attended college before, or are returning to college after several years out.
  • Deadline is June 1.
  • $1,000 for one year
  • 5 scholarships available
     


 Transfer Student Scholarships

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Transfer Scholarship

  • Priority is given to students who have completed an Associates degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA.  Scholarship will pay for fall and spring terms only.
  • Deadline for application is June 1.
  • This scholarship provides $1,000 - $2,000 per year for two years.
  • 10 scholarships available

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

  • A minimum 3.5 GPA. Associate degree and PTK membership required.  Scholarship will pay for fall and spring terms only.
  • Deadline for application is June 1.
  • This scholarship provides up to $4,000 per year for two years.
  • 1 scholarship available

 Renewal Requirement Chart 




International Student Scholarships



State Scholarships

The state of Arkansas offers many scholarships and grant opportunities including the Arkansas Academic Challenge (Lottery)Scholarship. To check out what they have to offer, and to see what you can qualify for, visit the Arkansas Department of Higher Education.

 


Free Scholarships

 
If you might be interested in ROTC or military training, visit the US Army website.

 


What to do with Outside Scholarships

Some organizations require verification of enrollment before they will disburse funds.  You may get your enrollment verification by logging onto LionsLink and clicking on the "My Courses" tab.  Next, click on "Student Services & Financial Aid."  Then, on the next page, you click "Student Records" and finally "Enrollment Verification 24/7."
 
If you have received an Outside Scholarship, you may have them mail it to:
  • UAFS Financial Aid Office
  • P.O. Box 3649
  • Fort Smith, AR 72913-3649
Make sure your name and UAFS student ID number are included with the check, and that it is payable to UAFS.

 

 

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