Make a Gift
Your generosity helps the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith advance our mission to transform students' lives.
Every day, we see the effects of private giving on our students. UAFS offers students an excellent college experience while having Arkansas' lowest tuition among 4-year-degree-granting institutions.
We have several pre-designated funds to choose from. Each focuses on an identified area of student need. You can also type in a selection of your designation through our online gift form.
You'll find a brief explanation of each fund below. Please feel free to reach out to Matt Hutchins, our director of Donor Relations, at 479-788-7024 or by email at Matt.Hutchins@uafs.edu.
This fund allows your gift to be used in the most flexible and timely manner possible to support of UAFS student and university priority needs.
The General Scholarship Fund supports merit and need-based scholarships. The flexibility of this fund allows your generosity to be used when and where it’s most needed.
The Student Emergency Assistance Fund provides direct financial assistance to students experiencing emergencies that threaten to delay or derail their progress toward a degree. Whether an unexpected car repair, plumbing emergency, or medical bill – your contribution will help UAFS students achieve their dreams.
The Dave Stevens Lion Pride Pantry provides food, school supplies, and household and personal care items to UAFS students free of charge. Established in 2019 and expanded during the COVID-19 pandemic, this pantry has become an essential resource for students of all ages.
The Georgia M. Hale Scholarship for Underrepresented Populations supports the university’s diversity initiative. Sophomore and above students pursuing a bachelor’s degree are chosen for this award in conjunction with the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
Contributions to this fund support the College of Arts and Sciences initiatives. These discretionary funds can be used for professional development opportunities, supplies, training, travel, and more.
Contributions to this fund support the College of Business and Industry initiatives. These discretionary funds can be used for professional development opportunities, supplies, training, travel, and more.
The Alumni Legacy Scholarship is available to students whose parents, siblings, spouses, or children are alumni of our institution.
This endowment is open to all UAFS faculty. Faculty members may apply to the Lucille Speakman Legacy Endowment to support professional development opportunities and initiatives that lead to their growth as classroom teachers. Opportunities may include self-guided travel, similar to that taken by L. Speakman, professional conferences, academic training, and more.
Contributions to this fund support the UAFS Athletics department. These discretionary funds can be used for athletic-related expenses, including supplies, professional development, and travel.
Contributions support UAFS student-athletes by providing scholarships to those who meet its minimum requirements.
Contributions to this fund benefit UAFS international programs, including student-related travel to countries outside of the U.S.
Contributions to this fund support UAFS students participating in the university’s Study Abroad Programs.
Contributions to this fund support the operation and promotion of the UAFS Season of Entertainment. Supported expenses may include facility and equipment rental, performance and promotional costs, and other miscellaneous items.
Contributions to this fund are used to benefit the UAFS Theatre and Drama Department.
Contributions to this fund are used to promote the growth and visibility of the arts program at UAFS and collaborate with other art venues.
If you would like to designate your gift to an area not listed on the form, simply insert your area of interest in the online gift form. A member of our development team will contact you to confirm your request.