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Arkansas Tech University         2002-2003 Undergraduate Course Catalog

Student Services Operations

Housing

Single students under 21, and with under 60 hours of college work completed, are required as space permits, to live on campus in Universityowned housing units and to purchase a meal plan. This policy affects full-time (twelve hours or more, fall and spring; five hours or more, summer term) students only. Part-time students may reside in University housing with approval from the Department of Residence Life.

Rooms and apartments located on campus are reserved by students in advance of the term of residence. A $25 application fee, payable to Arkansas Tech University, is required of applicants for campus housing.

Residence hall rooms are equipped with beds, mattresses, chairs, mirrors, and desks. Students furnish linens, bed cover and spreads, pillow, and study lamps. Custodians maintain the corridors and utility rooms, but students are responsible for the care, orderliness, and cleanliness of their rooms.

Each residence hall is supervised by a director assisted by student staff members. The Housing Office is located in Room 229 of the L.L. Doc Bryan Student Services Building.

Exemptions from student housing may be requested and will be considered on an individual basis.

Campus Residence Units

The University utilizes eight residence halls. Fortyeight apartments are available for upper-division students. The residence halls are air-conditioned and are constructed to accommodate two students per room (the new residence hall has some designed single rooms available). All rooms are equipped with cable television and local telephone service. Laundry facilities are located in each residence hall.

Brown Hall

Brown, currently an all male residence hall, is located on the west edge of campus between Tucker and Turner Halls. It currently houses 152 males within 76 double rooms. It is designed as a traditional residence hall with three floors, each with a long hallway of rooms and rest rooms conveniently located off the hallways.

Caraway Hall

Caraway, a residence hall on the National Registry of Historical Buildings, is currently an all-female hall housing 102 women. Designed in the traditional style with two students sharing a room and common bathrooms located on each floor, this hall has a tradition of academic excellence and great loyalty from its alumnae. With two spacious lounges, one on the first floor and one on the fourth floor, there is great feeling of community and camaraderie within the hall

Jones Hall

Jones is a three-story hall which provides the women of Tech with a wonderful suite-style arrangement. While the hall has the look of the traditional, a bathroom shared by the four students divides two double rooms. The 206 residents of this hall enjoy the privacy offered by this arrangement. The rooms in Jones Hall are all computer ready with data wiring in addition to the cable and phone services provided.

Massie Hall

Massie, a two-story hall, located next to the "Doc" Bryan Student Services Building, is currently an all male hall. Designed as a traditional hall with double rooms, Massie has served the university as an all-female hall, an all-male hall, and as a faculty office building. Serving as a part of the university housing system, Massie's tradition of both academic and athletic excellence will continue again.

New Residence Hall

Opening fall 2002, this new five story structure will provide an additional 332 beds in various suite arrangements for both male and female students. All rooms in this hall are data wired and ready for the information highway.

Paine Hall

Newly renovated, Paine Hall will be reopening for operation in the fall of 2001. Providing space for 216 students, Paine serves as a co-ed hall offering a unique living environment for our campus. Located on the northwest edge of campus, Paine Hall has private bathrooms within each double room. Our students have found this excellent opportunity for increased privacy to be a true asset. Additionally, the students of Paine Hall have enjoyed the advantage of having direct Internet connections in each of their rooms.

Turner Hall

Turner hall is a three-story traditional residence hall offering living opportunities for nearly 200 male and female Tech students. The rooms in Turner Hall have recently been made computer ready with data wiring in addition to the cable and phone services provided.

University Commons Apartments

Four units with four-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments are offered to our upper-division students. Each apartment has a living room, kitchen, washer and dryer along with private bedrooms with Internet access. The residents share the common kitchen, washer and dryer, living room space and two full baths in the four-bedroom apartments. The two-bedroom units are comprised of two private bedrooms, a kitchen, washer and dryer, living room and two full baths. University Commons Apartments also have a centrally located clubhouse with a large television area, fitness equipment, rest rooms, the apartment staff office, and a full service kitchen.

Department of Public Safety

To report a crime or emergency call the Department of Public Safety at 9680222 or 911. The Department of Public Safety maintains direct radio contact with the Russellville Police Department and the Russellville Fire Department, and Tech is also served by the Pope County Ambulance Service. To reach the Department of Public Safety from off campus, dial (479) 968-0222. It is the responsibility of the Department of Public Safety to investigate and follow up on all reports of criminal activity on campus. In some cases Public Safety Officers are assisted in their investigations by the Russellville Police Department.

Health and Wellness Center

The University provides a health center for use by all students. The mission of the Health and Wellness Center is to assist in the educational process of the University by modifying or removing health-related barriers to personal development and learning. It also provides educational services by serving as a health and medical resource for the University community. Most of these services are done free of charge.

The Center is staffed by a registered nurse and a licensed counselor Monday through Friday. They provide outpatient mental and physical health services in a strictly confidential manner and make appropriate referrals when necessary. The Center also has educational materials (i.e. brochures, books, CD's, and videos) available to the University community.

The registered nurse does physical assessments, treats minor injuries and illnesses, and provides health education to all within her scope of practice. The counselor provides brief mental health counseling for individuals, couples, and groups. The counselor also provides consultation and outreach programming on mental health conditions.

Student Accident and Health Insurance

Arkansas Tech cooperates with a number of other higher educational institutions in Arkansas to make available a student group insurance policy. Students not adequately covered by an individual or family group insurance policy may purchase this policy at the beginning of any semester. Application forms are available at the Health and Wellness Center and Student Services Office. All international students are required to purchase a medical insurance plan that satisfies the requirements of the Office of International Student Services.

Disability Services for Students

Arkansas Tech University is committed to providing equal opportunities for higher education to academically qualified individuals who are disabled. Students with disabilities attending Tech will be integrated as completely as possible into the university community. Tech does not offer a specialized curriculum for students with disabilities nor does it assume the role of a rehabilitation center, but does assume responsibility for modifying campus facilities and procedures to accommodate individual needs where feasible.

Services arranged through the University's Disabilities Coordinator include consideration of classroom and building accessibility, planning for adequate travel time between classes, arranging for interpreters, note-taking assistance, alternative testing, and similar types of accommodations. Per individual needs, students who may require academic support are encouraged to utilize tutoring and study skills assistance available to all students through the Learning Assistance and Testing Center and within certain discipline areas.

Tech is subject to and endorses both the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The Disabilities Coordinator serves as the coordinator for these federal programs. The Disabilities Coordinator is located in the Office of Community Education, Dean Hall, Room 110, Arkansas Tech University, Russellville, AR 72801, and can be contacted by calling (479) 968-0698, for TDD call (479) 964-0536, or by E-mail: disabilities@mail.atu.edu. For further information regarding accommodations, documentation, and requests for services, please visit the Disability Services web site at <http://commed.atu.edu/commed/Disabilities.htm>.

Learning Assistance and Testing Center

The Learning Assistance and Testing Center (LATC) provides services which assist in the recruitment, retention, and graduation of students. The services offered to students include academic assistance and testing services.

Academic assistance services include academic counseling, arranging for tutorial services, and instruction in study skills development, taking notes, time management, and preparing for exams.

Testing services include providing registration information and materials and administering examinations such as the American College Test Assessment, Graduate Record Exam, Law School Admission Test, Miller Analogies Test, Medical College Admissions Test, National Teacher's Examinations, and others. Test preparation assistance is available for many of these exams via the LATC.

Credit by examination is also a testing service. It allows an individual to earn college credit by attaining the qualifying score established by Arkansas Tech University. Examinations included in this program are Advanced Placement, College Level Examination Program, National League for Nursing and Arkansas Tech examinations.

The Learning Assistance and Testing Center facilities include a computer lab and a study lab/testing lab. The Center is staffed with a director and academic counselor. Arkansas Tech University students may use these services for free (excluding tests). The Learning Assistance and Testing Center is located in room 103 of Bryan Hall and may be reached via phone (479) 9680302, fax (479) 968-0375 or e-mail <LATC@mail.atu.edu>. For additional information, students may visit the center's web site at <http://latc.atu.edu>.

Norman Career Services Center

The Norman Career Services Center provides online registration for students, alumni, and employers, as well as established web links to ethical employment boards. Registrants may access and provide information through <http://techncs.erecruiting.com>, including cover letters, resumes, company materials, campus recruiting schedules, information sessions, etc. The center hosts and maintains a computerized career interest inventory, called "Discover," located in residential housing, the Learning Assistance and Testing Center, and its 211 Suite in the Doc Bryan Student Services Center. Services provided to ALL classifications of students and alumni include an extensive career library, company videos, career counseling, and resume critiquing. It also provides career workshops to classes, student groups and community organizations to ensure that Arkansas Tech University graduates are well informed, prepared for the job search, and availed of every opportunity to choose from professional alternatives. Career and part-time employment opportunities through business, industry, government, the health field and education are posted through the recruiting web site, as well as the electronic kiosk located in the entry way of the Doc Bryan Student Services Center.

The Arkansas Tech University Norman Career Services Center hosts recruiters from non-discriminatory employing agencies who conduct a variety of interviews each semester. Current contacts are maintained with local, national, and international employers seeking career professionals from every major. Career fairs are hosted each fall and spring for all students.

Additional information concerning Career Services may be obtained by calling (479) 968-0278, or writing to ATU, Norman Career Services Center, Doc Bryan Student Services Center, Suite 211, Russellville, AR, 72801.

Student Exchange Opportunities

Arkansas Tech University De La Salle University Student Exchange

Students who wish to learn more about Philippine business, society, and culture may do so through the exchange program with De La Salle University (DLSU) in Manila, Philippines. DLSU offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a wide variety of areas including business, computer science, and humanities. Knowledge of Tagalog is not required since all classes are conducted in English. Students may apply for a semester (including summer) or more of study. Costs include Tech tuition and fees as well as transportation and living expenses (DLSU has dormitories). More information can be obtained from the International Student Services Office (479) 964-0832.

Arkansas Tech University Komazawa University Student Exchange

Students who wish to improve their Japanese language skills and learn more about Japanese society may do so by studying for a semester or a year at Komazawa University in Tokyo. Students must have completed two years of university work in the case of undergraduates and one year of graduate work in the case of graduates prior to enrollment in this program. Applicants must have good academic standing and a minimum of two years of Japanese language instruction. Students will be admitted in the first semester beginning in April or in the fall term which begins in September. Costs include Tech tuition fees (students are exempted from Komazawa fees) as well as transportation and living expenses. More information may be obtained from the International Student Services Office, Doc Bryan Student Services Center, Office 163 (phone 479-964-0832) or the Office of the Dean of Liberal and Fine Arts, Witherspoon Building 240 (phone 479-968-0274).

Arkansas Tech University University of Quebec Student Exchange

Tech offers students majoring or minoring in French the opportunity to improve their knowledge of the French language and to immerse themselves in the culture of French Canada through an exchange program with the University of Quebec. According to the exchange, Tech students may spend one semester or one full year at one of the campuses of the University of Quebec. While in Quebec, they will live either with a Frenchspeaking family or in the university residence. Costs include Tech tuition fees (students are exempted from the Quebec fees) as well as transportation and living expenses. More information about the program may be obtained from the Foreign Languages and International Studies Department.

Students who wish to learn more about Spanish language and culture may wish to study at the University of Salamanca in Salamanca, Spain. Students who pursue this program must demonstrate a superior level of Spanish usage and must have a good academic standing. Exchange opportunities are available for a semester (including summer) or more of study. More information may be obtained from the International Student Services Office, Doc Bryan Student Services Center, Office 163 (phone 479-964-0832) or the Department of Foreign Languages and International Studies, Dean Hall 116 (phone 479-964-0807).

International Student Services

The International Student Services Office provides support services designed to enrich the cultural exchange between U.S. and international students. This office actively recruits international students in order to provide the Tech campus with a diverse population from around the world.

The office offers a wide range of services for international students, including orientation, immigration updates, crosscultural programming, and other support services necessary to ease the transition of international students into the U.S. culture.

Several established organizations receive support from the International Student Services Office. International Friends provides an opportunity for international students to share a relationship with U.S. host families through occasional meals and activities. The Association for Cultural Interaction promotes cross-cultural social and educational exchanges between international and U.S. college students. The office also currently helps coordinate events sponsored by the SGA Cultural Diversity Committee, which allows international students the opportunity to "experience" Arkansas.

The International Student Services Office also supports community activities which promote increased awareness of various cultures, such as Russellville's Global Fest. A speaker's bureau is available for community organizations and schools.

Additional information may be obtained by telephoning (479) 9640832, faxing (479) 880-2039, or writing to Director of International Student Services, Doc Bryan Student Services Center, Office 163, Arkansas Tech University, Russellville, Arkansas 72801, U.S.A.

Student Financial Aid

The primary purpose of student financial aid at Tech is to provide assistance to students who, without aid, would be unable to attend college. Financial assistance consists of scholarships, grants, loans, and part-time employment, which may be offered to students singularly or in various combinations, depending upon the degree of need. In determining the extent of a student's need, the University must consider the financial support which may be expected from the income, assets, and other resources of the parents and the student. Aid awards by the University are considered supplementary to the efforts of the student's family in assisting their children with college expenses. All awards are administered by the Financial Aid Office in accordance with the University's equal educational opportunity policy. Application forms for all types of aid may be obtained from the Financial Aid Office in Doc Bryan Student Services Center, Office 117.

Cost of Attendance

A student's cost of attendance (also called the financial aid budget) is the total of required tuition and fees and allowances for books and supplies, room and board, travel and personal expenses. Since the most recent federal regulations allow the cost of a computer to be added to the cost of attendance one time during the college career of a student, the cost of a computer and related accessories purchased no earlier than six months prior to enrollment will be added to the student's cost of attendance budget upon receipt of documentation of a computer purchase. This will be a one time adjustment with the costs being spread over the school year. No further adjustments will be made for upgrades or additional software at any time during the student's career. Other adjustments to the cost of attendance allowed by federal regulations include study-abroad programs approved for academic credit, purchase of equipment required by all students in the same course of study, and reasonable expenses incurred related to a student's disability. These adjustments may result in additional financial aid if the student was not already receiving the maximum amount of every type of aid for which they were eligible. For more information, contact the Financial Aid Office: (479) 968-0399.

Scholarship Stacking Policy

Act 1180 of 1999 prohibits postsecondary institutions from using public funds in a student aid package which exceeds the cost of attendance at that institution. Arkansas Tech follows the Arkansas Department of Higher Education regulations by reducing scholarship amounts which cause awards to exceed cost of attendance. Scholarships awarded by Tech will be reduced before other scholarships. If a student has both academic and performance scholarships from Tech, the academic scholarship will be reduced first. If a Departmental Performance Scholarship has to be reduced, the supervisor will be informed of the reduction in hours of service. In the absence of direction from a private donor, all private funds will be split equally between fall and spring semesters. For more information on the scholarship stacking policy, contact the Financial Aid Office: (479) 968-0399.

Academic Scholarships

Academic scholarships will be awarded as applications are received; therefore, students should make application at an early date since only a limited number of these scholarships are available. Students may receive only one Tech funded academic scholarship in any semester. The amount of total funds received by each student will be contingent on the Arkansas Department of Higher Education Scholarship Stacking Policy, Arkansas Act 1180 of 1999.

Students who graduate from an Arkansas non-public non-accredited school or from a home school program must have a minimum composite ACT score of 24 and a 3.25 high school grade point average to be considered for academic scholarship.

Students who graduate from LeFlore or Sequoyah County in Oklahoma or Bowie County in Texas are considered in-state for fee purposes and are eligible to receive academic scholarships.

Board of Trustees Scholarship

This scholarship pays tuition, room (up to $1350), board (19-meal plan), and $500 stipend per semester for eight semesters for a student who qualifies as a National Merit Finalist, National Merit Semi-Finalist, Arkansas Governor's Distinguished Scholar, or Arkansas Governor's Scholar. The student must enroll in 15 hours during the fall semester of the freshman year and complete a minimum of 12 hours with a 3.00 GPA to be eligible for the scholarship the following spring semester. The student must enroll in a minimum of 15 hours for the spring semester and complete a total of 30 hours for the freshman year with a 3.00 GPA to be eligible for the scholarship for the sophomore year. Renewal of the scholarship during the sophomore, junior, and senior years requires a 3.25 GPA each semester on a minimum of 15 hours per semester. Failure to meet the renewal requirements in any semester will result in the forfeiture of the scholarship for all subsequent semesters. This scholarship must be used the fall semester following high school graduation. The student must live in a residence hall to be eligible for room and board waiver. Failure to live in the residence hall will result in forfeiture of the room and board waiver for all subsequent semesters.

Presidential Scholarship

This scholarship covers tuition, room (up to $1350), board (19-meal plan), and $125 stipend per semester for eight semesters for a student who scores 30-36 ACT and has a 3.25 cumulative high school GPA. The student must enroll in a minimum of 15 hours during the fall semester of the freshman year and complete a minimum of 12 hours with a 3.00 GPA to be eligible for this scholarship the following spring semester. The student must enroll in a minimum of 15 hours for the spring semester and complete a total of 30 hours for the freshman year with a 3.00 GPA to be eligible for the scholarship for the sophomore year. Renewal of the scholarship during the sophomore, junior, and senior years requires a 3.25 GPA each semester on a minimum of 15 hours per semester. Failure to meet the renewal requirements in any semester will result in the forfeiture of the scholarship for all subsequent semesters. This scholarship must be used the fall semester following high school graduation. The student must live in a residence hall to be eligible for room and board waiver. Failure to live in the residence hall will result in forfeiture of the room and board waiver for all subsequent semesters.

University Honors Scholarship

This scholarship covers tuition, room (up to $1350), board (19-meal plan), academic fees, and provides a $500 stipend each Fall and Spring semester to a maximum of 124 credit hours. The recipient must participate in University Honors curriculum requirements and activities, honor the Arkansas Tech University Student Code of Conduct, and maintain a minimum 3.25 cumulative grade point average, based upon at least 12 credit hours each semester. Room and board waiver is contingent upon the recipient residing in a residence hall. Failure to live in the residence hall will result in forfeiture of the room and board waiver for all subsequent semesters. This scholarship is restricted to members of the University Honors program. For additional information on the University Honors scholarship, contact Dr. Jan Jenkins, Director of Honors, at 968-0456.

University Scholarship

This scholarship covers tuition, room (up to $1350), and board (19-meal plan) per semester for eight semesters to a student who scores a 26-29 ACT and 3.25 cumulative high school GPA. The student must enroll in a minimum of 15 hours during the fall semester of the freshman year and complete a minimum of 12 hours with a 3.00 GPA to be eligible for this scholarship the following spring semester. The student must enroll in a minimum of 15 hours for the spring semester and complete a total of 30 hours for the freshman year with a 3.00 GPA to be eligible for the scholarship for the sophomore year. Renewal for the scholarship during the sophomore, junior, and senior years requires a 3.25 GPA each semester on a minimum of 15 hours per semester. Failure to meet the renewal requirements in any semester will result in the forfeiture of the scholarship for all subsequent semesters. This scholarship must be used the fall semester following high school graduation. The student must live in a residence hall to be eligible for room waiver. Failure to live in the residence hall will result in forfeiture of the room and board waiver for all subsequent semesters.

Dean's Scholarship

This scholarship awards tuition per semester for eight semesters for a student scoring 24-25 on the ACT and 3.25 cumulative high school GPA. The student must enroll in a minimum of 15 hours during the fall semester of the freshman year and complete a minimum of 12 hours with a 3.00 GPA to be eligible for this scholarship the following spring semester. The student must enroll in a minimum of 15 hours for the spring semester and complete a total of 30 hours for the freshman year with a 3.00 GPA to be eligible for the scholarship for the sophomore year. Renewal of the scholarship during the sophomore, junior, and senior years requires a 3.25 GPA each semester on a minimum of 15 hours per semester. Failure to meet the renewal requirement in any semester will result in the forfeiture of the scholarship for all subsequent semesters. This scholarship must be used the fall semester following high school graduation.

Academic Scholarship

This scholarship awards $500 per semester for four semesters for a student scoring 21-23 on the ACT and 3.25 cumulative high school GPA. The student must enroll in a minimum of 15 hours during the fall semester of the freshman year and complete a minimum of 12 hours with a 3.00 GPA to be eligible for this scholarship the following spring semester. The student must enroll in a minimum of 15 hours for the spring semester and complete a total of 30 hours for the freshman year with a 3.00 GPA to be eligible for the scholarship for the sophomore year. Renewal of the scholarship during the sophomore year requires a 3.25 GPA on a minimum of 15 hours at the end of the fall semester. Failure to meet the renewal requirements in any semester will result in the forfeiture of the scholarship for all subsequent semesters. The scholarship must be used the fall semester following high school graduation.

Valedictorian/Salutatorian Scholarship

This scholarship pays tuition per semester for eight semesters for a student who is the number-one or number-two ranking student in his or her high school graduating class. The student must enroll in a minimum of 15 hours during the fall semester of the freshman year and complete a minimum of 12 hours with a 3.00 GPA to be eligible for this scholarship the following spring semester. The student must enroll in a minimum of 15 hours for the spring semester and complete a total of 30 hours for the freshman year with a 3.00 GPA to be eligible for the scholarship for the sophomore year. Renewal of the scholarship during the sophomore, junior and senior years requires a 3.25 GPA each semester on a minimum of 15 hours per semester. Failure to meet the renewal requirements in any semester will result in the forfeiture of the scholarship for all subsequent semesters. This scholarship must be used the fall semester following high school graduation.

Out-of-State Scholarship

A limited number of scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to out-of-state students. Special consideration will be given to children of Tech alumni. To be eligible, a student must score between 24-36 on the ACT and have a minimum of a 3.25 cumulative high school GPA or rank number-one or number-two in his/her high school graduating class. This scholarship award varies based on the level of the student's ACT score. The student must enroll in a minimum of 15 hours during the fall semester of the freshman year and complete a minimum of 12 hours with a 3.00 GPA to be eligible for this scholarship the following spring semester. The student must enroll in a minimum of 15 hours for the spring semester and complete a total of 30 hours for the freshman year with a 3.00 GPA to be eligible for the scholarship for the sophomore year. Renewal of the scholarship during the sophomore, junior, and senior years requires a 3.25 GPA each semester on a minimum of 15 hours per semester. Failure to meet the renewal requirement in any semester will result in the forfeiture of the scholarship for all subsequent semesters. This scholarship must be used the fall semester following high school graduation.

Transfer Scholarship

This competitive scholarship awards up to tuition per semester for four semesters to a student who has completed at least 30 forcredit hours from an Arkansas twoyear public or private community or technical college with a 3.25 transfer GPA. A student must enroll in and complete 15 or more hours with a 3.25 GPA each semester to be eligible for renewal. Application deadline is June 1.

Phi Theta Kappa

Two tuition scholarships each fall semester will be given to members of Phi Theta Kappa. These transfer students must also have completed a minimum of 30 transferable hours with a minimum 3.5 grade point average to be eligible. A student must enroll in and complete 15 or more hours with a 3.25 GPA each semester to be eligible for renewal. These scholarships cover in-state tuition only. Application deadline is June 1.

Departmental Performance Scholarships

A limited number of scholarships are awarded yearly to students who show special aptitude which would be of service to the school. These students work eleven hours a week in their specific department for which they receive $1000 credit on their account. These scholarships are renewable for seven semesters if the student is not on academic or disciplinary probation, lives in campus housing, and receives the recommendation of the department head.

Music Performance Scholarships

The University will award, on an audition basis, a limited number of music performance scholarships for participation in major instrumental or choral organizations. The amount of the scholarship will be determined based on criteria established by the Music Department. The award will not be relinquished so long as satisfactory participation in the major music organization(s) continues and other conditions given below are met. The awards are renewable for the seven regular semesters immediately following enrollment, based on the recommendation of the Music Department head and the student's maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 2.25 or higher. No student is eligible for the award in a semester in which he or she is on academic or disciplinary probation. Once lost, the scholarship may be regained by raising the grade point average to the required level or by removal from academic or disciplinary probation and upon recommendation of the head of the Music Department.

Senior Service Fellowships

Fellowships in the various schools of the University are open to a limited number of outstanding advanced students. These service fellowships are awarded at the discretion of school committees when the caliber of the applicant justifies such assistance. Candidates for the fellowship must have earned 90 semester hours of credit, have a minimum grade point average of 3.00 on all work, and be enrolled in a minimum of 12 hours for the semester(s) for which the fellowship is granted. Any deviation or exception to this policy must be approved by the Office of Academic Affairs. Students who would like to be considered for a Senior Service Fellowship must make written application by April 1 to the appropriate dean.

Native American Out-of-State Waiver

Arkansas Tech University offers in-state tuition rates to Native American students in other states belonging to tribes which formerly lived in Arkansas, before relocation, and whose names are on the rolls of tribal headquarters. Tribes thus identified include the Caddo, Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek (Muskogee), Delaware, Kickapoo, Osage, Quapaw, Shawnee, and Tunica. Students who qualify for in-state tuition for fee purposes may apply for freshman academic scholarship. For more information contact the Office of Admissions at (800) 582-6953.

Arkansas Tech University Foundation Scholarships

The scholarships listed below have been established by the alumni and friends of Arkansas Tech University in order to afford current students the ability to pursue their goals of earning a degree in higher education. Without the support of these dedicated individuals, the majority of these scholarships would not be available.

Unless otherwise indicated, scholarship applications should be submitted to the Admissions Office by March 15, and will be awarded by the Student Aid Committee. Applications may be obtained by writing to the Admissions Office or the Financial Aid Office unless otherwise specified. Priority will be given to students who specify the Foundation scholarships for which they would like to be considered. A Federal Financial Aid Application must be on file in the Financial Aid Office to be considered for these scholarships.

Accounting Club Scholarships

Several fee and book scholarships are awarded each year to accounting majors. The scholarships are provided by contributions made to the Accounting Club by alumni of the Accounting Department. Senior accounting majors and Accounting Department faculty choose the recipients based on need, scholarship, and potential in the accounting profession. Submit applications to the head of the Accounting Department.

Susan Adams Memorial Scholarship

The family and friends of Susan Adams have established a scholarship in her memory. The amount of the scholarship will be credited toward tuition for the recipient. Although any worthy student is eligible to receive the scholarship, preference in selection will be given to outofstate students who are children of Tech graduates.

J.L. Adkins and Cora E. Adkins Scholarship

Established at the bequest of J.L. and Cora E. Adkins, annual scholarship awards are made to students pursing a degree in Education or Fine Arts. While preference will be given to Arkansas Tech students from the Missouri counties of Dunklin, Stoddard, or New Madrid, any Education or Fine Arts major is eligible to apply. Awards will be made each year that funds are sufficient.

Arkansas Broadcasters Association Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded annually to a student who carries a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 and is majoring in Journalism with a emphasis in Broadcasting. Preference will be given to an upper-level student and will have the opportunity of renewal the following year. The student's character, overall performance and promise in the broadcasting field as well as financial need will be considered when making this award. Applications should be made to the head of the Department of Speech, Theater and Journalism.

Athletic Scholarships

The maximum number and maximum value of such scholarships will be determined by the constitution and bylaws of the NCAA Gulf South Conference. Applicants should contact the Arkansas Tech University Athletic Director.

Col. Alton F. Balkman Athletic Scholarship

This partial-tuition scholarship will be awarded to a student from Arkansas who is either a current member of the Tech basketball or football team or a former member in the last semester or year of his or her undergraduate degree program. The student must demonstrate potential for service to country such as was exemplified by Colonel Alton F. Balkman. Applicants must have at least a "C" average and must submit a letter of application and two letters of recommendation from Arkansas Tech University Athletic Department faculty. The Arkansas Tech Student Aid Committee will select the recipient on the recommendation of the Athletic Department. Financial need will be a consideration when making this award. This scholarship is renewable provided that the student receives the recommendation of the Athletic Department and continues to meet the scholarship criteria.

Nell Teeter Balkman Nursing Scholarship

This partial tuition scholarship will be awarded to a junior or senior nursing student from Arkansas who demonstrates potential for nursing leadership such as was exemplified by Nell Teeter Balkman. Applicants must have at least a "C" average and must submit a letter of application and two letters of recommendation from Arkansas Tech University Nursing Department faculty. This scholarship is renewable provided that the student receives the recommendation of the Nursing Department and continues to meet the scholarship criteria. Financial need will be a consideration in making this award. Applications should be submitted to the Head of the Nursing Department.

Sybil W. Bates Engineering Scholarship

Awarded to an incoming freshman majoring in Engineering, this scholarship is decided by a committee from the Arkansas Tech University Engineering Department. To be eligible for this scholarship, a student must have an ACT composite score of 26 and a 3.5 in core classes from high school. This scholarship is for the freshman year only and is not renewable for subsequent years. Applications should be directed to the head of the Engineering Department.

Janet Beck Memorial Scholarship

This memorial scholarship has been established by the parents and friends of Janet Beck in honor of her many accomplishments. Preference will be given first to graduates of Nemo Vista High School and then to graduates of Perry or Conway Counties. Two letters of recommendation from high school teachers and/or counselors should accompany the scholarship application. The scholarship amount will be determined each year as funds are available. Applications should be submitted to the Development Office, Administration Building room 212.

Bridenthal Choir Scholarship

This scholarship is named for Dorothy Bridenthal Bean and her twin sister, Deloris Bridenthal Prestridge, both of whom attended Arkansas Tech from 1940 until their graduation in 1942. While this award is designed for students whose studies concentrate on choir in their music education, a student who is majoring in choir or choral music is preferred. Each applicant must audition for the scholarship. The recipient must be in good academic standing and shall be chosen by a committee composed of three members of the Arkansas Tech University Music Department. This scholarship will be awarded each semester that funds are sufficient. Interested students should contact the head of the Music Department.

Bridenthal Piano Scholarship

This scholarship is named for Dorothy Bridenthal Bean and her twin sister, Deloris Bridenthal Prestridge, both of whom attended Arkansas Tech from 1940 until their graduation in 1942. While this award is designed for students whose studies concentrate on piano in their music education, a student who is majoring in piano is preferred. Each applicant must audition for the scholarship. The recipient must be in good academic standing and shall be chosen by a committee composed of three members of the Arkansas Tech University Music Department. This scholarship will be awarded each semester that funds are sufficient. Students interested in applying should contact the head of the Music Department.

Brooks Family Scholarship

The Brooks Family Scholarship, established by Dr. Robert Autry Brooks, is to be awarded each year that funds are sufficient. Preference will be given to a student focusing his or her studies in the Arts and Sciences including, but not limited to English, Literature, and History. The student should be an Arkansas resident possessing academic and/or leadership potential and in good academic standing with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above. Application should be made to the head of the School of Liberal and Fine Arts.

Elmo Browning Scholarship

To be considered for this scholarship, a student must graduate from either Augusta High School (Augusta, Arkansas) or McCrory High School (McCrory, Arkansas) and attend Arkansas Tech University. The original recipient will retain the scholarship throughout their academic career at Arkansas Tech University provided that they complete a minimum of twelve credit hours per semester or twenty-four semester hours for the fall and spring semesters combined. Additionally, students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.0. If a student's cumulative grade point is below 2.0 for the fall semester, they will be allowed to receive the scholarship for one additional semester to allow them to bring up their cumulative grade point average up to 2.0. Scholarship awards will be made each year that funds are sufficient.

Fay Bullock Social Science and Philosophy Scholarship

A scholarship awarded each semester to a student who is majoring, or one who intends to major, in the Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy. Academic achievement, need, and relevant extracurricular activities will be considered in making the award. The recipient will be selected by the department's faculty. Application should be made to the head of the Department of Social Science and Philosophy.

Business and Economics Faculty Book Scholarships

Several book scholarships are awarded each year to full-time senior students pursuing any of the business and economics majors. The scholarships, presented in recognition of outstanding academic achievement, are funded by contributions from the Business and Economics Department faculty, which also selects the recipients. Interested students should contact the head of the Business and Economics Department.

Markey Butterworth Scholarship

An endowed scholarship in memory of Markey Butterworth is given annually to an outofstate student majoring in Fisheries and Wildlife Biology. The scholarship will be awarded by the Student Aid Committee.

Reuben Dee Caudle Scholarship

A partial-tuition scholarship will be provided for a student majoring in one of the physical science fields. The recipient must demonstrate a financial need and must meet and maintain satisfactory scholastic requirements. Preference will be given to Arkansas residents and those who have prior military service. This scholarship is to be re-awarded to the initial freshman recipient each of his/her subsequent three years while at Tech provided he/she continues to major in Physical Sciences and maintains good academic standing. Applications should be submitted to the head of the Physical and Life Sciences Department.

CenturyTel Scholarship

A tuition scholarship is awarded each year to a Tech student. This scholarship is based both on need and academic ability. The scholarship will be awarded to a student majoring in engineering or a related field and whose home is in the area serviced by Central Area CenturyTel in Arkansas.

Judge J. E. Chambers Scholarship

Proceeds from an endowment established by the family of the late Judge John E. Chambers provides scholarships for outstanding applicants from Danville, Fourche Valley, Western Yell County or Dardanelle High School. Applications with at least two supporting letters of recommendation must be received by the Student Aid Office by April 1 each year. Academic promise and service to school and community will be heavily considered in determining the recipient.

C.L. Chiang and C.C. Yang Chemistry Scholarship

An endowed scholarship established by Mr. C.L. Chiang of Singapore in honor of Dr. C.C. Yang, former Professor of Chemistry. The scholarship is awarded to an incoming freshman majoring in chemistry. The requirements for this award are a high school GPA of 3.0 or greater and a composite ACT score of 24 or greater. Applications should be made to the head of the Physical Sciences Department. This scholarship is renewable by request if the recipient makes satisfactory progress toward an ACS-accredited degree in chemistry.

John Clement/First State Bank Scholarship Fund

Established by First State Bank, this scholarship honors John Clement for his many years of service to the River Valley community. Scholarship applicants must have the recommendation of their high school counselor as being qualified to complete a higher education curriculum. Additionally, applicants must have demonstrated financial need and not have access to other scholarships or grants which will completely pay their education costs. Applications should be submitted to the Development Office, Administration Building room 212. Recipients will be chosen by the First State Bank Scholarship Committee.

Dana Coffman Journalism Scholarship

This partial-tuition scholarship has been established in memory of Dana Coffman, a former journalism student at Arkansas Tech University. This award will be decided by Journalism Department faculty with preference given to a female student majoring in the field of Journalism. Academic achievement and financial need will be reviewed before making the award. Application should be made through the Journalism Department.

Rip Collins Memorial Scholarship

Established by the Friends of the Little Red River to honor Mr. Rip Collins, the scholarship shall be used to make awards to full-time student(s) attending Arkansas Tech University. A recipient will be chosen annually and receive partial tuition for both the fall and spring semester of that academic year. Selection process will begin in the spring after recommendations are made by fisheries professors at Arkansas Tech. Awards will be granted by a committee made up of members of the Friends of the Little Red River after reviewing applications and letters from the applicants expressing their thoughts, beliefs, and future plans concerning fisheries management. Preference will be given to a sophomore or junior fisheries student in good standing who is interested in either cold water fisheries biology or management or stream/riverine fisheries biology or management. Recipient will attend Friends of the Little Red River fall banquet for recognition. Application should be made through the Biology Department.

G. M. and Ruby Cook Business Scholarship

An endowed scholarship will be awarded annually to a business major. Applications should be made to the head of the Business Department.

Dale Corley Memorial Scholarship

Friends and former students have established an endowed scholarship fund to commemorate the many years of service the late Mr. Dale Corley rendered as professor and chairman of the Department of Accounting. Interest from the fund is awarded once annually to a senior accounting major. Selection of the recipient is made by the Department of Accounting each spring. Submit scholarship applications to the head of the Department of Accounting.

Alfred & Marge Crabaugh Scholarship Program

Established through the benevolence of Alfred J. & Marge W. Crabaugh, both of whom were prominent figures in the history of Arkansas Tech University and the Russellville community. This renewable scholarship will be awarded to outstanding full-time student(s) who have an ACT score of 21 or above, demonstrate leadership skills, and excel in Speech, Journalism or Communication. To be considered for this award, in addition to the above stated criteria, entering freshmen must submit two letters of recommendation from teachers, a scholarship application and high school transcripts. The scholarship can be renewed with the original recipient provided he/she continues to meet the criteria, maintains a cumulative 3.00 grade point average, and has written renewal recommendations from two Arkansas Tech University faculty members in their field of study. Renewal recommendations must be made to the Arkansas Tech Development Office. Scholarship recipients will receive an award for tuition, fees and books and will be known as "Crabaugh Scholars." Financial need will be considered when making these awards. Application should be made to the Arkansas Tech Development Office; recipients will be selected by the Crabaugh Scholarship Committee.

Dames Club Scholarship

The Dames Club, which is composed of women faculty and administrative staff members and the wives of faculty and administrative staff members, annually awards a scholarship to a deserving woman who has completed a minimum of 36 credit hours but not more than 90 credit hours at Arkansas Tech. The scholarship pays the tuition and activity fees for the semester following the selection. To be eligible, a recipient must have a cumulative grade point average of not less than 3.0, must demonstrate need for financial assistance, and must have a record of cooperation with faculty, staff, and other students. Interested students must submit a letter of application which includes address and phone number, letters of recommendation from two faculty members, and an official transcript from the Registrar's Office. Applications should be submitted to the Development Office, Room 212 Administration Building by March 1st. Recipients will be chosen by the Award Committee of the Dames Club.

Bill Donnell, Jr., Memorial Art Scholarship

The family and friends of Bill Donnell, a 1993 Tech graduate in graphic design, have established a tuition scholarship as a tribute to his memory. Each year the funds from the Bill Donnell, Jr., Memorial Golf Tournament hosted by Chamberlyne Country Club will be contributed to the scholarship account. This tuition scholarship will be awarded each fall term to an entering freshman or current student who is majoring in art. The recipient will be chosen by the Student Aid Committee and approved by the Donnell family. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate financial need, who are residents of Yell County, and/or who plan a study emphasis in graphic design.

Deward and Anne Dopson Scholarship

A tuition scholarship awarded from funds contributed by Coach Deward Dopson's former players, managers, and friends. The scholarship goes to a former student-athlete in the last semester or year of his or her undergraduate degree and is selected by the Dopson Scholarship Committee. Past service to Tech will be a strong factor for selection. Applications should be submitted to the Office of Development.

Linda Douthit Memorial Scholarship

Awards will be granted on an annual basis as funds are available by a committee appointed by the head of the Biology department. Recipients will be chosen based on the following criteria: freshmen who have declared a major in Biology and have a minimum high school cumulative grade point average of 2.75; an existing student who has declared a major in Biology and has a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75. Make application to the head of the Biology department.

Gerald Edgar Scholarship

A performance scholarship paying a semester's tuition is awarded each spring in honor of Gerald Edgar who was News Bureau Director, advisor of student publications, and journalism professor for twentynine years at Arkansas Tech University. It is to be awarded to a student who shows ability in and dedication to publications work. Financial need will be considered. The student will be required to work ten hours per week on student publications.

Elton and Deanna Epley Family Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to an incoming student each year that funds are sufficient. The award will cover tuition and fees for one year and one-half the cost of on-campus room and board. Preference will be given to a student who has demonstrated financial need and is a graduate of Green Forest, Arkansas, Public Schools. A personal interview will be a part of the selection process. Applicants will also provide two letters of recommendation from high school counselors, teachers or employers. The committee will consider the student's high school academic record, including both grades and standardized test scores. The recipient of this scholarship will be chosen by a committee selected by the Director of Development upon review of the submitted scholarship applications. Interested students should submit a scholarship application and all necessary documents to the Office of Development, Administration Building room 212.

Lawrence M. Evans Memorial Political Science Scholarship

A memorial scholarship established by Dr. Larry Evans, his family, and his friends for a sophomore, junior, or senior majoring in History and Political Science. Preference will be given to those emphasizing Political Science. Academic achievement and need will be considered in making the award. The recipient will be selected by the faculty of the department of Social Sciences and Philosophy.

Gene Farmer Memorial Award

A grant is awarded to an Arkansas high school editor who plans to specialize in either journalism or political science at Arkansas Tech University. This award, to honor and encourage a student of outstanding ability, will be made to the high school editor whose academic and journalistic accomplishments indicate the greatest potential for distinguished service in either field. The award, from the income of the Gene Farmer Memorial Endowment, is in memory of one of Arkansas Tech University's most distinguished graduates, who from a beginning as editor of Tech's student newspaper, achieved national and international prominence as a journalist. Mr. Farmer authored several books and worked for many years as a senior editor for Life Magazine.

Laura Ferguson Computer Science Scholarship

This endowed scholarship was established by Laura Ferguson, Arkansas Tech University class of 1934, who worked in the computer industry for the majority of her career. This scholarship covers full tuition for one year for an upper level student enrolled in the Computer Science program with preference given to residents of Pope County. Application should be made to the head of the Computer Sciences Department.

First United Methodist Church Scholarship

This scholarship has been established by the First United Methodist Church in Russellville to assist Methodist students who are nursing, medical assistant, health information management, or medical technology majors at Arkansas Tech. Students majoring in nursing will receive first consideration for the award which will be made by the Arkansas Tech Student Aid Committee. Students should be recommended by their home church pastor and the scholarship is renewable.

Maude Moore Geurian Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship has been established to honor Maude Moore Guerian for her many years of dedication to Arkansas Tech University and devotion to her students. Applicants for this scholarship must have declared Math as a major course of study, maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0, demonstrate financial need, and have earned a minimum of 30 credit hours. Scholarship recipients will be chosen by a committee composed of the Head of the Math Department and Math Department faculty members. Applications should be submitted to the Head of the Math Department.

William C. (Bill) & Barbara Gund Scholarship

Students majoring in English with a junior or senior standing are eligible for this partial-tuition scholarship provided that they maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 and follow all established criteria. Selection will be made by a committee from the English Department with preference given to non-traditional students. Application should be made through the English Department.

Francis Gwaltney Memorial Scholarship

An endowed scholarship available to any major awarded each semester in memory of Francis Gwaltney, former author and member of the English and creative writing faculty. Applicants must submit a sample of their short fiction to the Department of English one week before the end of the semester to be considered for the next semester's award.

Burl Harris Memorial Scholarship

Mr. and Mrs. John G. Harris have established this scholarship in honor of Burl Harris, a long-time practicing Public Accountant and businessman in Russellville. During most of his life, he was actively involved in industrial development efforts for the Russellville area. Mr. Harris served on the Arkansas Tech University Foundation Board of Directors until his death in 1990. He was a dedicated supporter of the University as a whole and of the Department of Accounting in particular. This scholarship will be awarded to a junior- or senior-level accounting major each year that funds are available. Applications should be made to the head of the Arkansas Tech University Accounting Department.

Homestead Tractor Agriculture Scholarship Fund

To be considered for this scholarship, applicants must be from Pope County, Arkansas, and majoring in Agriculture Business at Arkansas Tech. Applications should be submitted to the Head of the Agriculture Business Department.

Jasper Vernon Howard Scholarship

An endowed scholarship in memory of Jasper Vernon Howard will be awarded annually to a student in the School of Business. The recipient must demonstrate a financial need and must meet and maintain satisfactory scholastic requirements. This scholarship will be awarded by the Student Aid Committee.

Interfraternity Council (IFC) Scholarship

The IFC Scholarship is awarded each fall semester to an outstanding Tech fraternity member with the classification of sophomore or junior. The scholarship will be announced in April of each year. Interested students should contact the Vice President of Student Services.

Opal James Memorial Scholarship

The family and friends of Opal James have established an endowed scholarship in memory of Mr. James, a park ranger who was killed while on duty in 1977. The scholarship is awarded annually to a student in Recreation and Park Administration or Fisheries and Wildlife Biology. Scholarship and future potential for service will be considered by the Student Aid Committee in making the award.

Junior Auxiliary of Russellville Book Scholarship

An award will be made to a Russellville student each year that funds are sufficient to defray the cost of books. Applications can be picked up in the Development Office, Administration Building room 212 and must be completed and mailed by February 1. The scholarship recipient will be chosen by the Junior Auxiliary Scholarship committee in April.

Junior Auxiliary of Russellville Education Scholarship

An award will be made each year that funds are available to an Arkansas Tech student majoring in Education. Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher and demonstrate financial need. Applications can be picked up in the Development Office, Administration Building room 212 and must be completed and mailed by February 1. The scholarship recipient will be chosen by the Junior Auxiliary Scholarship committee in April.

Junior Auxiliary of Russellville Fine Arts Scholarship

This scholarship provides a stipend for art supplies to an Art major each year that funds are sufficient. Applications can be picked up in the Development Office, Administration Building room 212 and must be completed and mailed by February 1. The scholarship recipient will be chosen by the Junior Auxiliary Scholarship committee in April.

Junior Auxiliary of Russellville Judy Thacker Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is open to any major at any level in their undergraduate career who has a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75. Preference will be given to a non-traditional student. Awards will be made each year that funds are sufficient. Applications can be picked up in the Development Office, Administration Building room 212 and must be completed and mailed by February 1. The scholarship recipient will be chosen by the Junior Auxiliary Scholarship committee in April.

Junior Auxiliary of Russellville Marge Crabaugh Scholarship

An award will be granted each year that funds are available to a student majoring in a field pertaining to "Child Welfare." Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher, be a Russellville or Pope County resident and achieved junior or senior status at Arkansas Tech University. Applications can be picked up in the Development Office, Administration Building room 212 and must be completed and mailed by February 1. The scholarship recipient will be chosen by the Junior Auxiliary Scholarship committee in April.

Junior Auxiliary of Russellville Nursing Scholarship

This fund has been established to provide a scholarship each year that funds are available to an Arkansas Tech University Nursing student in their junior or senior year of study. Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Applications can be picked up in the Development Office, Administration Building room 212 and must be completed and mailed by February 1. The scholarship recipient will be chosen by the Junior Auxiliary Scholarship committee in April.

Jack L. King Scholarship

This scholarship will be in the amount of $500 each semester that funds are available. The recipient will be chosen by a committee appointed by the Guidance Counselor at Western Yell County High School based on an ACT composite score of 19 or above, ACT Math and Science score of 22 or above, and a declared major in Engineering, Math, Science, or a related field at Arkansas Tech University. Apply through the counselor's office at Western Yell County High School.

Jackie Knight Memorial Scholarship

A scholarship awarded annually to an outstanding and deserving senior-to-be who is majoring in accounting. The recipient will be selected by the head of the Accounting Department. Grade point and financial need will be considered in making the selection. This scholarship was established by the family and friends of Jackie Knight, former Vice-President for Administration and Finance at Tech. Applications should be submitted to the head of the Accounting Department.

Little Rock Grain Exchange Scholarship

To be considered for this scholarship, students must have declared a major in Agriculture or Agriculture Business. Freshmen students must rank in the upper half of their Arkansas high school graduation class and possess ACT or SAT test scores that exceed the state average. Additionally, applicants must have two or more positive recommendations from their high school principal, counselor or teachers. Sophomore students must have two or more positive recommendations from their university or college teacher and have a 3.0 cumulative grade point average. Financial need will be considered although not determinative. Scholarships are renewable each semester up to eight semesters assuming the student takes a full academic load of 15 hours per semester and maintains a cumulative grade point average of 3.00. Applications should be made to the head of the Agriculture Department.

MassieMobley Modern Foreign Language Scholarship

A fulltuition scholarship for an upperclassman majoring in foreign language. The recipient will be selected by the Department of Foreign Languages and International Studies.

Wilson Matthews Distinguished Scholar Athlete Award

This fund was created by the Ross Pendergraft family in recognition of the contributions that Coach Wilson Matthews has made as a distinguished graduate of Arkansas Tech University. This scholarship will be awarded to junior- or senior-level students who participate in team sports. These scholarships are renewable annually based on the student-athlete's academic and athletic standing and with continued recommendation of the nominating coach and selection by the Matthews Scholarship Committee. Criteria for receiving this scholarship are: nomination by a coach and selection by the Matthews Scholarship Committee; junior standing or above; grade point average of 3.00; preferably from a rural area; and exemplary credentials in academics, athletics, and leadership skills in school or community. Selected students must submit a resume and three letters of reference representing the areas of academics, athletics and leadership. Consideration will be given for additional financial assistance being received and to those students who meet the criteria with an emphasis on football. Application should be made through the Athletic Department.

Truman McEver Memorial

A scholarship for an entering freshman who is majoring in an area of Physical and Life Sciences. The recipient is chosen by members of the Physical and Life Science Department; academic ability and financial need are considered. Submit scholarship application to the head of the Physical and Life Science Department.

Xzin McNeal Scholarship

Scholarships are awarded annually to students in the Department of Agriculture. Students are selected by need and merit. Selection is by the Agriculture Department and a person named by Mr. Xzin McNeal. Scholarship amounts vary from one half tuition to full tuition. Students must maintain a 2.50 cumulative grade point average. Interested students should submit a scholarship application to the head of the Department of Agriculture.

P. K. Merrill Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is given to a junior or senior majoring in sociology or history.

Mitchell-Keathley Scholarship

Established in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Keathley and Mr. Boss Mitchell, this scholarship will benefit graduates of Danville High School. To be eligible for this scholarship, the applicant must attend Danville High School (Danville, AR) for the last four semesters prior to graduation and be accepted for admission to Arkansas Tech University. Additionally, high school grade point average, ACT score, leadership roles in school and community, and financial need will be considered. The principal and counselor at Danville High School will be included in the selection committee. Submit application to the Counselor's Office at Danville High School.

Dwight M. Moore Scholarship

A book scholarship is awarded in the spring semester to a student interested in and having potential in the field of botany. Selection is made in the fall semester by members of the Biological Sciences Department. The scholarship was established by the late Dr. Dwight Moore, one-time head of the department, and by his wife Clemmie, a graduate of the department. Students interested in being considered for this scholarship should submit a scholarship application to the head of the Biological Sciences Department.

Van & Marilyn Moores Scholarship

This partial-tuition general scholarship will be awarded annually by the Student Aid Committee. Most awards are made to incoming freshmen.

Bert and Annette Mullens Scholarship

This partial-tuition scholarship is awarded to an incoming freshman majoring in business. Awards will be made by the Student Aid Committee each year that funds are available.

Non-Traditional Student Scholarship Fund

A scholarship awarded each spring semester that funds are sufficient, with preference given to a non-traditional student who is 23 years or older and has a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0. Submit applications to the Development Office, Administration Building room 212.

John & Joie Nutt Scholarship

This scholarship has been established to benefit students who are enrolled in either Agriculture or Agriculture Business at Arkansas Tech University, maintain an appropriate cumulative grade point level, and have a class standing of sophomore of higher. This annual award will cover tuition, fees, and a stipend for textbooks. Recipients will be chosen by a committee made up of faculty members of the Agriculture Department. Interested students should turn in a scholarship application to the head of the Agriculture Department.

Rexann Oller English/Creative Writing Scholarship

Two endowed scholarships awarded each year to deserving English or creative writing majors. Recipients, who must be English or creative writing majors in good academic standing, will be selected by the English Department Head.

Rexann Oller Music Scholarship

An endowed scholarship awarded each year to a deserving student in music. The recipient, who must be in good academic standing, will be selected by the Music Department Head.

Rexann Oller International Studies Scholarship

The Rexann Oller International Studies Scholarship will be awarded each year to a student who shows academic achievement in international affairs and/or strong background and interest in international relations. This scholarship is open to all Arkansas Tech undergraduate and graduate students who have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need. Recipients of other tuition scholarships are not eligible to apply. Application deadline is November 1. Please contact the Office of International Student Services for full application requirements.

B. G. and Anita Owen Textbook Scholarship

A book scholarship awarded to a student with junior standing was initiated by B.G. Owen, Associate Professor of Biology. Following the expressed wishes of their daughter, friends may contribute funds to perpetuate this scholarship, which is awarded by a committee from the biology department according to criteria determined by the late Professor Owen. Application should be made to the head of the Biology Department.

Anita Page Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded by the Student Aid Committee. The recipient must work eight hours per week in a department related to the student's major.

Tate Page Family Scholarship

The family of the late Dr. Tate Page has endowed a scholarship in his memory which will be awarded annually by the Student Aid Committee.

Tate C. "Piney" Page Memorial Athletic Scholarship

An endowed graduate athletic scholarship in memory of Dr. Page has been established through contributions by the Russellville Kiwanis Club. The recipient will be chosen by the Arkansas Tech Athletic Director.

Ross Pendergraft Scholarship

Four renewable scholarships are to be awarded to full-time undergraduate students who have demonstrated financial need and are majoring in computer science, accounting, or business/economics/finance-one scholarship from computer science, one from business and two from accounting. These scholarships will each cover the cost of tuition and fees. Each scholarship will be renewed with the original recipient provided he or she has a grade point average of not less than 2.5 for the fall semester and a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 at the end of each spring semester. Application should be made to the above mentioned departments.

William C. and Myonia Pinson Instrumental Music Scholarship

A tuition scholarship will be provided each year for an instrumental music major to be selected by a music faculty committee. Students interested in being considered for this scholarship should submit a scholarship application to the head of the Music Department.

Jim Price Memorial Scholarship

Friends and members of the Church of Christ have established an endowed scholarship fund in memory of Jim Price to assist students who are members of the Church of Christ. The scholarship is awarded on a semester basis and can be renewed for one additional semester. To be eligible a recipient must have completed 24 or more hours at Arkansas Tech with a "C" average or better. The scholarship is awarded by the Jim Price Memorial Scholarship Fund Board of Directors which can be reached via the Church of Christ Student Center in Russellville. Students should be recommended by their home congregation.

Professional Artists and Craftsmen of Arkansas Scholarship

This annual scholarship will be awarded to a returning student to partially cover the cost of tuition or books. Application should be made to the Head of the Art Department.

Quail Unlimited/Jim Ed McGee Scholarship

A scholarship awarded each year by the Russellville Chapter of Quail Unlimited in memory of Dr. Jim Ed McGee, an outstanding educator and sportsman. The scholarship is awarded annually to a junior or senior student in Fisheries and Wildlife Biology based on scholarship and professional potential. Minimum qualifications include a 3.0 grade point average, 60 earned hours of credit, and home residence in Pope County or an immediately adjacent county. Application deadline is December 1; selections will be made in January based on the recommendations of the faculty in Fisheries and Wildlife Biology. Submit scholarship applications to the head of Fisheries and Wildlife Biology.

Lillian Massie Reed Modern Foreign Language Scholarship

A scholarship awarded annually to a student majoring in foreign language. The recipient will be selected by the Department of Foreign Languages and International Studies.

Lambert Resimont Memorial Scholarship

An endowed athletic scholarship to be awarded annually to a graduate assistant. Students interested in applying should contact the Arkansas Tech Athletic Director.

Reeves Ritchie Scholarship

Entergy will award an annual scholarship in the amount of $1,500 to a senior majoring in fisheries and wildlife biology or recreation and parks administration. Selection will be made by the Student Aid Committee and preference will be given to a student who plans to reside in Arkansas after graduation. Mr. Ritchie, now retired, was a longtime president of Entergy.

Ron and Donna Reynolds Scholarship

A scholarship awarded each fall semester that funds are sufficient to freshmen art majors carrying twelve or more hours. The student receiving the scholarship will be expected to work in the Art Department six hours a week. Selection is made by presentation of a portfolio and interview. Awards are made before the fall semester based on the recommendation of the head of the Art department. Interested students should submit an application to the head of the Art department by June 1.

Russellville Kiwanis Joe Ray Scholarship

This endowed scholarship was established in memory of longtime State Senator Joe Ray of Havana. Applicants may be prospective or returning students. Prospects must have demonstrated their academic potential by scoring a minimum of 21 on the ACT examination or maintaining a minimum cumulative college grade point average of 2.5, demonstrated a financial need, and submitted a completed application form and supporting documentation to the Development Office by January 15.

Russellville Noon Lions Club Scholarship

A scholarship will be awarded to a local student who exhibits academic ability, leadership, and financial need. The recipient will be selected by the Student Aid Committee each spring.

Russellville Rotary Club Scholarship

A scholarship is awarded each year to a Pope County student by the Russellville Rotary Club. Applications may be made each summer to the Rotary Club through any of its members.

Mary McDonald Shinn Scholarship

An annual partial-tuition scholarship awarded to a vocal music major chosen by a committee made up of the Arkansas Tech Music Department faculty. Application should be made through the Music Department.

Mary Teresa Shinn Scholarship

A scholarship given in memory of Mary Teresa Shinn. This scholarship is awarded by the Student Aid Committee.

James R. Staggs Elementary Education Scholarship Fund

An annual scholarship will be awarded to a student majoring in Elementary Education each year that funds are sufficient. To be eligible for this scholarship, students must have earned at least 60 credit hours, have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher, and be a graduate of the Russellville, Fort Smith or London, Arkansas school districts. Recipients will be chosen by the chair of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and an appointed committee. Applications should be submitted to the chair of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.

Carol Stewart Stark Memorial Scholarship Fund

Scholarships from this account will be awarded by a committee of Music Department faculty each year that funds are sufficient. Preference will be given to an undergraduate music major who demonstrates financial need with first priority to be given to a married or single parent student. If no one meets this qualification in any given year then any undergraduate music student demonstrating need will be considered. Scholarship applications should be submitted to the head of the Music Department.

Hazel Thrasher Memorial Scholarship Fund

Scholarship awarded to nursing majors based on need and the potential to meet the requirements of a professional nurse as determined by the Department of Nursing. Students interested in being considered for this scholarship should direct inquiries to the head of the Department of Nursing.

John E. Tucker Memorial Scholarship

An endowed athletic scholarship awarded to a graduate assistant who excels in football and academics. Applications should be made to the Athletic Director.

Mary D. Turner Music Scholarship

An endowed scholarship will be awarded annually to a music major in honor of Mary D. Turner. Applications should be made to the head of the Music Department.

Virgil Alvin Turner Book Scholarship

A book scholarship established by Mr. and Mrs. Raymond B. Stroud which is awarded for the fall semester of the sophomore year to a major in chemistry. Recipients should be dedicated to obtaining a degree in chemistry and demonstrate this through scholarship attainments. Selection will be made by the full-time chemistry faculty. Scholarship inquiries should be directed to the head of the Chemistry Department.

The Mary Elizabeth Ragland Urton Memorial Scholarship Award

An endowed award given each year to a deserving female student who has maintained a minimum grade point average of 2.5; practices her leadership skills; and exemplifies ethical and moral values. Scholarships and awards will be granted by a committee each year that funds are sufficient. Scholarship applications should be submitted to the Development Office, Administration Building room 212.

Alfred and Martha Brownlee Vance Scholarship

An annual scholarship for an incoming freshman. Preference will be given to a Pope County resident. Awards will be made by the Student Aid Committee.

Vance Family Scholarship

A scholarship awarded annually by the Student Aid Committee.

Waste Management Accounting Book Scholarship Fund

This scholarship award will be granted annually as funds are sufficient. Preference will be given to an accounting major who has achieved junior or senior status. Applications should be submitted to the Head of the Accounting Department.

Melvern Watson Scholarship

Awards will be made by a committee comprised of faculty members from the Agriculture Department each year that funds are available. This scholarship will be awarded to a student majoring in Agriculture or Agriculture Business with preference given to current or transfer students, especially those who have achieved junior status. Financial need will be a consideration and students who receive the scholarship may re-apply for the scholarship for subsequent years. Applications should be turned in to the head of the Agriculture Department.

Eugene and Hazel Weir Educational Trust

This scholarship was established to provide scholarships to qualified Arkansas Tech University students from Pope County, Arkansas. Mrs. Weir graduated from Atkins High School, attended Arkansas Tech and then went on to teach in Pope County schools for 48 years, including many years in Russellville. The scholarship amount will be determined each year as funds are available and can be applied for through the Development Office.

Dr. Charles and Joyce Wilkins Nursing Scholarship

To award excellence, this full-tuition senior honors scholarship is awarded to a full or part-time nursing student who has the highest grade point average prior to entering the fall semester of the Tech Nursing program senior year. The recipient will be chosen by Tech Nursing Department faculty. Application should be made to the Nursing Department.

Penny L. Wheeler Memorial Scholarship

A scholarship is awarded annually by the Student Aid Committee to the most deserving nursing student based upon high school record, need, and test scores.

Robert Hays and Martha Williams Scholarship

The Robert Hays and Martha Williams tuition scholarship is awarded annually to an incoming freshman. The recipient must be a high school graduate from either Pope, Crawford or Yell counties. The student must have maintained a "B" average through high school, participated in school activities, possess the quality of good citizenship and have financial need. Recipients are chosen by the Student Aid Committee.

Ted and Betty Williams Scholarship

In honor of Ted and Betty Williams, this scholarship has been established to provide scholarships for students who meet the following criteria: demonstrated financial need; academic merit; and leadership potential as demonstrated by extracurricular achievements. This scholarship is renewable annually if the student continues to meet the requirements for full-time study. Full-time study shall be defined as fifteen hours or more in any given Fall or Spring semester. Applicants must submit a written application to the Director of Enrollment Management in a process that will be administered by the Office of Academic Affairs. Names of the scholarship recipients will be forwarded to the Trustees of the Ted and Betty Williams Charitable Trust no later than May 1 of each year.

Teresa Williams Memorial Endowment Scholarship Fund

Endowed scholarships to Arkansas Tech will be awarded to qualified graduates of Benton, Arkansas, High School. Applicants will be chosen by the Student Aid Committee.

Gene Witherspoon Memorial Scholarship

A scholarship awarded annually to an instrumental music major by the Arkansas Tech Band Alumni in memory of Gene Witherspoon, director of bands at Tech from 1950 to 1970. Students who are interested in being considered for this scholarship should submit a scholarship application to the head of the Arkansas Tech Music Department.

Hallie Belle Witherspoon Memorial Scholarship

A scholarship is awarded annually to an instrumental music major by the Arkansas Tech Band Alumni in memory of Hallie Belle Witherspoon. Direct scholarship applications to the head of the Music Department.

Yell County Medical Society Scholarship

A $500 scholarship awarded each spring semester by the Yell County Medical Society to a student from Yell County majoring in Nursing. Applications should be sent to the head of the Arkansas Tech University Nursing Department by December 1 each year. Selection will be based on need and academic achievement as determined by the Nursing Department.

Yell County Scholarship

This partial-tuition scholarship was established by an anonymous donor and is to be awarded to deserving students from Yell County. Awards will be made by the Student Aid Committee.

Privately Supported Scholarships

Allied Poultry Industries Scholarship

Scholarships are awarded to students in the Department of Agriculture. These scholarships are awarded to promote entrance into this vast food-producing industry. Trained, high-quality college graduates are needed for jobs as administrators, production managers, and sales-service representatives. The selection is made by the Department of Agriculture of Arkansas Tech.

Arkansas Health Information Management Association Scholarship

An annual scholarship fund has been established by the Arkansas Health Information Management Association. The scholarship is awarded each spring to a deserving health information management major. The recipient is determined by the Executive Board of the Arkansas Health Information Management Association.

Arkansas Livestock Show Scholarship

The University will award annually a one-half tuition scholarship to an outstanding FFA member, participating in the Arkansas State Livestock Show held each fall in Little Rock, to enroll in the Department of Agriculture. Winners of this scholarship are not eligible to succeed themselves, and the scholarship must be used the year immediately following high school graduation.

ATA Endowment Program

A $300 scholarship for African-American juniors or seniors in accredited teacher education programs in Arkansas colleges and universities. Details may be secured from the Student Aid Office or from Room 207, AEA Building, 1500 West Fourth Street, Little Rock, Arkansas 72201.

Troy and Marjorie Burris Art Materials Scholarships

Art supply scholarships, three $300 scholarships each semester, established by Mr. and Mrs. Troy Burris, to be awarded to majors in art. Art faculty will nominate students, based on the following criteria: art achievement and skill level, art grades, attitude, and commitment. Art faculty will determine the awards each semester.

FFA Scholarships

The scholarship program for the national FFA organization will be determined jointly by an officer of the University and the FFA organization. Information concerning this program can be secured from the State Department of Education or the Tech Department of Agriculture.

J.D. Knight Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Mrs. J.D. Knight in memory of her late husband, Mr. J.D. Knight, a former member of the Arkansas Tech Board of Trustees. The recipient must be majoring in accounting, business, or economics and must have an interest in banking as a possible career.

Cora McHenry Scholarship for Teaching Excellence

Four tuition scholarships available to minority students committed to teaching in the public school of Arkansas at either the early childhood/middle or secondary level. Two of these scholarships will be awarded to early childhood or middle level education majors and two to secondary majors on a competitive basis. To apply a student should submit a high school transcript, two letters of recommendation from school officials, a brief handwritten essay on why the applicant is interested in teaching, and a record of activities in school, church, and the community to the Director of Teacher Education Student Services, School of Education, Arkansas Tech University. This scholarship is renewable as long as the recipient maintains a 2.50 grade point average and remains eligible for the teacher education program. Application deadline is April 15.

Pope County Association for Handicapped Scholarships

One or more scholarships of varying amounts awarded annually to students with disabilities who are residents of Pope County and who are enrolled or admitted as post secondary students. Application forms may be obtained from high school counselors or from the Pope County Association for Handicapped, P.O. Box 2512, Russellville, Arkansas 72801.

Pope County Farm Bureau Scholarship

Two $1000 scholarships are awarded each year to Pope County residents who are members of the Pope County Farm Bureau and working toward a degree in agriculture. These scholarships are renewable as long as the recipient maintains a 2.50 grade point average. Selection is made by the Agriculture Department and the Pope County Farm Bureau.

Pope-Yell County Single Parent Scholarship

Scholarships are awarded each semester to single parents who are residents of Pope or Yell counties. Recipients must have applied for federal financial aid and be eligible for a federal Pell Grant. Application deadline is July 15 for the fall semester and December 1 for the spring semester. Applications are available from Pope-Yell County Single Parent Scholarship Board, River Valley Shelter for Battered Women and Children, Inc. P.O. Box 2066, Russellville, Arkansas 72811.

Russellville Junior Auxiliary Marge Crabaugh Scholarship

A tuition scholarship awarded annually to an upperclassman from the Russellville area.

R. Lewis Urton Senior Rehabilitation Scholarship

An annual scholarship provided by the Arkansas Rehabilitation Association covering fees for two semesters. The scholarship is awarded to a senior major in rehabilitation science. Applications for the scholarship must be received by April 10 of each year. Students interested in applying should contact the Director of the Rehabilitation Science program. Each applicant will be interviewed by a committee made up of members of the Arkansas Rehabilitation Association.

Academic Standards for Students Receiving Financial Aid Through Federally Funded Programs

This policy applies to funds received through the Federal Pell Grant, the Federal Work Study, the Federal Perkins Loan, the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, the Federal Subsidized Stafford Loan, the Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loan, the Federal Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students and the Arkansas Student Assistance Grant Programs.

The standards will be applied automatically and without favor or prejudice, with progress being checked at the end of each fall and spring semester.

Any appeal of this policy must be made in writing to the Financial Aid Academic Policy Appeal Committee and turned into the Financial Aid Office within thirty-days of the notification of non-compliance.

No special consideration of the effects of dropping classes will be allowed unless the Student Financial Aid Director is contacted for approval prior to dropping the course(s).

Students must meet all conditions of the policy. Noncompliance with any section will result in loss of aid.

Institutional Academic Suspension

Any student whose name appears on the institutional suspension list will not be eligible to receive aid for their next period of enrollment even if they do re-enroll with the approval of the Admissions Council.

It is the students responsibility to notify the Financial Aid Office when they are no longer on the suspension list.

Satisfactory Academic Progress - First Undergraduate Degree

A student is considered making satisfactory academic progress as a full-time student if the total credits earned (with a grade of "D" or better) are:
Number of Semesters
Minimum Hours "Earned"
Number of Semesters
Minimum Hours "Earned"

1

9

6

72

2

21

7

84

3

33

8

96

4

48

9

108

5

60

10

120

NOTE: ALL part-time students must always earn the number of hours in which they are enrolled.

Transfer Students

Transfer Students will be assigned an "equivalent semesters attended" based on the number of hours accepted by the Registrar's Office rounded down to the nearest quarter semester. Example: A student with fifty-four transfer hours would have an "equivalent semesters attended" of 4.5 (54 divided by 12 = 4.5). It is the student's responsibility to make sure transfer transcripts are on file with the Registrar.

Students may use summer hours earned at Tech to fulfill the academic progress requirement. Hours earned at another institution will not meet the requirement.

A student must have received a degree by the end of ten (10) full-time semesters for a degree normally requiring four years or six or (6) full-time semesters for degrees normally requiring two years. Less than full-time semesters will be counted proportionally (see chart below). All semesters attended will be counted whether a student received financial aid during the semester or not, but allowances will be made for semesters involving required remedial course work.

Part-time enrollment Chart:

Attempted Hours

1-5 hrs

=

.25 semester

6-8 hrs

=

.50 semester

9-11 hrs

=

.75 semester

12+ hrs

=

1 semester

Students who have been granted academic clemency will still have their semesters attended counted on the basis of actual attendance.

A student receiving aid may completely withdraw ONE SEMESTER ONLY and return the next semester to receive all entitled financial aid. Upon withdrawing any additional semesters while on financial aid, the student will not receive aid for their next period of enrollment even if the number of semesters attended and hours earned would allow for the receipt of financial aid funds. The next period of enrollment hours must be equivalent to the number of hours enrolled during the second withdrawal semester. (Example: If a student withdraws a second time while enrolled in 12 hours, the student would have to pay for 12 hours before becoming eligible to receive financial aid).

Required Grade Point Average

All students must have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 at the end of their fourth regular (fall and spring) semester or "equivalent semester" and maintain that minimum for all remaining semesters to continue on aid. No appeal will be granted for anyone in violation of the 2.00 GPA rule. A student who falls below the 2.00 GPA will be reinstated upon bringing the grade point average back up to 2.00. However, financial aid will not be paid retroactively for any semester lost because of this requirement.

Subsequent Undergraduate Degree OR Teacher Certification

1. Full-time students must earn an average of twelve hours per semester.

2. Students must maintain a 2.00 GPA each semester.

3. Degree or certification must be completed by the end of four regular (fall and spring semesters).

Application for Federal Student Aid

General - Students use the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and list Tech as one of the schools to receive information.

Deadline - To receive equal consideration, a student must have a complete application on file by April 15. All remaining funds will be awarded on a firstcome, firstserve basis until depleted. Note: All requested information must be returned to the Financial Aid Office by July 15 to ensure aid availability at the beginning of the fall semester.

Federal Pell Grant

The Federal Pell Grant provides direct grants from the government to the undergraduate student for educational expenses. Since this is a grant program, the student does not have to repay the amounts received, unless the semester for which a grant is received is not completed.

Under current guidelines, only students who have never received a bachelor's degree are eligible for the Pell Grant. The university does not determine whether a student is financially eligible. The amount of the grant given to an individual student is based on a schedule provided to the university by the government. No eligible student will be denied a grant.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Program

The purpose of the Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Program is to provide the means for a college education to qualified students of exceptional need. Each grant is awarded according to federal guidelines.

Student Employment

The University uses student employees when practicable, but students are not encouraged to work to an extent which would hinder their scholastic program.

Employment assignments are made under both the Federal College WorkStudy Program and the institutional NonWorkStudy Program. To be eligible for student employment, the student must successfully pass minimum load requirements, satisfy grade point requirements, maintain satisfactory employeremployee relations, and have conduct and personal appearance that reflect credit to the student and the University.

Student Loans

Under the program students may borrow up to $20,000 for undergraduate students and $40,000 for graduate students. Annual loan limits are $3,000 for freshmen and sophomores, $4,000 for junior and senior students, and $6,000 for graduates.

Federal Perkins Loans

The repayment period and the interest do not begin until six months after the student completes studies. The loan bears interest at the rate of five percent per year and repayment of principal may be extended over a tenyear period. The University approves and makes the loans and is responsible for collections. Repayment is deferred for as long as a borrower is enrolled at an institution of higher education and is carrying at least a halftime academic load. Under certain conditions, a part or all of the loan may be canceled if the student enters the teaching profession.

Federal Family Education Loans

Federal regulations require a delayed disbursement of thirty days for all first-year, firsttime undergraduate student borrowers in any Federal Family Education loan program. Additionally, all student borrowers must be enrolled in a minimum of six hours.

Federal Stafford Student Loans

The Federal Stafford Student Loan program authorizes loans up to $2,625 per year for firstyear undergraduates, $3,500 for secondyear undergraduates, and $5,500 per year for undergraduates who have completed two years of undergraduate work. Graduate students may borrow up to $8,500 for a school year. The maximum an undergraduate student may borrow is $23,000 which is included in the $65,500 maximum for graduate students. Under this program a student must financially qualify for the loan which is borrowed from a bank or other financial institution. The loan has a variable interest rate with a 8.25 percent cap.

Repayment of principal and interest ordinarily begins six months after the student leaves school or ceases to be at least a halftime student. The amount of the monthly payments will be based on the total amount borrowed.

Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loans for MiddleIncome Borrowers

The Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loan has the same loan limits, deferments, and interest rate as the Stafford Loan. However, the student does not have to be financially eligible for the loan and must either pay the interest while in school or have it capitalized for repayment with the loan principal. The total borrowed in regular Stafford and Unsubsidized Stafford Loans may not exceed the student's yearly maximum as shown above.

Federal PLUS Loans

Parents of students who do not qualify for the Federal Stafford Loan may borrow annually the amount of the student's cost of education minus other aid for each child who is enrolled at least halftime and is a dependent undergraduate student. PLUS is limited to parents who do not have an adverse credit history, and late payments on outstanding obligations are not to be considered as having adverse credit history. The interest rate is variable with a cap of nine percent, with the borrower beginning payment within sixty days of loan disbursement. All loan checks will be written as copayable to the parent and the educational institution.

Additional Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loan

Independent students may borrow up to $4,000 per year for the first two years of undergraduate study and $5,000 per year thereafter with an undergraduate maximum of $23,000. Graduate students may borrow up to $10,000 per year with a combined undergraduate and graduate total of $73,000. Borrowers do not have to show need but do have to apply for financial aid and may have to undergo a credit analysis. The interest rate is variable with a cap of 8.25 percent. Interest must be paid beginning sixty days after disbursement of the loan unless the lender agrees to defer it.

Mr. Tommy Memorial Student Loan Fund

Arkansas Tech has a special loan fund known as the "Mr. Tommy Memorial Student Loan Fund." This fund was established by Arkansas Tech alumni as a memorial to the late E.S. Tomlinson, for many years head of the biology department. Supplementing lesser contributions by hundreds of former students is the Margaret McFadden Lykes, Jr., contribution. Loans from this fund are limited in amount and intended primarily for emergency aid to students. One semester of successful residence is required of all students applying for these loans. Information relative to this fund may be obtained from the Student Services Office.

Dr. James I. Balch Student Loan Fund

An interestfree loan to be repaid in installments of twenty percent, forty percent, and forty percent at nine, eighteen, and thirtysix month intervals. A student must be a junior or senior with a 3.0 cumulative grade point average, must demonstrate financial need, and must file a separate loan application which is available through the Financial Aid Office.

Arkansas Elks Educational Loan Fund

A loan program for Arkansas students in their junior and senior years. The maximum yearly loan is $1,500. Interest is charged on loans at the rate of eight percent from the date the student graduates or leaves school. Applications may be obtained from Geo Mace, 807 Olive Street, Jonesboro, Arkansas 72401.

Other Sources of Assistance

Arkansas Department of Higher Education Programs

The programs listed below are awarded and administered by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education. Further information and applications may be obtained by writing to: Arkansas Department of Higher Education, 114 East Capitol, Little Rock, AR 72201, or by calling (479) 3712000, or 1-800-547-8839.

Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship Program

A college scholarship plan to promote academic achievement and encourage academically prepared Arkansas high school graduates to enroll in the state's colleges and universities. The scholarship provides $2,500 annually and is renewable for up to three more years provided the student meets the continuing eligibility standards established by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education. This scholarship will not displace any other state grants or scholarships unless required by state or federal regulations. Names of recipients may be released to the news media to recognize the accomplishments of the recipients.

Award is made based on the applicant meeting minimum standards with regard to the ACT composite score, grade point average (GPA) in the pre collegiate core curriculum defined by the State Board of Higher Education, and financial need.

Arkansas Student Assistance Grant Program

A program which provides grants to aid undergraduate students in need of financial assistance. The amount varies depending on available funding.

Emergency Secondary Education Loan Program

A loan program administered by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education. An applicant must be an Arkansas resident; U.S. citizen or permanent resident; foreign language, mathematics, special education, or science major; enrolled as a full-time student in an approved institution; and plan to teach in an approved shortage area in an Arkansas secondary school for at least five years. Loan recipients who teach full-time in a secondary school in Arkansas following certification in a discipline listed above shall, upon annual certification by an appropriate school official, have onefifth (1/5) of the total loan and related interest forgiven for each year employed in such capacity to a maximum of five years when the total loan and accumulated interest will be forgiven. Applications should be submitted prior to April 1.

Governor's Scholars Program

The Governor's Scholars Program provides $4,000 merit grants each year to one hundred of Arkansas' academically superior high school graduates in order to assist them in their undergraduate studies at approved colleges or universities in Arkansas. The scholarship is renewable for up to three additional years provided the student meets the continuing eligibility standards. Applications should be submitted prior to March 1.

Governor's Distinguished Scholars

The Governor's Distinguished Scholars Program provides a tuition, mandatory fees, and room and board not to exceed $10,000 per year to students who achieve 32 or above on the ACT or 1410 on the SAT or are a National Merit Finalist attending an approved Arkansas public or private college or university. The scholarship is renewable for up to three additional years provided the student meets the continuing eligibility standards.

Law Enforcement Officer's Dependents Scholarship

Dependents of Arkansas law enforcement officers who have been fatally injured or permanently and totally disabled in the line of duty may be entitled to an eightsemester scholarship. The scholarship may cover expenses for tuition, fees, and room, exclusive of books, food, school supplies, materials, and dues or fees for extracurricular activities, at any statesupported college or university.

MIA/KIA Dependent's Scholarship

The MIA/KIA Program may cover expenses for tuition, fees, and room, exclusive of books, food, school supplies, materials, and dues or fees for extracurricular activities, at any statesupported college or university for dependents of Arkansas citizens serving in the Armed Forces of the United States who are prisoners of war, missing in action, or were killed in action.

Freshman/Sophomore Minority Grant Program

This program provides an annual award of $1,000 to full-time minority freshmen or sophomore students who are interested in teacher education as a major. Interested students should contact the Tech School of Education

Minority Teachers Scholarship

This program loans up to $5,000 per year for junior level minority students who are enrolled full-time in a teacher education program and are interested in teaching at the elementary or high school level. After graduation, recipients are required to teach full-time in a public school in Arkansas for 5 years to receive full forgiveness of the loan. Applications should be submitted prior to June 1.

Over 60 Tuition Waver

Students who are sixty or older may have tuition and fees waived upon completion of certification of eligibility. Students must notify the Financial Aid Office each semester of the number of enrolled hours which need to be waived. Applications are available in the Financial Aid Office.

Arkansas Technical Careers Student Loan Forgiveness Program

The Arkansas Technical Careers Student Loan Forgiveness Program was created by Act 652 of 1999. The program is designed to assist and encourage people to enter and complete programs qualifying them to fill the demands for employees in various technical occupations. Student loans may be forgiven up to $2,500 per year for a maximum of four years. High demand career fields are determined annually by the State Board of Workforce Education and Career Opportunities. Further information may be obtained from the Department of Workforce Education at (479) 682-1500 or by visiting their web site at <http://www.work-ed.state.ar.us>.

Workforce Investment Act

The Workforce Investment Act is a federal program which provides financial assistance to individuals in need. The program's primary targets are individuals with barriers to employment and dislocated workers. Candidates who meet eligibility requirements will receive tuition and book scholarships for two years to complete an associate degree at Arkansas Tech University. WIA is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Requests for information about eligibility may be made through the WIA office,103 N. Rochester, Russellville, AR 72801; telephone 9684919; TDD/ARS: 1-800-285-1131.

Information concerning the programs of study available to WIA-eligible candidates may be obtained from the Arkansas Tech WIA Office, Doc Bryan Student Services Center, Office 211, Russellville, AR 72801; telephone 498-6056.

Vocational Rehabilitation Assistance

Persons who have substantial handicap to employment as a result of a permanent disability may receive, at no cost to themselves, vocational counseling and some financial assistance toward the cost of their college training when the vocational objective of the disabled person is approved by the Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor. These services are available through the Division of Rehabilitation Services, 1401 Brookwood Drive, Little Rock, Arkansas 72203. Application for assistance or request for information about the program may be made to that address or to a local rehabilitation counselor.

Veterans Benefits

Arkansas Tech University is approved by the State Approving Agency for Veterans as a school (college, university, etc.) whereby veterans and dependents of deceased or disabled veterans may obtain subsistence while working toward a degree. Eligible students should contact the Office of the Registrar to obtain information regarding school attendance under the following program: Title 38, Chapter 30, Montgomery GI Bill for Veterans; Title 38, Chapter 32, Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP); Title 38, Chapter 35, Survivors and Dependents Education; and Title 10, Chapter 106, Montgomery GI Bill for Selective Reserves.

All students must be working toward a degree and should follow the curriculum outline for their objectives, since only specific courses may be applied toward VA certification and graduation. Veterans may be given placement credit for prior military training. The Office of the Registrar is available to assist students concerning VA benefits. The Office of the Registrar is located in the Doc Bryan Student Services Center, Office 153.

Enrollment certification will not be sent to the Department of Veteran's Affairs until transcripts are on file and the person applying for veteran's benefits has been admitted to the University.

Activities and Organizations

Arkansas Tech University is exceptionally rich in the number of activities and organizations offered to its students. There are few members of the student body who do not take part in one or more of these activities.

Activities, except the alluniversity events sponsored by the Student Activities Board and Intramural & Recreational Sports, revolve around a large number of active student organizations which link together students with kindred tastes and interests.

The purpose and operation of the student organizations may be found in the current Arkansas Tech University Student Handbook.
Governmental

Interfraternity Council

Residence Hall Association

Panhellenic Council

Student Government Association

Honorary Professional

Beta Beta Beta

Pi Kappa Delta

Honor Society for Nursing

Rho Phi Lambda

Kappa Kappa Psi

Sigma Alpha Iota

Phi Alpha Theta

Sigma Tau Delta

Phi Beta Lambda

Tau Beta Sigma

Pi Mu Alpha Sinfonia

Honorary Service

Alpha Phi Omega

Student National Education Association

Phi Eta Sigma

Religious

Baptist Collegiate Ministry

Lutheran Student Fellowship

Catholic Student Ministry

Missionary Baptist Student Fellowship

Chi Alpha

Oasis Campus Ministry

Church of Christ Student Center

United Campus Ministries

Latter Day Saints Student Association

Wesley Foundation

Social

Alpha Gamma Sigma

Phi Lambda Chi

Delta Zeta

Zeta Tau Alpha

Sigma Phi Epsilon

Xi Sigma Tau

Lambda Chi Alpha

Special Interest

Arkansas Tech University Solar Racers

Hospitality Society

Accounting Club

International Emergency Management

Student Association

Agri Club

Alpha Kappa Lambda

Lions Club

Association for Cultural Interaction

Math Club

BACCHUS

Medical Assistant Club

Behavioral Science Association and Advocates

for Students with Disabilities

Non-Traditional Students Organization

National Communication Association

BiGALA

Physics Club

Biological Society

Pre-Med Club

Buddhist and Taoist Society

ROTC

Chemistry Club

Recreation and Parks Club

Chess Club

Rotaract Club

College Republicans

Soccer Club

Computer and Information Science Club

Spanish Club

Engineering Society

Student Activities Board

Fisheries and Wildlife Club

Student Health Information Management

Geology Club

(Arkansas Tech Geological Society)

Student Nursing Association

Tech Sweethearts

Health and Physical Education

Wellness Science Club

Theatre Guild

United Voices

History, International Relations, Political Science

and Pre-Law Club

Visual Arts Association

Young Democrats

University Recognized Groups

Brass Choir

Marching Band

Chamber Choir

Orchestra

Cheerleaders

Student Ambassadors

Choir

Student Publications

Concert Band

Arka-Tech (newspaper)

Concert Chorale

Agricola (yearbook)

Golden Girls Drill Team

Symphonic Band

Jazz Band



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