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Housing

Single students under 21, and with under 60 hours of college work completed, are required as space permits, to live on campus in University-owned 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 Office of Residential Life. For the purpose of health, safety, privacy and for the normal operation of the residence halls, residents must be 18 years of age or older by October 1 of the year under contract.

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 offers twelve residence halls for our students. Eighty-four apartments are available for upper-division students. The residence halls are air-conditioned and are constructed to accommodate two students per room (Campus Court, Stadium Suites, Nutt Hall, and Wilson Hall have some designed single rooms available). All rooms are equipped with cable television service as well as internet services. Laundry facilities are located in all residence halls with the exception of Stadium Suites. The Office of Residence Life also manages two smaller facilities for members of the Arkansas Tech University sororities.

Baswell Hall

Baswell is our newest addition to the Tech Campus, and provides the entrance to Tech’s newly renovated football stadium. Baswell offers housing for both males and females in a suite style arrangement with two rooms sharing bathroom facilities. The unique design of Baswell Hall provides four spacious lounges on the second through fifth floors for our students to study, relax and socialize.

Brown Hall

Brown Hall is an all-male residence hall located on the west edge of campus between Tucker and Turner Halls. It houses approximately 150 students. 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. Students desire to live in Brown Hall because of its strong community. Brown Hall was renovated during the Summer of 2003.

Campus Court

Campus Court, located less than a mile north of the center of campus, is a co-ed residence hall providing students with private bathrooms in each double room, similar in style to Paine Hall. This facility provides added security for our residents through electronic gates, manned 24 hours a day by campus security. Special parking on campus is provided for our residents choosing to reside in Campus Court.

Caraway Hall

Caraway Hall is located on the southeast side of campus nestled between Tomlinson Hall and the Alumni House. It currently houses approximately 100 women, 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 alumni. Two spacious lounges, one on the first floor and one on the fourth floor, give Caraway a great feeling of community and camaraderie with the hall. Caraway Hall is on the National Registry of Historical Buildings. The rest rooms in Caraway Hall were renovated during the summer of 2005.

Critz/Hughes Complex

This complex, opening in the Fall of 2009, is actually two residence halls, Critz Hall and Hughes Hall. Both facilities were built prior to 1960 and in the past few years have been used by the university to serve a variety of functions. Recently renovated, these buildings now serve to provide community style living for approximately 150 of our residents.

Jones Hall

Jones Hall is situated on the north side of campus. Jones houses approximately 210 students and provides a suite-style living arrangement in which two rooms share a common bathroom. As our largest all-female facility on campus, the ladies of Jones Hall have a strong sense of identity and many of them choose to stay in Jones Hall for their entire years at Tech!

Nutt Hall

Nutt Hall opened its doors to students for the first time in the fall of 2002. It is a five story co-ed hall for 338 residents. Arranged in a variety of suite styles, Nutt has both double rooms as well as single rooms. Students in Nutt Hall enjoy the common living areas available on each of the ten wings in the hall. Single Rooms in Nutt are typically occupied by upperclass students.

Paine Hall

Paine Hall was closed in the mid 1990s for renovation and was reopened for operation in the fall of 2001. Paine provides space for 216 students, and serves as a co-ed hall offering a unique living environment on campus. Located on the northwest edge of campus, Paine Hall has private bathrooms for each double room. Students who choose this hall appreciate this opportunity for increased privacy.

Roush Hall

Roush Hall is located on the north side of the campus, next to the Doc Bryan Student Services Center. Roush provides a suite-style living arrangement for approximately 100 men in which two rooms share a common bathroom. Students desire this hall because of the close brotherly community and because of its convenient location. Roush has three lounges available for students to study, play games and socialize.

Stadium Suites

Stadium Suites are located on the most southern part of campus directly across from the south goal post of Buerkle Field. This facility consists of 11 units housing 4 students in two singles and one double room, sharing a living room space. Priority for this unique living arrangement is given to upperclass students.

Turner Hall

Turner Hall is a three-story traditional co-ed residence hall offering living opportunities for nearly 200 Tech students. It is not uncommon to walk into Turner Hall and be greeted by students socializing in the entryway or playing pool in the first floor lounge. Similar in design to Brown Hall, the rooms in Turner Hall are located off of central hallways, as are the bathroom and shower facilities.

Wilson Hall

Wilson Hall is one of the oldest facilities on the Tech Campus and until this past year served the Tech Community as a classroom and Faculty Office building. Renovated during the past few months, Wilson Hall has been re-introduced to the campus once again as a residence hall, this time as a co-ed facility for over 150 residents. Wilson Hall offers both single and double rooms for our residents all located off of long hallways with community bathrooms and shower facilities.

University Commons Apartments

Five units with four-bedroom and two units with 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, game tables, the apartment staff office, and a full service kitchen.

University Bookstore

The Arkansas Tech University Bookstore is located in the Young Building. Textbooks, study guides, school supplies, computer software, caps and gowns for graduation, in addition to other items may be purchased.

A full refund will be given on new or used textbooks until the end of the 5th class day. The following conditions will apply:

1. You need your cash register receipt and Tech I.D.

2. Your new textbooks must be returned in brand new condition with no bent corners or water damage.

3. Wrapped or boxed textbooks must be unopened.

Textbook Refund Policy

An extended period for refunds is available to students who drop a class or withdraw from school. Specific dates will be posted each semester. Students must have a withdrawal slip and receipt. Returns are not allowed on study guides, workbooks, cliffnotes, wrapped or boxed merchandise that is opened, etc. The manager reserves the right to make the decision on the condition or salability of the merchandise.

Buy Back Policy

Students may sell their textbooks for cash at the bookstore during examination week. Fifty percent of the new price will be paid to the student if the bookstore has received a request from the instructor stating the textbook will be used the following semester, the textbook is in good condition (no water damaged books will be bought back), and the bookstore is not overstocked. Textbooks with a new edition pending may be bought back at less than 50 percent of new price. Current market value will be paid on current editions not used or needed for the following semester on campus. A current Tech ID is required to sell books back. The bookstore does not guarantee the buy back of any textbook at any time.

Additional information concerning the University Bookstore may be obtained by visiting their web site at http://bookstore.atu.edu, by calling (479) 968-0255, by faxing (479) 964-0861, or by e-mailing bvaughan@atu.edu.

Counseling Services

The Arkansas Tech University Counseling Services, 1605 Coliseum Drive, Doc Bryan Student Services 233, provides counseling, consultation, and outreach to the Arkansas Tech University community. The counseling staff is committed to promoting the educational mission of the University by working with the campus community to establish and maintain healthy and effective behavior patterns and lifestyles that enhance learning and personal development. The range of services provided includes personal counseling for students in individual, couples, or group sessions. The staff provides consultations to students, parents, staff, faculty, and administration. There is a small library of self-help books and videos, and a variety of informational brochures available. Presentations and outreach programming are scheduled throughout the year and are available upon request.

Services are provided Monday-Friday from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm* year round. This service is staffed by the Associate Dean for Student Development and a Student Development Specialist/Personal Counselor. For additional information please visit the Student Services Office in Doc Bryan 233 or call (479) 968-0239.

*For after-hours emergencies, an on-call Student Services staff member is available to assist students by calling Public Safety at (479) 968-0222.

Department of Public Safety

The Department of Public Safety is located on campus at 1511 N. Boulder Avenue. To report a crime or emergency call the Department of Public Safety at 479-968-0222 or 911. The Department of Public Safety maintains direct contact with the 911 communications center for all emergency services. It is the responsibility of the Department of Public Safety to investigate all reports of criminal activity and accidents that occur on campus. Also, you can visit the Department of Public Safety website for more information and services at http://dps.atu.edu.

Health and Wellness Center

Recognizing that optimum health is essential to effective learning, the University maintains a health services available to all students. The Health and Wellness Center, located in Dean Hall Room 126 (entrance on the north side of the building), provides confidential treatment of minor injuries and illnesses through a well-equipped facility and within the scope of practice of the two registered nurses who staff the center fulltime. The RNs make appropriate referrals to local health care providers when necessary.

The University assumes no financial responsibility for student care other than that provided by the Health and Wellness Center. Students are urged to carry their own health insurance and Tech cooperates with a number of other higher education 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 the policy at the beginning of any semester. Application forms are available at the Health and Wellness Center or online at:www.macori.com. All international students are required to purchase a medical insurance plan that satisfies the requirements of the Office of International and Multicultural Student Services.

In addition to clinical services, a wide range of health promotion and educational programs are provided in a variety of campus settings.

Patient hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Students are encouraged to make appointments but walk-ins are welcome. The Health and Wellness Center can be contacted by phone at 479-968-0329, email at hwc@atu.edu or by Web at www.atu.edu/hwc.

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 or online at: www.macori.com. All international students are required to purchase a medical insurance plan that satisfies the requirements of the Office of International and Multicultural 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 a disability 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 reasonable and without posing an undue hardship on the University.

Services arranged through the University’s Disabilities Director include consideration of classroom and building accessibility, planning for adequate travel time between classes, note-taking assistance, alternative testing, and similar types of accommodations. Per individual needs, students who may require academic support are encouraged to utilize the various departmental tutorial laboratories as well as the Student Service Tutoring Center.

Tech is subject to and endorses both the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The Disabilities Director serves as the coordinator for these federal programs. The Disabilities Director is located in the University Testing Center in Bryan Hall, Suite 103, and may be contacted by calling (479) 968-0302, (479) 968-0308 (TDD), (479) 968-0375 (FAX), or by e-mail at disabilities@atu.edu.

University Testing Center

The University Testing Center provides services which assist in the recruitment, retention, and graduation of students.

Testing services include providing registration information and materials and administering examinations such as the American College Test Assessment (ACT), Graduate Record Exam (GRE), Law School Admission Test (LSAT), Miller Analogies Test (MAT), Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT), Professional Assessments for Beginning Teachers (PRAXIS), and others. Test registration bulletins and preparatory materials are available for many of these exams on line. Tests that will allow an individual to earn college credit by attaining the qualifying score established by Arkansas Tech University include Advanced College Placement (AP), College Level Examination Program (CLEP), National League for Nursing (NLN) and Arkansas Tech examinations. Tests that require payment must be paid in advance at Student Accounts in Doc Bryan.

The Center is staffed with a director and one testing coordinator. Arkansas Tech University students may use these services for free (excluding tests). The University Testing Center is located in Suite 103 of Bryan Hall and may be reached via phone (479) 968-0302, fax (479) 968-0375 or e-mail: universitytesting@atu.edu. For additional information, students may visit the center’s web site at http://utds.atu.edu.

Norman Career Services

Norman Career Services 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 WonderLink via the Career Service website www.atu.edu/career/, including cover letters, resumes, campus recruiting schedules, information sessions, etc. The center hosts and maintains a computerized career interest inventory, called “Discover,” which may be accessed online. 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 WonderLink.

Norman Career Services hosts recruiters 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 visiting their web site at http://www.atu.edu/career/, by calling (479) 968-0278, or writing to ATU, Norman Career Services, Doc Bryan Student Services Center, Suite 211, Russellville, AR, 72801.

Student Exchange Opportunity - 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 and fees (students are exempt from Komazawa tuition) as well as transportation and living expenses. More information may be obtained from the Office of International and Multicultural Student Services, Tomlinson Room 029 phone (479-964-0832) or the College of Arts and Humanities, Witherspoon 240, phone (479-968-0274).

International and Multicultural Student Services

The International and Multicultural Student Services Office provides support services designed to enrich the college experience for multicultural and international students. The office actively recruits multicultural and international students to increase the diversity of the Tech campus, provide the opportunity for cultural exchange, and aid in helping all Tech students develop an appreciation for cultural differences.

The office offers a wide range of services for international students, including orientation, immigration updates, cross-cultural programming, and other support services necessary to ease the transition of international students into the U.S. culture. American college students play a vital role in this process by volunteering to serve as mentors to new international students through the Global Connect program.

Several established organizations receive support from the International and Multicultural Student Services Office, including the Black Student Association, the Chinese Student Association, the Hispanic Student Association, the Indian Student Association, the Association for Cultural Interaction, and the Japanese Student Association.

Working together, programs are developed and sponsored throughout the year to educate faculty, staff and students regarding international and multicultural heritage.

Additional information may be obtained by calling (479) 964-0832, faxing (479) 880-2039, or writing to the Director of International and Multicultural Student Services, Tomlinson Room 29, Arkansas Tech University, Russellville, Arkansas 72801, U.S.A.

English Language Institute

The mission of the ATU English Language Institute (ELI) is to provide classes that assist international students in developing the English language skills necessary to successfully pursue academic work in a United States college or university, and to assist in their adjustment to a different culture. The ELI accomplishes the mission by delivering non-credit English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction for international students, and by providing those students with activities that increase the awareness and understanding of American culture. The ELI is an integral part of the Office of International and Multicultural Student Services. Additional information may be obtained by calling (479) 964-0832, faxing (479) 880-2039, or writing to the Director of International and Multicultural Student Services, Tomlinson Room 029, 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. The University does not participate in individual financial aid agreements with other institutions. 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 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 up to $1,500 purchased no earlier than four months prior to enrollment will be added to the student’s cost of attendance budget upon the student’s submission of an itemized paid-in-full receipt. 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 Tech sponsored study-abroad programs approved for academic credit, child care costs, 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 may contain a combination of state, institutional, private and federal funds, including Veteran’s benefits, that exceeds the cost of attendance at the 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. In absence of direction from a private donor, private funds will be credited to the first semester attended unless they cause an over-award for the semester. In these cases, the scholarship will be divided equally between the current and following semester. For more information on the scholarship stacking policy, contact the Financial Aid Office: (479) 968-0399.

Institutional Stacking
Policy

Under Arkansas law, ACT 323, other financial aid received may reduce the value of the academic award. The maximum allowance for institutional scholarships will be limited so that the total award, including Federal grants and state awarded funds, does not exceed the actual billed cost for tuition, academic fees, room and board, plus a stipend up to $700.

Academic Scholarship Requirements

Academic scholarships will be awarded on a priority basis; therefore, students should make application at an early date since only a limited number of these scholarships are available. The priority deadline is February 15. 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 and the Institutional Stacking Policy. Receipt, continued receipt, or renewal of all academic scholarships is contingent upon the student honoring the Arkansas Tech University Student Code of Conduct.

Main campus scholarship awards will only pay for main campus coursework and must be used the fall semester following high school graduation. Scholarship recipients must live in a residence hall or receive an exemption to the residency requirements from the Residential Life Office in accordance with established University policy. Recipients are responsible for making on-campus housing arrangements. Students who live in Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas are considered in-state for tuition purposes and are eligible to apply for in-state academic scholarships. Original ACT reports should not be altered. Superscores or recalculated ACT scores, using subset scores from multiple exams, will not be accepted.

All scholarship applicants must be admitted to the University with a Federal Financial Aid Application (FAFSA) on file before a scholarship will be authorized. All additional information requested by the Financial Aid Office must be submitted by December 1 in order to meet the aid application requirements for second semester renewal. For all subsequent semesters, the FAFSA must be completed by August 1.

Scholarships can be deferred for up to one year upon Scholarship Committee approval. A deferment must be requested in writing prior to the semester of the scholarship award.

Students, who received scholarship awards prior to fall 2010, see the undergraduate catalog printed for the year of entry for renewal requirements.  Transfer credit, CLEP, AP, IB, summer courses, or concurrent enrollment credit cannot be used to qualify for scholarship renewal. To remain in compliance with Act 323 of 2009, the University reserves the right to cancel or modify any scholarship funded by the institution at any time.

To remain in compliance with Act 323 of 2009, the University reserves the right to cancel or modify any scholarship funded by the institution at any time.

University Honors Scholarship

University Honors participants receive a maximum award of $5300 per semester for up to eight semesters or until the completion of an undergraduate degree, whichever comes first.  Students who score a 28-36 ACT and have a 3.50 cumulative high school GPA are encouraged to apply. All University Honors scholarship recipients must participate in University Honors curriculum requirements, in the sophomore service requirement, and attend all Honors functions. Scholarship recipients must complete a minimum of 15 hours per semester with a 3.25 semester GPA to be eligible for the scholarship for the following semester. For additional information on the University Honors scholarship, contact Dr. Jan Jenkins, Director of Honors, at (479) 968-0456

Distinguished Scholars

Distinguished Scholars receive a maximum award of $4500 per semester for up to eight semesters or until the completion of an undergraduate degree, whichever comes first.  Incoming freshmen who score 26-36 ACT composite and 3.25 cumulative high school GPA are encouraged to apply.  Scholarship recipients 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 semester GPA to be eligible for the scholarship for the following semester. Recipients 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 semester GPA to be eligible for the scholarship for the sophomore year. Transfer credit, CLEP, AP, IB, summer courses, or concurrent enrollment credit cannot be used to qualify for scholarship renewal. Renewal for subsequent semesters requires a 3.25 semester GPA on a minimum of 15 hours.

This scholarship must be used the fall semester following high school graduation.

Second Century Scholars

Second Century Scholars receive a maximum award of $2,550 per semester for up to eight semesters or until the completion of an undergraduate degree, whichever comes first.  Incoming freshmen who score 24-25 ACT composite and 3.25 cumulative high school GPA are encouraged to apply.  Scholarship recipients 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 semester GPA to be eligible for the scholarship for the following semester. Recipients 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 semester GPA to be eligible for the scholarship for the sophomore year. Renewal for subsequent semesters requires a 3.25 semester GPA on a minimum of 15 hours. . 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.

Collegiate Scholars

Collegiate Scholars receive a maximum award of $500 per semester for up to four semesters.  Incoming freshmen who score 21-23 ACT composite and 3.25 cumulative high school GPA are encouraged to apply.  Scholarship recipients 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 semester GPA to be eligible for the scholarship for the following semester. Recipients 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 semester GPA to be eligible for the scholarship for the sophomore year. Renewal for subsequent semesters requires a 3.25 semester GPA on a minimum of 15 hours. 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.

Academic Excellence Scholars

Academic Excellence Scholars receive a maximum award of $2,550 per semester for up to eight semesters or until the completion of an undergraduate degree, whichever comes first.   Incoming freshmen, who are designated as valedictorian or salutatorian in his or her high school graduating class, are encouraged to apply.  Scholarship recipients 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 semester GPA to be eligible for the scholarship for the following semester. Recipients 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 semester GPA to be eligible for the scholarship for the sophomore year. Renewal for subsequent semesters requires a 3.25 semester GPA on a minimum of 15 hours. 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 be designated as valedictorian or salutatorian in his/her high school graduating class. This scholarship award varies based on the level of the student’s ACT score. Scholarship recipients 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 semester GPA to be eligible for the scholarship for the following semester. Recipients 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 semester GPA to be eligible for the scholarship for the sophomore year. Renewal for subsequent semesters requires a 3.25 semester GPA on a minimum of 15 hours. 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.

Tech Transfer Scholarship

The award amount varies for this competitive scholarship. Students who have completed 30 or more transferable, for-credit hours at an accredited college or university with a minimum 3.25 transfer GPA should apply. Students who receive transfer scholarships are required to enroll in and complete 15 or more hours with a 3.25 semester GPA for renewal of up to three subsequent semesters. Transfer scholarships must be used on the main campus in Russellville.

Phi Theta Kappa

Two scholarships for up to $2,550 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 semester GPA for renewal of up to three subsequent semesters.

Presidential Honors Transfer Scholarship

This scholarship allows any Arkansas two-year college president/chancellor the opportunity to name one student each fall for a transfer scholarship awarded up to $2,550 per semester. A student must enroll in and complete 15 or more hours with a 3.25 semester GPA for renewal of up to three subsequent semesters. Interested students should check with their current two-year school’s Financial Aid Office or President’s/Chancellor’s office for further details.

Academic All-Star Scholarship

Transfer students who are selected as Academic All-Stars by their two-year institution are eligible to apply for this scholarship. This scholarship is awarded up to $2,550 per semester. A student must enroll in and complete 15 or more hours with a 3.25 semester GPA for renewal of up to three subsequent semesters. Priority consideration will be given to the first ten students who apply.

Departmental Fellowships

A limited number of undergraduate fellowships are awarded yearly to students who show special aptitude in English, forensics, hospitality administration, sports information, theatre, or university recruitment. Students who receive a fellowship must be enrolled full time and cannot be on academic or disciplinary probation. The students are assigned to special projects in their intended profession for which they receive credit on their account.

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 colleges of the University are open to a limited number of outstanding advanced students. These service fellowships are awarded at the discretion of college 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.

Athletic Scholarship

The maximum number and maximum value of such scholarships will be determined by the constitution and by-laws of the NCAA Gulf South Conference. Applicants should contact the Arkansas Tech University Athletic Director at 479-968-0245.

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

Arkansas Tech University Foundation Scholarships will be awarded if funds are sufficient. To be considered for an Arkansas Tech University Foundation scholarship where need is a determining factor, a Federal Financial Aid Application (www.fafsa.com) must be on file in the Financial Aid Office. Federal regulations do not permit students to receive financial aid in excess of their cost of attendance. For complete details regarding scholarship stacking regulations, contact the Financial Aid Office.

Students who receive privately funded scholarships will be responsible for writing thank you notes. Expressing appreciation to donors for their interest in and support of higher education is an important part of receiving a scholarship.

The Arkansas Tech University Foundation reserves the right to amend scholarship requirements and criteria.

FOUNDATION GENERAL SCHOLARSHIPS

The student is responsible for submitting the Foundation General Scholarship Application and all documentation listed in the scholarship criteria to the Office of Development. The application and all required documentation must be received by March 15 (i.e., applicant letter, reference letters, etc.). Only one application and documentation is required for multiple Foundation General Scholarships. The applicant will be considered for all scholarships through the Office of Development where all the criteria requirements have been fulfilled. Application is available for printing at www.atu.edu/givetotech.

Documentation must include:

  • A letter from the applicant explaining the need for the scholarship, special family circumstances, and career goals.
  • Three letters of recommendation from an Arkansas Tech faculty member, high school counselor or principal and a letter from your pastor, employer, or someone familiar with your work ethics and family situation.

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 out-of-state 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 pursuing 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.

Heartsill and Polly Bartlett Scholarship

Preference will be given to a student who is a traditional, incoming freshman from Pope or Yell County, Arkansas, has a cumulative grade point average from high school of 2.0 or higher, has demonstrated financial need and is planning to attend Arkansas Tech University full-time. To be considered for this scholarship, applicants must submit a letter of application and a letter of recommendation from their high school counselor in addition to a completed scholarship application. This scholarship may be renewable at the discretion of Arkansas Tech University if the recipient is making acceptable academic progress. Scholarships will be awarded each year that funds are sufficient.

Janet Beck Memorial Scholarship

This memorial scholarship has been established by the parents and friends of Janet Beck in honor of her many accomplishments. Awards will be made each year that funds are sufficient with the initial recipient being a graduating senior from Nemo Vista High School. In addition, a second recipient will be chosen on an alternating basis from either Sacred Heart or Wonderview High School. In the event that no applicant meets the specified criteria in a given year, this scholarship may go un-awarded for that year. Two letters of recommendation from high school teachers and/or counselors should accompany the scholarship application.

Dr. Robert Autry Brooks Scholarship

Through the generosity of Dr. Robert Autry Brooks, scholarships will be granted each fall semester that funds are sufficient. Preference will be given to a traditional incoming freshman who is an Arkansas resident majoring in one of the Arts or Sciences (including, but not limited to English, Literature, Mathematics, and Chemistry). The recipient must have a high school cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher, maintain full-time student status and have demonstrated financial need. The scholarship may be renewable with the original recipient for three additional years if the recipient continues to remain in good academic standing and making academic progress, enroll in and successfully complete a full-time academic class load per semester.

B. J. Burton Memorial Scholarship

Scholarships and awards will be granted each fall that funds are sufficient. The recipient must be a member of the Arkansas Tech Softball Team, with full-time student status, sophomore level or higher, and have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher. Demonstrate financial need. The scholarship may be renewed for the spring semester provided the recipient continues to meet the scholarship criteria and funds are sufficient. Scholarship recipients from one year will be eligible to reapply for subsequent years.

Markey Butterworth Scholarship

An endowed scholarship in memory of Markey Butterworth is given annually to an out-of-state student majoring in Fisheries and Wildlife Biology.

Harry T. Casner Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded each fall that funds are sufficient with preference being given to an incoming freshman who plans to major in Mathematics, is an Arkansas resident, has demonstrated financial need, has earned a high school cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher, submits a letter of recommendation and an applicant letter with the scholarship application. In addition, the scholarship may be renewable if the recipient enrolls in and successfully completes a full-time academic load of 15 hours per semester and maintains a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher.

Judge J. E. Chambers Scholarship

Proceeds from an endowment by the family of the late Judge John E. Chambers provide scholarships for outstanding applicants from Danville, Western Yell County or Dardanelle high schools. Academic promise and service to school and community will be heavily considered in determining the recipient. Submit application with two supporting letters of recommendation.

Ms. Baiyan Chen Memorial Scholarship

Dr. Qing Zeng has established a scholarship in memory of her mother, Ms. Baiyan Chen (陈白燕女士, January 3, 1918—September 28, 2009), who was a high school teacher of language and literature in China.  A scholarship will be awarded each fall based on the following criteria:  preference will be given to a female student, junior or senior status, full-time student with preference given to a student seeking a degree within the Department of Behavioral Sciences, cumulative grade point average of 2.5, and must demonstrate financial need.

John Clement/First State Bank Scholarship Fund

Established by the First State Bank, this scholarship honors John Clement for his many years of service to the River Valley community.  Scholarship applicants must be entering freshmen who graduated from Ola or Plainview-Rover, 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.

Connie V., Loretta M., & Elora C. Coker Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded each year that funds are sufficient. Preference will be given to an incoming freshman, graduating from Two Rivers School District in Arkansas, enrolled in 15 semester credit hours or more, and demonstrating financial need. This scholarship may be renewed for the freshman spring semester if the recipient continues to enroll in 15 credit hours and maintains a cumulative 2.0 grade point average or higher. If the recipient meets the scholarship renewal requirements of the freshman year, the scholarship may be renewed for an additional six consecutive semesters provided the recipient enrolls in and successfully completes 15 credit hours each semester and maintains a cumulative 2.5 grade point average or higher.

J. Louis and Florence C. Cooper Scholarship

This scholarship was established by educators J. Louis and Florence C. Cooper for needy and deserving individuals with priority being given to students in teacher education. To be eligible for this award, the student must have reached the junior or senior level, have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher, demonstrated financial need and enroll in and successfully complete a minimum of 15 credit hours per semester.

DeHaven Family Annual Scholarship

Awards will be made each year to recipient(s) who are concurrently enrolled in high school in Pope or Yell County and in undergraduate class at Arkansas Tech University, have demonstrated financial need and academic ability, and have the written recommendation of their high school counselor.

Denton-Wainright Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Cheryl Denton in memory of Dr. John Wainright and Joan Wainright in recognition of the difference they made in the lives of Tech students through their support and guidance. Joan Wainright was on the music faculty from 1955 to 1982. Dr. John Wainright, at Tech from 1952-1981, was on the faculty in music and education. He was named Dean of Education in 1970 and served in that capacity until 1981. Scholarships and awards will be granted each fall that funds are sufficient in accordance with the following criteria: The recipient must be a junior or senior majoring in music education with the intent to teach elementary music or education: preference order (1) music education-keyboard instrumental (2) music education-keyboard vocal (3) music education-vocal (4) English education or (5) education. In addition the recipient must maintain full-time student status, and have demonstrated financial need. The scholarship may be renewed for the spring semester provided the recipient continues to meet the scholarship criteria and funds are sufficient. Scholarship recipients from one year will be eligible to reapply for subsequent years.

Nona Dirksmeyer Memorial Scholarship

Awards will be granted each fall that funds are sufficient to a full-time student who majors in Music, is in good academic standing, and is enrolled in a minimum of 15 semester credit hours. The scholarship may be renewed for the spring semester provided the recipient continues to meet the scholarship criteria and funds are sufficient. Scholarship recipients from one year will be eligible to reapply for subsequent years.

Bill Preston Donnell 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 scholarship will be awarded each fall term to an entering freshman or current student who is majoring in art. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate financial need, who are residents of Yell County, and/or who plan to study emphasis in graphic design.

T. A. Dulaney Memorial Scholarship

Awards will be granted annually if funds are sufficient. Recipients will be chosen based on the following criteria: a junior or senior student who has declared a major in history or political sciences, demonstrated financial need, and enrolled in a semester course load of 15 hours or more. Preference will be given to a student who plans to teach. The recipient may re-apply for the scholarship.

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’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.

Feltner Kirkpatrick Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded each year that funds are sufficient to a student who is pursuing a course of study that has ties to the food service or hospitality industry, has a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher and has a minimum ACT score of 20 or higher.

First United Methodist Church Scholarship

An endowed 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. Students should be recommended by their home church pastor.

Nicki Goodlett Memorial Scholarship

A scholarship award will be made each year that funds are available. The student must meet the following criteria: be an Arkansas resident, full-time student, be of sophomore classification (30 credit hours) or higher, have a 2.0 cumulative GPA or higher, receiving no other scholarship. Applicants should submit a letter of application expressing need and goals, three letters of recommendation from a pastor, faculty member, or other who can articulate the applicant’s background, financial situation, and goal: and show performance that reflects an ability to successfully attain a college degree and demonstrates a significant trend toward academic improvement.

Don C. Guess 4-H Scholarship

An endowed scholarship awarded each year that funds are sufficient. Preference will be given to entering freshman who is an active member of 4-H in either Pope or Yell County, has exhibited at the Pope or Yell County Fair, has a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.75 or higher and is planning to pursue an Agriculture or Agriculture-Business degree.

Heard Scholarship

The Heard Scholarship established by John W. Heard will be awarded each fall semester that funds are available. The student must be an entering freshman graduating from Lamar High School with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. Enroll in and successfully complete 15 hours class load per semester. An applicant letter explaining need and goals and letters of recommendation from high school counselor and principal should accompany the scholarship application.

Jasper Vernon Howard Scholarship

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

E. E. Hudson Scholarship

The applicant must be majoring in biology and enrolled in 12 semester credit hours if a first semester freshman or 15 semester credit hours if a second semester freshman or higher classification. An ACT composite score of 25 or above for freshmen, or an Arkansas Tech cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher for sophomores, juniors, or seniors. The applicant must have leadership potential demonstrated by extracurricular academic activities. Financial need will be considered. Preference will be given to graduates of Arkansas high schools. This scholarship may be renewed for one additional semester after the initial semester award if the student makes satisfactory academic progress by successfully completing 12 semester hours (first semester freshman) or 15 semester hours (second semester freshman or higher classification) with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

International Relations Scholarship

Awards will be made each year that funds are sufficient to a sophomore, junior, or senior level student majoring in History/Political Science with a cumulative 3.0 or higher grade point average. Preference will be given to a veteran, current active duty military, National Guard, or member of the Reserve Armed Forces. The student must have completed at least 6 credit hours (with a “B” or better) from the following courses or completed 3 credit hours (with a “B” or better) and enrolled in 3 or more credit hours in the following International Relations or Foreign Policy courses: POLS 3013, POLS 3403, POLS 3413, POLS 4963 (with an international focus), POLS 4983 (with an international focus).

Vann Kerns Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded each year that funds are sufficient. Preference will be given to students pursuing a degree in physics, mathematics, or a pre-medical school course of study. To be considered for this award, students must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher, have demonstrated financial need and enroll in and successfully complete a minimum of fifteen hours each semester.

Charles and Carol Lee Ketcheside Scholarship

Scholarships will be granted each year that funds are sufficient to a full-time student who is in good academic standing and has demonstrated financial need.

Jack L. King Scholarship

This partial-tuition scholarship will be awarded each semester that funds are available. To be eligible for this scholarship the student must be a graduate of Western Yell County High School, have an ACT composite score of 19 or above and an ACT Math and Science score of 22 or above, have declared a major in Engineering, Math, Science or a related field at Arkansas Tech University.

Eupha Sue Knox Scholarship for Nursing

A scholarship will be awarded each semester that funds are sufficient to an upper division nursing student who is enrolled in a minimum of 15 credit hours. Preference will be given to Arkansas residents that have demonstrated financial need. Recipients may re-apply for further consideration in subsequent years.

Charles D. and Edna B. Labahn Scholarship

This tuition, fees, and book scholarship will be awarded each year that funds are sufficient. Applicants should be an incoming freshman who has graduated from an Arkansas High School with a “B” grade point average or higher. Applicants must have demonstrated financial need, have declared a major in Accounting, pre-med, or Recreation and Parks Administration, and be full-time student status. Submit two letters of recommendation from high school teachers and/or counselors with the application. This scholarship is renewable for up to seven consecutive semesters, provided the recipient continues to maintain a 2.5 or higher cumulative grade point average, maintains full-time student status, and specifically requests such renewal.

John Paul Leonard Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded each fall that funds are sufficient. Preference will be given to a female student who is from Russellville, Arkansas, has reached junior or senior status in her undergraduate career, has demonstrated financial need, has declared a major in and is planning to pursue a career in teaching children with special educational needs, maintains a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher, enrolls in and successfully completes a full-time academic class load. In addition, this scholarship is renewable for the spring if the recipient continues to meet the stated criteria.

M. E. Maxwell Scholarship

The scholarship will be awarded each year funds are sufficient to a student who has been a Pope County resident for a minimum of five years, has an ACT composite score of 21 or above, a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher, is a full-time student, and demonstrates financial need. Recipients may re-apply for subsequent years.

George C. McCarty Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is based on financial need of a male student. A scholarship award will be made each fall semester that funds are sufficient.

David Harlan McMillan Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded each year that funds are sufficient with preference given to an Arkansas resident at the junior or senior level who is majoring in electrical or mechanical engineering, has a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher and is enrolled in a 15 hour or more course load. The scholarship may be renewed for up to three consecutive semesters provided the recipient enrolls in and successfully completes a 15 hour course load each semester and maintains a cumulative 3.0 or higher grade point average.

P. K. Merrill Memorial Scholarship

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

Van & Marilyn Moores Scholarship

This partial-tuition general scholarship will be awarded annually. Most awards are made to incoming freshmen.

Bert and Annette Mullens Scholarship

This partial-tuition scholarship is awarded each year that funds are sufficient to an incoming freshman majoring in business. Preference is given to a Pope County resident. Award is based on GPA, financial need and test scores.

Earlene Mullins Nursing Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded each semester that funds are sufficient to an upper division nursing student who is enrolled in 15 credit hours or more, and has demonstrated financial need. Preference will be given to applicants who are single parents. Each award will be for one semester but recipients may re-apply for further consideration.

Harold and Jackie Neal Scholarship

A scholarship awarded each year that funds are sufficient to a deserving Arkansas Tech University student who demonstrates financial need and is making acceptable academic progress.

James E. and Martha S. Newton Engineering Scholarship

Scholarships will be granted each fall that funds are sufficient in accordance with the following criteria: the recipient must be a Pope County resident, junior or senior level student, major in engineering, be a full-time student enrolled in a minimum of 15 semester credit hours, and have a cumulative 3.0 or higher grade point average. Financial need will be considered. The scholarship may be renewed for the spring semester provided the recipient continues to meet the scholarship criteria and funds are sufficient. Scholarship recipients from one year will be eligible to reapply for subsequent years.

Anita Page Memorial Scholarship

The recipient of this scholarship must work a designated number of 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.

Greg A. Parks Memorial Scholarship

A partial tuition scholarship will be granted each semester that funds are available to a junior or senior level student majoring in psychology or pre-med (biology or chemistry). Applicants must be enrolled in 15 credit hours or more, have a minimum cumulative 3.0 grade point average, and demonstrate financial need. The initial recipient shall be eligible to retain the scholarship for up to three additional consecutive semesters provided he/she enrolls in and successfully completes 15 credit hours and maintains a cumulative 3.0 grade point average.

Glori Ann Perkins Scholarship

The awarding of this scholarship will alternate between art/art education and engineering majors, with the first award being made to a student majoring in art (preference) or art education. The applicant must be a junior level student, enrolled in 15 semester hours or more, maintain a cumulative 3.2 or higher grade point average, have demonstrated financial need, and be a student legally present in the United States. This scholarship may be renewed three additional consecutive semesters provided the recipient enrolls in and successfully completes a 15 hour course load each semester, maintains a cumulative 3.2 grade point average, and is on track to graduate by the end of the fourth semester.

The Phoenix Scholarship

A $250 scholarship award will be made each fall and spring that funds are available based on the following criteria: applicant must be an Arkansas resident (or at least considered a resident for purposes of tuition), a full-time student with a declared major, and of sophomore classification or higher with a 2.0 cumulative grade point average or higher at the time funds are dispersed. Recipient cannot be a transfer student, must have demonstrated financial need, and must be making academic progress as defined through the Office of Financial Aid. Applicant should submit one letter of recommendation from a faculty or staff member attesting to their dedication to succeed, and submit an essay that clearly demonstrates a significant obstacle or challenge the applicant has faced and how overcoming it has affected them. The essay should also reflect how the applicant plans to give back to the community. This scholarship is renewable for the spring semester as long as the recipient continues to meet the above criteria. After receiving the scholarship for one academic year (fall and spring), the recipient is not eligible to re-apply.

Pope County Cattlewomen’s Scholarship

A $500 one-semester scholarship will be granted each fall that funds are available. The recipient must be a Pope County resident, freshman or sophomore level student with GPA of 2.5 or higher, full-time student enrolled in 12 semester credit hours with a minimum of one course in the department of agriculture. Applicant must submit one educational and one personal letter of recommendation, and a letter of application that expresses the students need and goals, specifically career goals as they relate to agriculture. Preference will be given to students who themselves, their parents or grandparents are members of the Pope County Cattlemen’s Association (submit copy of receipt or letter, if applicable.) Demonstrate financial need.

Pope County Farm Bureau Scholarship

Two $500 scholarships will be awarded each fall semester that funds are available to Pope County students majoring in a degree program within the Department of Agriculture or Department of Nursing.  Preference will be given to students whose parents or grandparents are members of Pope County Farm Bureau.  Recipients will be full-time students, with sophomore classification or higher, and a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher.  The scholarship is renewable for the spring semester if the student maintains a 2.5 grade point average and successfully completes a 12 credit hour course load during the fall semester.  The recipient is eligible to reapply in subsequent years.

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. Applicants may contact the Jim Price Memorial Scholarship Fund Board of Directors at the Church of Christ Student Center in Russellville. Students should be recommended by their home congregation.

A.L. & Verneil Reed Scholarship Fund

Established through the generosity of Mr. and Mrs. Reed, this scholarship shall be awarded each year that funds are sufficient to an undergraduate student who meets the entry requirements of Arkansas Tech and can provide proof of an earned cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher as reflected on an official high school transcript. In addition, applicants must enroll as a full-time student, successfully maintain that full-time status and have demonstrated financial need.

Regions Bank Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded each year that funds are sufficient to a junior or senior level student majoring in a degree program within the College of Business, enrolled in a 15 credit hour or more course load, with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 and demonstrated financial need. This scholarship can be renewed for up to three consecutive semesters provided the recipient enrolls in and successfully completes a 15 credit hour course load each semester and maintains a 3.0 grade point average.

Reeves Ritchie Scholarship

An annual scholarship in the amount of $1,500 awarded to a senior majoring in electrical engineering Preference will be given to a student who plans to reside in Arkansas after graduation. Mr. Ritchie, now retired, was a long-time president of Arkansas Power & Light (now Entergy).

Davidson Roy Scholarship

Awarded each year that funds are sufficient, this scholarship will be awarded to students who have a proven record of academic achievement and demonstrated financial need.

Russellville Kiwanis Ark River Valley Arts Center Scholarship

Scholarships will be granted each year that funds are sufficient to full-time students who have graduated from high school in Pope or Yell County, Arkansas, have achieved sophomore status, are majoring in Fine Arts and maintains a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher. Recipients of this scholarship will be required to volunteer at least two hours per week at the Arkansas River Valley Arts Center for each semester that they receive this award. This scholarship is automatically renewable for an additional two years if the recipient maintains the required criteria.

Russellville Kiwanis Club Jack Holloway/Joe Ray Scholarship

This endowed scholarship has been established by the Russellville Kiwanis Club through the Arkansas Tech University Foundation for the purpose of providing scholarships for students attending Arkansas Tech University. This scholarship is in memory of Jack W. Holloway who was an active Kiwanian for over 30 years and a veteran of WW II. Joe Ray was from Havana and served in the Arkansas Senate. Scholarships will be granted each year that funds are sufficient with preference given to students who have graduated from high school in Perry, Yell, Newton or Pope County, have maintained a high school grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale and are planning to attend Arkansas Tech University on a full-time basis. Scholarships will be awarded for a period of one year. However, students may re-apply for subsequent years if they maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher at Arkansas Tech University.

Russellville Noon Lions Club Scholarship

A scholarship will be awarded to a local student who exhibits academic ability, leadership, and financial need.

Russellville Rotary Club Scholarship

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

Mary Teresa Shinn Scholarship

The scholarship is given in memory of Mary Teresa Shinn.

St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center Nursing Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded each semester that funds are sufficient. The recipient will be a junior or senior level student majoring in Nursing, enrolled in a minimum of 15 credit hours, with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, and must demonstrate financial need. Special consideration shall be given to students who are conversant in Spanish or taking Spanish courses and intend to stay in the Russellville area after graduation. The scholarship is renewable for up to three consecutive semesters as long as the student enrolls in and successfully completes course load of 15 credit hours and maintains a 3.0 or higher grade point average.

Kenneth and Janice Sutton Scholarship

Through the generosity of Kenneth and Janice Sutton, a scholarship has been established to assist students who are residents of Stone County, Arkansas.  The recipient will be an entering freshman, who is attending Arkansas Tech the fall immediately following high school graduation, have a high school cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher, have an ACT score of 21 or higher, be enrolled as a full-time student, and have a letter of recommendation from the high school guidance counselor or teacher.  The scholarship is renewable for the spring semester provided the student completed a full-time course load in the fall with a 2.5 grade point average and enrolls as a full-time student in the spring semester.

T-Smooth Scholarship Project

Through the generosity of T. J. Smith, a scholarship fund has been established through the Arkansas Tech University Foundation. An award will be made each fall that funds are available to a full-time student with a declared major in journalism. An entering freshman must have a 3.0 or higher grade point average and a 21 ACT score; a sophomore or higher classification must have a 2.75 cumulative college grade point average. The recipient must demonstrate financial need and must submit an essay that clearly details why journalism was chosen as a major and how the student plans to use the journalism degree. This scholarship is renewable for the spring semester as long as the recipient continues to meet the above criteria. The recipient is not eligible to re-apply for subsequent years.

Louise Berkeley Turner Scholarship

This partial-tuition scholarship will be awarded each fall semester that funds are available to a student majoring in math, science or a related field and may be renewed for one consecutive semester provided the recipient is making sufficient academic progress.

Mary Elizabeth Ragland Urton Memorial Scholarship

An award will be given each year that funds are sufficient 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.

Alfred and Martha Brownlee Vance Scholarship

An annual scholarship for an incoming freshman will be awarded each year funds are sufficient. Preference will be given to a Pope County resident.

Vance Family Scholarship

The annual scholarship will be awarded when funds are sufficient.

Jessie Rye Wade Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded each year that funds are sufficient to full-time students who exhibit academic progress and have demonstrated financial need. To be considered, applicants must submit a completed application along with a letter of recommendation from an Arkansas Tech University faculty member.

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.

Penny L. Wheeler Memorial Scholarship

A scholarship is awarded annually 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 to an incoming freshman annually.  The recipient must be a resident of an Arkansas county within 100 miles of Arkansas Tech University.  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.

Teresa Williams Memorial Endowment Scholarship

Endowed scholarships to Arkansas Tech will be awarded to qualified high school graduates of Benton, Arkansas.

James L. Witt Scholarship

This scholarship was established for the purpose of providing scholarships for students attending Arkansas Tech University majoring in Emergency Management. Scholarships and awards will be granted each year that funds are sufficient, with preference given to students who have a minimum of 24 college hours, maintains a minimum class load of 6 hours per semester, and a cumulative 3.0 grade point average.

Yell County Scholarship

This partial-tuition scholarship was established by an anonymous donor and is to be awarded to deserving students from Yell County.

Yell County Wildlife Federation Scholarship

A $500 scholarship award will be granted each spring that funds are available. The recipient will be a second-semester freshman or higher in classification with a 2.5 or higher cumulative grade point average, majoring in Fisheries and Wildlife or Parks and Recreation and demonstrated financial need. Recipient selection in order of preference will be: (1) a Fisheries and Wildlife major from Yell County, (2) a Parks and Recreation major from Yell County, (3) any qualified Fisheries and Wildlife major, (4) any qualified Parks and Recreation major. If no qualified student is identified from the specific preference categories listed above, the scholarship funds will be carried forward to the following year. The recipient must attend the January Federation meeting to have a picture made receiving the scholarship.

Foundation Major Specific Scholarships

The student is responsible for contacting the department to verify additional application requirements in order to be eligible for these scholarships. The Foundation Major Specific Scholarship Application with supporting documentation and the department application (if required) must be submitted to the Department Head or Dean of the college. This will require a separate application packet for each Department Head or Dean of the college. The application may only be considered for the specific scholarship for which you apply, therefore: it is important to contact the department for additional requirements. Application is available for printing at http://www.atu.edu/givetotech.

The Foundation Major Specific Scholarship documentation must include:

  • Documentation must include:

    • A letter from the applicant explaining the need for the scholarship, special family circumstances, and career goals.
    • Three letters of recommendation from an Arkansas Tech faculty, high school counselor or principal and a letter from your pastor, employer, or someone familiar with your work ethics and family situation.

The application and all required documentation must be received by March 15 (i.e., applicant letter, reference letters, etc.).

Accounting 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. The recipient selection is based on need and potential in the accounting profession. Submit applications to the head of the Accounting and Economics Department.

Alumni Association Scholarship

This scholarship is open to entering freshmen who are enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours, have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale and have earned a minimum composite ACT score of 21. In addition, applicants must have one parent who attended Arkansas Tech University. Selection will be based on a review of high school GPA, ACT composite score, extra-curricular activities and community involvement. Two letters of recommendation are required. Applications are available through the alumni office, development office or online (http//alumni.atu.edu/scholarship.htm). Children of Tech Alumni Association Scholarship Committee members are not eligible to apply. Application with all supporting documents including an official high school transcript must be postmarked by March 15 and submitted to the address on the application.

Bob Adkison/ARVAC Addictions Research Scholarship

To be eligible for this scholarship, applicant must be a full-time student enrolled in 12 credit hours per semester, major in Psychology, Sociology, or Rehabilitation Sciences, junior or senior level student with 75 earned credit hours, successful completion of Psy/Soc 2053, cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or higher, and submit a letter of application that expresses need for the scholarship and career goals. The scholarship may be renewed for the succeeding semester if the recipient continues to meet the criteria. Submit application and all supporting documentation to the head of the Behavioral Sciences Department.

Virginia Bachman Textbook Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded each fall semester and is renewable for the succeeding spring semester as long as the recipient continues to meet the criteria and successfully completes the fall course load. Recipient selection will be a junior or senior Accounting major who is enrolled in a minimum of six semester credit hours and has a 2.0 or higher GPA. Financial need will be a consideration. Submit application to the head of the Accounting and Economics Department.

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 Athletic Department faculty. Financial need will be a consideration when making this award. This scholarship is renewable provided funds are available; the student receives the recommendation of the Athletic Department and continues to meet the scholarship criteria. Submit application to the Athletic Director.

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 funds are available; 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. Submit application to the head of the Nursing Department.

Col. Carl Baswell Engineering Scholarship

To be considered for this scholarship applicants must have successfully completed the pre-professional curriculum as outlined in the Arkansas Tech University catalog, reached the junior or senior level, declared a major in Engineering, earned a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher, demonstrated financial need and be a resident of Arkansas. Submit application to the Dean of the College of Applied Sciences.

Sybil W. Bates Engineering Scholarship

To be eligible for this scholarship, a student must be an incoming freshman majoring in Engineering, have an ACT composite score of 26 or higher and a 3.5 or higher grade point average 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 Dean of the College of Applied Sciences.

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. 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. This scholarship will be awarded each semester that funds are sufficient. Interested students should contact the head of the Music Department.

Fay Bullock Scholarship Fund

A scholarship awarded each semester to a student who is majoring, or one who intends to major, in the Department of History and Political Science. Academic achievement, need, and relevant extracurricular activities will be considered in making the award. Submit application to the head of the History and Political Science Department.

Belinda Byrns Memorial Scholarship

This annual scholarship was established in memory of Belinda Byrns and will be awarded each year funds are sufficient.  Applicants must be a full-time Recreation and Parks major, have a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or higher, submit a resume and an applicant letter explaining why he or she deserves the scholarship, educational and professional goals, and summarize professional experience.  One letter of recommendation from a professional in the Recreation and Parks profession who is not a full-time or adjunct ATU Recreation and Parks faculty member is also required.  Recipient must reapply each year for the scholarship.

CADDIS Fly Fishing Club Annual Scholarship

This annual scholarship will be awarded each year that funds are sufficient. Preference will be given to students who have achieved junior or senior status, have declared a major in Fisheries and Wildlife, and have maintained a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or higher. In addition financial need and/or research accomplishments may be considered. Submit application to the head of the Fisheries and Wildlife Department.

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. Awards will be made each fall semester that funds are sufficient. Submit application to the Dean of the College of Natural and Health Sciences.

Chartwells Hospitality Scholarship

To be considered for this scholarship, applicants must be a full-time Hospitality major. Students must have successfully completed 30 credit hours with a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or higher and have an interest in food service. A letter of recommendation from a faculty member or industry representative, a one page biography or resume, an unofficial transcript, and a letter detailing their candidacy and qualifications as they relate to this scholarship should be submitted by students wishing to be considered for this scholarship. Applications and all supporting documents should be submitted to the head of the Parks, Recreation and Hospitality Administration Department.

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, Professor Emeritus. 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.

Dana Coffman Journalism Scholarship

This partial-tuition scholarship has been established in memory of Dana Coffman, a former Journalism student at Arkansas Tech University. Preference will be 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 to the head of the Speech, Theatre, and 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. Applications and letters from the applicants expressing their thoughts, beliefs, and future plans concerning fisheries management are required. Preference will be given to a sophomore or junior fisheries student in good standing who is interested in either cold water fisheries biology, management, or stream/riverine fisheries biology or management. Application should be made to the head of the Biological Sciences Department.

Connelly Music Fund

This scholarship was established in honor of Ed Connelly a long-time professor of music at Arkansas Tech University. Students interested in being considered for this scholarship should submit the application to the head of the Music 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 Dean of the College of Business.

Dale Corley Memorial Scholarship

Friends and former students have established an endowed scholarship fund to commemorate the many years of service the late Mr. Corley rendered as professor and chairman of the Department of Accounting. An annual award is made to a senior accounting major. Application should be submitted to the head of the of Accounting and Economics Department.

Alfred & Marge Crabaugh Scholarship

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 River Valley 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 3.0 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 Journalism Department. 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 head of the Speech, Theatre, and Journalism Department.

Deward and Anne Dopson Scholarship

A scholarship awarded from funds contributed by Coach Dopson`s former players, managers, and friends. The scholarship goes to a former student-athlete who has no further athletic eligibility remaining but has a semester or year remaining to finish his or her undergraduate degree. Past service to Tech will be a strong factor for selection. Submit application to the Athletic Director.

Linda Douthit Memorial Scholarship

Awards will be granted on an annual basis as funds are available. Recipients will be chosen based on the following criteria: freshmen who have declared a major in Biology and maintained a minimum high school cumulative grade point average of 2.75; sophomores, juniors or seniors who have declared a major in Biology and have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75. Make application to the head of the Biological Sciences 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 twenty-nine 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. Application should be directed to the head of the Speech, Theatre, and Journalism Department.

Dr. Robert R. Edwards Book Scholarship

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. Applications should be directed to the head of the Accounting and Economics Department.

Lawrence M. Evans Memorial Political Science Fund

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. Submit application to the head of the History and Political Science Department.

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 is for an upper level student enrolled in a Bachelor of Science program in Computer and Information Science with preference given to residents of Pope County. Application should be made to the head of the Department of Computer and Information Science.

Clifford & Mary Anne Franks Scholarship

To be considered for this award, the student must be involved in the Arkansas Tech Theater Department and be in good academic standing. Application should be directed to the head of the Speech, Theatre, and Journalism Department.

Billy Free Scholarship

An annual scholarship will be awarded as funds are sufficient to a student who has declared a major in one of the fields in the College of Business. Application should be directed to the Dean of the College of Business.

Betty Jo Gober Memorial Scholarship

Through the generosity of Keith Gober, this scholarship has been established to provide scholarships for students in the College of Business. A scholarship recipient will be selected each fall and each spring semester that funds are available based on the following criteria: be an Arkansas resident, preference will be given to students from the Redfield and Waldron school districts, enrolled in 15 credit hours or more, be a traditional student of freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior classification and pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree (major in accounting, economics & finance, or management and marketing). An entering freshman must have an ACT score of 21 or higher (or SAT score of 500 or higher) and a 3.5 or higher grade point average. Attach to the application at least one letter of recommendation from a non-sports related teacher/counselor who is not a relative. A sophomore or higher classification must have a 3.25 or higher grade point, attach a letter of application that expresses need and goals and a letter of recommendation from a College of Business professor or work-related supervisor. Demonstrated financial need will be a consideration. Applicants who have full scholarship(s) paying tuition, fees, room and board will not be considered. This scholarship is for one semester only and recipients are not eligible to apply in subsequent semesters. Applications should be directed to the Dean of the College of Business.

Leenita Sue Gober Memorial Scholarship

Through the generosity of Keith Gober, this scholarship has been established to provide scholarships for students in the College of Business. A scholarship recipient will be selected each fall and each spring semester that funds are available based on the following criteria: be an Arkansas resident, preference will be given to students from the Redfield, White Hall, and Waldron school districts, be enrolled in 15 credit hours or more, be a traditional or non-traditional student of freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior classification and pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree (major in accounting, economics & finance, or management and marketing). An entering freshman must have an ACT score of 21 or higher (or SAT score of 500 or higher) and a 3.5 or higher grade point average. Attach to the application at least one letter of recommendation from a non-sports related teacher/counselor who is not a relative. A sophomore or higher classification must have a 3.25 or higher grade point, attach a letter of application that expresses need and goals and a letter of recommendation from a College of Business professor or work-related supervisor. Demonstrated financial need will be a consideration. Applicants who have full scholarship(s) paying tuition, fees, room and board will not be considered. This scholarship is for one semester only and recipients are not eligible to apply in subsequent semesters. Applications should be directed to the Dean of the College of Business.

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 grade point average of at least 3.0 and follow all established criteria. Preference will be given to non-traditional students. Application should be directed to the head of the English Department.

Francis Gwaltney Memorial Scholarship

An endowed scholarship awarded to an English or Creative Writing major with sophomore, junior, or senior standing in memory of Francis Gwaltney, former author and member of the English and Creative Writing faculty. The scholarship is awarded competitively based on original fiction submitted by applicants to the head of the English Department two weeks before the end of each spring semester

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 each year that funds are available to a junior- or senior-level accounting major enrolled in a minimum of 6 or more credit hours. Applications should be directed to the head of the Accounting and Economics Department.

Kathleen Tucker Hollabaugh Journalism Scholarship

This scholarship is funded by the Pope County Historical Association in honor of Kathleen Tucker Hollabaugh, the first woman editor of the Arka-Tech. The annual award will be made to a sophomore, junior or senior journalism major each year funds are sufficient and will be based on commitment to journalism and work in the field. A letter about commitment to journalism and samples of the applicant’s work should accompany the scholarship application. Application should be directed to the head of the Speech, Theatre, and Journalism Department.

Hindsman Athletes Scholarship

This endowed scholarship will be awarded annually to a member of the Tech Men’s Basketball team. The recipient must be a full-time student, and have demonstrated financial need. This award is renewable for the spring semester as long as the recipient continues to meet the criteria, successfully completes a full-time course load in the fall semester, and funds are sufficient. Applications should be directed to the Athletic Director.

Jimmie Hartman Hoover Memorial Scholarship

This endowed scholarship was created for the purpose of assisting graduate students at Arkansas Tech University and will be awarded each year that funds are sufficient. The applicant must be a full-time graduate student who is enrolled in 6 semester credit hours in the Instructional Technology degree program and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Preference will be given to students who have an interest in library science. In addition, financial need may be considered. Application should be directed to the Dean of the Graduate College.

International Business Experience Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded each year that funds are sufficient to students who demonstrate a financial need and are committed to/or are enrolled in an International Business Experience course. Submit application to the Dean of the College of Business.

Junior Auxiliary of Russellville Book Scholarship

An award will be made to a Russellville high school graduate each year that funds are sufficient to defray the cost of books. The student must be currently enrolled at Arkansas Tech University. Applications are available in the Development Office, Administration Building room 209 in early February.

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 be junior or senior level with have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher and demonstrated financial need. Applications are available in the Development Office, Administration Building room 209 in early February.

Junior Auxiliary of Russellville Judy Thacker

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 are available in the Development Office, Administration Building room 209 in early February.

Junior Auxiliary of Russellville Marge Crabaugh

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 with junior or senior status. Applications are available in the Development Office, Administration Building room 209 in early February.

Junior Auxiliary of Russellville Nursing Award

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 are available in the Development Office, Administration Building room 209 in early February.

Jackie Knight Memorial Scholarship

A scholarship awarded annually to an outstanding and deserving senior-to-be who is majoring in accounting. 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. Direct applications to the head of the Accounting and Economics Department.

The Lake Dardanelle Big Bass Scholarship

Through the generosity and support of local and area fishermen, the organizers of “The Lake Dardanelle Big Bass Classic,” Wilkins Sporting Goods and the Russellville Advertising and Promotion, the Lake Dardanelle Big Bass Scholarship has been established for the purpose of providing scholarships for Fisheries and Wildlife students attending Arkansas Tech University. Applications should be submitted directly to the director of the Fisheries and Wildlife Department in early September. Scholarships will be granted each fall in accordance to the following criteria: a declared major in Fisheries and Wildlife, a junior or senior level student in good standing, attach a resume, copy of transcripts, and a letter of application that indicates the scholarship for which application is being made and that addresses financial need and career goals. Preference will be given to Arkansas residents and to students whose career goals focus on fisheries management. The scholarship is for the fall semester only and is not renewable.

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 a total of eight semesters assuming the student takes a full academic load of 15 hours per semester and maintains a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Applications should be directed to the head of the Agriculture Department.

Majors Family Engineering Scholarship

This partial tuition scholarship will be made to an engineering major at the junior or senior level. Recipients can be either continuing or transfer students. To be eligible for this scholarship, a student must have successfully completed the pre-professional curriculum as outlined in the Arkansas Tech University catalog, must have an overall GPA of 2.75 or greater, must be declared as a major within the engineering department and enroll in the appropriate classes with an engineering advisor for the semester of the award. Awards may be renewed for one additional semester if the student maintains a 2.75 overall grade point average, remains a major in the engineering program and is making satisfactory progress toward an engineering degree. Applications should be directed to the Dean of the College of Applied Sciences.

Massie-Mobley Modern Foreign Language Scholarship

Scholarship will be awarded to an upperclassman majoring in foreign language. Application should be directed to the head of the Foreign Languages and International Studies Department.

Wilson Matthews Distinguished Scholar Athlete Fund

Established in recognition of Mr. Wilson Matthews, a distinguished graduate of Arkansas Tech University, this scholarship will be awarded to 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; junior standing or above; GPA of 3.0; 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.

Lloyd D. McDaniel Engineering and Computer and Information Science Scholarship

Scholarship awards will be granted each year that funds are sufficient to any level student who has declared a major in Engineering or Computer and Information Science, has a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, has demonstrated financial need, and submits the private scholarship application in writing. To be eligible for this scholarship, students must be enrolled in the appropriate classes and be under the direction of an Engineering or Computer and Information Science advisor for the semester of the award. Awards may be renewed until graduation if the student maintains a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher, remains a major in Engineering or the Computer and Information Science program and is making satisfactory progress toward an Engineering or Computer and Information Science degree. Application should be directed to the head of the appropriate department.

Truman McEver Memorial Scholarship

Recipient must be an entering freshman who is majoring in an area of the Department of Physical Sciences. Academic ability and financial need are considered. Application should be directed to the Dean of the College of Natural and Health Sciences.

Xzin McNeal Scholarship

Scholarships are awarded annually to students in the Department of Agriculture. Students are selected by need and merit. Recipients are selected based on demonstrated financial need and academic merit. Students must maintain a 2.5 grade point average. Application should be directed to the head of the Agriculture Department.

Maude Moore-Geurian Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship has been established to honor Maude Moore-Geurian 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. Applications should be directed to the head of the Math Department.

Dwight M. Moore Scholarship

The scholarship was established by the late Dr. Moore, one-time head of the department, and by his wife Clemmie, a graduate of the department. Each spring, a book scholarship will be awarded to a student interested in and having potential in the field of botany. Applications should be directed to the head of the Biological Sciences Department.

Joe Murphy Undergraduate History Award

The recipient of this award will be selected by a History Department Paper Prize Award Committee.  It is open to any student enrolled in an undergraduate History course at Arkansas Tech, regardless of major, during the current award cycle.  Students should submit a scholarly paper written during the current award cycle in a History class at Arkansas Tech.  Specific Submission Guidelines are available from Department of History and Political Science.

John & Joie Nutt Scholarship

This two-semester scholarship has been established to benefit students who are enrolled in either Agriculture or Agriculture Business at Arkansas Tech University. To be considered for this scholarship, students must be a sophomore, junior or senior and have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75. To remain eligible to receive this award for the second semester, students need to complete 12 credit hours and have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75. Scholarship recipients from one year will be eligible to re-apply for subsequent years; however, all applications will be considered equally for each award year. Application should be directed to the head of the Agriculture Department.

Rexann Oller English/Creative Writing Scholarship

One Scholarship from each area will be awarded annually to a deserving student. Recipients must be, sophomore, junior or senior level student, be in good academic standing, and should submit the application by April 1 of each spring. Submit applications to the head of the English Department.

Rexann Oller International Students Scholarship

The Rexann Oller International Students Scholarship will be awarded each year to an international 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 International 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. Please contact the office of ATU International Student Services and the Dean of the Graduate College for full application requirements.

Rexann Oller Music Scholarship

An endowed scholarship awarded annually to a deserving student in music. The recipient must be in good academic standing. Application should be directed to the head of the Music Department.

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 awarded according to criteria determined by the late Professor Owen. Applications should be directed to the head of the Biological Sciences Department.

Odean Owens Criminal Justice Award

One award will be granted each fall semester that funds are available based on the following criteria: A student with a major or minor in criminal justice and submission of a 500 word essay on a topic to be determined by the department head. Application should be directed to the head of the Behavioral Sciences Department.

Tate C. “Piney” Page Memorial Athletic Scholarship

An endowed scholarship to assist a graduate assistant who excelled in football and academics has been established in memory of Dr. Page through contributions by the Russellville Kiwanis Club. Application should be directed to the Athletic Director.

Professor Tom Palko Scholarship

A partial tuition scholarship established in honor of Mr. Palko, Emeritus Professor of Allied Health Science, will be awarded each year that funds are available. Selection will be based on an ACT composite score of 21 or above, sophomore class standing, a minimum college-level grade point average of 2.75, a declared major in the College of Natural and Health Sciences with preference being given to Medical Assisting or Medical Technology majors, and demonstrated financial need. Applications should be directed to the Dean of College of Natural and Health Sciences.

Ross Pendergraft Scholarship

Four renewable partial-tuition scholarships are to be awarded to full-time undergraduate students who have demonstrated financial need and are majoring in computer and information science, accounting and economics, management and marketing-one from computer and information science, one from management and marketing and two from accounting and economics. Each scholarship will be renewable with the original recipient provided he or she has a GPA of not less than 2.5 for the fall semester and a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 at the end of each spring semester.

William C. and Myonia Pinson Instrumental Music Scholarship

A scholarship will be provided each year that funds are available for an instrumental music major. Students interested in being considered for this scholarship should direct a scholarship application to the head of the Music Department.

James and Geneva Pledger Agriculture Scholarship

Through the generosity of Jim and Geneva Pledger, this scholarship has been established to provide scholarships for Arkansas Tech students. One $500 scholarship will be granted each year funds are available. The recipient must be a junior or senior in good standing, have declared a major within the Department of Agriculture, and have demonstrated financial need. Renewable for spring only and recipient may re-apply for subsequent years. Application should be directed to the head of the Agriculture Department.

Quail Unlimited/Jim Ed McGee Scholarship

Awards will be granted each fall that funds are sufficient to an Arkansas resident with a junior or senior class standing who has declared a major in Fisheries and Wildlife. The student must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher, be enrolled in a minimum course load of 12 student semester credit hours, demonstrate financial need and submit a letter of application. The scholarship is renewable for the succeeding spring semester provided the student maintains a minimum 2.0 grade point on a minimum course load of 12 student semester credit hours. Students must re-apply each year. Application should be directed to the head of the Biological Sciences Department.

Lillian Massie Reed Modern Foreign Language Award

A scholarship awarded annually to a student majoring in foreign language. Application should be directed to the head of the Foreign Languages and International Studies Department.

Lambert Resimont Scholarship

This endowed athletic scholarship is to be awarded annually to a graduate assistant who excelled in basketball and academics. Students interested in applying should contact the Arkansas Tech Athletic Director.

Ann and Gill Richards Engineering Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded annually to an excellent engineering student. Application should be made to the head of the Electrical Engineering Department.

John Rollow Memorial Scholarship

Established as a tribute to John Rollow to assist non-traditional students in English and Creative Writing with tuition expenses, this scholarship is open to any non-traditional undergraduate or graduate student with demonstrated financial need and a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher. Application should be made to the Department of English.

Russellville Symphony Guild Scholarship

Through the generosity of the Russellville Symphony Guild and in memory of Christina Stinnett, the above named scholarship fund has been established through the Arkansas Tech University Foundation for the purpose of providing scholarships for students attending Arkansas Tech University. A scholarship award will be made each fall that funds are available based on the following criteria: Entering freshman with a declared major in music, enroll in and successfully complete 12 credit hours per semester, a high school cumulative grade point average 3.0 or higher and a 20 or higher ACT composite score, a letter of recommendation from high school guidance counselor, and a letter of application describing your goals and plans. This scholarship is renewable for the spring semester as long as the recipient continues to make academic progress and maintains full-time status. Application should be directed to the head of the Music Department.

Thomas A. Sands Art Scholarship

The family of Thomas Sands, an artist and environmental engineer, has established a visual arts scholarship in his memory. The award will be granted each year that funds are available. The recipient selected will be a declared art major and the award will be based on future promise and demonstrated ability. Application should be directed to the head of the Art Department.

Mary McDonald Shinn Scholarship

An annual partial-tuition scholarship awarded to a vocal music major. Applications should be made through the Music Department.

Simmons First Bank Annual Scholarship

Awarded each semester that funds are sufficient, this scholarship is designated for a student who is presently residing in Pope or a surrounding county, has demonstrated financial need, maintains a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, is a junior or senior enrolled as a full-time student in a major directly related to banking: Finance, Market Management, Economics or Accounting and is not employed by a competing financial institution. The scholarship is not automatically renewable each semester. The student may reapply for subsequent semesters. Application should be submitted to the Dean of the College of Business.

Doyle & Evelyn Sparks Scholarship

Scholarships will be awarded each year funds are sufficient to a student who has reached the junior or senior level in their undergraduate education, maintains a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher, exhibits and has a record of campus involvement and/or community service and is from Pope, Yell, Conway or Johnson counties. Each recipient may be chosen to receive this award only once. Application should be directed to the head of the Biological Sciences Department.

Carol Stewart Stark Scholarship

The family of Carol Stewart Stark has established this award in her memory and honor. Awards will be made each year funds are sufficient. Preference will be given to an undergraduate student majoring in music who demonstrates financial need. A married or single parent student will be given first priority. If no one meets this qualification in any given year, then an undergraduate music student demonstrating need will be considered. Applications should be directed to the head of the Music Department.

Hazel Thrasher Memorial Scholarship Fund

Scholarships awarded to nursing majors based on need and the potential to meet the requirements of a professional nurse. Application should be directed to the head of the Nursing Department.

John E. Tucker Scholarship

An endowed athletic scholarship awarded to a graduate assistant who excelled in football and athletics. Application should be made to the Arkansas Tech 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 scholastic achievements. Application should be directed to the head of the Physical Sciences Department.

Valley Motors Accounting Scholarship

Scholarship awards will be made each year that funds are available to a junior or senior accounting major enrolled in a minimum of six semester credit hours. This scholarship is renewable for the spring semester as long as the recipient continues to make academic progress and maintains a minimum of half-time status. Application should be directed to the head of the Accounting and Economics Department.

Wal-Mart Information Systems Scholarship

Scholarship awards will be made each fall that funds are sufficient, based on the following criteria: junior or senior classification, majoring in computer science, information systems, or information technology, a full-time student enrolled in 12 or more credit hours per semester, have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher, and be an Arkansas resident. This scholarship is renewable for the spring semester as long as the recipient continues to meet the criteria. The scholarship is for one year only, but a junior classification who is a recipient may re-apply for the succeeding year. Application should be directed to the head of the Computer and Information Science Department.

Renee Walters/Julia Williams Memorial Scholarship

Recipients will be selected each year that funds are sufficient. Preference will be given to students who have declared a major in Hospitality Administration, are currently enrolled in HA 4116, have successfully completed HA 4001, and have maintained a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher. Students wishing to be considered must submit a letter of recommendation from a professional contact currently working in the field of Hospitality Administration and a letter of application of at least one page in length outlining their candidacy and qualifications as they relate to this scholarship. Applications and all supporting documents should be submitted to the head of the Parks, Recreation and Hospitality Administration Department.

Melvern Watson Scholarship

Awards will be made 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.

Dr. Charles and Joyce Wilkins Nursing Scholarship

This senior honors scholarship will be a one-semester partial tuition scholarship awarded to a full-time or part-time nursing student who has the highest grade point average prior to entering the first semester of the senior year. Since there are two nursing classes, a recipient will be selected from each class. Financial need is not a requirement. Application should be made to the head of the Nursing Department.

Ted and Betty Williams Scholarship

In honor of Ted and Betty Williams, this scholarship has been established to provide scholarships during the fall and spring semesters for students who demonstrate financial need, maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher, enroll in and successfully complete a minimum of fifteen hours each semester, and exhibit leadership potential as demonstrated by extracurricular achievements. Scholarship recipients from one year will be eligible to re-apply for subsequent years. 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. This scholarship requires a separate application which is available through the Admissions Office in the Student Services Building.

Gene Witherspoon Memorial Scholarship

A scholarship awarded each year that funds are sufficient to an instrumental music major by the Arkansas Tech Band Alumni in memory of Gene Witherspoon, director of bands at Arkansas Tech from 1950 to 1970. Application should be directed to the head of the Music Department.

Hallie Belle Witherspoon Memorial Scholarship

A scholarship is awarded each year that funds are sufficient to an instrumental music major by the Arkansas Tech Band Alumni in memory of Hallie Belle Witherspoon. Application should be directed to the head of the Music Department.

Yell County Medical Society Scholarship

A scholarship awarded each spring semester by the Yell County Medical Society to a Tech student from Yell County majoring in nursing. Application should be sent to the Head of the Arkansas Tech University Nursing Department by December 1st of each year.

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 Allied Poultry Industries Scholarship Committee.

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 in his/her junior or senior year. The recipient is determined by the Executive Board of the Arkansas Health Information Management Association. Interested students should contact the Health Information Management Program office at 1311 N. El Paso, T5 to obtain an application. Application deadline is January 31st.

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.

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, College 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-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 January 15 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.

R. Lewis Urton Senior Rehabilitation Scholarship

An annual grant provided by the Arkansas Rehabilitation Association to a senior major in rehabilitation science. Applications for the scholarship are received during the spring semester. 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 Policy for Students Receiving Federal Student Financial Aid

This policy applies to funds received through the Federal Pell, Supplemental Educational Opportunity (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness (ACG) and SMART Grants, the Federal Work Study, the Federal Perkins Loan, the Federal Subsidized Stafford Loan, the Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loan and the Federal PLUS loan programs.

This policy will be applied automatically and without favor or prejudice, with all aid students progress being checked at the end of each fall and spring semester. Individual students will be reviewed within the semester if notification of a grade change is received by the Financial Aid Office.

Any appeal of this policy must be made in writing to the Financial Aid Academic Policy Appeal Committee and turned in to the Financial Aid Office within thirty days of the notification of the violation. Financial aid will not be paid retroactively for any semester’s lost eligibility.

Students must meet all conditions of the policy. Violation of 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 unless summer hours earned at Tech re-establish eligibility.

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

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 Number of Semesters Minimum Hours
“Earned” “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. Incomplete, repeat and audit classes are counted as hours attempted, but do not increase hours earned. When a class is repeated the latest grades earned in 1000 and 2000 level classes will be counted in the cumulative grade point average. All grades for 3000 and 4000 level classes will count in the cumulative grade point average. If an incomplete grade is not replaced by an earned letter grade by the end of the next regular semester it will become a grade of “F” and will be considered in the next regular determination of policy progress. 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 courses. Students may use summer hours earned at Tech to fulfill the academic progress requirement. Hours earned at another institution will not meet the requirement.

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 “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.

A student must receive a bachelor’s degree by the end of six (6) years of full-time attendance or an associate’s degree by the end of three (3) years of full-time attendance and a certificate by the end of one and one-half (1.5) years of full-time attendance. Allowances will be made for semesters involving required remedial course work and certificates which require more than one year. All fall and spring semesters attended will be counted whether a student received financial aid during the semester or not. Students may use summer hours earned at TECH to fulfill the academic progress requirement. Hours earned at another institution will not meet the requirement. Less than full-time semesters will be counted proportionally (See chart below).
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 granted academic clemency will have all semesters attended counted on the basis of attempted hours and actual attendance.

Subsequent Bachelors Degree OR Teacher Certification

Full-time students must earn an average of twelve hours per semester; part-time students must earn the hours for which they enroll each semester. A second bachelor’s degree or teacher certification must be completed by the end of three years of full-time enrollment. A second associate degree or certificate must be completed by the end of one and one-half years of full-time enrollment. If a degree is not completed within this time frame, the student may appeal and provide a memo from their advisor detailing the reasons why it was not possible for the subsequent degree to be completed in the required time frame. All hours not applicable to the subsequent degree will then be disregarded in the calculation of maximum semesters. Funds may be received for no more than three certificates, two associate degrees, two bachelors and two master’s degrees.

First Undergraduate Degree

All students must have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 1.0 at the end of their first semester, 1.50 at the end of their second semester, 1.75 at the end of their third semester and 2.0 at the end of their fourth and all following regular (fall and spring) semesters or “equivalent transfer semesters.” Example: A student who earns 24 hours in four half-time semesters would be required to have a 2.0 at the end of the fourth semester. While a student who earns 24 hours in two full-time semesters would still have two additional semesters before a 2.0 GPA would be required. To continue on aid, this GPA must be maintained for all remaining semesters. No appeal will be granted for anyone in violation of the required cumulative 2.0 GPA.

Any student who fails to meet the required 2.0 GPA will be reinstated once the required GPA is met. However, financial aid will not be paid retroactively for any aid lost because of this requirement. It is the student’s responsibility to notify the Financial Aid Office when they have attained the required GPA.

Subsequent Credentials or Teacher Certification

Students must maintain a 2.0 GPA each semester.

Changing Majors

When students change majors they are required to continue meeting all sections of this policy. If the major change causes the student to exceed the maximum number of semesters attended, they may appeal and provide a memo from their advisor detailing the hours from the previous major which do not apply to the current major. All hours not applicable to the new major will then be disregarded and the calculation of maximum semesters. The cumulative grade point average will still be considered as the students grade point.

Withdrawals

During each undergraduate or graduate career, a student receiving aid may completely withdraw ONE SEMESTER ONLY or receive all grades of “F” and return the next semester to receive all entitled financial aid. Upon withdrawing any additional semesters or receiving all grades of “F” while on financial aid, the student will not receive aid for their next period of enrollment. The next period of enrollment hours must be equivalent to the number of hours enrolled during the 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).

Federal regulations require a calculation to determine how much aid, if any, must be returned to the Federal program when a student withdraws or receives all grades of “F”. Students who must repay funds will be notified within 45 days of the amount by the Financial Aid Office.

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. With the exception of Unsubsidized, Additional Unsubsidized Federal Stafford and PLUS loans, students must be financially eligible to receive funds from Federal financial aid programs.

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 first-come, first-serve 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 Academic Competitiveness Grant

The Federal Academic Competitiveness Grant provides up to $750 per year to freshman students and up to $1,300 per year to sophomore students who are also Federal Pell Grant eligible, are enrolled full time and have completed a rigorous academic program while in high school. Sophomore students must have completed a minimum of thirty hours with a 3.0 cumulative grade point average to be eligible. Students may receive this grant one time for each class level.

Federal SMART Grants

The Federal Science & Mathematics Access to Retain Talent (SMART) Grant provides up to $4,000 per year to full-time junior (60-89 earned hours) and senior (90-120 earned hours) students who are Federal Pell Grant eligible, have a 3.0 cumulative grade point average and are majoring in Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Technology, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Biology, Mathematics, Physical Science, Chemistry or Geology. Students may receive this grant one time for each class level.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Program

The purpose of the Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Program is to provide additional funds 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 Work-Study Program and the institutional Non-Work-Study Program. To be eligible for student employment, the student must be enrolled at least half-time, successfully pass minimum load requirements, satisfy grade point requirements, maintain satisfactory employer-employee relations and have conduct and personal appearance that reflect credit to the student and the University.

Federal Perkins Loans

Under the program students may borrow up to $27,500 for undergraduate students and $40,000 for graduate students. Annual loan limits are $5,500 for undergraduates and $8,000 for graduates.

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 ten-year 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 half-time academic load. Under certain conditions, a part or all of the loan may be canceled if the student enters the teaching profession.

William D. Ford Direct Loan Program

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

Federal Direct Subsidized Loans

The Federal Direct Loan program authorizes loans up to $3,500 per year for first-year undergraduates, $4,500 for second-year 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. The loan has an interest rate of 4.5 percent through June 30, 2011. The rate will drop to 3.4 percent for the period of July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012.

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 Direct Loans

The Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan has the same loan limits and deferments as the Direct Subsidized 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 Subsidized and Unsubsidized Direct Loans may not exceed the student’s yearly maximum as shown above. The loan has an interest rate of 6.8 percent.

Direct Federal PLUS Loans

Parents of students may borrow annually the amount of the student’s cost of education minus other aid for each child who is enrolled at least half time 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 7.9 percent, with the borrower beginning payment within sixty days of loan disbursement. Graduate students may also borrow under the PLUS loan program. They have to meet the same credit history requirements, must apply for Federal financial aid and may borrow up to the cost of attendance less other financial aid. As with the Parent PLUS, the interest rate is 7.9%.

Additional Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan

Dependent students may borrow $2,000 per year for four years. Independent students may borrow up to $6,000 per year for the first two years of undergraduate study and $7,000 per year thereafter with an undergraduate maximum of $34,500. Graduate students may borrow up to $12,000 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. The interest rate is 6.8 percent. Students are responsible for paying the interest that accrues on the loan from the time the loan is disbursed until it is paid in full but have the option to defer interest payments while in school and have the interest added to the amount borrowed.

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 interest-free loan to be repaid in installments of twenty percent, forty percent, and forty percent at nine, eighteen, and thirty-six 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 office of the Associate Vice President for Administration and Finance.

Arkansas Department of Higher Education Programs

The programs listed below are awarded and administered by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education. Further information may be obtained by writing to: Arkansas Department of Higher Education, 114 East Capitol, Little Rock, AR 72201, or by calling (479) 371-2000, or 1-800-547-8839 or at www.adhe.edu. The application for all programs is available on-line.

Higher Education Opportunities Grant (GO! Opportunities Grant)

The GO! Grant provides $1000 grants to full-time and $500 grants to part-time students based on financial need. Students must be an Arkansas resident for at least 12 months prior to applying for the grant. Students also must meet the financial need criteria established for the GO! Grant and attend an approved Arkansas Institution. Applicants must complete the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA). Application deadlines are June 1 and November 1.

Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship Program

Due to additional funding made possible by the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery, the Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship has been expanded to provide opportunities for higher education to previously unserved Arkansans (traditional & non-traditional students). The scholarship will be available to high school seniors and non-traditional students who are Arkansas residents. High school students are eligible if they have completed the Smart Core Curriculum with an overall grade point average of at least a 2.5 or have an ACT composite score of at least 19. Non-traditional students who graduated from an Arkansas public high school must have a high school grade point average of at least a 2.5 and have an ACT composite score of at least 19 or have completed at least twelve college semester hours with a college grade point average of at least 2.5. There are no income restrictions but students still must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The application deadlines are June 1 and November 1. The scholarship award amount will be determined annually in early Spring.

The Workforce Improvement Grant

A need based grant for non-traditional students who are at least 24 years old. The program’s goal is to help those students returning to school who have financial need but might not be eligible for assistance from traditional state and federal programs. The annual award is a maximum of $2,000 for a student enrolled full time (12 semester hours), but may be less in order to prevent an overaward as defined by Federal regulations. Students enrolled part time will have their grants prorated based on the number of hours enrolled. Because the grants are not renewable, students must apply each year. To apply, fill out the FAFSA by July 1 of each year.

The State Teacher Education Program (STEP)

The State Teacher Education Program (STEP) provides Federal student loan repayment grants of up to $7,000 to Arkansas residents who earned a teaching degree after 4/1/2004, are teaching in a public school in a geographical and/or subject shortage area or who are minorities. Application deadline is June 1.

Governor’s Scholars Program

The Governor’s Scholars Program provides $4,000 merit grants each year to seventy-five 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 February 1 of high school graduation year.

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. Application deadline is February 1 of high school graduation year.

Law Enforcement Officer’s Dependents Scholarship

The Law Enforcement Officers' Dependents Scholarship (LEO) provides a waiver of tuition, fees, and room at any public college, university, or technical institute in Arkansas for dependents and spouses of Arkansas law enforcement officers, some Highway and Transportation Department employees, and other public employees, who were killed or permanently disabled in the line of duty. Application deadlines are June 1 and November 1.

Military Dependent’s Scholarship

The Military Dependent’s Scholarship Program provides a waiver of tuition, fees, and on-campus room and board to full-time students at any public college, university, or technical institute in Arkansas for dependents and spouses of Arkansans who were killed or missing in action or who were prisoners of war or who are totally and permanently disabled. All applicants must also apply for and show acceptance or denial of the Federal dependent's Educational Assistance Program. Application deadlines are June 1 and November 1..

Teacher Opportunity Program (TOP)

The TOP program offers reimbursement grants to cover tuition and fees for up to six hours per fiscal year to current Arkansas teachers seeking to further their education..

Arkansas National Guard Tuition Incentive Program
(G-TIP
)

The Arkansas National Guard Tuition Incentive Program (G-TIP) provides up to $5,000 per year to Arkansas residents who are active members of the Arkansas Army/Air National Guard. Applications may be obtained from the unit commander or online at http://www.arguard.org/Education/ta.asp

Other Sources of Assistance

Military Activation

Students who cease attendance at Arkansas Tech University without completing and receiving a grade in one or more courses due to military activation or deployment may receive compensation for the resulting monetary loss as provided by Act 85 of 2005. Please contact the Registrar’s Office for information.

Arkansas National Guard

Act 82 of 2005 provides a tuition and waiver assistance program for soldiers and airmen of the Arkansas National Guard. Members of the Arkansas National Guard should contact the Student Accounts Office for information.

Over 60 Tuition Waiver

Students who are sixty or older on the first day of class 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.

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,104 S. Rochester, Russellville, AR 72801; telephone 968-4919; TDD/ARS: 1-800-285-1131.

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; Title 10, Chapter 1606, Montgomery GI Bill for Selective Reserves; and Title 10, Chapter 1607, Reserve Educational Assistance Program.

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 all-university 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
Alpha Kappa Delta Phi Beta Lambda
Alpha Psi Omega Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia
Beta Beta Beta Pi Kappa Delta
Beta Gamma Sigma Psi Chi
Delta Sigma Omicron Rho Phi Lambda 
Honor Society for Nursing Sigma Alpha Iota
Kappa Kappa Psi Sigma Tau Delta
Kappa Pi International Honorary Art Fraternity
Tau Beta Sigma
Phi Alpha Theta
Honorary Service
Alpha Chi Order of Omega
Alpha Phi Omega Phi Eta Sigma
Gamma Sigma Alpha Student National Education Association
Religious
Baptist Collegiate Ministry Missionary Baptist Student Fellowship
Campus Ministry International Oasis Campus Ministry
Catholic Campus Ministry (St Leo’s) Tech Fellowship
Chi Alpha United Campus Ministries
Church of Christ Student Center Wesley Foundation
Excel Student Ministry Young Life
Lutheran Student Fellowship ZOE Student Ministries
Social
Alpha Gamma Sigma Phi Beta Sigma
Alpha Phi Alpha Phi Lambda Chi
Delta Zeta Phi Mu
Kappa Sigma Sigma Phi Epsilon
Zeta Tau Alpha
Special Interest
Accounting Club Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
Agri Club International Emergency Management Student Association
Air Conditioning Engineers Inc. (ASHRAE)
American Society of Heating Refrigerating
Japanese Animation Brigade
American Choral Directors Association Japanese Student Association
American Society of Mechanical Engineers Marketing Club
Association for Cultural Interaction Math Club
ATU Computer and Information Science Club Medical Assistant Association
ATU Cycling Club National Science Teacher Association
ATU Fishing Club Non-Traditional Students Organization
ATU Kenjutsu Club Physics Club
ATU Paddler’ Club Pre-Law Society
ATU Recreation and Parks Club Pre-Med Club
Behavioral Science Club Public Relations Student Society of America
Black Student Association ROTC Army Reserve Officer Training Corp.
Campus Environmental Coalition Roll Play Gamers of ATU
Chemistry Club Rotaract Club
Chess Club Society of Automotive Engineers
Chinese Student Association Society of Professional Journalists
College Republicans Solar Racers Club
College Student Personnel Association Spanish Club
Collegiate Middle Level Association STRIDE
Collegiate Music Educators National Conference Student Activities Board
CREW Student Health Information Management
Ducks Unlimited Student Nursing Association
Engineering Society Students in Free Enterprise
Fisheries and Wildlife Society Tech Computer Graphics Society
Geology Society (Arkansas Tech Geological Society) Tech Sweethearts
Health and Physical Education Wellness Science Club Theatre Guild
Hispanic Student Association United Voices Gospel Choir
History, International Relations, Political Science and Philosophy Unity for Community
Hospitality Society Up “til Dawn
Hull - Hughes Collegiate FFA Upward Bound Alumni Society
Indian Student Association Visual Arts Association
  Young Democrats
University Recognized Groups
Brass Choir Jazz Band
Chamber Choir Marching Band
Cheerleaders Orchestra
Choir Presidential Leadership Cabinet
Concert Band Student Publications Arka-Tech (newspaper) 
Concert Chorale Symphonic Band
Golden Girls Dance Team