Scholarships for Business Majors

For all Business Majors

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.

G. M. and Ruby Cook Business Scholarship

An endowed scholarship will be awarded annually to a business major.

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.

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.

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 and 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, 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.

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 and 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, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

LeMoyne and Selma Smith Research Scholarship

This scholarship was established to benefit a student majoring in a degree program within the College of Business.  The student must be a junior or senior enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours, maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 and demonstrate financial need.  The recipient must also demonstrate the ability to conduct research in the prescribed area.  The research needs of the College of Business will be a guiding factor in the selection of the recipient, and the recipient will be mentored by the appropriate faculty member within the College while participating in research during the semester of the award.

SMEI – Arkansas Top Manager Scholarship

Through the generosity of the Board of Directors of the Sales and Marketing Executives International Arkansas (SMEI Arkansas), this scholarship has been established to provide a scholarship for students seeking a degree in management and marketing.  The recipient must have the goal of pursuing a career in sales and marketing, have demonstrated financial need, have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0, and participate in extra-curricular activities at Arkansas Tech.  The recipient may be enrolled as a full-time or part-time student (minimum of 6 credit hours) and have completed at least two semesters at Arkansas Tech University.  This scholarship will be awarded during the fall semester and is not renewable.


For Accounting Majors

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 have 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.

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.

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.

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. 

Jackie Knight Memorial Scholarships

A scholarship awarded annually to an outstanding and deserving senior-to-be 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 Arkansas Tech University.

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 science, accounting, or business/economics/finance-one from computer science, one from business and two from accounting. 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.

 

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