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General Foundation Scholarships

The student is responsible for submitting the General Foundation 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 February 28 (i.e., applicant letter, reference letters, etc.). Only one application and documentation is required for multiple Foundation General Scholarships.

Documentation must include a letter from the applicant explaining the need for the scholarship, special family circumstances, and career goals.  And three letters of recommendation from any of the following:  Arkansas Tech faculty, High School Counselor, Principal, Pastor, Employer, or someone familiar with your work ethics and family situation.

The applicant will be considered for all scholarships through the Office of Development where all the criteria requirements have been fulfilled.

Submit Application Packet to:
    Office of Development
    1509 N Boulder Avenue ADM 209
    Russellville, AR 72801

All applications and documentation must be received by February 28.


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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.

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 to a graduating senior from Sacred Heart 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.

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.

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.

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 an entering freshmen who graduated from Ola or Plainview, 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, a graduate of Two Rivers School District in Arkansas, and enrolls in 15 semester credit hours or more. 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.

Angelo and Rosa Denova Graduate 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 a graduate 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.

Disabled American Veterans Simpson Turner Chapter 27 Scholarship
This scholarship was established by the members of the DAV Simpson Turner Chapter 27 to benefit the children and grandchildren of military veterans.  Scholarships will be awarded each year that funds are sufficient to a full-time student who is not solely an online student, has a minimum  grade point average of 2.5, and has demonstrated financial need.  Additionally, the student must submit of statement of need of no more than 500 words and must produce proof of military service of his/her parent or grandparent.

Arkansas Tech Faculty/Staff Scholarship
This scholarship was established to benefit faculty, staff, or dependents of faculty/staff enrolled in classes at Arkansas Tech University.  Any full-time or part-time student who is eligible for the Aid for On-Campus Study program and has submitted a “Faculty Staff Waiver” through Arkansas Tech is eligible.  This scholarship is non-renewable for the following semester, although recipient is eligible to reapply in subsequent years.


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 scholarships. 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.

Benny and LaVel Harris Scholarship
This scholarship was established through the generosity of Benny and LaVel Harris to benefit students from Stone County, Arkansas.  The recipient will be a graduate of a Stone County, Arkansas, high school, a full-time student, have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5, and have demonstrated financial need. 

Savannah Kaitlyn Hintze Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship, established by the family and friends of Savannah Kaitlyn Hintze, will be awarded each year that funds are available to a full-time entering freshman.  To be considered for this award, students must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher and demonstrated financial need.  Applicants should submit a letter of application that expresses need and goals.  Also, the letter should include the applicant’s views on volunteerism and community involvement.  This scholarship is renewable for the spring semester, provided the recipient continues to meet the criteria.

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.

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.

Mitchell-Keathley Scholarship
Established in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Keathley and Mr. Boss Mitchell, this scholarship will benefit graduates of Danville High School. To be eligible for this scholarship, the applicant must have attended Danville High School (Danville, AR) for the last four semesters prior to graduation and be accepted for admission to Arkansas Tech University. Additionally, high school grade point average, ACT score, leadership roles in school and community, and financial need will be considered.

Van & Marilyn Moores Scholarship
This partial-tuition general scholarship will be awarded annually. Most awards are made to incoming freshmen.

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.

Non-Traditional Student Scholarship
This scholarship was established to benefit non-traditional students at Arkansas Tech University.  The recipient will be a non-traditional student, aged 23 years or older, and maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.

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 Graduate Studies or full application requirements.

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.

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.

Tate Page Family Scholarship
The family of the late Dr. Tate Page has endowed a scholarship in his memory which will be awarded annually.

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.

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 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. Recipient will be required to attend a meeting of Russellville Noon Lions Club.

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.

Charles Shelton Memorial Scholarship
This memorial scholarship, established by the family and friends of Charles Shelton, will benefit graduates of Jasper High School who attend Arkansas Tech University.  The recipient will be a full-time traditional student from Jasper High School.  Preference will be given to incoming freshmen who are majoring in mathematics.  Recipient must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5.  This scholarship is not automatically renewable, but the recipient is eligible to reapply in subsequent years.

David Shinn Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship, established by Cayce Shinn in memory of her husband, will be awarded each year that funds are available to a full-time student who maintains a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and has demonstrated financial need.  Preference will be given to an incoming freshman.  The scholarship is not automatically renewable after the first year, but recipients are eligible to re-apply in subsequent years.

Mary Teresa Shinn Scholarship
The scholarship is given in memory of Mary Teresa Shinn.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Teresa Williams Memorial Endowment Scholarship
Endowed scholarships to Arkansas Tech will be awarded to qualified high school graduates of Benton, Arkansas.


All applications and documentation must be
received by February 28.