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Scholarships - Important Information


All applications and documentation must be received by February 28.

Financial need is determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). FAFSA applications are available beginning January 1 each year at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Arkansas Tech University Federal School Code is 001089. Where need is a determining factor for a scholarship, the FAFSA results must be available in the ATU Financial Aid Office for the application to be considered.

Foundation Scholarships
The student is responsible for submitting the Foundation Scholarship Application and all documentation listed in the scholarship criteria to the Office of Development. Only one application is required for multiple Foundation General Scholarships.

Documentation must include:

  • An applicant letter explaining the need for the scholarship, special family circumstances, and your career goals.
  • Three letters of recommendation from any of the following:  Arkansas Tech faculty (current Tech students only), High School Counselor, Principal, Pastor, Employer, or someone familiar with your work ethics and family situation.
  • Any other document specifically requested of the student within the scholarship description.  

Alumni Association Scholarships
Alumni Scholarships are available through the Arkansas Tech University Alumni Association. Alumni Applications are available through the Office of Development, at the Alumni House on campus, and in the Alumni Association Scholarship section of this web site. Applications should be printed off the web site or picked-up from the offices listed, completed, and all required documentation should be attached and submitted to the address on the application.

Junior Auxiliary of Russellville Scholarships
Junior Auxiliary Scholarships require a separate application that is available the middle of February and can be picked-up in the Office of Development.

Click here to view and apply for scholarships.


  • Scholarships will be awarded if funds are sufficient.
  • A number of scholarships are held by one individual for the duration of the recipient’s education, therefore the scholarship may not be available until recipient graduates.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered and will not be returned.
  • 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 (479) 968-0399.
  • Students who receive a Foundation Scholarship will be responsible for completing the Foundation Scholarship Recipient Agreement and profile before the award can be posted to the students account.
  • Expressing appreciation to donors for their interest in and support of higher education is an important part of receiving a scholarship. Students who receive a Foundation Scholarship will be responsible for writing a thank you card or note and returning it to the Office of Development. The scholarship will be awarded to the alternate if the thank note or card is not returned with the Foundation Scholarship Recipient Agreement and Student Profile.
  • Foundation Scholarship awards will be posted directly to student accounts. No payments will be made directly to students. Any refunds due to the student can be picked-up in the Student Accounts Office.