Scholarships & Grants

Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus Scholarships

Arkansas Tech-Ozark offers two scholarship types to students needing help paying for school. One is for students with excellent academic achievement. The other helps students with a high financial need.

Students may receive only one Tech funded academic scholarship in a semester. Scholarship funds may be used for tuition, fees, books or any other educational-related expenses.

All students applying for a Tech scholarship must complete the FAFSA prior to scholarship deadlines. The deadlines for both Arkansas Tech-Ozark scholarships is June 15 for the fall semester and Nov. 15 for the spring semester. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

Applications must be submitted to the Arkansas Tech-Ozark Office of Financial Aid. Scholarships do not automatically renew, and students must reapply each semester for scholarships.

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. For more information on the scholarship stacking policy, contact the Arkansas Tech-Ozark Office of Financial Aid located in the Office of Student Services.

Choose a Tech scholarship below and follow the instructions on the application for applying. Applications are to be submitted to the Arkansas Tech-Ozark Office of Financial Aid. Students must reapply each semester for the scholarship.

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Scholarship Application Form

Scholarship Recipient Profile

High School to High Wage Application Form

 

List Of Scholarships

Chancellor's Scholarship

Students must have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.25 to apply. Applications are to be submitted to the Arkansas Tech-Ozark Office of Financial Aid. Students must reapply each semester for the scholarship. Awarded for Fall and Spring semesters. 

Academic Excellence Scholarship

Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 to apply. Applications are to be submitted to the Arkansas Tech-Ozark Office of Financial Aid. Students must reapply each semester for the scholarship. Awarded for Fall and Spring semesters. 

High School to High Wage Scholarship

Must be a first time entering freshman and recent high school graduate. Students must have a minimum cumulative High School GPA of 3.0. Scholarships will be awarded based on GPA, test scores and letters of recommendation. Applications are to be submitted to the Arkansas Tech-Ozark Office of Financial Aid. Deadline to apply is April 1st. Awarded for Fall semester. 

Ozark Campus Scholarship

Any student demonstrating high financial need and a minimum GPA average of 2.5 may apply. Preference will be given to students experiencing financial hardship and who do not qualify for other aid. Applications are to be submitted to the Arkansas Tech-Ozark Office of Financial Aid. Students must reapply each semester for the scholarship. Awarded for Fall and Spring semesters. 

Ozark Campus Summer Scholarship

Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA average of 2.5 and must be enrolled in a minimum of 3 credit hours to apply. Preference will be given to students graduating in the Summer semester and to those who do not have any financial assistance for summer.  Applications are to be submitted to the Arkansas Tech-Ozark Office of Financial Aid. Awarded for Summer semester. 

Vanesa Briley Memorial Scholarship

Through the generosity of Gary Briley, this scholarship, established in memory of Vanesa Briley, will be awarded each year that funds are sufficient to a traditional freshman student enrolled at the Ozark Campus. The student should possess a 2.0 GPA and must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester. Applications are to be submitted to the Arkansas Tech-Ozark Office of Financial Aid. Awarded for Fall semester. 

Randy Davis Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded each spring that funds are sufficient to a student who meets the following criteria: a high school graduate or equivalent majoring in paramedic/emergency medical services at Arkansas Tech-Ozark. Student must demonstrate high financial need and be a resident of Sebastian, Crawford, or Johnson County. Recipients may reapply for further consideration in subsequent years. Applications are to be submitted to the Arkansas Tech-Ozark Office of Financial Aid. Awarded for Spring semester and may be renewed for program length, depending on funding. 

Harold Sonny Fields Memorial Scholarship

Through the generosity of Lera Fields, the Harold Sonny Fields Memorial Scholarship has been established. This scholarship will be awarded each year that funds are available to a graduate of Mountainburg High School who is enrolling in classes for the fall semester immediately following high school graduation. The student must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 and enroll in at least 12 credit hours per semester in a technical program. Applications are to be submitted to the Arkansas Tech-Ozark Office of Financial Aid. Awarded for Fall and Spring semesters. 

Hanesbrands, Inc. Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded each year that funds are sufficient to a full-time student at the Ozark Campus who has declared a major in a technical program. The scholarship is for one year and is renewable only through completion of a new application. Applications are to be submitted to the Arkansas Tech-Ozark Office of Financial Aid. Awarded for Fall semester and may be renewed for Spring semester. 

W.R. "Bud" and Dr. Jo Harper Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded each fall, and may be renewed for spring to a full-time student at the Ozark Campus who is pursuing an associate degree. The student must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0,  completed 30 credit hours toward his/her degree, and demonstrated financial need. Applications are to be submitted to the Arkansas Tech-Ozark Office of Financial Aid. Awarded for Fall semester and may be renewed for Spring semester.  

Benny R. Harris Scholarship

Through the generosity of Richard and Lexie Harris, this scholarship has been established to honor Benny R. Harris. This scholarship will be awarded each fall that funds are sufficient to a full-time student in a degree program on the Ozark Campus. The student must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 (high school and/or college) and demonstrated financial need. Recipients may reapply for further consideration in subsequent years. Applications are to be submitted to the Arkansas Tech-Ozark Office of Financial Aid. Awarded for Fall semester. 

William Bud and Kathey Rue Scholarship

Through the generosity of Richard and Lexie Harris, this scholarship has been established to honor William Bud and Kathey Rue. This scholarship will be awarded each spring that funds are sufficient to a full-time student in a degree program on the Ozark Campus. The student must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 (high school and/or college) and demonstrated financial need. Recipients may reapply for further consideration in subsequent years. Applications are to be submitted to the Arkansas Tech-Ozark Office of Financial Aid. Awarded for Spring semester. 

Katherine S. Shaffer Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship, established in memory of Katherine S. Shaffer, will be awarded each year that funds are sufficient to a completer from the Franklin, Johnson and Logan County Adult Education Program who plans to attend the Ozark Campus. Applicants must submit two letters of recommendation and a short essay explaining any activities or community service in which the student has participated. The recipient must enroll in a minimum of 15 credit hours for the fall semester and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This scholarship is a one-time, non-renewable scholarship. Applications are to be submitted to the Arkansas Tech-Ozark Office of Financial Aid. Awarded for Fall or Spring semester. 

Elbert "Bo" and Mae Dell Sikes Scholarship

Through the generosity of friends and family, this scholarship was established to honor Mae Dell Sikes and the late Elbert Bo Sikes. This scholarship will be awarded each year funds are available. Applicants must be a full-time student on the Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus majoring in Welding, Automotive Service Technology, Collision Repair Technology, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration or Industrial Controls Systems. Applicants must maintain a minimum 2.5 grade point average. The scholarship shall be awarded for one academic year and is not renewable for the subsequent year. Applications are to be submitted to the Arkansas Tech-Ozark Office of Financial Aid. Awarded for Fall and Spring semesters. 

Serelda Johnson Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Serelda Johnson by her family and friends.  It will be awarded each year that funds are available to a student who is a full-time freshman or sophomore majoring in Health Information Technology on the Ozark campus and has demonstrated financial need.  The award is for one semester and is not automatically renewable for the subsequent semester, but recipients are eligible to reapply.

Transitions Scholarship

ATU-Ozark campus students who have completed an ATU-Ozark campus Associate of Applied Science or Technical Certificate degree program with a minimum 3.25 cumulative college GPA are eligible to apply for a Transitions Scholarship to the ATU-Main Campus. Transitions Scholarships are competitively awarded and amounts vary. All Transitions Scholarships are renewable for five consecutive semesters or until the completion of an undergraduate degree, whichever comes first, provided that the student maintains all scholarship requirements.  Please contact the ATU-Ozark campus for a scholarship application.

Click here to apply for the Transitions Scholarship.

Arkansas Department of Higher Education

State aid includes the Go Grant, the Academic Challenge (Lottery) Scholarships and others. To apply, go to www.adhe.edu and click on YOUniversal. Deadlines: June 1 for Fall; October 1 for Spring.

American Indian Center

Provides scholarships and training opportunities for Native Americans. For more information, call (800) 441-4513. www.arindianctr.org.

Arkansas Ambulance Association

Scholarships for students enrolled in the EMS/Paramedic program ($500 EMS, $1,500 Paramedic) Apply online atwww.aaaintouch.com/x_scholarships.html.

Arkansas Single Parent Scholarships

Scholarships are available on a county by county basis. Students should have custody of their minor child/children to qualify. Applications are onlinewww.aspsf.org. For more information, contact:

  • Crawford, Franklin and Sebastian counties: (479) 434-6171
  • Logan County: (870) 466-4202
  • Johnson County: (479) 709-2653
  • Pope County: (479) 970-8800
International School of Hydrocarbon Measurement Scholarship

Available to beginning students majoring in Industrial Control Systems. Requirements: 19 ACT and 2.5 high school GPA. www.ishm.info/scholarship.html

Arkansas Human Development Corp. (Farm Workers)

Available to students or parents working as farm workers within the past two years and receive 51% income from farm work. For more information, call (501) 374-1103 or visitwww.arhdc.org.

Murray T. Harris Scholarship

Scholarships are awarded each June to students enrolled in an accredited allied health program. Must live in Washington or Benton County. For more information, visit http://www.mana.md/murray-t-harris-healthcare-scholarship/

Arkansas Rehabilitative Services

Students with disabilities/medical conditions might qualify for assistance through their local offices (or online:www.ace.arkansas.gov/arRehabServices/aboutARS/Pages/default.aspx).

Crawford, Franklin, Logan, Scott and Sebastian Counties:
Bonneville Office: (479) 675-3835
Fort Smith Office: (479) 452-7131

Conway, Faulkner, Johnson, Perry, Pope and Yell Counties:
Russellville Office: (479) 890-5751
Conway Office: (501) 730-9725

Workforce Investment WIA

WIA provides assistance for training to unemployed and underemployed dislocated workers as well as disadvantaged adults and youth. www.waeda.org

  • The Western District (WAEDA) covers Crawford, Franklin, Logan, Sebastian, Scott and Polk Counties. Contact (479) 474-7061
  • The West Central District (WCAPDD) covers Johnson, Pope, Yell, Conway, Pike, Montgomery, Clark, Hot Springs, Garland and Perry Coutines. Contact (479) 968-2784