Scholarships & Grants

ARKANSAS TECH UNIVERSITY-OZARK CAMPUS Scholarships
The Ozark Campus offers two scholarships types to students needing help paying for school. One is for students with excellent academic achievement, and the other helps students who have a financial need.

Chancellor's Scholarship: Students must have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.25 and a minimum ACT score of 21 to apply. The scholarship is awarded by semester with deadlines being June 15 for the fall semester and November 15 for the spring semester. Applications are to be submitted to the Financial Aid Office at the Ozark Campus. Students must reapply each semester for the scholarship.

Academic Excellence Scholarship: Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 and a minimum ACT score of 19 to apply. The scholarship is awarded by semester with deadlines being June 15 for the fall semester and November 15 for the spring semester. Applications are to be submitted to the Financial Aid Office at the Ozark Campus. Students must reapply each semester for the scholarship.

Arkansas Tech-Ozark Campus Scholarship: Any student demonstrating financial need may apply. Preference will be given to students experiencing financial hardship and who do not qualify for other aid. The scholarship is awarded by semester with deadlines being June 15 for the fall semester and November 15 for the spring semester. Applications are to be submitted to the Financial Aid Office at the Ozark Campus.  Students must reapply each semester for the scholarship.

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.

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.

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.

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.

William “Bud” Rue Scholarship: Through the generosity of Richard and Lexie Harris, this scholarship has been established to honor William “Bud” 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.

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 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.

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 at www.aaaintouch.com.

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 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 online www.aspsf.org. For more information, contact:

Arkansas Former Foster Youth:
The Education Training Voucher (ETV) program awards grants to current and former foster youth to help pay for college or specialized education. ETV grants are funded by the federal government and administered by the states. In most states, eligible students may receive grants up to $5,000. www.statevoucher.org/index.shtml.

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 (479) 783-1854 or visit www.arhdc.org.

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

Workforce Investment – WIA
WIA provides training assistance for unemployed and underemployed dislocated workers, as well as disadvantaged adults and youth. The Western District (WAEDA) covers Crawford, Franklin, Logan, Sebastian, Scott and Polk counties. For WAEDA information, contact Suzi Posey at (479) 675-5501 in Booneville. The West Central District (WCAPDD) covers Johnson, Pope, Yell, Conway, Pike, Montgomery, Clark, Hot Springs, Garland and Perry counties. For WCAPDD information, contact Laura Robertson at (479) 880-1345 in Russellville. www.waeda.org

 

Choose a scholarship and follow the instructions on the application for applying. NOTE: Adobe Acrobat Reader is required for the scholarship forms.

Scholarship Application Form
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