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

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.

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.
Arkansas Tech-Ozark Campus Scholarship: Any student demonstrating high financial need and a minimum cumulative grade point 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.

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.

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.

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. Applications are to be submitted to the Arkansas Tech-Ozark Office of Financial Aid.

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. 


Non-Institutional Scholarships

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/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 online www.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 visit www.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 www.mana.md/murray-t-harris-scholarship/

Arkansas Rehabilitative ServicesStudents 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

 

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