Scholarships For Biological Sciences Majors
Linda Douthit Memorial Scholarship
Awards will be granted on an annual basis as funds are available. Recipients will be chosen based on the following criteria: freshmen who have declared a major in Biology and maintained a minimum high school cumulative grade point average of 2.75; sophomores, juniors or seniors who have declared a major in Biology and have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75.
Jack L. King Scholarship
This partial-tuition scholarship will be awarded each semester that funds are available. To be eligible for this scholarship the student must be a graduate of Western Yell County High School, have an ACT composite score of 19 or above and an ACT Math and Science score of 22 or above, have declared a major in Engineering, Math, Science or a related field at Arkansas Tech University. This scholarship may be renewable for up to seven additional semesters, assuming that the recipient maintains a minimum 2.5 GPA, continues in one of the required fields of study, and enrolls in and completes a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester.
Charles D. and Edna B. Labahn Scholarship
This tuition, fees, and book scholarship will be awarded each year that funds are sufficient. Applicants should be an incoming freshman who has graduated from an Arkansas High School with a “B” grade point average or higher. Applicants must have demonstrated financial need, have declared a major in Accounting, pre-med, or Recreation and Parks Administration, and have full-time student status. Submit two letters of recommendation from high school teachers and/or counselors with the application. This scholarship is renewable for up to seven consecutive semesters, provided the recipient continues to maintain a 2.5 or higher cumulative grade point average, maintains full-time student status, and specifically requests such renewal.
For Current Students
Vann Kerns Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded each year that funds are sufficient. Preference will be given to students pursuing a degree in physics, mathematics, or a pre-medical school course of study. To be considered for this award, students must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher, have demonstrated financial need and enroll in and successfully complete a minimum of fifteen hours each semester.
B. G. and Anita Owen Textbook Scholarship
A book scholarship awarded to a student with junior standing was initiated by B. G. Owen, Associate Professor of Biology. Following the expressed wishes of their daughter, friends may contribute funds to perpetuate this scholarship awarded according to criteria determined by the late Professor Owen. The applicant must have junior or senior status, a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average, demonstrate financial need, preference will be given to students planning to teach biology at the secondary level.
Greg A. Parks Memorial Scholarship
A partial tuition scholarship will be granted each semester that funds are available to a junior or senior level student majoring in psychology or pre-med (biology or chemistry). Applicants must be enrolled in 15 credit hours or more, have a minimum cumulative 3.0 grade point average, and demonstrate financial need. The initial recipient shall be eligible to retain the scholarship for up to three additional consecutive semesters provided he/she enrolls in and successfully completes 15 credit hours and maintains a cumulative 3.0 grade point average.
Dwight M. Moore Scholarship
The scholarship was established by the late Dr. Moore, one-time head of the department, and by his wife Clemmie, a graduate of the department. Each spring, a book scholarship will be awarded to a student interested in and having potential in the field of botany.
Doyle & Evelyn Sparks Scholarship
Scholarships will be awarded each year funds are sufficient to a student who has reached the junior or senior level in their undergraduate education, maintains a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher, exhibits and has a record of campus involvement and/or community service and is from Pope, Yell, Conway or Johnson counties. Each recipient may be chosen to receive this award only once.
E. E. Hudson Scholarship
The applicant must be majoring in biology and enrolled in 12 semester credit hours if a first semester freshman or 15 semester credit hours if a second semester freshman or higher classification. An ACT composite score of 25 or above for freshmen, or an Arkansas Tech cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher for sophomores, juniors, or seniors. The applicant must have leadership potential demonstrated by extracurricular academic activities. Financial need will be considered. Preference will be given to graduates of Arkansas high schools. This scholarship may be renewed for one additional semester after the initial semester award if the student makes satisfactory academic progress by successfully completing 12 semester hours (first semester freshman) or 15 semester hours (second semester freshman or higher classification) with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
Fisheries and Wildlife
Arkansas Fly Fishers Scholarship
This scholarship, was established to provide scholarships for Arkansas Tech University students majoring in fisheries and wildlife science. Scholarships will be awarded each year that funds are sufficient to a full-time graduate or undergraduate student who is majoring in fisheries and wildlife science, maintains a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA, demonstrates financial need, and is an Arkansas resident or resident of a state bordering Arkansas. Applicants must submit a short essay stating why he/she needs the scholarship and setting out career goals. Preference will be given to graduate students. This scholarship shall be awarded for one semester and is renewable for the subsequent semester as long as the recipient continues to meet the criteria.
Markey Butterworth Scholarship
An endowed scholarship in memory of Markey Butterworth is given annually to an out-of-state student majoring in Fisheries and Wildlife Biology.
CADDIS Fly Fishing Club Annual Scholarship
This annual scholarship will be awarded each year that funds are sufficient. Preference will be given to students who have achieved junior or senior status, have declared a major in Fisheries and Wildlife, and have maintained a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or higher. In addition financial need and/or research accomplishments may be considered.
Rip Collins Memorial Scholarship
Established by the Friends of the Little Red River to honor Mr. Rip Collins, the scholarship shall be used to make awards to full-time student(s) attending Arkansas Tech University. A recipient will be chosen annually and receive partial tuition for both the fall and spring semester of that academic year. Selection process will begin in the spring after recommendations are made by fisheries professors at Arkansas Tech. Applications and letters from the applicants expressing their thoughts, beliefs, and future plans concerning fisheries management are required. Preference will be given to a sophomore or junior fisheries student in good standing who is interested in either cold water fisheries biology, management, or stream/riverine fisheries biology or management.
The Lake Dardanelle Big Bass Scholarship
Through the generosity and support of local and area fishermen, the organizers of “The Lake Dardanelle Big Bass Classic,” Wilkins Sporting Goods and the Russellville Advertising and Promotion, the Lake Dardanelle Big Bass Scholarship has been established for the purpose of providing scholarships for Fisheries and Wildlife students attending Arkansas Tech University. Applications should be submitted directly to the Director of the Fisheries and Wildlife program in early September. Scholarships will be granted each fall in accordance to the following criteria: a declared major in Fisheries and Wildlife, a junior or senior level student in good standing, attach a resume, copy of transcripts, and a letter of application that indicates the scholarship for which application is being made and that addresses financial need and career goals. Preference will be given to Arkansas residents and to students whose career goals focus on fisheries management. The scholarship is for the fall semester only and is not renewable.
Quail Unlimited / Jim Ed McGee Scholarship
Awards will be granted each fall that funds are sufficient to an Arkansas resident with a junior or senior class standing who has declared a major in Fisheries and Wildlife. The student must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher, be enrolled in a minimum course load of 12 student semester credit hours, demonstrate financial need and submit a letter of application. The scholarship is renewable for the succeeding spring semester provided the student maintains a minimum 2.0 grade point on a minimum course load of 12 student semester credit hours. Students must re-apply each year.