Renewal Requirements

 

Academic and Leadership Scholarship Renewal Requirements

Academic scholarship recipients must enroll in a minimum of 15 hours during the fall semester of the freshman year and complete a minimum of 12 hours with a 3.0 cumulative GPA to remain on track for scholarship renewal at the end of the academic year.  Students who do not meet first semester renewal requirements will retain the scholarship awards but receive notification from the Financial Aid Office they are at risk of losing their awards.  Students must enroll in a minimum of 15 hours for the spring semester and complete a total of 27 hours for the freshman year (fall/spring) with a 3.0 cumulative GPA to be eligible for the scholarship for the sophomore year.  Transfer, CLEP, AP, and IB credit cannot be used to qualify for scholarship renewal.  Renewal for subsequent semesters requires enrollment in 15 hours each semester and completion of 30 hours each year (fall/spring) with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.  Academic and Leadership Scholarship awards must be used on the Russellville campus.

Renewal requirements for University Honors stipends are available on the University Honors website.  The Summer Earn Back Program cannot be used to maintain University Honors stipends. 

Transfer Scholarship Renewal Requirements

Scholarship students must enroll in a minimum of 15 hours each semester and complete a minimum of 30 hours each year (fall/spring) with a 3.0 cumulative GPA to be eligible for scholarship renewal.  All transfer 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. Transfer, CLEP, AP, and IB credit cannot be used to qualify for scholarship renewal. Transfer Scholarship awards must be used on the Russellville campus.

Transitions Scholarship Renewal Requirements

Scholarship students must enroll in a minimum of 15 hours each semester and complete a minimum of 30 hours each year (fall/spring) with a 3.0 cumulative GPA to be eligible for scholarship renewal.  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. Transfer, CLEP, AP, and IB credit cannot be used to qualify for scholarship renewal. Transitions Scholarship awards must be used on the Russellville campus.

single term renewal requirements

Students whose scholarships begin with the spring term or who only complete one term during the academic year based on special circumstances such as military training or medical conditions must complete a total of 15 hours for the academic year (fall/spring/summer) with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.  Transfer, CLEP, AP, and IB credit cannot be used to qualify for scholarship renewal.  Summer courses taken to meet renewal requirements must be through Arkansas Tech University and are at the student’s expense.

SUMMER EARN BACK PROGRAM FOR ACADEMIC, LEADERSHIP, TRANSFER & TRANSITIONS SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

Scholarship students who received their academic scholarship awards in the spring term, but fail to maintain the required number of hours (27 hours for freshmen/30 hours for upperclassmen) with a 3.00 cumulative GPA, may take summer courses to make up deficiencies. Summer courses may be used to meet either the hour or cumulative GPA requirement for continued renewal. Summer courses taken to reinstate awards must be through Arkansas Tech University and are at the student’s expense.

All Scholarship Recipients

Students who have grade changes, including incompletes (I) replaced, are responsible for contacting the Financial Aid Office after the grade change has been posted to their transcript so their scholarship status can be reevaluated. If less than 15 hours are required during the term of graduation, scholarship recipients must submit to the Financial Aid Office a copy of the degree audit signed by the Registrar. A minimum of 12 undergraduate hours will be required to retain the full scholarship amount. Students who require less than full-time enrollment to graduate may request a prorated award through Financial Aid.

Receipt, continued receipt, or renewal of all academic scholarships is also contingent upon the student honoring the Arkansas Tech University Code of Conduct and adhering to local, state, and Federal law. To receive the award in subsequent terms, the FAFSA and all requested documentation must be on file by August 1 each year. Students who fail to meet renewal requirements are notified via their official student email.

To remain in compliance with Act 323 of 2009, the University reserves the right to cancel or modify any scholarship funded by the institution at any time.