Scholarship Renewal Requirements

These requirements are effective for all academic scholarships, excluding University Honors, starting with the spring 2022 semester. These requirements are not retroactive for previous semesters.

 

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) and meet the cumulative GPA requirement associated with their scholarship awards.

 

Summer Earn Back Program

Students who received their scholarship awards in the spring term, but failed to maintain the required number of hours and/or cumulative GPA at the end of the academic year, 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

  • Academic Scholarships (Tiers 1 - 4), First-Generation, ATU Family, ATU Promise, Concurrent Advantage, Leadership, Green & Gold, Deans, Presidential, and Board of Trustees Scholarships are renewable for seven consecutive semesters after the first or until the completion of an undergraduate degree, whichever comes first, provided the student maintains all scholarship requirements.

  • Tech Transfer, Phi Theta Kappa, Presidential Honors, Arkansas Academic All-Star, and Transitions Scholarships are renewable for five consecutive semesters after the first or until the completion of an undergraduate degree, whichever comes first, provided the student maintains all scholarship requirements.

  • Transfer, CLEP, AP, and IB credit cannot be used to qualify for scholarship renewal.

  • Students who do not meet first semester renewal requirements will retain the scholarship awards but receive notifications from the Financial Aid Office they are at risk of losing their awards. Students who completely withdraw during a semester will not retain the scholarship awards.

  • All scholarship recipients must be admitted on the Russellville campus and enrolled in 15 credit hours. 

  • 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 transcripts so their scholarship status can be reevaluated.

  • If less than 15 hours are required during the term of graduation, scholarship recipients must notify the Financial Aid Office. A minimum of 12 undergraduate hours will be required to retain the full scholarship award. Students who require less than full-time enrollment to graduate may request a prorated award.

  • To receive the award, the FAFSA and all requested documentation must be on file by August 1 each year. Students must also have either housing charges OR an exemption to the housing policy posted before the scholarships will credit to the accounts.

  • Violating the Arkansas Tech University Code of Conduct, local, state, or federal law may result in the loss of the scholarship.

  • 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.