Frequently Asked Scholarship Questions
The application for undergraduate admission serves as the scholarship application. There is not a separate scholarship application to complete; however, an early admission status is required. An early admission file includes an application for undergraduate admission and current high school transcript with a qualifying GPA and ACT/SAT exam score. The application for undergraduate admission and all supporting documentation must be on file by November 15 to receive priority scholarship consideration and February 15 for final scholarship consideration.
Superscores or recalculated ACT scores using subset scores from multiple exams will not be accepted.
Yes. Academic scholarship recipients must live in a residence hall OR receive an exemption to the residency requirements from the Residence Life Office in accordance with established University policy. Recipients are responsible for making on-campus housing arrangements.
No. The University Honors application process is completely autonomous. If you have a minimum of a 27 ACT or equivalent SAT or are in the top 10% of your graduating class and have a 3.50 minimum high school GPA, you should investigate the benefits of being selected into Honors. The University Honors application deadline is noon on November 30, allowing those who are not selected and have also applied for the Freshmen Academic Scholarships the opportunity to be considered for the academic scholarship awards.
Find out more information at www.atu.edu/honors.
Ask yourself the following questions. Have you:
- Been officially admitted to Arkansas Tech University's Russellville campus?
- Registered for the correct number of hours? (15 hours for all Tech academic scholarships)
- Filled out your FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov?
- Signed up for on-campus housing, if required?
- Turned in all required documents to Financial Aid prior to the deadline (August 1 for Continuing Scholarships and December 1 for Freshmen Scholarships)?
Ask yourself the following questions. Did you:
- Meet the renewal requirements for the scholarship? Refer to your original scholarship award letter or the Undergraduate Catalog for your award year at https://www.atu.edu/catalog/ for Tech scholarships.
- COMPLETE your FAFSA and all required paperwork prior to the deadline (August 1 for Continuing Scholarships and December 1 for Freshmen Scholarships)?
- Register for the correct number of hours? (15 hours for all Tech academic scholarships)
Refer to your original scholarship award letter, the Admissions web site at https://www.atu.edu/scholarships/renewal.php, or the Undergraduate Catalog at https://www.atu.edu/catalog/ for specific details on your Tech scholarship award. In general, students are expected to:
- As an incoming freshman, you must enroll in a minimum of 15 hours and complete 12 hours during your first semester 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 hours, AP, IB, or CLEP credits do not count toward 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.
- Earn the required minimum GPA. Scholarship recipients must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA at the end of each academic year (fall/spring).
- 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.
Honor the Arkansas Tech University Code of Conduct.