Third-Party Scholarships for Students

These scholarships are available through organizations outside Arkansas Tech University. 

Institute for Mexicans Abroad (IME)

League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) will be available in February 2024

Arkansas Community Foundation Scholarships -
Arkansas Community Foundation is a nonprofit organization that fosters smart giving to improve communities. The Community Foundation offers tools to help Arkansans protect, grow and direct their charitable dollars as they learn more about community needs. By making grants and sharing knowledge, the Community Foundation supports charitable programs that work for Arkansas.

Arkansas Education Association Scholarships -
 Emma Scott - Scholarship for Future Teachers
The Emma Scott Memorial Scholarships were established in 1961 by the Arkansas Education Association to honor Emma Scott. Miss Scott was a former English teacher in Little Rock and AEA staff member who is credited with establishing Future Teachers of America programs in Arkansas.

 TE Patterson - Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship
This $500 scholarship is awarded yearly to five African-American college students in Arkansas. Each year this scholarship also honors the memory of a distinguished African-American educator. The deadline for scholarship applications is March 1st. All applications must be completed with documents by the deadline. Otherwise the committee will not consider it.

Arkansas Health Information Management Association Scholarship
An annual scholarship fund has been established by the Arkansas Health Information Management Association. The scholarship is awarded each spring to a deserving health information management major in his/her junior or senior year. The recipient is determined by the Executive Board of the Arkansas Health Information Management Association. Interested students should contact the Health Information Management Program office in Dean Hall Suite 201 to obtain an application. Application deadline is January 31st.

Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund
Single parents who reside in counties other than those listed below may find information for their county at

Logan County Single Parent Scholarship Fund
LCSPSF offers approximately $500 per semester (spring, fall, summer), which may be used to support the needs of the scholar - pay for gasoline, pay for babysitter, pay for food, clothing, utilities, rent etc. Half the scholarship is provided at the beginning of the semester and the remainder after submission of the mid-semester grades, which must be passing grades. Students can apply for the scholarships on-line. Contact: Christy McCollough, Scholarships, 479-675-4326 email: . Mailing address: Jessica Philmon, First National bank, P.O. Box 31, Paris, AR 72855.

Pope-Yell County Single Parent Scholarship
Scholarships are awarded each semester to single parents who are residents of Pope or Yell counties. Recipients must have applied for federal financial aid and be eligible for a federal Pell Grant. Application deadline is July 15 for the fall semester and January 15 for the spring semester. Applications are available from Pope-Yell County Single Parent Scholarship Board, River Valley Shelter for Battered Women and Children, Inc. P.O. Box 2066, Russellville, Arkansas 72811.

J.D. Knight Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Mrs. J.D. Knight in memory of her late husband, Mr. J.D. Knight, a former member of the Arkansas Tech Board of Trustees. The recipient must be majoring in accounting, business, or economics and must have an interest in banking as a possible career. An application may be obtained from the Accounting Department in the College of Business.

Cora McHenry Scholarship for Teaching Excellence
Three partial tuition scholarships available to African-American students committed to teaching in the public school of Arkansas at either the early childhood/middle or secondary level.  To be eligible, a student must be eligible for the teacher education program, be a member of SNEA or CMLA, be enrolled in a 15 credit hour course load, and have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or better.  To apply a student should submit a letter of application, two letters of recommendation from school officials, a brief essay on why the applicant is interested in teaching, and including a record of activities in school, church, and the community to Dr. V. Carole Smith, College of Education, Arkansas Tech University.  Application deadline is February 28.

R. Lewis Urton Senior Rehabilitation Scholarship
An annual grant provided by the Arkansas Rehabilitation Association to a senior major in rehabilitation science. Applications for the scholarship are received during the spring semester. Students interested in applying should contact the Director of the Rehabilitation Science program. Each applicant will be interviewed by a committee made up of members of the Arkansas Rehabilitation Association.