Scholarships and Assistantships 


Arkansas Tech Foundation Scholarships & Application Information

Denton-Wainright Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Cheryl Denton in memory of Dr. John Wainright and Joan Wainright in recognition of the difference they made in the lives of Tech students through their support and guidance. Joan Wainright was on the music faculty from 1955 to 1982. Dr. John Wainright, at Tech from 1952-1981, was on the faculty in music and education.  He was named Dean of Education in 1970 and served in that capacity until 1981. Scholarships and awards will be granted each fall that funds are sufficient in accordance with the following criteria: The recipient must be a junior or senior majoring in music education with the intent to teach elementary music or education: preference order (1) music education keyboard instrumental (2) music education-keyboard vocal (3) music education-vocal (4) English education or (5) education. In addition the recipient must maintain full-time student status, and have demonstrated financial need.  The scholarship may be renewed for the spring semester provided the recipient continues to meet the scholarship criteria and funds are sufficient. Scholarship recipients from one year will be eligible to reapply for subsequent years.

William C. (Bill) & Barbara Gund Scholarship

Students majoring in English with a junior or senior standing are eligible for this partial-tuition scholarship provided that they maintain a grade point average of at least 3.0 and follow all established criteria. Preference will be given to non-traditional students.

Francis Gwaltney Memorial Scholarship

An endowed scholarship awarded to an English or Creative Writing major with sophomore, junior, or senior standing in memory of Francis Gwaltney, former author and member of the English and Creative Writing faculty. The scholarship is awarded competitively based on original fiction submitted by applicants to the head of the English Department two weeks before the end of each spring semester.

Massie-Mobley Modern Foreign Language Scholarship

Scholarship will be awarded to an upperclassman majoring in foreign language.

Lillian Massie Reed Modern Foreign Language Award

A scholarship awarded annually to a student majoring in foreign language.

Rexann Oller English / Creative Writing Scholarship

One Scholarship from each area will be awarded annually to a deserving student. Recipients must be, sophomore,  junior or senior level student, be in good academic standing, and should submit the application by April 1 of each spring.

John Rollow Memorial Fund

Established as a tribute to John Rollow to assist non-traditional students in English and Creative Writing with tuition expenses, this scholarship is open to any non-traditional undergraduate or graduate student with demonstrated financial need and a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher.


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