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Arkansas Scholarships

Governorís Scholars Program These are merit scholarships that are given yearly to at least 75 of Arkansas' outstanding high school graduates. To receive the award, the student must attend an approved Arkansas college or university. Applications can be found at your high school counselor's office and must be submitted by February 1.

Awards can be for as much as $4,000 per year and are renewable as long as the recipient attains a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 by the end of each academic year and completes at least 27 credits the first year and 30 credits each of the following years. Students receiving the Distinguished Governor's Scholarship can receive up to $10,000 per year towards tuition, mandatory fees, room & board. A 3.25 cumulative GPA is required to renew these scholarships from year to year.

Arkansas Community Foundation The foundation administers and awards more than 250 scholarships annually to Arkansas students. To search through the ACF scholarships, visit

Military (formerly MIA/KIA) Dependents Scholarship Program This program provides tuition and fees at any Arkansas state college, university or technical institute for anyone whose parent or spouse is MIA, KIA, killed in the course of duty or declared to be 100% permanently disabled due to service connection. There may be other requirements. You can download an application at the Arkansas Higher Ed website.

Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship (ACS) The award for this program depends on the ACT composite score (min 19) as well as the student's GPA (min 2.50) in the Arkansas Pre-Collegiate Core Curriculum. The award is up to $4500 per academic year and is renewable. There are other requirements for this scholarship.Get more information on requirements and application procedures at the Arkansas Department of Higher Education website

Second Effort Scholarships So you didn't graduate from High School and just received your GED. Here is a scholarship just for you. The top ten scorers in each year's GED have the chance to receive up to a $1,000 scholarship. You don't even have to apply. The top scorers will be notified. The scholarships are renewable contingent upon the student maintaining at minimum, a 2.5 GPA each year.

More information on these programs can be found at the Arkansas Department of Higher Education's Financial Aid page.

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