ACT 1185

Arkansas income taxpayers who earn a minimum of $5,500 in wages and, with their dependents, reside in a bordering state in a county or parish contiguous to an Arkansas county in which a public institution of higher education is located may enroll at the University of Arkansas and receive the non-resident tuition award under the provisions of ACT 1185 of 1995, Section 34. The availability of funds may vary each year, and the students must provide certain documentation. Please contact the Academic Scholarship Office at 479-575-4464 for more information.

Arkansas Alumni Association Scholarships

The Arkansas Alumni Association, through its members, donors, chapters, and societies, sponsors five scholarship and grant programs. See brief information in the chart below. For information on the association's scholarship program, visit the Arkansas Alumni Association website.

Name Annual Award Eligibility Criteria Application Procedure Renewal Criteria
Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship$6,500 per year for four yearsIncoming freshmen with a minimum GPA of 3.60 and 24 ACT or 1090 SAT (Pre-March 2016) or 1160 SAT (Redesigned SAT)Complete Arkansas Alumni Association Freshman Scholarship Application (www.arkansasalumni.org/freshmanscholarships) Priority Deadline: December 1Cumulative 3.00 GPA and 30 hours earned by the end of the second semester of each award year. 4 years or 8 semesters total (5 years for the Bachelor of Architecture, Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, and Master of Arts in Teaching programs).
Arkansas License Plate, "Roads" Scholarship/Alumni Board of Directors Scholarship$2,500 per year for four yearsApplicant finalists from the Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship who are residents of Arkansas. Non-resident finalists will receive equivalent Alumni Board of Directors Scholarship.Applications from the Alumni Endowed Scholarship will be considered.Criteria same as for Alumni Endowed Scholarship (see above).
Razorback Generations Scholarship$2,500 per year for four yearsArkansas finalists from the Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship with a family connection to the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.Applications from the Alumni Endowed Scholarship will be considered.Criteria same as for Alumni Endowed Scholarship (see above).
Alumni Chapter and Society ScholarshipsVariable amount based on chapter funds.Minimum GPA of 3.50 and 24 ACT.Considered from both the Alumni Scholarship application and private chapter/society applications.Varies
Alumni Legacy ScholarshipPartial out-of-state tuition differential. Variable amount based on hours enrolled. See http://www.arkansasalumni.org/legacyscholarship for more information.Non-resident students must have a qualifying family member who is a U of A graduate and member of the Alumni Association. Entering freshmen must have a 3.00 GPA and 20 ACT or 930 SAT (Pre-March 2016) or 1020 SAT (Redesigned SAT). Transfer students must have 24 credit hours and a 3.00 GPA.Complete the Alumni Legacy Scholarship Application.Renewable with completion of 24 hours per academic year, 2.75 minimum GPA. Up to 4 years (5 years for students in Architecture or the Master of Arts in Teaching program).

Air Force and Army ROTC

The Air Force and Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps programs offer a number of scholarship opportunities for entering freshmen and on-campus students. See the Reserve Officers' Training Corps section of this catalog for detailed information.

Military Benefits

The University of Arkansas is approved by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to participate in military educational benefit programs for veterans, current military members, reservists, national guard, and dependents of veterans who are working toward a degree. For more information regarding programs and eligibility please contact the university’s Veterans Resources and Information Center (VRIC) at 479-575-8742 or http://veteranscenter.uark.edu.

Military Student Scholarships

The University of Arkansas provides three different scholarships to current and former military service members and the dependents of service members. The military service member scholarship provides 35 one-year scholarships in the amount of $4,000 to support current and former service members. The military dependents scholarship provides 10 one-year scholarships in the amount of $1,500 to support dependents of service members. The military book scholarship provides 10 one-semester scholarships (each fall and spring semester) in the amount of $500 to support service members and dependents with book expenses. Students should contact the Academic Scholarship Office at 479-575-4464 or http://scholarships.uark.edu for further information.