Special Scholarships and Conditions

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

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, the Arkansas Alumni Association awards more than $1 million annually through a pool of scholarships. Each alumni scholarship has specific criteria based on the donors' wishes; including, but not limited to, academic achievement, service to the school and community, leadership ability, first-generation college-going and specific major and career choices. Some take into consideration financial need and unique personal backgrounds. All current and prospective students are encouraged to apply each year. Most Association-level scholarships are designated for incoming freshmen and are merit-based. Additional Alumni Association, Alumni Chapters and Alumni Societies scholarships are also available.  For more information, visit the Arkansas Alumni Association’s website.

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.