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Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship

Offered by Arkansas Department of Higher Education

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Dec 8, 2023
Multiple awards worth

$1,000 - $5,000

Grade level

High School Seniors & College Freshmen

Application deadline:

July 1, 2024

Scholarship Overview

The Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship is open to Arkansas residents who have been accepted for admission at an approved institution of higher education in a program of study that leads to a baccalaureate degree, associate degree, qualified certificate, or a nursing school diploma. Applicants must have not previously earned a baccalaureate degree. Interested students should bear in mind that further eligibility requirements are based on two student categories: Traditional (Incoming Freshman) and Nontraditional Students. We recommend visiting the Arkansas’ Department of Higher Education’s website for additional eligibility criteria under the two categories. The application deadline is July 1 of a student’s senior year in high school. Students can earn between $1,000 and $5,000, depending on their year in school. If you’re an Arkansas resident looking for help funding your post-secondary education, we encourage you to apply!

About Arkansas Department of Higher Education

The Arkansas Division of Higher Education serves as the administrative staff for the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board. The Division works closely with the public colleges and universities in Arkansas to promote higher education across the state.

Eligibility information

This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.

Grade Level

High School Seniors & College Freshmen

Citizenship

US Citizens, Permanent Residents

Minimum GPA

2.5

Other Category

Low Income, Adult

State

Arkansas

Application information

To apply for this scholarship, submit the below application materials before the deadline.

Academic transcript

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Scholarship FAQ

Is this scholarship designated for full-time or part-time students?

This scholarship is designated for both full and part-time enrollment statuses.

Is this scholarship restricted by institution type?

Yes, this scholarship is restricted for use at two-year and four-year colleges.

Is this scholarship open to international students?

No, this scholarship is only open to US Citizens and Permanent Residents.

Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Arkansas Department of Higher Education at [email protected].

Is this scholarship renewable?

Yes, the Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship is renewable.

Is this scholarship open to international or DACA students?

No, this scholarship is only open to U.S. Citizens. # No, this scholarship is only open to U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents. # No, this scholarship is open to U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents, and DACA recipients. # Yes, this scholarship is open to all students! # No, this scholarship is only open to Permanent Residents. # No, this scholarship is only open to DACA recipients. # This scholarship is open to Canadian Citizens. # This scholarship is open to citizens of countries other than the United States. We encourage you to confirm specific citizenship eligibility requirements on the sponsoring organization’s website. # This scholarship is open to Canadian Citizens and citizens of some other countries. We encourage you to confirm specific citizenship eligibility requirements on the sponsoring organization’s website.

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