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    Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship

    Offered by Arkansas Department of Higher Education

    Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Jun 7, 2024
    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

    U.S. 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

    ACT Score

    FAFSA

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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 U.S. 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.

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