Current Student Scholarships

The Arkansas Alumni Association offers a limited number of scholarships to currently enrolled University of Arkansas students based on a combination of merit and financial need. 

To Apply

ALL applicants - including incoming freshmen, transfer students and current UA students will apply using the new general scholarship application found on the Arkansas Alumni Association scholarships page.  Scholarships are available to both incoming freshmen and current UA students who meet specific criteria. Black Alumni Society Scholarships recognize students who contribute to the diversity of the University of Arkansas campus.

 Eligibility Criteria
Generally, current University of Arkansas undergraduate students must meet the following criteria to be considered for Alumni scholarships:

  • Minimum cumulative UA grade point average of 2.75 (2.50 for Banks, Blakely and Perry-Jones Scholarship Applicants and 2.0 for St. James)
  • Undergraduate student enrolled full-time (minimum of 12 hours per semester)
  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file with the University of Arkansas for all domestic residents
  • Graduation date of December 2017 or later

Other scholarships require students to be from a specific geographic region, have certain types of on-campus involvement, be non-traditional students, or have other unique characteristics.

Available Scholarships
Qualified students who submit a complete application will be considered for the following Alumni scholarships: 

Membership Funded Scholarships
Membership Scholarships are funded by all Arkansas Alumni Association members (a portion of each membership dues payment goes directly to this fund). 

Blume Award for Non-Traditional Students
This single-year award is funded by an endowment established by Robert and Deborah Blume. Preference is given to non-traditional students returning to college after a lapse of time from high school.

Tommy and Sylvia Boyer Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship is funded by an endowment established by Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Boyer. The non-renewable award is given to a University of Arkansas senior whose academic career would be interrupted due to lack of funds.

David and Pam Hallin Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship is funded by an endowment established by Mr. and Mrs. David Hallin. The non-renewable award is given to a University of Arkansas junior or senior whose academic career would be interrupted due to lack of funds. 

Blakely Sophomore Scholarship (Awarded through the Black Alumni Society)
This scholarship is funded by The Blakely Sophomore Scholarship is to recognize University of Arkansas sophomores who are excelling on campus and contributing to a diverse educational environment. The recommendation of the recipients shall be done by the Black Alumni Society Scholarship Committee.  Criteria include currently enrolled full-time UA student who has accrued between 30-59 credit hours, minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50, Demonstrated financial need as determined by FAFSA and demonstrated contributions to the diverse educational environment at the UA.

Emanuel and Alice Banks Scholarship (Awarded through the Black Alumni Society)
The Emanuel and Alice Banks Engineering Scholarship will be awarded to a student majoring in engineering, with a preference going to civil engineering majors. Applicants must be rising sophomores, juniors or seniors with a 2.50 cumulative GPA. The $1,000 scholarship is awarded to students who demonstrate their contribution to the diversity of the University of Arkansas.

Perry-Jones Scholarship (Awarded through the Black Alumni Society)
The Sammie Perry and Ernestine Jones Scholarship is a one-year scholarship worth $2,500 awarded to students who demonstrate their contribution to the diversity of the University of Arkansas. Applicants must be upperclassmen with a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA. In addition, students must be from one of three counties in Arkansas: Jefferson, Phillips, or Ouachita.

St. James Missionary Baptist Church Non-Traditional Students Scholarship (Awarded through the Black Alumni Society)
St. James Missionary Baptist Church Non-Traditional Students Scholarship recognizes U of A non-traditional students who contribute to a diverse educational environment.  Preference is given first to single parents and then to non-traditional students.  Incoming freshmen must be admitted as degree-seeking student and current students must have a minimum U of A cumulative GPA of 2.0.  Recipients must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours per fall/spring semester, demonstrate financial need as determined by FAFSA information and also have demonstrated contributions to the diverse educational environment at the U of A.

Victor A. and Monica E. Wilson Scholarship (Awarded through the Black Alumni Society)
The Victor A. and Monica E. Wilson Scholarship is to support students at the University of Arkansas.  One junior or senior student is selected each academic year to receive $500 per semester.   Preference is given to a student enrolled in the Sam. M. Walton College of Business or majoring in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) discipline.  Preference for a first generation student or a student from an underrepresented student population. 


Review and Selection Process
The Alumni Association Scholarship Committee will evaluate each applicant's academic achievement, extracurricular activities, work experience, financial need, and essay. Award notifications will be sent via uark email after spring semester grades post.

Questions?

Contact: Arkansas Alumni Association
              Patti Sanders
               479-575-6391 or alumnisp@uark.edu