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Freshman Academic Scholarships

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Scholarship Annual Award Requirements Deadline
University Honors Stipend (bundled with ACT award)
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University Honors Scholarship

Honors Expectations and Selection Process

Arkansas Tech University's Honors Program is designed to elevate the college learning experience. To maintain a sense of community and enhance personal learning skills, honors courses are conscientiously designed to be small in size and to promote interaction, not only with peers, but with professors as well.

Students admitted into the Honors program are not only educated for their university years, they are educated for life.

University Honors Program Qualifications

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50, and
  • Either top 10% of your graduating class or a minimum ACT Composite score of 27
More Information
$2,000 to $6,000 Graduating senior: 3.5 cumulative GPA and ACT score of 27-36 (New SAT score of 1280-1600) OR top 10% of graduating class.  Essay and interview required. Click for more information. Noon on the first weekday in December
Advanced Scholars Stipend
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Advanced Scholars Stipend

Recognized by the State as a Governor's Scholar.

$2,000 Recognized by the State as a Governor’s Distinguished Scholar Varies
Board of Trustees
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Board of Trustees Scholarship

An award of $5000 per semester for up to eight semesters or until the completion of an undergraduate degree, whichever comes first.

Requirements

  • Graduating senior who has a minimum of a 30 ACT composite (or equivalent SAT) and 3.25 cumulative high school GPA.

Deadline

All freshman academic scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis. The application for undergraduate admission serves as the scholarship application.  There is not a separate scholarship application to complete; however, an early admit status is required.  An early admission file includes an application for undergraduate admission, current high school transcript with class rank and qualifying GPA, qualifying ACT or SAT exam scores, and immunization records documenting two MMR vaccinations. 

The application for undergraduate admission and all supporting documentation must be on file before November 15, to receive priority scholarship consideration. Applicants who receive an early admission status after the November 15 priority deadline, and before the final scholarship deadline of February 15, will be considered for remaining awards.

$10,000 Graduating senior: Composite ACT score of 30 to 36 (New SAT score of 1390-1600) and 3.25 cumulative GPA

Priority:
Nov 15

Final:
Feb 15
Presidential
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Presidential Scholarship

An award of $4500 per semester for up to eight semesters or until the completion of an undergraduate degree, whichever comes first.

Requirements

Graduating senior who has a 28-29 ACT composite (or equivalent SAT) and 3.25 cumulative high school GPA.

Deadline

All freshman academic scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis. The application for undergraduate admission serves as the scholarship application.  There is not a separate scholarship application to complete; however, an early admit status is required.  An early admission file includes an application for undergraduate admission, current high school transcript with class rank and qualifying GPA, qualifying ACT or SAT exam scores, and immunization records documenting two MMR vaccinations. 

The application for undergraduate admission and all supporting documentation must be on file before November 15, to receive priority scholarship consideration. Applicants who receive an early admission status after the November 15 priority deadline, and before the final scholarship deadline of February 15, will be considered for remaining awards.

$9,000 Graduating senior: Composite ACT score of 28 or 29 (New SAT score of 1310-1380) and 3.25 cumulative GPA

Priority:
Nov 15

Final:
Feb 15
University
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University Scholarship

An award of $4000 per semester for up to eight semesters or until the completion of an undergraduate degree, whichever comes first.

Requirements

Graduating senior who has a 26-27 ACT composite (or equivalent SAT) and 3.25 cumulative high school GPA.

Deadline

All freshman academic scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis. The application for undergraduate admission serves as the scholarship application.  There is not a separate scholarship application to complete; however, an early admit status is required.  An early admission file includes an application for undergraduate admission, current high school transcript with class rank and qualifying GPA, qualifying ACT or SAT exam scores, and immunization records documenting two MMR vaccinations. 

The application for undergraduate admission and all supporting documentation must be on file before November 15, to receive priority scholarship consideration. Applicants who receive an early admission status after the November 15 priority deadline, and before the final scholarship deadline of February 15, will be considered for remaining awards.

$8,000 Graduating senior: Composite ACT score of 26 or 27 (New SAT score of 1240-1300) and 3.25 cumulative GPA

Priority:
Nov 15

Final:
Feb 15
Deans
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Deans Scholarship

An award of $3000 per semester for up to eight semesters or until the completion of an undergraduate degree, whichever comes first.

Requirements

Graduating senior who has a 25 ACT composite (or equivalent SAT) and 3.25 cumulative high school GPA.

Deadline

All freshman academic scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis. The application for undergraduate admission serves as the scholarship application.  There is not a separate scholarship application to complete; however, an early admit status is required.  An early admission file includes an application for undergraduate admission, current high school transcript with class rank and qualifying GPA, qualifying ACT or SAT exam scores, and immunization records documenting two MMR vaccinations. 

The application for undergraduate admission and all supporting documentation must be on file before November 15, to receive priority scholarship consideration. Applicants who receive an early admission status after the November 15 priority deadline, and before the final scholarship deadline of February 15, will be considered for remaining awards.

$6,000 Graduating senior: Composite ACT score of 25 (New SAT score of 1200-1230) and 3.25 cumulative GPA

Priority:
Nov 15

Final:
Feb 15
Academic Excellence
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Academic Excellence Scholarship

An award of $2000 per semester for up to eight semesters or until the completion of an undergraduate degree, whichever comes first.

Requirements

Graduating senior who has a 24 ACT composite (or equivalent SAT) and 3.25 cumulative high school GPA.

Deadline

All freshman academic scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis. The application for undergraduate admission serves as the scholarship application.  There is not a separate scholarship application to complete; however, an early admit status is required.  An early admission file includes an application for undergraduate admission, current high school transcript with class rank and qualifying GPA, qualifying ACT or SAT exam scores, and immunization records documenting two MMR vaccinations. 

The application for undergraduate admission and all supporting documentation must be on file before November 15, to receive priority scholarship consideration. Applicants who receive an early admission status after the November 15 priority deadline, and before the final scholarship deadline of February 15, will be considered for remaining awards.

$4,000 Graduating senior: Composite ACT score of 24 (New SAT score of 1160-1190) and 3.25 cumulative GPA

Priority:
Nov 15

Final:
Feb 15
Academic
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Academic Scholarship

An award of $1000 per semester for up to eight semesters or until the completion of an undergraduate degree, whichever comes first.

Requirements

Graduating senior who has a 23 ACT composite (or equivalent SAT) and 3.25 cumulative high school GPA.

Deadline

All freshman academic scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis. The application for undergraduate admission serves as the scholarship application.  There is not a separate scholarship application to complete; however, an early admit status is required.  An early admission file includes an application for undergraduate admission, current high school transcript with class rank and qualifying GPA, qualifying ACT or SAT exam scores, and immunization records documenting two MMR vaccinations. 

The application for undergraduate admission and all supporting documentation must be on file before November 15, to receive priority scholarship consideration. Applicants who receive an early admission status after the November 15 priority deadline, and before the final scholarship deadline of February 15, will be considered for remaining awards.

$2,000 Graduating senior: Composite ACT score of 23 (New SAT score of 1130-1150) and 3.25 cumulative GPA

Priority:
Nov 15

Final:
Feb 15
Incentive
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Incentive Scholarship

An award of $500 per semester for up to eight semesters or until the completion of an undergraduate degree, whichever comes first.

Requirements

Graduating senior who has a 21-22 ACT composite (or equivalent SAT) and 3.25 cumulative high school GPA.

Deadline

All freshman academic scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis. The application for undergraduate admission serves as the scholarship application.  There is not a separate scholarship application to complete; however, an early admit status is required.  An early admission file includes an application for undergraduate admission, current high school transcript with class rank and qualifying GPA, qualifying ACT or SAT exam scores, and immunization records documenting two MMR vaccinations. 

The application for undergraduate admission and all supporting documentation must be on file before November 15, to receive priority scholarship consideration. Applicants who receive an early admission status after the November 15 priority deadline, and before the final scholarship deadline of February 15, will be considered for remaining awards.

$1,000 Graduating senior: Composite ACT score of 21 or 22 (New SAT score of 1060-1120) and 3.25 cumulative GPA

Priority:
Nov 15

Final:
Feb 15

Freshman Academic Scholarship Policies

Applying for scholarships

  • All freshmen academic scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis.

  • The application for undergraduate admission serves as the scholarship application. There is not a separate scholarship application to complete; however, an early admission status is required.  An early admission file includes an application for undergraduate admission, current high school transcript with a qualifying GPA and ACT/SAT exam score, and immunization records documenting two MMR vaccinations.  

  • Students may receive only one Tech-funded academic scholarship in any semester. Academic scholarship recipients will have the opportunity to participate in early May registration.

  • Scholarship recipients must live in a residence hall or receive an exemption to the residency requirements from the Residence Life Office in accordance with established university policy. Recipients are responsible for making on-campus housing arrangements.

  • During scholarship committee selection, ACT/SAT score, GPA, and rank in class will be taken directly from our student information system; therefore, it is imperative that documentation of current information is sent to the Admissions Office before the priority or final deadline. Students who receive scholarship awards are responsible for knowing the renewal requirements that are printed on their award notifications or are available online.

  • Applicants who live in Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas are considered in-state for tuition purposes. A limited number of out-of-state scholarship awards are made to applicants who live outside of Arkansas and its contiguous states.

  • Students who are recognized as Arkansas Governor's Distinguished Scholars are eligible to receive an Advanced Scholars Stipend. The Advanced Scholars Stipend is awarded in conjunction with a university funded academic scholarship. Students may not receive an Advanced Scholars Stipend and a University Honors Stipend. Students who fail to retain their university funded academic awards forfeit the Advanced Scholars Stipend. 

Requirements

  • Applicants must be graduating seniors and admitted as a first-time entering undergraduate on the main campus to be considered for an award.

  • Students receiving academic scholarships must be U.S. citizens.

  • Only ACT or SAT exam scores will be used for scholarship consideration.  Superscores or recalculated ACT scores using subset scores from multiple exams will not be accepted. A traditional-aged high school student who opts to take the GED and scores a minimum of 680 may be considered for academic scholarships.

  • Main campus scholarship awards must be used the fall semester following high school graduation.

  • All hours must be at the undergraduate level. 

  • Scholarships are awarded for consecutive fall and spring terms only and do not cover summer terms.

Deadlines

  • To apply for Board of Trustees, Presidential, University, Deans, Academic Excellence, Academic, and Incentive Scholarships there is a priority scholarship deadline of November 15, and a final scholarship deadline of February 15, of the current award year.

  • The application for undergraduate admission and all supporting documentation must be on file before November 15, to receive priority scholarship consideration. Applicants who receive an early admission status after the November 15 priority deadline, and before the final scholarship deadline of February 15, will be considered for remaining awards. Applicants who are awarded during the priority scholarship round and raise their scholarship levels prior to the final scholarship deadline, will be considered for an increase to the appropriate award levels prior to second round awards being made.

  • The national February ACT exam scores are the last results accepted for scholarship consideration. 

  • For University Honors Scholarships, applicants must have an early admission standing and submit an essay prior to the December 1 deadline for interview consideration. An applicant who is chosen for interview and selected to participate in University Honors will receive a qualifying academic scholarship award bundled with a University Honors Stipend ranging from $2,000 to $6000 annually.

After you’ve applied

  • Once awarded, all scholarship recipients must be admitted to the main campus with a Federal Financial Aid Application (FAFSA) on file before a scholarship will be credited to a student's account. All additional information requested by the Financial Aid Office must be submitted by December 1, in order to meet the aid application requirements for second semester renewal.

  • Scholarship awards are subject to Arkansas Department of Higher Education Scholarship Stacking Policy, Arkansas Act 1180 of 1999.