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Freshman Major-Based Scholarships

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Development Office
Christi Brown
1509 N Boulder Avenue, ADM 209
Russellville, AR  72801
(479) 968-0400

Application Packet

College of Engineering & Applied Sciences

  •  Agriculture

    Agriculture Scholarships

    For Freshmen

    Don C. Guess 4-H Scholarship

    An endowed scholarship awarded each year that funds are sufficient. Preference will be given to entering freshman who is an active member of 4-H in either Pope or Yell County, has exhibited at the Pope or Yell County Fair, has a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.75 or higher and is planning to pursue an Agriculture or Agriculture-Business degree.


  •  Engineering
    Sybil W. Bates Engineering Scholarship

    To be eligible for this scholarship, a student must be an incoming freshman majoring in Engineering, have an ACT composite score of 26 or higher and a 3.5 or higher grade point average in core classes from high school. This scholarship is for the freshman year only and is not renewable for subsequent years.

    Jack L. King Scholarship

    This partial-tuition scholarship will be awarded each semester that funds are available. To be eligible for this scholarship the student must be a graduate of Western Yell County High School, have an ACT composite score of 19 or above and an ACT Math and Science score of 22 or above, have declared a major in Engineering, Math, Science or a related field at Arkansas Tech University.  This scholarship may be renewable for up to seven additional semesters, assuming that the recipient maintains a minimum 2.5 GPA, continues in one of the required fields of study, and enrolls in and completes a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester.

  •  Parks, Recreation, & Hospitality Administration 
    Charles D. and Edna B. Labahn Scholarship

    This tuition, fees, and book scholarship will be awarded each year that funds are sufficient. Applicants should be an incoming freshman who has graduated from an Arkansas High School with a “B” grade point average or higher. Applicants must have demonstrated financial need, have declared a major in Accounting, pre-med, or Recreation and Parks Administration, and have full-time student status. Submit two letters of recommendation from high school teachers and/or counselors with the application. This scholarship is renewable for up to seven consecutive semesters, provided the recipient continues to maintain a 2.5 or higher cumulative grade point average, maintains full-time student status, and specifically requests such renewal.

     

College of Arts & Humanities

  •  Art
    J.L. Adkins and Cora E. Adkins Scholarship

    Established at the bequest of J.L. and Cora E. Adkins, annual scholarship awards are made to students pursuing a degree in Education or Fine Arts. While preference will be given to Arkansas Tech students from the Missouri counties of Dunklin, Stoddard or New Madrid, any Education or Fine Arts major is eligible to apply. Awards will be made each year that funds are sufficient.

    Glori Ann Perkins Scholarship

    The awarding of this scholarship will alternate between art/art education and engineering majors. The applicant must be a junior level student, enrolled in 15 semester hours or more, maintain a cumulative 3.2 or higher grade point average, have demonstrated financial need, and be a student legally present in the United States. This scholarship may be renewed three additional consecutive semesters provided the recipient enrolls in and successfully completes a 15 hour course load each semester, maintains a cumulative 3.2 grade point average, and is on track to graduate by the end of the fourth semester.

    Bill Preston Donnell Memorial Art Scholarship

    The family and friends of Bill Donnell, a 1993 Tech graduate in graphic design, have established a tuition scholarship as a tribute to his memory. This scholarship will be awarded each fall term to an entering freshman or current student who is majoring in art. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate financial need, who are residents of Yell County, and/or who plan to study emphasis in graphic design.

    Russellville Kiwanis Ark River Valley Arts Center

    Scholarships will be granted each year that funds are sufficient. The applicant must be a full-time student who has graduated from high school in Pope or Yell County, Arkansas, have achieved sophomore status, majoring in Fine Arts, and maintains a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher. Recipients of this scholarship will be required to volunteer at least two hours per week at the Arkansas River Valley Arts Center for each semester that they receive this award. This scholarship is automatically renewable for an additional two years if the recipient maintains the required criteria.

  •  Music
    Russellville Symphony Guild Scholarship

    Through the generosity of the Russellville Symphony Guild and in memory of Christina Stinnett, the above named scholarship fund has been established through the Arkansas Tech University Foundation for the purpose of providing scholarships for students attending Arkansas Tech University. A scholarship award will be made each fall that funds are available based on the following criteria: Entering freshman with a declared major in music, enroll in and successfully complete 12 credit hours per semester, a high school cumulative grade point average 3.0 or higher and a 20 or higher ACT composite score, a letter of recommendation from high school guidance counselor, and a letter of application describing your goals and plans. This scholarship is renewable for the spring semester as long as the recipient continues to make academic progress and maintains full-time status.

    Christina Stinnett Memorial Scholarship

    Through the generosity of her friends and family, this scholarship was established in memory of Christina Stinnett.  The scholarship will be awarded to a full-time freshman with a declared major in music.  Recipient must have a high school cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher and a 20 or higher ACT composite.  Applicant must submit a letter of recommendation from his/her high school counselor and a letter of application describing goals and plans.  The scholarship is renewable for spring as long as the recipient continues to make academic progress and maintains full-time status.

  •  History & Political Science
    Gene Farmer Memorial Award

    A grant is awarded to an Arkansas high school editor who plans to specialize in either journalism or political science at Arkansas Tech University. This award, to honor and encourage a student of outstanding ability, will be made to the high school editor whose academic and journalistic accomplishments indicate the greatest potential for distinguished service in either field. The award, from the income of the Gene Farmer Memorial Endowment, is in memory of one of Arkansas Tech’s most distinguished graduates, who from a beginning as editor of Tech’s student newspaper, achieved national and international prominence as a journalist. Mr. Farmer authored several books and worked for many years as a senior editor for Life Magazine.

  •  Communication
    Alfred & Marge Crabaugh Scholarship Program

    This scholarship was established through the benevolence of Alfred J. & Marge W. Crabaugh, both of whom were prominent figures in the history of Arkansas Tech University and the River Valley community. This renewable scholarship will be awarded to outstanding full-time student(s) who have an ACT score of 21 or above, demonstrate leadership skills, and excel in Speech, Journalism or Communication. To be considered for this award, in addition to the above stated criteria, entering freshmen must submit two letters of recommendation from teachers, a scholarship application, and high school transcripts. The scholarship can be renewed with the original recipient provided he/she continues to meet the criteria, maintains a 3.0 grade point average, and has written renewal recommendations from two Arkansas Tech University faculty members in their field of study. Renewal recommendations must be made to the Journalism Department.

    Gene Farmer Memorial Award

    A grant is awarded to an Arkansas high school editor who plans to specialize in either journalism or political science at Arkansas Tech University. This award, to honor and encourage a student of outstanding ability, will be made to the high school editor whose academic and journalistic accomplishments indicate the greatest potential for distinguished service in either field. The award, from the income of the Gene Farmer Memorial Endowment, is in memory of one of Arkansas Tech’s most distinguished graduates, who from a beginning as editor of Tech’s student newspaper, achieved national and international prominence as a journalist. Mr. Farmer authored several books and worked for many years as a senior editor for Life Magazine.

  •  All Arts & Humanities Majors
    Dr. Robert Autry Brooks Scholarship

    Through the generosity of Dr. Robert Autry Brooks, scholarships will be granted each fall semester that funds are sufficient.  Preference will be given to a traditional incoming freshman who is an Arkansas resident majoring in one of the Arts or Sciences (including, but not limited to English, Literature, Mathematics, and Chemistry). The recipient must have a high school cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher, maintain full-time student status and have demonstrated financial need.  The scholarship may be renewable with the original recipient for three additional years if the recipient continues to remain in good academic standing, is making academic progress, and enrolls in and successfully completes a full-time academic course load.


College of Business

  •  Accounting
    Charles D. and Edna B. Labahn Scholarship

    This tuition, fees, and book scholarship will be awarded each year that funds are sufficient. Applicants should be an incoming freshman who has graduated from an Arkansas High School with a “B” grade point average or higher. Applicants must have demonstrated financial need, have declared a major in Accounting, pre-med, or Recreation and Parks Administration, and have full-time student status. Submit two letters of recommendation from high school teachers and/or counselors with the application. This scholarship is renewable for up to seven consecutive semesters, provided the recipient continues to maintain a 2.5 or higher cumulative grade point average, maintains full-time student status, and specifically requests such renewal.

  •  All Business Majors
    Bert and Annette Mullens Scholarship

    This partial-tuition scholarship is awarded each year that funds are sufficient to an incoming freshman majoring in business. Preference is given to a Pope County resident. Award is based on GPA, financial need and test scores.


College of Natural & Health Sciences

  •  Biological Sciences
    Linda Douthit Memorial Scholarship

    Awards will be granted on an annual basis as funds are available. Recipients will be chosen based on the following criteria: freshmen who have declared a major in Biology and maintained a minimum high school cumulative grade point average of 2.75; sophomores, juniors or seniors who have declared a major in Biology and have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75.

    Jack L. King Scholarship

    This partial-tuition scholarship will be awarded each semester that funds are available. To be eligible for this scholarship the student must be a graduate of Western Yell County High School, have an ACT composite score of 19 or above and an ACT Math and Science score of 22 or above, have declared a major in Engineering, Math, Science or a related field at Arkansas Tech University.  This scholarship may be renewable for up to seven additional semesters, assuming that the recipient maintains a minimum 2.5 GPA, continues in one of the required fields of study, and enrolls in and completes a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester.

    Charles D. and Edna B. Labahn Scholarship

    This tuition, fees, and book scholarship will be awarded each year that funds are sufficient. Applicants should be an incoming freshman who has graduated from an Arkansas High School with a “B” grade point average or higher. Applicants must have demonstrated financial need, have declared a major in Accounting, pre-med, or Recreation and Parks Administration, and have full-time student status. Submit two letters of recommendation from high school teachers and/or counselors with the application. This scholarship is renewable for up to seven consecutive semesters, provided the recipient continues to maintain a 2.5 or higher cumulative grade point average, maintains full-time student status, and specifically requests such renewal.

  •  Mathematics
    Harry T. Casner Memorial Scholarship

    This scholarship will be awarded each fall that funds are sufficient with preference being given to an incoming freshman who plans to major in Mathematics, is an Arkansas resident, has demonstrated financial need, has earned a high school cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher, submits a letter of recommendation and an applicant letter with the scholarship application. In addition, the scholarship may be renewable if the recipient enrolls in and successfully completes a full-time academic load of 15 hours per semester and maintains a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher.

    Jack L. King Scholarship

    This partial-tuition scholarship will be awarded each semester that funds are available. To be eligible for this scholarship the student must be a graduate of Western Yell County High School, have an ACT composite score of 19 or above and an ACT Math and Science score of 22 or above, have declared a major in Engineering, Math, Science or a related field at Arkansas Tech University.  This scholarship may be renewable for up to seven additional semesters, assuming that the recipient maintains a minimum 2.5 GPA, continues in one of the required fields of study, and enrolls in and completes a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester.

  •  Physical Sciences
    Reuben Dee Caudle Scholarship

    A partial-tuition scholarship will be provided for a student majoring in one of the physical science fields. The recipient must demonstrate a financial need, must meet and maintain satisfactory scholastic requirements. Preference will be given to Arkansas residents and those who have prior military service. This scholarship is to be re-awarded to the initial freshman recipient each of his/her subsequent three years while at Tech provided he/she continues to major in Physical Sciences and maintains good academic standing. Awards will be made each fall semester that funds are sufficient.

    C. L. Chiang and C.C. Yang Chemistry Scholarship

    An endowed scholarship established by Mr. C. L. Chiang of Singapore in honor of Dr. C.C. Yang, Professor Emeritus. The scholarship is awarded to an incoming freshman majoring in chemistry. The requirements for this award are a high school GPA of 3.0 or greater, and a composite ACT score of 24 or greater. This scholarship is renewable by request if the recipient makes satisfactory progress toward an ACS-accredited degree in chemistry.

    Jack L. King Scholarship

    This partial-tuition scholarship will be awarded each semester that funds are available. To be eligible for this scholarship the student must be a graduate of Western Yell County High School, have an ACT composite score of 19 or above and an ACT Math and Science score of 22 or above, have declared a major in Engineering, Math, Science or a related field at Arkansas Tech University.  This scholarship may be renewable for up to seven additional semesters, assuming that the recipient maintains a minimum 2.5 GPA, continues in one of the required fields of study, and enrolls in and completes a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester.

    Truman McEver Memorial Scholarship

    Recipient must be an entering freshman who is majoring in the Department of Physical and Life Sciences. Academic ability and financial need are considered.