Athletic Scholarships

Students who are interested in becoming members of an Arkansas Tech Athletics team can fill out the Prospective Athlete form at


Inquire or submit application packet to:
     Development Office
     Christi Brown
     1509 N Boulder Avenue, ADM 209
     Russellville, AR  72801
     (479) 968-0400 

Col. Alton F. Balkman Athletic Scholarship

This partial-tuition scholarship will be awarded to a student from Arkansas who is either a current member of the Tech basketball or football team or a former member in the last semester or year of his or her undergraduate degree program. The student must demonstrate potential for service to country such as was exemplified by Colonel Alton F. Balkman. Applicants must have at least a "C" average and must submit a letter of application and two letters of recommendation from Athletic Department faculty. Financial need will be a consideration when making this award. This scholarship is renewable provided funds are available; the student receives the recommendation of the Athletic Department and continues to meet the scholarship criteria.

Deward and Anne Dopson Scholarship

A scholarship awarded from funds contributed by Coach Dopson`s former players, managers, and friends. The scholarship goes to a former student-athlete who has no further athletic eligibility remaining but has a semester or year remaining to finish his or her undergraduate degree. Past service to Tech will be a strong factor for selection.

Hindsman Athletic Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded each year that funds are sufficient to a member of the Tech Men’s Basketball team. The recipient must be a full-time student with demonstrated financial need. This award is renewable for the spring semester as long as the recipient continues to meet the criteria and successfully completes a full-time course load in the fall semester.

Wilson Matthews Distinguished Scholar Athlete Fund

Established in recognition of Mr. Wilson Matthews, a distinguished graduate of Arkansas Tech University, this scholarship will be awarded to students who participate in team sports. These scholarships are renewable annually based on the student-athlete’s academic and athletic standing and with continued recommendation of the nominating coach and selection by the Matthews Scholarship Committee. Criteria for receiving this scholarship are: nomination by a coach; junior standing or above; GPA of 3.0; preferably from a rural area; and exemplary credentials in academics, athletics, and leadership skills in school or community. Selected students must submit a resume and three letters of reference representing the areas of academics, athletics and leadership. Consideration will be given for additional financial assistance being received and to those students who meet the criteria with an emphasis on football.

Tate C. "Piney" Page Memorial Athletic Scholarship

An endowed scholarship to assist a graduate assistant who excelled in football and academics has been established in memory of Dr. Page through contributions by the Russellville Kiwanis Club.

Lambert Resimont Scholarship

This endowed athletic scholarship to be awarded annually to a graduate assistant who excelled in basketball and academics.

John E. Tucker Scholarship

An endowed athletic scholarship awarded to a graduate assistant who excelled in football and athletics.