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Major-Based Scholarships for Current Students

Application Packet

College of Engineering & Applied Sciences

 

  •  Agriculture
     

    For Current Students

    Jack and Ida Ruth Jones Agriculture Scholarship

    Through the generosity of family and friends, the Jack and Ida Ruth Jones Agriculture Scholarship has been established to benefit Arkansas Tech students majoring in a program within the Agriculture Department.  The recipient must be a junior or senior with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5.  The recipient must enroll in and complete a minimum of 15 credit hours per semester and demonstrate financial need.  This scholarship may be renewed for up to three additional consecutive semesters provided the recipient enrolls in and successfully completes the required course load and maintains a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average.

    John & Joie Nutt Scholarship

    This two-semester scholarship has been established to benefit students who are enrolled in either Agriculture or Agriculture Business at Arkansas Tech University.  To be considered for this scholarship, students must be a sophomore, junior or senior and have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75. To remain eligible to receive this award for the second semester, students need to complete 12 credit hours and have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75. Scholarship recipients from one year will be eligible to re-apply for subsequent years; however, all applications will be considered equally for each award year.

    James and Geneva Pledger Agriculture Scholarship

    Through the generosity of Jim and Geneva Pledger, the above named scholarship has been established to provide scholarships for Arkansas Tech students. One $500 scholarship will be granted each year funds are available. The recipient must be a junior or senior in good standing, have declared a major within the Department of Agriculture, and have demonstrated financial need. Renewable for spring only and recipient may re-apply for subsequent years. Application should be directed to the head of the Agriculture Department.

    Pope County Farm Bureau

    Two $500 scholarships will be awarded each fall semester that funds are available to Pope County students majoring in a degree program within the Department of Agriculture or Department of Nursing. Preference will be given to students whose parents or grandparents are members of Pope County Farm Bureau. Recipients will be full-time students, with sophomore classification or higher, and a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher. The scholarship is renewable for the spring semester if the student maintains a 2.5 grade point average and successfully completes a 12 credit hour course load during the fall semester. The recipient is eligible to reapply in subsequent years.

    Pope County Master Gardeners Scholarship

    Established by the members of the Pope County Master Gardeners, this scholarship will benefit a full-time junior or senior student majoring in Agriculture Business – Plant Science/Horticulture Option.  Recipient will have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 and will demonstrate financial need.  This scholarship is not automatically renewable for the next semester, but preference will be given to the recipient should he/she reapply.  Recipients may not receive the scholarship for more than four semesters.

    Melvern Watson Scholarship

    Awards will be made each year that funds are available. This scholarship will be awarded to a student majoring in Agriculture or Agriculture Business with preference given to current or transfer students, especially those who have achieved junior status. Financial need will be a consideration and students who receive the scholarship may re-apply for the scholarship for subsequent years.

  •  Computer & Information Science
     
    Arkansas Academy of Computing Scholarship

    The Arkansas Academy of Computing is an organization that promotes and furthers the development of computing education in the state of Arkansas. This scholarship is provided each year that funds are available to a freshman or sophomore student who is pursuing a major within the Department of Computer and Information Science.

    Laura Ferguson Computer Science Scholarship

    This endowed scholarship was established by Laura Ferguson, Arkansas Tech University class of 1934, who worked in the computer industry for the majority of her career. This scholarship is for an upper level student enrolled in a Bachelor of Science program in Computer and Information Science with preference given to residents of Pope County.

    Lloyd D. McDaniel Engineering or Computer & Information Science Scholarship

    Scholarship awards will be granted each year that funds are sufficient to any level student who has declared a major in Engineering or Computer and Information Science, has a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, has demonstrated financial need, and submits the private scholarship application in writing. To be eligible for this scholarship, students must be enrolled in the appropriate classes and be under the direction of an Engineering or Computer and Information Science advisor for the semester of the award. Awards may be renewed until graduation if the student maintains a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher, remains a major in Engineering or the Computer and Information Science program and is making satisfactory progress toward an Engineering or Computer and Information Science degree.

    Ross Pendergraft Scholarship

    Four renewable partial-tuition scholarships are to be awarded to full-time undergraduate students who have demonstrated financial need and are majoring in computer science, accounting and economics, management and marketing-one from computer science, one from management and marketing and two from accounting and economics. Each scholarship will be renewable with the original recipient provided he or she has a GPA of not less than 2.5 for the fall semester and a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 at the end of each spring semester.

     
  •  Emergency Management 
     
    James L. Witt Scholarship

    This scholarship was established for the purpose of providing scholarships for students attending Arkansas Tech University majoring in Emergency Management. Scholarships and awards will be granted each year that funds are sufficient, with preference given to students who have a minimum of 24 college hours, maintains a minimum class load of 6 hours per semester, and a cumulative 3.0 grade point average.

    Dr. Richard Ihde Emergency Management Communications Scholarship

    This scholarship, established by friends and family in memory of Dr. Richard Ihde, will be made each year that funds are available to a full-time graduate or undergraduate student majoring in Emergency Management.  Consideration will be given to students who are in good academic standing, demonstrates financial need, and submits a 500-word (minimum) essay on the topic of the importance of communication in emergency management.  The award is for one semester and may be renewed for the subsequent semester if the recipient remains a full-time student in good academic standing.

    Ed Leachman Emergency Management Scholarship

    Through the generosity of Roy and Sandy Smith, this scholarship was established to honor Mr. Ed Leachman, former assistant professor of Emergency Management.  The recipient of this award must be an undergraduate or graduate student at Arkansas Tech University pursuing a degree within the Department of Emergency Management.  The recipient must be active in the International Association of Emergency Managers and demonstrate financial need.  Applicants must submit a statement as to how the scholarship will help him/her reach career goals.

    David and Lauren Maxwell Scholarship

    This scholarship, established by David and Lauren Maxwell, was established to provide scholarships for Arkansas Tech University students majoring in emergency management. Scholarships will be awarded each year that funds are sufficient to a full-time graduate or undergraduate student who is majoring in emergency management, is in good academic standing, demonstrates financial need, and is taking only traditional classroom setting (face-to-face) emergency management classes (not online courses).  This scholarship shall be awarded for one semester and is renewable for the subsequent semester as long as the recipient continues to meet the criteria. 

  •   Engineering
     
    Col. Carl Baswell Engineering Scholarship

    To be considered for this scholarship, applicants must have successfully completed the pre-professional curriculum as outlined in the Arkansas Tech University catalog, reached the junior or senior level, declared a major in Engineering, earned a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher, demonstrated financial need and be a resident of Arkansas.

    A.C. Brown III Engineering Scholarship

    This scholarship, established in memory of A.C. Brown III by his friends, will be awarded to a full-time junior or senior majoring in mechanical or electrical engineering.  The recipient must have a minimum cumulative 3.25 grade point average and demonstrate financial need. Campus and/or community involvement will be a component for consideration.  The scholarship is renewable for the spring semester provided the recipient continues to meet the above criteria.

    Majors Family Engineering Scholarship

    This partial tuition scholarship will be made to an engineering major at the junior or senior level. Recipients can be either continuing or transfer students. To be eligible for this scholarship, a student must have successfully completed the pre-professional curriculum as outlined in the Arkansas Tech University catalog, must have an overall GPA of 2.75 or greater, must be declared as a major within the engineering department and enroll in the appropriate classes with an engineering advisor for the semester of the award. Awards may be renewed for seven additional semesters or until graduation, whichever occurs first, if the student maintains a 2.75 overall grade point average, remains a major in the engineering program and successfully completes 15 credit hours per semester.

    Lloyd D. McDaniel Engineering or Computer & Information Science Scholarship

    Scholarship awards will be granted each year that funds are sufficient to any level student who has declared a major in Engineering or Computer and Information Science, has a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, has demonstrated financial need, and submits the private scholarship application in writing. To be eligible for this scholarship, students must be enrolled in the appropriate classes and be under the direction of an Engineering or Computer and Information Science advisor for the semester of the award. Awards may be renewed until graduation if the student maintains a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher, remains a major in Engineering or the Computer and Information Science program and is making satisfactory progress toward an Engineering or Computer and Information Science degree.

    David Harlan McMillan Memorial Scholarship

    This scholarship will be awarded each year that funds are sufficient with preference given to an Arkansas resident at the junior or senior level who is majoring in electrical or mechanical engineering, has a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher and is enrolled in a 15 hour or more course load. The scholarship may be renewed for up to three consecutive semesters provided the recipient enrolls in and successfully completes a 15 hour course load each semester and maintains a cumulative 3.0 or higher grade point average.

    James E. and Martha S. Newton Engineering Scholarship

    Scholarships will be granted each fall that funds are sufficient in accordance with the following criteria: the recipient must be a Pope County resident, junior or senior level student, major in engineering, be a full-time student enrolled in a minimum of 15 semester credit hours, and have a cumulative 3.0 or higher grade point average. Financial need will be considered. The scholarship may be renewed for the spring semester provided the recipient continues to meet the scholarship criteria and funds are sufficient. Scholarship recipients from one year will be eligible to reapply for subsequent years.

    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.

     
  •  Parks, Recreation, & Hospitality Administration

    Hospitality Administration

    Bird’s Hospitality Inn, Inc. / Huie Bird Memorial Scholarship

    This scholarship was established in memory of Huie Bird and will be awarded each year funds are sufficient. Applicants must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States and a resident of Conway, Johnson, Logan, Perry, Pope or Yell County. The applicant must be enrolled or enrolling in the next semester in RP 4116 Internship or HA 4116 Internship to be eligible. A minimum of 2 letters of recommendation from professionals in the hospitality industry should be included with the application, as well as an official college transcript.

    Chartwells Hospitality Scholarship

    To be considered for this scholarship, applicants must be a full-time, Hospitality major. Students must have successfully completed 30 credit hours with a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or higher and have an interest in food service. A letter of recommendation from a faculty member or industry representative, a one page biography or resume, an unofficial transcript, and a letter detailing their candidacy and qualifications as they relate to this scholarship should be submitted by students wishing to be considered for this scholarship.

    Feltner Kirkpatrick Scholarship

    This scholarship will be awarded each year that funds are sufficient to a student who is pursuing a course of study that has ties to the food service or hospitality industry, have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher and have a minimum ACT score of 20 or higher.

    Renee Walters/Julia Williams Memorial Scholarship

    Recipients will be selected each year that funds are sufficient. Preference will be given to students who have declared a major in Hospitality Administration, are currently enrolled in HA 4116, have successfully completed HA 4001, and have maintained a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher. Students wishing to be considered must submit a letter of recommendation from a professional contact currently working in the field of Hospitality Administration and a letter of application of at least one page in length outlining their candidacy and qualifications as they relate to this scholarship.

    Recreation and Parks

    Bird’s Hospitality Inn, Inc. / Huie Bird Memorial Scholarship

    This scholarship was established in memory of Huie Bird and will be awarded each year funds are sufficient. Applicants must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States and a resident of Conway, Johnson, Logan, Perry, Pope or Yell County. The applicant must be enrolled or enrolling in the next semester in RP 4116 Internship or HA 4116 Internship to be eligible. A minimum of 2 letters of recommendation from professionals in the hospitality industry should be included with the application, as well as an official college transcript.

    Belinda Byrns Scholarship

    This annual scholarship was established in memory of Belinda Byrns and will be awarded each year funds are sufficient. Applicants must be a full-time Recreation and Parks major, have a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or higher, submit a resume and an applicant letter explaining why he or she deserves the scholarship, educational and professional goals, and summarize professional experience. One letter of recommendation from a professional in the Recreation and Parks profession who is not a full-time or adjunct ATU Recreation and Parks faculty member is also required. Recipient must reapply each year for the scholarship.

    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. 

    TAKAHIK / Gary Hodges Memorial Scholarship

    This scholarship was established by the TAKAHIK hiking club in memory of Gary Hodges and will be awarded each year funds are available.  Applicants must be a full-time junior or senior majoring in Recreation and Park Administration.  Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average and demonstrate financial need.  This scholarship is for one academic year and is not renewable for the subsequent year. 

    Yell County Wildlife Federation Scholarship

    A $500 scholarship award will be granted each spring that funds are available. The recipient will be a second-semester freshman or higher in classification with a 2.5 or higher cumulative grade point average, majoring in Fisheries and Wildlife or Parks and Recreation and demonstrated financial need. Recipient selection in order of preference will be: (1) a Fisheries and Wildlife major from Yell County, (2) a Parks and Recreation major from Yell County, (3) any qualified Fisheries and Wildlife major, (4) any qualified Parks and Recreation major. If no qualified student is identified from the specific preference categories listed above, the scholarship funds will be carried forward to the following year. The recipient must attend the January Federation meeting to have a picture made receiving the scholarship.


 

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. Each year the funds from the Bill Donnell, Jr., Memorial Golf Tournament hosted by Chamberlyne Country Club will be contributed to the scholarship account. 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.

  •  Behavioral Sciences
     
    Bob Adkison / ARVAC Scholarship

    To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must be majoring in Rehabilitation Science, emphasis area—addictions; students minoring in Rehabilitation Science, emphasis area—addictions; or enrolled in a field placement at Freedom House.  Preference will be given, though not guaranteed, to students majoring in Rehabilitation Science, emphasis area—addictions.  Applicant must be a junior or senior level student with 75 semester credit hours successfully completed, have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher, demonstrate financial need, and have completed RS 3023.  Applicant must submit a letter of application that expresses need for the scholarship.  The scholarship award is for one semester and is not automatically renewable for subsequent semesters.  However, the recipient is eligible to re-apply for subsequent semesters.

    Baiyan Chen Memorial Scholarship

    Dr. Qing Zeng has established a scholarship in memory of her mother, Ms. Baiyan Chen (?????, January 3, 1918 - September 28, 2009), who was a high school teacher of language and literature in China. A scholarship will be awarded each fall based on the following criteria: preference will be given to a female student, junior or senior status, full-time student with preference given to a student seeking a degree within the Department of Behavioral Sciences, cumulative grade point average of 2.5, and must demonstrate financial need.

    Dr. Lyman B. Harris Scholarship

    This scholarship, established by the family of Lyman Harris, was established to provide scholarships for Arkansas Tech University students majoring in Rehabilitation Science.  The recipient will be a sophomore or higher student who maintains a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA and demonstrates financial need.  This student shall demonstrate an understanding of the principles of rehabilitation science and display dedication to the field through his/her endeavors academically or in practice.  Each scholarship shall be awarded for one semester and is renewable for the following semester, provided the recipient continues to meet the criteria.  Recipients are not eligible to reapply for subsequent years.

    Junior Auxiliary of Russellville Marge Crabaugh

    An award will be granted each year that funds are available to a student majoring in a field pertaining to "Child Welfare."  Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher, be a Russellville or Pope County resident with junior or senior status. Applications will be available for pick-up in the Office of Development, Administration Building room 209, the middle of February. A separate application must be completed for each scholarship for which you would like to be considered. Only the Junior Auxiliary of Russellville Scholarship Application will be considered. The application must be submitted to the address on the application.

    P. K. Merrill Memorial Scholarship

    This scholarship is given to a junior or senior majoring in sociology or history.

    Odean Owens Criminal Justice Award

    One award will be granted each fall semester that funds are available based on the following criteria: A student with a major or minor in criminal justice and submission of a 500 word essay on a topic to be determined by the department head.

    Greg A. Parks Memorial Scholarship

    A partial tuition scholarship will be granted each semester that funds are available to a junior or senior level student majoring in psychology or pre-med (biology or chemistry). Applicants must be enrolled in 15 credit hours or more, have a minimum cumulative 3.0 grade point average, and demonstrate financial need. The initial recipient shall be eligible to retain the scholarship for up to three additional consecutive semesters provided he/she enrolls in and successfully completes 15 credit hours and maintains a cumulative 3.0 grade point average.

  •  English & World Languages
     
    Denton-Wainright Endowed Scholarship

    This scholarship was established by Cheryl Denton in memory of Dr. John Wainright and Joan Wainright in recognition of the difference they made in the lives of Tech students through their support and guidance. Joan Wainright was on the music faculty from 1955 to 1982. Dr. John Wainright, at Tech from 1952-1981, was on the faculty in music and education.  He was named Dean of Education in 1970 and served in that capacity until 1981. Scholarships and awards will be granted each fall that funds are sufficient in accordance with the following criteria: The recipient must be a junior or senior majoring in music education with the intent to teach elementary music or education: preference order (1) music education keyboard instrumental (2) music education-keyboard vocal (3) music education-vocal (4) English education or (5) education. In addition the recipient must maintain full-time student status, and have demonstrated financial need.  The scholarship may be renewed for the spring semester provided the recipient continues to meet the scholarship criteria and funds are sufficient. Scholarship recipients from one year will be eligible to reapply for subsequent years.

    William C. (Bill) & Barbara Gund Scholarship

    Students majoring in English with a junior or senior standing are eligible for this partial-tuition scholarship provided that they maintain a grade point average of at least 3.0 and follow all established criteria. Preference will be given to non-traditional students.

    Francis Gwaltney Memorial Scholarship

    An endowed scholarship awarded to an English or Creative Writing major with sophomore, junior, or senior standing in memory of Francis Gwaltney, former author and member of the English and Creative Writing faculty. The scholarship is awarded competitively based on original fiction submitted by applicants to the head of the English Department two weeks before the end of each spring semester.

    Massie-Mobley Modern Foreign Language Scholarship

    Scholarship will be awarded to an upperclassman majoring in foreign language.

    Lillian Massie Reed Modern Foreign Language Award

    A scholarship awarded annually to a student majoring in foreign language.

    Rexann Oller English / Creative Writing Scholarship

    One Scholarship from each area will be awarded annually to a deserving student. Recipients must be, sophomore,  junior or senior level student, be in good academic standing, and should submit the application by April 1 of each spring.

    John Rollow Memorial Fund

    Established as a tribute to John Rollow to assist non-traditional students in English and Creative Writing with tuition expenses, this scholarship is open to any non-traditional undergraduate or graduate student with demonstrated financial need and a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher.

  •  Music
     
    Bridenthal Choir Scholarship

    This scholarship is named for Dorothy Bridenthal Bean and her twin sister, Deloris Bridenthal Prestridge, both of whom attended Arkansas Tech from 1940 until their graduation in 1942. While this award is designed for students whose studies concentrate on choir in their music education, a student who is majoring in choir or choral music is preferred. Each applicant must audition for the scholarship. The recipient must be in good academic standing and shall be chosen by a committee composed of three members of the Arkansas Tech University Music Department. This scholarship will be awarded each semester that funds are sufficient.

    Bridenthal Piano Scholarship

    This scholarship is named for Dorothy Bridenthal Bean and her twin sister, Deloris Bridenthal Prestridge, both of whom attended Arkansas Tech from 1940 until their graduation in 1942. While this award is designed for students whose studies concentrate on piano in their music education, a student who is majoring in piano is preferred. Each applicant must audition for the scholarship. The recipient must be in good academic standing. This scholarship will be awarded each semester that funds are sufficient.

    Connelly Music Fund

    This scholarship was established in honor of Ed Connelly a long-time professor of music at Arkansas Tech University.

    Denton-Wainright Endowed Scholarship

    This scholarship was established by Cheryl Denton in memory of Dr. John Wainright and Joan Wainright in recognition of the difference they made in the lives of Tech students through their support and guidance. Joan Wainright was on the music faculty from 1955 to 1982. Dr. John Wainright, at Tech from 1952-1981, was on the faculty in music and education.  He was named Dean of Education in 1970 and served in that capacity until 1981. Scholarships and awards will be granted each fall that funds are sufficient in accordance with the following criteria: The recipient must be a junior or senior majoring in music education with the intent to teach elementary music or education: preference order (1) music education keyboard instrumental (2) music education-keyboard vocal (3) music education-vocal (4) English education or (5) education. In addition the recipient must maintain full-time student status, and have demonstrated financial need.  The scholarship may be renewed for the spring semester provided the recipient continues to meet the scholarship criteria and funds are sufficient. Scholarship recipients from one year will be eligible to reapply for subsequent years.

    Nona Dirksmeyer Memorial Scholarship

    Awards will be granted each fall, that funds are sufficient, to a full-time student who majors in Music, is in good academic standing, and is enrolled in a minimum of 15 semester credit hours. The scholarship may be renewed for the spring semester provided the recipient continues to meet the scholarship criteria and funds are sufficient. Scholarship recipients from one year will be eligible to reapply for subsequent years.

    Celia Drew Hollinger Memorial Scholarship

    Through the generosity of her family, this scholarship was established in memory of Celia Drew Hollinger.  The scholarship will be awarded each year that funds are available to a full-time student pursuing a degree within the Department of Music.  Applicants must demonstrate financial need and preference will be given to a student who plays the flute.  The scholarship is renewable for the spring semester as long as the student continues to meet the above criteria.

    Cheryl Childers Lewis Scholarship

    This scholarship was established in honor or Cheryl Childers Lewis by her family.   It will be awarded each year that funds are available to a full-time student majoring in a degree program within the Department of Music.

    Rexann Oller Music Scholarship

    An endowed scholarship awarded annually to a deserving student in music. The recipient must be in good academic standing.

    William C. and Myonia Pinson Instrumental Music

    A scholarship will be provided each year that funds are available for an instrumental music major.

    Mary McDonald Shinn Scholarship

    An annual partial-tuition scholarship awarded to a vocal music major.

    Carol Stewart Stark Scholarship

    The family of Carol Stewart Stark has established this award in her memory and honor. Awards will be made each year funds are sufficient. Preference will be given to an undergraduate student majoring in music who demonstrates financial need. A married or single parent student will be given first priority. If no one meets this qualification in any given year, then an undergraduate music student demonstrating need will be considered.

    Mary D. Turner Music Scholarship

    An endowed scholarship will be awarded annually to a music major in honor of Mary D. Turner.

    Gene Witherspoon Memorial Scholarship

    A scholarship awarded each year that funds are sufficient to an instrumental music major by the Arkansas Tech Band Alumni in memory of Gene Witherspoon, director of bands at Arkansas Tech from 1950 to 1970.

    Hallie Belle Witherspoon Memorial Scholarship

    A scholarship is awarded each year that funds are sufficient to an instrumental music major by the Arkansas Tech Band Alumni in memory of Hallie Belle Witherspoon.

  •  History & Political Science
     
    Fay Bullock Scholarship Fund

    A scholarship awarded each semester to a student who is majoring, or one who intends to major, in the Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy. Academic achievement, financial need, and relevant extracurricular activities will be considered in making the award.

    T. A. Dulaney Memorial Scholarship

    Awards will be granted annually if funds are sufficient. Recipients will be chosen based on the following criteria: a junior or senior student who has declared a major in history or political sciences, demonstrated financial need, and enrolled in a semester course load of 15 hours or more. Preference will be given to a student who plans to teach. The recipient may re-apply for the scholarship.

    Lawrence M. Evans Memorial Political Science Fund

    A memorial scholarship established by Dr. Larry Evans, his family and his friends for a sophomore, junior or senior majoring in History and Political Science. Preference will be given to those emphasizing Political Science. Academic achievement and need will be considered in making the award.

    International Relations Scholarship

    Awards will be made each year that funds are sufficient to a sophomore, junior, or senior level student majoring in History/Political Science with a cumulative 3.0 or higher grade point average. Preference will be given to a veteran, current active duty military, National Guard, or member of the Reserve Armed Forces. The student must have completed at least 6 credit hours (with a “B” or better) from the following courses or completed 3 credit hours (with a “B” or better) and enrolled in 3 or more credit hours in the following International Relations or Foreign Policy courses: POLS 3013, POLS 2403, POLS 2413, POLS 4963 (with an international focus), POLS 4983 (with an international focus).

    Neal and Melissa Jenkins Graduate History Scholarship

    Through a gift by Dr. Ellen J. Jenkins, the above named scholarship in memory of Neal and Melissa Jenkins has been established to provide scholarships for students accepted to the Arkansas Tech University Graduate Program. The recipient must be a graduate student in History, be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours in History, academic achievement and need will be a consideration in selecting the recipient. Submit two letters of recommendation and an applicant letter detailing need and career goals. Preference will be given to a first year graduate student. The scholarship will be awarded each year that funds are sufficient and may be renewed for the succeeding spring semester provided the recipient completed the six-hour course load in the fall semester with a 3.0 grade point average and enrolls in six credit hours of graduate History courses in the spring semester. In the event a qualified first-year student has not applied, a third-semester or higher applicant may be selected on a one-semester basis for the fall or spring. Recipients are not eligible to re-apply in subsequent semesters or years.

    David Krueger Scholarship

    This scholarship was established in honor of David Krueger’s dedicated service to Tech students and will be awarded each semester that funds are available.  The recipient of the David Krueger Scholarship will be selected by the History and Political Science Department Scholarship Committee.  Applicants should be majoring in Secondary Level Social Studies Education and student teaching in the semester of the award.  Academic achievement and financial need will be a consideration in selecting the recipient.  Applications should include two letters of recommendation and an applicant letter stating needs and goals.  Recipients are not eligible to re-apply in subsequent semesters or years.

    P. K. Merrill Memorial Scholarship

    This scholarship is given to a junior or senior majoring in sociology or history.

  •  Communication
     
    Dana Coffman Journalism Scholarship

    This partial-tuition scholarship has been established in memory of Dana Coffman, a former Journalism student at Arkansas Tech University. Preference will be given to a female student majoring in the field of Journalism. Academic achievement and financial need will be reviewed before making the award.

    Gerald Edgar Scholarship

    A performance scholarship is awarded each spring in honor of Gerald Edgar who was News Bureau Director, advisor of student publications, and journalism professor for twenty-nine years at Arkansas Tech University. It is to be awarded to a student who shows ability in and dedication to publications work. Financial need will be considered. The student will be required to work ten hours per week on student publications.

    Clifford & Mary Anne Franks Scholarship

    To be considered for this award, the student must be involved in the Arkansas Tech Theater Department and be in good academic standing.

    Dr. Hanna Norton Public Relations Scholarship

    This scholarship has been established to honor Dr. Hanna Norton and will benefit a student majoring in Public Relations.  The recipient must be a junior or senior level Public Relations major with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.25.  Applicants must demonstrate the mastering of public relations principles and skills through his or her coursework.  Applicant must demonstrate financial need and submit three letters of recommendation:  two from Tech faculty members (one must be a journalism professor) and one personal reference (i.e. former employer, pastor, etc.) who is familiar with the student’s work ethic and personal background. Additionally, the applicant must include a letter stating the individual’s interest in public relations and career goals.  This scholarship is renewable for the spring semester as long as the recipient continues to meet the above criteria.

    Kathleen Tucker Hollabaugh Journalism


    This scholarship is funded by the Pope County Historical Association in honor of Kathleen Tucker Hollabaugh, the first woman editor of the Arka-Tech. The annual award will be made to a sophomore, junior or senior journalism major each year funds are sufficient and will be based on commitment to journalism and work in the field. A letter about commitment to journalism and samples of the applicant’s work should accompany the scholarship application.

    Television Broadcasters of Arkansas Scholarship


    This scholarship was established through the generosity of the Television Broadcasters of Arkansas and will be awarded each year that funds are available.  Applicant must be a full- or part-time student at Arkansas Tech majoring in Journalism/Broadcast Option with the goal of pursuing a career in broadcast television.  Preference will be given to a junior or senior student who reflects academic accomplishment.  Financial need will be strongly considered.  A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required, with at least two semesters completed at Arkansas Tech University.  Applicant must show participation in extra-curricular activities within the Department of Journalism.

  •  For 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
     
    Virginia Bachman Textbook Scholarship

    This scholarship will be awarded each fall semester and is renewable for the succeeding spring semester as long as the recipient continues to meet the criteria and successfully completes the fall course load. Recipient selection will be a junior or senior Accounting major who is enrolled in a minimum of six semester credit hours and has a 2.0 or higher GPA. Financial need will be a consideration.

    Dale Corley Memorial Scholarship

    Friends and former students have established an endowed scholarship fund to commemorate the many years of service the late Mr. Corley rendered as professor and chairman of the Department of Accounting. An annual award is made to a senior accounting major.

    Burl Harris Memorial Scholarship

    Mr. and Mrs. John G. Harris have established this scholarship in honor of Burl Harris, a long-time practicing Public Accountant and businessman in Russellville. During most of his life, he was actively involved in industrial development efforts for the Russellville area. Mr. Harris served on the Arkansas Tech University Foundation Board of Directors until his death in 1990. He was a dedicated supporter of the University as a whole and of the Department of Accounting in particular. This scholarship will be awarded each year that funds are available to a junior- or senior-level accounting major enrolled in a minimum of 6 or more credit hours. 

    Jackie Knight Memorial Scholarships

    A scholarship awarded annually to an outstanding and deserving senior-to-be majoring in accounting. Grade point and financial need will be considered in making the selection. This scholarship was established by the family and friends of Jackie Knight, former Vice President for Administration and Finance at Arkansas Tech University.

    Ross Pendergraft Scholarship

    Four renewable partial-tuition scholarships are to be awarded to full-time undergraduate students who have demonstrated financial need and are majoring in computer science, accounting, or business/economics/finance-one from computer science, one from business and two from accounting. Each scholarship will be renewable with the original recipient provided he or she has a GPA of not less than 2.5 for the fall semester and a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 at the end of each spring semester.

  •  All Business Majors
     
    G. M. and Ruby Cook Business Scholarship

    An endowed scholarship will be awarded annually to a business major.

    Dr. Robert R. Edwards Book Scholarship

    Several book scholarships are awarded each year to full-time senior students pursuing any of the business and economics majors. The scholarships, presented in recognition of outstanding academic achievement, are funded by contributions from the Business and Economics Department faculty.

    Billy Free Scholarship

    An annual scholarship will be awarded as funds are sufficient to a student who has declared a major in one of the fields in the College of Business.

    Betty Jo Gober Memorial Scholarship

    Through the generosity of Keith Gober, this scholarship has been established to provide scholarships for students in the College of Business. A scholarship recipient will be selected each fall and each spring semester that funds are available based on the following criteria: be an Arkansas resident, preference will be given to students from the Redfield and Waldron school districts, enrolled in 15 credit hours or more, be a traditional student of freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior classification and pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree (major in accounting, economics and finance, or management and marketing). An entering freshman must have an ACT score of 21 or higher (or SAT score of 500 or higher) and a 3.5 or higher grade point average. Attach to the application at least one letter of recommendation from a non-sports related teacher/counselor who is not a relative. A sophomore or higher classification must have a 3.25 or higher grade point, attach a letter of application that expresses need, goals and a letter of recommendation from a College of Business professor or work-related supervisor. Demonstrated financial need will be a consideration. Applicants who have full scholarship(s) paying tuition, fees, room and board will not be considered. This scholarship is for one semester only and recipients are not eligible to apply in subsequent semesters.

    Leenita Sue Gober Memorial Scholarship

    Through the generosity of Keith Gober, this scholarship has been established to provide scholarships for students in the College of Business. A scholarship recipient will be selected each fall and each spring semester that funds are available based on the following criteria: be an Arkansas resident, preference will be given to students from the Redfield, White Hall, and Waldron school districts, be enrolled in 15 credit hours or more, be a traditional or non-traditional student of freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior classification and pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree (major in accounting, economics and finance, or management and marketing). An entering freshman must have an ACT score of 21 or higher (or SAT score of 500 or higher) and a 3.5 or higher grade point average. Attach to the application at least one letter of recommendation from a non-sports related teacher/counselor who is not a relative. A sophomore or higher classification must have a 3.25 or higher grade point, attach a letter of application that expresses need, goals and a letter of recommendation from a College of Business professor or work-related supervisor. Demonstrated financial need will be a consideration. Applicants who have full scholarship(s) paying tuition, fees, room and board will not be considered. This scholarship is for one semester only and recipients are not eligible to apply in subsequent semesters.

    Jasper Vernon Howard Scholarship

    An endowed scholarship in memory of Jasper Vernon Howard will be awarded annually to a student in the College of Business. The recipient must demonstrate a financial need and must meet and maintain satisfactory scholastic requirements.

    International Business Experience Scholarship

    This scholarship will be awarded each year that funds are sufficient to students who demonstrate a financial need and are committed to/or are enrolled in an International Business Experience course.

    Regions Bank Scholarship

    This scholarship will be awarded each year that funds are sufficient to a junior or senior level student majoring in a degree program within the College of Business, enrolled in a 15 credit hour or more course load, with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 and demonstrated financial need. This scholarship can be renewed for up to three consecutive semesters provided the recipient enrolls in and successfully completes a 15 credit hour course load each semester and maintains a 3.0 grade point average.

    Simmons First Bank Annual Scholarship

    Awarded each semester that funds are sufficient, this scholarship is designated for a student who is presently residing in Pope or a surrounding county, has demonstrated financial need, maintains a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, is a junior or senior enrolled as a full-time student in a major directly related to banking: Finance, Market Management, Economics or Accounting and is not employed by a competing financial institution. The scholarship is not automatically renewable each semester. The student may reapply for subsequent semesters.

    LeMoyne and Selma Smith Research Scholarship

    This scholarship was established to benefit a student majoring in a degree program within the College of Business.  The student must be a junior or senior enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours, maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 and demonstrate financial need.  The recipient must also demonstrate the ability to conduct research in the prescribed area.  The research needs of the College of Business will be a guiding factor in the selection of the recipient, and the recipient will be mentored by the appropriate faculty member within the College while participating in research during the semester of the award.

    SMEI – Arkansas Top Manager Scholarship

    Through the generosity of the Board of Directors of the Sales and Marketing Executives International Arkansas (SMEI Arkansas), this scholarship has been established to provide a scholarship for students seeking a degree in management and marketing.  The recipient must have the goal of pursuing a career in sales and marketing, have demonstrated financial need, have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0, and participate in extra-curricular activities at Arkansas Tech.  The recipient may be enrolled as a full-time or part-time student (minimum of 6 credit hours) and have completed at least two semesters at Arkansas Tech University.  This scholarship will be awarded during the fall semester and is not renewable.

     

 

College of Education

  •   All Education Majors
     
    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.

    Arthur P. and Daisy W. Callaway Scholarship

    This scholarship, established by Dr. Rebecca Callaway in honor of her parents, Arthur P. and Daisy W. Callaway, is to benefit a traditional undergraduate student who graduated from an Arkansas high school.  Preference will be given to a first generation college student.  The recipient must be a senior classification student seeking teacher certification in middle or secondary education and is completing his/her internship during the semester of the award. Recipient must demonstrate financial need, have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0, and submit two letters of recommendation from professionals within the student’s major content area.

    J. Louis and Florence C. Cooper Scholarship

    This scholarship was established by educators J. Louis and Florence C. Cooper for needy and deserving individuals with priority being given to students in teacher education. To be eligible for this award, the student must have reached the junior or senior level, have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher, demonstrated financial need and enroll in and successfully complete a minimum of 15 credit hours per semester.

    Denton-Wainright Endowed Scholarship

    This scholarship was established by Cheryl Denton in memory of Dr. John Wainright and Joan Wainright in recognition of the difference they made in the lives of Tech students through their support and guidance. Joan Wainright was on the music faculty from 1955 to 1982. Dr. John Wainright, at Tech from 1952-1981, was on the faculty in music and education.  He was named Dean of Education in 1970 and served in that capacity until 1981. Scholarships and awards will be granted each fall that funds are sufficient in accordance with the following criteria: The recipient must be a junior or senior majoring in music education with the intent to teach elementary music or education: preference order (1) music education keyboard instrumental (2) music education-keyboard vocal (3) music education-vocal (4) English education or (5) education. In addition the recipient must maintain full-time student status, and have demonstrated financial need.  The scholarship may be renewed for the spring semester provided the recipient continues to meet the scholarship criteria and funds are sufficient. Scholarship recipients from one year will be eligible to reapply for subsequent years.

    Junior Auxiliary of Russellville Education Scholarship

    An award will be made each year that funds are available to an Arkansas Tech student majoring in Education and have junior or senior status. Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher and demonstrate financial need.  Applications will be available for pick-up in the Office of Development, Administration Building room 209, the middle of February. A separate application must be completed for each scholarship for which you would like to be considered. Only the Junior Auxiliary of Russellville Scholarship Application will be considered. The application must be submitted to the address on the application.

    Junior Auxiliary of Russellville Marge Crabaugh

    An award will be granted each year that funds are available to a student majoring in a field pertaining to "Child Welfare."  Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher, be a Russellville or Pope County resident with junior or senior status.  Applications will be available for pick-up in the Office of Development, Administration Building room 209, the middle of February. A separate application must be completed for each scholarship for which you would like to be considered. Only the Junior Auxiliary of Russellville Scholarship Application will be considered. The application must be submitted to the address on the application.

    John Paul Leonard Memorial Scholarship

    This scholarship will be awarded each fall that funds are sufficient. Preference will be given to a female student who is from Russellville, Arkansas, has reached junior or senior status in her undergraduate career, has demonstrated financial need, has declared a major in and is planning to pursue a career in teaching children with special educational needs, maintains a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher, enrolls in and successfully completes a full-time academic class load. In addition, this scholarship is renewable for the spring if the recipient continues to meet the stated criteria.

     

 

College of Natural & Health Sciences

  •  Biological Sciences
     
    Vann Kerns Memorial Scholarship

    This scholarship will be awarded each year that funds are sufficient. Preference will be given to students pursuing a degree in physics, mathematics, or a pre-medical school course of study. To be considered for this award, students must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher, have demonstrated financial need and enroll in and successfully complete a minimum of fifteen hours each semester.

    B. G. and Anita Owen Textbook Scholarship

    A book scholarship awarded to a student with junior standing was initiated by B. G. Owen, Associate Professor of Biology. Following the expressed wishes of their daughter, friends may contribute funds to perpetuate this scholarship awarded according to criteria determined by the late Professor Owen. The applicant must have junior or senior status, a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average, demonstrate financial need, preference will be given to students planning to teach biology at the secondary level. 

    Greg A. Parks Memorial Scholarship

    A partial tuition scholarship will be granted each semester that funds are available to a junior or senior level student majoring in psychology or pre-med (biology or chemistry). Applicants must be enrolled in 15 credit hours or more, have a minimum cumulative 3.0 grade point average, and demonstrate financial need. The initial recipient shall be eligible to retain the scholarship for up to three additional consecutive semesters provided he/she enrolls in and successfully completes 15 credit hours and maintains a cumulative 3.0 grade point average.

    Dwight M. Moore Scholarship

    The scholarship was established by the late Dr. Moore, one-time head of the department, and by his wife Clemmie, a graduate of the department. Each spring, a book scholarship will be awarded to a student interested in and having potential in the field of botany.

    Doyle & Evelyn Sparks Scholarship

    Scholarships will be awarded each year funds are sufficient to a student who has reached the junior or senior level in their undergraduate education, maintains a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher, exhibits and has a record of campus involvement and/or community service and is from Pope, Yell, Conway or Johnson counties. Each recipient may be chosen to receive this award only once.

    E. E. Hudson Scholarship

    The applicant must be majoring in biology and enrolled in 12 semester credit hours if a first semester freshman or 15 semester credit hours if a second semester freshman or higher classification. An ACT composite score of 25 or above for freshmen, or an Arkansas Tech cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher for sophomores, juniors, or seniors. The applicant must have leadership potential demonstrated by extracurricular academic activities. Financial need will be considered. Preference will be given to graduates of Arkansas high schools. This scholarship may be renewed for one additional semester after the initial semester award if the student makes satisfactory academic progress by successfully completing 12 semester hours (first semester freshman) or 15 semester hours (second semester freshman or higher classification) with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

    Fisheries and Wildlife

    Arkansas Fly Fishers Scholarship

    This scholarship, was established to provide scholarships for Arkansas Tech University students majoring in fisheries and wildlife science.  Scholarships will be awarded each year that funds are sufficient to a full-time graduate or undergraduate student who is majoring in fisheries and wildlife science, maintains a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA, demonstrates financial need, and is an Arkansas resident or resident of a state bordering Arkansas.  Applicants must submit a short essay stating why he/she needs the scholarship and setting out career goals.  Preference will be given to graduate students.  This scholarship shall be awarded for one semester and is renewable for the subsequent semester as long as the recipient continues to meet the criteria.

    Markey Butterworth Scholarship

    An endowed scholarship in memory of Markey Butterworth is given annually to an out-of-state student majoring in Fisheries and Wildlife Biology.

    CADDIS Fly Fishing Club Annual Scholarship

    This annual scholarship will be awarded each year that funds are sufficient. Preference will be given to students who have achieved junior or senior status, have declared a major in Fisheries and Wildlife, and have maintained a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or higher. In addition financial need and/or research accomplishments may be considered.

    Rip Collins Memorial Scholarship

    Established by the Friends of the Little Red River to honor Mr. Rip Collins, the scholarship shall be used to make awards to full-time student(s) attending Arkansas Tech University. A recipient will be chosen annually and receive partial tuition for both the fall and spring semester of that academic year. Selection process will begin in the spring after recommendations are made by fisheries professors at Arkansas Tech. Applications and letters from the applicants expressing their thoughts, beliefs, and future plans concerning fisheries management are required. Preference will be given to a sophomore or junior fisheries student in good standing who is interested in either cold water fisheries biology, management, or stream/riverine fisheries biology or management.

    The Lake Dardanelle Big Bass Scholarship

    Through the generosity and support of local and area fishermen, the organizers of “The Lake Dardanelle Big Bass Classic,” Wilkins Sporting Goods and the Russellville Advertising and Promotion, the Lake Dardanelle Big Bass Scholarship has been established for the purpose of providing scholarships for Fisheries and Wildlife students attending Arkansas Tech University. Applications should be submitted directly to the Director of the Fisheries and Wildlife program in early September. Scholarships will be granted each fall in accordance to the following criteria: a declared major in Fisheries and Wildlife, a junior or senior level student in good standing, attach a resume, copy of transcripts, and a letter of application that indicates the scholarship for which application is being made and that addresses financial need and career goals. Preference will be given to Arkansas residents and to students whose career goals focus on fisheries management. The scholarship is for the fall semester only and is not renewable.

    Quail Unlimited / Jim Ed McGee Scholarship

    Awards will be granted each fall that funds are sufficient to an Arkansas resident with a junior or senior class standing who has declared a major in Fisheries and Wildlife. The student must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher, be enrolled in a minimum course load of 12 student semester credit hours, demonstrate financial need and submit a letter of application. The scholarship is renewable for the succeeding spring semester provided the student maintains a minimum 2.0 grade point on a minimum course load of 12 student semester credit hours. Students must re-apply each year. 

  •  Mathematics
     
    Maude Moore Geurian Memorial Scholarship

    This scholarship has been established to honor Maude Moore Geurian for her many years of dedication to Arkansas Tech University and devotion to her students. Applicants for this scholarship must have declared Math as a major course of study, maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0, demonstrate financial need and have earned a minimum of 30 credit hours.

  •  Nursing
    Nell Teeter Balkman Nursing Scholarship

    This partial-tuition scholarship will be awarded to a junior or senior nursing student from Arkansas who demonstrates potential for nursing leadership such as was exemplified by Nell Teeter Balkman. Applicants must have at least a "C" average and must submit a letter of application and two letters of recommendation from Arkansas Tech University Nursing Department faculty. This scholarship is renewable provided funds are available; the student receives the recommendation of the Nursing Department, and continues to meet the scholarship criteria. Financial need will be a consideration in making this award.

    First United Methodist Church Scholarship

    An endowed scholarship has been established by the First United Methodist Church in Russellville to assist Methodist students who are nursing, medical assistant, health information management, or medical technology majors at Arkansas Tech. Students majoring in nursing will receive first consideration. Students should be recommended by their home church pastor.

    Junior Auxiliary of Russellville Nursing Award

    This fund has been established to provide a scholarship each year that funds are available to an Arkansas Tech University Nursing student in their junior or senior year of study. Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Applications are available in the Development Office, Administration Building room 209 in early February.  Applications will be available for pick-up in the Office of Development, Administration Building room 209, the middle of February. A separate application must be completed for each scholarship for which you would like to be considered. Only the Junior Auxiliary of Russellville Scholarship Application will be considered. The application must be submitted to the address on the application.

    Eupha Sue Knox Scholarship for Nursing

    A scholarship will be awarded each semester that funds are sufficient to an upper division nursing student who is enrolled in a minimum of 15 credit hours. Preference will be given to Arkansas residents that have demonstrated financial need. Recipients may re-apply for further consideration in subsequent years.

    Earlene Mullins Nursing Scholarship

    This scholarship will be awarded each semester that funds are sufficient to an upper division nursing student who is enrolled in 15 credit hours or more, and has demonstrated financial need. Preference will be given to applicants who are single parents. Each award will be for one semester but recipients may re-apply for further consideration.

    St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center Nursing Scholarship

    This scholarship will be awarded each semester that funds are sufficient. The recipient will be a junior or senior level student majoring in Nursing, enrolled in a minimum of 15 credit hours, with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, and must demonstrate financial need. Special consideration shall be given to students who are conversant in Spanish or taking Spanish courses and intend to stay in the Russellville area after graduation. The scholarship is renewable for up to three consecutive semesters as long as the student enrolls in and successfully completes course load of 15 credit hours and maintains a 3.0 or higher grade point average.

    Hazel Thrasher Memorial Scholarship Fund

    Scholarships awarded to nursing majors based on need and the potential to meet the requirements of a professional nurse.

    Penny L. Wheeler Memorial Scholarship

    A scholarship is awarded annually to the most deserving nursing student based upon high school record, need, and test scores.

    Dr. Charles and Joyce Wilkins Nursing Scholarship

    This senior honors scholarship will be a one-semester partial tuition scholarship awarded to a full-time or part-time nursing student who has the highest grade point average prior to entering the first semester of the senior year. Since there are two nursing classes, a recipient will be selected from each class. Financial need is not a requirement.

    Yell County Medical Society Scholarship

    A scholarship awarded each spring semester by the Yell County Medical Society to a Tech student from Yell County majoring in nursing.

     
  •  Physical Sciences
     
    Vann Kerns Memorial Scholarship

    This scholarship will be awarded each year that funds are sufficient. Preference will be given to students pursuing a degree in physics, mathematics, or a pre-medical school course of study. To be considered for this award, students must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher, have demonstrated financial need and enroll in and successfully complete a minimum of fifteen hours each semester.

    Greg A. Parks Memorial Scholarship

    A partial tuition scholarship will be granted each semester that funds are available to a junior or senior level student majoring in psychology or pre-med (biology or chemistry). Applicants must be enrolled in 15 credit hours or more, have a minimum cumulative 3.0 grade point average, and demonstrate financial need. The initial recipient shall be eligible to retain the scholarship for up to three additional consecutive semesters provided he/she enrolls in and successfully completes 15 credit hours and maintains a cumulative 3.0 grade point average.

    Louise Berkeley Turner Scholarship

    This partial-tuition scholarship will be awarded each fall semester that funds are available to a student majoring in math, science or a related field and may be renewed for one consecutive semester provided the recipient is making sufficient academic progress.

    Virgil Alvin Turner Book Scholarship

    A book scholarship established by Mr. and Mrs. Raymond B. Stroud which is awarded for the fall semester of the sophomore year to a major in chemistry. Recipients should be dedicated to obtaining a degree in chemistry and demonstrate this through scholastic achievements.