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Freshman Foundation Scholarships

The student is responsible for submitting the General Foundation Scholarship Application, and all documentation listed in the scholarship criteria to the Office of Development. The application and all required documentation must be received by February 15 (i.e., applicant letter, reference letters, etc.). Only one application and documentation is required for multiple Foundation General Scholarships.

Application Packet

Documentation must include a letter from the applicant explaining the need for the scholarship, special family circumstances, and career goals.  And three letters of recommendation from any of the following:  Arkansas Tech faculty, High School Counselor, Principal, Pastor, Employer, or someone familiar with your work ethics and family situation.

The applicant will be considered for all scholarships through the Office of Development where all the criteria requirements have been fulfilled.

Submit Application Packet to: 
    Office of Development
    1509 N Boulder Avenue ADM 209
    Russellville, AR 72801

All applications and documentation must be received by February 15. 

Heartsill and Polly Bartlett Scholarship

Preference will be given to a student who is a traditional, incoming freshman from Pope or Yell County, Arkansas, has a cumulative grade point average from high school of 2.0 or higher, has demonstrated financial need and is planning to attend Arkansas Tech University full-time. To be considered for this scholarship, applicants must submit a letter of application and a letter of recommendation from their high school counselor in addition to a completed scholarship application. This scholarship may be renewable at the discretion of Arkansas Tech University if the recipient is making acceptable academic progress. Scholarships will be awarded each year that funds are sufficient.

Judge J. E. Chambers Scholarship

Proceeds from an endowment by the family of the late Judge John E. Chambers provide scholarships for outstanding applicants from Danville, Western Yell County or Dardanelle high schools. Academic promise and service to school and community will be heavily considered in determining the recipient. Submit application with two supporting letters of recommendation.

Connie V., Loretta M., & Elora C. Coker Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded each year that funds are sufficient. Preference will be given to an incoming freshman, a graduate of Two Rivers School District in Arkansas, and enrolls in 15 semester credit hours or more. This scholarship may be renewed for the freshman spring semester if the recipient continues to enroll in 15 credit hours and maintains a cumulative 2.0 grade point average or higher. If the recipient meets the scholarship renewal requirements of the freshman year, the scholarship may be renewed for an additional six consecutive semesters provided the recipient enrolls in and successfully completes 15 credit hours each semester and maintains a cumulative 2.5 grade point average or higher.

Benny and LaVel Harris Scholarship

This scholarship was established through the generosity of Benny and LaVel Harris to benefit students from Stone County, Arkansas.  The recipient will be a graduate of a Stone County, Arkansas, high school, a full-time student, have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5, and have demonstrated financial need. 

Savannah Kaitlyn Hintze Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship, established by the family and friends of Savannah Kaitlyn Hintze, will be awarded each year that funds are available to a full-time entering freshman.  To be considered for this award, students must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher and demonstrated financial need.  Applicants should submit a letter of application that expresses need and goals.  Also, the letter should include the applicant’s views on volunteerism and community involvement.  This scholarship is renewable for the spring semester, provided the recipient continues to meet the criteria.

Mitchell-Keathley Scholarship

Established in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Keathley and Mr. Boss Mitchell, this scholarship will benefit graduates of Danville High School. To be eligible for this scholarship, the applicant must have attended Danville High School (Danville, AR) for the last four semesters prior to graduation and be accepted for admission to Arkansas Tech University. Additionally, high school grade point average, ACT score, leadership roles in school and community, and financial need will be considered.

Van & Marilyn Moores Scholarship

This partial-tuition general scholarship will be awarded annually. Most awards are made to incoming freshmen.

A.L. & Verneil Reed Scholarship Fund

Established through the generosity of Mr. and Mrs. Reed, this scholarship shall be awarded each year that funds are sufficient to an undergraduate student who meets the entry requirements of Arkansas Tech and can provide proof of an earned cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher as reflected on an official high school transcript. In addition, applicants must enroll as a full-time student, successfully maintain that full-time status and have demonstrated financial need.

Russellville Kiwanis Club Jack Holloway / Joe Ray Scholarship

This endowed scholarship has been established by the Russellville Kiwanis Club through the Arkansas Tech University Foundation for the purpose of providing scholarships for students attending Arkansas Tech University. This scholarship is in memory of Jack W. Holloway who was an active Kiwanian for over 30 years and a veteran of WW II. Joe Ray was from Havana and served in the Arkansas Senate. Scholarships will be granted each year that funds are sufficient with preference given to students who have graduated from high school in Perry, Yell, Newton or Pope County, have maintained a high school grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale and are planning to attend Arkansas Tech University on a full-time basis. Scholarships will be awarded for a period of one year. However, students may re-apply for subsequent years if they maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher at Arkansas Tech University.

Charles Shelton Memorial Scholarship

This memorial scholarship, established by the family and friends of Charles Shelton, will benefit graduates of Jasper High School who attend Arkansas Tech University.  The recipient will be a full-time traditional student from Jasper High School.  Preference will be given to incoming freshmen who are majoring in mathematics.  Recipient must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5.  This scholarship is not automatically renewable, but the recipient is eligible to reapply in subsequent years.

David Shinn Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship, established by Cayce Shinn in memory of her husband, will be awarded each year that funds are available to a full-time student who maintains a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and has demonstrated financial need.  Preference will be given to an incoming freshman. The scholarship is not automatically renewable after the first year, but recipients are eligible to re-apply in subsequent years.

Kenneth and Janice Sutton Scholarship

Through the generosity of Kenneth and Janice Sutton, a scholarship has been established to assist students who are residents of Stone County, Arkansas.  Two recipients will be awarded this scholarship.  One recipient will be an entering freshman, who is attending Arkansas Tech the fall immediately following high school graduation, have a high school cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher, have an ACT score of 21 or higher, be enrolled as a full-time student, and have a letter of recommendation from the high school guidance counselor or teacher.  The second award will be to a full-time sophomore, junior, or senior student who maintains a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.  The scholarship is renewable for the spring semester provided the student completed a full-time course load in the fall with a 2.5 grade point average and enrolls as a full-time student in the spring semester.

Alfred and Martha Brownlee Vance Scholarship

An annual scholarship for an incoming freshman will be awarded each year funds are sufficient. Preference will be given to a Pope County resident.

Robert Hays and Martha Williams Scholarship

The Robert Hays and Martha Williams tuition scholarship is awarded to an incoming freshman.  The recipient must be a resident of an Arkansas county within 100 miles of Arkansas Tech University.  The student must have maintained a “B” average through high school, participated in school activities, possess the quality of good citizenship and have financial need.  This scholarship is renewable for up to seven semesters or until recipient’s graduation, whichever occurs first, as long as the recipient remains a full-time student and maintains a minimum 2.5 GPA.

Teresa Williams Memorial Endowment Scholarship

Endowed scholarships to Arkansas Tech will be awarded to qualified high school graduates of Benton, Arkansas.

Junior Auxiliary of Russellville Book Scholarship

An award to defray the cost of books will be made to a Russellville high school graduate each year that funds are sufficient. The student must be currently enrolled at Arkansas Tech University.

Col. Alton F Balkman Scholarship

This scholarship, honoring Col. Alton F. Balkman, will be awarded each year funds are available to an incoming freshman who demonstrates strong work ethic and good citizenship. First preference will be given to a graduate of Paris High School, Paris, Arkansas. Second preference will be given to a graduate of any high school of Logan County, Arkansas. Third preference will be given to any Arkansas resident. Student must demonstrate financial need. Each scholarship shall be awarded for one semester and is renewable for the subsequent semester, provided the recipient maintains full-time status and maintains a minimum 2.0 GPA. This scholarship is not automatically renewable for subsequent years, but the recipient may reapply and, if he/she fulfills the renewal criteria, will receive preference for the next year’s award.

Floyd Ray and Janie Salmon Gilliland Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded each year funds are sufficient to a student who is a resident of Baxter County, Boone County, Marion County, or Newton County, and is majoring within the College of Natural and Health Sciences.  Student must be a sophomore or higher class level in good academic standing.  Each award is for one semester and is renewable for the subsequent semester, provided the student continues to meet the criteria.

Bowden Photography Scholarships

Through the generosity of Thomas Bowden, three scholarships have been established: One each to benefit a graduating senior from Atkins High School, Beebe High School, and Clarksville High School. Consideration will be given to applicants who have maintained a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA and submits a recommendation from his or her high school counselor. The scholarship is renewable for one semester, provided the recipient remains a full-time student and maintains a minimum 2.0 GPA.


 

Arkansas Tech University Alumni Association Scholarship

Alumni Scholarship Application (PDF)  


Criteria for application: 

  1. At least one parent must have graduated or completed one full semester (12 hours) of classes at Arkansas Tech University.
  2. Must be an incoming high school graduate, enrolling in the fall semester following your high school graduation.
  3. Must enroll in a minimum of 12 credit hours during the two semesters of the awarded scholarship.
  4. Must have a minimum cumulative high school grade point average of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale and have a minimum composite ACT score of 21.

Send completed applications:

Arkansas Tech University Foundation
Office of Development, Scholarship Administrator
1509 N. Boulder Ave. Admin 209
Russellville, AR 72801

* All applications must be received no later than February 15th. 

Questions about the Arkansas Tech University Alumni Scholarship should be directed to the Alumni Office by calling (479) 968-0242 or emailing alumni@atu.edu.