Dardanelle Public Schools

The Dardanelle School District will be closed starting Monday, March 16 through April 17, 2020.  Students, continue to work on your AMI packets.

Scholarship Corner

Scholarship Information for DHS Seniors and Parents

Contact Ms. Hudgeons for more information about scholarships.







Seniors: Please continue to send scholarship applications! YOU are responsible for mailing these applications directly to the groups offering the scholarship. Below is an address, phone number, email, other contact information if you have questions. If a transcript is required and you don't have one with you, no problem! Attach a note stating the schools are closed and all questions concerning your transcript can be directed to cynthia.hudgeons@dardanellelizards.com


Jostens will be here March 31st to hand out Cap & Gown and other Senior items ordered in a drive through format in front of the high school from 10-12 Noon. If you have an outstanding balance, please go online and take care of that BEFORE March 31st. If you are unable to be here that day, your items will be available at the Jostens office in Russellville at your convenience. If you have questions about your order, your balance, or matters concerning this method of delivery of products contact Rick Harrell at 479-968-3269.


Stay safe and enjoy your break. Email me at any time if you have questions, concerns, or anything I can help you with during this time!


 If you have not applied for the Junior Auxiliary of Yell County Scholarship and wish to do so you may MAIL your completed application to: 108 Spring Creek DR, Dardanelle, AR 72834. High School Transcript is not required since the school is closed. 

 Mail applications for Sand Lizard Foundation Scholarship and Jan George Scholarship to: Jon George, 209 Cedar St., Dardanelle, AR 72834



Wayne Farm's Scholarship, Yell County Farm Bureau Scholarship, Native American Scholarship, Cultural Heritage Club Scholarship, 2020 Arkansas School Plant Management Association Scholarship Program, Lt. Kevin Mainhart Memorial Scholarship, AACTEA Scholarship, Shelter Insurance Foundation Scholarship, Junior Auxiliary of Yell County Scholarship, Jan George Scholarship, Sand Lizard Foundation Scholarship, Healthy Active Yell Scholarship, and more now available. See your Advisor for more information! Also more information listed below in "Available Scholarships" Students are responsible for mailing these applications DIRECTLY.



UCA Acxiom IT Career Camp will be help June 24-27, 2020 on the campus of UCA. The camp is FREE. Students entering grades 9-12 are encouraged to apply. Limited availability. Application Deadline in March 1, 2020. For more information visit https://uca.edu.itcamp/



If your senior has not placed an order for a cap and gown they need to do so now. Orders can be placed on-line at www.jostens.com

or call 1-800-567-8367 to place an order on the phone. No down payment is required!  Graduation is May, 17th!



Dardanelle Seniors have submitted information for the Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship along with other scholarships offered through the state of Arkansas. On October 2nd Mr. Sanders, Ms Stottman, Mrs. C. Taylor, and Mr. Vega's advisory groups entered this information. On October 3rd Mrs. Roots, Mr. Keen, Mrs. Harris, Mrs. Marple, and Mrs. Wurst entered this information.



*Failure is NOT an option! 

*Choices Matter

*Study Smart

**Find your reason

Motivation Matters



For information about Arkansas Colleges, click on here and search. This link was provided by a group of students from last year's EAST. 





The following information is sent to senior advisers throughout the year. This is a reminder of those scholarships and how to access them. Remember the number one source of scholarship money is with the college you plan to attend. Next is the Arkansas Academic Challenge which is offered through Arkansas Department of Higher Education. Information about the Academic Challenge Scholarship, along with other Scholarships offered though the state of Arkansas can be found at scholarhips.adhe.edu. Application for this Scholarship is on-line, and will open for this year's Seniors October 1.


Arkansas Challenge in 4 Steps:

1. Score 19 composite in ACT

2. Submit the YOUniversal application at scholarships.adhe.edu and complete FAFSA.

3. Watch personal email for verification that you successfully applied.

4. Check personal email from time to time for additional requests and to accept any award.

*Remember, all Senior advisors took Seniors to a lab to fill our YOUniversal in October.


Seniors need to begin the process of finding out what is required to submit information for FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The web address is www.fafsa.ed.gov. The FAFSA is required by all colleges and universities and are used to determine nearly all types of grants and loans including those that are federal, state, and college-sponsored. The FAFSA also determines your eligibility for work-study programs. Financial aid is usually awarded on first-come, first-serve basis. Therefore, the earlier you submit the FAFSA the better. The window to start applying for FAFSA is October 1.


FAFSA in 4 Steps:

1. Enter financial information into the FAFSA using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool.

2. Choose the college in which you plan to attend to receive your results.

3. Parent & Student both sign the FAFSA using FSA IDs.

4. Watch your personal email for additional information.

*Any Financial Aid Office can AND will gladly sit with you and your parent to fill this out! The number to the Arkansas Tech Financial Aid office is 479-968-0399.


Transcript Request Forms are available in Senior Advisory as well as in the High School Office. When a Senior applies for college admission, the college will request a transcript. I will send this to the college when the student submits a Transcript Request Form to me. Upon request, I will also send a student's shot record and any other information needed to complete the College Admission process.



Scholarship information: Please take note the scholarship information with deadlines will be updated when received from the organizations listed. However, many have links which may lead to up-to-date information with verified information. We assume no responsibility other than to pass on information and provide this page as a service to our students. Please be aware, that a student should NEVER pay a fee for a scholarship application.


Important Dates: The following is some information of dates that seniors and their parents need to be aware of:

  • March 23-March 27 Spring Break 
  • April 10th No Classes
  • May 12th Celebration of Achievement
  • May 17th  High School Graduation!




With regard to ADHE programs, please note the following:

Additional Resources:

Federal Student Aid: www.fafsa.ed.gov

Arkansas Student Loan Authority: www.fundmyfuture.info

College Fairs Online: www.gotocollegefairs.com 


Arkansas Department of Higher Education Scholarship and Grant Programs: Listed below are examples of scholarship and grant programs available through their website at .www.adhe.edu

*New Arkansas Academic Challenge (Lottery) Scholarship

*Arkansas Governor's Scholars Program

*Arkansas Future Grant

*Law Enforcement Officers' Dependents Scholarship (LEO))

*Military Dependents Scholarship (MDS)

*State Teacher Education Program (STEP)

*Teacher Opportunity Program (TOP)

*Workforce Improvement Grant (WIG)


Also please note that the FAFSA will now be available on October 1. The deadline is June 1.  Additional information about FAFSA can be found at https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/about/announcements/fafsa-changes.





   Q & A: 


What is Federal Financial Aid? Federal financial aid is one of the more important sources of funding for college students. By using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), you may be considered for several types of federal aid, including: 

Grants: Financial aid that does NOT have to be repaid, unless you withdraw from school.

Loans: Borrowed money that must be repaid with interest.

Work-Study: A work program through which you my earn money to help pay for school.

To learn more about federal student aid and how it works visit studentaid.ed.gov.



What should I know about scholarships?

Scholarships are another popular way to fund a higher education. They range from one-time payouts to renewable scholarships that can be awarded every year. Types of scholarships include:

Academic: Requires specific ACT score or GPA requirement for consideration.

Performance: Typically require students to try our for funding; these include but are not limited to instrumental, vocal, theater, athletics, etc.

State: Many states provide scholarship opportunities for their residents; in Arkansas, its known as the Academic Challenge / Lottery Scholarship.

Visit scholarships.adhe.edu for information about scholarships and programs sponsored by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education.

Nonprofit or private: A number of organizations offer scholarships to students based in need, participation, or a host of other criteria yearly.


Important to keep in mind: 

-You should NEVER pay a fee to be considered for a scholarship or aid!

-Start the scholarship search process early so you don't miss deadlines.

-Look at all requirements for maintaining your federal aid and/or scholarships.

For information about financial aid or UCA's scholarship opportunities, contact the Office of Financial Aid at 501-450-3140 or finaid@uca.edu. You may also visit them at uca.edu/financialaid.


Can I receive Military related funding, benefits, or discounts?

Active duty, National Guard, retired military, Veterans, disabled Veterans, or their dependents may be eligible for funding through the Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB).

UCA's Veteran Services is dedicated to supporting the military personnel, veterans, and their dependents with currently established MGIB benefits, including but not limited to additional advising and information regarding military benefits and military scholarships. Visit uca.edu/veteranservices, email veteranservices@uca.edu, or call 501-852-2999 if you have questions about services offered.


-Our sincere thanks to Mr. Puckett for sharing the above information with us about UCA!


 UACCM tuition is now $101 /credit hour for in-state students. Scholarships are offered based on ACT or Accuplacer scores. ACT Scholarships start at 19-20: $250 per semester; 21-23 ACT: $500 per semester; 24-25 ACT: $1,000 per semester; 26+ ACT : Tuition waver up to 15 hours. 

Accuplacer test can be taken at UACCM. It cost $15 for the entire test or $5 per section. This is offered on campus M-W 8:30-2:30, Th 8:30-4:30, and F 8:30 - 11am. While appointments are not needed, students planning on taking the an Accuplacer exam need to arrive at the testing site no later than the times listed. If you have questions about the Accuplacer information is in the Senior Notebook in your Advisor's room or you can call a member of the UACCM testing center at 501-977-2053

The new Workforce Training Center is open! This is a 53,000+sq feet building housing HVAC, Industrial Mechanics & Maintenance Technology, Auto Service Technology, and Welding programs. 


-Our sincere thanks to Ms. Nichols for sharing the above information with us about UACCM!



Available Scholarships: 


Wayne Farms Scholarship opportunity for all children and grandchildren of Wayne Farm Employees and Producers. Information and application has been emailed to Senior Advisors and to the Senior Class of 2020. This application needs to be mailed by the student applying directly to: Wyane Farms, ATTN: Nancy Frick, PO Box 909, Danville, AR 72833. For questions contact 479-495-4400. Application deadline April 17, 2020.


Yell County Farm Bureau Scholarship is a four year scholarship $500 per semester. Criteria includes Yell County Residency, member of Yell County Farm Bureau, enroll an pursue a degree at a university in Arkansas. Preference given to agricultural and family and consumer science majors. Typed application, high school transcript and ACT score, two letters of recommendation, name or membership number of the applicant or applicant's parent or grandparent who is a member of Yell County Farm Bureau. Completed information must be mailed to Yell County Farm Bureau Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 458, Danville, AR 72833 no later than April 15, 2020. For questions or more information call 479-495-2617. Scholarship information has been emailed to Senior Advisors to announce and copy. Senior class members have also been emailed the application. 


Native American Scholarship Award / The Ernest Whitelaw-Don Kinney Scholarship awarded by The American Indian Center of Arkansas for $500 will be awarded to a graduating Senior May 2020. Eligibility requires a Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood card or Tribal enrollment documentation from a federal recognized tribe. Application Deadline in April 1, 2020. Applications have been emailed to Senior Advisors and 12th grade class. For questions about the application or eligibility contact The American Indian Center of Arkansas at 501-666-9032. Completed applications are to be mailed to American Indian Center of Arkansas, Scholarship Review Committee, 1100 N. University Avenue, Suite 143, Little Rock, AR 72207-6344


Cultural Heritage Club Scholarship offered to members of Dardanelle High School's Cultural Heritage Club during the 2019-2020 school year. In addition to membership, seniors eligible must have a 2.5 GPA or better and complete the application. The application requires a transcript, a letter of recommendation from a Dardanelle High School teacher, and an essay. Application deadline is March 20, 2020.


2020 Arkansas School Plant Management Association Scholarship Program seeks to promote continued education by offering scholarships to deserving students in recognition of their leadership, scholastic achievement, and civic participation. Any graduating Senior planning to attend a College/University, Vocational-Technical or Trade School is eligible to apply. Requires a 3.0 GPA or better and at least a 19 on the ACT. A completed application, essay, and two letters of recommendation. Mail completed application to ASPMA Scholarship Program, AAEA, 219 South Victory, Little Rock, AR 72201 OR FAX to ASPMA Scholarship Program (501) 372-2807. Information and applications have been emailed to Senior Advisors and to Senior Class members.  


Alpha Delta Kappa Scholarship for deserving female high school senior pursuing a degree in education. Senior Advisors were emailed a copy of the applications as was the Senior Class. For additional questions contact Amber Teager at amber.teager@gctschool.net Application deadline March 25. Completed Applications are to be mailed to Amber Teager, Arkansas Alpha Delta Kappa Scholarship Chair, 31 Warner Drive, Paragould, AR 72450


Arkansas Association of Career and Technical Education Administrators Scholarship (AACTEA) will award two $500 Scholarships for Concentrator or Completer in one Program of Study, at least a 3.0 GPA, Good citizenship record, attempted or achieved an industry certification, plans on majoring in a demand occupation (listed on Discover Arkansas) Applications must be received by April 1, 2020. Mail completed application to Arkansas Association of Education Administrators, ATTN: Shantele Raper, AACTEA Scholarship Chair, 219 South Victory, Little Rock, AR 72201. Applicants must be enrolled in an Arkansas college or university, including junior colleges, community colleges, and vocational or technical colleges. Information will be in your advisory and has been emailed to the Senior Class of 2020. An electronic copy of the application is available on the AAEA website at www.theaaea.org. click "Constituent Groups", "AACTEA", then "AACTEA Scholarship". 


Thea Scholarship This is one of few all inclusive scholarship in that there is no GPA requirement, no test score requirement, or other major requirement to enter. It is based on performance in a specified area of Art. Competitions start February 24th and go through March 30, 2020. For more information about what the competitions are or where they are visit theafoundation.org/scholarships or call 501-379-9512. Senior Advisors have this information. Senior class has been emailed the information. Art, Choir, Band, English, Speech/Drama/Forensics teacher has the information.  


Lt. Kevin Mainhart Memorial Scholarship established to honor the legacy of Lt. Kevin Mainhart. Four Community Scholarships will be offered to a student selected from each school district in Yell County , and one Public Employee Family Scholarship will be offered to a student with a parent that is a public employee in Yell County. Each scholarship will be in the amount of $1,000. Application deadline is April 1, 2020. The completed application can taken directly to the Yell County Lay Enforcement Center at 201 East 5th Street, Danville, Arkansas. *Preference given for Public Employee Awards in the following order; Yell County Sheriff's Department Employee Families, Yell County Employee Families, then Municipal Employee Families. *Preference for all scholarships given to students who are planning to study Criminal Justice or related field. Scholarship applications available in Counselor's Office or Senior Advisory. 


Shelter Insurance Foundation Scholarship Application Deadline March 31, 2020. Applications available in Senior Advisory and in Counselor's Office. Application can be taken directly to Shelter Insurance Office before close of business March 31st, or student can mail application to Shelter Insurance, PO Box 1617, Danville, AR 72833. For questions call 479-495-2217.


Jan George Scholarship:  Established to preserve the memory of an amazing River Valley Educator. Must be a Dardanelle High School Senior registered in a college, technical school,or other continuing education institution, 2.0 GPA or better, determination for classroom academic achievement. Applications are available in Advisory. These need to be mailed to Jon George, 209 Cedar Street, Dardanelle, AR 72834 before March 27, 2020.


Junior Auxiliary of Yell County Offering a $500 Scholarship to student with a minimum 2.5 GPA, demonstrated financial need, has community service hours, and more...Application deadline is April 1, 2020. For more questions or information contact Brandi Everette at 479-477-0733. Senior Advisors have the application. High School Counselor will attach required transcript. *Completed applications must be mailed by student to 108 Spring Creek DR, Dardanelle, AR 72834. 


Sand Lizard Foundation Scholarship Application Available in High School Office, Senior Advisory, Sand Lizard Foundation website, or request an application be sent to you by emailing a request to SandLizardFoundation@gmail.com. Completed applications are to be mailed to Jon George, 204 Cedar Street, Dardanelle, AR 72834 BEFORE March 27, 2020. A completed application includes the application form, required essay, and letters of recommendation. 


Progressive Mens Club will be offering an Academic and and Athletic Scholarship! Student must submit an application, submit a transcript, have a GPA of 2.0 for Athletic and 2.5 for Academic, score 17 or better on ACT, complete an application stating why the applicant should receive the scholarship, and have completed application to the High School Counselor no later than Application deadline has passed. Applications are available in Senior Advisory. Completed applications can be mailed directly to River Valley Progressive Men's Club, P.O. Box 1562, Russellville, AR 72801. For more information contact AJ Cunningham, Scholarship Committee Chairman at 479-567-4492.


Annual Essay Contest. 900-1,000 word essay on the topic within the categories of conservation and wildlife or sporting dogs and field trials submitted on or before April 15, 20202. For more information visit BirdDogFoundation.com For questions contact Grace Cairncross, Educational Coordinator, at BirdDogLibrary@gmail.com or call 731-764-2058. Essays are to be mailed to: Education Coordinator, The Bird Dog Foundation, Inc., 505 W HWY 57, PO Box 774, Grand Junction, TN 38039. 


 The Society of American Military Engineers Arkansas Post has availability of scholarships for a minimum of $2,000. Qualifications include but are limited to: Acceptance to an accredited school or cooperative program in architecture or construction related engineering programs, United States Citizen, completed application forms, and other recommendations specified by the application and letter. Application Deadline April 6, 2020.  Applications and information will be in Senior Advisory rooms. 


Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation: Need based scholarships to military families for eligible child of Marine or Navy Corpsmen. Visit mcsf.org/apply Applications on line open January 1, 2020 thru March 3, 2020. Application Deadline Passed.


National Beta Scholarship: Application Deadline Passed. Applications accepted November 1 - January 22. Apply at scholarship.betaclub.org 


Arkansas Association of Federal Coordinators (AAFC) Application Deadline Passed. is offering a scholarship to high school seniors for the first academic year for full-time students who plan to major in EDUCATION and enroll in an Arkansas College or University including junior colleges, community colleges, and vocational or technical colleges. Student must have at least a 3.0 GPA, exhibit good citizenship, participate in extracurricular activities or service or academic organizations, and plan on a career in Education. Electronic applications are available on www.theaaea.org click Constituent Groups" , " AAFC", the AAFC Scholarship. Senior Advisors also have this information and can provide a copy of the Application. Applications must be received on or before January 10, 2020. These applications are to be mailed to Arkansas Association of Education Administrators, ATTN: Shantele Raper, AAFC Scholarship Chair, 219 South Victory, Little Rock, AR 72201.  


2020 Healthy Active Yell Scholarship.  Applications available in Senior Advisory. This will be a one time $500 scholarship available to a Senior that will graduate from a Yell County High School and is based on Community leadership, activism, and engagement. Applications must arrive to the Healthy Active Yell office on or before March 26, 2020. Applications should be mailed to Healthy Active Yell, PO Box 1217, Danville, AR 72833. 


**Emily Bolanos received this scholarship! Dardanelle Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Application: Application Deadline Passed. Deadline December 12, 2019. For questions call 479-229-3328. Applications are to be mailed to P.O. Box 208, Dardanelle, AR 72834 or they can be taken directly to The Community Center in Dardanelle. If a completed application is given to Ms. Hudgeons on December 12th or before, she will deliver these for you. Applications will be in ever Senior Advisory. Additional copies will be in the Counselor's Office.


Creative Writing Scholarship Contest (Arkansas Tech University):  Application Deadline Passed. Open to any high school senior: Six scholarships will be awarded and can be used at pursue any degree program at Arkansas Tech University. To enter send a poem, small groups of poems, a short story, a novel chapter, or a piece of dramatic writing to the following address: Creative Writing Contest, Department of English & World Languages, 407 Q Street, ATU, Russellville, AR 72801. Please include your name, address, and phone number on the back of each page entered. Electronic entries can be sent to engl@atu.edu. Put Creative Writing Contest in the subject line. For additional information call 479-968-0256. Your advisor has this information if you wish to discuss this with them. Due December 15th.


National School Plant Management Association Scholarship: Application Deadline Passed. Any graduating Senior based on financial need, academic achievement. co-curricular participation, community service, and essay response. Applications available in Senior Advisory. Copies should be in Senior Notebook. For questions contact Mike Mertens, Assistant Executive Director 501-372-1691 or m.mertens@theaaea.org

Application deadline is December 15, 2019


National 4 YR Scholarships through US Army Cadet Command and Army ROTC Army ROTC offers many ways for you to obtain a college education: *A contracted cadet in our program has the opportunity to receive 100% in tuition and fees or room and board, *$1,200 a year for books, *Monthly tax free stipends over $400 a month. The Partnership for Youth Success (YaYS) program is another way an ROTC cadet can pay for their college and receive training in a civilian career. For more information contact Roslyn Tillman, Recruiting Operations Officer UCA at rtillman@uca.edu


Hagan Scholarship Foundation application APPLICATION DEADLINE PASSED. and web site www.hsfmo.org application deadline is November 15th! Must be a U.S.Citizen, have a 3.75 GPA or better, have 24 Composite on ACT, enroll in college the fall after high school graduation. For questions and more information visit the website listed above or email scholarships@hsfmo.org


The American Legion: Must be children, grandchildren, or great-grand children of American Legionnaires in good standing of 2 or more consecutive years' membership, resident of Arkansas, have a character reference, and more. Application deadline is March 13, 2020. See information in your Senior Notebook or call 501-375-1104. Website is www.arlegion.org Application Deadline Passed.


Prudential Spirit of the Community Award. APPLICATION DEADLINE PASSED. Applications may be submitted to spirit.prudential.com or nassp.org/spirit. Students in grades 5-12 as of November 5, 2019, and is a legal resident of one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia, students who have participated in volunteer activity that occurred at least in part after September 1, 2018, and students who completes the application required prior to November 5, 2019 will be eligible. For application questions or to request a paper application call 888-651-2951.


The American Legion High School Oratorical Contest will take place February 29, 2020. $2,000 for first place, $1,500 for second place, and $1,000 for third place! For more information call 1-877-243-9799 or 1-501-375-1104. The web site is http://www.arlegion.org/programs/oratorical.html or you can email alegion@swbell.net  A hard copy of the Contest Application is in each Advisory Senior Notebook. Application Deadline Passed. 





 All things ATU:


ATU Freshmen Academic Scholarships


The undergraduate application for admission serves as the scholarship application for ATU Freshmen Academic Scholarships.  An early admit status is required for scholarship consideration.  The priority deadline to apply is November 15, 2019, and the final deadline is February 15, 2020. The national February ACT exam is the last results accepted for freshmen academic scholarship consideration.



ATU Concurrent Scholarships

A student who has earned concurrent credit from Arkansas Tech University as a high school student is eligible for a Concurrent Scholarship as an incoming freshman on the Russellville or Ozark campus.  The scholarship is a one-time award on the Ozark campus and a renewable award on the Russellville campus.  Contact the ATU Admissions Office for additional information.


Arkansas Tech University Freshman Academic Scholarships for Fall 2019 (Russellville Campus)



Annual Award Amount

University Honors Stipend




ACT score of 27-36 (or 1260-1600 New SAT score) OR top 10 percent of graduating class & 3.5 GPA

Essay and interview required.


$2,000 to $6,000 stipend bundled with qualifying academic scholarship award

Deadline for University Honors consideration: Noon on November 30, 2018


Board of Trustees Scholarship

30-36 ACT & 3.00 GPA

(or 1360-1600 New SAT)



Presidential Scholarship

28-29 ACT & 3.00 GPA

(or 1300-1350 New SAT)



University Scholarship

26-27 ACT & 3.0 GPA

(or 1230-1290 New SAT)



Deans Scholarship

25 ACT & 3.00 GPA

(or 1200-1220 New SAT)



Academic Excellence Scholarship

24 ACT & 3.00 GPA

(or 1160-1190 New SAT)



Green & Gold Scholarship

23 ACT & 3.00 GPA

(or 1130-1150 New SAT)



Incentive Scholarship

21-22 ACT & 3.00 GPA

(or 1060-1120 New SAT)



Leadership Scholarship

17-20 ACT

(or 920-1050 New SAT)

Limited number awarded competitively.


Deadline for above: Priority Deadline – November 15, 2018 / Final Deadline – February 15, 2019

Advanced Scholars Stipend

Recognized by the State as a Governor’s Distinguished Scholar

$2,000 stipend bundled with a qualifying academic scholarship

Concurrent Scholarship

Earned concurrent credit from ATU as a high school student and admitted on the Russellville campus as an incoming freshman



ATU Foundation and Alumni Scholarships


The deadline to apply is February 15, 2019. 

ATU Foundation Scholarships for students from Yell County:

Heartsill and Polly Bartlett Scholarship: Preference will be given to a student who is 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 ATU Foundation 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.  Scholarship deadline is February 15, 2019.

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 ATU Foundation Scholarship Application with three supporting letters of recommendation.  Scholarship deadline is February 15, 2019.

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. 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.  Submit ATU Foundation Scholarship Application with three supporting letters of recommendation.  Scholarship deadline is February 15, 2019.


ATU Creative Writing Contest


Six scholarships worth up to $1500 will be awarded.  Entries for the 2019 contest must be submitted by December 15, 2019.


ATU IME (Institute for Mexicans Abroad) Fellowships


A partnership with the Mexican Consulate, the fellowship is a specific program funded for Arkansas Tech University students. Applicants must be Mexican or of Mexican origin to qualify. Students who are under deferred action status will be given preference. All IME Fellowships are awarded competitively and are based on academic performance and financial need. While the award amounts may vary, the fellowship has a maximum potential value of $5,000 per academic year. Early application is recommended.  Contact the Advancement Office at Arkansas Tech University for more information.  Awards will be made each year that funding is available.


ATU LULAC (League of United Latin American Citizens) Scholarships


Please note that the application should be mailed to LULAC Council 750, PO Box 55103, Little Rock AR  72215.  Application deadline is March 31.