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Alphabetical List of Arkansas Scholarships

Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship
Award: Up to $5000
Number of Awards:
Several, $41.5 Million Dollars in Funding
Deadline:
Application deadline is June 1 for the Fall term and November 1 for the Spring term
Eligibility: Applicant must be an Arkansas resident and U.S. citizen or lawful resident.  Accepted for admission at an approved institution of higher education in a program of study that leads to a baccalaureate degree, associate degree, qualified certificate or a nursing school diploma. Not have earned a baccalaureate degree. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) (although there will be no maximum income cap). Not owe a refund on a federal or state student financial aid grant for higher education. Not be in default on a federal or state student financial aid loan for higher education. Not borrowed in excess of annual federal loan limits. Not be incarcerated at the time of application for or during the time the applicant receives the scholarship. Complied with the United States Selective Service System requirements for registration. Certify to be drug free. Contact for additional eligibility requirements.
Contact: www.adhe.edu/challenge 1-800-54-STUDY


Arkansas Career Pathways Initiative Program
Award: free career training, college classes, and educational financial assistance to those who qualify.
Number of Awards: Several
Deadline:
Contact
Eligibility:
You must be an adult caretaker, parent or relative of a child under the age of 21  AND are receiving Transitional Employment Assistance(TEA) now, or have received TEA in the past OR are receiving food stamps, Medicaid, or ARKids  OR  have annual family income below 250% of federal poverty level (about $44,000 annually for a family of three).
Contact: toll-free 1-866-400-PATH (7284) www.arpathways.com

Arkansas Medical Society Martha Harding Gann Memorial Scholarship
Award: Up to $1500
Number of Awards: Varies
Deadline: June 1 but may vary from year to year
Eligibility: Senior in Nursing (Junior student to be a senior). Certificate of award given annually at Heart and Key Ceremony.
Contact: Martha Harding Gann Fund
2707 Northwood Drive
Pine Bluff, AR 71602

Arkansas Public Health Association Scholarship
Award: $1000
Number of Awards: Varies
Deadline: March 16
Eligibility: Must be an Arkansas Resident. Must be enrolled or plan to enroll in a public health field. Must be at least a sophomore in college. Minimum 2.5 GPA and have financial need.
Contact: APHA Bureau of Public Health Programs
Arkansas Department of Health, Slot 41
4815 West Markham
Little Rock, AR 72205-9978

Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund
Award: Varies
Number of Awards:
Varies
Deadline:
Contact
Eligibility:
Eligible applicants are single parents living in Arkansas who are considered economically disadvantaged and who have custodial care of one or more children under the age of eighteen. Eligible applicants are those who have not previously earned a diploma or degree from a four-year institution of higher learning.
Contact: 614 East Emma Avenue
Suite 119
Springdale, AR 72764
Ph: 479.927.1402
Fax: 479.927.0755 www.aspsf.org

Arkansas State Board of Nursing Scholarships
Award:
Up to $20,000
Number of Awards: Varies
Deadline: Two deadlines per year, November 1 for the Spring and June 1 for the Fall.
Eligibility: Must be Arkansas resident. Must have nursing license in good standing. Teaching or hired to teach in an Arkansas nursing program. Be accepted or enrolled in an approved Arkansas nursing program or accredited out-of-state nursing program that meets requirements of ASBN  and Department of Education. Enrolled in Bachelor, Master or Doctorate Program. Relatives of Arkansas State Board of Nursing Members or staff are NOT ELIGIBLE.
Contact: Arkansas Department of Higher Education 114 E. Capitol Ave. Little Rock, AR 72201 501.371.2050 or 1.800.54.STUDY e-mail: finaid@adhe.edu

Dorthea Funk Scholarship
Award:
Varies
Number of Awards: Varies
Deadline: Contact
Eligibility: Must be a registered nurse, give a statement of commitment to community health nursing, seeking a degree into result in an advanced practice nurse, and demonstrates a need.
Contact: ARKANSAS NURSING FOUNDATION
C/O Arkansas Nurses Association
1123 South University, Suite 1015
Little Rock, AR 72204
Tel: 1.501.244.2363


Greg M. Heuberger Educational Grant
Award: $1500
Number of Awards:
2
Deadline:
August 29
Eligibility:
Full-time students, Residents of Arkansas, Distance Education
Contact: Arkansas Distance Learning Association  Website: www.ardla.org  Contact: Teresa Roebuck at roebucktc@conwaycorp.net

Mary Gray Scholarship
Award: Varies
Number of Awards: Varies
Eligibility: Must be a registered nurse, seeking an advanced degree in nursing, interested and/or involvement in advanced practice nursing (Advance Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Certified Nurse Midwife, and Certified Nurse Anesthetist.
Contact: ARKANSAS NURSING FOUNDATION
C/O Arkansas Nurses Association
1123 South University, Suite 1015
Little Rock, AR 72204
Tel: 1.501.244.2363

Ralph G. Norman Scholarship
Award: $2500
Number of Awards: Varies
Deadline: April 1
Eligibility: *Must be resident of Arkansas *ineligible for SSI or SSD funding * Documentation of your disability by two of the following: a.  A copy of Professional Evaluation. b.  A copy of your school IEP  c.  A letter from a qualified professional certifying your learning disability (special educator, psychologist, or psychological examiner.) * A two-paragraph statement of your future educational or career goals. * Official transcript of all high school and/or college courses. *Two letters of recommendation from two adults that can testify to your academic abilities, personal character, volunteer services, and community involvement. These letters should be from a teacher, coach, counselor, or community member- not a relative.
Contact: Ralph G. Norman Scholarship
Learning Disabilities Association of Arkansas
P.O. Box 95255
North Little Rock, AR 72190-5255
E-Mail: ldaarkansas@yahoo.com Phone: 501-666-8777