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Alumni Student Scholarships

Apply today for Alumni Scholarships:  Deadline March 1, 2017

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Please read all information carefully before completing and submitting your application. 

IMPORTANT NOTICE to 2017-2018 Scholarship Applicants: A number of very qualified and otherwise highly rated applicants for this year’s Alumni Association Scholarships were eliminated from competition solely due to the fact that their essays did not address the required topic.  The essay requirements (including the required topic) are listed below and on the online application form.


Alumni Merit Scholarship 

Two Alumni Merit Scholarships in the amount of $5,000 ($2,500 per semester) will be awarded annually. The funds may be used for any education related expense. These scholarships are renewable but recipients must reapply annually.

Renewal applications will be approved automatically subject to the recipient’s continued eligibility and contingent upon the availability of funds. An online application must be completed for all renewals.  Financial need statements and recommendation letters are not required for renewal applications.  The essay is required for renewals and should be an update of your current status and plans.

  • Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 2.25 or higher.
  • Strong preference will be given to undergraduate students
  • The student’s accomplishments and financial need are considered.
  • Graduate students are eligible to receive the Alumni Merit Scholarship.

Annual Fund Scholarship

The Annual Fund Scholarships in the amount of $500 will be awarded annually to the highest-scoring students that did not receive an Alumni Merit Scholarship.

Owen W. Parker, Sr. and Merrily Parker Endowed Scholarship

Two Owen W. Parker, Sr. and Merrily Parker Endowed Scholarships in the amount of $5,000 ($2,500 per semester) will be awarded annually. The funds may be used for any education related expense. These scholarships are renewable but recipients must reapply annually.

Renewal applications will be approved automatically subject to the recipient’s continued eligibility and contingent upon the availability of funds.  An online application must be completed for all renewals.  Financial need statements and recommendation letters are not required for renewal applications.  The essay is required for renewals and should be an update of your current status and plans.

  • Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 2.25 or higher.
  • Academic accomplishment and financial need will be considered.
  • Strong preference will be given to music or philosophy majors.

The E. Grainger and Frances B. Williams Endowed Scholarship

The E. Grainger and Frances B. Williams Endowed Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded to one UALR student. Funds may be used to cover any education related expenses.

  • Applicants must be College of Business students.
  • Preference will be given to junior and senior level students with a 2.25 – 2.5 GPA.
  • Financial need will be considered over academic accomplishment.
  • Recipient may re-apply and compete for the scholarship each spring.

The Alfred L. Williams Endowed Alumni Scholarship

Alfred WilliamsThe Alfred L. Williams Endowed Scholarship will be awarded to one UALR student. Funds may be used to cover any education related expenses.

  • Preference will be given to sophomore, junior, and senior level students with a 2.25 – 2.5 GPA.
  • Financial need will be considered over academic accomplishment.
  • Recipient may re-apply and compete for the scholarship each spring.

 The Elaine Eubank Endowed Scholarship

Elaine Eubank UALR scholarship

The Elaine Eubank Endowed Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded to one UALR student. Funds may be used to cover any education related expenses.

  • Applicants must be a junior or senior majoring in business.
  • Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 2.25 or higher.
  • Preference will be given to students with financial need, as well as the student’s desire to work in the non-profit industry.
  • Recipient may re-apply and compete for the scholarship each spring.

The John A. Larson Scholarship Fund

The John A. Larson Scholarship in the amount of $1000 will be awarded to one UALR student. Funds may be used for tuition, books, and fees.

  • Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher.
  • Academic accomplishment and financial need will be considered.
  • Recipient may re-apply and compete for the scholarship each spring.

Diana and Paul Nolte Endowed Scholarship

The Diana and Paul Nolte Endowed Scholarship is a $1,000 award covering any educational related expenses.

  • The recipient shall be a full- or part-time student perusing an undergraduate degree.
  • The recipient shall be a single parent.
  • Financial need will be strongly considered.
  • The recipient must have a 2.50 GPA or above.
  • The applicant must complete the application with an essay requirement.
  • Recipients shall write a letter of appreciation to the donors, which shall serve as their official notice of acceptance.
  • The scholarship is renewable, but the recipient must reapply annually.

June H. Williams Elementary Education Scholarship

The June H. Williams Elementary Education Scholarship is an award to cover any educational related expenses.

  • The recipient shall be a full- or part-time student majoring in Elementary Education.
  • Financial need will be considered.
  • Recipients shall write a letter of appreciation to the donors, which shall serve as their official notice of acceptance.
  • The scholarship is renewable, but the recipient must reapply annually.

Alumni Association Scholarship requirements:

Students must complete the Alumni Association Scholarship Application. Each application must include:

1. An essay explaining how you plan to use your UALR degree, maximum 1000 words, in the text area provided on the scholarship application.

2. A statement explaining your financial need in the text area provided on the scholarship application.


General Instructions

Submit only one application. Indicate the scholarship(s) you are applying for by checking the appropriate boxes on the application: (a) Alumni Merit Scholarship; (b) Owen W. Parker, Sr., and Merrily Parker Endowed Scholarship; (c) The Bailey Family Leadership Scholarship; (d) The E. Grainger and Frances B. Williams Endowed Scholarship; (e) The Alfred L. Williams Endowed Alumni Scholarship; (f) The John A. Larson Scholarship; (g) The Elaine Eubank Scholarship; (h) Diana and Paul Nolte Endowed Scholarship; (i) June H. Williams Elementary Education Scholarship

Application and recommendation letters must be received by scholarship deadline.

FAQs

When will my application be reviewed? A panel of alumni will review applications during the Spring semester.

Will I be asked to participate in an interview? If your application is chosen, you will receive a phone call to schedule an interview with a panel of alumni.

How will I be notified of my application status? Letters will be mailed to recipients and those not chosen by June 15.

When will scholarships be awarded? Funding is applied to a recipient’s account on the eleventh day of class for Fall and Spring semesters, and varies if funds are being applied for summer school.

Are Alumni Association Scholarships available to undergraduates only? Graduate students may apply for the Alumni Merit Scholarship.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. If you have questions, please contact Andrea Angel at 569-8429.