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College of Professional Studies

Scholarships

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  • College of Professional Studies
  • Audiology/Speech Pathology
  • Criminal Justice
  • School of Mass Communication
  • Institute of Government/MPA Program
  • School of Social Work

College of Professional Studies - General

Name of Scholarship
Rosa Pfeifer Isacson Endowed Scholarship

Description
Awarded to a full- or part-time student in the College of Professional Studies. The student must have extreme financial need and must have demonstrated a commitment to their course of study

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Department Chair or Director
Must be nominated

Deadline
Variable

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Audiology and Speech Pathology

Name of Scholarship
Leah Katayama Wilkins Endowed Award

Description
Awarded to a second year graduate student majoring in speech pathology. Academic accomplishment and financial need will be strongly considered.

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Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology

Deadline
March 1

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Criminal Justice

Name of Scholarship
John A. Boyeskie Memorial Scholarship

Description
Awarded to a full- or part-time student majoring in Criminal Justice with preference given to second-year graduate students. Academic accomplishment and financial need will be strongly considered.

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Department of Criminal Justice

Deadline
May 1

Name of Scholarship
Louie Caudell Rotary Club of Little Rock Scholarship

Description
The recipient shall be a sworn Little Rock Police Department officer wishing to pursue an education in Criminal Justice. Must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 hours each semester. Commitment to the field of law enforcement, ability to excel academically, and financial need will be considered equally.

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Department of Criminal Justice

Deadline
May 1

Name of Scholarship
Louie Caudell Scholarship

Description
The recipient shall be a sworn Little Rock Police Department officer wishing to pursue an education in Criminal Justice. Commitment to the field of law enforcement, ability to excel academically, and financial need will be considered equally.

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Department of Criminal Justice

Deadline
May 1

Name of Scholarship
Correctional Leadership Challenge Endowed Scholarship

Description
Awarded to a full- or part-time student majoring in Criminal Justice with preference given to graduate level students. Academic accomplishment and financial need will be strongly considered.

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Department of Criminal Justice

Deadline
May 1

Name of Scholarship
Rick Finley Memorial Scholarship

Description
Awarded to full- or part-time graduate or undergraduate students pursuing a degree in law enforcement or related field who have financial need, good academic standing, and who are children of current/retired police officers, children of a police officer slain in the line of duty, and/or are themselves current police officers

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Department of Criminal Justice

Deadline
May 1

Name of Scholarship
Melissa Ma Memorial Scholarship

Description
Awarded to full- or part-time student majoring in criminal justice or a related field, with the intention of working within the law enforcement community. Preference will be given to current police officers. Academic accomplishment and financial need will be strongly considered along with dedication to the profession.

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Department of Criminal Justice

Deadline
May 1

Name of Scholarship
Rob Williams Memorial Scholarship

Description
Awarded to graduate or undergraduate students pursuing a degree in law enforcement with consideration given to academic standing, child of current or retired police officer slain in the line of duty, or current police officer. Only the most serious and highly qualified students will be considered for this scholarship. The recipient must display the level of professionalism and social awareness that will make them leaders among law enforcement officials.

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Department of Criminal Justice

Deadline
May 1

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School of Mass Communication (Journalism and RTVF)

Name of Scholarship
Alltel-Arkansas Press Association Scholarships

Description
Awarded to students with at least sophomore standing who have academic promise, financial need and interest in the newspaper field.

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School of Mass Communication

Application Form

Deadline
March 1

Name of Scholarship
Arkansas Broadcasters Association - Sam Anderson Scholarship

Description
Awarded to a full-time student with a declared major in RTVF. The applicant must be at the junior level, between 60 to 90 hours, and have taken and passed with a C or better no less than 12 RTVF Program credit hours, including RTVF 1340, 2300, and 2308 with a 3.0 GPA in the program and a 2.5 overall.

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School of Mass Communication

Application Form

Deadline
March 1 Name of Scholarship

Arkansas Broadcasters Association - Patricia Carter Willcox Scholarship

Description
Recipient will be an incoming junior or senior level student in the Radio, Television, and Film Program at UALR. Student must have at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 GPA scale. Financial need is an equal consideration. Student’s character, overall performance and promise in the broadcasting field will also be considered.

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School of Mass Communication
Application Form

Deadline
March 1

Name of Scholarship
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Scholarship

Description
Awarded to students with at least sophomore standing who are interested in newspaper journalism and have a journalism major or minor.

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School of Mass Communication

Application Form

Deadline
March 1

Name of Scholarship
Arkansas Newspaper Foundation Scholarship

Description
Awarded to students with a major or minor in journalism of at least sophomore standing who have academic promise, financial need, and interest in the newspaper field.

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School of Mass Communication

Application Form

Deadline
March 1

Name of Scholarship
Harry Ashmore Journalism Scholarship

Description
Awarded to a student studying journalism having junior status.

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School of Mass Communication

Application Form

Deadline
March 1

Name of Scholarship
Robert L. Brown, Sr. Scholarship

Description
Awarded to a full-time senior with at least 90 credit hours who has taken and passed with a C or better no less than 18 RTVF credit hours. Award is based on academic performance, participation in extracurricular department activities (such as the KARN project and TV-29), advisor evaluation, career goals, areas of study, and financial need.

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School of Mass Communication
Application Form

Deadline
March 1

Name of Scholarship
Comcast Cable Scholarship

Description
Awarded to the student who performs the most public service for the cable channel.

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School of Mass Communication

Application Form

Deadline
March 1

Name of Scholarship
RD Doubleday Endowed Scholarship

Description
Awarded to a full- or part-time student majoring in Radio, Television, and Film with an interest in Broadcast Management. Preference will be given to juniors and seniors. Academic accomplishment and financial need will be strongly considered.

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School of Mass Communication

Application Form

Deadline
March 1

Name of Scholarship
Governor Orval E Faubus Scholarship

Description
Awarded to a journalism major or minor.

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School of Mass Communication

Application Form

Deadline
March 1

Name of Scholarship
Jay Friedlander Scholarship

Description
Awarded to journalism majors or minors.

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School of Mass Communication

Application Form

Deadline
March 1

Name of Scholarship
Gannett News Producer Scholarship

Description
Awarded to a full-time student pursuing a Journalism or RTVF degree. Academic achievement, financial need, and willingness to participate in the News Producer Internship program will be considered. Student must be a Junior or Senior with 60 or more credit hours and have at least a 3.0 GPA in the Program and a 2.5 GPA overall.

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School of Mass Communication

Application Form

Deadline
March 1

Name of Scholarship
Jerol Garrison Journalism Scholarship

Description
Awarded to full- or part-time students with a major or minor in journalism. Academic accomplishment and financial need will be strongly considered along with dedication to the profession.

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School of Mass Communication

Application Form

Deadline
March 1

Name of Scholarship
Dr. David M. Guerra News Scholarship

Description
Applicant must be a full-time student enrolled at UALR, or RTVF major and in the electronic news sequence. Must be a Junior or Senior with 60 or more credit hours and have at least a 3.0 GPA in the Program and a 2.5 GPA overall.

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School of Mass Communication

Application Form

Deadline
March 1

Name of Scholarship
Robert Hamilton Memorial Scholarship

Description
Awarded to full-time student majoring in Journalism or Radio, TV and Film with preference given to junior and senior level single parent students. Academic accomplishment and financial need will be strongly considered.

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School of Mass Communication
Application Form

Deadline
March 1

Name of Scholarship
J. Irby Scholarship

Description
Awarded to a full-time graduate student in the School of Mass Communication pursuing a Master of Arts in print or broadcast journalism. The recipient must be enrolled in the summer semester. Academic accomplishment and financial need will be equally considered.

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School of Mass Communication
Application Form

Deadline
March 1

Name of Scholarship
Kappa Tau Alpha Awards

Description
Kappa Tau Alpha makes three awards as part of its annual KTA Journalism Research Paper Competition: a $100 bookstore gift certificate for first place, a $60 bookstore gift certificate for second place and a $40 bookstore gift certificate for third place.

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School of Mass Communication

Application Form

Deadline
March 1

Name of Scholarship
Herbert and Gertrude Latkin Scholarship Fund

Description
Awarded to graduate or undergraduate journalism majors. Recipients must be journalism majors who are currently enrolled. Scholastic performance will be considered secondary to financial need.

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School of Mass Communication

Application Form

Deadline
March 1

Name of Scholarship
Clifton Lawhorne Memorial Fund

Description
Awarded to a graduate or undergraduate majoring or minoring in journalism or technical writing.

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School of Mass Communication

Application Form

Deadline
March 1

Name of Scholarship
Roy Mitchell Scholarship Fund

Description
Awarded to juniors and seniors emphasizing broadcast journalism and majoring in Journalism or Radio, Television, and Film. Scholarship, financial need, and the desire to serve as an intern with KARK-TV in Little Rock must be demonstrated.

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School of Mass Communication

Application Form

Deadline
March 1

Name of Scholarship
RTVF Underclassmen Scholarship

Description
Awarded to a full- or part-time student enrolled in or who has completed two courses out of RTVF 2300, 2330, or 2308. Applicant must have at least 3.0 GPA. Will be awarded based on academic performance, extracurricular activities, and financial need.

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School of Mass Communication

Application Form

Deadline
March 1

Name of Scholarship
William K. Rutherford Freedom of Information Scholarship

Description
Awarded to a junior, senior, or graduate student with a major or minor in journalism who has a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Applicant must show professional promise, participate in journalism organizations, and continue to work and be interested in the Freedom of Information. Financial need will be considered.

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School of Mass Communication

Application Form

Deadline
March 1

Name of Scholarship
Society of Professional Journalists Scholarships

Description
Awarded to outstanding students in journalism.

Applicants must be academically qualified, need financial aid and show journalistic promise.

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School of Mass Communication

Application Form

Deadline
March 1 Name of Scholarship
Television Broadcasters of Arkansas Scholarship

Description
Awarded to a full- or part-time student majoring in mass communication with a goal of pursuing a career in broadcast television. Preference will be given to junior and senior level students. Academic accomplishment and financial need will be strongly considered.

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School of Mass Communication

Application Form

Deadline
March 1

Name of Scholarship
Mary Jean Thomas Graduate Fund

Description
Awarded to an undergraduate in RTVF with the most professional experience and who qualifies for graduate school.

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School of Mass Communication

Application Form

Deadline
March 1

Name of Scholarship
TreDay.com Scholarship Project

Description
Awarded to an Arkansas high school graduate with plans to enter or currently pursuing a degree in the School of Mass Communication. Preference will be given to freshmen applicants. Sophomores, juniors and/or seniors will also be considered. Applicants must do research on a specified topic and present a news story in one of three formats: radio - a 90 second audiotape on cassette or compact disk; television - a 90 second videotape on VHS or DVD; newspaper – a 1000 word typed and printed article. Topics will be available to applicants through the School of Mass Communication.

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School of Mass Communication

Application Form

Deadline
March 1

Name of Scholarship
Edith Woods Sweezy Memorial Fund

Description
Awarded to graduate or undergraduate students with a major or minor in journalism interested in practicing print journalism in Arkansas or in the South, who have a 3.0 or better, and financial need.

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School of Mass Communication

Application Form

Deadline
March 1

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Institute of Government - Public Administration

Name of Scholarship
Betta and Cy Carney Scholarship

Description
Awarded to a graduate student pursuing a degree in Public Administration

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MPA Program Institute of Government

Deadline
March 1

Name of Scholarship
Carl Max Milam Scholarship Fund

Description
Awarded to a graduate student pursuing a degree in Public Administration

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MPA Program Institute of Government

Deadline
March 1 Name of Scholarship
Public Administration Scholarship

Description
Awarded to a graduate student pursuing a degree in Public Administration

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MPA Program Institute of Government

Deadline
March 1

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School of Social Work

Name of Scholarship
AARP Chapter 34 Scholarship

Description
Awarded to a second-year student in the School of Social Work pursuing a Master of Arts in Gerontology or a Master of Arts in Gerontology with a Master’s Degree in Social Work (dual program). Qualifications include a strong desire to work with the aging population, a second-year internship working with the elderly, demonstration of financial need, and a GPA of 3.25 or higher.

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School of Social Work

Deadline
March 1

Name of Scholarship
Flo Hawks Memorial Scholarship

Description
Awarded to a full- or part-time student in the UALR Graduate School of Social Work. Preference will be given to those students interested in the medical field, and while academic accomplishment and financial need will be considered, interest and desire in the profession are of utmost importance.

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School of Social Work

Deadline
March 1

Name of Scholarship
Gisela Spieker Social Work Scholarship

Description
Awarded to second-year students, dedicated to their studies and focused on academic achievement. Financial need will be considered secondary to academic achievement.

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School of Social Work

Deadline
March 1

Name of Scholarship
Rebecca Fuller Ward Endowed Scholarship

Description
Awarded to second-year graduate students in social work. Academic achievement is emphasized and financial need will be considered during the selection process.

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School of Social Work

Deadline
March 1

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Updated 8.21.2009