Student Scholarships

UALR will offer a limited number of out-of-state tuition awards to new international students if the following requirements are met:

The student:

  • Demonstrates academic promise with grades and test scores at the high school or college level. (Note: Because of differences in educational systems among countries, applicants will be individually evaluated.)
  • Comes from an educational institution that has a relationship with a member of the UALR faculty or staff.
  • Is recommended for admission by a member of the UALR faculty or staff.
  • Is enrolled full time in on-campus classes.
  • Is seeking a first undergraduate or graduate degree. (Law school students and law programs are not eligible.)
  • Satisfies UALR’s English language proficiency expectations if the student’s first language is not English.

Undergraduate students must:

  • Be accepted for admission by taking 15 or more hours of credit courses at the UALR main campus and seeking their first undergraduate degree.
  • Show evidence of academic promise.
  • Maintain a 2.00 UALR cumulative GPA and successfully complete a minimum of 75 percent of attempted hours.
  • Not be a law school student and/or taking law programs.

Graduate students must:

  • Be accepted for admission, taking 9 hours of credit courses at the UALR main campus and seeking their first graduate degree.
  • Be admitted and accepted to an eligible graduate program.
  • Show evidence of academic promise.
  • Maintain a 3.00 UALR cumulative GPA and successfully complete a minimum of 75 percent of attempted hours.
  • Not be a law school student and/or taking law programs.

Eligible students will pay in-state tuition and fees:

  •  Both fall and spring terms will be eligible for the award.

Effective Date:

  • The award process will begin February 1 and continue until available funds have been committed.

Award Amount:

  • The award will not exceed the actual charge for undergraduate or graduate, out-of-state portion of the tuition/fees. (Award recipient will pay in-state tuition and fees.)

Application Process:

  • Apply for admission.
  • Complete the UALR International Student Award for Out-of-State Students application.
  • Submit a transcript from your home university.
  • Submit a letter of recommendation from a UALR faculty member.

Turn in the completed application at the Financial Aid Office. Please indicate that you are applying for the “UALR International Student Award for Out-of-State Tuition.”

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