Private Donor Scholarships

Private Donor Scholarships at UALR are available for current students who meet the scholarship criteria.

  • If you currently have a UALR private scholarship, it may be renewable. The scholarship cannot be renewed unless there is a current application on file.
  • Private scholarship awards may impact other sources of financial aid administered through UALR.
  • All scholarship recipients are required to write a personal letter of thanks to the donor before scholarship funds are posted.
  • Private scholarship funds are awarded based on availability of funds.
  • The General Scholarship Application be found here.

University of Arkansas Foundation Scholarships

The Ben Core Arkansas Association of Defense Counsel Scholarship

Purpose:

To honor Ben Core of Fort Smith and to reward students who follow Mr. Core’s example of excellence in trial advocacy and civility and high ethical standards.

Requirements:

Awarded to a full-time or part-time student entering his or her final year at the UALR William H. Bowen School of Law. Selections will be limited to students who exhibit particular excellence in trial advocacy with a particular emphasis on civility and high ethical standards.

Bell and Company Endowed Law Scholarship

Purpose:

The purpose of the Bell and Company Endowed Scholarship shall be to provide assistance for any education related expenses, including but not limited to tuition, books, fees, and room and board for students pursuing or furthering a degree or continuing education at the William H. Bowen School of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Requirements:

Awarded to a full-time or part-time student majoring in law.  Academic accomplishment and financial need will be strongly considered. Preference will be given to students with advanced standing who plan to pursue non-legal careers in business and non-profit settings.

Essay:

Applicants must submit a statement of 500 words or less describing why applicant qualifies for this scholarship.

Black Law Student Association Scholarship

Purpose:

Provide assistance for educational related expenses for students pursuing a degree at the William H. Bowen School of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Requirements:

Recipient shall be a member of BLSA and academic accomplishment and financial need will be strongly considered.

Bowen Law School Part-Time Endowed Scholarship

Purpose:

The purpose of the scholarship shall be to provide educational related expenses, including but not limited to tuition, books, fees, and room and board for students pursuing or furthering a degree, or continuing education at the William H. Bowen School of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Requirements:

Recipient shall be a part-time student.  Preference shall be given to students who work a minimum of 30 hours a week.  Academic accomplishment and financial need will be strongly considered.

The Chad Farris Law Scholarship

Purpose:

The purpose of this scholarship is to honor the memory and wishes of Chad Farris.

Requirements:

Recipient shall be a full- or part-time student at the William H. Bowen School of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.  Preference shall be given to students who have shown an interest in labor law.  Consideration will be given to students with a demonstrated desire to work traditionally disenfranchised individuals, academic accomplishment, and financial need.

Class of 2006 Endowed Book Award

Purpose:

The purpose of the award shall be to provide educational related expenses, including but not limited to books, supplies, fees, and any other expenses related to attending law school.

Requirements:

Recipient shall be in good standing and a full- or part-time student at the William H. Bowen School of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.  Consideration shall be given to students who demonstrate financial need.

Connie Brown Phillips Endowed Book Award

Purpose:

The purpose of the award shall be to provide educational related expenses, including but not limited to books, supplies, fees, and any other expenses related to attending law school.

Requirements:

Recipient shall be in good standing and a full- or part-time student at the William H. Bowen School of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and employed a minimum of 30 hours per week.  Preference will be given to non-traditional students.  Consideration shall be given to student who demonstrates financial need.

Dean John Hugh Carmichael Memorial Scholarship

Purpose:

The purpose of the award shall be to provide educational related expenses, including but not limited to law school tuition, law school books, and law school fees.

Requirements:

Recipient shall be a full- or part-time second or third year law student, be in the upper one-half of their class, and demonstrate need.

Dean R. Morley Pulaski County Bar Foundation Scholarship

Purpose:

To honor the memory of Dean R. Morley and provide assistance to students who possess a desire to practice law in Pulaski County and who exhibit need for assistance with tuition and fees associated with the cost of pursuing a degree at the William H. Bowen School of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Requirements:

Recipient shall be a full- or part-time in good standing.  Preferences shall be given to residents of Pulaski County and/or those who possess a present intent to practice law in Pulaski County.  Consideration shall be given to students who demonstrate financial need.

Guy A. Moore Memorial Scholarship Fund

Purpose:

To honor Guy A. Moore and to provide educational related expenses, including but not limited to textbooks and supplies, living expenses, fee, and tuition.

Requirements:

Recipient must have completed one semester at the William H. Bowen School of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and be in good standing.  Preferences shall be given to students who demonstrate financial need, scholarship, and academic accomplishment.

Gwendolyn Dewees Hodge Memorial Book Award

Purpose:

To honor the memory of Gwendolyn Dewees Hodge and to provide educational related expenses, including but not limited to books, supplies, fees, and any other expenses related to attending law school.

Requirements:

Recipient must be a part-time student in good standing at the William H. Bowen School of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.  Preference shall be given to students who wish to pursue a career in Public Service; those who exhibit attributes possessed by Ms. Hodge including character, leadership, and a commitment to community service.  Consideration shall be given to students who demonstration financial need.

Hispanic Law Student Association Endowed Scholarship

Purpose:

The purpose of the award shall be to provide educational related expenses, including but not limited to tuition, books, fees, and room and board for students pursuing a degree the William H. Bowen School of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Requirements:

Recipient shall be a full- or part-time 2L or 3L student.  Preference shall be given to students who are a member of the Hispanic Law Student Association and demonstrate financial need.

Essay:

Applicants must submit a statement of 500 words or less describing their involvement and commitment to HLSA.

Hispanic Law Student Association Scholarship

Purpose:

Provide assistance for educational related expenses for students pursuing a degree at the William H. Bowen School of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Requirements:

Recipient shall be a member of HLSA and academic accomplishment and financial need will be strongly considered.

The Jack Morton Wilhelm Endowed Scholarship

Purpose:

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance for a law school student.

Requirements:

Recipient shall be a full- or part-time student of law.  Preference shall be given to students who demonstrate financial need and are in good academic standing.

Jack Wagoner III Endowed Scholarship

Purpose:

To recognize the contributions of Jack Wagoner III to the legal community and central Arkansas and to provide financial assistance, including but not limited to tuition, books, fees, and room and board for students pursing or furthering a degree or continuing education at the William H. Bowen School of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Requirements:

Recipient shall be a full- or part-time student majoring in law with a minimum GPA of 3.25, a member in good standing of the Young Democrats Club, having completed his or her first year.

James E Baine Endowed Scholarship Fund

Purpose:

The purpose of the scholarship is to honor James E. Baine and his dedication to the legal profession and provide financial assistance for a law school student.

Requirements:

Recipient shall be in good standing at the William H. Bowen School of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and be a member of the McClellan Senate of the Delta Theta Phi International Law Fraternity or its successors.  Preference shall be given to students who demonstrate financial need, academic achievement, and leadership.

James W. Spears Endowed Scholarship

Purpose:

The purpose of the scholarship is to recognize the commitment, love for teacher, and contributions of James W. Spears, who taught the legal community of central Arkansas.  The fund will provide assistance for any education related expenses, including but not limited to tuition, books, and fees for any student interested in pursuing classes in the Legal Clinic at the William H. Bowen School of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Requirements:

Recipient must apply and be accepted into a Legal Clinic course.

John N. Stern Scholars Fund

Purpose:

The purpose of the scholars fund is o honor the career and service of John N. Stern.  Provide educational related expenses to first year students enrolled in the William H. Bowen School of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock to students demonstrating Mr. Stern’s attributes of intelligence, initiative, and enthusiasm for learning.

Requirements:

Recipient shall be a resident of Arkansas and be enrolled as a full-time first year law student. Preference shall be given to students from Jefferson County, demonstrate attributes of intelligence, initiative, and enthusiasm for learning.

John T. Haley Endowed Scholarship

Purpose:

To honor the memory or John T. Haley.

Requirements:

Recipient must demonstrate financial need and possess ability to quality him or her as eligible to be admitted to the practice of law upon graduation and passing the bar exam.

Judge George Howard, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

Purpose:

To honor the memory of Judge George Howard, Jr. and to provide financial assistance for any education related expenses, including but not limited to tuition, books, fee, and room and board for student pursuing a degree at the William H. Bowen School of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Requirements:

Recipient shall be a full- or part-time student majoring in law, maintain a 3.25 GPA.  Preference shall be given to second and third year law students, and individuals who may be the first in their family to pursue a graduate degree or overcome significant economic hardship.

Essay:

Applicants must submit a statement of 500 words or less describing how they meet the scholarship criteria.

Judge Oren Harris Scholarship

Purpose:

To honor the memory of Judge Oren Harris

Requirements:

Recipient shall demonstrate financial need, academic ability, leadership, and service record.

Nancy Hall Bailey Endowed Scholarship

Purpose:

To honor the memory of Nancy Hall Bailey and to benefit exceptional non-traditional students by providing financial assistance for any educational related expenses, including but not limited to tuition, books, fees, and room and board for students pursuing, furthering a degree, or continuing education in law at the William H. Bowen School of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Requirements:

Recipient shall be a non-traditional student; defined as a person who has been out of formal school for a period of five years or more and have life experiences that are different from traditional students.  Consideration shall be given to academic accomplishment and demonstrated financial need.

Randi and Tim Hutchinson Endowed Law Scholarship

Purpose:

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance for a law school student.

Requirements:

Recipient shall be a full- or part-time student majoring in law who has completed their first year and a member in good standing of the Young Republicans Student Organization.

Essay:

Applicants must submit a statement of 500 words or less describing their community service efforts.

Sam Laser Endowed Law Scholarship

Purpose:

To honor the memory of Sam Laser and provide financial assistance for any educational related expenses, including but not limited to tuition, books, fees, and room and board for any student pursuing a degree at the William H. Bowen School of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Requirements:

Recipient shall be a full- or part-time student majoring in law.  Preference shall be given to third year law students, those who wish to pursue a career as a litigation lawyer.  Consideration shall be given to academic accomplishment and financial need.

Essay:

Applicants must submit a statement of 300 words or less describing why they qualify for this scholarship.

School of Law Alumni Scholarship

Purpose:

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance for a law school student.

Requirements:

Preference shall be given to academic performance, community involvement, and demonstrated financial need.

St. Thomas More Society Law Scholarship

Purpose:

To provide financial assistance for any educational related expenses, including but not limited to tuition, books, fees, and room and board for students pursuing or further a degree, or continuing their education in law at the William H. Bowen School of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Requirements:

Recipient shall be a full- or part-time student in good standing who has completed the first two years (for full-time students) or three years (for part-time students).  Preference shall be given to students who have a family or personal affiliation with a Catholic parish

Essay:

Applicants must submit a statement of 1,500 words on the topic “How My Faith Will Affect My Practice”.

Student Bar Association Endowed Scholarship

Purpose:

To provide financial assistance for any educational related expenses, including but not limited to tuition, books, fees, and room and board for students pursuing a degree at the William H. Bowen School of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Requirements:

Recipient shall be a full- or part-time 2L or 3L student.  Preference shall be given to students who have financial need; demonstrated commitment to Public Service, receiving the Dean’s Certificate of Service or the Dean’s Certificate of Distinguished Service.

Essay:

Applicants must submit a statement of 500 words or less describing their community service efforts.

Ted and Betty Williams Charitable Trust Scholarship

Purpose:

To recognize the contributions of Ted and Betty Williams to the community of central Arkansas and to provide financial assistance for any educational related expenses, including but not limited to tuition, books, fees, and room and board for students pursuing or furthering a degree or continuing education at the William H. Bowen School of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Requirements:

Recipient shall be a full- or part-time student majoring in law.  Preference shall be given to second and third year students.  Consideration shall be given to academic accomplishment and financial need.

Walmart Legal Diversity Scholarship

Purpose:

To promote diversity within the legal community by providing financial assistance for any educational related expenses, including but not limited to tuition, books, fees, and room and board, to students who are socially and economically disadvantaged with diverse ethnicity or self-identified LGBT and who are pursuing or furthering a degree, or continuing education at the William H. Bowen School of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Requirements:

Recipient shall be a full- or part-time student, in good standing, majoring in law, of a diverse ethnicity or self-identified LGBT, and maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.67 or higher.  Consideration shall be given to financial need.

Essay:

Applicants must submit a statement of 500 words or less describing their community service efforts.

William H. Bowen School of Law Class Scholarship

Purpose:

To provide scholarships for current and future students through financial assistance for educational related assistance, including but not limited to tuition, books, fees, and room and board for those pursuing a degree at the William H. Bowen School of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Requirements:

Recipient shall be a rising 2L law student in good academic standing.  Consideration shall be given to financial need.

University of Arkansas at Little Rock Endowed Scholarships

Edward L. Wright Scholarship

Purpose:

To honor the memory of Edward L. Wright.

Requirements:

Awarded to a student that demonstrates financial need, academic ability, leadership, and service record.

Governor Sidney McMath Scholarship

Purpose:

To honor the memory of Governor Sidney McMath

Requirements:

Awarded to a student that demonstrates financial need, academic ability, leadership, and service record.

Governor Carl Bailey Scholarship

Purpose:

To honor the memory of Governor Carl Bailey

Requirements:

Awarded to a student that demonstrates financial need, academic ability, leadership, and service record.

Judge Pat Mehaffy Scholarship

Purpose:

To honor the memory of Judge Pat Mehaffy

Requirements:

Awarded to a student that demonstrates financial need, academic ability, leadership, and service record.

Julian Glover Scholarship

Purpose:

To honor the memory of Robert Julian Glover

Requirements:

Awarded to a student that demonstrates financial need, academic ability, leadership, and service record.