General Scholarship Application and Essay

Before you begin, we recommend you print a copy of the questions and prepare your answers in advance. You will need to enter all of your responses in one sitting. There is no way for you to save an application and return to it later. Likewise, if the system times out you will lose your work. A list of scholarships and qualifying criteria can be found at the UALR William H. Bowen School of Law’s Private Scholarships webpage.

All applicants must complete the form below and submit a current résumé. In order to increase your opportunities for scholarships, it is recommended that everyone submit a general scholarship essay detailing your academic accomplishments, interests, financial need, and community service.

If you wish to be considered for the:

  • Randi & Tim Hutchinson Endowed Scholarship;
  • Student Bar Association Endowed Scholarship; or the
  • Walmart Legal Diversity Scholarship

you must submit a general scholarship essay detailing your academic accomplishments, interests, financial need, and community service.

If you wish to be considered for the:

  • Bell and Company Endowed Memorial Scholarship;
  • Brett Gary Blakney Endowed Memorial Scholarship;
  • Hispanic Law Student Association Endowed Scholarship;
  • Judge George Howard Jr. Memorial Scholarship;
  • Sam Laser Endowed Law Scholarship; or the
  • St. Thomas More Society Law Scholarship

you must submit an essay which meets the scholarships requirements. The requirements of each scholarship’s essay can be found on Bowen’s Private Scholarships webpage.

Declaration of Scholarship Award Conditions & Consent

Upon submission of my general scholarship application, I understand that this application will be forwarded to a selection committee which may include persons not affiliated with the UALR William H. Bowen School of Law.

Upon submission of my general scholarship application, I agree that if awarded a scholarship:

  1. I will write a thank you letter to the donor within 2 weeks of award notification.
  2. I understand that my identity may be publicly disclosed as a recipient of the scholarship.
  3. I will supply a brief biography, if requested by the donor or an official at the Bowen Law School.
  4. I understand that if I should withdraw from the Bowen Law School during any semester I receive a scholarship disbursement, I will be responsible for returning scholarship funds at the same rate UALR pays tuition refunds.
  5. I understand that if I am awarded and accept the St. Thomas More Society Law Scholarship, I agree to attend the Red Mass and St. Thomas More Society Luncheon at a date and time to be announced.
  6. I understand that if I am awarded and accept any scholarship awards from the Arkansas Bar Foundation, I am required to attend the Arkansas Bar Foundation Scholarship dinner at a date and time to be announced.
  7. I understand that failure to comply with any of the above may nullify my scholarship award.

 

  • Month / Day / Year
  • City, State
  • Month / Year
  • Financial Need Analysis for 2016-2017

    Every question in this section is required. If a line-item is not applicable to you, you must indicate N/A. Please use the July 1, 2016- June 30, 2017 time period.
  • If yes, please list your employer, your position, and the number of hours that you work per week on the resume that you are required to attach to this application.
  • Include alimony and any other sources.
  • Please itemize if needed.
  • Please total expenses for the above categories.
  • *Do not include funds derived from student loans.
  • *Do not include funds derived from student loans.
  • *Do not include funds derived from student loans.
  • Please include name and the amounts.
  • Please include law school scholarships AND scholarships from non-law school sources.
  • Questions Requiring Attachments

    All attachments must be PDF. This is the only acceptable format.
  • Accepted file types: pdf.
  • Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: pdf.
    The scholarship essays should include any information required by the scholarship agreement and outlined on the scholarship listing. Please include your name, T# and the name of the scholarship at the top of your submission.
  • Accepted file types: pdf.
    The general scholarship essay should include any information the selection committee may find relevant along with detailing your academic accomplishments, interests, financial need, and community involvement. Please include your name, T# and 'General Scholarship Essay' at the top of your submission.