The specific requirements for retaining the scholarship or renewing it each year are:
- ARK-LSAMP Scholars must major or plan to major in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics at UALR.
- Complete a minimum of 24 credits during the fall and spring semesters each year (i.e., maintaining full-time status).
- Maintain a minimum cumulative overall grade point average of 3.00.
- Attend three enrichment activities per semester.
- Attend ARK-LSAMP Spring Research Conference.
- Conduct a research project and present results as a junior/senior.
- Fully participate in the summer academy.