College of Arts, Letters, and Sciences

*Denotes scholarships available through more than one department

General


Steven L. Mourning Science Scholarship
Awarded to a full-time or part-time student in his or her junior or senior year seeking a degree in any field of science. Academic accomplishment and financial need will be strongly considered.

Tracy Thompson Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to a full-time or part-time math or science major with a minor in secondary education. Junior, senior, and graduate students are eligible. Applicant must be active in youth volunteer work, demonstrate academic accomplishment and have financial need.

 


Arts

Art

Department of Art | Fine Arts Building | 501.569.3182

Athena Art Education Scholarship
Awarded to a full-time or part-time student majoring in Art with a specialization in Art Education at the sophomore, junior, or senior level. Preference will be given to students with a minimum GPA of 3.00. Preference will also be given to Arkansas residents with substantial financial need. If a qualified Arkansas resident is not identified the scholarship will be awarded to the next qualified candidate, regardless of origin.

Athena Art History Scholarship
Awarded to a full-time or part-time student majoring in Art at the sophomore, junior, or senior level. Preference will be given to students with a minimum GPA of 3.00. Preference will also be given to Arkansas residents with substantial financial need. If a qualified Arkansas resident is not identified the scholarship will be awarded to the next qualified candidate, regardless of origin.

Athena Studio Art Scholarship

Awarded to a full-time or part-time student majoring in Art with a specialization in Studio Art at the sophomore, junior, or senior level. Preference will be given to students with a minimum GPA of 3.00. Preference will also be given to Arkansas residents with substantial financial need. If a qualified Arkansas resident is not identified the scholarship will be awarded to the next qualified candidate, regardless of origin.

Charles D. Massey Scholarship
Awarded to a full-time or part-time student majoring in Art with a specialization in graphic design and illustration. Academic accomplishment and financial need will be strongly considered.

Cindy Conger Endowed Visual Art Scholarship
Awarded to a full-time or part-time student majoring in Art. Preference given to juniors and seniors. Academic accomplishment and financial need will be strongly considered.

Entering Freshmen Art Scholarship
Awarded to a full-time, in-coming freshman pursuing a baccalaureate degree in art history, art studio, art education, or applied design to be used for tuition, fees, books and art materials only.

Friends of the Arts Scholarship *
Awarded to art, music, and theatre arts and dance majors who have demonstrated outstanding achievement.

Jerry Arrowood Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a full-time or part-time UALR undergraduate majoring in art history.  The recipient must have a 3.0 GPA based on a 4.0 scale.  Financial need shall not be a consideration.

Joan R. Taylor Scholarship*
Awarded to a full-time or part-time undergraduate student.  The student must have a declared major in Theatre, Music, or Art.  The recipient must achieve and maintain a 3.0 GPA during the term of the scholarship.  The scholarship will be awarded based on both financial need and academic success.

Judith A. Wrappe Scholarship
Awarded to full-time or part-time art majors in their senior year; exemplifying talent and character, including artistic challenge, enthusiasm, tenacity, sense of humor, and concern for others.  Financial need shall not be a consideration.

Lori Grimes Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to full-time or part-time art majors in their junior or senior year. No student shall receive the award more than once. Financial need is not a consideration.

Virginia Mitchell Bailey Visual Arts Scholarship
Awarded to a full-time or part-time graduate student with a concentration in studio art. Academic performance and financial need will be considered.

Wilma and Jack Diner Student Art Endowment
Awarded to a full-time or part-time student majoring in art. The recipient must have submitted a piece of artwork which was selected for presentation in the Department of Art Annual Student Competitive Exhibition. Financial need will be strongly considered.

Windgate Foundation Scholarship Fund
Awarded based on juried talent and need to any eligible part or full time art major. Freshmen are eligible to apply. Scholarship is renewable with required documentation

Music

Department of Music | Fine Arts Building | 501.569.3294

Anna and George E. Kuck Scholarship
Awarded to full-time or part-time students studying voice. Academic accomplishment and financial need will be considered; however, the primary consideration will be talent and potential.

David and Donna Cone Scholarship
Awarded to a full-time or part-time student majoring in music. Preference will be given to junior and senior level students. Academic accomplishment and financial need will be strongly considered.

Christine Provas Marinos Scholarship
Awarded to a full-time or part-time student majoring in voice, with the intention of using his/her talents in the future. Talent and financial need will be strongly considered. All things being equal, financial need will be the deciding factor.

Dora and Elly Ellsworth Music Scholarship
Awarded to a full-time or part-time UALR undergraduate music major.  Priority will be given to students interested in teacher education.  Academic accomplishment and financial need will be considered.  Students with desire and evidence of participation in service learning and/or partnership programs sponsored by UALR may also be considered.

Dorothy Sawatski Voice Scholarship
Vocal performance talent award.

Eleanor Orts Francis Music Scholarship
Awarded to a full-time or part-time student who is seeking a degree in music. Academic accomplishment and financial need will be strongly considered. All things being equal, academic accomplishment will be the determining factor. The scholarship is renewable. Students must reapply annually and maintain academic excellence.

Edith Willis Woodall Scholarship
Awarded to a student who is a resident of Arkansas, preference being given to applicants who reside in Marianna, Helena, or Forrest City. Must be studying piano or choral conducting, but no restriction to type of music. Financial need, outstanding skill, and the motivation of the recipient to achieve highest level of self-accomplishment possible will be weighed in addition to academic standing.

Friends of the Arts Scholarship *
Awarded to art, music, and theatre arts and dance majors who have demonstrated outstanding achievement.

George and Stella Smith Scholarship
Awarded to music students with financial need and musical ability.

Hildegard Smith Scholarship
Awarded annually to students majoring in music who demonstrate the high standards of excellence which are promoted by the Little Rock Musical Coterie. Academic standing and financial need will be considered during the selection process. Recipient must also be available to perform for the Little Rock Musical Coterie on a date mutually agreed upon.

Homer T. and Betty U. Jones Opera and Vocal Arts Endowment
Awarded to full-time or part-time Music majors. Preference will be given to junior or senior level students. The recipient must be enrolled in MUEN 4150 for the fall and spring semesters. Academic accomplishment and financial need will be strongly considered.

James 1:27 Award
Awarded to a full-time or part-time student who is pursuing a degree in Music. The recipient must be a divorced, single woman with children and/or a widow with children. Financial need will be strongly considered.

James N. Heagen Memorial Scholarship
To provide a monetary music award for the entire academic year. It is to be based on scholarship, talent, and service to the Music Department.

Joan R. Taylor Scholarship*
Awarded to a full-time or part-time undergraduate student. The student must have a declared major in Theatre, Music, or Art. The recipient must achieve and maintain a 3.0 GPA during the term of the scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded based on both financial need and academic success.

Josef Rosenburg Award
Awarded to an incoming senior in the Department of Music who must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 during their senior year. Recipients should demonstrate financial need and exceptional personal commitment to their education program.

Music Scholarship
Talent awards are based on musical ability in an audition setting.  Renewal is based on the recommendation of the instructor.

Nell Cates Remmel Award
Based on need and ability.

Stella Boyle Smith Scholarship
Awarded to students majoring in stringed instruments, piano, or voice.  Talent awards are based on musical ability in an audition setting.

Warmack Scholarship
Awarded to students majoring in music.

Theatre Arts and Dance

Department of Theatre and Dance | Performing Arts Building | 501.569.3291

Bill and Sharon Arnold Family Foundation Scholarship
Awarded to full-time or part-time students majoring in dance or dance performance. Preference will be given to freshman level students. Academic achievement and financial need will be strongly considered. Students from the following counties will be given preference: St. Francis, Lee, Monroe, Phillips, Arkansas, Desha, Drew, Chicot, Prairie, and Lonoke. A 3.0 GPA is required for renewal and students must reapply annually.

Chip and Cindy Murphy Accademia del Arte Dance Scholarship
Awarded to full-time students majoring in dance or dance performance. Preference will be given to junior and senior level students with a GPA of 3.0 and above.

David S. Sherman Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to full-time or part-time students majoring in dance. Student must have and maintain a 3.0 GPA and actively contribute to the department of dance. Preference will be given to junior and senior level students. Academic achievement and financial need will be strongly considered.

Friends of the Arts Scholarship*
Awarded to art, music, theatre arts and dance majors who have demonstrated outstanding achievement.

Ike Murry Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to sophomores, juniors, and seniors majoring in theatre arts or dance. Preference will be given to students who have goals to excel as: performers, directors, choreographers, technical directors, or costume designers.

Joan R. Taylor Scholarship *
Awarded to a full-time or part-time undergraduate student.  The student must have a declared major in theatre, music, or art.  The recipient must achieve and maintain a 3.0 GPA during the term of the scholarship.  The scholarship will be awarded based on financial need and academic success.

Joel Ruminer Endowment
Awarded to a full-time student majoring in dance. Academic accomplishment and financial need are strongly considered. Preference given to freshmen students.

 


Letters

English

Department of English | Stabler Hall | 501.579.3270

Alma K. Dougherty Award
Awarded to a student demonstrating a high degree of creative writing talent who is pursuing a degree in English with a creative writing emphasis; selection based on the merits of creative writing projects throughout the year. The student must be carrying a minimum of six hours and must be a sophomore, junior, or senior and have a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Eleanor Orts Francis English Scholarship
Awarded to a full-time or part-time student who is seeking a degree in English. Academic accomplishment and financial need will be strongly considered. All things being equal, academic accomplishment will be the determining factor. The scholarship is renewable. Students must reapply annually and maintain academic excellence.

Martha Sawrie Stephenson Endowed Scholarship*
Awarded to a full-time or part-time student who is enrolled in a minimum of six hours. The recipient must have a declared major in English, History, or Political Science. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA no lower than 2.5 and no higher than 3.5. Because the scholarship is renewable, it shall not be revoked if the student’s GPA exceeds 3.5 in subsequent years. All things being equal, extreme financial need shall be the determining factor in the selection process.

Roslyn L. Knutson English Award
Awarded to a full-time or part-time student majoring in English with preference given to junior and senior level students. Academic accomplishment and financial need will be strongly considered.

Ruth Lovett Booker Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to a full-time or part-time sophomore, junior, or senior student majoring in English. Selection is based on academic accomplishment. Applicants must also complete an original written submission demonstrating their ability to communicate. The submission may take any form but must not be shorter than 100 words or longer than five double-spaced pages. The topic will be provided.

William G. Cooper Honors in English Scholarship
Awarded to junior or senior English majors who are academically accomplished and demonstrate serious interest and professionalism in the pursuit of the major.  Each student will be responsible for an honors project and will be required to present their projects in a public forum.

History

Department of History | Stabler Hall | 501.569.3235

Booker Worthen Fund
Awarded to a full-time or part-time UALR student majoring in history with a minimum of 80 credit hours. Award based on academic accomplishment and financial need.

C. Fred Wiliams Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to a full or part-time graduate student enrolled in the Public History MA program. Academic accomplishment and financial need will be strongly considered.

Craig E. Powell Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a history major with a minimum of 54 credit hours, at least the last 15 credit hours taken at UALR, and a minimum GPA of 3.0. Award based on demonstration of a positive attitude towards learning and on financial need.

David O. Demuth History Scholarship
Awarded to a student who has completed at least 54 credit hours, of which the last 15 hours have been at UALR; must have a minimum GPA of 3.5 with a declared major in history. The recipient shall be selected and the award made on the basis of scholarship and potential in the field of history.

Freshour Scholarship
Awarded to a full-time graduate student in public history with either a 3.0 undergraduate GPA, if newly enrolled, or a 3.25 GPA for a continuing student.

Little Rock Nine Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to a graduate student who is focused on race relations and community development. Academic accomplishment and financial need will be strongly considered. Preference given to students who demonstrate leadership potential. In addition to the scholarship application, applicants must submit two essays: one that is biographical in nature and one that focuses on career goals and a specific plan of study. Each essay should be approximately 500 words in length.

Mabel W. Formica and Santo D. Formica History Endowment
Awarded to a full-time or part-time student majoring in history.

Martha Sawrie Stephenson Endowed Scholarship*
Awarded to a full-time or part-time student who is enrolled in a minimum of six hours. The recipient must have a declared major in English, History, or Political Science. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA no lower than 2.5 and no higher than 3.5. Because the scholarship is renewable, it shall not be revoked if the student’s GPA exceeds 3.5 in subsequent years. All things being equal, extreme financial need shall be the determining factor in the selection process.

Richard B. Dixon Scholarship
Awarded annually to history majors who have completed 54 credit hours, the last 15 at UALR, and have a minimum 3.0 GPA.  Must demonstrate academic achievement and a positive attitude toward learning.

Ruby M. Duke Ancient History Award
Awarded to a full or part-time student majoring in History with a demonstrated interest in ancient history. Students must have completed 30 hours at UALR to be considered and demonstrate academic achievement.


Language Studies

Language Studies | Stabler Hall | 501.569.3272

Vance C. Ogden Memorial Scholarship
Recipient shall be full-time or part-time UALR student seeking a degree in the Division of International and Second Language Studies.  Preference should be given to Arkansas residents and second preference to students from Turkey.  Students must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA.  Academic accomplishment and financial need will be considered equally.

Philosophy

Philosophy | Stabler Hall | 501.569.3312

Annie L. Harrison Scholarship
Awarded to students who have demonstrated superior academic achievement. Financial need will be considered.

F. Brent Knutson Memorial Award in Religious Studies
Awarded to a full-time or part-time student minoring in Religious Studies. Academic accomplishment and financial need will be strongly considered.

Lee Asbill Johnson Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to a full-time or part-time student majoring in Philosophy and Liberal Studies. Preference will be given to junior and senior level students. Academic accomplishment and financial need will be strongly considered.


 


Sciences

Biology

Biology | Science Building | 501.569.3270

James H. Fribourgh Endowed Biology Scholarship
Awarded to a full-time or part-time student majoring in biology. Preference will be given to graduate students or undergraduate students who have completed 60 hours or more with 18 hours concentrated in biology. Applicants must have at least a 2.0 GPA overall and a 2.5 GPA in biology. Emphasis will be given to a student’s potential and financial need will be strongly considered.

Dr. Thomas J. Lynch Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to an entering freshman majoring in biology. Academic accomplishment will be strongly considered. All other criteria being equal, preference will be given to those demonstrating greatest financial need.

Chemistry

Department of Chemistry | Science Lab | 501.569.3152

Darryl K. Reach Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to a full-time or part-time student majoring in chemistry. Preference will be given to junior and senior level students. Academic accomplishment and financial need will be strongly considered. This scholarship is renewable; recipients must reapply annually.

Mathematics and Statistics

Mathematics and Statistics/ | Science Lab | 501.569.8100

David A. Schonert Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to a full-time or part-time student majoring in mathematics. Academic accomplishments shall be considered with a minimum acceptable GPA of 2.50. Financial need will also be strongly considered.

DeWoody and Emily Fleming Dickinson Math Scholarship
Awarded to a full-time or part-time student in his or her sophomore or junior year. Academic accomplishments will be given the highest consideration with financial need weighing second to academics. Leadership skills and involvement with math activities will also be considered.

Dr. Alan M. Johnson Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to a full-time or part-time student who is pursuing a masters degree in mathematics or statistics. Preference will be given to those who demonstrate academic accomplishment and are seeking a career in teaching. Special consideration will be given to students who have demonstrated strong teaching skills and service to the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, UALR, and the community.

Jerry and Sherri Damerow Endowed Mathematics and Statistics Scholarship
Open to all students pursuing an undergraduate degree in mathematics. Applicants must demonstrate academic accomplishment. Financial need will be strongly considered. This scholarship is renewable; recipients must reapply annually.

Linda and Tom McMillan Mathematics Scholarship
Awarded to a full-time or part-time student majoring in any major offered by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, with preference given to juniors and seniors. Academic accomplishment and financial need will be strongly considered.

Ma Endowed Family Scholarship
Awarded to a full-time or part-time student majoring in Mathematics. Preference will be given to juniors and seniors. Academic accomplishment and financial need will be strongly considered.

Mathematics and Statistics Faculty Endowed Award
Awarded to a full-time or part-time student majoring in any major offered by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. Applicants must demonstrate academic accomplishment. Financial need will be considered, but it will not be a determining factor.

Physics and Astronomy

Department of Physics

Coleman Endowed Physics Scholarship
Awarded to a full-time or part-time Physics major. Preference will be given to incoming freshmen. Academic accomplishment and financial need will be considered. Recipients must maintain a 3.0 GPA. This scholarship is renewable; recipients must reapply annually.

Paul R. Engle Scholarship
Awarded to a full-time or part-time student who have completed a minimum of 12 hours credit hours in physics and astronomy courses and demonstrated an interest in the field. Academic accomplishment and financial need will be considered. Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA to be considered.