International Student Award

The International Scholarship Award waives the out-of-state portion of tuition up to 18 credit hours for undergraduate students and up to 9 credit hours for graduate students.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Admitted to UALR as a new international student for fall 2014
  • Complete the UALR Scholarship Application
  • Submit a letter of recommendation from a UALR faculty member
  • All requirements must be completed and submitted by June 1. Awarded students must enroll full-time, defined as 9 semester credit hours for graduate students and 15 semester credit hours for undergraduates. Enrollment in required hours is confirmed at the end of late registration.
Renewal Requirements

This award requires your full-time enrollment at UALR for each semester covered by the scholarship. Undergraduate students must enroll in 15 hours in both fall and spring semesters, maintain a 2.00 cumulative GPA, and earn satisfactory academic progress at the end of each spring semester. Graduate students must be admitted to an eligible program, enroll in 9 hours in both fall and spring semesters, maintain a 3.00 cumulative GPA, and successfully complete 75% of attempted hours.

Students must be seeking first undergraduate or graduate degree (Law school students are not eligible) and must satisfy UALR’s English Language Proficiency expectations if first language is not English.

The International Award may be renewed for a maximum of 4 years (eight semesters).

Information for UALR faculty

Funding for this scholarship program is limited and the application process is competitive. In the event that applications exceed available funding, award decisions will be made based on faculty recommendation letter. The recommendation letter should give a perspective on the student’s strengths, abilities, and accomplishments. In addition, in order to fairly allocate all academic programs’ equal share in scholarship funding, the number of awards for each program may be capped.

No scholarship awards are available for students beginning in the spring semester.

The online scholarship application will be available in early spring 2015.