Scholarship Renewal Guide

Our Scholarship Renewal Guide provides you with information about meeting renewal criteria, how to handle changes to your status, and appeal information should you run into academic trouble that puts you at risk of losing your scholarship.


Arkansas Community College & Technical Colleges Doctoral Scholarships

Renewal Requirements:

  • Scholarship recipients must enroll in at least 6 credit hours each semester, and complete a total of 12 hours each academic year (fall and spring) covered by the scholarship. Scholarship recipients must enroll in and complete at least 3 credit hours each summer semester.
  • Students must maintain a 3.00 cumulative GPA each academic year.
  • Scholarships will pay for a total of three years if renewal requirements are met.

Please Note:

  • Students must make academic progress toward earning your degree and be in good standing with the University. Students who go on academic probation at semester will lose their award immediately; otherwise, the review takes place at the end of the academic year

Faculty New Student Scholarship

Renewal Requirements:

  • Scholarship recipients must enroll in at least 12 credit hours each semester.
  • Scholarships will pay for a total of three years if renewal requirements are met.

Please Note:

  • Students must make academic progress toward earning your degree and be in good standing with the University. Students who go on academic probation at semester will lose their award immediately; otherwise, the review takes place at the end of the academic year.

Freshman Merit Awards, CLC, EAST, EIT, THEA, PARK, & ASMSA Scholarships

Freshman Merit Awards include: Chancellor’s Academic Distinction, Provost’s Academic Excellence, Deans’ Academic Merit, UA Little Rock Academic Achievement and Freshman Award

Renewal Requirements:

  • Scholarship recipients must enroll in at least 15 credit hours each semester, and complete a total of 30 hours each academic year (fall and spring) covered by the scholarship.
  • First-time freshmen may take 12 hours their first fall semester and 15 hours every semester after that, the first-year total during fall and spring semesters can be 27 hours.
  • Students must maintain a 3.00 cumulative GPA each academic year.
  • Entering freshmen scholarship recipients must enroll, attend, and pass all of the required developmental courses required within their first 30 hours to obtain scholarship renewal.
  • The scholarship will pay for a total of four academic years (excluding summer terms) if renewal requirements are met. Scholarships can only be used for undergraduate coursework required for the first bachelor’s degree.

Please note:

  • Scholarships may require additional obligations (lab and/or service hours) to be renewed.
  • Be advised that all awards are set for a designated time frame (8 semesters, 4 semesters, etc). If the award received was given mid-year, you may not be eligible for the award during the upcoming spring semester if your award has ended before the term begins.
  • Students must make academic progress toward earning your degree and be in good standing with the University. Students who go on academic probation at semester will lose their award immediately; otherwise, the review takes place at the end of the academic year.

International Award Scholarship

Renewal Requirements:

  • Scholarship recipients must enroll in at least 15 credit hours each semester, and complete a total of 30 hours each academic year (fall and spring) covered by the scholarship. Graduate students who are receiving the International Award must enroll in 9 hours each semester, and complete a total of 18 hours each academic year.
  • International Award recipients must maintain a 3.00 cumulative grade point average and earn regular satisfactory academic progress at the end of each spring semester. Graduate students receiving the International Award must maintain a 3.00 cumulative GPA each academic year.
  • Entering freshmen scholarship recipients must enroll, attend, and pass all of the required developmental courses required within their first 30 hours to obtain scholarship renewal.
  • International Award will pay for a total of 8 semesters if renewal requirements are met at the end of each academic year (summer terms included).

Please Note:

  • Scholarships may require additional obligations to be renewed.
  • Be advised that all awards are set for a designated time frame (8 semesters, 4 semesters, etc). If the award received was given mid-year, you may not be eligible for the award during the upcoming spring semester if your award has ended before the term begins.
  • Students must make academic progress toward earning your degree and be in good standing with the University. Students who go on academic probation at the end of a semester will lose their award immediately; otherwise, the review takes place at the end of the academic year (May).

New Arkansan Non-Resident Scholarship (NAR)

Renewal Requirements:

  • Students must maintain a 2.50 cumulative GPA each academic year.
  • Scholarships will pay for a total of three years if renewal requirements are met.

Please Note:

  • Students must make academic progress toward earning your degree and be in good standing with the University. Students who go on academic probation at the end of a semester will lose their award immediately; otherwise, the review takes place at the end of the academic year (May).

Shelby Breedlove Transfer & Academic All-Star Scholarships

Renewal Requirements:

  • Scholarship recipients must enroll in at least 15 credit hours each semester, and complete a total of 30 hours each academic year (fall and spring) covered by the scholarship.
  • Students must maintain a 3.00 cumulative GPA each academic year.
  • Scholarships will pay for a total of two academic years (excluding summer terms) if renewal requirements are met.

Please Note:

  • Scholarships may require additional obligations to be renewed.
  • Be advised that all awards are set for a designated time frame (4 semesters). If the award received was given mid-year, you may not be eligible for the award during the upcoming spring semester if your award has ended before the term begins.
  • Students must make academic progress toward earning your degree and be in good standing with the University. Students who go on academic probation at the end of a semester will lose their award immediately; otherwise, the review takes place at the end of the academic year (May).

Summer Forgiveness

UA Little Rock offers a forgiveness option to allow students to makeup GPA or hour deficiencies during the summer following receipt of the academic scholarship.  Students must take the courses at UA Little Rock, pay for the courses, and succeed in completing the required number of hours and grade point average for that academic year.  Students must notify the Office of Financial Aid in writing by August 15th if using the summer makeup period.  The summer enrollment forgiveness option may delay receipt of scholarships in the fall semester.


Application Process

1

Apply for admission
If you are just starting at UA Little Rock, make sure you have completed the online admissions application, or proceed if you are a continuing student.

2

Have a current FAFSA application on file
You must have your current FAFSA completed for the award year in which you are applying, prior to the scholarship opportunity deadline in order to be considered.

3

Access your Trojan SMART scholarship application
By filling out the online scholarship application and submitting required documents, you apply for a variety of UA Little Rock scholarships in one spot.