Business Scholarships

Current and prospective students are invited to apply for College of Business scholarships beginning in November to be awarded the subsequent Summer, Fall, and/or Spring terms. Please review the list of scholarships below. These scholarships are either general College of Business scholarships or they are listed with the awarding department.

2020-2021 Scholarship Application available here.

General scholarships for all College of Business students

Ben A. Hardy Scholarship
Awarded to a full-time student who is majoring in the College of Business who demonstrates achievement, leadership, and financial need.

Elizabeth S. Lang Scholarship
Awarded to a female student in the College of Business.

Gibson-Duncan Trust Scholarship
Awarded to students who are majoring in the College of Business. Applicants must have maintained a 2.0 GPA in high school and must have a 2.0 overall GPA at UALR.

Harper Dabney Boyd Scholarship
Awarded to juniors and seniors majoring in the College of Business.

Harper W. Boyd Scholarship
Awarded to full-time juniors or seniors majoring in the College of Business. Applicants must have a minimum 3.25 GPA and not be employed more than 15 hours per week during the academic terms. Selection is based on academic achievement and financial need.

Jane and Bob Wayland Scholarship
Awarded to full- or part-time student graduate or undergraduate with a major in the College of Business. Financial need will be strongly considered.

Jane Kittle and Vaughan Dabney Scholarship
Awarded to juniors or seniors majoring in the College of Business.

Jerry Jones Scholarship for Achievement
Awarded to students enrolled in the College of Business who demonstrate financial need, academic achievement, participation in campus and community life, and interest in and aptitude for a successful career in business.

John M. Elliott Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to a full- or part-time student pursuing a degree in the College of Business. Preference will be given to junior or senior level students.  Academic accomplishment and financial need will be strongly considered.

Julia Dabney Taylor and Bertie Vaughan Dabney Scholarship
Awarded to juniors or seniors majoring in Business.

Julie V. Bova Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to a graduate student in the Master of Business Administration program. Academic accomplishment and financial need will be strongly considered. Two letters of recommendation attesting to the applicant’s values of mutual respect for others, a commitment to excellence, and the ability not only to do things right, but to do the right thing will be required. Scholarship recipients will be known as Bova Scholars.

Louise and Jack T. Lynn Scholarship
Awarded to juniors or seniors majoring in the College of Business.

Mark Schirmer Annual Scholarship
Awarded to students pursuing or furthering a degree or continuing their education in the College of Business to provide financial assistance for education-related expenses.

Nuvell Financial Services Scholarship
Awarded to a full-time or part-time student in the College of Business majoring in finance, accounting, or computer information systems. Preference will be given to students currently employed in the Finance/Accounting/Computer Information Systems Industry. Academic accomplishment and financial need will be strongly considered along with dedication to the profession.

Paul Williams Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to a full-time or part-time student seeking any degree with the College of Business. Preference will be given to junior or senior level students. Academic accomplishment and financial need will be strongly considered.

Simmons First National Bank Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to a full-time student in the College of Business. Preference will be given to a junior level student who has attended UALR for one-year  full-time prior to receiving the award. Financial need will be considered.

Sutton Family Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to full- or part-time student with a major in the College of Business. Academic accomplishment and financial need will be strongly considered.

Suzanne and Paul Davis Scholarship
Awarded to juniors or seniors majoring in the College of Business.

Tandie L. Kenser Scholarship
Awarded to students pursuing or furthering a degree or continuing their education in the College of Business to provide financial assistance for education-related expenses.

William Andrew Treadway, III Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to a full-time or part-time junior or senior in the College of Business. Preference will be given to those students who have a “middle of the road” GPA, are in good academic standing and who have financial need.

William H. McLean Fund
Awarded to juniors or seniors majoring in the College of Business, who demonstrate academic merit and financial need. Applicants must have achieved a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and maintain that during the term of the award. Applicants are asked to write a personal essay describing their educational background and career goals and submit transcripts and letters of recommendation. Past recipients are eligible to re-apply.

Department of Accounting

BKD, LLP Scholarship
Awarded to students who have completed Intermediate Accounting II, have at least a 3.0 overall GPA and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in accounting course work above Principles. Applicants must show promise for a career in public accounting.

George W. Foster, Jr. and George W. Foster III Scholarship
Awarded to a full-time or part-time student who is majoring in Accounting and has a desire to practice public accounting as a career. Preference will be given to juniors and seniors. Applicants must have a recommendation from a member of the Accounting faculty. Academic accomplishment and financial need will be strongly considered. Additionally, the recipient must maintain a 2.6 GPA during the scholarship award period.

Mark and Ann Langston Endowed Scholarship
Full- or part-time undergraduate or graduate level student majoring in accounting.  GPA 3.0 or higher. Academic accomplishment strongly considered.

Robert C. Culpepper Accounting Scholarship
Awarded to a full-time or part-time student who is majoring in Accounting. While financial need will be considered, demonstrated merit and academic accomplishment are of greater importance.

Terri D. Thompson Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to a full-time or part-time sophomore, junior or senior level student majoring in Accounting. Academic accomplishment and financial need will be strongly considered.

Department of Business Information Systems

Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield Business Information Systems Scholarship
The recipient shall be a full- or part-time undergraduate student majoring in business information systems. Preference will be given to junior and senior level students. A 3.0 GPA or higher is required. Financial need will be strongly considered.

Business Information Systems Scholarship
Awarded to full or part-time student majoring in BINS. Preference will be given to junior or senior and resident of Arkansas.  Academic accomplishment and financial need strongly considered.

USAble Life Insurance Company Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to a full or part-time student majoring in business information systems. Preference give to junior and senior level students. A 3.00 minimum cumulative GPA is required.

Department of Economics and Finance

Arkansas Life Underwriters Trust Fund Scholarship
Awarded to a full-time or part-time student majoring in Insurance or a related field within the College of Business. A minimum 2.5 GPA is required. Financial need, and to a lesser degree, academic accomplishment will be considered.

Ashvin P. Vibhakar Endowed Scholarship
The purpose of the A.P. Vibhakar Endowed Scholarship shall be to assist with any education-related expenses, including but not limited to tuition, books, fees, and room and board, for minority students majoring in International Business, Finance or Real Estate at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Billy and Betty Brumbelow Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to full- or part-time students majoring in insurance. Preference will be given to juniors and seniors who are working toward a four-year degree. Financial need is to be considered more strongly than academic accomplishment.

Bill B. May Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to a full-time or part-time student majoring in Economics and Finance with the intent of pursuing a career in banking. Preference will be given to juniors and seniors who have a 2.25 – 2.5 GPA and who do not have great financial need nor qualify for the Pell Grant.

C.H. Richter Memorial Scholarship
Awarded annually to a deserving and qualified student majoring in one of the following: real estate, insurance, or mortgage banking.

Charles M. Taylor II Scholarship
Awarded to a full-time or part-time student pursuing an undergraduate degree. Applicant must have a declared major in finance with an emphasis in real estate, property management, mortgage banking, or insurance, and must maintain a 3.0 GPA during the term of the scholarship. Academic achievement and financial need will be considered.

James H. Penick Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to seniors majoring in economics or finance who have a career objective of working in commercial banking or finance.

Jimmy R. Newell Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to a full-time or part-time (minimum 9 semester hours) student majoring in insurance or a field closely related to insurance within the Department of Finance and Economics. Applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA in the major. While financial need is considered, academic accomplishment and the recipient’s career desires within the insurance industry will have a stronger bearing on the selection process.

Norman Farris Bank Award
Awarded to a junior finance major, preferably interested in banking with a minimum GPA of 2.5. Applicant must demonstrate leadership, personal integrity, financial need, and be an Arkansas resident.

Raymond Rebsamen Insurance Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to a junior or senior student majoring in insurance or a field related to insurance. Academic standing will be the primary consideration. Financial need will also be considered.

William C. Goolsby Endowed Scholarship in Real Estate
Awarded to a full-time or part-time student majoring in finance or minoring in real estate. Preference will be given to juniors and seniors or graduate students who are concentrating in finance or real estate. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on at least the 30 hours prior to applying for this scholarship. Academic accomplishment and financial need will be strongly considered.

Department of Management

Francis Alan “Pete” Russ Management Scholarship
Awarded to a full-time or part-time graduate or undergraduate student with a declared major in management. Academic accomplishment and financial need will be strongly considered.

Sheila and Gene Castin Scholarship
Awarded to a full- or part-time student majoring in Management. Preference will be given to junior and senior level students. Academic accomplishment and financial need will be strongly considered.

Virginia Bailey Rotary Entrepreneurship Scholarships
Awarded to a student majoring in entrepreneurship.

Department of Marketing and Advertising

Charliss Russ Marketing and Advertising Scholarship
Awarded to a full-time or part-time student majoring in marketing and advertising. Academic accomplishment and financial need will be strongly considered.

Gregory Glen Eley Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a full-time or part-time student majoring in marketing and advertising. Preference given to junior and senior level students. Academic accomplishment and financial need will be strongly considered.

Marketing Department Scholarship
Awarded to students majoring in marketing.

Steve and Paulette Edison Marketing Scholarship
Awarded to a full- or part-time students majoring in marketing. Financial need will be the most strongly considered criteria. Recipients shall maintain a 2.5 GPA.

Television Broadcasters of Arkansas Scholarship
Awarded to provide financial assistance for any education-related expenses, including but not limited to tuition, books, fees, and room, and board, for students pursuing or furthering a degree or continuing their education at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.