SEARK Scholarships

Abbott Scholarship

  • Must be a resident of Pine Bluff, AR enrolled at Southeast Arkansas College
  • No minimum GPA; Student must show good character and need
  • Advertising, selection and awarding of this scholarship will be performed by the Southeast Arkansas Scholarship Committee appointed by Southeast Arkansas College
  • The scholarship will be used for tuition and other school related expenses

Corvette Brothers of Pine Bluff Book Scholarship

  • First-time entering or returning student of SEARK College
  • GPA of 2.0 (4.0 scale)
  • Reside in SEARK College’s six county service area (Cleveland, Desha, Drew, Grant, Jefferson & Lincoln)
  • Must enroll in at least 12 credit hours
  • Have on file a current Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Dejarnette Family Scholarship

  • Resides within SEARK College’s six county area of Cleveland, Desha, Drew, Grant, Jefferson, and Lincoln counties
  • Seeking an Associate or Technical Degree
  • Full or Part-time student

Deadline to apply: The end of the semester prior to the semester in which the scholarship is to be awarded.

James C Hendrix Memorial Scholarship

  • A credit or non-credit student who successfully completes the Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) program at Southeast Arkansas College
  • Recommended by the CDL Program Director and Technical Studies Division Dean

Joyce Ragland-Vance Scholarship

  • Students enrolled in the RN (Generic Option) Program at SEARK College
  • Full time student
  • At least 25 years of age at the beginning of fall semester

Kevin and Tanja Bonnette SEARK Scholarship

  • 1 student will receive $500 (Fall)
  • A new non-traditional, first term student enrolled in Practical Nursing Program
  • A continuing non-traditional, second year student seeking an Associate or Technical Degree
  • Resident of Jefferson County
  • A minimum GPA of 2.5 (out of 4.0)
  • Must enroll in at least 12 credit hours

Kiwanis Club of Pine Bluff 

  • Available to a high school graduate and resident of Jefferson County to attend SEARK or UAPB.  Must demonstrate high academic standings, strong leadership skills, volunteer service, involvement in extracurricular school activities as well as participate in religious, civic and/or social organizations.  Application and all supporting documents must be delivered to your high school counselor by April 19, 2021.  Complete information and application are available from your local guidance or high school counselor.

Linda E. Lewis Eubank Scholarship

  • Non-traditional student seeking technical certificate or degree
  • At least 25 years old at the start of the academic year in which the scholarship is to be awarded.
  • Plans to continue classes in a Technical Studies certificate or degree program at SEARK College
  • Intends to register and does register as a Technical Studies part-time student for a minimum of six (6) student semester credit hours each semester for the academic year in which the scholarship is awarded
  • Demonstrates satisfactory academic progress as evidenced by completion of a minimum of six (6) student semester credit hours and a minimum 2.5/4.0 grade point average at the end of the first semester of the academic year of the Scholarship to be eligible for funds for the second semester
  • Intends to seek employment within the SEARK College six-county services area following program completion (graduation) from the student’s Technical Studies major or a related field
  • Reside in SEARK College service are (Jefferson, Cleveland, Desha, Drew, Grant & Lincoln)

Pinchback Talyor Scholarship

  • Recipients must attend SEARK College as an enrolled full-time or part-time student in the fall semester. High school seniors may apply but preference should be given to nontraditional students.
  • Financial need and potential to succeed in college are the primary factors considered. Students must provide all information requested in the application
  • Scholarship recipients will be selected by Southeast Arkansas College Scholarship Committee appointed by Southeast Arkansas College
  • Scholarships will be applied to the recipients cost of attendance
  • Renewable annually if a 2.5 GPA is maintained

President’s Award

  • Reside in Jefferson County
  • Applicant must demonstrate financial need

SEARK College Arkansas Scholars Scholarship

  • $1,500 of Tuition for one year ($750 per term) Limited number of awards available.
  • Qualifications: Immediate high school graduate who is recognized as an Arkansas Scholar by the Arkansas Business and Education Alliance and is not receiving an institutional award of greater value. Verification of recognition must be provided by the student.
  • Renewal: Renewal by semester, enrollment and completion of 12 hours and 2.5 GPA per term. Maximum award 4 semesters.

SEARK College Leadership Scholarship

  • $1000 of Tuition for one year ($500 per term) Limited number of awards available
  • Qualifications: Immediate high school graduate with ACT Composite of 19 (or comparable score on other approved placement test), 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 Scale for High School Course Work, and full time enrollment.
  • Renewal: Renewal by semester, enrollment and completion of 12 hours and 2.5 GPA per term. Maximum award 4 semesters.

SEARK College Non-Traditional Student Scholarship

  • $800 of Tuition for one year ($400 per term) Limited number of awards available.
  • Qualifications: Student must be at least 25 years of age, a current student with full time enrollment and a 2.50 GPA in the preceding semester. Preference is given to student not eligible to receive a Pell grant through Federal Financial Aid.
  • Renewal: Evaluated on a semester-by-semester basis, enrollment and completion of 12 hours and 2.5 GPA per term. Maximum award 4 semesters.

SEARK College Outstanding Academics Scholarship

  • 2 students will receive $150 each per semester
  • A new, first term student enrolled in an Associate Degree Program with a top GPA on high school coursework
  • A continuing, second-year student, who has completed 30 hours towards an Associate Degree and has top GPA in college credit coursework
  • Plans to continue classes in a degree program at SEARK College
  • Intends to & does register as a student for a minimum of 6 student semester credit hours each semester for academic year in which the scholarship is awarded

SEARK College Trustee Scholarship

  • $2000 of Tuition for one year ($1,000 per term). Limited number of awards available.
  • Qualifications: Immediate high school graduate with ACT Composite of 19 (or comparable score on other approved placement test), 3.25 GPA on a 4.0 Scale for High School Course Work, and full-time enrollment.
  • Renewal: Renewal by semester, enrollment, and completion of 12 hours per term, 3.25 semester GPA. Maximum award 4 semesters.

W.E. & Diane Ayres Scholarship

  • Recipients must attend SEARK College as an enrolled full-time or part-time student in the spring semester
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Must submit high school transcript
  • Two letters of recommendation, in separate sealed envelopes. One should be from a teacher or school official, the other from an unrelated source that addresses the scholarship criteria.
  • Financial need, community leadership and potential to succeed are the primary factors considered, although none shall be the determining factor.
  • Advertising, selection and awarding of this scholarship will be performed by the Southeast Arkansas College Scholarship Committee appointed by Southeast Arkansas College.
  • The scholarship will be for customary college expenses, including room – on campus only, board, tuition, fees and books.

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