Arkansas HBCU Scholarship

The UA Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law is answering the call of the President’s Executive Order on Historically Black Colleges and Universities by establishing a scholarship for all students who earn a bachelor’s degree from an Arkansas Historically Black College or University and are accepted to the UA Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law. The scholarship advances the Executive Order by creating a pipeline for “more and better opportunities in higher education” so students can be “empowered and able to advance the common good at home and abroad.”[1]

Recognizing that Arkansas does not have a law school associated with any of its HBCUs, it is the responsibility of the UA Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law to advance the goals of the Executive Order and the state of Arkansas and recognize the contributions that “HBCUs have made and continue to make… to the general welfare and prosperity of our country,”[2]

Administration

The Arkansas HBCU Scholarship will be a 25% tuition scholarship offered to all accepted students who earned a bachelor’s degree from an Arkansas HBCU. Scholarships will not be stacked on top of other scholarships – e.g. If a student qualifies for a larger Merit Scholarship, the Merit Scholarship will supplant the Arkansas HBCU Scholarship. The Arkansas HBCU Scholarship will apply to tuition charges for a maximum of 90 credit-hours (the graduation requirement) taken during the fall and spring semesters. Scholarships cannot be applied during the summer or intersession terms. Scholarships will renew each year provided that the recipient remain in the top 60% of their class at the end of each spring semester.

 

[1] Presidential Executive Order on the White House Initiative to Promote Excellence and Innovation at Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Section 1; https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/02/28/presidential-executive-order-white-house-initiative-promote-excellence

[2] Presidential Executive Order on the White House Initiative to Promote Excellence and Innovation at Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Section 1; https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/02/28/presidential-executive-order-white-house-initiative-promote-excellence