Private Donor Scholarships

Private Donor Scholarships at UA Little Rock are available for current students who meet the scholarship criteria.

  • If you currently have a UA Little Rock private scholarship, it may be renewable. However, the scholarship cannot be renewed unless there is a current application on file.
  • Private scholarship awards may impact other sources of financial aid administered through UA Little Rock.
  • All scholarship recipients are required to write a personal letter of thanks to the donor before scholarship funds are posted.
  • Private scholarships are awarded based on availability of funds and are subject to change.
  • Scholarships are awarded for the 2019-2020 school year
  • The Scholarship Application can be found here.

 

University of Arkansas at Little Rock Endowed Scholarships

Edward L. Wright Scholarship
Purpose:
To honor the memory of Edward L. Wright.

Requirements:
Awarded to a student that demonstrates financial need, academic ability, leadership, and service record.

Governor Carl Bailey Scholarship
Purpose:
To honor the memory of Governor Carl Bailey

Requirements:
Awarded to a student that demonstrates financial need, academic ability, leadership, and service record

Governor Sidney McMath Scholarship
Purpose:
To honor the memory of Governor Sidney McMath

Requirements:
Awarded to a student that demonstrates financial need, academic ability, leadership, and service record.

Judge Pat Mehaffy Scholarship
Purpose:
To honor the memory of Judge Pat Mehaffy

Requirements:
Awarded to a student that demonstrates financial need, academic ability, leadership, and service record.

R. Julian Glover Scholarship
Purpose:
To honor the memory of Robert Julian Glover

Requirements:
Awarded to a student that demonstrates financial need, academic ability, leadership, and service record.

 

University of Arkansas Foundation Scholarships

Bell and Company Endowed Law Scholarship
Purpose:
To provide 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 education at the William H. Bowen School of Law.

Requirements:
Awarded to a full-time or part-time student majoring in law. Academic accomplishment and financial need will be strongly considered. Preference will be given to students with advanced standing who plan to pursue non-legal careers in business and non-profit settings.

Essay:
Applicants must submit a statement of 500 words or less describing why applicant qualifies for this scholarship.

The Ben Core Arkansas Association of Defense Counsel Scholarship
Purpose:
To honor Ben Core of Fort Smith and to reward students who follow Mr. Core’s example of excellence in trial advocacy and civility and high ethical standards.

Requirements:
Awarded to a full-time or part-time student entering his or her final year at the UA Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law. Selections will be limited to students who exhibit particular excellence in trial advocacy with a particular emphasis on civility and high ethical standards.

Blakley E. Miles Memorial Scholarship
Purpose:
To honor the memory of Blakley E. Miles, reward students whose work will represent the ideals held by Ms. Miles during her lifetime, and to provide educational related expenses, including but not limited to tuition, books, fees, and room and board for students pursuing a juris doctorate at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law.

Requirements:
Recipient shall be an incoming first-year full- or part-time student. Preference shall be given to African American women graduating from Arkansas high schools or universities; demonstrate financial need; and possess attributes of leadership, character, respect, and service.

Bowen Law School Part-Time Endowed Scholarship
Purpose:
The purpose of the scholarship shall be to provide educational related expenses, including but not limited to tuition, books, fees, and room and board for students pursuing or furthering a degree, or continuing education at the William H. Bowen School of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Requirements:
Recipient shall be a part-time student. Preference shall be given to students who work a minimum of 30 hours a week. Academic accomplishment and financial need will be strongly considered.

The Chad Farris Law Scholarship
Purpose:
The purpose of this scholarship is to honor the memory and wishes of Chad Farris.

Requirements:
Recipient shall be a full- or part-time student at the William H. Bowen School of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Preference shall be given to students who have shown an interest in labor law. Consideration will be given to students with a demonstrated desire to work traditionally disenfranchised individuals, academic accomplishment, and financial need.

Class of 2006 Endowed Book Award
Purpose:
The purpose of the award shall be to provide educational related expenses, including but not limited to books, supplies, fees, and any other expenses related to attending law school.

Requirements:
Recipient shall be in good standing and a full- or part-time student at the William H. Bowen School of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Consideration shall be given to students who demonstrate financial need.

Connie Brown Phillips Endowed Book Award
Purpose:
The purpose of the award shall be to provide educational related expenses, including but not limited to books, supplies, fees, and any other expenses related to attending law school.

Requirements:
Recipient shall be in good standing and a full- or part-time student at the William H. Bowen School of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and employed a minimum of 30 hours per week. Preference will be given to non-traditional students. Consideration shall be given to student who demonstrates financial need.

Dean John Hugh Carmichael Memorial Scholarship
Purpose:
The purpose of the award shall be to provide educational related expenses, including but not limited to law school tuition, law school books, and law school fees.

Requirements:
Recipient shall be a full- or part-time second or third year law student, be in the upper one-half of their class, and demonstrate need.

Dean Michael Hunter Schwartz Class of 2017 Endowed Book Award
Purpose:
To honor Dean Michael Hunter Schwartz and to provide assistance for any education related expenses, including but not limited to tuition, books, fees and room and board for students pursuing a degree at the William H. Bowen School of Law.

Requirements:
Recipient shall be a full or part time student in good academic standing; a rising 2L; and reflect Bowen’s core values: access to justice, public service, and professionalism while attending the William H. Bowen School of Law; and have a minimum of 75 hours of community service logged with the Dean’s office between matriculation date and the date of application. Consideration shall be given to financial need.

Donna S. Galchus Endowed Law Memorial Scholarship
Purpose:
To honor the memory of Donna S. Galchus, a founding member of Cross, Gunter, Witherspoon & Galchus and provide assistance for any education related expenses, including but not limited to tuition, books, fees and room and board, for students pursuing a degree at the William H. Bowen School of Law.

Requirements:
Recipient shall be a full-time female student majoring in law, with a GPA of 3.0, and an interest in pursuing a career in labor and employment law. Strong consideration shall be given to financial need.

Gill Ragon Owen, P.A. Annual Law Scholarship
Purpose:
To provide assistance for educational related expenses, including but not limited to the cost of tuition, books, supplies, fees, and any other costs related to attending law school.

Requirements:
Recipient shall be a 2L or 3L in good standing of the William H. Bowen School of Law and must have clerked or plans to clerk for the Gill Ragon Owen Firm. Strong consideration shall be given to financial need.

Guy A. Moore Memorial Scholarship Fund
Purpose:
To honor Guy A. Moore and to provide educational related expenses, including but not limited to textbooks and supplies, living expenses, fee, and tuition.

Requirements:
Recipient must have completed one semester at the William H. Bowen School of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and be in good standing. Preferences shall be given to students who demonstrate financial need, scholarship, and academic accomplishment.

Gwendolyn Dewees Hodge Memorial Book Award
Purpose:
To honor the memory of Gwendolyn Dewees Hodge and to provide educational related expenses, including but not limited to books, supplies, fees, and any other expenses related to attending law school.

Requirements:
Recipient must be a part-time student in good standing at the William H. Bowen School of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Preference shall be given to students who wish to pursue a career in Public Service; those who exhibit attributes possessed by Ms. Hodge including character, leadership, and a commitment to community service. Consideration shall be given to students who demonstration financial need.

Hispanic Law Student Association Endowed Scholarship
Purpose:
The purpose of the award shall be to provide educational related expenses, including but not limited to tuition, books, fees, and room and board for students pursuing a degree the William H. Bowen School of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Requirements:
Recipient shall be a full or part-time 2L or 3L student. Preference shall be given to students who are a member of the Hispanic Law Student Association and demonstrate financial need.

Essay:
Applicants must submit a statement of 500 words or less describing their involvement and commitment to HLSA.

The Jack Morton Wilhelm Endowed Scholarship
Purpose:
The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance for a law school student.

Requirements:
Recipient shall be a full- or part-time student of law. Preference shall be given to students who demonstrate financial need and are in good academic standing.

Jack Wagoner III Endowed Scholarship
Purpose:
To recognize the contributions of Jack Wagoner III to the legal community and central Arkansas and to provide financial assistance, including but not limited to tuition, books, fees, and room and board for students pursing or furthering a degree or continuing education at the William H. Bowen School of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Requirements:
Recipient shall be a full or part-time student majoring in law with a minimum GPA of 3.25, a member in good standing of the Young Democrats Club, having completed his or her first year.

James E. Baine Endowed Scholarship Fund
Purpose:
The purpose of the scholarship is to honor James E. Baine and his dedication to the legal profession and provide financial assistance for a law school student.

Requirements:
Recipient shall be in good standing at the William H. Bowen School of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and be a member of the McClellan Senate of the Delta Theta Phi International Law Fraternity or its successors. Preference shall be given to students who demonstrate financial need, academic achievement, and leadership.

James W. Spears Endowed Scholarship
Purpose:
The purpose of the scholarship is to recognize the commitment, love for teacher, and contributions of James W. Spears, who taught the legal community of central Arkansas. The fund will provide assistance for any education related expenses, including but not limited to tuition, books, and fees for any student interested in pursuing classes in the Legal Clinic at the William H. Bowen School of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Requirements:
Recipient must apply and be accepted into a Legal Clinic course.

John A. Fogleman Scholarship
Purpose:
To honor the memory of John A. Fogleman

Requirements:
Recipient must be a member in good standing with the Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity at UA Little Rock Bowen School of Law. Financial Need, Scholarship, and leadership will also be considered.

John F. Lovell, Jr. Endowed Law Scholarship
Purpose:
To honor John F. Lovell. The scholarship will provide 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 education at the William H. Bowen School of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Requirements:
Scholarship shall be awarded to a Bowen Law student who has completed his or her first year of law school and intends to practice in a rural Arkansas community. Recipient should have a keen interest in trial advocacy. Financial need will be strongly considered

Essay:
Applicants must submit a 500 word essay describing their personal experience and commitment to rural Arkansas as well as their interest in trial advocacy.

John T. Haley Endowed Scholarship
Purpose:
To honor the memory or John T. Haley.

Requirements:
Recipient must demonstrate financial need and possess ability to quality him or her as eligible to be admitted to the practice of law upon graduation and passing the bar exam.

Judge George Howard, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
Purpose:
To honor the memory of Judge George Howard, Jr. and to provide financial assistance for any education related expenses, including but not limited to tuition, books, fee, and room and board for student pursuing a degree at the William H. Bowen School of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Requirements:
Recipient shall be a full- or part-time student majoring in law, maintain a 3.25 GPA. Preference shall be given to second and third year law students, and individuals who may be the first in their family to pursue a graduate degree or overcome significant economic hardship.

Essay:
Applicants must submit a statement of 500 words or less describing how they meet the scholarship criteria.

Judge Oren Harris Scholarship
Purpose:
To honor the memory of Judge Oren Harris

Requirements:
Recipient shall demonstrate financial need, academic ability, leadership, and service record.

Judges Rita & Wayne Gruber Book Award
Purpose:
To provide assistance for education related expenses, including but not limited to the cost of books, supplies, fees, and any other expenses related to attending law school.

Requirements:
The recipient shall be in good standing as a part-time student at the William H. Bowen School of Law. Financial need will be strongly considered. Recipient must have demonstrated a commitment to public service with preference given to those who have received the Dean’s Certificate of Service or the Dean’s Certificate of Distinguished Services.

Essay:
Applicants must submit a statement of 500 words or less describing their community service efforts.

Medlock Law Firm Endowed Book Award
Purpose:
To provide assistance for education related expenses, including but not limited to the cost of books, supplies, fees, and any other expenses related to attending law school.

Requirements:
Recipient shall be a 2L or 3L student in good standing at the William H. Bowen School of Law. Consideration shall be given to financial need.

Monterrey & Tellez Endowed Book Award
Purpose:
To provide assistance for any educational related expenses, including but not limited to tuition, books, fees and room and board for students pursuing a degree at the William H. Bowen School of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Requirements:
Recipient shall be a full or part time student at the William H. Bowen School of Law and a member in good standing of the Hispanic Law Student Association. Consideration shall be given to financial need.

Essay:
Applicants must submit a statement of 500 words or less describing their involvement in the Hispanic community and commitment to the Hispanic Law Student Association.

Nancy Hall Bailey Endowed Scholarship
Purpose:
To honor the memory of Nancy Hall Bailey and to benefit exceptional non-traditional students by providing financial assistance for any educational related expenses, including but not limited to tuition, books, fees, and room and board for students pursuing, furthering a degree, or continuing education in law at the William H. Bowen School of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Requirements:
Recipient shall be a non-traditional student; defined as a person who has been out of formal school for a period of five years or more and have life experiences that are different from traditional students. Consideration shall be given to academic accomplishment and demonstrated financial need.

Randi and Tim Hutchinson Endowed Law Scholarship
Purpose:
The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance for a law school student.

Requirements:
Recipient shall be a full- or part-time student majoring in law who has completed their first year and a member in good standing of the Young Republicans Student Organization.

Essay:
Applicants must submit a statement of 500 words or less describing their community service efforts.

Sam Laser Endowed Law Scholarship
Purpose:
To honor the memory of Sam Laser and provide financial assistance for any educational related expenses, including but not limited to tuition, books, fees, and room and board for any student pursuing a degree at the William H. Bowen School of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Requirements:
Recipient shall be a full- or part-time student majoring in law. Preference shall be given to third year law students, those who wish to pursue a career as a litigation lawyer. Consideration shall be given to academic accomplishment and financial need.

Essay:
Applicants must submit a statement of 300 words or less describing why they qualify for this scholarship.

School of Law Alumni Scholarship
Purpose:
The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance for a law school student.

Requirements:
Preference shall be given to academic performance, community involvement, and demonstrated financial need.

St. Thomas More Society Law Scholarship
Purpose:
To provide financial assistance for any educational related expenses, including but not limited to tuition, books, fees, and room and board for students pursuing or further a degree, or continuing their education in law at the William H. Bowen School of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Requirements:
Recipient shall be a full- or part-time student in good standing who has completed the first two years (for full-time students) or three years (for part-time students). Preference shall be given to students who have a family or personal affiliation with a Catholic parish

Essay:
Applicants must submit a statement of 1,500 words on the topic “How My Faith Will Affect My Practice”.

Stephen Holt Endowed Memorial Scholarship
Purpose:
To honor the memory of Stephen Holt who died from ALS. Stephen was a tireless advocate in his 17 years as a lawyer. The scholarship will serve to provide assistance for any education related expenses, including but not limited to tuition, books, fees and room and board, for students pursuing a degree in law at the William H. Bowen School of Law.

Requirements:
Recipient shall be a non-traditional student in good standing of the William H. Bowen School of law. Preference shall be given to students who exhibit attributes possessed by Stephen Holt: character, leadership and a commitment to community and God. Consideration shall be given to financial need.

Essay:
Applicants must submit a statement of 300 words or less describing why they qualify for this scholarship.

Ted and Betty Williams Charitable Trust Scholarship
Purpose:
To recognize the contributions of Ted and Betty Williams to the community of central Arkansas and to provide financial assistance for any educational related expenses, including but not limited to tuition, books, fees, and room and board for students pursuing or furthering a degree or continuing education at the William H. Bowen School of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Requirements:
Recipient shall be a full- or part-time student majoring in law. Preference shall be given to second and third year students. Consideration shall be given to academic accomplishment and financial need.

Walmart Legal Diversity Scholarship
Purpose:
To promote diversity within the legal community by providing financial assistance for any educational related expenses, including but not limited to tuition, books, fees, and room and board, to students who are socially and economically disadvantaged with diverse ethnicity or self-identified LGBT and who are pursuing or furthering a degree, or continuing education at the William H. Bowen School of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Requirements:
Recipient shall be a full- or part-time student, in good standing, majoring in law, of a diverse ethnicity or self-identified LGBT, and maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.67 or higher. Consideration shall be given to financial need.

 

Arkansas Community Foundation

Harper & Mary Boyer Harb Scholarship Award
Purpose:
To honor Harper & Mary Boyer Harb

Requirements:
Scholarship for Arkansas residents who are Law students attending the University of Arkansas-Little Rock Law School. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Awards are based on academics, school activities, community service, athletics, future goals, faculty and advisor recommendations, and financial need.

Sandra Wilson Cherry Endowment for Legal Scholarship
Purpose:
To provide scholarships to law students who demonstrate financial need.

Requirements:
Recipient shall have a minimum of a 2.5 GPA. Preference to female applicants. Consideration shall be given to financial need, community involvement, and potential to succeed in college.