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 Foundation Scholarships

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.

Black Law Student Association Scholarship

Purpose:

Provide assistance for educational related expenses 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 member of BLSA and academic accomplishment and financial need will be strongly considered.

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.

Brenda Simpson Book Award

Purpose:

The purpose of the book award shall be to provide assistance for education related expenses, including but not limited to the costs of books, supplies, fees, and any other expenses related to attending law school.

Requirements:

The recipient shall be a non-traditional student in good standing and is a US Veteran or a spouse or child of a veteran. Financial Aid will be considered.

Essay:

Applicants must submit a 500 words or less describing how they will incorporate the values and experiences of their military service into their new legal profession.

Brett Gary Blakney Endowed Memorial Scholarship

Purpose:

To honor the memory Brett Blakney and provide 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 first year student majoring in law.  Preferences shall be given to students who demonstrate financial need.

Essay:

Applicants must submit a statement of 500 words or less describing their financial need, the experiences in their life that lead them to apply to law school and how they plan to use their law degree.

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.

Dean Michael Hunter Schwartz 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 or furthering a degree at the William H. Bowen School of Law.

Requirements:

Recipient shall be an entering 1L student with 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.

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.

Hispanic Law Student Association Scholarship

Purpose:

Provide assistance for educational related expenses 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 member of HLSA and academic accomplishment and financial need will be strongly considered.

Jewell Minnis Scholarship Fund

Purpose:

To honor the memory of Jewell Minnis.

Requirements:

Recipient will be a first year law student at the William H. Bowen School of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

 

Arkansas Bar Foundation Scholarships

 

ABF Scholarship in honor of Sebastian County Bar Mike Gorman, U.M. Rose, Edward Wright

Requirements:

Preference will be given to a student with financial need and academic merit.

Austin McCaskill Scholarship
Purpose:

To honor Austin McCaskill

Requirements:

Preference will be given to a student with financial need and academic merit.

Bernard and Bud Whetstone Scholarship

Purpose:

To honor the memory of Bernard and Bud Whetstone

Requirements:

Preference will be given to a student with financial need and academic merit

Brian MacMillan Scholarship

Purpose:

To honor the memory of Brian MacMillian

Requirements:

Recipient shall be a student planning to engage in trial work

C.R. Warner Scholarship

Purpose:

To honor the memory of C.R. Warner

Requirements:

Preference will be given to a student with financial need and academic merit.

Col. C.E. Ransick Scholarship

Purpose:

To honor the memory of Col. C.E. Ransick

Requirements:

Preference will be given to a student with financial need and academic merit.

David Solomon Scholarship

Purpose:

To honor the memory of David Solomon.

Requirements:

Preference will be given to a student with financial need from Phillips County and eastern Arkansas.

E. Charles Eichenbaum

Purpose:

To honor the memory of E. Charles Eichenbaum

Requirements:

Preference will be given to a 2L or 3L student with financial need and academic merit.

Edward Lester Scholarship

Purpose:

To honor the memory of Edward Lester

Requirements:

Preference will be given to a student with financial need and academic merit.

Friday, Eldridge & Clark/Hershel H. Friday Scholarship

Purpose:

To honor the memory of Hershel H. Friday Scholarship

Requirements:

Preference will be given to a 2L or 3L student with financial need and a cumulative LGPA of at least 3.25

Harry P. Warner Scholarship

Purpose:

To honor the memory of Harry P. Warner

Requirements:

Preference will be given to a student with financial need and academic merit.

James A. Larrison Jr. Scholarship

Purpose:

To honor the memory of James A. Larrison

Requirements:

Preference will be given to a student with financial need.

Judge Henry Woods Scholarship

Purpose:

To honor the memory of Judge Henry Woods

Requirements:

Preference will be given to a student with financial need and academic merit.

Judge Thomas Clark Trimble Scholarship

Purpose:

To honor the memory of Judge Thomas Clark Trimble

Requirements:

Recipient shall have academic merit and an interest in the federal judiciary.

Judge William R. Overton Scholarship

Purpose:

To honor the memory of Judge William R. Overton

Requirements:

Preference will be given to a student with financial need and academic merit.

The Justice Andree Layton Roaf Scholarship

Purpose:

To honor Justice Andree Layton Roaf

Requirements:

Preference will be given to a student with financial need, promoting diversity within the legal community by providing scholarship to deserving law students with diverse backgrounds and a preference to a student from Jefferson County, if possible, or Southeastern portion of the state.

Justice George Rose Smith Scholarship
Purpose:

To honor Justice George Rose Smith

Requirements:

Preference will be given to a student with financial need and academic merit.

R.A. Eilbott, Jr. Scholarship

Purpose:

To honor the memory of R.A. Eilbott, Jr.

Requirements:

Preference will be given to a student with financial need, an interest in criminal law, and from southeast Arkansas.

Rather, Beyer & Harper Scholarship

Requirements:

Preference will be given to a student with financial need and academic merit.

Rose Law Firm

Requirements:

Preference will be given to a student with financial need and academic merit.

Roxanne Tomhave Wilson

Purpose:

To honor the memory of Roxanne Tomhave Wilson

Requirements:

Preference will be given to a female, 1L student with financial need and academic merit.

Ruth Huskey & John Brunson Scholarship

Purpose:

To honor the memory of Ruth Huskey and John Brunson

Requirements:

Preference will be given to a student with financial need and academic merit.

Sebastian County Bar Association Scholarship

Requirements:

Preference will be given to a student with financial need and academic merit.

The Shackleford/Phillips Scholarship

Purpose:

To honor the memory of the Shackleford family.

Requirements:

Preference will be given to a student from the El Dorado area.

U.M. Rose Scholarship

Purpose:

To honor the memory of U.M. Rose

Requirements:

Preference will be given to a student with financial need and academic merit.

W. Jane Knight

Purpose:

To honor the memory of W. Jane Knight

Requirements:

Preference will be given to a part-time student with financial need.

Wilson & Associates Ethics Scholarship
Requirements:

Recipient must have received the top paper in Ethics.

Wright, Lindsey & Jenkins LLP Scholarship

Requirements:

Preference will be given to student in the top third of the class, has financial need, has potential to succeed as a lawyer, and intends to practice in Arkansas.