UA Little Rock scholarship deadlines fast approaching

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

University of Arkansas at Little Rock students have a comprehensive selection of great scholarship choices available to help them complete their goal of earning a college degree. 

For current students, filling out just one application by March 1 puts them in the running for all general private scholarships and UA Little Rock Alumni Association scholarships.

Applications for departmental scholarships in the College of Education and Health Professions and the College of Arts, Letters, and Sciences are due Feb. 1, while departmental scholarship applications in the other colleges are due March 1.  

One of the most sought-after programs is the Donaghey Scholars Program, annually available to 25 high-performing students. The scholarship provides up to $90,000 for four years of study at UA Little Rock, including full tuition and fees, a yearly stipend, housing subsidy, laptop, and funding for a study abroad program.

Other popular scholarships for incoming freshmen include the Chancellor’s Leadership Corps, which provides up to $32,000 over four years to 225 new scholars every year; the University Science Scholars that provide up to $3,000 in funding per year for biology, chemistry, physics, or mathematics majors; and the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation in STEM, which provides $3,600 in funding over two years and an additional $1,200 for participation in a summer institute to STEM majors of African-American, Hispanic American, Native American, Alaskan Native, or Native Pacific Islander ethnicity; and the Concurrent Student Scholarship, which provides a $2,ooo scholarship for students who successfully completed a UA Little Rock course through the concurrent enrollment program.

For transfer students from Arkansas, the Shelby Breedlove Transfer scholarship provides $8,000 to $12,000 of funding over two years to students with 45 credit hours and a minimum 3.25 GPA from an Arkansas two-year college.

Funded by UA Little Rock graduates, the Alumni Association has scholarships available for students based on academic merit and financial need. Examples include the Owen W. Parker, Sr. and Merrily Parker Endowed Scholarship, which provides two $5,000 scholarships a year, and the Diana and Paul Nolte Endowed Scholarship, which provides $1,000 a year for a student who is a single parent.

The Phyllis A. Keitner Foundation for Women Scholarship provides single mothers with dependent children an incredible opportunity to overcome some of the financial hurdles of getting a college education while providing for a family. The renewable scholarship covers the cost of tuition and fees for up to 12 credit hours and up to $300 for books and supplies.

For out-of-state students, the New Arkansan Non-Resident Tuition Award pays 80-90 percent of the difference between resident and nonresident tuition for eligible new freshmen and transfer students.

Students can also review the additional scholarship resources webpage to find help searching for local, state, and national scholarships outside UA Little Rock.

For more information, visit the UA Little Rock scholarships website, call 501-569-3035, or email

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