Application Process


Apply for admission
If you are just starting at UA Little Rock, make sure you have completed the online admissions application.


Have a current FAFSA application on file
You must have your 2018-2019 FAFSA completed prior to the scholarship opportunity deadline in order to be considered.


Access your Trojan SMART scholarship application
By filling out the online scholarship application and submitting required documents, you apply for a variety of UA Little Rock scholarships in one spot.

Scholarships at UA Little Rock

We’re here to help you understand the types of scholarships offered. In fact, there are hundreds of awards available, so it often pays (literally) to do your research. To help share a bit more about the opportunities available to you, here are resources that can give you an inside track to what applying for scholarships at UA Little Rock is like.

New Incoming Freshmen Scholarships

A new incoming (first-time) freshman is a student who has never attended another institution of higher education after high school. Learn more »

New Transfer Student Scholarships

A new transfer student is an Arkansas resident or domestic non-resident who has completed university coursework at another institution after high school. Learn more »

Scholarships for All Students

Private Scholarships

Many current students are unaware of the general private scholarships available through private funds, supported by our generous university donors and supporters. Many are available for part-time and non-traditional students. Learn more »

Alumni Scholarships

In addition to private scholarships, the UA Little Rock Alumni Association Scholarship Program provides thousands of dollars in scholarship awards each year to outstanding UA Little Rock students. Learn more »

Scholarship Listing by Area

If you have declared a major, it’s always good to check with your major department for any other opportunities which they administer, or of which they may be aware. Not all opportunities are listed or available in Trojan SMART.

Browse by College to narrow your search:

Donaghey Scholars Program

The Donaghey Scholars Program is the honors program open to all majors at UA Little Rock. With a generous financial package, interdisciplinary core curriculum, study abroad, and supportive community, the Donaghey Scholars Program offers a distinctive learning environment for undergraduate studies. Learn more »

Single Parent Scholarship

The Phyllis A. Keltner Foundation for Women Scholarship gives single mothers with dependent children an incredible opportunity at UA Little Rock to overcome some of the many financial hurdles in getting a college education and provide secure futures for their families.

The scholarship covers the cost of tuition and fees up to 12 hours of enrollment, plus books and supplies up to $300 per semester. Recipients may enroll in more than 12 hours per semester but will be responsible for paying the additional charges. Award amounts will be adjusted based on each recipient’s actual enrollment. Scholarships may be renewable, but you must reapply annually.

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be considered:

  • Be currently enrolled as a non-traditional undergraduate student at UA Little Rock
  • Be a single mother with dependent children
  • Demonstrate academic accomplishment
  • Complete a 2018-19 FAFSA to demonstrate financial need
  • Complete a written narrative

The application deadline has passed.

External Scholarships for Arkansas Residents

If you broaden your search, you will find several local, state, and national scholarship resources.

Here in the state, the Arkansas Department of Higher Education offers the Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship as well as several more aid programs.