Scholarship Renewal Guide

Temporary Relaxation of Institutional Scholarship Renewal Requirements

UA Little Rock understands students are making great sacrifices to remain enrolled and complete their degrees during the coronavirus health crisis. To ease this burden, UA Little Rock is temporarily relaxing institutional scholarship renewal requirements for current institutional scholarship recipients. 

Typically, freshmen must complete a minimum of 27 credit hours and maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA while other undergraduates must complete a minimum of 30 credit hours and maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA by the end of the spring semester. These renewal requirements will be temporarily relaxed for 2019-20 scholarship recipients. Scholarship renewal requirements are now a 2.0 minimum cumulative GPA and passing two-thirds of attempted credit hours. These changes are only in effect for renewals processed at the conclusion of the spring 2020 term. Summer forgiveness will still be available to those who do not meet these updated renewal requirements.

Institutional scholarships affected by this change are as follows:

  • Chancellor’s Academic Distinction
  • Provost’s Academic Excellence
  • Deans’ Academic Merit
  • UA Little Rock Academic Achievement
  • Freshman Award
  • Out-of-State Academic Tier 1
  • Out-of-State Academic Tier 2
  • Shelby Breedlove Transfer Scholarship
  • Trojan Transfer
  • Academic All-Star
  • Trojan Pathway
  • Concurrent Student
  • New Arkansan Non-Resident Tuition Award (both 80% and 90%)
  • Chancellor’s Leadership Corp
  • EAST Scholars
  • EIT Scholars

Our Scholarship Renewal Guide provides you with information about meeting renewal criteria and how to handle changes to your status should you run into academic trouble that puts you at risk of losing your scholarship.


Arkansas Community College & Technical Colleges Doctoral Scholarships

Renewal Requirements:

  • Scholarship recipients must enroll in at least 6 credit hours each semester, and complete a total of 12 hours each academic year (fall and spring) covered by the scholarship. Scholarship recipients must enroll in and complete at least 3 credit hours each summer semester.
  • Students must maintain a 3.00 cumulative GPA each academic year.
  • Scholarships will pay for a total of three years if renewal requirements are met.

Please Note:

  • You must make academic progress toward earning your degree and be in good standing with the University.

Faculty New Student Scholarship

Renewal Requirements:

  • Scholarship recipients must enroll in at least 12 credit hours each semester.
  • Scholarships will pay for a total of three years if renewal requirements are met.

Please Note:

  • You must make academic progress toward earning your degree and be in good standing with the University.

Freshman Merit Awards, CLC, EAST, EIT, THEA, PARK, & ASMSA Scholarships

Freshman Merit Awards include: Chancellor’s Academic Distinction, Provost’s Academic Excellence, Deans’ Academic Merit, UA Little Rock Academic Achievement and Freshman Award

Renewal Requirements:

  • Scholarship recipients must enroll in at least 15 credit hours each semester, and complete a total of 30 hours each academic year (fall and spring) covered by the scholarship.
  • First-time freshmen may take 12 hours their first fall semester and 15 hours every semester after that. The first-year total during fall and spring semesters can be 27 hours.
  • Students must maintain a 3.00 cumulative GPA each academic year.
  • Entering freshmen scholarship recipients must enroll, attend, and pass all of the required developmental courses required within their first 30 hours to obtain scholarship renewal.
  • The scholarship will pay for a total of four academic years (excluding summer terms) if renewal requirements are met. Scholarships can only be used for undergraduate coursework required for the first bachelor’s degree.

Please note:

  • Scholarships may require additional obligations (lab and/or service hours) to be renewed so review the terms and conditions of your specific award in Trojan SMART.
  • Be advised that all awards are set for a designated time frame (8 semesters, 4 semesters, etc.). If the award received was given mid-year, you may not be eligible for the award during the upcoming spring semester if your award has ended before the term begins.
  • You must make academic progress toward earning your degree and be in good standing with the University.

International Award Scholarship

Renewal Requirements:

  • Scholarship recipients must enroll in at least 15 credit hours each semester, and complete a total of 30 hours each academic year (fall and spring) covered by the scholarship. Graduate students who are receiving the International Award must enroll in 9 hours each semester, and complete a total of 18 hours each academic year.
  • International Award recipients must maintain a 3.00 cumulative grade point average and earn regular satisfactory academic progress at the end of each spring semester. Graduate students receiving the International Award must maintain a 3.00 cumulative GPA each academic year.
  • Entering freshmen scholarship recipients must enroll, attend, and pass all of the required developmental courses required within their first 30 hours to obtain scholarship renewal.
  • International Award will pay for a total of 8 semesters if renewal requirements are met at the end of each academic year (summer terms included).

Please Note:

  • Scholarships may require additional obligations to be renewed.
  • Be advised that all awards are set for a designated time frame (8 semesters, 4 semesters, etc.). If the award received was given mid-year, you may not be eligible for the award during the upcoming spring semester if your award has ended before the term begins.
  • You must make academic progress toward earning your degree and be in good standing with the University.

New Arkansan Non-Resident Scholarship (NAR)

Renewal Requirements:

  • Scholarship recipients must enroll in at least 15 credit hours each semester, and complete a total of 30 hours each academic year (fall and spring) covered by the scholarship.
  • First-time freshmen may take 12 hours their first fall semester and 15 hours every semester after that. The first-year total during fall and spring semesters can be 27 hours.
  • Students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA each academic year.
  • Scholarships will pay for a total of three years if renewal requirements are met.

Please Note:

  • You must make academic progress toward earning your degree and be in good standing with the University.

Shelby Breedlove Transfer & Academic All-Star Scholarships

Renewal Requirements:

  • Scholarship recipients must enroll in at least 15 credit hours each semester, and complete a total of 30 hours each academic year (fall and spring) covered by the scholarship.
  • Students must maintain a 3.00 cumulative GPA each academic year.
  • Scholarships will pay for a total of two academic years (excluding summer terms) if renewal requirements are met.

Please Note:

  • Scholarships may require additional obligations to be renewed.
  • Be advised that all awards are set for a designated time frame (4 semesters). If the award received was given mid-year, you may not be eligible for the award during the upcoming spring semester if your award has ended before the term begins.
  • You must make academic progress toward earning your degree and be in good standing with the University.

Summer Forgiveness

UA Little Rock offers a forgiveness option to allow students to makeup GPA or hour deficiencies during the summer following receipt of an academic scholarship. Students must take the courses at UA Little Rock, pay for the courses, and succeed in completing the required number of hours and grade point average for that academic year. Students must notify the Office of Financial Aid in writing by August 15th if using the summer makeup period.

Please Note:

  • The summer enrollment forgiveness option may delay receipt of scholarships in the fall semester.

Cancellation of Scholarship

Your scholarship will be cancelled immediately if you are placed on academic probation or if you withdraw from all coursework during a semester.

Graduation Exception

If fewer than 15 hours are required for degree completion during the semester in which you are scheduled to graduate, you must notify the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships to receive your scholarship. Documentation of successful application for graduation must be provided as well as a degree plan signed by your academic advisor. Should your award exceed the amount of tuition and fees charged to your account for the semester, your scholarship will be reduced.