Scholarship Renewals

You got the scholarship! Now you need to keep it until you graduate. Click on the scholarship you received to see the renewal criteria. If you don’t see your award, please contact our office. We are more than happy to help!


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.

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:

  • 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

Students may take advantage of our Summer Forgiveness option which allows students to make up any GPA or hour deficiencies during the summer following receipt of their scholarship. Summer courses must be taken at UA Little Rock at the student’s own expense. Students will be provided a link to our Summer Forgiveness form to access this option after academic progress is reviewed at the end of the spring semester.

Please Note:

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

Cancellation of Scholarship

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

Graduation Exception

If you’re graduating, complete a graduation enrollment exception request and provide a degree plan from your academic advisor. This will make sure we know to process your award because as you know, we can’t award a scholarship if you aren’t enrolled full-time (15 credit hours). Note: Your award may be prorated if your award amount is greater than the tuition and fees you owe.