2018 – 2019 Scholarship Terms & Conditions

Each UA Little Rock scholarship has terms and conditions that you must accept and adhere to upon your enrollment. Below are general terms and conditions for the 2018 – 2019 academic year, but we strongly encourage you to reference the information in Trojan SMART for details specific to your award as some scholarships have additional requirements outside of those listed below such as lab/service hours.

Check back for information on the 2019 – 2020 terms and conditions.


Enrollment Policy


Freshmen Enrollment Policy:
You must be enrolled in at least 12 UA Little Rock main campus credit hours (includes Benton campus) the first fall semester and 15 UA Little Rock main campus hours for each subsequent spring and fall semester to receive this scholarship award. You must be a fully admitted, degree-seeking student working toward your first baccalaureate degree. Funds are only awarded for undergraduate coursework. By completing the required annual hours, you’ll be on track toward completing your degree in four years.

Transfer Student Enrollment Policy:
You must be enrolled in at least 15 UA Little Rock main campus credit hours (includes Benton campus) for each spring and fall semester to receive this scholarship award. You must be a fully admitted, degree-seeking student working toward your first baccalaureate degree. Funds are only awarded for undergraduate coursework. By completing the required annual hours, you’ll be on track toward completing your degree in two years.

On-Campus Housing Requirement

All first-time freshman scholars must reside on campus if they receive institutional aid (scholarships and discounts but not waivers) totaling $6,000 or more for their first year at UA Little Rock. Failure to live on campus for your freshman year could result in loss or reduction of your scholarship award amount. If extenuating circumstances prevent you from living on campus, an appeal must be submitted. Email finanicalaid@ualr.edu for further instructions on submitting a housing appeal.

Refund Policy

Academic scholarships are available to pay direct expenses (tuition, fees, room, and board) that are charged to the student’s account with the University after any reductions due to institutional fee waivers or discounts. No portion of academic scholarship funds will be refunded to you.

Stacking Policy

The sum of all awards received may not exceed your cost of attendance. If the total financial aid you receive is greater than your UA Little Rock federal cost of attendance (COA), your awards will be reduced according to federal regulations, state stacking policy, and institutional stacking policy.

Your academic merit scholarship will stack with some UA Little Rock scholarships including any one of the following:

Chancellor’s Leadership Corps (awarded to select students), Engineering and Information Technology (EIT), Concurrent Student or Trojan Pathway Scholarships.

You may receive only one of the following:

Chancellor’s Leadership Corps Scholarship (awarded to select students), Engineering and Information Technology (EIT) Scholarship, EAST Scholarship, Concurrent Student Scholarship, or Trojan Pathway Scholarship.

The Trojan Pathway and Concurrent Student Scholarships cannot be stacked together.

Donaghey Scholars are not eligible to receive any other UA Little Rock Scholarship.

Note: You may receive multiple academic scholarship offers due to your exemplary achievements in high school but must select two that best fit your needs and academic goals.

Please contact the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships if you have questions regarding any scholarships not listed or need more information regarding the stacking policy explained above.

Scholarship Eligibility

  • You are eligible to receive your scholarship for a maximum of eight (8) semesters or until you are awarded a bachelor’s degree, whichever comes first.
  • Fall 2018 must be your first semester to attend college except for high school concurrent courses and courses taken during the summer 2018 semester.
  • You must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident to receive an academic scholarship.
  • Scholarship cannot be awarded to students in a fully-online degree program.

Renewal Criteria

For information on Renewal Criteria, please review our Scholarship Renewal Guide.