Scholarships for Spring Arrivals

As an incoming spring student at UA Little Rock, you’re making some pretty important life decisions right now. To make everything a bit easier, we created a breakdown of our scholarships for Spring 2021 incoming freshmen and transfer students like you.

Simply apply for admission by January 12, 2021, to be considered for any of the institutional awards listed below. Your admissions application is also your scholarship application!

Entering Freshmen

Merit-Based
Scholarship SEMESTER Award ACT* GPA** Other Criteria
Chancellor’s Academic Distinction
  • $2,500 tuition and fees
  • $2,500 on-campus housing
  • Up to 4 years awarded
Minimum of 20 ACT composite score or 1030 SAT composite score 4.0 Arkansas or contiguous state resident
Provost’s Academic Excellence
  • $2,000 tuition and fees
  • $2,000 on-campus housing
  • Up to 4 years awarded
Minimum of 20 ACT composite score or 1030 SAT composite score 3.75 Arkansas or contiguous state resident
Deans’ Academic Merit
  • $2,000 tuition and fees
  • $1,000 on-campus housing
  • Up to 4 years awarded
Minimum of 20 ACT composite score or 1030 SAT composite score 3.5 Arkansas or contiguous state resident
UA Little Rock Academic Achievement
  • $1,500 tuition and fees
  • $500 on-campus housing
  • Up to 4 years awarded
Minimum of 20 ACT composite score or 1030 SAT composite score 3.25 Arkansas or contiguous state resident
Freshman Award
  • $1,000 tuition and fees
  • Up to 4 years awarded
Minimum of 20 ACT composite score or 1030 SAT composite score 3.0 Arkansas or contiguous state resident

Entering Transfers

Merit-Based
Scholarship SEMESTER Award Transfer GPA* Other Criteria
Trojan Transfer
  • $2,500 tuition and fees
  • Up to 2 years awarded
3.5
  • Have 12 or more **transferable credits hours from most recent transfer institution prior to Fall 2020
  • Arkansas or Contiguous State Resident
    *Transfer GPA will be based on the GPA from most recent transfer institution
  • $2,000 tuition and fees
  • Up to 2 years awarded
3.25
  • $1,500 tuition and fees
  • Up to 2 years awarded
3.0
*GPA:
Minimum transfer GPA at the time of application.
**Transferable hours:
The number of hours that transfer to UA Little Rock after transcript articulation.

Entering Freshmen and Transfers

Need-Based
Scholarship Award amount requirements
New Year, New Trojan Award Amount Varies. Covers university charges after all federal, state, and/or institutional aid has been applied. (1-semester max)
  • Incoming freshmen or transfers
  • Arkansas or Contiguous State Resident
  • Must be Pell-Eligible
  • Must have FASFA submitted no later than January 12, 2021

Now, a few housekeeping items:

  • Institutional scholarships may only be awarded to U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
  • We cannot guarantee an award to each applicant due to the competitive nature of scholarships.
  • Scholarships are available to pay direct expenses (tuition, fees, and room and board) that are charged to a student’s UA Little Rock student account after all waivers or discounts are applied.
  • Spring 2021 must be your first semester to attend UA Little Rock (excluding concurrent classes)
  • Must enroll in a minimum of 15 hours per semester and maintain a 3.0+ cumulative GPA
    • Exception: entering freshmen may take 12 hours their first semester only
  • No portion of academic scholarship funds are refunded to the student.

We can’t wait for you to join the Trojan family! If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out. You can reach us by phone at 501-916-3035 or send an email to financialaid@ualr.edu.