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Students who have ties to the great state of Arkansas are eligible for some special scholarships that were created just for Arkansas students. Some of these scholarships require that students reside in Arkansas while others simply require that students attend a school in Arkansas. More information about Arkansas scholarships is available below:
Arkansas High Tech Scholarships offer twenty students the change to win somewhere from $250 to $500 per semester to attend a post secondary school. In order to be eligible for this award, students must be United States citizens who reside in Arkansas. Furthermore, students must be studying on a full-time basis, hold at least a 2.5 grade point average, and have shown leadership abilities. More information about this award is available at this website: http://ace.arkansas.gov/cte/Pages/highTechScholarship.aspx.
Cornerstone Charitable Scholarship Trust awards scholarships to students who have roots in Arkansas and who are between the ages of 17-25 years old. Students must be citizens or permanents residents if the United states and plan to enroll in a college or university. Furthermore, students must be high school graduates. In order to apply, students must submit an essay, transcripts, tax returns, two forms of identification, and an application form. The complete application is due by June 30th. More information can be found at this website: http://www.cornerstonecharitablescholarshiptrust.org/.
Arkansas Department of Higher Education Governor’s Scholars Distinguished Scholars Award provides 300 awards of up to $10,000. In order to qualify students must have at least a 3.5 grade point average and have strong scores on their standardized tests. Funding can be used to defray the cost of room and board, tuition, and student fees. More information about this scholarship (and other Arkansas State government scholarships) can be found here: https://scholarships.adhe.edu/.
Arkansas Nurses Foundation Research Grants provides funding to nurses who are licensed through the Arkansas state Board of Nursing.
Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to single parents who demonstrate financial need in order to pursue a college education. The scholarship funds can be used for a variety of purposes, including: textbooks, tuition, utility expenses, childcare, car repairs, and other fees. Students must complete the appropriate application for the country in which they reside. Each county has their own unique requirements. Additional information and the application form can be found on this website: http://www.aspsf.org/.
National Association of Junior Auxiliaries provides funding to college students who plan to work with the general public. Prior consideration is given to childhood majors. Students must plan to work with children in some capacity and must be citizens of the U.S. Furthermore, they must reside in one of the eligible states, which include Arkansas. Students can attend any college or university on a part- or full-time basis. Only graduate students pursuing one of the following fields are eligible: psychology, mental health, special education, counseling, speech language pathology, gifted children, disabilities in children, and more. The application deadline is February 1st. The amount and number of awards varies by year. More information is available at the following site: http://www.najanet.org/view/17.
Author: Jeff Gitlen