2018-2019 Freshman Merit Scholarships

Priority Application Deadline: November 15, 2017

Students are encouraged to apply early for admission to UAFS for priority consideration for Freshman Merit Scholarships.   Scholarships are awarded as long as funding remains available.  Eligible students will be those high school seniors graduating in the spring of 2017 and begin seeking a bachelor degree through UAFS in the Fall of that same year.  All scholarships are for 4 years or completion of undergraduate degree.

 

NOTE: Students must be accepted for admission by the priority admission deadline for priority consideration. There is NO separate scholarship application for these awards.

 

For information regarding each of our Freshman Merit Scholarships, please click on the tabs below.

Academic Distinction

Eligibility Criteria

Renewal Criteria

Amounts

  • ACT Score: 25
  • High School GPA: 3.5

 

  • Maintain 3.0 cumulative UAFS GPA
  • Maintain full time status (30 credit hours per year recommended)
  • Up to $18,000 over four years, or until degree completion
  • $4,000 for tuition and fees each year
  • $1,000 for Lion’s Den Housing each year for two years
 

 

Academic Excellence

Eligibility Criteria

Renewal Criteria

Amounts

  • ACT Score: 21
  • High School GPA: 3.2

 

  • Maintain 3.0 cumulative UAFS GPA
  • Maintain full time status (30 credit hours per year recommended)
  • Up to $14,000 over four years, or until degree completion
  • $3,000 for tuition and fees each year
  • $1,000 for Lion’s Den Housing each year for two years
 

 

Sebastian County Academic Opportunity

Eligibility Criteria

Renewal Criteria

Amounts

  • ACT Score: 19
  • High School GPA: 2.7
  • Be a Sebastian County Resident
  • Demonstrate Financial Need, Based on FAFSA*
  • Maintain 2.5 cumulative UAFS GPA
  • Maintain full time status (30 credit hours per year recommended)
  • Up to $12,000 over four years, or until degree completion
  • $2,000 for tuition and fees each year
  • $1,000 for Lion’s Den Housing each year for two years
  • $500 for books & supplies each year
 

*For priority consideration, the FAFSA should be received by November 15, 2016; therefore, the FAFSA should be completed by November 10, 2016.

 

Academic Opportunity

Academic Opportunity

Eligibility Criteria

Renewal Criteria

Amounts

  • ACT Score: 19
  • High School GPA: 2.7
  • Demonstrate Financial Need, Based on FAFSA*
  • Maintain 2.5 cumulative UAFS GPA
  • Maintain full time status (30 credit hours per year recommended)
  • Up to $10,000 over four years, or until degree completion
  • $2,000 for tuition and fees each year
  • $1,000 for Lion’s Den Housing each year for two years

 

 

*For priority consideration, the FAFSA should be received by November 15, 2016; therefore, the FAFSA should be completed by November 10, 2016.

 

NOTE: Current students will be responsible for the scholarship renewal criteria listed on their contract.  Changing majors could result in loss of award.

 

Housing Information

 

Your housing application is available online.

 

The housing application must be completed and turned in by March 15, 2017.  If you have any questions about housing, you may contact Ms. Beth Eppinger, Director of Housing and Residential Life, at 479-788-7334 or beth.eppinger@uafs.edu.

 

Freshman Merit Scholarship recipients are not required to live on campus; however, the housing portion may only be applied to on-campus housing. The housing portion of the scholarship must be used consecutively in order to receive it each year.

 

NOTE: Students who do not wish to use the Housing portion of their scholarship in the first year, forfeit the entire housing portion. Wherein after, the housing portion of the scholarship must be used consecutively in order to receive it each year. Chancellor’s Leadership Council Scholarship recipients are required to live on campus for the first two years.

 

Admissions Process

For more information about the Admissions Process for incoming freshman, please visit the UAFS Admissions Office website.

 

2017-2018 Freshman Merit Scholarship Information

Scholarship

Amounts

Renewal Criteria

Academic Distinction

  • $18,000 over four years
  • $4,500 for tuition/fees each year

 

  • Maintain 3.0 cumulative UAFS GPA
  • Maintain full-time enrollment (30 credit hours per year recommended)

Academic Excellence

  • $14,000 over four years
  • $3,500 for tuition/fees each year
  • Maintain 3.0 cumulative UAFS GPA
  • Maintain full-time enrollment (30 credit hours per year recommended)

 

Academic Achievement

  • $8,000 over four years
  • $2,000 for tuition/fees each year
  • Maintain 3.0 cumulative UAFS GPA
  • Maintain full-time enrollment (30 credit hours per year recommended)

 

Sebastian County Academic Opportunity

  • $10,000 over four years
  • $2,000 for tuition/fees each year
  • $500 for books/supplies each year

 

  • Maintain 2.7 cumulative UAFS GPA
  • Maintain full-time enrollment (30 credit hours per year recommended)

Academic Opportunity

  • $8,000 over four years
  • $2,000 for tuition/fees each year
  • Maintain 2.7 cumulative UAFS GPA
  • Maintain full-time enrollment (30 credit hours per year recommended)

 

 

 

NOTE: Students will be held responsible for the renewal criteria outlined in their scholarship offer notification.