Outside Aid

Outside aid includes any financial aid that does not fall into the federal, state, or institutional categories.  This usually includes outside scholarship opportunities and third party payments from outside agencies.


Please click the tabs below for additional information.


What are Outside Scholarships?


Outside scholarships are typically based on merit achievement, performance, or some unique personal attribute.  We encourage students to speak with everyone they know to ask about outside scholarship opportunities.  Some agencies that typically offer scholarships include local businesses, parents’ employers, civic organizations, churches, and free online searches.


External Scholarship Opportunities

P.E.O. Arkansas River Valley Scholarship

For more information and/or questions please contact Cathy Williams at catwill@cox.net

P.E.O. Arkansas River Valley Scholarship Application PDF document (PDF will open in a new tab)

Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund (Link will open in a new tab)

Additional External Scholarship Opportunities - These external scholarship opportunities are not affiliated with UAFS, each has its own application.  Applying for these scholarships is separate from the UAFS Foundation and UAFS Prestigious Scholarships.


Free Online Scholarship Searches

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Gates Millennium Scholars


Latino College Dollars

African-American Scholarships

Hispanic Scholarships

Native American Scholarships

Asian American Scholarships



NOTE: We do encourage students to avoid fee-based scholarship searches because there are so many free resources already available.


For information about outside scholarship procedures at UAFS, please visit  Processing Outside Scholarships.