2019-2020 Freshman Prestigious Scholarships

 

Priority Application Deadline: November 15, 2018.

 

The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith provides merit-based scholarships to our most academically successful students in the form of Freshman Prestigious Scholarships. UAFS Freshman Prestigious Scholarships require a separate application in addition to the UAFS Application for Admissions. Eligible students will be those high school seniors graduating in the spring of 2019 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.

 

Prestigious Scholarship Application PDF document (PDF will open in new tab)

 

NOTE: ALL materials for the Application for Admission and Scholarship Application should be received by the priority application deadline for priority consideration.

 

Our primary form of communication throughout the scholarship process will be through email to your UAFS email account.  Continue to monitor your email for important information from our Scholarship Office.

 

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

Chancellor’s Leadership Council Scholarship 

The Chancellor's Leadership Council Scholarship is a highly competitive scholarship for students who demonstrate strong leadership capabilities both inside and outside of school as well as demonstrate strong academic performance. They must have the desire to take leadership roles on campus, complete service projects, and serve as active members of the Chancellor's Leadership Council.

 

Students selected for this scholarship have the privilege to enroll in a three credit hour leadership course taught by Chancellor Paul B. Beran. Recipients are required to live on campus their freshman and sophomore years. All students applying for this scholarship must submit a complete Application for Admission and a Scholarship Application, including a resume showing proof of leadership and service. Students must also be seeking a bachelor's degree through UAFS.  A selection of applicants will be chosen for a competitive interview.

Eligibility Criteria

Renewal Criteria

Amounts

  • Preferred ACT Score: 25
  • High School GPA: 3.25
  • Maintain 3.0 cumulative UAFS GPA
  • Complete 30 credit hours each year
  • Up to $43,368 over four years, or until degree completion
  • $7,000 for tuition and fees each year
  • $4,416 for Lion’s Den Housing each year for two years
  • $3,268 for on-campus meal plan each year for two years
 

Recipients are required to live in a triple bedroom in the Lion’s Den residence hall for their first two years.

 

NOTE: Current students will be responsible for the scholarship renewal criteria listed on their contract.

 

 

First Bank Corp. Business

The First Bank Corp. Business Scholarship is a highly competitive scholarship for students who demonstrate strong leadership capabilities both inside and outside of school as well as demonstrate strong academic performance.  They must have the desire to take a leadership role in activities that recognize business student achievement and promotes the College of Business at UAFS as well as serve in an advisory capacity as student representatives to the dean and faculty of the College of Business.  All students applying for this scholarship must submit a complete Application for Admission and a Scholarship Application.  Students must also be seeking a major in the College of Business at UAFS.  A selection of applicants will be chosen for a competitive interview.

Eligibility Criteria

Renewal Criteria

Amounts

  • ACT Score: 27
  • High School GPA: 3.5
  • Seeking a degree in the College of Business
  • Maintain 3.0 cumulative UAFS GPA
  • Maintain full time status (30 credit hours per year recommended)
  • Full tuition and fees over four years, or until degree completion
  • Optional $2,500 housing for 2 years

 

 

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

 

Honors International Studies Program

The Honors International Studies Program Scholarship is a highly competitive scholarship for students who demonstrate strong academic performance. The program consists of a unique honors general education curriculum with international focus, exciting travel study classes, service opportunities, independent study project options, and the opportunity for graduation with honors.  All students applying for this scholarship must submit a complete Application for Admission and a Scholarship Application. Students must also be seeking a bachelor's degree through UAFS.  A selection of applicants will be chosen from a competitive interview.  

For more information about this program, please contact Dr. Dennis Siler at (479) 788-7537 or by e-mail at dennis.siler@uafs.edu.

 

Eligibility Criteria

Renewal Criteria

Amounts

  • ACT Score: 27
  • High School GPA: 3.5

 

  • Maintain 3.2 cumulative UAFS GPA
  • Complete 27 credit hours by the end of your spring semester, and 30 credit hours each spring thereafter
  • Up to $33,000 over four years, or until degree completion
  • $7,000 for tuition and fees each year
  • Optional $2,500 housing for 2 years

 

 

 

Students who do not wish to use the Housing portion of their scholarship in the first year, forfeit the entire housing portion.  Where in after, the housing portion of the scholarship must be used consecutively in order to receive it each year.

NOTE: Current students will be responsible for the scholarship renewal criteria listed on their contract.

 

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)

The STEM Scholarship is a highly competitive scholarship for students who demonstrate strong academic performance and have the desire to complete a degree in biology, chemistry, computer information technology, education, mathematics and engineering.  The college is committed to exposing students to cutting-edge ideas and methodologies, with programs and courses designed to foster independence, analytical thinking and problem solving.  All students applying for this scholarship must submit a complete Application for Admission and a Scholarship Application.

 

For more information about this scholarship, please contact Dr. Darbeau, Dean of the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and the School of Education at (479) 788-7611 or e-mail at ron.darbeau@uafs.edu.  

 Eligibility Criteria

Renewal Criteria

Amounts

  • Preferred ACT Score: 26
  • High School GPA: 3.5
  • Seeking a degree in Engineering

 

  • Maintain 3.0 cumulative UAFS GPA
  • Maintain full time status (30 credit hours per year recommended)
  • Up to $24,000 over four years, or until degree completion
  • $5,500 for tuition and fees each year
  • Optional $1,000 housing for 2 years
 

Students who do not wish to use the Housing portion of their scholarship in the first year, forfeit the entire housing portion.  Where in after, the housing portion of the scholarship must be used consecutively in order to receive it each year.

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

 

Prestigious Roland S. Boreham Jr. Engineering Scholarship

The Boreham Engineering Scholarship is a highly competitive scholarship offered by our Foundation department for students who demonstrate strong academic performance and have the desire to complete a degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering.  All students applying for this scholarship must submit a complete Application for Admission and a Scholarship Application.

 

Roland S. Boreham Jr. Engineering Scholarship Application  PDF document (PDF will open in new tab)

 

Eligibility Criteria

Renewal Criteria

Amounts

  • Preferred ACT Score: 27
  • High School GPA: 3.5
  • Seeking a degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering

 

  • Maintain 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Complete 30 credit hours each year
  • Full tuition and fees over four years, or until degree completion (including books & supplies, plus a laptop computer)
  • $2,000 for on-campus housing each year
 

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, 2019.  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.

 

NOTE: Students who do not wish to use the Housing portion of their scholarship in the first year, forfeit the entire housing portion.  Where in 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.

 

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