2021-2022 Freshman Prestigious Scholarships

Priority Application Deadline: November 15, 2020.

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 2021 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.

 

2021-2022 Prestigious Scholarship Application is available through the Admissions Application Status Portal

 

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.

 

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

 

 

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.

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

 

Myles Friedman Honors Program

The Myles Friedman Honors 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 $34,000 over four years, or until degree completion
  • Full in-state tuition and mandatory fees (approximately $7338.50 per year, $3669.25 each fall and spring semester).
  • 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 competitive scholarship for students who demonstrate strong academic performance and are PURSUING a degree in biology, biology with teacher licensure, chemistry, computer science, geoscience, mathematics, mathematics with teacher licensure or engineering.* The college is committed to allowing students to explore cutting-edge ideas and methodologies, with programs and courses designed to foster independence, analytical thinking, and problem solving. All students applying for the scholarship must submit a complete Application for Admissions and a Scholarship Application.

For more information about this scholarship, please contact Dr. Linus Yu, Interim Dean of the College of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics at linus.yu@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 $27,000 over four years, or until degree completion
  • $5,500 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.

*Engineering Majors, this scholarship will only apply while you are completing the Associates of Science Electrical Engineering or Associates of Science Mechanical Engineering

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.

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, 2021.  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. 

Admissions Process

*This scholarship will only apply to Engineering majors while completing the Associates of Science Engineering (2 year degree)

Students seeking the Engineering degree will not be considered for the First Bank Corp. Business, or Myles Freidman Honors Scholarships