UAFS Scholarships


The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith has greatly expanded its scholarship program to ensure that more students have the opportunity to attend the university and ultimately reach that next big step in their lives, whether that is prestigious graduate school or a meaningful career.  An education from UAFS is already a financial value, but the university has increased the financial value of scholarships to help more students conquer the cost of a college education. 


Freshman Prestigious Scholarships

Freshman Merit Scholarships

Arkansas Scholars Scholarship

Transfer Student Scholarships

Non-Traditional Student Scholarship

International Student Scholarship

UAFS Foundation Scholarships

Sixty Plus Waiver



Important UAFS Scholarship Information

  • UAFS scholarship recipients must meet all university admission requirements and are required to maintain full-time enrollment (at least 12+ credit hours), while receiving most university scholarship.
  • Equivalent SAT scores will be considered in place of the ACT score.
  • Starting fall 2021, UAFS will accept “super scores” or recalculated ACT scores using subscores from multiple exams for scholarship purposes.
  • University of Arkansas Fort Smith tuition scholarships are not stackable.  This means that if a student qualifies for multiple tuition scholarships, they will only be awarded one scholarship with the highest eligible value.
  • Students must be degree seeking at UAFS, therefore must declare a major by the end of the first full year

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.

All scholarships are renewable based on the terms and conditions of each contract, for this reason it is important to save all documentation.  The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith policy is not to HOLD or REINSTATE scholarships.  However, we understand that unforeseen situations can occur.  Below are specific reasons you can request a hold/reinstatement on your UAFS scholarship.  Request are reviewed by a committee and all decisions are final.

  • Student/ *Immediate family member illness
  • Death in immediate family
  • Military Deployment

*Immediate family is defined as father, mother, sister, brother, spouse, child, grandparents, grandchild, in-laws, or any individual acting as a parent or guardian.

NOTE:  Please contact Financial Aid to schedule an appointment if you feel you meet one of the qualifications for a hold/reinstatement.