Non-Resident New Freshman Academic Scholarships

Thank you for your interest in applying for the University of Arkansas new freshman academic scholarship program. Please see the Guide to Academic Freshman Scholarships for application information. The University of Arkansas also offers a number of prestigious fellowships available through the Honors College. All freshman scholarships support undergraduate programs only. Most scholarships require recipients to be U.S. citizens, legal residents of the United States, or foreign nationals permitted to pursue a course of study in the United States.

New Arkansan Non-Resident Tuition Award Scholarship

  • Annual award of as much as $10,000 - $13,000 per year based on 30 hours of enrollment
  • Awarded automatically (scholarship application not required) to entering freshmen from Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas who have a 3.20 or higher cumulative high school GPA on a 4.0 scale and an ACT score of at least 24 or an equivalent 1160 SAT (new exam) or 1090 SAT (old exam) combined math and critical reading score
    • Entering freshmen with a 3.60 or higher cumulative GPA and a 30 or higher ACT or an equivalent 1390 SAT (new exam) or 1320 SAT (old exam) combined math and critical reading score will receive a New Arkansan NRTA that pays 90% of the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition
    • Entering freshmen with a 3.40 - 3.59 cumulative GPA and a 28 or higher ACT or an equivalent 1310 SAT (new exam) or 1240 SAT (old exam) combined math and critical reading score will receive a New Arkansan NRTA that pays 80% of the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition
    • Entering freshmen with a 3.20 - 3.39 GPA and a 24 or higher ACT or an equivalent 1160 SAT (new exam) or 1090 SAT (old exam) combined math and critical reading score will receive a New Arkansan NRTA that pays 70% of the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition
    • See nrta.uark.edu and our SAT Redesign policy for additional information
  • Renewable for 4 years (5 years for Architecture and MAT students) with 24 hours per year and 2.75 GPA

Extended States New Arkansan NRTA 

  • Annual award of as much as $7,175 - $11,475 per year based on 30 hours of enrollment
  • Awarded automatically (scholarship application not required) to entering freshmen from the rest of the country who have a 3.60 or higher cumulative high school GPA on a 4.0 scale and an ACT score of at least 26 or an equivalent 1240 SAT (new exam) or 1170 SAT (old exam) combined math and critical reading score
    • Entering freshmen with a 3.60 or higher cumulative GPA and a 28 or higher ACT or an equivalent 1310 SAT (new exam) or 1240 SAT (old exam) combined math and critical reading score will receive a New Arkansan NRTA that pays 80% of the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition
    • Entering freshmen with a 3.60 or higher cumulative GPA and a 26 or higher ACT or an equivalent 1240 SAT (new exam) or 1170 SAT (old exam) combined math and critical reading score will receive a New Arkansan NRTA that pays 50% of the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition
    • See nrta.uark.edu and our SAT Redesign policy for additional information
  • Renewable for 4 years (5 years for Architecture and MAT students) with 24 hours per year and 2.75 GPA

Chancellor's Merit Scholarship

  • Annual award of $10,000 per year to National Merit, corporate, and University of Arkansas sponsored National Merit scholars
  • Awarded to Merit finalists who name the University of Arkansas as 1st choice to the National Merit Corporation
  • Applicants should notify the Scholarship Office at scholars@uark.edu or 479-575-4464 of selection as a semifinalist or finalist
  • Students awarded the Chancellor's Merit Scholarship also receive a New Arkansan Non-Resident Tuition Award Scholarship
  • Renewable for 4 years (5 years for Architecture and MAT students) with 30 hours per year and 3.00 GPA

Chancellor's Scholarship

  • Annual award up to $8000 per year
  • Students awarded the Chancellor's Scholarship also receive a New Arkansan Non-Resident Tuition Award Scholarship
  • Renewable for 4 years (5 years for Architecture and MAT students) with 30 hours per year and 3.00 GPA
  • Awarded to top candidates from the applicant pool

Chancellor's Community Scholarship

  • Annual award up to $5000 per year
  • Students awarded the Chancellor's Community Scholarship also receive a New Arkansan Non-Resident Tuition Award Scholarship
  • Renewable for 4 years (5 years for Architecture and MAT students) with 30 hours per year and 3.00 GPA
  • Awarded to top candidates from the applicant pool who also have a demonstrable commitment to community service

Silas Hunt Scholarship

  • Annual award up to $5000 or $8000 per year
  • Students awarded the Silas Hunt Scholarship also receive a New Arkansan Non-Resident Tuition Award Scholarship
  • Renewable for 4 years (5 years for Architecture and MAT students) with 30 hours per year and 3.00 GPA
  • Awarded to students from underrepresented communities who have demonstrated outstanding academic leadership qualities and potential. Members of underrepresented communities include but are not limited to: students from underrepresented ethnic or minority groups, students with interest in a field that does not typically attract members of their ethnicity or gender, and first-generation college students.

Leadership Scholarship

  • Annual award up to $2000 per year
  • Renewable for 4 years (5 years for Architecture and MAT students)
  • Awarded to top candidates from the applicant pool