In-State New Freshman Academic Scholarships

Thank you for your interest in applying for new freshman academic scholarships at the University of Arkansas. 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.

The Office of Academic Scholarships uses a holistic process to award freshmen scholarships. In addition to test scores, high school grade point average, and the written scholarship application, other information, including but not limited to first-generation college student status, financial need, legacy status, and underrepresented community status may also be considered. Applications will be considered for the following scholarships, but selected students will not be awarded more than one scholarship.

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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, students who reside in an underrepresented county in Arkansas, and first-generation college students.

Advance Arkansas Scholarship

  • Annual award up to $4000 per year
  • Renewable for 4 years (5 years for Architecture and MAT students) with 30 hours per year (27 hours during freshman year) and 2.50 cumulative GPA
  • Awarded to top students in the applicant pool with financial need as represented on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Preference to first-generation college students

Honors College Academy Scholarship

  • Annual award up to $4000 per year
  • 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
  • Applicants do not need to be enrolled in the Honors College to be eligible

Razorback Bridge Scholarship

  • Annual award up to $3500 per year
  • 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, students who reside in an underrepresented county in Arkansas, and  first-generation college students. Students selected as Razorback Bridge Scholars will also participate in a peer and faculty mentoring program. Razorback Bridge Scholars will have opportunities to get involved in leadership activities on campus.

Leadership Scholarship

  • Annual award up to $2000 per year
  • 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

Honors College Academy Connection Scholarship

  • One-time award up to $4000
  • Awarded to top students in the applicant pool with a minimum 27 ACT or comparable SAT and with financial need as represented on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Applicants do not need to be enrolled in the Honors College to be eligible

University Enrichment Scholarship

  • One-time award up to $2000
  • 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, students who reside in an underrepresented county in Arkansas, and  first-generation college students.

Jewel Minnis Scholarship

  • One-time award up to $2000
  • Awarded to top candidates from the applicant pool

Freshman Success Scholarship

  • One-time award up to $2000
  • Awarded to top candidates from the applicant pool

Freshman Academic Scholarship

  • One-time award up to $1000
  • Awarded to top candidates from the applicant pool