The Scholarships Office is open, but for your safety and ours we are not accepting walk-in appointments. Students may schedule a virtual appointment via Student Success in Blackboard. See our COVID-19 FAQ page for updates on Scholarship and Financial Aid policies.

You can still stay in touch via scholars@uark.edu or 479-575-3806. Please remember, all messages should include your full name, UA ID number, and a brief description of your question. Most scholarship questions can be answered via Razorbot or this website. Billing and refund information is at the Treasurer's Office.

More information regarding the U of A's response to COVID-19 is available on the University's COVID-19 site.

The primary role of the Academic Scholarship Office is to administer university-wide merit-based scholarships and serve as a central resource for prospective and current undergraduate students seeking scholarship funding. The office also serves as a clearinghouse for scholarships awarded by academic departments and outside agencies. Our goal is to support the university's mission of recruiting and retaining high-achieving students who enrich and diversify the academic environment of the University of Arkansas.

New Freshman Scholarships

NOVEMBER 15 - Priority Admissions Deadline: Complete an admissions application, submit transcripts, and send test scores to the office of admissions by this date. Within 48 hours of application submission, the scholarship application will be available in your New Student Center.

DECEMBER 1 - Priority Scholarship Deadline: Submit a scholarship application by this date for priority consideration for academic scholarships.

FEBRUARY 1 - Final Scholarship Deadline: Submit all required materials by this date for scholarship consideration.

Priority deadlines have been updated for the Fall 2021 application cycle.

Transfer Scholarships

ADMISSIONS: Complete an admissions application by March 15 to be considered for the April 1 fall scholarship deadline and by October 1 to be considered for the October 15 spring scholarship deadline. Within 48 hours of application submission, the scholarship application will be available in your New Student Center.

APRIL 1 - Scholarship Deadline for Fall Semester: Submit transcripts and a completed scholarship application by this date to be considered for an academic scholarship for the fall semester.

OCTOBER 15 - Scholarship Deadline for Spring Semester: Submit transcripts and a completed scholarship application by this date to be considered for an academic scholarship for the spring semester.

State and Federal Financial Aid for New and Current Students

Current and prospective University of Arkansas students interested in federal or state financial assistance should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after October 1. The Title IV code for the University of Arkansas is 001108. For additional assistance with federal or state aid, please contact the Office of Financial Aid or the Arkansas Department of Higher Education.