Military Book Scholarships

The University of Arkansas proudly offers scholarships to support current and former members of the United States Armed Forces as well as dependents of military service members. Students from all academic majors and disciplines are encouraged to apply. These scholarships are only awarded to currently enrolled students at the University of Arkansas. This program awards at least 10 $500 scholarships each fall and spring semester.

Submission Period

  • Deadline for Fall Semester funding – April 1
  • Deadline for Spring Semester funding – November 1

Eligibility

To be considered for the University of Arkansas Military Book Scholarship, a student must be:

  • A currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate student having completed or will soon complete one term at the University of Arkansas
  • In good academic standing with the University
  • A current or former member of the United States Armed Forces with documentation verifying military affiliation on file with the Veterans Resource and Information Center (VRIC), or a dependent (spouse or child) of a current or former member of the United States Armed Forces (documented by a DD 214 or statement from the sponsor's current commanding officer)
  • Have on file a current Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) (a new or updated FAFSA can be submitted online)
    • Please note that having a FAFSA on file does not affect any aspect of your VA or Military education benefits
  • Planning to enroll as a full-time (12 hours), degree-seeking undergraduate student for the upcoming semester, or planning to enroll as a degree-seeking graduate student with at least 6 hours for the upcoming semester
  • ROTC cadets are not eligible unless they are prior service members and can verify their service with a DD 214

Selection Process

The Military Scholarship Committee of the Academic Scholarship Office at the University of Arkansas will review all applications and consider the merit of the applicants' financial need, academic achievement, and proximity to graduation. All scholarship applicants will be notified of the Committee's decisions approximately 60 days after each deadline.

Application Instructions

  1. Review and follow the Academic Scholarship Office's instructions for the General Application.
  2. Please do not submit any application paperwork to the Academic Scholarship Office. All documentation regarding your military service or affiliation must be on file with the Veterans Resource and Information Center (VRIC). The VRIC is located in Garland Center, Suites 115-16, 640 N. Garland Avenue. Their phone number is 479-575-8742.
  3. All applicants must submit the completed General Application in the AcademicWorks system.  Once the General Application has been submitted, the application for the Military Servicemember Scholarship and\or the Military Dependent Scholarship will be recommended. All applicants must submit the appropriate military scholarship application by the stated deadline in order to be considered.
  4. Complete the online application. You will be asked to sign in with your UARK ID and Password into the "AcademicWorks – University of Arkansas" system. In the "AcademicWorks – University of Arkansas" system, you will be able to submit all application materials, save and come back to your application, check the status of your application, and accept any scholarship offers.
    • If you are a new incoming student (undergraduate or graduate) you must have first applied for admission and have received your UA username, password, and @uark.edu email address before you can access the AcademicWorks system.

Additional Scholarship Opportunities

Numerous opportunities exist in each College and Academic Department on campus. The Academic Scholarship Office strongly encourages you to visit the College and/or Academic Department in which your academic major is housed.

Questions?

Please contact Amber Sisemore
479-575-3282
amber@uark.edu