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To apply for scholarships from Arkansas Community Foundation,

  1. First, browse below for scholarships for which you qualify. You can search by interest area, your current level of study or where you went to high school. 
  2. Then, when you've identified the scholarships you want to apply for, go to our online application portal to submit your application materials. You'll begin by creating a username and password. (Note that for most of our scholarships, we only accept applications between Feb. 1 and April 1 each year.) 

Browse by Interest Area

Agriculture

Agriculture


Jim Pledger Memorial Scholarship 
• $500-1000
• Apply: Online
• Graduating seniors who have participated in either livestock or art exhibits at the Arkansas State Fair and who will be attending an accredited college/university or vocational school

Kenney D. Barker Memorial Scholarship   
• $500
• Apply: Online
• Graduating seniors who are enrolled in the agricultural education program at Searcy High School 

Poultry Federation Scholarship Fund   
• Amounts vary
• Apply: Online, EARLY DEADLINE: APPLY BY 11:59 pm MARCH 18
• To provide scholarships to students pursuing a degree that could lead to a career in the poultry/egg industry. Scholarship available for current college sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students attending a school in Arkansas. 

Spicer Educational Endowment    
• $2000
• Apply: Online
• Stuttgart, Arkansas high school graduates majoring in Christian ministries, agricultural or agricultural industries, or business. 

Supercow Endowment for Academic Excellence in Agriculture   
• $500
• Apply: Online
• Graduating seniors who are a resident of Carroll County, Arkansas, or attending a school located within the boundaries of Carroll County, Arkansas and who are planning on pursuing an education in preparation for an agricultural related career

Arts

Arts

Allison Justiss Endowment – Visual Arts  
$12,500
Apply: Online
Graduating Seniors in Central High School Arts Department in Little Rock, Arkansas


 

Athletics

Athletics


John McCollough Smith Athletic Scholarship Endowment    
$500-750
Apply: Online
Graduating senior at Central High School who is an outstanding Athlete

Gary D. Holmes Smile Scholarship Endowment   
$1000
Apply: Online
Graduating Seniors of Gosnell High School, Blytheville High School, or Armorel High School who have participated in Athletics

Jim Pickett Full of Heart Athletic Scholarship Endowment   
$1000
Apply: Online 
Graduating seniors (1 male and 1 female) at Camden-Fairview High School 


Engineering

Engineering


Ouachita County Community Engineering Scholarship Endowment 
 
$500
Apply: Online
Graduating seniors in Ouachita County who plan to major in engineering

Ragsdale-Johnson Scholarship Endowment   
$3500
Apply: Online
For Arkansas students who demonstrate academic excellence or economic need pursuing an education in history, languages, engineering, mathematics or science at UofA Fayetteville or UALR, with a preference for older, non-traditional students

 Jim and Katie Butcher Memorial Scholarship Endowment 
$750
Apply: See Counselor's office
Graduating seniors of Catholic High School for Boys who plan to pursue a degree in engineering at a 4 year university in Arkansas

Nursing

Nursing

Herchel and Melba A. Fildes Endowment
• $1000
• Apply: Online
• Students attending Harding University in Searcy and Arkansas State University in Beebe; all potential students must be majoring in Nursing. 

 
Jim and Jean Stanford Christian Health Center Scholarship Endowment    
• $1000
• Apply:  Online
• Scholarship to students from Cleburne County entering or continuing health, health related, medical, or pre-medical programs.

Merwin T. and Agnes Bowman Nursing Scholarship Endowment   
  $1000
  Apply: Online
  Qualified applicants seeking a (i) Bachelor of Science in Nursing or equivalent degree from a qualified and recognized institution of higher learning, or (ii) licensing as a Registered Nurse under applicable state law

Monroe County Medical Professionals Scholarship Endowment 
$750
Apply: contact Phyllis Stinson at monroecounty@arcf.org
Residents of Monroe County who desire to pursue a degree in medical professions such as Medical Doctorate, a degree in pharmacology, or a degree as a nurse practitioner and pledge to return to Monroe County to practice their profession for at least 5 years

Murray T. Harris Scholarship Endowment   
$1,000
Apply: Online
Students in allied health programs, including but not limited to: radiology technology, clinical lab science, nursing and respiratory therapy

Peggy Pickens Nursing Scholarship Endowment   
$4000
Apply: online
Students at the UA Monticello - To provide scholarships for students interested in nursing or who are already pursuing a nursing education

Political

Political

 

 Elizabeth G. Redman Republican Party of Arkansas Scholarship Endowment 
$1000
Apply: Online
To provide scholarships to students who are members of or active in the Republican Party of Arkansas

Lillian McGillicuddy Republican Party of Arkansas Scholarship Endowment 
$1000
Apply: Online
This fund shall be used to provide scholarships to students who are members of the Arkansas Federation of Young Republicans or are active in the Republican Party of Arkansas

 Marie and Bob Marshall Republican Party of Arkansas Scholarship Endowment 
$500-1000
Apply: Online
Students who are members of or active in the Republican Party of Arkansas

 Political Animals Club Scholarship Fund 
$3000
Apply: Online
Graduating seniors of Little Rock School District, North Little Rock School District, Pulaski County Special School District, charter and private high schools in Pulaski County, Arkansas

 Senator Dale Bumpers Scholarship Endowment 
$1500
Apply: Online
Graduating seniors of Central High School who are likely to enter public service

Pre-Med

Pre-Med

 

Greene and Clay Counties Medical Society and Auxiliary Scholarship Endowment   
$1000
Apply: Online
Graduates from schools located in Greene County, Arkansas.  Scholarships will be awarded to students majoring in pre-med or students attending medical school

Jim and Jean Stanford Christian Health Center Scholarship Endowment    
• $1000
• Apply:  Online
• Scholarship to students from Cleburne County entering or continuing health, health related, medical, or pre-medical programs.

Monroe County Medical Professionals Scholarship Endowment 
$750
Apply: contact Phyllis Stinson at monroecounty@arcf.org
Residents of Monroe County who desire to pursue a degree in medical professions such as Medical Doctorate, a degree in pharmacology, or a degree as a nurse practitioner.

Dr. Paul T. and Alma A. Stroud Scholarship Endowment  
• Amount varies
• Apply: online
• Pre-medicine student currently attending Arkansas State University who has been accepted to medical school. Must be a college senior. 

Dr. Russell Harris Scholarship Endowment 
$500
Apply: online
Graduating seniors OR past graduates from Dumas High School and Star City High School who are currently or planning to majoring in a medical related field

Veterans

Veterans

 

Arkansas Service Memorial Scholarship Endowment
• $2500 
• Apply: Online 
• Children of Arkansans who lost their life in service in the state, nation, or community. 

AT&T War Memorial Scholarship Fund 
• $2500

• Apply: Online between February 1 - April 1
• Veterans of any branch of the U.S. Armed Services currently residing in Arkansas and enrolling full-time at an accredited two or four year college or university in the state of Arkansas


Browse by Level of Study

Graduating High School Seniors

We have a large selection of scholarships available for graduating high school seniors. Our scholarships are organized by region so you can easily identify the scholarships you may be eligible for. Click here to begin searching for opportunities.

Currently Enrolled in College

Currently Enrolled in College

Abbott Scholarship Endowment  
• $1000
• Apply: Online 
• Scholarships for students enrolled at Southeast Arkansas Technical College (SEARK) 

Arkansas Service Memorial Scholarship Endowment     
• $2500 
• Apply: Online 
• Children of Arkansans who lost their life in service in the state, nation, or community

AT&T War Memorial Scholarship Fund   
 $2500

• Apply: Online between February 1 - April 1
• Veterans of any branch of the U.S. Armed Services currently residing in Arkansas and enrolling full-time at an accredited two or four year college or university in the state of Arkansas

Business and Professional Women of Heber Springs Scholarship Endowment     
• $500
• Apply: Online 
• Residents of Cleburne County attending ASU-Heber Springs 

Dr. Paul T. and Alma A. Stroud Scholarship Endowment     
• Amount varies
• Apply: Online 
• Deserving pre-medicine student at Arkansas State University

Dr. Russell Harris Scholarship Endowment     
• $500
• Apply: online 
• Graduating seniors OR past graduates from Dumas High School and Star City High School who are currently or planning to majoring in a medical related field

Eugenia Rose Plunkett Scholarship Endowment     
• $250
• Apply: Online 
• Graduates of Northside High School in Fort Smith, Arkansas

G. Neil Nelson Scholarship Endowment      
• $500
• Apply: Online 
• Graduate of Mountain Home High School who will be attending an institution of higher learning at the college level, post-college or graduate level. 

Herchel and Melba A. Fildes Scholarship Endowment       
• $1000 
• Apply: Online  
• Students attending Harding University in Searcy and Arkansas State University in Beebe. 

Jim and Jean Stanford Christian Health Center Scholarship Endowment    
• $1000
• Apply:  Online
• Scholarship to students from Cleburne County entering or continuing health, health related, medical, or pre-medical programs.

Lu Nedrow Graduate Scholarship Endowment  
• $500 
• Apply: Online  
• For a member of the Epsilon Zeta Chapter of Alpha Gamma Delta at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro who is pursuing a graduate degree.  

Monroe County Medical Professionals Scholarship 
• $1,000 
• Apply: Contact Phyllis Stinson
• Residents of Monroe County who desire to pursue a degree in a medical profession such as Medical Doctorate, a degree in pharmacology, or a degree as a nurse practitioner. 

Murray T. Harris Scholarship Endowment     
• $1,000
• Apply: Online 
• Students in allied health programs, including but not limited to: radiology technology, clinical lab science, nursing and respiratory therapy

Peggy Pickens Nursing Scholarship Endowment      

• $4000 
• Apply: online 
• Students at the UAMonticello - To provide scholarships for students interested in nursing or who are already pursuing a nursing education

Poultry Federation Scholarship Fund     
• Amounts vary
Apply: Online, EARLY DEADLINE: APPLY BY 11:59 pm MARCH 18
• To provide scholarships to students interested in pursuing a degree related to the poultry industry, and attending a school in the University of Arkansas system, Arkansas State University system, Arkansas Tech University or Southern Arkansas University & UAPB. 

Ray Messer Scholarship      
• $1000 
• Apply: Online 
• Employees of Little Caesars Pizza of Arkansas and/or dependents of employees who desire to further their education. See eligible restaurants here. 

Residents Against Illegal Drugs (R.A.I.D.) Scholarship Endowment     
• $1100
• Apply: Online
• Graduating seniors, or anyone currently enrolled in college/graduate school from Craighead County, AR or surrounding areas who pursing a major OR minor in criminology

Toad Suck Daze GetSmart Challenge Scholarship Endowment        
• $1,000-3,000 
• Apply: Online 
• To endow scholarships for graduates of Faulkner County public and private high schools who have applied or have been accepted to the University of Central Arkansas, Hendrix College, Central Baptist College or University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton

 Download the required form here. 

William A. and Genevieve H. Strong Scholarship Endowment     
• $500
• Apply: Online 
• Students enrolled at UAPB majoring in mathematics 

William H. Cohn Memorial Business Scholarship Endowment     
• $1000
• Apply: Online 
• To provide scholarships to business majors who graduated from St. Francis County high schools

Xi Chapter of Kappa Sigma Scholarship Endowment     
• $5,000
• Apply: through Kappa Sigma fraternity president  
• Students at the UofA who are a chapter member of the Xi Chapter of Kappa Sigma 

Graduate Level / Post-Bachelor's Degree

Graduate-Level Study

Alfred Leymer Educational Trust Fund 
• $1500
• Apply:  Online
• Preference given to lifelong Pulaski County residents pursuing graduated studies in Arkansas

Arkansas Service Memorial Scholarship Endowment    
• $2500 
• Apply: Online 
• Children of Arkansans who lost their life in service in the state, nation, or community. 

AT&T War Memorial Scholarship Fund   
 $2500

• Apply: Online between February 1 - April 1
• Veterans of any branch of the U.S. Armed Services currently residing in Arkansas and enrolling full-time at an accredited two or four year college or university in the state of Arkansas

Dr. Russell Harris Scholarship Endowment   
• $500
• Apply: online 
• Graduating seniors OR past graduates from Dumas High School and Star City High School who are currently or planning to majoring in a medical related field

Elizabeth Boggs Howell Memorial Scholarship Endowment   
• $500 
• Apply: Online 
• Scholarships will go to First United Methodist students to prepare for pastoral ministry by attending seminary. Second preference is to provide scholarships to First United Methodist students attending undergraduate school. Third preference goes to any student in Johnson County attending undergraduate school 

Elizabeth G. Redman Republican Party of Arkansas Scholarship Endowment   
• $1000
• Apply: Online 
• To provide scholarships to students who are members of or active in the Republican Party of Arkansas

G. Neil Nelson Scholarship Endowment   

• $500
• Apply: Online 
• Graduate of Mountain Home High School who will be attending an institution of higher learning at the college level, post-college or graduate level. 

Greene and Clay Counties Medical Society and Auxiliary Scholarship Endowment  
• $1000
• Apply: Online
• Graduates from schools located in Greene County, Arkansas.  Scholarships will be awarded to students majoring in pre-med or students attending medical school

 

Jim and Jean Stanford Christian Health Center Scholarship Endowment    
• $1000
• Apply:  Online
• Scholarship to students from Cleburne County entering or continuing health, health related, medical, or pre-medical programs.

Lillian McGillicuddy Republican Party of Arkansas Scholarship Endowment  
• $1000 
• Apply: Online 
• This fund shall be used to provide scholarships to students who are members of the Arkansas Federation of Young Republicans or are active in the Republican Party of Arkansas

Marie and Bob Marshall Republican Party of Arkansas Scholarship Endowment     
• $500-1000
• Apply: Online
• Students who are members of or active in the Republican Party of Arkansas

Merwin T. and Agnes Bowman Nursing Scholarship Endowment   
• $1000
• Apply: Online
• Qualified applicants seeking a (i) Bachelor of Science in Nursing or equivalent degree from a qualified and recognized institution of higher learning, or (ii) licensing as a Registered Nurse under applicable state law

Monroe County Medical Professionals Scholarship Endowment   
• $750 
• Apply: Online
• Residents of Monroe County who desire to pursue a degree in medical professions such as Medical Doctorate, a degree in pharmacology, or a degree as a nurse practitioner.

Murray T. Harris Scholarship Fund   

• $1000
• Apply: Online 
• This fund shall be used to provide scholarships to high school graduates who are currently attending or have been accepted to attend an accredited college, university, vocational, technical, or professional school

Peggy Pickens Nursing Scholarship Endowment   
• $4000 
• Apply: online 
• Students at the UA Monticello - To provide scholarships for students interested in nursing or who are already pursuing a nursing education

Poultry Federation Scholarship Fund   

• Amounts vary
Apply: Online, EARLY DEADLINE: APPLY BY 11:59 pm MARCH 18
• To provide scholarships to students pursuing a degree that could lead to a career in the poultry/egg industry. Scholarship available for current college sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students attending a school in Arkansas. 

Ragsdale-Johnson Scholarship Endowment    
• $3500
• Apply: Online 
• For Arkansas students who demonstrate academic excellence or economic need pursuing an education in history, languages, engineering, mathematics or science at UofA Fayetteville or UALR, with a preference for older, non-traditional students

Ray Messer Scholarship Endowment   
• $500
• Apply: Online
• Employees of Little Caesars Pizza of Arkansas and/or dependents of employees who have a desire to further their education

Residents Against Illegal Drugs (R.A.I.D.) Scholarship Endowment   
• $1100
• Apply: Online
• Graduating seniors, or anyone currently enrolled in college/graduate school from Craighead County, AR or surrounding areas who pursing a major OR minor in criminology

Robert P. Atkinson Hospital Leadership and Scholarship Fund   
• $5000
• Apply: online
• To provide scholarships to students pursuing an advanced degree with an emphasis in healthcare and/or hospital administration. Eligible students will be from Southeast Arkansas or interested in coming to Southeast Arkansas

Ryan Mondy D.A.S.H. Memorial Scholarship Endowment   
• $500 
• Apply: Online 
• To provide scholarships through American Cancer Society, Little Rock, AR to people whose lives have been affected by cancer

Sheffield Nelson Scholarship Endowment   

• $250-500
• Apply: Online/UALR Law School
• Scholarships for UALR Law School 

New Scholarship Announced! 

The Anne Pressly Scholarship is available for students for students pursuing a career in journalism.
Apply now through May 1. 

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