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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.) 

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Agriculture

Agriculture

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Poultry Federation Scholarship Fund   
• Amounts vary

• Apply: Online, EARLY DEADLINE: APPLY BY 11:59 pm MARCH 17
• 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

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

Lucas Clayton Hunsicker Scholarship Fund
• $2000
• Apply: Online
• Graduating seniors of Parkview Magnet High School who plans to major in art or music

 

Athletics

Athletics

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Casey Bess Crowder Scholarship Fund
• $1000
• Apply:  Online, LATE DEADLINE:  APPLY BY 11:59pm JUNE 1
• High school seniors in Jefferson County who have actively participated in Pine Bluff American Eastern Little League Softball.


Gary D. Holmes Smile Scholarship Endowment  
$1000
Apply: Online
•Graduating Seniors of any high school in Mississippi County who have participated in Athletics

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


 

Engineering

Engineering

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Ouachita County Community Engineering Scholarship Endowment 
$500
Apply: Not awarding in 2018.
Graduating seniors in Ouachita County who plan to major in engineering

 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

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Dr. Austin C. Smith Memorial Scholarship Fund
• Varies
• Apply:  Online
• Graduating seniors in Northwest Arkansas wishing to pursue a career in healthcare

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 
  $2000
  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 in Benton and Washington Counties

Peggy Pickens Nursing Scholarship Endowment   
$4000, Renewable
Apply: Online, early deadline of March 15
Students at the UA Monticello - To provide scholarships for students interested in nursing or who are already pursuing a nursing education


Political

Political

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 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 
$750
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
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 currently serving as student body of president 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

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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, early deadline of March 15
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

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Arkansas Service Memorial Scholarship Endowment

• $2500, Renewable
• 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
• 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

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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

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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 
• 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

Bob and Norma Shoemaker Endowment for Education   
• $500
• Apply:  Online
• For any relative of a Hot Springs Village Property Owners Association employee.

Dr. Paul T. and Alma A. Stroud Scholarship Endowment      
• Amounts vary 

• Apply: Online  
• Pre-medicine student at 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

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

G. Neil Nelson Scholarship Endowment      
• $500 
• Apply: Not awarding.
• 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.

Lillian McGillicuddy Republican Party of Arkansas Scholarship Endowment   
• $750
• Apply:  Online
• For students who are members of the Arkansas Federation of Young Republicans or are active in the Republican Party of Arkansas

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.  

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

Monroe County Medical Professionals Scholarship  
• $1,000 
• Apply: Contact Phyllis Stinson for a paper application.
• 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 in Washington and Benton Counties

Oaklawn Foundation Scholarship Fund
• $3000
• Apply:  Online, EARLY DEADLINE:  APPLY BY 11:59pm FEBRUARY 28
• Any Garland County resident who is or will be enrolled at any accredited community college, Technical school or four-year public or private college or university (including graduate or post-graduate level studies)

Peggy Pickens Nursing Scholarship Endowment       
• $4000, Renewable  
• Apply: online, early deadline of March 15
• 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 17 
• 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. 

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, EARLY DEADLINE. APPLY BEFORE MARCH 15.
• 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, Pulaski Tech, Hendrix College, Central Baptist College or University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton
Download the required form here. 

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      
• Amounts vary
• 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

CLICK HERE TO BEGIN YOUR APPLICATION

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         
• $2,500
• Apply: Online 
• Arkansas veterans 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, early deadline of March 15     
• 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

G. Neil Nelson Scholarship Endowment     
• $500

• Apply: Not awarding in 2018
• Graduate of Mountain Home High School who will be attending an institution of higher learning at the college level, post-college or graduate level. 

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     
• $500 
• Apply: Contact Phyllis Stinson for a paper application
• 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     
• $1,000
• 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 in Washington and Benton Counties

Oaklawn Foundation Scholarship Fund
• $3000
• Apply:  Online, EARLY DEADLINE:  APPLY BY 11:59pm FEBRUARY 28
• Any Garland County resident who is or will be enrolled at any accredited community college, Technical school or four-year public or private college or university (including graduate or post-graduate level studies)

Peggy Pickens Nursing Scholarship Endowment     
• $4,000, Renewable 
• Apply: online, early deadline of March 15 
• 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 17
• 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. 

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, early deadline of March 15 
• 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, Renewable
• 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: Not awarding in 2018.
• Scholarships for UALR Law School 

Oaklawn Foundation Scholarship

Students can download the application and apply between Jan. 2 and Feb. 28. 

More info here. 

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