Apply for Scholarships

Helping Arkansas students find support to continue their education is one of the most important ways we can improve Arkansas communities. Most Community Foundation scholarships are for Arkansas students pursuing higher education at two/four-year colleges or universities, vocational schools or technical training programs.

Some scholarships are designated for graduates of a named high school or those who plan to attend a specific college. Others may be based on extracurricular activities or intended college majors.

Scholarship Season Begins in January 2020

Students interested in learning more about available scholarship opportunities are encouraged to mark their calendars for a return visit to this site in January when Arkansas Community Foundation officially opens its scholarship season with the annual activation of our student eligibility quiz.

Beginning in January, you can create an account and take an eligibility quiz to generate a list of the Community Foundation scholarships for which you qualify. Once guided to the application portal, you will then be able to complete separate applications for each scholarship you wish to apply.

Each scholarship has its own deadline and criteria, but applications for most are accepted annually from February 1 to April 1.


I'm graduating with distinction, not debt.

Barrett Goodwin, Little Rock, Political Science, Hendrix College


An appreciated investment towards my future.

Jennifer Draper, Brinkley, Biology / Pre-Med, University of Central Arkansas