5 Scholarships for Students in Arkansas

arkasnasHave you heard of Wal-Mart? Just kidding. Of course you have. Did you know the founder, Sam Walton, is an Arkansas native? Arkansas is known for its beautiful parkland and is the Quartz Crystal Capital of the world. Arkansas became the 25th state of the United States of America and was also the birthplace of Johnny Cash. If you’re graduating from a high school in Arkansas, be sure to check these out!

Arkansas Chambers Singers Vocal/Choral Scholarship

Amount: $1,000, $500

Deadline: December 18th, annually

Music is a unifying power used across the world. Arkansas recognizes this force (this is Johnny Cash’s birthplace after all) and rewards students who wish to pursue vocal or choral craftsmanship. To be eligible, the student must be involved in their Arkansas high school’s music program, have a 3.0 GPA, and pursue a degree in vocal or choral performance at an accredited four year program. You must submit an application form, three letters of recommendation (one from your high school choral music teacher, one from another of your high school teachers and one from a community leader), an essay, and a sealed high school transcript. Finalists will then be invited to audition before selection.

Learn more about this scholarship.

Arkansas High-Tech Scholarship

Amount: $2,000, 20 awards

Deadline: July 1, annually

Students who receive this scholarship are granted $250 per semester and must be U.S. citizens, graduates of an Arkansas high school, and attend a technical post secondary institution in Arkansas. Students must have a 2.5 GPA and ACT composite score of 19 to be eligible.

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Bird Dog Foundation Essay Competition Scholarship

Amount: $1,500

Deadline: April 15, annually

This essay contest is to promote the interest in wildlife and wildlife conservation by rewarding passionate students with financial aid. To be eligible, students must be a graduating high school senior looking to pursue a degree at an accredited institution, be a U.S. citizen, reside in Arkansas, Mississippi, or Tennessee, and not be related to a Bird Dog Foundation board member.

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Church’s Chicken Community Scholarship Program

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: February 15, annually

Church’s Chicken wanted to give back to their community and decide to establish a scholarship fund for deserving students. Applicants must be graduating from high school, planning to pursue a two or four year degree uninterrupted, a resident of the following states AL, AR, AZ, FL, GA, IL, IN, LA, MI, MO, MS, NC, NM, NV, TN, TX, are a U.S. citizen, and have at least a 2.7 GPA.

Learn more about this scholarship.

Cornerstone Scholarship Charitable Trust

Amount: Depends

Deadline: June 30th

This scholarship fund aims to provide opportunities for Arkansas high school seniors or post high school graduates who are economically disadvantaged and under 25. Their hope is to provide financial resources so these students can earn their degree. To apply, complete an application form, submit a copy of your driver’s license, social security card, parent or student’s tax returns, copy of most recent transcript, and an essay of 250 words or less regarding yourself, your achievements, and your career goals. The terms of eligibility are completing a high school degree, have economic disadvantage, plan to attend or enrolled in an accredited institution, have roots in Arkansas, be a U.S. Citizen, National, or Permanent Resident, and be 17 to 25 years old.

Learn more about this scholarship.

And remember, colleges/universities always offer scholarships to their own students, so be sure to check those out as well!

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