Arkansas - Arkansas Department of Higher Education
State Grant Opportunities
- Arkansas Future Grant (ArFuture) - to increase the education and skills of Arkansas's workforce affordably. The grant applies to students enrolled in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).
- Arkansas Health Education Grant (ARHEG) - provides financial assistance to students seeking professional training in chiropractic medicine, dentistry, optometry, osteopathic medicine, podiatric medicine, and veterinary medicine to allow them to attend out-of-state institutions.
- Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship - is available to students regardless of their academic status, whether just graduating from high school, currently enrolled in college, enrolling in college for the first time, or re-enrolling after some time out of college.
- Arkansas Concurrent Challenge - Qualified high school students may be eligible to enroll in concurrent courses
- Governor's Distinguished Scholarship - is the most academically rigorous scholarship program offered for those graduating seniors scoring either a minimum composite or super score of 32 on the ACT or 1410 on the SAT and a 3.50 academic grade point average.
- Law Enforcement Officers' Dependents Scholarship - for dependents and spouses of Arkansas law enforcement officers, some Highway, and Transportation Department employees, and other public employees who were killed or permanently disabled in the line of duty.
- Military Dependents Scholarship (MDS) - for dependents and spouses of Arkansans who were killed or missing in action or who were prisoners of war or totally and permanently disabled.
- Washington Center Scholarship - students who are accepted to The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars located in Washington, D.C.
Colleges provide institutional grants and scholarships to help make up the difference between college costs and what a family can be expected to contribute through income, savings, loans, and student earnings. Awards may be based on academic merit, artistic or athletic talent, financial need, or other factors. You can learn more about the types of institutional grants and scholarships awarded by checking each college's financial aid website.
Private scholarships provide funding for students who meet the requirements specified by the donor organization. Local organizations or businesses may offer scholarships to students who plan to study at a regional college or pursue a degree in a particular field of study.
Check with your High School Guidance Counselor office for details about local and regional scholarships.
Arkansas Department of Higher Education
423 Main Street, Suite 400
Little Rock, AR 72201