Arkansas Department of Higher Education
The scholarship will reimburse the institution the cost of tuition, fees and dormitory room charges when provided in campus-owned facilities. Dependent children are eligible to receive benefits for eight semesters and must be less than 23 years of age on or before the first day of the semester or quarter. Spouses are entitled to an eight-semester scholarship. Students should contact their institution for additional details.
The number of awards offered varies annually.
The Law Enforcement Officers’ (LEO) Dependents Scholarship program provides an eight-semester scholarship to any state-supported college, university, or technical institute in Arkansas to dependents of Arkansas residents in one of the categories below who were killed or permanently disabled in the line-of-duty: law enforcement officer (includes state highway patrolman, municipal and college/university police officer, sheriff or deputy sheriff, and constable); full-time or volunteer firefighter; state highway employee; state forestry employee; state correction employee; state park employee who is a commissioned law enforcement officer; emergency services worker; emergency medical technician; community punishment employee who suffers fatal injuries or wounds or becomes permanently and totally disabled as a result of injuries or wounds which occurred through contact with parolees, probationers, or center residents; or wildlife enforcement officer. Applications and supporting documentation will be reviewed for completeness and to determine whether the applicant meets all the required eligibility requirements. Applicants will be notified within thirty (30) days of receipt of all required documentation of the status of their application.
Applications are available from the Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE) website. Accessing the application requires students to register for an account using the electronic Arkansas Univers ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.