Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship - High School Seniors

Application Information

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Amount Awarded


Application Deadline

June 15

Awarded By

Arkansas Department of Higher Education

Award Amount

Awards start at $1,000 annually for the first year of enrollment and go up each year that the student is enrolled in school. Full-time enrolled students will receive $4,000 for the second and third years, and $5,000 for the fourth year. Scholarships are automatically renewable for up to seven additional semesters providing the scholar completes 27 credit hours in the first academic year following high school graduation (12 hours fall, 15 hours spring), and 30 hours every year thereafter (15 hours per semester) AND maintains satisfactory academic progress (as defined by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education). Awards are subject to available funding.


The number of awards varies annually.

Additional Information

The Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship (ACS) program provides scholarships to Arkansas residents pursuing a higher education. Eligibility requirements for the Academic Challenge Scholarship are based on three student categories: Traditional (Incoming Freshman), Current Achievers (current college students) and Nontraditional Students. For complete program information visit the Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE) website. The Arkansas Department of Higher Education will notify each eligible applicant of his/her award. The award notice includes the student's name, address, social security number, the actual amount the student is eligible to receive, and the student's first institutional choice as indicated on the application form. The award notice also explains the Arkansas Department of Higher Education’s disbursement procedures and conditions of the Academic Challenge Scholarship.

Deadline Info

Applications are available online from the Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE) website. To access the application, students must first register for an account using the Arkansas Universal F ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.

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