Are you an Arkansas resident seeking to pursue higher education? then apply for the Arkansas Academic Challenge Program, an Innovative program that provides scholarships to students in Arkansas seeking to pursue higher education.
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The program is funded by the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery and offered to students regardless of their academic achievements or status.
The scholarship is open to all residents whether graduating from high school, currently enrolled in college, or enrolling in college
The scholarship awards students with scholarships worth ranging between $1000-$5000. The application deadline for the scholarship is July 1 of a student’s senior year in high school.
The Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship’s eligibility criteria are based on two student categories, Traditional and Nontraditional Students, however, the basic criteria are listed below:
•Candidates must be Arkansas residents who have lived in Arkansas for at least 12 months before applying for the scholarship.
•Must be a United States citizen or permanent resident of the United States with a certified green card.
•Must be offered admission to study a program at an accredited higher institution to pursue a bachelor’s degree, associate degree, or nursing school diploma.
•Applicants must not have earned a bachelor’s degree.
•Must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
•Must not be receiving from a federal or state student financial aid loan for higher education
•Must not be imprisoned or arrested at the time of application or the time at which the scholarship is received.
•Must not be into drugs or substances.
Arkansas high school seniors who have earned a minimum of 27 college credit hours before beginning college in the Fall may be eligible to petition for an increase in the Arkansas Academic Challenge funding from the freshmen level to the sophomore level. To request this, you must forfeit the first semesters of eligible funding of the Arkansas Academic Challenge.
The deadline for requests to forfeit the freshman award amount is July 1.
NOTE: Candidates are advised to see the official website for detailed information.