Scholarship and Fellowship Information

Fall is quickly approaching, and your students will soon be completing their applications for college admissions and scholarships. As the state’s flagship research institution intent on recruiting the best and brightest high school seniors in Arkansas, we wanted to alert you to some improvements we have made to our application process for academic scholarships and prestigious fellowships. We hope these changes make our process more user-friendly and easier to navigate.

Our scholarships deadlines will remain the same, with November 15 being the priority deadline and February 1 being the final deadline. Students wanting priority consideration should apply by November 15.

As in the past, students interested in scholarships should first apply for admission to the university using our online system at apply.uark.edu. The application will ask students to indicate if they are interested in applying for scholarships, and if so, they will check the appropriate box. They will also enter their self-reported GPA (on a 4-point scale) and the ACT/SAT score they expect to have by December.

Approximately two business days after submitting the application, students will receive an e-mail with a link to a personalized fellowship or scholarship application. Students with a self-reported GPA of 3.80 or higher and an ACT score of 32 or higher or an SAT of 1450 (redesigned exam) or 1400 (old exam) or higher will receive the fellowship application, while those with lower credentials will receive a scholarship application. See our 2016 SAT Redesign policy for more information.

Rather than uploading documents, the new system will require students to cut and paste their essays and list of five works into a form. They will also list their top eight activities and top eight honors/awards in lieu of a résumé. Students should write and edit their work in Microsoft Word or a comparable program and save it prior to completing our application, which must be completed in one sitting. There is no save-and-return option. Students completing the fellowship application will also submit the names and e-mail addresses of the two individuals who will write their letters of recommendation. After the application is submitted, the systems will send the recommenders an e-mail linking them to a personalized page where they will copy and paste their letters.

For both admission and scholarship consideration, please send all transcripts and test scores to

Office of Admissions 
232 Silas H. Hunt Hall 
1 University of Arkansas 
Fayetteville, AR, 72701

The Office of Academic Scholarships will notify students of their scholarship status by both e-mail and letter on or around December 15. The Honors College will notify students selected for a fellowship interview by both e-mail and letter on or around February 15.

Please encourage students to check their e-mail regularly, as it is the primary method of communication throughout the scholarship process. For additional information on the process, please visit the Academic Scholarships and Honors College Web sites.

We appreciate all you do to help your students succeed, and we hope that you will share the accolades of the University of Arkansas with them. We also hope that you and your seniors find our improvements to the scholarships and fellowships application process helpful. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. We are here to help you.