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Arkansas Future Grant (ArFuture)

Arkansas Future (ArFuture) is the newest state grant program. The purpose of this grant is to increase the education and skills of Arkansas’s workforce in an affordable manner. The grant applies to students enrolled in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) or regional high-demand areas of study. The grant will cover tuition and fees for qualifying certificate and Associate degree programs at Arkansas’ public institutions for eligible students. The grant is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Fall Deadline: July 1

Spring Deadline: January 10

Qualifying Degree Programs

Updated 8/20/2021

Scholarship Deadline to Apply:

January 10, 2022

Requirements:

Important Note: For students receiving AR Future funds for Fall 2021 and/or Spring 2022, the Mentorship and Community Service requirements have been waived for the 2021-2022 Academic Year.

An Applicant must:

  • Have either graduated from an Arkansas public school, private school, home school or received high school equivalency diploma approved by the Department of Career Education; or
  • Verify that he or she has resided within the state for the three (3) years immediately preceding application and has either:
    • Graduated from an out-of-state high school, private school, home school, or received a high school equivalency diploma approved by another state.
  • Be enrolled part-time or full-time at an approved institution of higher education in a program of study that leads to an associate degree or a certification in a STEM or regional high-demand field.
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

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Law Enforcement Officers’ Dependents Scholarship (LEO)

LEO provides a waiver of tuition, fees, and room at any public college, university, or technical institute in Arkansas 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.

Scholarship Deadline to Apply:

July 01, 2022

Award Amount:

See overview page for Awards Information.

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Military Dependents Scholarship (MDS)

MDS provides a waiver of tuition, fees, room and board at any public or private college, university, or technical institute in Arkansas for dependents and spouses of Arkansans who were killed or missing in action or who were prisoners of war or who are totally and permanently disabled.

Scholarship Deadline to Apply:

July 01, 2022

Award Amount:

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Student Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)

Designed to allow undergraduate students to conduct in-depth research projects in their specific fields of study with the assistance of faculty mentors.

Scholarship Deadline to Apply:

November 01, 2021

Award Amount:

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Washington Center Scholarship

A program that awards scholarships of up to $6000 to Arkansas students who are accepted to The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars located in Washington, D.C. For more information, visit the website for the Washington Center.

Award Amount:

Refer to the Washington Center Website for Award information.

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Disclaimer: The laws, rules, regulations, award amounts, amount of awardees, eligibility criteria, funding per program, etc. are subject to change at any point prior to, during or after application through the YOUniversal application. These changes will be based on changes in law or funding provided by the Arkansas General Assembly. It is understood that ADHE is not at fault for any changes that occur to any financial aid program. In addition, awards for all ADHE programs are limited by the availability of funds.