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Scholarship Corner

Scholarship Information for DHS Seniors

Contact Ms. Hudgeons for more information about scholarships.

The following has been sent to senior advisors throughout the year. This is a reminder of those scholarships and how to access them. Remember the number one source of scholarship money is with the college you plan to attend. Also have your parents ask at their place of employment concerning scholarship money available.

Seniors need to begin filling out their FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). FAFSAs are required by all colleges and universities and are used to determine nearly all types of grants and loans including those that are federal, state, and college-sponsored. The FAFSA also determines your eligibility for work-study programs. Financial aid is usually awarded on first-come, first-serve basis. Therefore, the earlier you submit the FAFSA after January 1st, the better.

Parents need to know that the number one source of college scholarship is the institution in which their child will attend followed by the Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship. More information about the Academic Challenge can be found on the ADHE web site at www.adhe.edu

Arkansas Department of Higher Education Scholarship and Grant Programs: Listed below are examples of scholarhsip and grant programs available through the their website at www.edhe.edu.

*New Arkansas Academic Challenge (Lottery) Scholarship

*Arkansas Governor's Scholars Program

*Go! Opportunities Grant

*Arkansas National Grant Tuiton Incensive Program

*Law Enforcement Officers' Dependents Scholarship (LEO))

*Military Dependents Scholarship (MDS)

*State Teacher Education Program (STEP)

*Teacher Opportunity Program (TOP)

*Workforce Improvement Grant (WIG)

Important Dates: The following is some information of dates that seniors and their parents need to be aware of. Parents are encouraged to attend these events and are welcome to come to the school to meet with these representatives.

Arkansas Tech University: http://www.atu.edu/admissions/

February 13, 2014: Time Out for Tech. Pre-registration is required.

February 28, 2014: ATU Foundation and Alumni Scholarshipshttp://www.atu.edu/givetotech/scholarships.htm

February 28, 2014:
 Academic Scholarship Deadline: http://www.atu.edu/admissions/docs/AcademicScholarship.pdf

The University of Central Arkansas is excited to host Bear Necessities Day. The day will include sessions on financial aid, the application process, housing and more. Lunch and campus tours will also be provided.
Who:  Just Juniors!
What: A visitation day designed specifically for high school juniors and their families
Where: University of Central Arkansas
When: April 5, 2014
Why:  Now is the time to plan for college!
How to register: Go to…..http://uca.edu/admissions/bear-necessities/ 

Additional Resources:

Federal Student Aid: www.fafsa.ed.gov

Arkansas Student Loan Authority: www.fundmyfuture.info

College Goal Sunday Arkansas: www.arcollegegoalsunday.org

Say Go College Week: www.SayGoCollege.com

Scholarhip information:

Arkansas Association of Conservation Districts "Dave Ferguson" Scholarship: Open to Yell County students. Scholarship is $1,000 toward college expenses when a conservation-related course of study is chosen from an accredited Arkansas college or university. For more details, please contact the Yell County Conservation District at 479-495-2441, Ext 3. Deadline for applications is January 27, 2014. 

Arkansas Department of Higher Education-Universal Scholarship Application for multiple scholarships-Application deadlines vary-www.adhe.edu Free Application for Federal Student Aid www.fafsa.ed.gov

Scholarships for High School Seniors: Scholarship information for 2014 seniors available by following this link.  http://www.scholarshipsandgrants.us/scholarships-highschool-seniors/

KFC Colonel's Scholars: 2.75GPA, U.S. Citizen, financial need demonstrated....apply @ www.kfcscholars.org Questions or concerns call 1-886-KFC-7240.

UALR EAST Scholarship:
Eight $10,000 scholarships available for high school senior EAST students. Email east-lab@ualr.edu for more information. Should seniors wish to visit by phone or make an appointment, call 501-371-7509. Priority deadline: February 1 and final deadline: April 1.

EAST scholarship information page:
http://www.eastinitiative.org/newsopportunities/scholarships.aspx

The University of Arkansas at Monticello EAST scholarship covers tuition for second year or better EASTstudents who have a composite score of 19 on the ACT as well as scores of 19 in both math and English, a minimum high school grade point average of 3.0 or better, and two letters of reference regarding EAST service and performance. Applications should be submitted by the priority deadline of April 1 for first consideration and final deadline May 15.. Applications for the scholarship will be available on this website and in the UAM Office of Admissions beginning January  2014.
UAM EAST Scholarship Application

The American Legion:
The American Legaion, Department of Arkansas is offering (4) scholarships in the amount of $2,000 each, to be presented $1,000 per year for two years to eligible students. Selections are based upon American spirit, character, leadership quality, scholarstic endeavor, and basis of need. These are the qualifications: A) must be children, grandchildren, or great-grandchildren of American Legionnairs in good standing of two or more consecutive years membership, B) Applications must provide one character reference in business letter format from the official of the student's school, one letter of endorsement from an American Legion officer, and one from an unrelated person belonging to none of the above, C) A Drug-Free Pledge is required as printed on the application, D) One photograph and written authoization to use, and E) on a separate sheet of paper, using an essay format, provide a brief autobiography, career goals, and why you are the mostt qualified to receive this scholarship. The completed application and accompanying documents must be received at Department Headquarters on or before March 15, 2014. login in: www.legion.org/needalift

Aspiring Pharmacy Technican Scholarship Program:
Opportunity to win a $1,000 scholarship awarded to students who are interested in pursuing a pharmacology career path at an accredited post-second school or college. For more information: http://www.pharmacytechnicianreview.com/ 

Aspiring Fashion Professional Scholarship Program: Opportunity for a high school senior to win a $1,000 scholarship awareded to students who are interested in pursuing a career in fashion at an accredited post-second school or college. For more information: http://fashion-schools.org/ 

Aspiring Animation Professional Scholarship Program: Opportunity for a high school senior to win a $1,000 scholarship for AnimationCareerReview.com interested in animation design. For more information: http://www.animationcareerreview.com/animationcareerreviewcom-aspiring-animation-professional-scholarship-program

The Dardanelle Chamber Scholarship:
Applications are out and due in by January 6th. If you need an application, call the Chamber office at 479-229-3328. Advisors have applications. $500 scholarship to a Yell County student. 

Earl Collins Foundation Scholarship: $1000.00 scholarship to high school seniors. See application information in senior folder. Deadline 1-20-14.

Accredited Nursing Degrees: Visit this web page for more informtion. http://www.accreditednursingdegrees.com/

University of Central Arkansas Scholarship information: www.uca.edu/financialaid

UCA EAST scholarship:  http://uca.edu/scholarships/other-university-scholarships/Contact Dr. Terry James at tjames@uca.edu for more information or visit the scholarship web link.

UCA Carolyn Mann EAST Scholarship:  To apply for Foundation and Alumni Association scholarships, complete the online application. Applications are available January 13, 2014; deadline to apply is March 14, 2014. For questions and additional information please call (501) 450-3650.

University of Arkansas Community Collage at Hope Alisha Proksch EAST scholarship deadline May 15.

The National Organization of Professinal Hispanic NRCS Employees: Three $1,000 academic scholarships to qualified students who are pursuing a degree in Articulture, Natural Resources, or Natural Resources Conservation. See Senior Binder for more information or contact Jessie Howard at scholarships@nophnrces.org or visit http://www.nophnrcse.org. Deadline is May 1.

AAFC Scholarship: 3.0 to 4.0 plan to teach. www.theaaea.org  Advisors have full information.  

Dave Ferguson Scholarship from Yell County Conservation District: This is an excellent scholarship with the first award $1000 and a chance to compete for a larger award.  This will go to a student from Yell County. Advisors have information.   

Francis Dowger Scholarship:
For graduating seniors. Candidate should have a 2.5 or better GPA and a full college core curriculum. See senior folder for preference and criteria. Deadline: February 28, 2014 before 1:30 p.m. that day. 

Burger King Scholarship: 
$50,000 scholarship awarded for 2014-2015 school year. High school seniors must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale to be eligible. Application period for next school year is November 15, 2013 and ends January 10, 2014. http://www.bkmclamorefoundation.org/WhatWeDo/ScholarsProgram

Yell County Farm Bureau Scholarship Fund:  For Yell County seniors enrolling and pursuing a degree in agriculture, or home economics, at a university in Arkansas offering a degree in these areas of study. 4-year scholarship in the amount of $500 per semester. See the senior notebook for details. Deadline: April 1, 2014

Military Officers Association of American River Valley Chapter:
A minimum of one $1000 academic scholarhip for students who have a parent of grandparent who has served or is currently serving in the military, either regular or reserve. Contact Colonel (Retired) Joy A. Leapheart at 479-967-0907 or 4799-747-1863 for assistance in deadline and application. 

Arkansas Tech University Scholarships:
http://www.atu.edu/givetotech/sch-general.htm Submit Application Packet to Office of Development - Christi Brown - 8820 Tech Lane - Russellville, AR 72801-2222.

Ernest Whitelaw-Don Kinney Scholarship: Awarded by the American Indian Center of Arkansas. Deadline April 11, 2014. For more information, contact Wanda Mcguide at 501-666-9032 or visit http://www.arindianctr.org

Wayne Farms LLC Scholarship: available to children and grandchildren of employees and producers. Please see senior book for more information or contact 479-495-4400 for application. Deadline is April 25, 2014.

All applications and documentation must be received by March 15.