UACCM Financial Aid

Scholarships Available

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Scholarship awards are contingent on the availability of appropriate funding and are not guaranteed. The College reserves the right to limit scholarship awards. Contact the Admissons Office for additional information regarding eligibility requirements for specific awards.

Scholarships/Funding Available From Other Organizations

American Welding Society Scholarship

The AWS Foundation offers a variety of scholarships to students. District, national, and international scholarships are available. Visit www.aws.org/foundation/page/scholarships for a complete list.

To Apply: scholarship.aws.org/applications

Arkansas Department of Workforce Services

Workforce offers a variety of services such as the dislocated worker taskforce, unemployment insurance, temporary assistance for needy families, and educational assistance for certain programs through the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA). General information contact 1-855-225-4440, 501-682-2121, or ADWS.Info@arkansas.gov.

To Apply: www.dws.arkansas.gov

Arkansas National Guard Tuition Assistance

The Arkansas National Guard Tuition Assistance Program (NGTA) is available for all current National Guard Soldiers that are Arkansas residents, have completed basic training, do not already hold a bachelor or higher degree, enroll in an undergraduate degree program at an Arkansas public institution of higher education, and are not currently flagged for serious misconduct (such as AWOL, ASAP, etc.). Eligible students must also be considered in “good standing” at their institution, complete the FAFSA┬« and YOUniversal (through ADHE website) applications, and apply online through the Arkansas National Guard Education Services Office to very eligibility. NGTA pays for tuition only and does not cover fees, books, etc.

UACCM will waive up to 25 percent of the tuition costs for students that do not receiving 100 percent funding through the NGTA program. The NGTA program can cover up to 100 percent of the tuition costs for eligible students.

To Apply: ARGuard.org/Education

  • Apply for the NGTA program online or download the application, read the attached Statement of Understanding, complete the form, and email all to ng.ar.ararng.list.education-office@mail.mil.
  • Communicate with UACCM Financial Aid Office if you are not receiving 100% of tuition costs through the NGTA program.

Arkansas Trucking Association Carl Tapp Memorial Technician Scholarship

The Carl Tapp Technician Scholarship Program supports aspiring technicians in their education and certification pursuits at Arkansas institutions that produce workforce-prepared diesel technicians. Scholarship is awarded towards a minimum two-semester medium/heavy duty truck technician program from a school that is in within the state of Arkansas.

Applicants must submit an official high school transcript showing the most recent three years' academic performance.

To Apply: www.arkansastrucking.com/tech-scholarship

Arkansas Rehabilitation Services

Arkansas Rehabilitation Services (ARS) mission is to prepare Arkansans with disabilities to work and lead productive and independent lives. Contact the field office for your county for more information.

  • Conway, Faulkner, and Perry Counties: 501-730-9725
  • Pope & Yell Counties: 479-890-5751
  • Van Buren County: 870-793-4153

To Apply: www.arcareereducation.org/about/arkansas-rehabilitation-services

Arkansas Society of Professional Surveyors John Shields Scholarship

Scholarship is awarded to one UACCM Surveying student annually. Current students may obtain an application by contacting the Surveying instructor

Career Pathways

Career Pathways is a grant-funded economic development program designed to meet the educational, financial, and employment needs of low-income parents. Students must enroll in an approved UACCM technical or professional degree or workforce training program.

Benefits:

  • Book Assistance
  • Childcare (Limited assistance available)
  • Transportation Assistance
  • Tuition Assistance (Limited assistance available)
  • Class Supplies and Tools
  • Testing Fees
  • Career Coaching
  • Career Placement Opportunities
  • Employability Skills Workshops

To Apply: www.uaccm.edu/financial_aid/pathways

Conway County School Counts! Book Scholarship

Students with 95% attendance level in grades 9 - 12: The School Counts! Scholarship is a $250 book scholarship available for graduates of a Conway County high school who meet the School Counts! criteria to attend UACCM and are receiving over $1,500 in other aid. Students not receiving over $1,500 in other aid may receive up to a $1,500 tuition/fee scholarship instead of the $250 book scholarship.

Students with 90% attendance level in grades 9 - 12: The School Counts! Scholarship is a $250 book scholarship available for graduates of a Conway County high school who meet the School Counts! criteria to attend UACCM and are receiving over $1,000 in other aid. Students not receiving over $1,000 in other aid may receive up to a $1,000 tuition/fee scholarship instead of the $250 book scholarship.

Renewal: The tuition/fee scholarship may be renewable for up to three consecutive semesters if the student maintains a 2.50 semester and cumulative grade point average or higher and successfully completes at least 12 hours each semester, a total of at least 27 hours after the first year, and 42 hours after the third semester. Students must enroll in at least 12 hours to be awarded this scholarship

Students must enroll full-time to receive the scholarship. (The tuition/fee scholarship and book scholarship cannot be combined.) This scholarship may be expanded depending on the availability of funds. Contact the UACCM Financial Aid Office for details.

Deadline: First day of the semester. Submit high school transcript designating you are an official School Counts! completer

EMT Trauma Scholarship

A limited number of scholarships may be available for students pursuing Emergency Medical Technician certification. Contact the UACCM Financial Aid Office for details.

Fayetteville Shale Scholarship Fund (FSSF) Angler's Scholarship

The FSSF Angler’s Scholarship is awarded to each of the two participants of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winning youth angler teams competing in the FSSF annual fishing tournament. Scholarship amounts range from $500 to $1,000 per semester and are renewable for up to three consecutive semesters. Recipients must enroll at UACCM within 12 months following high school graduation. Notify the UACCM Financial Aid office of your award

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) is an honor society for two-year college students.

Members of UACCM's PTK May Apply At: www.uaccm.edu/financial_aid/ptk_scholarship.pdf

Rees Scholarship Foundation (HVACR)

The Clifford H. "Ted" Rees, Jr. Scholarship Foundation was established to assist with the recruitment and competency of future heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVACR) technicians by awarding scholarships to qualified students who are enrolled in an institutionally accredited school.

Apply At: reesscholarship.org/site/1/Home

Scholarship Links for Non-U.S. Citizens

Private scholarships are the best financial resource for non-U.S. citizens. Search online for private scholarships that do not require you to be a U.S. citizen. These are a few suggested search engines to get you started.

Scholarship Search Engines

Free scholarship search engines that match you with targeted private scholarships based on strengths, interests, and skills. These are a few suggested search engines.

Single Parent Scholarship Fund

Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund scholarships are made to be flexible! They give you discretionary money to use as you see fit – to pay for simple things that create the biggest barriers between you and your education. Scholarship can be used for childcare, gas, car repairs, rent and utilities.

Apply At: www.aspsf.org

Toad Suck Daze Scholarship

The Toad Suck Daze Community Service Scholarship was established to foster an opportunity for civic responsibility, education, outreach, and community growth among Faulkner County youth.

Apply At: www.toadsuck.org/education

Veterans Affairs (VA Benefits)

Educational benefits are available under the GI Bill for eligible servicemen and women, veterans, spouses, and dependents. Veterans may be eligible for vocational rehabilitation if they suffered a service-connected disability in active service, and if the VA determines that they need vocational rehabilitation to overcome the disability. Veterans who entered the military on or after July 1, 1977, may receive benefits under the contributory plan. Complete details should be obtained from a VA counselor. Generally, survivor’s benefits and disability benefits are available to survivors of deceased veterans, spouses, spouses of living veterans, and children between the ages of 18 and 26 years when death or permanent and total disability has occurred. Contact the Financial Aid Office for more information about VA benefits.

Apply At: www.uaccm.edu/financial_aid/veterans.html and www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/apply.asp

Welsco Stephen E. Harrison Scholarship

Sponsored by WELSCO to honor Mr. Stephen E. Harrison, 3rd generation owner of WELSCO, this scholarship is for a full-time student pursuing a degree in Welding Technology.

Apply At: www.awssection.org/carkansas/scholarship