While already one of the most affordable options in higher education, UACCM must continue its pursuit of private funds to ensure adequate scholarship opportunities and support services for all students in need. An investment in scholarships is an investment in the future leaders of our community.
More than 70% of full-time students receive Pell Grant funding. UACCM commits $400,000 annually for institutional scholarships. Funds from the Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarships – lottery scholarships – are given to students to help offset tuition costs and do not provide direct support to UACCM for the loss of state funding. A $1 million scholarship endowment fund will help relieve the financial burden on the college’s budget of unclaimed revenues due to scholarships.