Below are several scholarships and grants that are not awarded by Ouachita but are available to Ouachita students. You must apply for these scholarships independently. Additionally, we have provided several scholarship search sites that you may wish to use. While the Student Financial Services office does try to screen the scholarship sites below, OBU is not responsible for the information contained on these sites nor the validity of the scholarships. Remember, you should never have to pay to apply for a scholarship.
There are also Alternative Private Loans available for further financial help in paying for college. You can find information on Alternative Loans at https://www.fastproducts.org/choice/obu. We encourage families to pursue federal loan programs first. Contact with any questions you may have: Melissa Church at 870-245-4282 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or Karen Matros at 870-245-5573 or email email@example.com.
Arkansas Resident Scholarships
Informational postings by Arkadelphia Promise. Visit for more information: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1803586849666249&id=169204466437837
The Education Training Voucher (ETV) program awards grants to current and former foster youth to help pay for college or specialized education. ETV grants are funded by the federal government and administered by the states. In Arkansas, eligible students may receive grants of up to $5,000 per academic year. Visit the website for more information. https://obu.edu/finaid/files/2011/06/AR-ETV-FactSheet.pdf.
Arkansas Community Foundation manages more than 200 private scholarship funds created by individuals, families and companies that want to provide a path to higher education for generations to come. These donors determine the size and eligibility criteria for the scholarships they create, and Arkansas Community Foundation manages the scholarship process on their behalf. We accept applications for many of these scholarships each year. We accept applications for most of our scholarships each year from Feb. 1 – April 1. Visit the website for more information and listing of all scholarships: https://www.arcf.org/
The AEHC is awarding two $1000 scholarship to a college junior majoring in Family and Consumer Sciences or Human Environmental Science. Applicants must have completed a minimum of 59 credit hours by the end of the spring 2019 semester. Visit the following website to apply: https://www.uaex.edu/health-living/extension-homemakers/member-resources.aspx
Renewable and merit (one time) college scholarships are available to students enrolled in schools located in Garland County who will major in music or music education. Visit website: https://symphonyguild.wildapricot.org/College-Scholarships .
The MANA Charitable Board is pleased to offer the Murray T. Harris Healthcare Scholarship for students in allied health programs in Washington and Benton Counties of Arkansas. Three scholarships are awarded each June.
Allied health programs include, but are not limited to radiology technology, clinical laboratory science, nursing, and respiratory therapy. The Scholarship focuses on professions within the healthcare sector that are currently underserved, to help attract qualified candidates in these fields. The scholarship is intended to cover books, fees and similar expenses for students in qualified educational programs. Visit website for more information: http://www.mana.md/murray-t-harris-healthcare-scholarship/
Arkansas residents with a learning disability who are ineligible for SSI or SSD funding can apply for this scholarship. For more information please visit the Norman Scholarship website.
While many students dream of obtaining a college degree, other responsibilities in life sometimes become bigger priorities. This is especially true for single parents who must juggle family and work. Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund (ASPSF) is unique to Arkansas. We help make a positive difference in the lives of low-income, single-parent families. Visit the website for more information: http://www.aspsf.org/.
General Scholarships and Out of State Resident Scholarships
This award recognizes one student in the state who is tenacious and persistent, no matter the challenge, and is prepared for life after high school with a goal in mind and plan in place.ACT Student Champion receive a $500 non-renewable scholarship, certificate, and state-level recognition.The award can be utilized any 2 or 4-year institution or certification program. The deadline for this application is October 31, 2018. View the following for more information: ACT Student Champion Award
We at IAPAM want to help support the next generation of physicians, nurse practitioners, and dentists who will be performing aesthetic medicine in their practices. Visit website for more information: http://iapam.com/aesthetic-medicine-scholarship-by-iapam.
Arkansas Baptist Foundation offers variety of scholarships. Visit the following website for listing: https://www.abf.org/resources/
Nursing Schools Almanac is proud to announce our second annual Aspiring Nurse Scholarship. We will award a $1,000 scholarship to an aspiring nurse who best demonstrates:
- A track record of academic excellence, particularly in science and mathematics
- A passion for the nursing profession and the overall field of healthcare
- Visit website for more information: https://www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com/articles/2017-aspiring-nurse-scholarship.
Axol Bioscience is excited to offer future life scientists the opportunity to receive $2000 in funding for any life science related degree program. For more information visit https://www.axolbio.com/page/axol-science-scholarship
Here at AZAZIE, we believe that technology will impact the fashion industry profoundly. We are proud to invest in the future of fashion and technology by awarding scholarships to help promising fashion and technology students with rising tuition costs. Visit website for more information: http://www.azazie.com/scholarship
Since 1988, the BCA has provided scholarship(s) of up to $1,000 to deserving undergraduate students and one $500 graduate scholarship. In 1996, members implemented a similar set of scholarships which encourage minority-ethnic and international students in their pursuit of careers in Baptist communications. Visit website for more information: http://www.baptistcommunicators.org/about/scholarships/.
The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program was established by Congress in 1986 to honor Senator Barry Goldwater, who served his country for 56 years as a soldier and statesman, including 30 years of service in the U.S. Senate.
The purpose of the Foundation is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue research careers in these fields. Visit website for more information: https://goldwater.scholarsapply.org/.
Bluehost is a Utah-based web hosting company that provides comprehensive web solutions to internet users around the world. Three students will be selected to receive $1,500 in scholarship funds. Visit website for more information: https://bluehost.blog/educational/bluehost-internet-in-education-scholarship-7193/
The CM CARES Religious Scholars Program is offering 50 scholarships of $5,000 each for a total of $250,000 for the 2017-18 academic year. The scholarship is for religious scholars to use towards the completion of their academic year. For more information visit website: https://www.churchmutual.com/cmcares/religiousScholars.cfm
In recognition of the bravery and dedication of our troops, Coi Rubber is proud to provide a scholarship for Military Veterans. We hope that this $500 scholarship will help a military veteran with school-related expenses. Visit website for more information: http://www.coirubber.com/scholarship-military-veterans/.
The College JumpStart Scholarship is an annual, merit-based competition — financial need is not considered — that is open to 10th-12th graders, college students and non-traditional students. The main requirement is that you are committed to going to school and can express your goals for getting a higher education. The first place prize is a $1,000 scholarship to help cover educational expenses. This award can be used at any college or university in the United States. Visit website for more information: http://www.jumpstart-scholarship.net/.
The Commercial Capital Training Group is proud to announce our scholarship program for high school and college students. We have created a $1000
scholarship opportunity for students eager to get money towards their college experience. The money can be used towards tuition, books, boarding or college supplies. Visit the website for details. http://www.commercialcapitaltraining.com/scholarship/ .
As the only national scholarship dedicated to F1, J1 and M1 students, we want all international students to learn about this opportunity and apply. Applications for the 2018 scholarship are now open and the deadline is on September 30, 2018.
Five undergraduate students and five graduate students will be selected randomly from the pool of eligible applicants. Scholarship recipients will receive their $5,000 award through their university in October 2018.
Ducks Unlimited (DU) will award college scholarships to graduating high school seniors who are members of DU. The scholarship program is open to all students; however, it is targeted to volunteers who have shown an exceptional level of commitment to wetlands conservation through participation in their high school club or chapter. In addition, students must maintain a 3.0 or higher cumulative high school GPA. Visit website for more information: http://www.ducks.org/get-involved/ducks-unlimited-youth-programs/du-varsity/ducks-unlimited-national-scholarship-program#.Wa8GAQBr5wk.facebook
We love to support and grow the nation’s burgeoning class of entrepreneurs. It’s why we developed and continue to maintain free documents for business use, and it’s the same reason why we have developed our Scholarship Program. Moreover, our Scholarship Program is for driven, up-and-coming entrepreneurs who are ready to commit to building a better world through their business ideas. Also, by creating a unique business plan infographic for their scholarship entries young business dreamers can build upon and practice the skills that will be required of them at their jobs after college. In short, we envision our Scholarship Program as not only an award that will help students in the present, but a test that will help them hone in on their future career paths. For more information visit website: http://formswift.com/startup-scholarship.
At GoodCall, we try to help people make smarter decisions by giving them access to important data. We want to know about a great decision you’ve made in your life. Visit the website for more information: www.goodcall.com/scholarship/
HelpTeaching.com, a platform focused on providing high-quality resources for teachers, tutors, homeschool parents, and others who work in the field of education, offers a new scholarship for students in high school and college. Visit website for more information: http://www.helpteaching.com/resources/scholarship.
For High School Students and Students who have one or more years left in their post secondary education. Here are the main points about our scholarship:
Students submit projects that respond to the prompt in one of the following media categories: Art, Photography, Creative Writing, Music and Video. Visit website for more information: https://www.honorsgraduation.com/graduation-scholarship.htm
In order to create a pipeline of exceptional and diverse talent for the retail real estate industry, the ICSC Foundation offers more than 100 academic and professional education scholarships and fellowships. Visit the website for more information on the scholarship: https://www.icsc.org/who-we-are/foundation/talent?utm_campaign=2018%20Foundation%20Scholarships%201.html&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Eloqua
The Jungle Scout team are excited to announce a new charitable initiative – offering scholarships to students in the US who are studying in business, entrepreneurship and computer science related fields. For more information visit the website: https://www.junglescout.com/jungle-scholar/?
The Karl Jobst Scholarship was created to provide support aspiring dentists, dental hygienists and those who wish to work in academia. Students from all majors and areas of study are encouraged to apply. Karl Jobst, Grove, OK, dentist has seen struggling students who want nothing more than a college education but be denied due to finances. This scholarship hopes to reverse that, in part, for at least one student. For more information visit the following website: http://www.karljobstddscharity.com/
We at LA Tutors are passionate about sparking the creative genius in students and would love to commend those outstanding students who have a made a difference in the lives of others in some innovative or technological fashion. In order to achieve this, we have established a scholarship for students who meet certain criteria. Visit website for more information. http://www.latutors123.com/scholarship/.
Laser Spine Institute will award a $1,500 scholarship to one full-time undergraduate or graduate student enrolled at an accredited college or university. To apply, review the details below and submit your signed application, transcripts and essay by the given deadline. And show us why you have what it takes to be the next rising leader in the health and sciences field. https://www.laserspineinstitute.com/scholarships/
If you are a high school student looking for scholarships for college, check out these scholarship ideas. Some are fun and easy, while others require a significant community service project or talent in a particular area, such as music, art, writing or math. Visit website for more information: http://www.college-financial-aid-advice.com/scholarships-for-high-school-students.html.
Beginning in 2019, we are awarding 200 scholarships of $10,000 per student – renewable each year. The program will continue to add up to 200 new recipients each year, and will be open to individuals studying engineering or computer science that demonstrate financial need and come from underrepresented or underserved communities. Visit the following website for more information: https://www.lockheedmartin.com/en-us/who-we-are/communities/stem-education/lm-scholarship-program.html?fbclid=IwAR1pJrTYOZPl-qi651THGTpKFocIm-PZBJpuLqSEcIa7cD2qUVCpxGM12cY
A charitable trust established to aid college students or potential students with a financial need to start or continue their college education. Will pay up to 25% for tuition, fees and books. Requires a “C” average and FAFSA is not required for this scholarship. Students must re-apply every semester. For more information email : firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any McDonald’s employee in “Good Standing with their operators” that has been with an operator for at least 1 month and is working at minimal of 15 hours per week, will receive, if they apply, up to $2,500 per year to go to the college of their choice to apply against their tuition bill!
Note: Managers up to $3,000, with 20 hours per week employment!
There are no other requirements- and it can be applied for repeatedly each year!
This is information may be shared when current or new students on your campus who are looking for a part time job-knowing that within 1 months of employment with their job with McDonald’s they could apply and have Archways to Opportunity help pay for their college education!! They can just go on-line and find out all about our programs! website: archwaystooportunity.com
The Business Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship is offered to students entering or currently pursuing an educational program related to business or finance. Students must be at least 17 years of age and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Visit website for more details: http://themortgagereports.com/scholarship/
The key to getting great content that captivates your audience is to keep it friendly, positive and informative throughout. We believe that if you put in the effort to make sure the article relates to the reader, they will definitely respond to what you’ve written. An effective article can motivate people to exceed and overcome their self-imposed limits. Visit website for scholarship information: https://www.myprivatetutor.com/scholarship
n an effort to the cause of preventing cyberbullying, we have created the Cyberbullying Prevention for Teens Scholarship for Undergraduate or Postgraduate students/ high school, college or graduate student or a student planning to enter college to receive $1000 award. Visit website for more information: http://www.parentinn.com/scholarship
We’d like to encourage students to learn more about internet marketing, and as an incentive we’ve created the PerzonSEO Internet Marketing Scholarship as a way to reach out to those who have a real passion for online marketing. Any student can qualify, but those who are in a relevant field are likely to enjoy it the most.
If you think you’ve got what it takes, then read on and see if you’re eligible. For more information, visit https://perzonseo.com/scholarship/
Poke Thrift offers you a chance to be the next winner of our yearly scholarship contest. We’re giving $1,000 to the student with the best essay about video games. To learn more visit the website: https://pokethrift.com/1000-writing-scholarship-program-by-pokethrift/
We are initiating a “ReviewVote Internet Marketing Scholarship” for postgraduate, undergraduate and college students.If you feel you have a burning passion for internet marketing, there is an award for $500!(reviewed from initial $400) All you need is to display your prowess by satisfying the requirements below. Visit the website for more information: https://www.reviewvote.com/scholarship/.
Scholarship America was founded in 1958, on the revolutionary idea that community support of scholarships could bring college education within reach for millions of students who couldn’t otherwise afford it. Today, we continue those efforts to make postsecondary success a possibility for all students. Scholarship America supports 13,000 scholarship and education assistance programs across the nation and around the world. Visit the website for more information: https://scholarshipamerica.org/
A Place for Mom is proud to offer our annual $1,000 scholarship to university students interested in the fields of aging and gerontology. Visit the website for more information: http://www.aplaceformom.com/scholarship
The SpearGearStore Scholarship Program is back this year and is presenting its Scholarship Program for fresh upcoming talents who are investing their time and passionate about Technology. We are motivated to help students and that’s why SpearGearStore.Com provide $1500 merit-based scholarship twice a year for Undergraduate or Graduate students to pursue their passions. Visit website for more information: https://speargearstore.com/scholarship/
At Start Standing, we value education. We also recognize the steep cost of college tuition and the expenses that come along with it like housing, books and supplies. In an effort to make things a little easier, we are proud to offer a biannual $1,000 scholarshipto students who are currently attending or planning on attending college. Visit website for more information: http://www.startstanding.org/scholarship/
Student Loan Hero, an unbiased solution to organize, manage, and repay your student loans, is thrilled to award two (2) $1,000 scholarships each semester to help alleviate educational costs. Visit website for more information: https://studentloanhero.com/scholarships/.
At Surgent, we understand that passing the CPA exam to become a licensed accountant can be a hard task to handle alone. We’re proud of the in-depth CPA review course we’ve offered to accounting students all over the country, and now we want to do even more to give back to all the aspiring accounting majors out there. To help any currently-enrolled business student with aspirations towards entering the field of accounting, we’ve created the 2017 Surgent CPA Student Scholarship. This scholarship is open to any currently-enrolled business students working towards an accounting major and currently attending an accredited college or university within the United States. Three winners will be chosen for this scholarship First prize will receive $1,000, while two runner-ups will receive $500 apiece. Visit website for more information: https://www.surgentcpareview.com/college-scholarship
One of our most important goals as a company is to maximize career growth opportunities from the time our customers choose to enter the field of accounting until the day they retire. To support that ambition, we developed the Surgent Professional Education Scholarship future professionals currently on the path toward entering the field of accounting. The Surgent Professional Education Scholarship is open to any currently-enrolled business students working towards an accounting major and currently attending an accredited college or university within the United States. Three winners will be chosen for this scholarship. First prize will receive $1,000, while two runners-up will receive $500 apiece. Go to website for more information: https://www.surgentcpe.com/surgent-professional-education-college-scholarship
The Legacy Scholarship Program was established in 1986 as a separate nonprofit corporation governed by the Scottish Rite Masons of Texas for the sole purpose of providing educational scholarships for former patients of Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. Since 1986, the program has awarded more than 2,000 scholarships totaling more than $3 million. Visit website for more details: http://www.tsrhc.org/legacy-scholarship-program .
Join us in our mission of providing college, technical and vocational school,need-based scholarships for the children and spouses of U.S. military personnel. Visit following website for more information: http://www.thanksusa.org/ .
Todd McCord Scholarship Applications should be mailed to:
First Baptist Church
811 Port Arthur Ave.
Mena, AR 71953
From October 01, 2016 through October 31, 2016 (the “Contest Period”), UniversityTutor.com will conduct a scholarship essay contest by posting a monthly essay prompt (the “Contest”) located at http://www.universitytutor.com/scholarship-contest
Varsity Tutors holds a monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest where students write an essay in response to a monthly prompt. Essays are reviewed by Varsity Tutors at the end of the month and one winner is subsequently chosen to receive the $1,000 college scholarship. Interested students can enter the contest here: http://www.varsitytutors.com/college-scholarship .
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All others should contact their local Vocational Rehabilitation Office.
Wells Fargo is strongly invested in supporting our nation’s veterans, including a commitment to assist them in completing postsecondary education programs to help them return to, and succeed in, a competitive job market. The Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship Program provides scholarships to fill unmet financial need of veterans after military benefits and other grants and scholarships have been packaged by their school. This financial support will allow veterans to focus on completing their education and reduce reliance on student loans. Visit the following website for more information: https://www.scholarsapply.org/wellsfargoveterans/
Wells Fargo is strongly invested in supporting our nation’s veterans, including a commitment to assist them in completing postsecondary education programs to help them return to, and succeed in, a competitive job market. The Wells Fargo Veterans Emergency Grant Program provides emergency financial grants to veterans already enrolled in postsecondary education who might otherwise be forced to drop out of college because of unforeseen financial emergencies.These grants will help veterans meet their household expenses and ensure they are able to stay in school without creating undue financial hardship for themselves or their families. Visit the following website: https://www.scholarsapply.org/wellsfargoveteransemergency/
WCASHRM sponsors one $500 scholarship to an undergraduate (junior or senior status) or graduate student annually. The scholarship is open to any student who meets the requirements. Visit the link for more information. http://wcashrm.org/scholar .
ZipRecruiter is committed to helping students succeed both in school and in life. We just partnered with 100+ college athletics programs to continue the relationship of helping students. Our scholarship will reward the most creative one-page submission about student’s job/ internship opportunities in their hometown/college-town with $3,000 – we will also recognize runner ups as ZipScholars on our website. Visit the website for more information: https://www.ziprecruiter.com/scholarship .
Current Undergraduate only Scholarships
The Account Control Technology Foundation is offering scholarships for high school seniors and second year college students enrolled as sophomores. View website for more information. http://www.accountcontrolfoundation.org .
The BestWayToLearnGerman.com Language Awareness Scholarship Program was created to encourage our country’s student body to learn a second language during their course of study. We hope our scholarship award will help fund some of the student’s quest for future knowledge in this direction. Visit website for more details: http://www.bestwaytolearngerman.com/scholarship/
Arkansas Baptist Foundation offers variety of scholarships. Visit the following website for listing: https://www.abf.org/resources/
AFGC awards 1-3 scholarships annually totalling around $3,000. One AFGC applicant will be submitted for the possibility of National Garden Club Scholarship of $3,500. Applicants must be Arkansas residents who will be Junior or Senior undergraduates in the award year and who demonstrate academic excellence and financial need, as well as showing interest in one of several selected majors. More information can be obtained by visiting the National Garden Clubs website.
Free Scholarship Searches
These web sites contain valuable scholarship and financial aid information. Remember, private scholarship searches require patience and persistence, as well as an early start. These searches are free of charge. Please do not pursue scholarship searches which require a fee for processing your application information!
- Adventures in Education
- Arkansas Community Foundation
- Arkansas Student Loan Authority- https://www.asla.info/home
- College is Possible
- Chegg- http://www.chegg.com/scholarships
- Epsilom Sigma Alpha Foundation – Enter your state to search.
- Good Call- http://www.goodcall.com/scholarships/
- ISTS – Click on the “online application portal” link to get started.
- Scholarship America
- Scholarship Experts
Minority Student Scholarships
The Dr. TaJuan R. Wilson Scholarship Foundation is dedicated to assisting young people with their quest for higher education. We are a private, donor driven fund and we dispense awards of $500 each to deserving high school seniors from Ouachita County (AR) that plan to attend accredited colleges and universities OR be an incoming freshman at Ouachita Baptist University. Visit the following website for more information: http://tajuanwilsonfdn.org/about/
International Scholarships that are available: https://obu.edu/intedu/en_US/international-admissions/scholarships/