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State Financial Aid

State of Arkansas


Arkansas Universal Scholarship Application

The 2022-23 Arkansas YOUniversal Scholarship Application is available online after Oct. 1. Arkansas residents should complete this one scholarship application to apply for all Arkansas state scholarships.

Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship

Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship: Arkansas high school students with a 19 ACT are eligible to apply. The deadline to complete the Arkansas Universal Scholarship Application to be eligible for the Academic Challenge Scholarship is June 1st. There is not an income limit to receive the Academic Challenge, but students must also submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at www.fafsa.ed.gov to receive Academic Challenge. 

Award Amounts

(if enrolled in a 4-year school starting in the 2015-16 academic year or later)

1st Year 2nd Year 3rd Year 4th Year
$1,000 $4,000 $4,000 $5,000


Governor's Distinguished Scholarships

Learn more about Arkansas Governor's Distinguished Scholarships here: https://scholarships.adhe.edu/scholarships/detail/governors-distinguished-scholarship

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