College of Education and Health Professions


Scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students in the College of Education and Health Professions are made possible by generous gifts from our College’s donors. The criteria for each scholarship is guided by the wishes of the donor, and may include academic merit, financial need, department or major, interests, organizational involvement, and classification. Because most COEHP scholarships are one-year awards, all current and prospective students are encouraged to apply each year.

Apply now! The 2015-2016 Scholarship application period is January 1 – February 15, 2015. Begin by reading the instructions on this page, and then access the scholarship application here: (read all the way to the bottom where you find the application link).

The COEHP application is part of the university current student application. This means all COEHP students wishing to be considered for a COEHP scholarship must first complete the General Application and then our college-specific application. An essay, academic resume, and letter of recommendation will be required. ONLY COMPLETE APPLICATIONS will be considered eligible for scholarship consideration.

Application submission details:

  • ALL applicants are requested to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as early as possible each year. The FAFSA is required for many scholarships.
  • You will need one letter of recommendation. Please submit your recommendation request on the General Application early so that your recommender will have time to prepare your recommendation. You will be able to go back into the AcademicWorks system and update your General Application if you are not ready to fully submit it at that time. Please provide the name and email address of your recommender when prompted on the application. Contact your recommender in advance and let them know that they will receive an automated email from the Academic Scholarship Office ( asking them to submit their recommendation online directly into the application system. The recommendation must be from a faculty member, teaching assistant or academic advisor from the University of Arkansas that can speak to your academic abilities and potential. Letters from individuals that do not meet this requirement, such as work place supervisors, resident assistants, or individuals not associated with the University are strongly discouraged and may not be considered. All recommendations must be submitted online no later than 11:59 PM on Sunday, February 22, 2015.
  • Prepare a current academic résumé (approximately 2-3 pages; your essay must be formatted as a .doc .docx or .pdf document) that includes out-of-classroom activities that you have participated in during your college career, demonstrating contributions to the University of Arkansas, northwest Arkansas, or your hometown communities. The academic résumé is used to place your GPA into a broader context. Only include relevant high school information that would support your work or continued history of service during your college career.
  • Compose an essay (approximately two pages; there are no style requirements; your essay must be formatted as a .doc .docx or .pdf document) on the following topic: Adlai Stevenson once said “If we value the pursuit of knowledge, we must be free to follow wherever that search may lead us. The free mind is not a barking dog, to be tethered on a ten-foot chain.” During your “pursuit of knowledge” at the University of Arkansas what new areas or ways of thinking have you experienced? How will this “pursuit of knowledge” carry with you out into the world after you graduate? The Quality Writing Center is a free on campus resource that you can use to assist in drafting your essay.

After the application period ends (2/15/15), applications will be read by faculty members, and committees will meet to make their selections. Recipients will be notified by email in April.
Awards are contingent on continued full-time enrollment in the same degree program, and compliance with other requirements that will be detailed on this page before notifications are sent.

For more information on COEHP scholarships, please contact Lori Foster by email: