Scholarships

The application and submission cycle for academic year 2017-18 began Jan. 1, 2017.

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, the College of Education and Health Professions offers several scholarship opportunities. These gifts allow us to support the university's mission of recruiting and retaining high-achieving students who enrich and diversify the academic environment. Scholarships and other financial aid are available for both current and incoming students. The college's Eleanor Mann School of Nursing has financial aid details for its students.

Each scholarship has specific criteria based on the donor's wishes; however, the selection process is coordinated by the College of Education and Health Professions Scholarship Review and Selection Committees. Examples of criteria include academic merit, financial need, department or major, special interests, organizational involvement, and classification. The college awards several undergraduate and graduate scholarships each year. Because most COEHP scholarships are one-year awards, all current and prospective students are encouraged to apply each year. Many scholarships awarded are based on financial need and require completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Therefore, it is strongly recommended that you complete this as soon as possible.

To be considered for scholarships offered by the College of Education and Health Professions, you must complete the General Application, and the College's Conditional Application using the AcademicWorks system. All pieces of the scholarship application will be submitted online unless specifically noted. An essay, academic resume and letter of recommendation will be required.

Incoming Freshmen and Transfer Students

If you completed a scholarship application during the admissions process, you are not exempt from completing the general scholarship application during this cycle.

Submission Period

• Jan. 1, 2017, to Feb. 15, 2017 (any information you include on the application before Jan. 1, 2017. will not be saved)

• Letters of recommendation must be officially submitted online no later than 11:59 p.m. CST Feb. 20, 2017.

• Most recipients will be notified prior to the end of the spring semester.

You will need one letter of recommendation. It is highly recommended that you 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 where 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 (scholars@uark.edu) asking them to submit their recommendation online directly into the application system. The recommendation must be from a faculty member, teaching assistant or academic adviser from the University of Arkansas who 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 p.m. CST Friday, Feb. 20, 2017. Incoming freshmen and transfer students may use a reference who is not from the University of Arkansas.

Prepare a current academic resume 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. Only include relevant high school or higher education information that would support your work or continued history of service during your college career. The academic resume is used to place your GPA into a broader context and should be approximately 2-3 pages in length. Please read the Tips for Creating a Resume for guidance on preparing your academic resume. Academic resumes can be submitted as a .doc Word file; however, to preserve any special formatting we recommend submitting resumes in PDF format.

Compose an essay on the following topic: Eleanor Roosevelt once said, "One thing life has taught me: if you are interested, you never have to look for new interests. They come to you. When you are genuinely interested in one thing, it will always lead to something else." What interests have come to you during your academic career, and how will they carry with you after your graduation from the University of Arkansas?

Essays should be approximately two pages in length; there are no style requirements. While your essay can be submitted as a .doc Word file, to preserve any special formatting we recommend submitting essays in PDF format.

The AcademicWorks system will send email communications from scholars@uark.edu. Be sure to ADD this email address to your list of contacts or address book, as some email servers may block the address or mark them as SPAM/JUNK. Be sure to check your SPAM/JUNK folder for emails from the system if you are not receiving them. 

Only complete applications are eligible for scholarship consideration. 

If you have questions about the General Application, please contact the University of Arkansas Academic Scholarship Office:

 114 Silas H. Hunt Hall
479-575-4464

If you have questions about the College of Education and Health Professions scholarship application, or are not given access to complete it, please verify the following before contacting the COEHP scholarship office:

  • You have answered all of the required questions on the General Application.
  • You have uploaded your academic resume and essay in the correct file format.
  • Your academic record indicates a degree plan offered by the College of Education and Health Professions.*
*Students enrolled in a different college who have applied with the Office of Teacher Education as a candidate for a teacher preparation program should have access to the Conditional Application.

 

Scholarship Links

Scholarship availability in the College of Education and Health Professions depends on several factors and can vary from year to year. We do not publish a list of scholarships offered or share award amounts for specific scholarships. Applicants will be able to review criteria and other scholarship details in the AcademicWorks system.

After the application period ends Feb. 15, 2017, completed applications will be reviewed by the college's Scholarship Review and Selection Committees. Committee recommendations are provided to the COEHP Scholarship Office prior to the end of the spring semester in most cases. Once the final selections have been made, recipients should receive an offer email from the AcademicWorks system. The notification email will prompt students to log in and view the in-system offer, which includes details about the specific opportunity and acceptance requirements. Awards are contingent on continued full-time enrollment in the same degree program, confirmation of financial need if applicable (determined by FAFSA), and compliance with any other requirements outlined in the offer notification. It is the responsibility of scholarship recipients to understand the awarding criteria and to maintain eligibility in the upcoming academic year.

For questions or information about the COEHP scholarship application process, please contact Gina Hardin.

479-575-8713
324A Graduate Education Building
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701