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ADHE Scholarships

 - ARKANSAS CHALLENGE - ARKANSAS FUTURES GRANT - GOVERNOR'S DISTINGUISHED -

Click HERE for information on all the scholarships offered by the ADHE or to create your account!

The Arkansas Department of Higher Education will open the YOUniversal Application on October 1, 2023. Through that one application, students can apply for the Arkansas Challenge Scholarship (aka Lottery Scholarship), Arkansas Futures Grant, Governor's Distinguished Scholarship, and others. 

ARKANSAS CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP   

  • 19 ACT or ACT-equivalent (Accuplacer)
  • FAFSA completed
  • U.S. Citizen
  • Must go to an Arkansas college to be awarded
  • Totals $14,000 at a 4-year college ($1,000 Freshman year - $4,000 Soph & Jr. year - $5,000 Sr. year)
  • Totals $4,000 at a 2-year college ($1,000 Freshman year - $3,000 Sophomore year)
  • The deadline is July 1, 2024.

ARKANSAS FUTURES GRANT 

  • FAFSA completed
  • Must be going into a STEM-related field
  • No ACT/GPA requirement
  • U.S. Citizen
  • Must go to an Arkansas college to be awarded
  • Will cover the cost of tuition in a chosen program for 2 years
  • The deadline is July 1, 2024.
  • Qualifying Degree/Certificate Programs

GOVERNOR'S DISTINGUISHED SCHOLARSHIP

  • 32 ACT
  • 3.5 GPA
  • FAFSA not required
  • U.S. Citizen
  • Must go to an Arkansas college to be awarded
  • Totals $10,000 every year for college ($40,000 total)
  • The deadline is March 1, 2024.