is a list of scholarships available for the 1999-2000 school year.
Anyone interested in more information should contact the Financial
Aid Office at 979- 1221 or 979-1219.
Foreign Affairs Fellowship
The Foreign Affairs Fellowship is offered to sophomores and graduating
seniors who have a 3.2 or better GPA and are pursuing international
affairs careers by becoming Foreign Service Officers in the U.S. Department
of State. Recipients receive funding for tuition, room and board,
mandatory fees, books and one trip travel during the junior and senior
year of college. Application deadline is February 8.
American Chemical Society
The American Chemical Society Scholars Program is sponsoring scholarships
for qualified applicants who are pursuing the fields of chemistry,
biochemistry, chemical engineering, materials science, or toxicology.
The programs encourage African-Americans, Hispanic/Latino, and American
Indian students to pursue undergrad degrees in the chemical sciences
and technology. Deadline is February 15.
The Weyerhaeuser Company Foundation has established a $4,000 per year
scholarship program to assist students who are residents of Weyerhaeuser
operating communities. Arkansas counties in which Weyerhaeuser has
a significant presence are: Columbia, Garland, Hempstead, Hot Springs,
Howard, Little River, Montgomery, Perry, Pike, Polk, Pulaski, Sevier,
and Yell. Graduating high school seniors, current freshmen and sophomores
are eligible. Recipients must enroll in a four-year AR college or
university and major in one of the following: Chemical Engineering,
Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Process Engineering,
Forestry, Accounting, or Pulp and Paper Science. (Preference will
be given to minority students, African-Americans and females.) Application
Deadline is March 1st.
Single Parent Scholarship
The Johnson County Single Parent Scholarship Fund provides assistance
up to $500 per semester to those single parents who are pursuing a
course of instruction which will improve their income-earning potential.
Scholarships may be issued for tuition, books, utility bills, child
care, etc. Parents selected must be a resident of Johnson County,
a single parent with custody of children under 18 years, an undergraduate
student either part-time or full-time, low income, and a recipient
of the Pell Grant. Application deadline is March 1st.
Women's Service Scholarship
The Women's Overseas Service League Scholarships range from $500 to
$1,000 annually. The scholarships are awarded to women who are committed
to advancement in the military or other public service careers, demonstate
such committment through life experiences, and complete a minimum
of 12 semester hours with at least a 2.5 GPA. Deadline is March 1st.
The National Society of Public Accountants is now accepting applications
for 30 scholarships of approximately $500 to $1,000 each for the 1999-2000
academic year. The scholarship foundation is providing scholarships
to deserving undergraduate students majoring in accounting who have
a minimum 3.0 GPA and are U. S. citizens. Scholarship dealine is March
Public Health Scholarship
The Arkansas Public Health Association is offering scholarships worth
$500 and $1,000 to be awarded to Arkansas students in the public health
field. Applicants must be an Arkansas resident enrolled in a field
of public health, classified as a sophomore ($1000) or freshmen ($500),
have a GPA of 2.5 or better, and demonstrate financial need. Deadline
is March 16.
Samuel Robinson Award
Competition for the $1000 Samuel Robinson Scholarship Award is open
to full-time juniors and seniors at Presbyterian-related universities.
The competition includes two parts: 1) memorizing and reciting the
answers to the Westminster Shorter Catechism, and 2) writing a 2,000
word essay on an assigned topic which is designed to increase the
writer's knowledge and understanding of the Westminster Shorter Catechism
and A Brief Statement of Faith. Deadline is April 1.
John Gyles Education Fund
The John Gyles Education Fund provides financial assistance to Canadian
and American full-time students both male and female in all area of
post-secondary education. A minimum GPA of 2.7 is required. Selected
students will receive up to $3,000. The first filing date for application
is April 1.
County Employees Scholarship
The Association of Arkansas Counties will be accepting applications
for a 1999-2000 scholarship through May 1. General qualifications
include being a child, grandchild, adopted child, or stepchild of
a current or retired county employee of Arkansas majoring in government
or related courses, a graduate of an Arkansas high school, and showing