Scholarships and Financial Aid

All 2019 entering freshmen are encouraged to apply for New Freshman Scholarships through the Academic Scholarship Office. For more information and application, visit the scholarship office.  The College of Engineering does not offer college wide scholarships for the freshman year. 

Currently Enrolled and New Transfer Students

Current undergraduates and new transfers can apply for College of Engineering scholarships now using the University of Arkansas universal scholarship application. This application will be used for college level scholarships and departmental scholarships in the College of Engineering. When prompted, please complete all College of Engineering related questions. Also, it is strongly encouraged for students who wish to be considered for financial need scholarships, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible. 

Applications can be submitted starting January 1, 2019 thru February 15, 2019. All opportunities will close at 11:59 PM (CST) on February 15th.

  • Add scholars@uark.edu to your e-mail address book, as some e-mail servers will block this address.  The AcademicWorks system will send emails from this email address, please check your spam\junk folder if you are not receiving them. Add the email address for Amber Sisemore, amber@uark.edu, to your address book as well. 
  • 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 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 (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 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 February 20, 2019.
  • Prepare a current academic résumé (approximately 2-3 pages; your résumé 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. Please read the Tips for Creating a Résumé for guidance on preparing your academic résumé as well as reviewing a suggested format here. 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: Marian Wright Edelman says, “Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it.” How has your life been improved by your education thus far and how do you anticipate leaving your community and world better than you found it after your time at the University of Arkansas? CLASS+ offers free on-campus writing support that you can use to assist in drafting your essay.
  • All applicants must submit the completed General Application in the AcademicWorks system in order to be considered for the University-Wide Current Student Scholarship Program and follow through the AcademicWorks system to complete the College of Engineering application for engineering and departmental scholarships.
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