Arkansas Governor’s Scholars Program

🏆 Available: 75
💰 $10,000
⏳ 03/01

Last year this scholarship received 878 applicant(s). $17,715,405 was awarded to 1865 applicant(s).

Scholarship Description

The Governor’s Distinguished Scholarship is the most academically rigorous scholarship program offered for those graduating seniors scoring either a minimum composite or superscore of 32 on the ACT or 1410 on the SAT and a 3.50 academic grade point average.

Those named National Merit Finalists or National Achievement Scholars may qualify without meeting the GPA requirement but must still meet the ACT/SAT requirement. FAFSA is required. The scholarship pays tuition, mandatory fees, and room and board up to $10,000 per year.

An applicant must:

  • Be a bona fide resident of Arkansas
  • Be a United States citizen or a permanent resident alien
  • Be a high school graduate
  • Have a composite score or superscore of 32 on a single ACT OR a combined math and critical reasoning score of 1410 on a single SAT; AND
  • Have a 3.5 academic grade point average OR selection as a National Achievement Finalist or National Merit Finalist
  • Complete the FAFSA

Eligibility Requirements

  • 3.5 Minimum GPA
  • Must currently be in high school
  • Type of institution award is open to: two-year college
  • Type of institution award is open to: four-year college
  • Award is available to U.S. citizens

Application Requirements

  • Application form required
  • Community Service Required

How To Apply

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Donor: Arkansas Department of Higher Education

Organization serves as the administrative staff for the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board. It reviews and approves academic programs and administers statewide financial aid programs and contracts with the Southern Regional Education Board.