ARK-LSAMP Grant - administered through the National Science Foundation (NSF). This grant is for minority students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) areas. The program consists of a summer academy, mentoring, and research internships for students. The Arkansas Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (ARKLSAMP) is a collaborative alliance of eight Arkansas institutions, with the goal of increasing the pool of graduates in STEM Disciplines. For more information, contact the SEARK Technical Studies Office, 870-543-5931.
ARK Future Grant - The purpose of this grant is to increase the education and skills of Arkansas’s workforce in an affordable manner. The grant applies to students enrolled in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) or regional high demand areas of study. The grant will cover tuition and fees for qualifying certificate and Associate degree programs at Arkansas’ public institutions for eligible students. The grant is available on a first come, first serve basis. For more information, contact the Arkansas Department of Higher Education, 501-371-2050.
ARK Workforce Challenge - The Workforce Challenge Scholarship was created in the 2017 legislative session and is funded by lottery revenue. The purpose of the scholarship is for workforce training in high demand areas of healthcare, information technology, and industry. Classes are not limited to credit-bearing programs. Non-credit, workforce-training classes. For more information, contact the Arkansas Department of Higher Education, 501-371-2050.
Federal Pell Grant - This is the foundation of federal financial aid and is considered first before all other sources of aid. Financial eligibility is determined each year using the information submitted on the FAFSA. Academic eligibility is determined using transcripts of previous postsecondary coursework. Students who have earned a bachelor’s degree are not eligible to receive a Federal Pell Grant. Programs less than one year in length are not eligible programs under the Federal Pell Grant program. For more information, contact the SEARK Financial Aid Office, 870-543-5909.
FSEOG is the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant - The funds are awarded on a first-come, first served basis and are awarded along with the Pell Grant. Students must be enrolled at least half-time to be eligible to receive FSEOG. A student who has earned a bachelor’s or first professional degree is not eligible to receive FSEOG to pursue an additional undergraduate degree. The priority deadline for this grant is June 1 - as funds are available. For more information, contact the SEARK Financial Aid Office, 870-543-5909.
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