Financial aid is available from the State of Arkansas through the Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE), from institutions and from private sources, such as employers and civic organizations. The Arkansas Department of Higher Education administers a number of grants and scholarships, such as the Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship and the Governor’s Scholars Program. Applications for ADHE programs are mailed to all high school counselors in early January. For more information, on these and other ADHE programs, contact the Arkansas Department of Higher Education at 800-547-8839 or 501-371-2050.
Most schools offer institutional scholarships and grants to their students. Because each school sets the eligibility criteria, deadlines, etc, you must contact each school you might attend to get the details for that school’s programs. Because funds are limited, and some schools have early priority deadlines, it is important to contact the schools as soon as possible.
For scholarships from private sources, the high school counselor is usually the best source of information. There are also publications available in the library and bookstores that have information on private sources of financial aid as well as numerous Internet sites.