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Overview

Scholarships are funds awarded to you based on a talent or skill, financial need, or your major area of study and do not have to be repaid. The federal government is the largest source of aid for ASU-Newport students. To explore more Financial Aid, visit finaid.org or fastweb.com.

ASU-Newport Institutional Scholarships

Arkansas State University-Newport Asset Scholarship (Formerly ASU-Newport Academic Scholarship)

Background: The ASU-Newport Student Asset Scholarship is an institutional scholarship that is awarded to those first-time entering students who meet ONE of the following combinations of eligibility requirements:

  • College Admission Test Scores (ACT 31-36) AND Cumulative High School Grade Point Average (Cumulative GPA 3.50 or better)
  • Class Rank AND Cumulative High School Grade Point Average
  • High School Skills USA Performance (Gold)
  • High School Skills Performance (1st place)
  • High School Equivalent Performance (GED® Test Scores of 175 or higher on all four subject areas)

Application Requirements:

  • Not receiving any other ASU-Newport institutional scholarship.
  • Application must be made prior to the deadline listed below.
  • High School students with concurrent credit are considered first-time entering.
  • High school must be accredited by the Arkansas Department of Education.
  • Applicants must complete the 2018-2019 FAFSA. (ASUN School Code: 042034)

Award Amount: $1,500 (4 consecutive semesters or equivalent)

Renewal Requirements:

  • Students must have a 3.00 cumulative grade point average (GPA) and pass 67% of their courses (PACE).  The scholarship is renewable for three additional semesters as long as the required cumulative GPA and PACE are met. Academic progress will be verified at the end of each term of enrollment by the ASUN financial aid office.
  • Scholarship recipient must complete at least 15 hours per semester.

Other Information:

  • Scholarships are awarded in the order they are received.
  • All scholarship awards are contingent on availability of funds.
  • A copy of student’s ACT scores must be returned with application.

Application Deadline: Fall 2018: June 1, 2018

Application Submission: Submit completed applications before the deadline. Select one of the methods below to submit the application.

Websitewww.asun.edu/financial_aid

Access the application via ASU-Newport's Universal Application .

Arkansas State University-Newport Honor Scholarship (Formerly ASU-Newport Incentive)

Background: The ASU-Newport Student Honor Scholarship is an institutional scholarship that is awarded to those first-time entering students who meet ONE of the following combinations of eligibility requirements:

  • College Admission Test Scores (ACT 24-30) AND Cumulative High School Grade Point Average (Cumulative GPA 3.50 or better)
  • High School Skills USA Performance (Silver)
  • ASU-Newport sponsored High School Skills Performance (2nd place).

Application Requirements:

  • Not receiving any other ASU-Newport institutional scholarship.
  • Application must be made prior to the deadline listed below.
  • High School students with concurrent credit are considered first-time entering.
  • High school must be accredited by the Arkansas Department of Education.
  • Applicants must complete the current year’s FAFSA. (ASUN School Code: 042034)

Award Amount: $1,000 (4 consecutive semesters or equivalent)

Renewal Requirements:

  • Students must have a 3.00 cumulative grade point average (GPA) and pass 67% of their courses (PACE).  The scholarship is renewable for three additional semesters as long as the required cumulative GPA and PACE are met. Academic progress will be verified at the end of each term of enrollment by the ASUN financial aid office.
  • Scholarship recipient must complete at least 15 hours per semester.

Other Information:

  • Scholarships are awarded in the order they are received.
  • All scholarship awards are contingent on availability of funds.
  • A copy of student’s ACT scores must be returned with the application.

Application Deadline: Fall 2018: June 1, 2018

Application Submission: Submit completed applications before the deadline. Select one of the methods below to submit the application.

Website: www.asun.edu/financial_aid

Access the application via ASU-Newport's Universal Application .

Arkansas State University-Newport Distinction Scholarship

Background: The ASU-Newport Student Distinction Scholarship is an institutional scholarship that is awarded to those first-time entering students who meet ONE of the following combinations of eligibility requirements:

  • College Admission Test Scores (ACT 22-23) AND Cumulative High School Grade Point Average (Cumulative GPA 3.25 or better)
  • High School Skills USA Performance (Bronze)
  • ASU-Newport sponsored High School Skills Performance (3rd place).

Application Requirements:

  • Not receiving any other ASU-Newport institutional scholarship.
  • Application must be made prior to the deadline listed below.
  • High School students with concurrent credit are considered first-time entering.
  • High school must be accredited by the Arkansas Department of Education.
  • Applicants must complete the current year’s FAFSA. (ASUN School Code: 042034)

Award Amount: $500 (4 consecutive semesters or equivalent)

Renewal Requirements:

  • Students must have a 3.00 cumulative grade point average (GPA) and pass 67% of their courses (PACE).  The scholarship is renewable for three additional semesters as long as the required cumulative GPA and PACE are met. Academic progress will be verified at the end of each term of enrollment by the ASUN financial aid office.
  • Scholarship recipient must complete at least 15 hours per semester.

Other Information:

  • Scholarships are awarded in the order they are received.
  • All scholarship awards are contingent on availability of funds.
  • A copy of student’s ACT scores must be returned with application.

Application Deadline: Fall 2018: June 1, 2018

Application Submission: Submit completed applications before the deadline. Select one of the methods below to submit the application.

Access the application via ASU-Newport's Universal Application .

Arkansas State University-Newport Drug Court Program Scholarship Application

BACKGROUND:

Each academic year, Arkansas State University-Newport will award scholarships not to exceed a total of $6,000 per fiscal year to students who have successfully completed the Arkansas Drug Court Program. Award amounts are contingent on availability of funding and number of applicants per fiscal year.  

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Admitted ASU-Newport Student
  • Eligible for Federal Financial Aid-Making Satisfactory Academic Progress
  • Completed Drug Court Program

APPLICATION REQUIREMENT:

  • Completed Student Information Sheet
  • Applicants must write an essay (200-250 words) about their goals beyond earning their credential(s) from ASU-Newport. (Note: Include the word count at the bottom of the essay.)
  • Recommendation letter from Drug Court Coordinator
  • Applicants must complete the current year’s FAFSA. (ASUN School Code: 042034)

AWARD AMOUNT:

Award amounts will vary depending on the number of applicants and availability of funds.

RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS:

Students must have a 2.50 cumulative grade point average (GPA) and pass 67% of their courses (PACE).  The scholarship is renewable for the length of the program as long as the required cumulative GPA and PACE are met. Academic progress will be verified at the end of each term of enrollment by the ASUN financial aid office.

OTHER INFORMATION:

First selection will be given to students who do not receive other forms of financial assistance.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Fall 2018: June 1, 2018

WEBSITE: www.asun.edu/financial_aid

DOWNLOAD THE ARKANSAS DRUG COURT PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

Arkansas State University-Newport ADVANCE Scholarship Application

BACKGROUND: The Arkansas State University-Newport Academic ADVANCE Scholarship is designed to assist students with persisting in their educational goals. This scholarship is $500.00 per semester for a maximum of two semesters. This award is open to all ASUN campuses.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Applicant must have completed 24 hours at ASU-Newport and carry a minimum 3.50 term and cumulative grade point average (GPA). 
  • Applicant will be enrolling as a full-time student in the Fall semester at ASUN and not be receiving the ASUN Academic Scholarship or ASUN Incentive Scholarship.
  • Applicants must complete the current year’s FAFSA. (ASUN School Code: 042034)

APPLICATION REQUIREMENT:

  • Completed Student Information Sheet
  • Applicants must write an essay (200-250 words) about their goals beyond earning their credential(s) from ASU-Newport. (Note: Include the word count at the bottom of the essay.)

AWARD AMOUNT: $500.00 per semester

RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Students must have a 3.50 cumulative grade point average (GPA) and pass 67% of their courses (PACE). 
  • The scholarship is for a maximum of two semesters as long as the required cumulative GPA and PACE are met.
  • Academic progress will be verified at the end of each term of enrollment by the ASUN financial aid office.

OTHER INFORMATION:

  • First selection will be given to students who do not receive other forms of financial assistance.
  • Scholarship recipients will also be required to attend the annual Scholarship Luncheon and agree to have their names and photos utilized in institutional publications.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Fall 2018: June 1, 2018

WEBSITE: www.asun.edu/financial_aid

DOWNLOAD THE ADVANCE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

Arkansas State University-Newport LEADS Scholarship

BACKGROUND: The Arkansas State University-Newport Academic LEADS Scholarship is designed to assist students who serve in leadership roles in ASU-Newport Registered Student Organizations. This scholarship is $500.00 per semester for a maximum of two semesters. This award is open to students who serve in President and Vice President roles in ASU-Newport Registered Student Organizations.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Applicant must be currently serving as President or Vice President of an ASU-Newport Registered Student Organization. 
  • Applicant will be enrolling as a full-time student in the Fall semester at ASUN and not be receiving the ASUN Academic Scholarship or ASUN Incentive Scholarship.
  • Applicants must complete the current year’s FAFSA. (ASUN School Code: 042034)

APPLICATION REQUIREMENT:

  • Completed Student Information Sheet
  • Provide a letter of recommendation from the ASU-Newport Registered Student Organization’s Sponsor.

AWARD AMOUNT: President- $500.00 per semester                                     Vice President- $500.00 per semester

RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS: The scholarship is a one-time award. 

OTHER INFORMATION:

  • First selection will be given to students who do not receive other forms of financial assistance.
  • Scholarship recipients will also be required to attend the annual Scholarship Luncheon and agree to have their names and photos utilized in institutional publications.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Fall 2018: June 1, 2018

WEBSITE: www.asun.edu/financial_aid

DOWNLOAD THE LEADS SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

Arkansas State University-Newport Ambassador Scholarship

Background: The ASU-Newport Student Ambassador Scholarship is awarded to students who have exhibited leadership in high school. Number of scholarships awarded is based on the availability of funds.

Application Requirements:

  • Have demonstrated leadership abilities while in high school
  • Must have a 3.00 cumulative high school grade point average (GPA)
  • Must enroll in the next academic year as a full-time student at an Arkansas State University –

Newport campus

  • Scholarship eligibility is based upon a student’s involvement and leadership in high school and on the Arkansas State University-Newport campus. 
  • Applicants must complete the current year’s FAFSA. (ASUN School Code: 042034)

Award Amount: $1,000.00 per semester

Renewal Requirements:

  • Students must have a 2.50 cumulative grade point average (GPA) and pass 67% of their courses (PACE).  The scholarship is renewable for one additional semester as long as the required cumulative GPA and PACE are met. Academic progress will be verified at the end of each term of enrollment by the ASUN financial aid office.
  • Renewal of Scholarship is contingent upon fulfilling the duties and responsibilities as a recipient of the Ambassador Scholarship.

Other Information: NA

Application Deadline: Fall 2018: April 6, 2018

WEBSITE: www.asun.edu/financial_aid

DOWNLOAD THE AMBASSADOR SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

Arkansas State University-Newport Minority Scholarship

Background: Arkansas State University-Newport strongly values diversity and student success. The Minority scholarship is dedicated to attracting and retaining minority students in our campus community.

Application Requirements:

  • Student must be of minority descent. (Minority is defined as African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, and Native Americans.)
  • Minimum of 3.0 cumulative high school grade point average (GPA).
  • First-time entering student; first-time does not include students who have taken concurrent courses.
  • Not receiving any other ASU-Newport institutional scholarship.
  • Application must be made prior to the deadline listed below.
  • High school must be accredited by the Arkansas Department of Education
  • Applicants must complete the current year’s FAFSA. (ASUN School Code: 042034)

Award Amount: $500.00 per semester

Renewal Requirements:

  • Students must have a 3.00 cumulative grade point average (GPA) and pass 67% of their courses (PACE).  The scholarship is renewable for one additional semester as long as the required cumulative GPA and PACE are met. Academic progress will be verified at the end of each term of enrollment by the ASUN financial aid office.
  • Scholarship recipient must complete at least 12 hours per semester.

Other Information:

  • Scholarships are awarded in the order they are received.
  • All scholarship awards are contingent on availability of funds.

Application Deadline: Fall 2018: June 1, 2018

WEBSITE: www.asun.edu/financial_aid

DOWNLOAD THE MINORITY SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

State Scholarships

To learn more about scholarships provided by the State of Arkansas, visit the Arkansas Department of Higher Education's website or call 1-800-547-8839.

Single Parent Scholarship

Assisting students get the education they need for the career they want. Scholarships can be used for personal living expenses, like utilities, gas, and groceries.

Eligibility:

  • Resident of Arkansas
  • Single head of household (single, legally separated, divorced, widowed) with sole custody of child under 18
  • High school graduate or equivalent (may apply if enrolled in college and in the process of obtaining GED diploma)
  • Pursuing a vocationally-oriented undergraduate course of study (full or part-time) to ensure a better standard of living for his/her family. Applicants cannot already have earned an undergraduate degree.
  • Low-income person at or near the poverty level
  • Recipient of a Pell grant or in process of obtaining Pell

Award: Award amounts vary. 

Application Deadline: 

  • Fall Term- August 1st 
  • Spring Term- November 1 
  • Summer Term- May 15

Renewal RequirementsTBD 

Website: www.aspsf.org

COMPLETE THE SINGLE PARENT SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION
 

Arkansas Education and Training Voucher Program for Foster and Former Foster Youth

The Arkansas Education and Training Voucher Program for Foster and Former Foster Youth offers funds to foster youth and former foster youth to attend colleges, universities, and vocational training institutions. 

Eligibility: Be a current foster youth or former foster youth attending a college, university, or vocational training institution. 

Award: You can be awarded an ETV grant up to $2,500 each semester (as long as funding is available). 

Application Deadline: See website for application deadlines.

Renewal Requirements: In order to get your second award amount for this academic year, please make sure to complete the Checklist for Re-Determination (ETV Part II) form.  You can get this form from your Transitional Youth Services Coordinator or Family Service Worker, or online. The proper form will need to be completed prior to the beginning of each semester in addition to submitting the required documents listed on the “ETV Checklist”. 

Website: http://humanservices.arkansas.gov/about-dhs/dcfs/programs-services​

NEAHE Charitable Foundation Scholarships

Information on private scholarships is available in the ASU-Newport Financial Aid Office. 

Private Donor Scholarships

Eligibility: The Northeast Arkansas Higher Education Charitable Foundation administers private donor scholarships for students who reside in Jackson County and are attending ASU-Newport campus. These scholarships are generally awarded annually and priority will be given based on need, specific donor guidelines, and/ or scholastic achievement. 

Award: Amount varies according to need, funding, and donor criteria. 

Application Due: July 15

Renewal Requirements: 

Website: www.asun.edu/financial_aid

DOWNLOAD NEAHECF SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION
 

Medallion Scholarship

Eligibility:  The Northeast Arkansas Higher Education Charitable Foundation administers the Medallion Scholarship.  The following students are eligible to apply. 

  • Students who are Medallion Foods (Shearer’s) employees
  • Students who are dependents of Medallion Foods (Shearer’s) employees
  • Any current high school senior WHO WILL BE ATTENDING ASU-NEWPORT Campus

Award:  Amount may vary based on funding and need

Application Due:  March 15

Website: www.asun.edu/financial_aid

DOWNLOAD MEDALLION SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

ASU Foundation Scholarships

Fowler Family Hospitality Scholarship

Background: Each academic year, Arkansas State University-Newport will award 2 scholarships to students in the Hospitality Services Program: One Technical and one Associate degree seeking.  

Application Requirement:

  • Applicants must write a 200-word essay about their goals beyond earning their credential(s) from ASU-Newport and how being in the hospitality services program will help them achieve the goals listed. (Note: Include the word count at the bottom of the essay.)
  • Applicants must complete the current year’s FAFSA. (ASUN School Code: 042034)

Award Amount: Award amount covers costs associated with the appropriate degree program.

Renewal Requirements:

  • Students must have a 2.50 cumulative grade point average (GPA) and pass 67% of their courses (PACE). 
  • The scholarship is renewable for the length of the program as long as the required cumulative GPA and PACE are met.
  • Academic progress will be verified at the end of each term of enrollment by the ASUN financial aid office.

Other Information: First selection will be given to students who do not receive other forms of financial assistance.

Application Deadline: Fall 2018: May1, 2018

Website: www.asun.edu/financial_aid

DOWNLOAD FOWLER FAMILY HOSPITALITY SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

Jane M. Pratt Education Trust Scholarship

Background: The Jane M. Pratt Education Trust Scholarship is awarded to Jackson County residents to further their education. Mr. Bill Pratt along with his late brother, Richard, established the scholarship toward the wishes of their sister, Jane.

Application Requirements:

  • Must be a graduate of a Jackson County School
  • Must be enrolled on the ASU – Newport Campus
  • Applicants must have a provable financial need reflecting a taxable family income of not more than fifty thousand ($50,000.00) (Family IRS taxable income) Or IRS acceptable if income is larger or the family exceeds four (4) in number.
  • Applicants must have a high school grade average of “C” (2.0 or higher)
  • Applicants shall be considered based on extra-curricular activities in high school and civic, church, charitable areas, etc.
  • Applicants must complete the current year’s FAFSA. (ASUN School Code: 042034)

Award Amount: $500.00 per semester

Renewal Requirements: Students must have a 2.50 cumulative grade point average (GPA) and pass 67% of their courses (PACE).  The scholarship is renewable for one additional semester as long as the required cumulative GPA and PACE are met. Academic progress will be verified at the end of each term of enrollment by the ASUN financial aid office.

Application Deadline: Fall 2018: June 1, 2018

Other Information:

  • The recipient is required to include a letter of thanks or thank you cards (2) addressed to the Pratt Family as acceptance of the scholarship. 

Website: www.asun.edu/financial_aid

DOWNLOAD THE JANE M. PRATT SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

David L. & Imogene Garrett Johnston Memorial Scholarship Endowment Scholarship

Background: The David L. & Imogene Garrett Johnston Memorial Scholarship Endowment was created to assist an ASU-Newport (Newport campus) student fulfill their educational goal of becoming a nurse. The scholarship is a one-time award that is awarded on an annual basis.

Application Requirements:

  • Must be a Graduate of a Jackson County School
  • Must be enrolled on the ASU – Newport Campus
  • Must be enrolled in an ASU-Newport Nursing program
  • Students must have a 2.0 cumulative high school grade point average
  • Applicants must complete the current year’s FAFSA. (ASUN School Code: 042034)

Award Amount: $500.00 per semester

Renewal Requirements: The scholarship is a one-time award.  

Other Information: Recipient is required to include a letter of thanks or thank you cards (2) addressed to the David L. & Imogene Garrett Johnson Memorial as acceptance of the scholarship

Application Deadline: Fall 2018: June 1, 2018

Website: www.asun.edu/financial_aid

DOWNLOAD THE DAVID & IMOGENE GARRETT JOHNSTON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

Miscellaneous Scholarships

Three Rivers Healthcare and Rehabilitation Scholarship 

The Three Rivers Healthcare and Rehabilitation Scholarship fund will support the awarding of one (1) $1000.00 scholarship to Arkansas State University-Newport student at the Marked Tree site each fall and spring semester. Applicants must be enrolled in a healthcare program at ASUN, specifically the LPN and/or CNA career path. The scholarship is designed to help meet the educational needs of students who demonstrate financial need. These funds can be applied toward tuition, fees, and/or books.
Eligibility: 

  • The applicant must have a minimum cumulative high school or college GPA of 2.50. 
  • The applicant must be seeking certification in the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and/or the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) career path. 
  • The applicant must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours. 
  • Preference will be given to applicants seeking LPN certification and interested in the care of the elderly. 
  • The applicant must be a resident of Poinsett County, AR, and attend the ASUN Marked Tree campus. 
  • The applicant must submit a brief summary of his/her educational plans and goals and why you have chosen a career path in healthcare. 

Award: $1,000 per semester
Application Deadline: TBD
Renewal Requirements: The scholarship is renewable provided for one additional semester for $1,000.00 if the awardee maintains a 2.50 overall GPA and has not dropped or failed any classes.
Note: The fund is administered by Arkansas State University - Newport. 
DOWNLOAD THE THREE RIVERS HEALTHCARE AND REHABILITATION APPLICATION

Arkansas State University-Newport EMT Scholarship

Background: Arkansas State University-Newport will award scholarships to students in the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program. The number and amount of the scholarships awarded will vary based on availability of funds.

Application Requirements: Applicants must write a 200-word essay about their goals beyond earning their credential(s) from ASUN and how being in the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program will help them achieve the goals listed. (Note: Include the word count at the bottom of the essay.)

Award Amount: Based on availability of funds.

Renewal Requirements: Scholarships are one-time only awards.

Other Information: First selection will be given to students who do not receive other forms of financial assistance.

Application Deadline: TBD

WEBSITE: www.asun.edu/financial_aid

DOWNLOAD THE EMT SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

Arkansas Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators Scholarship

Eligibility:  Contact ASUN Financial Aid/Student Services personnel at (870) 512-7800. Application available during Spring semester only.
Award: $500 one-time award
Application Due: See application for submission deadlines
Renewal Requirements: One-time only award
Website: www.aasfaa.net/
DOWNLOAD THE AASFAA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

Alton E. and Thelma McCartney Scholarship

Eligibility: Recipients must have graduated from a Jackson County high school. 

Award: Amount varies based on need. 

Application Due: March 15, 2018

Renewal Requirements: 

Website: www.asun.edu/financial_aid

DOWNLOAD FIRST TIME RECIPIENT McCARTNEY SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION
DOWNLOAD PREVIOUS RECIPIENT McCARTNEY SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

Ralph G. Norman Scholarship

The Learning Disabilities Association of Arkansas is seeking applicants for the 2018 Ralph G. Norman Scholarship, which is awarded to an individual with a documented learning disability who will be enrolled in the Fall 2018 at a university, two-year community college, or a vocational/technical training program. 
Eligibility:
The ideal scholarship recipient is an individual who: 

  • Recognizes and understands his or her learning disability and is able to self-advocate when necessary 
  • Is committed to pursuing higher academic study or career training and has begun to set realistic career goals 
  • Is committed to achieving personal goals despite the challenges of a learning disability 
  • Participates in school and community activities 

Award: $2500
Application Due: March 31, 2018
Renewal Requirements: One-time only award
Website: www.ldarkansas.org
COMPLETE THE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships 

Arkansas State University-Newport students who are members of Phi Theta Kappa student honor society are eligible to apply for scholarships offered via the Phi Theta Kappa website. 
Eligibility: Depends upon the type of scholarship.
Award: Depends on the scholarship. 
Application Due: See individual scholarship applications for deadlines. 
Renewal Requirements:  See individual scholarship applications for deadlines.  
Website: www.ptk.org/scholarships.aspx