The Academic Challenge Program provides scholarships to Arkansas residents pursuing a higher education. Funded in large part by the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery, the Academic Challenge Scholarship is available to students regardless of their academic status, whether just graduating from high school, currently enrolled in college, enrolling in college for the first time, or re-enrolling after a period of time out of college.
Scholarship Deadline to Apply:
June 01, 2015
Complete Smart Core and 2.5 GPA or 19 ACT or ACT equivalent score to qualify, FAFSA Required.
Academic Challenge Award Amounts
|Year First Awarded||4 Year School||2 Year School|
|2013-14||$2000 (1st year)||$2000|
|2013-14||$3000 (2nd year)||$2000|
|2013-14||$4000 (3rd year)||$2000|
|2013-14||$5000 (4th year)||$2000|
Students who are initially awarded the Arkansas Challenge Scholarship for the 2014-2015 or 2015-2016 academic years will be awarded on a graduated schedule that is identical to 2013-2014.