Workforce Improvement Grant (WIG)

WIG awards up to $2000 annually to students at least 24 years old based on financial need. Students apply using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and awards are made by the institution the student attends. Students may be enrolled part time.


Requirements:

Must meet income requirements, be at least 24 years old, FAFSA Required.

Award Amount:

Up to $2000 annually.

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Higher Education Opportunities Grant (GO! Grant)

Provides $1000 grants to full-time and $500 grants to part-time students based on financial need. Student must be an Arkansas resident for at least 12 months prior to applying for the grant. Student also must meet the financial need criteria established for the GO! Grant and attend an approved Arkansas institution. Applicants complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the GO! Opportunities Grant application.

Scholarship Deadline to Apply:

June 01, 2015

Requirements:

Must meet income requirements, FAFSA Required.

Award Amount:

Up to $500 per semester

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Academic Challenge Scholarships – Non-Traditional Students

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

Requirements:

2.5 College GPA if student has earned 12 or more hours; OR

19 ACT; OR

2.5 high school GPA if an AR high school graduate.

Documents Required:

Separate, official transcript from each college attended.

Other Information:

Academic Challenge Award Amounts

Year First Awarded 4 Year School 2 Year School
2010-11 $5000 $2500
2011-12 $4500 $2250
2012-13 $4500 $2250
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.

 


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