Below are several scholarships and grants that are not awarded by Ouachita but are available to Ouachita students. You must apply for these scholarships independently. Additionally, we have provided several scholarship search sites that you may wish to use. While the Student Financial Services office does try to screen the scholarship sites below, OBU is not responsible for the information contained on these sites nor the validity of the scholarships. Remember, you should never have to pay to apply for a scholarship.
There are also Alternative Private Loans available for further financial help in paying for college. You can find information on Alternative Loans at https://www.fastproducts.org/choice/obu. We encourage families to pursue federal loan programs first. Contact with any questions you may have: Melissa Church at 870-245-4282 or email email@example.com or Karen Matros at 870-245-5573 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arkansas Resident Scholarships
The Education Training Voucher (ETV) program awards grants to current and former foster youth to help pay for college or specialized education. ETV grants are funded by the federal government and administered by the states. In Arkansas, eligible students may receive grants of up to $5,000 per academic year. Visit the website for more information. http://www.obu.edu/finaid/files/2011/06/AR-ETV-FactSheet.pdf.
General Scholarships and Out of State Resident Scholarships
The Commercial Capital Training Group is proud to announce our scholarship program for high school and college students. We have created a $1000
scholarship opportunity for students eager to get money towards their college experience. The money can be used towards tuition, books, boarding or college supplies. Visit the website for details. http://www.commercialcapitaltraining.com/scholarship/ .
All others can find contact information on the ETV Program website.
The Legacy Scholarship Program was established in 1986 as a separate nonprofit corporation governed by the Scottish Rite Masons of Texas for the sole purpose of providing educational scholarships for former patients of Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. Since 1986, the program has awarded more than 2,000 scholarships totaling more than $3 million. Visit website for more details: http://www.tsrhc.org/legacy-scholarship-program .
The scholarship will be awarded to an individual who demonstrates this commitment by chasing their passion to learn a new trade that they can turn into a business, learning fundamental business skills such as marketing and accounting, or deepening their knowledge and capabilities to improve public policy and foster an environment that better serves small business owners and independent professionals. Visit the website for more details https://www.thumbtack.com/scholarship.
Todd McCord Scholarship Applications should be mailed to:
First Baptist Church
811 Port Arthur Ave.
Mena, AR 71953
Varsity Tutors holds a monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest where students write an essay in response to a monthly prompt. Essays are reviewed by Varsity Tutors at the end of the month and one winner is subsequently chosen to receive the $1,000 college scholarship. Interested students can enter the contest here: http://www.varsitytutors.com/college-scholarship .
(501) 296-1600 Arkansas Residents
(318) 326-3232 Louisiana Residents
(903) 255-3220 Texas Residents
All others should contact their local Vocational Rehabilitation Office.
WCASHRM sponsors one $500 scholarship to an undergraduate (junior or senior status) or graduate student annually. The scholarship is open to any student who meets the requirements. Visit the link for more information. 2016_scholarship_application .
Current Undergraduate only Scholarships
The Account Control Technology Foundation is now accepting applications for our Second-Year Scholarship Program. The 2016 program is for current college first-year students who will be enrolled as sophomores in the fall of 2016. The ACT Foundation will award 25 $1,000 scholarships through the program to qualifying students at four-year colleges and universities nationwide. View website for more information. http://www.accountcontrolfoundation.org .
Free Scholarship Searches
These web sites contain valuable scholarship and financial aid information. Remember, private scholarship searches require patience and persistence, as well as an early start. These searches are free of charge. Please do not pursue scholarship searches which require a fee for processing your application information!
- Adventures in Education
- Arkansas Community Foundation
- Arkansas Student Loan Authority
- College is Possible
- Chegg- http://www.chegg.com/scholarships
- Epsilom Sigma Alpha Foundation – Enter your state to search.
- Good Call- http://www.goodcall.com/scholarships/
- ISTS – Click on the “online application portal” link to get started.
- Scholarship America
- Scholarship Experts