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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Karen Matros at 870-245-5573 or email email@example.com.
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. https://www.obu.edu/finaid/files/2011/06/AR-ETV-FactSheet.pdf.
Renewable and merit (one time) college scholarships are available to students enrolled in schools located in Garland County who will major in music or music education. Visit website: https://symphonyguild.wildapricot.org/College-Scholarships .
While many students dream of obtaining a college degree, other responsibilities in life sometimes become bigger priorities. This is especially true for single parents who must juggle family and work. Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund (ASPSF) is unique to Arkansas. We help make a positive difference in the lives of low-income, single-parent families. Visit the website for more information: http://www.aspsf.org/.
General Scholarships and Out of State Resident Scholarships
Nursing Schools Almanac is proud to announce our second annual Aspiring Nurse Scholarship. We will award a $1,000 scholarship to an aspiring nurse who best demonstrates:
- A track record of academic excellence, particularly in science and mathematics
- A passion for the nursing profession and the overall field of healthcare
- Visit website for more information: http://www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com/articles/2016-aspiring-nurse-scholarship.
Axol Bioscience is excited to offer future life scientists the opportunity to receive $2000 in funding for any life science related degree program. For more information visit https://www.axolbio.com/page/axol-science-scholarship.
Since 1988, the BCA has provided scholarship(s) of up to $1,000 to deserving undergraduate students and one $500 graduate scholarship. In 1996, members implemented a similar set of scholarships which encourage minority-ethnic and international students in their pursuit of careers in Baptist communications. Visit website for more information: http://www.baptistcommunicators.org/about/scholarships/.
The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program was established by Congress in 1986 to honor Senator Barry Goldwater, who served his country for 56 years as a soldier and statesman, including 30 years of service in the U.S. Senate.
The purpose of the Foundation is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue research careers in these fields. Visit website for more information: https://goldwater.scholarsapply.org/.
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.
At GoodCall, we try to help people make smarter decisions by giving them access to important data. We want to know about a great decision you’ve made in your life. Visit the website for more information: https://www.goodcall.com/scholarship/.
If you are a high school student looking for scholarships for college, check out these scholarship ideas. Some are fun and easy, while others require a significant community service project or talent in a particular area, such as music, art, writing or math. Visit website for more information: http://www.college-financial-aid-advice.com/scholarships-for-high-school-students.html.
Specifically for high school seniors, the LendingTree scholarship is provided to students who make higher education a top priority in their lives. The scholarship is designed to help those students who believe that getting a college education is worth the money, time, and effort. LendingTree is the nation’s leading online lender exchange, providing a marketplace that connects consumers with multiple lenders. View website for more information: htttp://www.lendingtree.com/about/scholarship.
Choosing a school is a huge decision. How is the college you chose the missing link to your education’s evolution? What is it that made your school special to you and your top choice? What’s gives it the edge you need to become who you want to be? Tell us about other schools you considered and why you ultimately landed on your school. We will choose a winner to receive a $500 tuition scholarship annually. Visit website for more information: https://rizolt.com/missing-link-scholarship/ .
Student Loan Hero, an unbiased solution to organize, manage, and repay your student loans, is thrilled to award two (2) $1,000 scholarships each semester to help alleviate educational costs. Visit website for more information: https://studentloanhero.com/scholarships/.
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 .
The Arkansas Chapter of Certified Fraud Examiners is pleased to announce the availability of six scholarships ranging from $500 to $1000 each to be awarded to area students. Click on link for more information Ar. Chapter of Certified Fraud Examiners letter for scholarship.
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- https://www.asla.info/home
- 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