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December Scholarships


Arkansas Tech University Honors Program - Deadline December 1, 2018

University Honors Program Qualifications

  1. Complete the university application process for Interview Consideration by December 1.
    1. Early Admission to the University
      An early admission file includes an application for undergraduate admission, current high school transcript with a qualifying GPA and ACT/SAT exam score, and immunization records documenting two MMR vaccinations. The application for undergraduate admission and all supporting documentation must be on file by noon on the first weekday in December, to receive interview consideration. If using rank in class to qualify for Honors, rank must be documented on the transcript received.
    2. Proof of Critical Writing Skills/Essay
      After securing your early admission standing, use the submission portal to upload your essay.
  2. Review of admitted freshmen who have an essay on file, noon on the first weekday in December
  3. Invitation for an Official Interview, January 1
  4. Invitation to Join the University Honors Program, February 1


SAU Hallman Scholarship - Deadline December 1, 2018

  • Female students majoring in the College of Science and Engineering
  • Incoming Freshmen only
  • Recipient can maintain scholarship for four years with a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Two scholarship awards of $17,000 annually for a student with a 26 + ACT score
  • Preference to be given to students from 1) Arkansas, 2) surrounding states, and 3) U.S. citizens
  • Completed SAU Foundation Scholarship Application and Essay on why the applicant deserves the award
  • Letter of recommendation from school official
  • Apply SAU Foundation
  • Awarded by SAU Foundation Scholarship Committee


Missouri State Presidential Scholarship - Deadline Dec. 1, 2018

To qualify for freshman scholarships, you must:

  • Be a graduate of a high school accredited by a state education agency or a regional accrediting association recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE)*.
  • Be admitted to MSU and enroll full-time at the Springfield campus the year you graduate from high school**.
  • Submit your admission application (and scholarship application, if required) by the deadline specified for the specific scholarship below.
  • Meet all admission requirements. Students approved for admission as exceptions to the high school core curriculum requirement may not receive scholarships unless approved by the MSU Scholarship Committee.
  • Meet scholarship criteria of the scholarship(s) for which you are applying.
  • Be lawfully present in the United States.


University of Arkansas at Little Rock Freshman Scholarships -Priority Deadline December 1, 2018


Boston University Trustee Scholarship - Deadline Dec. 1, 2018

Boston University’s most prestigious merit-based award recognizes students who show outstanding academic and leadership abilities. Every year, Boston University welcomes about 20 outstanding students to the Trustee Scholars Program. Many of our current Scholars had perfect 4.0 grade point averages in high school and typically ranked in the top 5–10% of their class.

In addition to exceptional academic credentials, Trustee Scholars are intellectually and creatively adventurous and demonstrate viewpoints, experiences or achievements beyond the usual. They are, in other words, not just top students, but extraordinary people. At BU, scholars also become part of a unique campus community that offers many intellectual, cultural, and social opportunities.

While the competition is especially rigorous, the benefits are considerable. A Trustee Scholarship covers full undergraduate tuition plus the University orientation and mandatory undergraduate student fees and is renewable for four years if certain criteria are met.



Chancellor’s Academic Distinction


Priority: 12/1
Final: 3/1

  • 30+ ACT or 1360+ SAT
  • Minimum 3.5 high school GPA
$5,000 tuition/fees and $5,000 on-campus housing
Provost’s Academic Excellence


Priority: 12/1
Final: 3/1

  • 28 – 29 ACT or 1300-1350 SAT
  • Minimum 3.5 high school GPA
$4,000 tuition/fees and $4,000 on-campus housing
Deans’ Academic Merit


Priority: 12/1
Final: 3/1

  • 26 – 27 ACT or 1230-1290 SAT
  • Minimum 3.25 high school GPA
$4,000 tuition/fees and $2,000 on-campus housing
UA Little Rock Academic Achievement


Priority: 12/1
Final: 3/1

  • 24 – 25 ACT or 1160-1220 SAT
  • Minimum 3.0 high school GPA
$3,000 tuition/fees and $1,000 on-campus housing
Freshman Award


Priority: 12/1
Final: 3/1

  • 22-23 ACT or 1100-1150 SAT
  • Minimum 3.0 high school GPA
$2,000 tuition/fees

$5,000 per academic year ($2,500 per semester) provided income to the fund is sufficient. A minimum of five awards will be presented annually.


  • Candidate must be a full-time student at ASU-Jonesboro.
  • Candidate must be a resident of the state of Arkansas.
  • Entering freshmen must have a minimum ACT of 23 and high school GPA of 3.5.
  • A separate scholarship application is required and must be submitted by December 2, 2016. 
  • Selection based on demonstrated leadership qualities in high school. 
  • Special consideration given to those students who are living on campus. 
  • Students who are awarded the A-State Scholar scholarship will not be considered.
  • Only complete applications submitted by the deadline will be considered.


UALR Chancellor's Leadership Corps (CLC) Scholars Program  Deadline: Dec. 1, 2018

The following outlines criteria reviewed for the interview selection process:

  • Accepted for admission to UALR as a first-time freshmen 
  • Complete UALR scholarship application
  •  High School Performance (GPA minimum 3.0) 
  • Test scores (ACT minimum 19)
  • Active participation in extra-curricular activities and community involvement
  • Two letters of recommendations
  • Current Resume (recommended)
  • Essay: Maximum of 500 word essay on the importance of leadership and service to the community. (optional) 
  • On-campus interview


The Jefferson Scholarship at the University of Virginia - Deadline Dec. 3, 2018

The goal of nurturing future leaders is at the heart of the Jefferson Scholars Foundation’s mission: to attract to the University the most promising leaders, scholars, and citizens in the world.  See your counselor for a recommendation.  


Lyceum Scholarship at Clemson University - Deadline Dec. 10, 2018

The Lyceum Scholars program takes a Great Books approach to studying liberty, free markets, the American Founding and moral character. It is a four-year academic program open to incoming freshmen at Clemson University.  All Lyceum Scholars receive a $10,000 scholarship, which is disbursed over their four years at Clemson University. In exchange for this scholarship, students in the program take a sequence of eight courses with the other Lyceum Scholars in their graduating class. In these classes, Lyceum Scholars study the moral principles of a free society, the political ideals of the American Founding and the economic foundations of capitalism.


Arkansas Tech University Creative Writing Contest - Deadline Dec. 15, 2018 

The Department of English and World Languages at Arkansas Tech University encourages high school seniors to enter Tech's annual Creative Writing Contest. To enter, send a poem, a group of poems, a short story, or a piece of dramatic writing to the address below. Your name, address and phone number should be written on the back of each page of your entry. You may send your submission electronically by attaching it to an email addressed to

Creative Writing Contest
Department of English
Arkansas Tech University
Russellville, AR 72801


AXA Achievementsm Scholarship – Deadline December 14, 2018

The AXA Achievementsm Scholarship offers college scholarships of $10,000 and $25,000 to high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their activities in school, the community or the workplace. The scholarship is sponsored by the AXA Foundation, the philanthropic arm of AXA US.

The 2018 program will be accepting applications from September 10, 2017 until 10,000 applications are submitted or 11:59 p.m. CST on December 15, 2017, whichever comes first. Your application MUST be one of the first 10,000 submitted electronically by the deadline date. 
Apply early!



University of Missouri Scholarships - Deadline Dec. 15, 2018


Arkansas Chamber Singers Vocal/Choral Music Scholarship - Deadline Dec. 14, 2018

The Arkansas Chamber Singers Vocal/Choral Music Scholarship is available to any graduating senior from a public or private high school in Arkansas. The student must have a minimum cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 and must major in music with emphasis in choral or vocal performance at an accredited four-year institution of higher education. A high school transcript must accompany the application to document the grade point average. The student applicant must also be enrolled in the choral music program (curriculum) at the high school in which he or she attends. The First Place $1,000 and Second Place $500 music scholarship award will be paid directly to the student upon verification of college enrollment.


Epsilon Sigma Alpha has several scholarships available for Arkansas students - Deadline of December 15, 2018


Odenza Marketing Group Volunteer Scholarship ($500) -  Deadline: Dec. 30, 2018

The main goal of the Odenza Marketing Group Volunteer Award is to encourage students to make a positive contribution to their individual communities, while providing scholarship awards to those who have done so over the previous 12 months.
ELIGIBILITY: A)Be between the ages of 16 and 22 on December 30th, 2018 B) A student must also possess a GPA of 2.5 or higher in his/her last academic year.C) A student must have contributed at least 50 hours of volunteer (non-paid) service within his/her community over the last 12 months. Please ensure that you have completed this amount of hours and that a person within the organization(s) is willing to confirm that you have volunteered this amount of time. (Note that we will only contact the organization(s) in the event that you are chosen as the scholarship award winner.)D) A student must be a resident of Canada or the United States and must attend a school in Canada or the United States.


Arkansas Sports Hall Of Fame Scholarship - Deadline December 31, 2018

In January, 2018, the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame (ASHOF) will award five $1,000 scholarships to Arkansas high school senior students who will be enrolling in an Arkansas college. These scholarships will be awarded to current high school seniors – both boys and girls are eligible – and all scholarship funds will be paid directly to the college that each student will be attending. CRITERIA FOR ELIGIBILITY: 1.Must be a graduating senior from an Arkansas high school (AAA member) for school year 2018-2019.  2.Must be attending an Arkansas college or junior college (private or public) as a freshman the following fall 2018.  3.Must submit an essay to the ASHOF for evaluation postmarked or emailed by December 31, 2018.  All submissions after this date will not be considered.

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