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April Scholarships

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April Scholarships


FS Boys and Girls Club Scholarship - Deadline April 1, 2019

Applicants must have a 2.5 GPA and have been involved at the

Boys & Girls Club for 2 years (as a member or volunteer (anytime

from ages 6-18.    The deadline is Monday, April 1st.    We usually give

out 25 to 30 scholarship awards each year (ranging from $ 1000 to $ 2500). 


Phi Alpha Omega Chapter (PAO) Memorial Scholarship - Deadline April 1, 2019

The Phi Alpha Omega Chapter Memorial Academic Scholarship was established in memory of deceased members of Phi Alpha Omega and Kappa Iota Chapters. The scholarship is offered to:

  1. Graduating African American seniors enrolled in a high school located in Benton, Washington and Sebastian counties,
  2. African American students currently enrolled in accredited colleges and universities in Benton, Washington and Sebastian counties,
  3. African American students from the counties previously indicated (a high school transcript must be submitted with the application) matriculating at an accredited college and/or university outside the counties previously mentioned, and
  4. All active and financial members of Phi Alpha Omega and Kappa Iota Chapters of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.


C.B. Garrison Scholarship - Deadline April 1, 2019

This scholarship is for graduating seniors of AAEA members.  Click here for the application. 


Celebration of Life Scholarship - Deadline April 1, 2019

Celebration of Life is awarded to an individual in the state of Arkansas whose life has been affected by cancer. This award will be given to an individual who has been impacted by cancer but continues to celebrate every moment of life and live it to the fullest. This person may have had cancer themselves or had a family member or friend with cancer.


Arkansas Tech-Ozark-HIGH SCHOOL TO HIGH WAGE SCHOLARSHIP-Deadline April 1, 2019

Must be a first time entering freshman and recent high school graduate. Students must have a minimum cumulative High School GPA of 3.0. Scholarships will be awarded based on GPA, test scores and letters of recommendation. Applications are to be submitted to the Arkansas Tech-Ozark Office of Financial Aid. Deadline to apply is April 1st. Awarded for Fall semester. 


Arkansas School Plant Management Association Scholarship Program - Deadline: April 1, 2018

Every year the Arkansas School Plant Management Association awards $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors across the state. The selection is based on academic excellence, leadership in school activities, work experiences and community service. The completed application must be signed by the high school principal or an appropriate school official and returned no later than April 1, 2019, to the AAEA c/o ASPMA Scholarship, 219 South Victory, Little Rock, AR 72201. A panel of ASPMA board members will judge the applicants and select 14 winners. The ASPMA will send a $1,000 check to the scholarship winners.


R. Preston Woodruff, Jr. Scholarship-Deadline April 1, 2019

The Arkansas Student Loan Authority provides several $1000 scholarships each year to incoming and current college students in Arkansas. Each year, one of the scholarships drawn will be renewable for up to 4 years.  To enter the scholarship online, visit: Scholarship Entry Form.


Jack E. and Mollie H. Grober Scholarship  - Deadline April 1

With the application, students must submit the following items:

  • A high school transcript
  • One letter of recommendation from an unrelated (not a family member) source that addresses the scholarship criteria
  • A one-half to one-page statement describing how you meet the scholarship criteria and how you will use the education

This is a $2000 scholarship. Academic requirements are a minimum 3.5 GPA and 24 ACT. Applicants must have completed at least two advanced placement classes.


2019 Hispanic Women's Organization in Arkansas Scholarship - Deadline April 8, 2019

Hispanic traditional or non-traditional students who have graduated or will be graduating from an Arkansas high school; whom will be attending or have been accepted to attend a technical training institute, a 2 year or 4 year college are eligible to apply. The student must be able to attend the HWOA Cinco de Mayo Festival on May 4th, 2019 at the Jones Center in Springdale.


FSPS Scholarships and Grants -  April 8, 2019 These applications are used to determine several scholarships that will all go to FSPS students. 

Benny L. Gooden, Superintendent of Fort Smith Public Schools from 1986 to 2016 served as President of the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) — The School Superintendents Association during 2012-2013. In consideration of service to the association, an honorarium was paid to the Fort Smith Public Schools. Dr. Gooden recommended, and the Fort Smith Board of Education approved, establishing the Benny L. Gooden AASA Scholarship fund with the Fort Smith Public Schools Foundation. A matching contribution from the Windgate Foundation and continuing contributions from Dr. Gooden have made it possible for the scholarship to be endowed for perpetuity. The number and amounts of scholarships will be determined annually depending upon the earnings of the endowment. Criteria for Recipients Applicants for scholarships from this fund must turn in application on or before March 25, 2019. Scholarship awards may also be made on behalf of Sam T. Sicard and in memory of Dr. Randy Bridges from the application pool collected each particular year.


Coca-Cola Grant - Deadline April 10th 

Coca-­Cola Grants in the amount of $1000 each will be awarded to one Northside High School senior and one Southside High School senior annually. These grants are nonrenewable. The selection committee will use the following criteria when selecting the recipient of the Coca-­Cola Grant:

●      Must have senior standing

●      2.5 minimum GPA

●      Minimum of 19 on ACT

●      Personal and educational achievement

●      Evidence of good citizenship

●      Volunteerism at school and in the community

●      Demonstrated leadership activities and potential


PTA's Lela Gooden Memorial Scholarship - Deadline April 12, 2019

This scholarship is presented to a graduating senior of Northside High School and Southside High School who plans to pursue a career in the field of education. 

If you have questions please feel free to contact BJ Barrie or Stacy Stites


2019 Ernest Whitelaw Don Kinney Scholarship - Deadline April 12, 2019


  • Indian documentation (CDIB card) from a federally recognized tribe 
  • Resident of Arkansas
  • Transcript
  • Two letters of reference

**Application must be in the AICA office or postmarked by the deadline.


Buster Bynum Education Scholarship - Deadline April 15, 2019

 Named in honor of R. A. “Buster” Bynum, retired Director of the Virginia Department of Education’s pupil transportation office and former SESPTC treasurer, this one-time $2,500 education scholarship is made available to one deserving public school student in each of the fourteen-member southeastern states.  

  • The parent/guardian listed on application had a Gross Taxable Family Income equal to or less than $80,000 for each of the “Past Three Tax Years.”  (For the purpose of this scholarship award, the “Past Three Tax Years” is defined as the 2015, 2016 and 2017 tax years.)
  • The parent/guardian listed on application has been an active employee in public school transportation during the “Past Three Years.”  This includes school bus drivers, aides, monitors, mechanics, parts clerks, foremen, managers, trainers, supervisors, directors, and inspectors that work in public education.  (For the purpose of this scholarship award, the “Past Three Years” work history requirement is defined as the period since January 1, 2015.)
  • The student applicant has at least a 3.0 (B) scholastic average, will graduate from a public high school, and will attend a post-secondary educational institution starting in 2018.


AR Scholars UAFS Scholarship - Deadline April 15, 2019

For 2019 High School Graduates – Scholarship Award: $1,000 per year for 2 years. High School must verify status as an AR Scholar. To maintain scholarship, recipient must: 1. Enroll full time each semester and remain eligible for financial aid; 2. Pass 24 hours total in fall and spring; 3. Attain a cumulative 2.8 GPA after second semester and maintain it 


Arkansas Public Health Association (APHA) Scholarship - Deadline April 15, 2019

The APHA Student Scholarship in the amount of $1000 is given annually at the APHA conference to a student selected from a pool of applicants to provide support for their attainment of a public health degree.


  1. Currently enrolled in the field of public health at an Arkansas school
  2. High school senior, undergraduate or graduate student
  3. Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and be in good standing
  4. Required to sit on APHA board as a student representative
  5. Not a previous scholarship recipient


USMA/Blake Family Metric Scholarship Award - Deadline April 15, 2019

Win a $2,500.00 scholarship to be applied to tuition payments for a two or four-year undergraduate degree. 

Eligibility: All US high school seniors are eligible to apply for the USMA/Blake Family Metric Scholarship Award.

How to Apply: Read the flyer, fill in the application, and submit electronically (preferred) or by USPS mail to USMA.

Sponsor information: All judging and final decisions of scholarships are the sole responsibility of the US Metric Association. Funding for this award is being provided by the Blake Family, in an effort to help increase metric awareness and usage in the USA.


Gloria Barron Prize - Deadline April 15, 2019

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:

Be between the age of 8-18

Permanent residents of and currently residing in the US or Candada

Currently working on an inspiring service project or have done so within the past 12 months

Ronnie Bateman Memorial Scholarship - Deadline April 15, 2019

Coach Ronnie Bateman was a coach in the Fort Smith Public School system for 44 years, serving 40 of those years here at Southside High School.  In his memory, the Bateman family has set up a scholarship fund for a Southside senior athlete.  The scholarship has been awarded since 2004 and has already assisted 21 Southside graduates with their college education.  This year, a one time $1000 scholarship will be presented to the senior athlete who best meets the criteria of the scholarship.  Applications may be picked up in the counselor’s office or printed here. The deadline to turn in the application is Monday, April 15.  


Student-view Scholarship Program - Deadline April 22, 2019

Student Insights will award the following prizes: (Select your state below to apply)

  • One (1) individual prize of a $4,000 scholarship.
  • Two (2) individual prize of a $1,000 scholarship.
  • Ten (10) individual prizes, consisting of $500 scholarships each

 It is exceptionally easy to apply:

* NO minimum SAT or ACT score* NO minimum grade point average* NO lengthy, time-consuming paperwork* NO essays* NO application fees

Simply complete a 15-25 minute online survey about local colleges. You will then be automatically entered into a random drawing for a scholarship award.


WATA Tennis Scholarships - Deadline April 15, 2019

The Lou Barry Memorial Players Award is given to a high school senior who intends to play or is being recruited for college tennis or a current college player. First consideration is given to WATA members who have been active in area and/or state junior and high school tennis and WATA programs.  The Volunteers Award is open to the same group but does not have a future playing requirement. This scholarship is weighted more toward community service and volunteerism. Volunteering for Tennis programs is a plus. The WATA scholarships will be awared to the applicants who best meet the following criteria: 

1.Personal, scholastic and tennis achievement

2.Volunteerism in tennis, especially WATA programs

3. Sportsmanship, citizenship and character

4. Community and school involvement

Please note the following the applicants need to include:

1. The application form

2. A letter explaining the 4 criteria above

3. Two letters of recommendation


2019HonorsGradU Scholarship - Deadline April 28, 2019

For 6 years, every time we've raised the bar for our scholarship, you've surpassed it (see winners' work here). So this year, we're upping the challenge once again. To demonstrate our continued belief in students' phenomenal ability to use their learning to better the world around them, welcome to the:

HonorsGradU Design A Better Future $10,000 Scholarship


FIDM National Scholarship Competition High School Seniors - Deadline April 29, 2019

This scholarship for new students offers a full one-year scholarship to one student in each of the following seven categories: Fashion Executive of Tomorrow (Merchandise Marketing), Interior Designer of Tomorrow, Graphic Designer of Tomorrow, Fashion Designer of Tomorrow, Visual Designer of Tomorrow, Digital Media Artist of Tomorrow, and Trend Spotter of Tomorrow (Merchandise Product Development).



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