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Lists of Arkansas Scholarship Lottery 2022 – Apply

Arkansas scholarship lottery is one of the biggest Scholarship Scheme in the United States of America. Since 2009, the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery has raised over $1 billion for Arkansas college students, assisting in the awarding of more than 650,000 Arkansas Academic Challenge scholarships.

To be eligible for the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery, you must be a USA Student. As long as you’ve lived in Arkansas for at least a year and intend to attend college there, you might be qualified for one of the ongoing Arkansas lottery scholarships.

Below is a list of available scholarships:

Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship | ACST

Lists of Arkansas Scholarship Lottery 2022 - Apply

Deadline: July 1

Award Amount:

4 Year Institutions: $1,000 freshman year | $4,000 sophomore year | $4,000 junior year | $5,000 senior year. 2 Year Institutions: $1,000 freshman year | $3,000 sophomore year

The Arkansas Academic Challenge Program provides scholarships to Arkansas residents pursuing higher education.

Funded in large part by the Arkansas Lottery Scholarship, the Arkansas 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.

Who May Apply:

Traditional Students applying for the 2022-2023 academic year who are graduating from a public high school, a private or out-of-state high school, or homeschool must have an ACT superscore of at least a 19 (or an equivalent of a 19 composite on an equivalent test).

Traditional students must enroll in at least 12 hours the first fall semester following high school graduation, and at least 15 hours each semester thereafter, to receive their funds that semester.

They must complete at least 27 hours their first year, and at least 30 hours each year thereafter, with a 2.5 cumulative GPA.

College Freshman who did not qualify for Academic Challenge Scholarship can apply as traditional students if they were enrolled as a full-time first-time freshman and completed 27 hours with a 2.5 GPA at the end of Spring. If they do not have 27 hours at the end of spring, they can apply as non-traditional.

Non-Traditional Students are defined as students who are currently in college and did not receive Challenge, as well as adults who have completed some college but do not have a degree.

Non-traditional students with college hours will qualify with a cumulative college GPA of at least 2.5. Adults with no college can qualify for the Academic Challenge Scholarship if they have an ACT of 19 (or an equivalent score on an equivalent test) or 2.5 high school GPA if a graduate of an Arkansas public high school.

Non-traditional students may enroll in as few as six hours and still receive a pro-rated scholarship amount. They must also maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5, and their continuing eligibility requirement is related to their semester enrollment.


An applicant must:

  • Be an Arkansas resident (at least 12 months prior to enrollment and a US citizen/lawful permanent resident)
  • Be accepted for admission at an approved institution of higher education in a program of study that leads to a baccalaureate degree, associate degree, qualified certificate, or a nursing school diploma
  • Not have previously earned a baccalaureate degree
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) (There is no maximum income)
  • Not owe a refund on a federal or state student financial aid grant for higher education
  • Not borrowed in excess of annual federal loan limits
  • Not be incarcerated at the time of application for or during the time the applicant receives the scholarship
  • Have complied with the United States Selective Service System requirements for registration
  • Certify to be drug-free

To find more important information about the Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship, click here. To apply, go to the bottom of the page and click on the APPLY NOW button.

Arkansas Health Education Grant | ARHEG

Deadline: July 1

Arkansas Health Education Grant

The Arkansas Health Education Grant provides financial assistance to students seeking professional training in chiropractic medicine, dentistry, optometry, osteopathic medicine, podiatric medicine, and veterinary medicine to allow them to attend out-of-state institutions.


An applicant must:

  • Be a certified Arkansas resident
    • Certification is initiated by completion and submission of the application and affidavit
  • Apply and be accepted by a school under contract with the state.
    • Accepted programs of study include chiropractic medicine, dentistry, optometry, osteopathic medicine, podiatric medicine, and veterinary medicine
      • NOTE: No new Osteopathic students will be awarded since fall 2017. Those students already receiving funds will be paid through the end of their eligibility.
  • Student must be a good academic standing and make satisfactory academic progress toward timely completion of the participating institution’s prescribed curriculum, as defined by the participating institution, for the applicable academic period in question.

To find more information and apply for the Arkansas Health Education Grant, click here.

Student Undergraduate Research Fellowship | SURF

Deadline: November 1

Student Undergraduate Research Fellowship

The Student Undergraduate Research Fellowship is designed to allow undergraduate students to conduct in-depth research projects in their specific fields of study with the assistance of faculty mentors.


An applicant must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States or a permanent resident alien
  • Be enrolled in an approved Arkansas institution of higher education as a full-time student, as defined by ADHE
  • Be enrolled in a program of study that leads to or is creditable toward a baccalaureate degree
    • Programs include baccalaureate and associate degree programs
  • Have completed at least 30 semester credit hours before funds are awarded
  • Have a minimum cumulative 3.25 grade point average
  • Have a tenured or full-time faculty member to serve as their mentor
  • Submit the following documents:
      • SURF cover page (signed by mentor and institutional official)
      • Mentor form and mentor’s vita (2 page maximum)
      • Student form and student vita
      • Current transcript and listing of current semester classes
      • One page summary of proposed research
      • Description of proposed research (maximum of 5 pages, double spaced)
      • Budget and budget justification forms
      • Letter of support from mentor
      • Two letters of recommendation from faculty members
      • Original application and one copy


  • Student may compete for additional years but cannot receive more than three years of funding.

Award Amounts

The amount of the fellowship awarded to each recipient as follows:

  • $4,000 Maximum SURF Award
    • $1,250 maximum award (Student Stipend)
      • Spring only ($625 maximum award)
      • Spring & Summer ($1,250 maximum award)
      • Spring & Fall ($1,250 maximum award)
      • Spring, Summer & Fall ($1,250 maximum award)
    • $750 maximum award (Student Travel)
    • $750 maximum award (Mentor Award)
    • $1,250 maximum award (Institution Match)

To apply for this scholarship, click here.

State Teacher Education Program | STEP

Deadline: June 1

State Teacher Education Program | STEP

The State Teacher Education Program is a loan repayment program that offers yearly loan repayment grants to current educators teaching in a subject or geographic shortage area in an Arkansas public school. Teachers must reapply each year and are eligible for up to three years.

Who May Apply:

Eligible educators who are practicing in a geographic and/or subject shortage area of the state, and have outstanding federal student loan debt.


You must graduated after April 1, 2004; Teaching in a Geographic or Subject Shortage Area.

Documents Required:

College Transcript with Graduation Date; Lender Payment Information.

Award Amount:

$3,000 to $4,000

To apply to the State Teacher Education Program, click here. See rules and regulations attached to the loan repayment program here.

There are also available scholarships for students who intend to Study in UK or those who want to Study in New Zealand

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