Scholarships

College of the Ouachitas Institutional Scholarships

College of the Ouachitas Honors College Scholarship: First-Time, full-time college students with an ACT score of 23 or above and transfer students with a 23 or above plus good standing at the previous institution may apply for this scholarship. Recipients of this scholarship must be admitted into COTO's Honors College and maintain eligibility criteria. Continuing COTO students admitted to Honors College by application any time after the first semester may also apply for this scholarship. The award will be disbursed for the Fall and Spring terms provided the student enroll in at least 12 semester hours for Fall and 15 semester hours for subsequent terms. The scholarship pays mandatory tuition and fees up to 18 hours per term. Lab fees, special course fees, and the matriculation fees are the student’s responsibility. The scholarship will not pay tuition and fees for repeated courses. This scholarship is awarded for the duration of four consecutive semesters or the completion of an associate degree, whichever comes first, provided the student maintain all scholarship requirements.

Application must be filed prior to enrollment. Follow this link for the College of the Ouachitas Scholarship Application or pick one up in Student Affairs. See renewal information by clicking Continuing Eligibility. Students may direct questions to HonorsCollege@coto.edu

College of the Ouachitas Foundation Scholarship: $500 per semester scholarships awarded on a competitive basis. The applicant must submit an essay and demonstrate financial need.

Application deadline for Fall term is May 2; Spring term deadline is November 25. Follow this link for the College of the Ouachitas Scholarship Application or pick one up in Student Affairs.

College of the Ouachitas Merit Scholarship: Graduating high school seniors with an ACT score of nineteen (19) and above in all areas and rank in the top 20% of their graduating class may apply for this 1/2 tuition scholarship that is renewable up to two years. The award will be disbursed for the Fall and Spring terms provided you are enrolled in at least 12 semester hours for Fall and 15 semester hours for subsequent terms. The scholarship will pay for 1/2 tuition. Fees are the student’s responsibility. The scholarship will not pay the tuition for repeated courses. This scholarship is awarded for the duration of four consecutive semesters or the completion of an associate degree, whichever comes first, provided the student maintain all scholarship requirements.

Application deadline for Fall term August 5. Follow this link for the College of the Ouachitas Scholarship Application or pick one up in Student Affairs. See renewal information by clicking Continuing Eligibility.

Non-Traditional Scholarship: Scholarships are available to recent GED graduates with an Honors Score of 170 or above on at least two of the four sections of the GED test. The award will be disbursed for the Fall and Spring terms provided you are enrolled in at least 12 semester hours for Fall and 15 semester hours for subsequent terms. The scholarship will pay for tuition. Fees are the student’s responsibility. The scholarship will not pay the tuition for repeated courses. This scholarship is awarded for the duration of four consecutive semesters or the completion of an associate degree, whichever comes first, provided the student maintain all scholarship requirements.

Application deadline for Fall term is August 5. Follow this link for the College of the Ouachitas Scholarship Application or pick one up in Student Affairs. See renewal information by clicking Continuing Eligibility.

The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship: The President of the College is authorized to award a scholarship of tuition, up to 15 credit hours, to an incoming traditional or nontraditional student who embraces the ideals and teachings of the late Martin Luther King Jr. The scholarship is renewable up to two consecutive semesters. No more than one scholarship will be a awarded. Student must be PELL eligible. 

 

Privately Funded Scholarships

Arkansas Governor's Commission on People with Disabilities Scholarship: The Arkansas Governor’s Commission on People with Disabilities will award several student scholarships. Applications are graded by the Scholarship Committee on the basis of financial need, academic achievement, community involvement, goals and the specific challenges you face due to your disability. Applicants are recommended to the full Commission for approval. The scholarship recipients will be recognized at a reception in Little Rock in June 2010. Please include a typed short biography when submitting the Arkansas Governor's Commission on People with Disabilities Scholarship.Visit this page for application instructions

Ouachita Student Government Association (SGA) Scholarships: The SGA sponsors an academic scholarship. Contact the Financial Aid Office for information.

Single Parent Scholarship: Scholarships are available to single parents who have custody of a minor child. Application for this scholarship must be made prior to each semester. Follow this link to apply http://www.aspsf.org/students_spscholarships.html.

Arkansas Rehabilitation Services: Students with disabilities may be eligible for tuition assistance from the Arkansas Rehabilitation Services. Students should contact their county disability counselor.

SOLAR ACTION ALLIANCE Solar Scholarship: The application deadline is July 1, with the winner of the $1,000.00 scholarship to be notified on August 1. Click here for more information.

GRAINGER Tools for Tomorrow Scholarship program: The Scholarship is for $2,000.00 in two installments of $1,000.00 on August 1 and December 15. In addition, a Westward® toolkit will also be awarded to each recipient upon graduation. Visit this page for additional information.

Veterans Administration: Students may be eligible for educational assistance while pursuing approved training if they participated in the either the Post-Vietnam Era Educational Assistance Program (VEAP) or the Montgomery GI Bill (Chapter 30) while on active duty. Dependents of eligible veterans may also qualify for benefits. For more information, contact your VA Counselor by phone at (888) 442-4551 or visit www.gibill.va.gov.
The Post-9/11 GI Bill Website now offers a step-by-step guide on what to consider and how to apply, including an estimator to help eligible individuals determine how much money they are eligible for. The intent is to make this process as easy and straight forward as possible and  to alleviate any confusion that claimants might have.

The new step by step guide is available at: http://www.gibill.va.gov/GI_Bill_Info/CH33/step-by-step.htm

National Guard Tuition Assistance: Tuition Assistance is available to members of the National Guard. Please contact the educational counselor at your unit or apply online at: http://www.virtualarmory.com.

Education Training for Foster Youth: Sponsored through the Arkansas Department of Human Services, this scholarship allows former foster youth between the ages of 18 and 21 to obtain assistance of up to $5000 per academic year for educational expenses. Information and applications are at www.statevoucher.org.

State of Arkansas Scholarships: The State of Arkansas provides several grants and scholarships. State financial aid includes the Workforce Improvement Grant, Governor’s Scholarship, Arkansas Academic Challenge, The New Arkansas Academic Challenge (Lottery) Scholarship, MIA/KIA Dependent’s Scholarship, Law Officers Dependent’s Scholarship, and Emergency Secondary Educational Loan Program, and the GO! Opportunities Grant. For more information, call 1-800-54-STUDY or visit the Arkansas State Website.

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