Since years, Arkansas Department of Higher Education [ADHE] has been tirelessly involved in promoting higher education at Arkansas. ADHE has been taking initiative through providing financial aids and scholarships to help students of Arkansas gaining education and fulfill their dreams to pursue higher education.
ADHE provide various graduate and undergraduate scholarships in different subject areas such as medicine, sciences etc. Apart from these scholarships ADHE also provides funding for training programs, fellowships etc.
Some of these scholarships include Academic Challenge Scholarship which is available for students residing in Arkansas aspiring to pursue higher education and entering college for first time. This is also funded by Arkansas Lottery Scholarship.
Arkansas Health Education Grant is for professional training in the field of Dentistry, Osteopathic medicine, Pediatrics, Veterinary etc. This is sub funded by State of Arkansas. Students of medical and health field pursuing graduate and professional courses very well avail benefits for this scholarship.
Governor’s Scholars program is one of the merit based program for high school seniors. The scholarship program is based on academic achievement, test scores and leadership and provides financial assistance for tuition, mandatory fees, and room and board to selected students.
Apart from this, financial assistance is also provided for higher education through Higher Education Opportunities Grants. These grants are provided up to $1000 and $500 to full time and part time students respectively on the basis of financial needs. Apart from this, students need to be a resident of Arkansas and attend an approved Arkansas institution.
Further, there are also scholarship programs available for dependents and spouses of law enforcement officer and military people of Arkansas.
Financial aids for research are also provided in specific fields to undergraduate students through Students Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program.
Further Washington Center Scholarships of up to $6000 are provided to attend internship and seminars at Washington center. Apart from these, there are also programs available for loans repayment.
With these programs, ADHE is working towards promoting statewide initiative towards higher education and thus improving academic programs and helping economically disadvantaged students in completing their education. Hope these scholarships will help students in brightening their career path.
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