Tagged: arkansas academic challenge scholarship

Enrollment Down in Arkansas, But Graduates Increase at Colleges, Universities

by Gwen Moritz 5/5/2014 12:00 am

Enrollment dropped last fall at almost all of Arkansas’ 22 two-year colleges and half of the four-year universities, a trend attributed mainly to improvements in the overall economy.

Cuts in Lottery Scholarships Challenge Arkansas Colleges

by Luke Jones 6/3/2013 12:00 am

While the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery seeks to compensate for slumping sales, the state’s colleges and universities are struggling to help incoming freshmen compensate for a decrease of $2,500 in their lottery-funded scholarships.

Getting (And Keeping!) The Academic Challenge Scholarship

by Samuel G. Smith 6/28/2012 1:15 pm

Scholarships like the Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship make higher education a reality for thousands of students in Arkansas every year. But getting them is only half the battle — you also have to work to keep them.

Get Smart! Complete The Smart Core

by Louisa Rook 9/19/2011 12:00 am

This core is required in order to be eligible for the Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship, funded by the Arkansas State Lottery.

Easy Money: How to Apply for 21 Arkansas Scholarships At Once

by NEXT Staff 9/9/2010 12:00 am

Fill out one application and be considered for 21 scholarships at the website for the Arkansas Department of Higher Education.

How To Pay Less For Your College Degree

by NEXT Staff 9/9/2010 12:00 am

College isn’t cheap. But before you submit to sticker shock, know this: 80 percent of freshmen at Arkansas colleges receive some kind of financial aid. In a lot of cases, you can get cash just because you need it. You’re likely to get more money, though, if you’ve demonstrated that you’re serious about school. So first things first – hit the books and get good grades. Then, follow this step-by-step guide to the Benjamins, and you’ve got a good shot at leaving college with a degree and little debt.