Scholarship Awards

Application and Essay Deadlines

Atkinson Scholarship – June 1

Hallman Scholarship – Priority deadline, January 15

 

Online Application Form

 

Angler Scholarship

  • Member of the SAU Fishing Team

Anonymous Scholarship

  • Full-time student active in the Association of Baptist Students or the Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM) or the Missionary Baptist Student Fellowship
  • Students of all class levels are eligible
  • Awarded by SAU Foundation Scholarship Committee
  • Awarded per academic year

William M. “Buddy” Atkinson, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

  • Incoming freshman to Southern Arkansas University
  • Majoring in Agriculture
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Minimum ACT Score of 19
  • Applicants must complete the scholarship application at this link: Buddy Atkinson Memorial Scholarship Application and submit a cover letter stating how this scholarship will be beneficial and a document that lists school/community activities, awards, honors, etc.
  • Application deadline is June 1st.
  • Two letters of recommendation – one must be from a school official
  • Transcript with test scores

Jill Attebery Nursing Scholarship

  • Majoring in Nursing
  • Minimum of one semester completed in the Nursing Program
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Awarded by SAU Department of Nursing
  • Awarded per academic year

Farm Bureau Agri-Business Scholarship

  • Full-time student majoring in Business or Agri-Business
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Arkansas resident
  • Students of all class levels are eligible
  • Awarded by SAU Foundation Scholarship Committee
  • Awarded per academic year; student must apply each year.

Arkansas Seed Dealers Association

  • Sophomore, Junior, or Senior student
  • Agriculture related field of study
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Arkansas resident
  • Financial need

Arkansas State Plant Board Scholarship

  • Majoring in an Agriculture field
  • Students of all class levels are eligible
  • Awarded by SAU Foundation Scholarship Committee
  • Awarded per academic year

Dustin Bettis Memorial Scholarship

  • Incoming Freshmen
  • Graduate of Magnolia High School
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Letter of recommendation from pastor, youth leader, or sponsor of a school activity

Campbell & Company Scholarship

  • Incoming Freshmen
  • Minimum GPA of 3.25
  • Graduate of a high school located in Columbia County
  • Demonstrate leadership experience and community service
  • Major in a degree plan with the Rankin College of Business

Farm Credit of Western Arkansas Scholarship

  • Full-time undergraduate student majoring in Agriculture
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Involvement in at least one organization within the SAU Department of Agriculture
  • Resident of one of the Arkansas counties listed below:
    Baxter Conway Hempstead Madison Perry Sebastian
    Benton Crawford Hot Springs Marion Pike Sevier
    Boone Dallas Howard Miller Polk Union
    Calhoun Faulkner Johnson Montgomery Pope Van Buren
    Carroll Franklin Lafayette Nevada Saline Washington
    Clark Garland Little River Newton Scott Yell
    Columbia Grant Logan Ouachita Searcy
  • Evidence of financial need
  • Awarded by SAU Agriculture Department
  • Awarded per academic year

Glover Memorial Annual Scholarship

  • Majoring in math or education
  • Minimum 2.75 GPA
  • Preference to be given to minority students
  • Awarded by SAU Foundation Scholarship Committee
  • $2,000 available for 2021-22, $1,000 per semester

Cinda Hallman Scholarship

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  • Female students majoring in the College of Science and Engineering
  • Incoming Freshmen
  • Recipient can maintain scholarship for four years with a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Two scholarship awards of $17,000 annually
  • Minimum ACT score of 26
  • Preference to be given to students from 1) Arkansas, 2) surrounding states, and 3) U.S. citizens
  • Letter of recommendation from school official
  • Awarded by SAU Foundation Scholarship Committee

Dr. Kristopher Freeland Scholarship

  • Students majoring in a Science field

Ann Furr Harrell Engineering Scholarship

  • Female student
  • Sophomore, Junior, or Senior Engineering major
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Awarded by SAU Foundation Scholarship Committee
  • Awarded per academic year

Dr. Bill Loe Annual Scholarship

  • Majoring in an Agriculture degree plan
  • Minimum GPA of 2.75
  • Resident of Southwest Arkansas

Magnolia Rotary Club Scholarship

  • Resident of Columbia County
  • Active in the local community
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Evidence of financial need
  • Students of all class levels are eligible
  • Awarded by SAU Foundation Scholarship Committee
  • Awarded per academic year

Nashville, AR Scholarship

  • Graduating Senior of Nashville High School
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Awarded by SAU Foundation Scholarship Committee
  • Awarded per academic year

Orris Nipper Scholarship

  • Majoring in Pre-Veterinary Science or Animal Science
  • Students of all class levels are eligible
  • Awarded by SAU Foundation Scholarship Committee
  • Awarded per academic year

NORCO Engineering Scholarship

  • Sophomore, Junior, or Senior Engineering major
  • Minimum 2.85 GPA
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Awarded by SAU Foundation Scholarship Committee
  • Awarded per academic year

NORCO SAU Dean E.E. Graham Engineering Scholarship

  • Incoming Freshmen
  • Engineering major
  • Awarded by SAU Foundation Scholarship Committee
  • Awarded per academic year
  • Recipient can maintain scholarship for four years
  • $17,000 annually

  Jay and Willie Broom Rowe Scholarship

  • Graduating Senior of Emerson High School
  • Preference for students majoring in 1) Agriculture, 2) Business, or 3) Science
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Evidence of  financial need
  • Student must demonstrate community leadership
  • Awarded by SAU Foundation Scholarship Committee
  • Awarded per academic year

Spraggins Scholarship

  • Student majoring in Pre-Veterinary Sciences

Robert Terry Supplemental Instruction Award

  • Must be a current Supplemental Instruction leader
  • Student must be recommended by Supplemental Instruction staff

US Poultry Scholarship

  • Majoring in a career field with an interest in the poultry industry

Dan Vela Engineering Scholarship

  • Majoring in Engineering
  • Awarded by SAU Engineering faculty

Windgate Studio Art Scholarship

  • Majoring in Studio Art
  • Awarded by the SAU Art Department Faculty
  • Renewable based on continually meeting the following criteria:
    • Continue as a studio art major
    • Complete 12 or more semester hours on the SAU campus each semester
    • Measures of productivity and quality of work executed within the art classes, as well as, five hours of service per week for the art department
      • Service hours may include teaching assistant, lab tech, research assistant, and/or gallery assistant. Departmental internship experiences are designed to strengthen the students’ skills for applying for graduate programs or for the work force.
    • Minimum of 2.5 GPA
    • Club participation & leadership skills
    • Must submit Art Portfolio

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