Scholarship Awards

Application and Essay Deadlines

Atkinson Scholarship-June 1

Hallman Scholarship-Priority deadline, December 1

All Other Scholarships-EXTENDED to May 1

Online Application Form

Anonymous Scholarship

  • Full-time student active in the Association of Baptist Students or the Baptist Student Ministry
  • 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 Department of Agriculture
  • Awarded by SAU Foundation Scholarship Committee
  • Awarded per academic year

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

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 majoring in Engineering
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Students of all class levels are eligible
  • Awarded by SAU Foundation Scholarship Committee
  • Awarded per academic year

Gaming Scholarship

  • Students majoring in Game and Animation Design

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

NORCO Engineering Scholarship

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

PEO Scholarship (2 available CW Chapter and AN Chapter)

  • Female student with a financial need

Power of 5 Scholarship

  • Full-time, degree-seeking student
  • Students of all class levels are eligible
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Willingness to participate in promotional material
  • Awarded by SAU Foundation Scholarship Committee
  • Awarded per academic year

  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

Trexler Scholarship

  • Student majoring in Marketing or Management

Robert Terry Supplemental Instruction Award- $500 per semester

  •  Must be a current supplemental instruction leader
  • Student must be recommended by Supplemental Instruction Staff

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