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Scholarships will be updated as information becomes available!

PHS School Code = 042000


AR Dept of Higher Education (Lottery Scholarship)


How to Pay for College Guide


FAFSA - awards federal pell grants


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Deadline Scholarship  Who Can Apply?
Open McLarty Drives Education Scholarship

Any Senior with at least a 3.0 GPA

Will award 9 scholarships from Sept – May

September 15 Gates Scholarship Scholarship for outstanding minority seniors, must be Pell eligible and have a 3.3 GPA
September 27 Niche Back to School Scholarship Open to all seniors
September 30 Future Mentors Scholarship

Open to all Seniors

Must write an essay about being a mentor or someone who has been a mentor to you (see website for specific details) 

September 30 Sallie Mae Scholarship

Open to all seniors

Will also award scholarships in Oct, Nov, & Dec

September 30 Don’t Text & Drive Scholarship Open to 9th-12th grade students, $1000 Scholarship 
September 30 Be Bold Scholarship Open to all Seniors
September 30 CollegeXpress Scholarship Open to all Seniors
Various deadlines! National Society of High School Scholars SEVERAL different scholarships with different qualifications and deadlines!!

Opens in October

(deadline Dec 1)

Equitable Excellence Scholarship

Open to Seniors

Scholarship opens in October and only the first 10,000 applications will be considered!!

October 2 Coca-Cola Scholarship Open to any seniors who plan to further their education
October 15 ASU-Jonesboro ASU will start awarding Scholarships!
October 15 7th Day Adventist Women’s Scholarship Open to senior females who attend 7th Day Adventist Church
October 17 Heisman High School Scholarship Must have a 3.0 GPA or higher and participate in athletics
October 20 US Senate Youth Program

Juniors & Seniors who are currently serving in an elected or selected position, such as student government, class officer, 4H, or other organization

Students will receive a free trip to Washington DC and a $10,000 Scholarship

October 19

AR School Board Association Student Essay / Speaking Contest

Students will write an essay and present it on the following topic: Exploring the Ethical Implications of Artificial Intelligence 

$250-$1,000 cash prize

Only 1 student is allowed to submit an essay for our high school. Students need to turn in their essays to Mrs. Tolley by Oct 12th. If there is more than one applicant, PHS staff will decide on the applicant.

October 30 US Bank Scholarship Open to any seniors who plan to attend college
October 31 Voice of Democracy Essay Competition

Students in grades 9-12 can enter this essay competition,

over $30,000 in scholarships will be given out

Various deadlines – get started now! Big Future Scholarship Work on college planning and be entered into monthly drawings for scholarhsips!!
November 1 THEA Foundation Scholarship

Open to all Seniors

Categories: Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Creative Writing, Film, Fashion Design 

2024 Theme: Individual and Beautiful 

November 1 Univ of AR Priority Scholarship Deadline!!
November 1 Military Service Academy Nomination

Students at least 17 years of age

Citizen of the United State, legal resident of Arkansas

November 1 Entrepreneurship & Biology Scholarship Open to seniors who intend to pursue a degree in entrepreneurship or biology
November 8 Regeneron Science Talent Search

Open to all seniors

Scholarships from $2,000 – $250,000

November 13 Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards Students must be of Hispanic heritage and have at least a 3.0 GPA
November 15 Conerto High School Musicians Scholarship Must be a high school musician
November 15 10 Words or Less Scholarship Open to all seniors, $1,000 Scholarship
November 15 Arkansas Tech Scholarship Deadline!!
November 15 UA Fort Smith Priority Scholarship Deadline!!
November 16 Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship Must have a 3.5 GPA or higher, must plan to attend college after high school
November 15 10 Words or Less Scholarship $500 scholarship for 10 Words or Less!
November 24 Chick & Sophie Major Memorial Scholarship Duck Calling Contest

Any 2024 Senior can participate

November 24th at 11:00 am

Scholarship Amounts – $5,000, $2,000, $1,250, and $750

For more information, check out the Facebook page: World’s Championship Duck Calling Contest & Wings Over the Prairie Festival

You can also call the Stuttgart Chamber of Commerce for more info: 870-673-1602

November 30 Dr Juan Andrade Jr Scholarship Open to seniors who have at least one parent of Hispanic ancestry and demonstrate financial need 
Various deadlines FFA Scholarships & Grants various scholarships with different criteria & award amounts – check it out!!
December 1 Hagan Scholarship Program Must have 24 ACT & 3.75 GPA
December 1 AAFC Scholarship $1,000 Scholarship, open to seniors majoring in Education, must have 3.0 GPA
December 1 Ouachita Baptist Scholarship Deadline!!

December 13

Science Ambassador Scholarship Open to female students majoring in a science, technology, engineering, or math field
December 10 Central Baptist College Scholarship Deadline!!
December 15 G2 Overachievers Grant Awarded to an individual who goes beyond their everyday jobs and responsibilities to give back to their community and improve the lives of others

December 15

Burger King Scholars

Open to students attending college or vocational/technical schools!

Must have at least a 2.5 GPA

December 15

(Must turn in to Mrs. Tolley by Dec 15th so she can send it in before Jan 15th )

DAR Scholarships

Five different scholarships offered, ranging from $500-$1000

Must have a 22 ACT and 3.0 GPA

December 15 Priority Deadline

ATU Foundation Scholarships Check out the different scholarships ATU offers through their Foundation (not academic scholarships)

December 15

National School Plant Management Assoc Scholarship

(Info Coming Soon!)

$500-$1,500 Scholarships Available, Open to any senior
December 17 ATU Creative Writing Scholarship

Any Senior is eligible to apply, must attend ATU, up to $1,500 Scholarship

To enter, send a poem, a small group of poems, a short story, a novel chapter, or a piece of dramatic writing to the address provided below. The student's name, address, and phone number should be written on the back of each page of your mailed entry. Electronic entries can be sent to Put “Creative Writing Contest” in the subject line.  

Application Address:

Creative Writing Contest

Department of English and

World Languages

407 West Q Street

Arkansas Tech University

Russellville, AR 72801

December 17 Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Must be involved in high school sports and have a 3.0 GPA
December 31 NRA Civil Rights Essay Contest Must write an essay on “What does the 2nd Amendment mean to you?”
December 31 AR Sports Hall of Fame Scholarship

Must attend an AR College or Junior College, must participate in athletics

Only the first 100 essays will be considered!!

December 31 Imagine America Scholarship 2.5 GPA or higher, financial need, voluntary community service
January 10 National Wild Turkey Federation  Scholarship

Open to members of NWTF

Go online and fill out the application...then print your application and turn in to Mrs. Debbie Lee!

January 10 NSPMA Scholarship

Scholarships $500-$1,500

Open to seniors pursuing a Technical or Trade Certification, Associates or Bachelor’s Degree in Facility Management or Engineering 

January 19 BETA Club Scholarship

Scholarships from $1,000 – $20,000

Based on Academic Excellence, Leadership, Commendable Character, School & Community Service, and Participation in National Beta Activities

January 31 DAR Society Scholarships Over $4,000 in scholarships will be given out, must be a high school senior planning to attend a college or university, ACT score of 22 & 3.0 GPA
Various Deadlines FFA Scholarships & Grants various scholarships with different criteria & award amounts 
February 1 ASU Private Scholarships If you plan to attend ASU, check out these scholarships!!
February 1 and after AR Baptist Foundation Scholarships

20 different scholarships offered – check them out!

Mandy Coats Scholarship – open to student athletes who are active members of their churches

February 1 Deadline!! UALR Donaghey Scholars Program Financial Aid packages between $75,000-$90,000, many factors are considered including essays, recommendation letters, student activities, personal interviews, GPA, and test scores
February 16 AR Assoc of Conservation Districts “Dave Ferguson” Scholarship

Scholarship open to seniors who will be majoring in a conservation-related course of study 

Can compete for up to $1,000 at the state level!!

Various Deadlines – Starting February 16 Arkansas Assoc of Educational Administrators

Various scholarships with different criteria and deadlines.

Read through all of the different scholarships!!

AACIA Graduating Senior Scholarship – Feb 16 deadline – for seniors pursuing a career in education

ASPMA Scholarship – March 1 deadline – for any senior who plan to attend further education

AASBO Memorial Scholarship – April 1 deadline – for seniors who are children of AASBO members (AR Association of School Business Officials)

TEL-AR Scholarship – March 1 deadline – for seniors whose parent is a member of TEL-AR

AACTEA Scholarship – March 1 deadline – open to seniors who pursue further education, must be a completer in a vocational program of study

AAESP Scholarship – April 1 deadline – open to seniors who are children of AAEA members

CB Garrison Scholarship – Info Coming Soon! – open to seniors who are children of AAEA members (AR Assoc of Educational Administrators)

AASSP Scholarship – May 1 deadline – for seniors whose parent is an AAEA member (AR Assoc of Educational Administrators)


February 28 Women’s Cyber Security Scholarship

Must be a senior pursuing a degree in cybersecurity or information assurance

Must have at least a 3.3 GPA

February 28

AR Governor’s Commission on People with Disabilities Scholarship Scholarship for Arkansans with disabilities who are seeking higher education and/or vocational training
February 29

NB Cares Scholarship

(Weiss Lumber Scholarship)

$1,000 Scholarship to a senior who plans to enroll in a trade school or construction management program
  AR Lottery Scholarship Scroll down and Click the green YES button to create an account and get started!
March 1 UALR Art School Scholarships Open to seniors who plan to attend UALR and major in Art
March 1 Frame My Future Scholarship

Open to all Seniors!

Submit an original image of how you envision your future along with a short entry description. 

March 1  UA Little Rock Scholarship Deadline!!
March 1 Project Yellow Light Create a billborad ad warning about the dangers of texting and driving. 
March 3 Farm Credit of Western Arkansas Scholarship Must be the child or grandchild of a current member of Farm Credit of Western Arkansas
March 15 Conway & Perry Counties Realtors Assoc Scholarship

Open to any student who will be attending college or trade school 

$500 Scholarship

March 19 Elks Lodge Scholarship Open to students whose parents or grandparents are members of the Elks Lodge 

March 25

*Local Scholarship*

Fair Association Scholarship Open to all seniors, participation in fair activities will be taken into consideration 

March 28

(Opens Feb 1st)

Conway Regional Scholarship  For students who are pursuing a health related career field

March 29

*Local Scholarship*

James Breashears Memorial Scholarship Open to all seniors!!
March 31

Elite Welding Academy

Welding Competition

Deadline to Register is March 31, 2024

Competition is April 12, 2024

Competition Flyer (click here!)

Scholarship Details (click here!)

All participants receive a $500 Scholarship.

Winners receive scholarships from $1,000-$15,000!

March 31

Faulkner County Master Gardeners Scholarship For students seeking degrees in plant science or related field including: Agriculture, Biology, Botany, Forestry, Horticulture, Landscape/Arch Design, and Turf Management 
March 31 USMA/Blake Family Foundation Metric Awards $2,500 Scholarship, Open to all Seniors
March 31 Kezian Science Scholarship

$1,200 Scholarship 

Must be majoring in a science field and have a 3.0 GPA

March 31

Automotive Aftermarket Foundation Scholarship Scholarship for seniors planning to enroll in automotive, heavy duty, or collision repair programs


March 31


Ernest Whitelaw – Don Kinney Scholarship $500 Scholarship, Must be a member of a federally recognized Native American Tribe
  AR Lottery Scholarship Scroll down and Click the green YES button to create an account and get started!
April 1 AR Chamber Singers Vocal/Choral Music Scholarship Open to seniors who plan to major in music
April 1 AFA’s Teen Alzheimer’s Awareness Scholarship

$5,000 Scholarship

Applicants are asked to write an essay (1,500 word maximum) or submit a video no more than 4 minutes long, describing the impact of Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia-related illness on themselves, their families or their communities, and what they have learned.

April 1 Beyond the Cure Ambassador Scholarship Program Scholarships for childhood cancer survivors
April 1 AR Community Foundation Scholarship

Dozens of scholarships with various due dates!!

Visit the Scholarship Portal, Create an account, Complete the Eligibility Quiz to help you sort through the scholarship opportunities!!

Some of the scholarships include the following:

·       Abigail Robertson Scholarship, provides a scholarship for female students pursuing a business degree at a college or university in Pulaski County

·       Advancing Women in Transportation Scholarship, provides a scholarship to female students who plan to pursue a career in a transportation related field in Arkansas

·       Anne Pressly Scholarship, to memorialize the legacy of Anne Pressly and support a graduating high school senior woman who plans to pursue a career in Journalism

·       Arkansas Service Memorial Scholarship, for students who are children of Arkansans who lost their life in service in the state, nation or community

·       Barbara Mashburn Memorial Scholarship, provides a scholarship for a graduate of an Arkansas high school pursuing an education as a vocalist

·       East Student Scholarship, provides a scholarship to a graduating senior who attends any high school with an EAST program

·       Elizabeth G. Redman Republican Party of Arkansas Scholarship, for students who are members of or active in the Republican Party of Arkansas

·       Herchel and Melba A. Fildes Scholarship, provides a scholarship to students studying nursing and attending Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas or Arkansas State University in Beebe

·       Lillian McGillicuddy Republican Party of Arkansas Scholarship, for students who are members of the Arkansas Federation of Young Republicans or are active in the Republican Party of Arkansas

·       Marie and Bob Marshall Republican Party of Arkansas Scholarship, for students who are members of or active in the Republican Party of Arkansas

·       Merwin T. and Agnes Bowman Nursing Scholarship, for students seeking a Bachelor of Science in Nursing or equivalent degree from a qualified institution

·       Poultry Federation Scholarship, provides scholarships to students pursuing a degree related to the poultry industry and attending a school in the University of Arkansas system, Arkansas State University system, Arkansas Tech University or Southern Arkansas University

·       Robert P. Atkinson Hospital Leadership and Scholarship, provides a scholarship to students pursuing an advanced degree with an emphasis in healthcare and/or hospital administration

·       Ryan Mondy D.A.S.H. Memorial Scholarship, provides scholarships to graduating seniors whose lives have been affected by cancer

April 1 AASFAA Scholarship $500 Scholarship open to all seniors
April 1 Mandy Coats Scholarship Fund Must be an active member of a church and a 2.0 GPA
April 1 Project Yellow Light Scholarship Create a video or radio ad warning about the dangers of texting and driving. 
April 1 Charles Stover Memorial Scholarship

Open to students pursuing a technical degree or certificate with a 2.0 GPA

Must attend UACCM

April 1 Christian Clinic Nursing Scholarship

Open to students pursuing Nursing with a 2.5 GPA

Must attend UACCM

April 1 Clarence Cecil Janes Scholarship Open to student majoring in Welding Technology at UACCM
April 1 Dr Ernest P Griffin Jr Endowment Scholarship

Open to students pursuing an Associate’s degree with a 2.5 GPA

Must attend UACCM

April 1 Farmers and Merchants Bank Scholarship Must have a 2.0 GPA and attend UACCM
April 1 Fayetteville Shale Scholarship Open to students majoring in Industrial Mechanics & Maintainance Technology at UACCM, 2.75 GPA
April 1 Fayetteville Shale Scholarship (merit based) Open to students majoring in Industrial Mechanics & Maintainance Technology at UACCM, 3.25 GPA
April 1 Green Bay Packaging Toad Suck Daze Technical Program Scholarship Open to students in pursuit of a technical or professional degree or certificate at UACCM
April 1 Heavy Equipment Parts Express Scholarship Open to all seniors pursuing a career in heavy equipment operation
April 1 R Preston Woodruff Scholarship

Open to all Seniors!!

Scroll down to the The College Quiz

Click on Take the Quiz

April 1 AAA/Centenial Bank Scholarship


$1,000 Scholarship, Must have a 21 on the ACT and participate in AAA Athletics 


April 1

*Local Scholarship*

Wayne Farms Scholarship Open to children & grandchildren of Wayne Farms employees and producers
April 5 Carl Tapp Technician Scholarship Scholarship is awarded towards a two semester (30 hour minimum) medium/heavy duty truck technician program from a school that is within the state of Arkansas.

April 4

*Local Scholarship*

Masonic Lodge #238 Scholarship

$500 Scholarship, open to any senior

April 4

*Local Scholarship*

William E “Peat” Clay Memorial Scholarship

Open to seniors pursuing a career in farming or agricultural related field 

April 4

*Local Scholarship*

Gracie Jane McKendree Memorial Scholarship

Open to all seniors

April 4

*Local Scholarship*

James Reece Bowen Memorial Scholarship

Open to seniors planning to attend the University of Arkansas, pursuing a STEM related field 
April 1 US Institute of Peace Scholarship

$2,500 & $1,250 Scholarships

Essay Contest

April 8 Hispanic Women’s Organization of AR Scholarship

Open to students of Hispanic heritage

April 12

*Local Scholarship*

Perry County Cattlemen’s Assoc Scholarship Must have a connection to PCCA, 2.75 GPA
April 15 The Bird Dog Foundation Scholarship Fund

$1,500 & $1,000 Scholarships

Must submit essay by April 15th 

April 15 Scott & Kim Verplank Foundation Scholarship

Open to seniors with Type 1 Diabetes

Must have a 3.0 GPA

April 19

*Local Scholarship*

Farm Bureau Scholarship

Parents must be members of Farm Bureau

April 29

*Local Scholarship*

Kris Rankin Memorial Scholarship Open to all Seniors

April 30

(updated application coming soon!!)

National Poultry and Food Distributors Association Scholarship $4,000 Scholarship for students whose parents are NPFDA members
  AR Lottery Scholarship Scroll down and Click the green YES button to create an account and get started!

May 1

*Local Scholarship*

First Electric Scholarship

$2,000 Scholarship

Parent must be a member of First Electric Cooperative and student must have a 3.0 GPA

May 15

(updated application coming soon!)

Trotter Pursuit of Excellence Scholarship Must have a 2.5 GPA and pursue a degree in Culinary Arts, Baking / Pastry, or Hospitality
June 15 American Muscle Automotive Scholarship

4 Scholarships @ $2,000

Available to students pursuing an automotive major
















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