Scholarships

SCHOLARSHIPS

On Friday, September 13, 2019, President Regina H. Favors approved revisions to the Arkansas Baptist College Scholarship Program.  The new program will be implemented immediately. New incoming students that are beginning their attendance spring 2020 will be eligible for the following:

New Students

Scholarship High School GPA Required to Obtain the Scholarship College GPA Required to Maintain the Scholarship Maximum Yearly Award
Presidential Scholarship 3.50 – 4.00 3.50 $  8,760.00
Deans Scholarship 3.00 – 3.49 3.00 $  4,380.00

The scholarships are for eight (8) consecutive semesters (does not include summer term(s)).

Transfers

Scholarship College GPA Required to Obtain the Scholarship ABC GPA Required to Maintain the Scholarship Maximum Yearly Award
Transfer Scholarship A 3.50 – 4.00 3.00 $  5,000.00
Transfer Scholarship B 3.00 – 3.49 3.00 $  4,000.00

The scholarships are for five (5) consecutive semesters (does not include summer term(s)).

Current Students

Current students that have a cumulative 3.00 GPA and make the Honors List will be awarded the Golden Opportunity Scholarship for one semester (does not include summer term(s)).  The scholarship will be awarded for the subsequent semester.  In order to receive the award, the student must be enrolled in 15 hours during the subsequent term at Arkansas Baptist College.  Golden Opportunity Scholarship recipients will be recognized at the Arkansas Baptist College Honors Convocation.

Classification ABC GPA Required to Obtain the Scholarship Maximum Per Semester Award
Freshmen 3.00 $  1,500.00
Sophomores 3.00 $  1,750.00
Juniors 3.00 $  2,000.00
Seniors 3.00 $  2,250.00

 

Athletics and Performance Scholarships

Athletics

Institutional Aid is available for students interested in the following Athletics programs:

  • Football
  • Basketball (Men’s and Women’s)
  • Track (Men’s and Women’s)
  • Softball
  • Wrestling
  • Baseball

Students interested in Arkansas Baptist College’s athletic programs should contact Mr. Lance Flint, Associate Director of Athletics, at (870) 820-5558. Mr. Flint is also available via email at lance.flint@arkansasbaptist.edu.

Performance Scholarships

Performance Scholarships are available for students interested in Band and Choir.   Interested students should contact Reverend Henry Parker, Fine Arts Chairman, at (501) 420-1320 or (501) 352-3705. Reverend Parker is also available via email at henry.parker@arkansasbaptist.edu.

 Application Procedures

  • There is no additional scholarship application.
  • The ACT or SAT is not required. The student, however, must meet the minimum high school grade point average.
  • Complete an Arkansas Baptist College Admissions Application online at https://www.arkansasbaptist.edu/ (no application fee required).
  • Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at https://www.fafsa.ed.gov.
  • All documents required for admissions (e.g., vaccination records, official high school/college transcript(s), admissions application, FAFSA) must be received on or before May 1, 2020 for fall 2020 attendance.
  • All documents required for admissions (e.g., vaccination records, official high school/college transcript(s), admissions application, FAFSA) must be received for spring 2020 attendance.
  • Prospective students must be degree-seeking to receive a scholarship.
  • In order to maintain eligibility, all scholarship recipients must earn a minimum of 30 semester hours each academic year (fall/spring) and maintain the required GPA.

Apply Here:

Arkansas Baptist College Scholarship Application

Presidents Scholarship

Recipients are selected from the top applicants for admission to Arkansas Baptist College based on demonstrated excellence in scholarship, leadership, progress, and service. From the applicant pool, students selected as semi-finalists submit a one-page resume before being interviewed

Arkansas Baptist Women’s Convention Lillie A. Haynes Scholarship

The Arkansas Baptist Women’s Convention provides funds for the annual Lillie A. Haynes Scholarship. For eligible applicants based on financial need, academic promise, Christian character, and community involvement. Priority will be given to students from the membership of the Consolidated Missionary Baptist State Convention.

Dr. Robert U. Ferguson Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded by the widow, children, and friends of the late Dr. Robert U. Ferguson and is based on financial need. Preference is given to students desiring to work in areas to perpetuate the spread of Christian principles.

National Dunbar Alumni Association Scholarship Endowment

All graduating seniors are automatically considered as applicants for these scholarships and are selected based on criteria established by the donors. Some donors request that student academic portfolios be provided for their own evaluation.

 Dr. Joyce O. Jenkins Scholarship

This Scholarship was established in memory of Dr. Joyce O. Jenkins and is awarded through the Arkansas Baptist College. The annual award is based on academic achievement and financial need. First priority will be given to students from Mississippi County.

Fred Henderson Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Fred Henderson to honor her will and trust. The annual award is to provide academic scholarships for ministerial students who are called to missions or other Christian services.

National Alumni of Arkansas Baptist College

The National Alumni of Arkansas Baptist College is provided annually to graduating college seniors at Arkansas Baptist College. Award selection will be based on a combination of academic achievement, unmet financial need, and demonstrate commitment.

External Resources

Click any of the links below to learn more about available scholarship opportunities.

Arkansas Community Foundation                         Fund My Future

Black Scholarships                                                Jackie Robinson Foundation

United Negro College Fund                                   Ronald McDonald House Charities

Arkansas Department of Higher Education          Generation Scholarship Fund

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