Scholarships

The Financial Aid Division of the Arkansas Department of Higher Education administers most of the financial aid programs for higher education in Arkansas. Financial aid available through the division includes, but may not be limited to, the following programs:

  • Academic Challenge Scholarship
  • Arkansas Health Education Grant
  • Governor’s Scholars Program
  • Higher Education Opportunities Grant
  • Second Effort Scholarship
  • Workforce Improvement Grant

Eligible and interested applicants should check with the campus Office of Student Financial Aid or the Financial Aid Division of the Arkansas Department of Higher Education for more information.

ABC Lift

ABC Lift is a group of special discounts and scholarships that are being disbursed for Spring 2018. Check out your opportunities here!

Arkansas Baptist Women’s Convention Lillie A. Haynes Scholarship

The Arkansas Baptist Women’s Convention provides funds for the annual Lillie A. Haynes Scholarship. Funds are placed into a discretionary fund and made available to 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. Interested applicants should contact the Office of Student Financial Aid for additional information and application procedure.

J.A. Booker/J.C. Oliver Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded by the National Alumni Association of Arkansas Baptist College, Inc. and is based on academic achievement and financial need. Interested applicants should contact the Chair of the Scholarship Committee of the National Alumni Association of Arkansas Baptist College, Inc., P.O. Box 55662, Little Rock, AR 72215-5662. Recipients are eligible for the award each semester depending on the availability of funds, satisfactory academic progress and enrollment status. Application deadline is July 15.

Alice Ware Watson Memorial Scholarship

This Scholarship was established in memory of Mrs. Alice B. Watson and is awarded through the National Alumni Association of Arkansas Baptist College, Inc. The annual award is based on academic achievement and financial need. First priority will be given to students from Mississippi County. Contact the Chair of the Scholarship Committee of the National Alumni Association of Arkansas Baptist College, Inc., P. O. Box 55662, Little Rock, AR 72215-5662. Application deadline is July 15 each year.

Joe B. McDaniel Scholarship

The Joe B. McDaniel Scholarship Fund was established and is funded by the Layman’s Division of the Consolidated Missionary Baptist State Convention of Arkansas. The scholarship recognizes the untiring work, loyalty, and commitment of Mr. Joe B. McDaniel to his beloved Alma Mater, Arkansas Baptist College. Applicants should contact the Office of Student Financial Aid for additional information on eligibility requirements.

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. Applicants should contact the Office of Student Financial Aid and the Chair of the Department of Religious Students for additional information and criteria for applying.

Dr. Emeral Crosby Leadership Scholarship

The Dr. Emeral Crosby Leadership Scholarship provides a $100.00 award to an outstanding student based on scholastic achievement and leadership.

Dr. Curlee Thomas Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded by the friends of the late Rev. Curlee Thomas to ministerial students based on financial need. Priority will be given to ministers who have families to support while concurrently seeking a degree in the Religious Studies discipline from Arkansas Baptist College. Applicants should contact the Office of Student Financial Aid and the Chair of the Department of Religious Students for additional information and criteria for applying.

Rev. Paul Thomas Johnson Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded by the widow, children, and friends of the late Rev. Paul Thomas Johnson from the account’s accrued interest. The award is based on financial need and academic achievement. Eligible applicants are ministers and children of ministers enrolled in the Religious Studies discipline or a related field of study. Applicants should contact the Office of Student Financial Aid and the Chair of the Department of Religious Students for additional information and criteria for applying.

Dr. Odell Jones Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is awarded by the widow, children, and friends of the late Dr. Odell Jones and is based on financial need. Preference is given to ministerial students from the State of Michigan. Applicants should contact the Office of Student Financial Aid and the Chair of the Department of Religious Students for additional information and criteria for applying.

The Reverend William V. Philliber Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of William V. Philliber to honor his will and trust. The annual award is to provide academic scholarships for ministerial students who are called to missions or other Christian service. Applicants should contact the Office of Student Financial Aid for additional information on eligibility requirements.

National Dunbar Alumni Association Scholarship Endowment

Criteria For The Scholarship Award:
a. The scholarship will be used exclusively for African American students who have graduated  from Little Rock public high schools.
b. Student must have a 2.5 GPA.
c. Student must show evidence of financial need.
d. Student may re-apply each academic year.
This scholarship is awarded from an endowment and will continue perpetually. The award amount may change, and will generally trend upward. $2,000 is considered the baseline. Under the current guidelines, a check in the amount of $2,000 will be sent to Arkansas Baptist College’s financial aid office once the Arkansas Community Foundation is notified of the recipient.

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