Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus announced that they would provide a one-time $500 scholarship to students who have earned credit from Arkansas Tech University while in high school. To be eligible students must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours while graduating high school with a minimum 2.0 GPA.
The new scholarship program, with a focus on career education, along with further incentives from the state of Arkansas such as the Arkansas Futures Grant (ARFutures) will provide students with additional opportunities to pay for the high demand, high wage programs that the Ozark Campus offers. ARFutures is a program through the state of Arkansas that applies to students enrolled in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) or other regional high demand areas of students. The grant is offered on a first come, first serve basis and will cover tuition and fees for qualifying programs of study. Arkansas Tech-Ozark Campus leads the region on programs that qualify for ARFutures with 29.
The Ozark Campus feels that the addition of the scholarship for concurrent students and ARFutures makes going to college even more affordable for students considering attending the Ozark Campus. “Part of the mission of our institution is to create affordable access points for anyone interested in going to college. The addition of the scholarship program for area high school students and the ARFutures grant, available to both graduating seniors and adults, now makes it easier than ever for people looking to attend college and jumpstart their future in a high demand, well-paying career fields. We feel that the potential for tuition free college will provide opportunities for students to achieve their career goals and at the same time, benefit the work force from Russellville to Fort Smith,” stated Chief Student Officer Richard Harris.
Registration for the 2018 summer and fall semesters at begins on April 3rd for new students. For more information about the Ozark Campus please visit www.atu.edu/ozark or call the Office of Student Services at 479-667-2117.