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Thanks to our wonderful and generous donors, NWACC is able to provide over 130 scholarships to students.


The availability, application type, qualifications, and award amounts are subject to change and can vary from academic year to academic year.

Scholarships are available annually:

  • For all students during December 1 to March, wich awards the following academic year, and
  • Nursing students during September to October for current nursing students, which is awarded the current academic year

Students must be enrolled or will be enrolled at NWACC during the semester(s) for which the scholarship will be awarded, and they must meet all requirements for an NWACC scholarship to qualify to apply.

DREAMers of NWACC

Application Type: Online
Availability: Main Cycle

  • Must be an undocumented student
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Must be an active member of the DREAMers of NWACC club
  • Must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours during the semester(s) in which awarded

Jack Shewmaker Memorial Enactus Scholarship

Application Type: Paper
Availability: Fall

  • Must be an active Enactus member who is involved in multiple Enactus projects
  • Must be the leader of at least one Enactus project
  • Must participate in Enactus regional/national events and trainings
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.0

LIFE Community Scholarship

Application Type: Paper
Availability: Summer

  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.75
  • Must demonstrate a commitment to education
  • Must have financial need
  • Must attend the LIFE Summer Program immediately following high school graduation

LIFE Endowed Scholarship

Application Type: Online
Availability: Main Cycle

  • Must be of Hispanic or Latino descent
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Must not be eligible to receive Federal Financial Aid
  • Must have participated in LIFE Program events
  • Must commit to continued participation in the LIFE Program while enrolled at NWACC

LIFE Legacy Scholarship

Application Type: Paper
Availability: Summer

  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.75
  • Must be an incoming NWACC freshman
  • Must attend the LIFE Summer Program immediately following high school graduation

LIFE Program Scholarship

Application Type: Paper
Availability: Summer

  • Must be a high school senior
  • Must have a minimum GPA of2.75
  • Must be undocumented
  • Must be enrolled at NWACC for following fall term
  • Must be graduating from an Arkansas High School
  • Must attend the LIFE Summer Program immediately following high school graduation
  • Preference will be given to students graduating from a Benton, Washington, or Carroll county High School

Service Learning Scholarship

Application Type: Paper
Availability: For Spring semester - May 10, for Fall semester - December 10

  • Must be a current or previous participant in Service Learning
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Must submit a maximum of 500 word essay describing your Service Learning project with a concluding reflection paragraph describing the benefit of the project to you, your education, and those involved wiht or served by your project.
  • Must include a letter of recommendation from your professor and/or project supervisor
  • Must be a U.S. citizen

For more information about this scholarship, please contact Dr. Chris Huggard.  Incomplete applications will not be considered for scholarships.


Student Government & Ambassadors Association Scholarship

Application Type: Paper

  • Must be a member of the Student Government & Ambassadors Association

For more information about this scholarship, please contact the Director of Student Life.


 

 

 

Accounting Degree

NW Chapter of the Arkansas Society of CPAs Accounting Scholarship

Application Type: Paper

            Availability: Fall

  • Must be seeking an Associates of Applied Sciences in Accounting Technology
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.25
  • Must have completed ACCT 2013 and ACCT 2023 with an A
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Preference will be given to students to have a GPA of 3.5 or above

Art Degree

McCoy Art Scholarship

Application Type: Online
Availability: Main Cycle

  • Must be seeking a degree in Fine Arts or Graphic Design
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Preference given to students not receiving other scholarships

Business Degree

Certified Retail Analyst (CRA) Program

Construction Technology Degree

Culinary Degree

Honors Program

Nursing Degree

Other

Plumbing Apprenticeship Program

Respiratory Therapy (RT) Degree

Robin Bush Respiratory Therapy Scholarship

Application Type: Paper
Availability: Fall

  • Must be enrolled in the Respiratory Therapy Program

Science

Dr. John Story Memorial Scholarship

Application Type: Online
Availability: Main Cycle

  • Must be seeking a Science degree
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Must submit a letter of recommendation from an NWACC Science or Health Professions instructor
  • Preference given to students involved in Baptist Collegiate Ministries (BCM)

Warbington Endowed Scholarship

Application Type: Paper
Availability: Fall

Note: Non-refundable

  • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Preference will be given to students seeking a degree in Social Sciences
  • Preference to demonstrated financial need

Teachiing/Education Degree

Dr. Mary Margaret Roberts Endowed Teaching Scholarship

Application Type: Online
Availability: Main Cycle

  • Must be seeking a degree in or related to Education with the intention of Teaching
  • Must intend to complete at least a Bachelor's degree
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Preference given to students who have completed at least 1 year at NWACC

Transportation, Logistics, and Supply Chain Management Program

J.B. Hunt Transport Inc., Logistics Scholarship

Application Type: Online
Availability: Main Cycle

  • Must be seeking a Transportation, Logistics, or Supply Chain Management degree/certificate
  • Must be a non-Caucasian minority
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Must be willing to participate in mentoring opportunities with J.B. Hunt personnel

David Duff Correll Endowed Scholarship

Application Type: Online
Availability: Main Cycle

  • Must have documented Asperger's/Autism spectrum diagnosis
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Must demonstrate financial need

As long as a scholarship does not state that citizenship is required to apply, then you can and should apply.  The following scholarships were created specifically for International Students attending NWACC with an F-1 student visa.  Please check out the all scholarships to see what others you might qualify to apply for.

African Student Scholarship

Application Type: Online
Availability: Main Cycle

  • Must be of African or Caribbean descent
  • Must be an international student attending NWACC on F-1 Student Visa
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Preference will be given to students of African descent

International Student Scholarship

Application Type: Online
Availability: Main Cycle

  • Must be an international student with a F-1 student visa
  • Must not be eligible to receive federal grants, loans, or work-study
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours in the semester(s) in which awarded
  • Must be willing to volunteer with global and international education activities
  • Must have demonstrated financial need

Coker Single Parent Scholarship

Application Type: Online
Availability: Main Cycle

  • Must be a single parent
  • Must not be receiving the Single Parent Scholarship of Benton Country, Washington County, or NWA
  • Must be in good standing behaviorally and academically
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Must be enrolled in a minimum of 3 credit hours during the semester(s) in which awarded
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must provide documentation such as written statement and/or receipts, eviction notices, discontinued notices for utilities, etc.

Study Abroad Scholarship

Application Type: Online
Availability: Main Cycle

  • Must be enrolled in a study abroad course for credit
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Must have successfully completed a minimum of 12 credit hours at time of departure
  • Must remain in good judicial and academic standing
  • Must have completed the application and paid application fee

DREAMers of NWACC

Application Type: Online
Availability: Main Cycle

  • Must be an undocumented student
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Must be an active member of the DREAMers of NWACC club
  • Must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours during the semester(s) in which awarded

Jose Esparza & Associates Undocumented/DACA Scholarship

Application Type: Online
Availability: Main Cycle

  • Must be a first-generation college student
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must demonstrate community involvement
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours for the semester(s) in which awarded
  • Must be an undocumented student or have DACA status

LIFE Endowed Scholarship

Application Type: Online
Availability: Main Cycle

  • Must be of Hispanic or Latino descent
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Must not be eligible to receive Federal Financial Aid
  • Must have participated in LIFE Program events
  • Must commit to continued participation in the LIFE Program while enrolled at NWACC

LIFE Program Scholarship

Application Type: Paper
Availability: Summer

  • Must be a high school senior
  • Must have a minimum GPA of2.75
  • Must be undocumented
  • Must be enrolled at NWACC for following fall term
  • Must be graduating from an Arkansas High School
  • Must attend the LIFE Summer Program immediately following high school graduation
  • Preference will be given to students graduating from a Benton, Washington, or Carroll county High School

Paul & Becky Hudson Empowerment Scholarship

Application Type: Online
Availability: Main Cycle

  • Must be an undocumented student
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Must be a Benton or Washington County High School graduate
  • Must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours during semester(s) in which awarded

Home for Dinner

Application Type: Paper
Availability: Fall & Spring

  • Must be a veteran of the U.S. Military, currently active duty, or a member of the National Guard
  • Must be an Arkansas resident
  • Must be willing to attend a Home for Dinner event
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need

NWACC Service Learning Veteran's Scholarship

Application Type: Online
Availability: Main Cycle

  • Must be currently serving in the U.S. military, received an honorable discharge from service, or be the child of a serviceperson who was killed in combat or as a result of injuries sustained in combat
  • Must be able to provide proof of veteran's status by submitting a copy of the discharge papers or DD214 form
  • Must submit a letter from a commanding officer recognizing either the honorable discharge or current honorable and professional service
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Must have completed a minimum of 12 credit hours in past two academic years