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Academic Challenge Scholarships Program

The Academic Challenge Scholarships Program was established in 2010 for any Arkansas resident who graduates from an Arkansas high school. The award covers anywhere from $2,000 to $5,000 of tuition at in-state college/university or technical program on a first dollar basis. High school graduates, students currently enrolled, or re-enrolling into college who meet merit requirements are eligible. The program is primarily funded by the Arkansas State Lottery.

Year the Program was Founded 

2010

State 

Arkansas

Residency Requirement 

State

K-12 School Attendance Requirement 

State High School

Type of Promise 

Financial Award

Financial Award is Limited to Students with Financial Need 

No

Financial Award is Limited to Students who Meet Academic Achievement Requirements 

Yes

Disbursement of Financial Aid 

First Dollar

Year Requirement for Full Aid 

1

Program Status 

Active