Alphabetical Scholarships

AAUW Lucile Roberts Endowed Nursing Scholarship

Application Type: Online
Availability: Fall Nursing Cycle

  • Must be a resident of Benton or Washington County
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Must have successfully completed 12 credit hours prior to applying
  • Must demonstrate financial need

 

ACC Academic All Star Award

Application Type: Paper
Availability: Spring

  • Must be an Arkansas Resident
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.25
  • Must demonstrate involvement in campus and/or community activities
  • Must have completed at least 24 credit hours in pursuit of an Associate's degree by summer following the application
  • Must be enrolled during the Spring semester and plan to attend through at least the following Fall semester
  • Must intend to graduate from NWACC by  end of next academic year following application
  • Must intend to transfer to an Arkansas four-year university upon graduation from NWACC

For more information about the ACC Academic All-Star Award, please contact Gina Johns.

 

Adult Basic Education (ABE) Persistence Scholarship

Application Type: Online
Availability: Main Cycle

  • Must have earned a GED through the Fayetteville Public Schools Adult Education program or NWACC Adult Education
  • Must be have been enrolled at NWACC for a minimum of 1 year
  • Must have successfully completed 12 credit hours at NWACC
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Must have demonstrated financial need

 

Adult Education/GED Scholarship

Application Type: Paper
Availability: Spring

  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 if a current or transfer student
  • Must have a minimum composite score of 19 of ACT, COMPASS/Accuplacer scores at college level, or 600 GED average standard score on file if a freshman
  • Must submit a copy of your GED or ESL scores
  • Must have an application on file if not current student

For more information about this scholarship, please contact Adult Education.

 

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

 

Aguiar Family Culinary Scholarship

Application Type: Online
Availability: Main Cycle

  • Must be seeking a Culinary Arts degree at NWACC
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Must have completed at least 1 semester at NWACC
  • Must have demonstrated financial need

 

Anderson Family Scholarship

Application Type: Paper
Availability: Spring

Note: Non-refundable

  • Must be currently or previously in the Saving Grace program for a minimum of 3 months
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.0; Incoming freshman must have a minimum composite score of 19 on ACT, COMPASS/Acculplacer scores at college level, or 600 GED score.
  • Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated financial need

 

Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) of Arkansas Scholarship

Application Type: Online
Availability: Spring

  • Must be seeking a degree in Construction Technology
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5

 

Bates Nursing Scholarship

            Application Type: Online

            Availability: Fall Nursing Cycle

  • Must be accepted into the NWACC Nursing Program
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Must demonstrate academic excellence and student leadership

 

Belle Overstreet Endowed Scholarship

Application Type: Online
Availability: Main Cycle

  • Must be a female student 21 years of age or older
  • Must be working either part or full-time in addition to studies
  • Must have been a resident of Benton County for past 3 years
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.0

 

Bentonville/Bella Vista Daybreak Rotary Scholarship

Application Type: Online
Availability: Main Cycle

Note: Non-refundable

  • Must be enrolled in a workforce entry degree or certificate program at NWACC
  • Must have completed at least 1 semester at NWACC
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Preference to those who demonstrate financial need

 

Bill Fleeman Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Application Type: Online
Availability: Main Cycle

  • Must be seeking a Business degree
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours during the semester(s) in which awarded
  • Must have demonstrated financial need

 

Cali Charles Memorial Scholarship

Application Type: Online
Availability: Main Cycle

  • Must be seeking a Culinary Arts degree
  • Must be enrolled at least full time
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Must be willing to volunteer with NWACC Culinary Program for at least one semester

 

Carl & Alleen McKinney Scholarship

Application Type: Online
Availability: Main Cycle

  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 or 60 GED Average Standard Score
  • Must have a 19 ACT or 750 SAT or COMPASS/Accuplacer scores at college level
  • Must have three letters of recommendation
  • Preference to those living in the Bentonville, AR
  • Preference to those who demonstrate financial need

 

Charles E. Coffelt Endowed Nursing Scholarship

Application Type: Online
Availability: Fall Nursing Scholarship

  • Must be accepted into the NWACC Nursing Program
  • Must be an Arkansas Resident
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Preference to students who reside in Benton County

 

Clark Contractors Scholarship

Application Type: Online
Availability: Spring

  • Must be seeking a degree in Construction Technology
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Must have a long-term goal of advancing in the construction industry towards roles such as Project Administrator, Project Superintendent, Project manager, Pre-Construction Manager, MIN Coordinator/Manager, etc.

 

Clinton-Jones Nursing Scholarship

Application Type: Online
Availability: Fall Nursing Scholarship

  • Must be accepted into the NWACC Nursing Program
  • Must be willing to work for Washington Regional Medical Center after completion of coursework (1 year of service for every year of support)
  • 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.

 

Col. Lucile Roberts Endowed Nursing Scholarship

Application Type: Online
Availability: Fall Nursing Scholarship

  • Must be accepted into the NWACC Nursing Program
  • Must be an Arkansas Resident
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Preference given to female applicants

 

Cultural Diversity Scholarship

Application Type: Online
Availability: Main Cycle

  • Must be from a culturally diverse minority group
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours during the semester(s) in which awarded
  • Must successfully complete 12 credit hours to receive second disbursement (if applicable)

 

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

 

Dr. Edwin & Arlene Wait Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Application Type: Paper
Availability: Fall

  • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Must demonstrate financial need

 

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)

 

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

 

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

 

English for Bilingual Students Scholarship

Application Type: Online
Availability: Main Cycle

  • Must have successfully completed, or plan to enroll in at least one English for Bilingual Students course
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.0

 

George & Elinore Merwin Endowed Scholarship

Application Type: Online
Availability: Main Cycle

  • Must be pursuing a degree, technical certificate, or certificate of proficiency excluding certificate of general studies at NWACC
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Preference given to those who demonstrate financial need

 

Greg Vantine Memorial Scholarship

Application Type: Paper
Availability: Spring

  • Must be enrolled in the Plumbing Apprenticeship Program
  • Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated financial need

 

Henrietta Vikesland Memorial Scholarship

Application Type: Online
Availability: Main Cycle

  • Must be a female student
  • Must be seeking a Business degree or certification
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.0

 

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

 

Honors Program Scholarship

Application Type: Paper
Availability: Fall

  • Must be a current member or the NWACC Honor's Program
  • Must be in good standing with all Honor's Program eligibility requirements
  • Must be enrolled in a minimum of 1 Honor's course during the semester(s) in which awarded

For more information about this scholarship, please contact the Honors Program.

 

Hudson Endowed Scholarship

Application Type: Online
Availability: Main Cycle

  • Must be seeking a degree in Associates of Applied Science Business Management
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Must be enrolled at least full-time and in degree related courses

 

Hutchens-Estes Family Endowed Scholarship

Application Type: Online
Availability: Main Cycle

  • Must be a transfer student pursuing a degree at NWACC
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Must be employed at least part-time in addition to studies
  • Must demonstrate financial need

 

Ila Hayes Philips Nursing Scholarship

Application Type: Online
Availability: Fall Nursing Cycle

  • Must be accepted into the NWACC Nursing Program
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Must demonstrate a passion and desire for the nursing profession
  • Must demonstrate financial need

 

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

 

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

 

Jack & Francis Byrd Endowed Nursing Scholarship

Application Type: Online
Availability: Fall Nursing Cycle

  • Must be accepted into the NWACC Nursing Program
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Preference given to those who demonstrate financial need
  • Preference given to Benton/Washington Country residents

 

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

 

James Thulin Memorial Scholarship

Application Type: Paper
Availability: Fall & Spring

Note: Non-refundable

  • Must be enrolled in the Certified Retail Analyst Program (CRA)
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Preference will be given to students living with chronic illness
  • Preference will be given to students nearing completion of their stated academic objective

 

Jose Esparza & Associates General Scholarship

Application Type: Online
Availability: Main Cycle

  • Must be a first-generation college student
  • Must demonstrate community involvement
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours for the semester(s) in which awarded

 

Jose Esparza & Associates Non-Traditional 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 12 credit hours for 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

 

Josh McCandless 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

 

Kinco Constructors Scholarship

Application Type: Online
Availability: Spring

  • Must be seeking a Construction Technology degree
  • Must be a current Kinco Constructors employee working at least part-time
  • Must have a minimum of 1 year employment at Kinco Constructors
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5

 

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

 

Manhattan Construction Scholarship

Application Type: Online
Availability: Spring

Note: Non-refundable

  • Must be seeking a Construction technology degree
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5

 

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

 

Melba Shewmaker Endowed Scholarship

Application Type: Online
Availability: Main Cycle

  • Must be pursuing an Associate degree in a child protection field (i.e. counseling, criminal justice, education, forensics interviewing, healthcare, legal studies, psychology, social services, or other careers on the front lines of recognizing, reporting and responding to victims of abuse and maltreatment.)
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Preference will be given to applicants pursing a certificate in Child Advocacy Studies Training (CAST)

 

Mike & Mary Shupe Endowed Nursing Scholarship

Application Type: Online
Availability: Fall Nursing Cycle

  • Must be accepted into the NWACC Nursing Program
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Must demonstrate an aptitude for caring
  • Preference for demonstrated financial need

 

Nabholz Construction Scholarship

Application Type: Online
Availability: Spring

  • Must be seeking a Construction Technology degree
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0

 

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

 

NWA Home Builders Association Scholarship

Application Type: Online
Availability: Spring

  • Must be enrolled in the Construction Technology Program
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5

 

NWACC Alumni Association Scholarship

Application Type: Online
Availability: Main Cycle

  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.0

 

NWACC Continuing Student Scholarship

Application Type: Online
Availability: Main Cycle

  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Must have successfully completed 12 credit hours at NWACC in two consecutive semesters

 

nwaRLUG Scholarship

Application Type: Paper
Availability: Fall, Spring, & Summer

            Note: Non-refundable

  • Must be enrolled in the NWACC Certified Retail Analyst (CRA) Program
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Must be in good standing with all CRA program requirements

 

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

 

Peggy Ward Endowed Scholarship

Application Type: Online
Availability: Main Cycle

  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Must demonstrate financial need

 

President's Scholarship

Application Type: Online
Availability: Main Cycle

  • Must be a high school senior graduating from a school in Benton or Washington County
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Must have a completed application for admissions to NWACC on file

 

Rob Jordan PTA Scholarship

Application Type: Paper
Availability: Fall

  • Must be enrolled in the NWACC Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) Program
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need

 

Robin Bush Respiratory Therapy Scholarship

Application Type: Paper
Availability: Fall

  • Must be enrolled in the Respiratory Therapy Program

 

Rotary Club of Bentonville Endowed Scholarship

Application Type: Online
Availability: Main Cycle

  • Must be a resident of Benton County
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Must have successfully completed a minimum of 24 credit hours
  • Must have demonstrated financial need

 

Ruby B. Matthew Endowed Scholarship

Application Type: Online
Availability: Main Cycle

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Must have demonstrated financial need
  • Preference will be given to students with 3.25 GPA or above

 

Sandy Turner Memorial Nursing Scholarship

Application Type: Online
Availability: Fall Nursing Cycle

  • Must be accepted into the NWACC Nursing Program
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Preference will be given to Arkansas Residents

 

Schywart Endowed Scholarship

Application Type: Online
Availability: Main Cycle

  • Must be seeking an Associates of Science in Business
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Must be enrolled in 12 degree related credit hours during the semester(s) in which awarded

 

Service Learning Scholarship

Application Type: Paper
Availability: Fall

  • Must be a current or previous participant in Service Learning
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.0

For more information about this scholarship, please contact Service Learning.

 

Steven J. Lear Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Application Type: Online
Availability: Main Cycle

  • Must be seeking an Associates of Arts or Associates of Science with the intention of completing a Bachelor's degree in one of the following areas: Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, or Physics
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Must demonstrate financial need and/or substantial amount of financial responsibilities

 

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.

 

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

 

Trustees Scholarship

Application Type: Online
Availability: Main Cycle

  • Must be a high school senior graduating from a school in Benton or Washington County
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Must have a completed application for admissions to NWACC on file

 

VCC Construction Scholarship

Application Type: Online
Availability: Spring

  • Must be enrolled in the Construction Technology program
  • Must have a minimum of 3.0

 

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

 

Wesley C. Gibbs Endowed Nursing Scholarship

Application Type: Online
Availability: Fall Nursing Cycle

  • Must be accepted into the NWACC Nursing Program
  • Must be an Arkansas Resident
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.5
  • Preference to female students who are single mothers

 

Willard & Pat Walker Scholarship

Application Type: Online
Availability: Main Cycle

  • Must be a non-traditional student
  • Must be seeking a degree at NWACC
  • Must be at least 20 years of age or older
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Must have completed their FAFSA

 

William Nelson PTA Scholarship

Application Type: Paper
Availability: Spring

  • Must be enrolled in the technical portion of the PTA Program
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.75
  • Must be in good standing and have met all requirements for previous semester in program

Workforce Construction Technology Scholarship 

            Application Type: Paper

            Availability: Varies

  • Must be enrolled  in the Construction technology program at NWACC
  • Must be a 2017 High School Graduate

 

Workforce Electrical Apprenticeship Scholarship

Application Type: Paper

            Availability: Varies

  • Must be enrolled in NWACC's Electrical Apprenticeship Program
  • Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated financial need

 

Workforce HVAC Scholarship

Application Type: Paper

            Availability: Varies

  • Must be enrolled in the NWAC's HVAC Program
  • Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated financial need

For more information about this scholarship, please contact the PTA Program Director.