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In addition to the overall university scholarships, these privately funded scholarships are available to our students. Unless specified in the scholarship description, applying for the privately funded scholarship application will automatically make you a candidate for the scholarships in which you are eligible.

Arthur Monroe Shride Memorial Scholarship

Criteria
  • Full-time incoming freshman from Randolph County
  • First preference is a student majoring in College of Education, preferably Elementary Education with an interest in teaching the value of nutrition and physical fitness
  • Second preference may be a student majoring in physical education
  • If there are no applicants from Randolph County, next preference is Sharp and Lawrence Counties and then other counties may be considered.
Renewal

Award may be renewed through senior year if student continues to meet criteria and achieve academic progress.

Selection

Scholarship committee consisting of Associate Dean of College of Education, Chair of Department of Teacher Education, and Chair of Health, Physical Education and Sports Science

Additional Information

High School counselors should be kept informed of the availability of the scholarship in the specific geographic area

Contact

Associate Dean of Education
College of Education
Arkansas State University
PO Box 940
State University, AR 72467
Phone: 870-972-3057
Fax: 870-972-3828

Eunitha Steel Hout Commitment to Education Award

Criteria
  • Incoming ASU Freshman, who has graduated from Buffalo Island Central High and plans to pursue a field of study in elementary or secondary education
  • First preference will be given to students from Monette or Leachville, Arkansas. If there are no qualified students from those areas, the scholarship may then be awarded to a student from Craighead County who otherwise qualifies for the award.
  • In the even that Buffalo Island Central High School either merges with another institution or ceases to operate, the scholarship may be awarded to students from Monette or Leachville who otherwise qualify for the award.
  • Financial need and determination of strong moral character
  • Applicant must provide a written essay to Scholarship Committee
Renewal

Recipients are eligible to reapply for consideration provided that they have continued in the course of study in elementary or secondary education and have maintained a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) or its equivalent.

Selection

Scholarship Committee comprised of the guidance counselor, senor class sponsor and media specialist from Buffalo Island Central High School; a representative of the ASU Office of Financial Aid; and a representative from University Advancement, who will serve informally and in an advisory capacity. Determination will be based upon the Committee's evaluation of a written essay and subsequent personal interview.

Contact

Associate Director of Student Aid
Arkansas State University
PO Box 1620
State University, AR 72467
870- 972-2310

Hester M. Waddill Scholarship

Criteria
  • Recipient must be full-time student at junior or senior level who has been admitted to the Teacher Education Program
  • Candidates must have a grade point average of 3.3 (3.3 on a 4.0 scale)
  • First preference given to student preparing for careers in public education at the K-4 level
  • Students must be a graduate of an Arkansas high school. In additional to academic achievement other factors may be considered, but which are not mandatory include evidence of the applicant's involvement in civic or community affairs, student government, athletics, the arts and music
Renewal

The award is not automatically renewable, however, previous recipients may reapply

Selection

Department of Teacher Education Scholarship Committee

Application
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Contact

Department of Teacher Education Chair
Arkansas State University
Department of Teacher Education
PO Box 2350
State University, AR 72467-2350
870- 972-3059
870-972-3344 (FAX)

Lillian Barton Scholarship

The Lillian Barton Scholarship is named in honor of a special educator. Miss Barton rendered service to the teaching profession for more than 50 years. She was a public school teacher, school administrator, and teacher educator. She has been characterized as a dedicated professional and a gracious lady. Miss Barton provided active and inspirational leadership to Eta Delta Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi for many years; therefore, it seems only fitting that this chapter assume responsibility for the administration of the Lillian Barton Memorial Scholarship Fund. To finance the scholarships, an endowment was established by donations from relatives of Miss Barton, friends, and organizations. The interest from the endowment provides scholarships for deserving teacher education majors. The recipients are selected on the bases of GPA and evidence of professional promise. The scholarship is awarded in the fall and spring semesters. Those submitting an application packet (application form, up-to-date unofficial transcript, statement of future professional goals, one letter of personal reference, two rating scale forms from professors in your academic major, one rating scale form from a professor outside your academic major) must meet following criteria.

Criteria

Students must be officially admitted into the Teacher Education Program
Must be pursuing the B.S.E. or M.S.E. degree
Must have an overall GPA of 3.00 or above

Contact

Director of Professional Education Programs
Arkansas State University
PO Box 940
State University, AR 72467
870-972-2099
870-910-8044 (FAX)

Lloyd L. and June S. Goff Scholarship

Mr. Goff served as a teacher, coach, and administrator in the Wynne and Brinkley school districts, then became a principal and later superintendent in the Jonesboro Public Schools. After his retirement from Jonesboro in 1960, Mr. Goff was appointed assistant professor of education and psychology at Arkansas State, where he served for nine years.

Mrs. Goff completed her education degree at Arkansas State in 1957 and then taught elementary students for several years at East Elementary School in Jonesboro. She was also very involved in church and community activities while she lived in Jonesboro.

The children of the late Lloyd L. and June S. Goff knew that their parents placed special emphasis on education throughout their life's work. The Lloyd L. and June S. Goff Scholarship was endowed following their parents' death in 1990. It is the desire of the donors to assist in improving math and science education in the state by providing educational opportunities to outstanding recipients who plan to remain and teach in Arkansas upon graduation.

The Lloyd L. and June S. Goff Scholarship is awarded in the fall semester to a full-time junior or senior student with a 3.0 overall G.P.A. and an interest in pursuing a career in teaching at the secondary level. Preference will be given to Arkansas residents majoring in science or math education.

Criteria
  • Students must be officially admitted into the Teacher Education Program
  • Must be pursuing a secondary education degree with preference to those in math and science areas
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.00
  • Must be a junior or senior by classification
Contact

Director of Professional Education Programs
Arkansas State University
PO Box 940
State University, AR 72467
870-972-2099
870-910-8044 (FAX)

Mary L. Swan Memorial Scholarship

Mrs. Swan was a native of Randolph County, Arkansas. She attended Pocahontas Elementary School and Pocahontas High School. Pocahontas High School was her favorite high school, but she was unable to graduate from there because her parents moved to Walnut Ridge. She, consequently, graduated from Walnut Ridge High School.

Mrs. Swan attended Ft. Smith Junior College for two years prior to attending and graduating from Arkansas State College. She obtained her Remedial Reading Certificate by attending the University of Arkansas and Arkansas State University.

Mrs. Swan began her teaching career as a sixth grade teacher at the Alma Spikes Elementary School in Pocahontas, AR. In that district, she, by choice, taught only sixth graders for eight years. In the St. Charles Missouri School district, Mrs. Swan taught fourth grade for one year and then became the remedial reading teacher for 20 years. Mrs. Swan taught a total of 29 years in the Pocahontas School and St. Charles School Districts.

Mr. and Mrs. Swan planned together to set-up a scholarship to help students pursue an elementary education degree. This scholarship is in her honor because she enjoyed working with students so much and knew that all students could be successful if motivated to do his/her very best.

Criteria
  • First preference is that award be made to an incoming freshman having graduated from Walnut Ridge (AR) High School, Pocahontas (AR) High School, Hoxie (AR) High School or any other high school located in Lawrence County, Randolph County, and Greene County in Northeast Arkansas, or from the Highland School District in Sharp County, Arkansas. Transfer students are eligible to apply only if he/she has attended an ASU branch, and graduated from one of the above mentioned schools.
  • Second preference is that award be to a student currently enrolled.
  • Must be a full-time student pursing an elementary or secondary education degree with a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Financial need must be documented.
  • Demonstrate the abilities, personal qualities and scholarship conducive to become an outstanding teacher
Renewal

Award is renewable through completion of the undergraduate degree of six (6) additional semesters, whichever occurs firs, provided the recipient continues to meet all award criteria.

Contact

Director of Professional Education Programs
Arkansas State University
PO Box 940
State University, AR 72467
870-972-2099
870-910-8044 (FAX)

Mildred B Vance Scholarship

Criteria
  • College of Education, Department of Teacher Education Major in the Early Childhood Education (ECH P-4) or the Mid-level Education (MLED 4-8) Programs on the Main Campus of Jonesboro
  • Overall Grade Point Average of 3.5 or better
  • Majority of courses taken on Main Campus in Jonesboro
  • Demonstrate excellence in the area of education
  • Applicant must be enrolled in ECH 4003 Field Experiences III or MLED 4034 Field Experiences II during the semester in which the application is submitted
  • Qualifications for Maintaining Scholarship:
  • New recipient selected each semester scholarship offered
Selection

Mildred B Vance Scholarship Selection Committee who have been appointed by chair of the Teacher Education Department

Additional Information

The intent of the award is to reward students for excellence during their teacher preparation and to provide monetary support during the internship.

Contact

Mrs. Nancy Bacot
Selection Committee Chair
Arkansas State University
Department of Teacher Education
PO Box 2350
State University, AR 72467-2350
870- 680-8560
870-972-3344 (FAX)

Sibylla and Kenneth Peters Alpha Delta Kappa Scholarship

Alpha Delta Kappa is an International Honorary Sorority for Women Educators. As such, one of its purposes is to promote high standards of education. One way the Northeast Arkansas chapters have chosen to do this is through the presentation of a jointly-sponsored cash award each year to an outstanding undergraduate and graduate education major.

These awards are called the Sibylla and Kenneth Peters Alpha Delta Kappa Scholarship Awards in honor of Sibylla Peters' contributions and service in behalf of Alpha Delta Kappa on the local, state, and national levels and her husband, Kenneth's, financial support of this scholarship.

Applications are due into the Professional Education Programs office twice a year. Students doing an internship in a spring semester must return an application in October. Students doing an internship in a fall semester must return an application in March.

Criteria
  • Recipient will receive the award in his/her teaching internship semester
  • Must have and over all GPA of 3.00 or above
  • Must demonstrate the abilities, personal qualities and scholarship conducive to become an outstanding teacher
Contact

Director of Professional Education Programs
Arkansas State University
PO Box 940
State University, AR 72467
870-972-2099
870-910-8044 (FAX)

Alice Horn Bryant Psychology Scholarship

Award

Two (2) $7,500.00 scholarships per year

Criteria
  • Must be a psychology major
  • Must be a full time student (carrying at least 12 semester hours)
  • Must be at least a rising junior (earned a minimum of 60 hours at the end of the spring semester in which they apply)
  • Must have a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA
  • Must have earned at least 9 credit hours in the psychology program at A-State at the end of the spring semester in which they apply 
  • Must have a 3.25 psychology GPA
  • Scholarships are non-renewable and are for one academic year.
  • Must submit, with application, a statement of professional goals
Selections Made by:

Psychology and Counseling Scholarship Committee

Contact
Psychology and Counseling Department
Arkansas State University
PO Box 1560
State University, AR 72467
870-972-3064
870-910-3962 (FAX)

Students should send thank you note to:
Miriam Yeager and Chris Horn
c/o Miriam A. Yeager
9741 Homestead Trail
Anchorage, AK 99507

Dr. & Mrs. James F. Golden Memorial Scholarship Endowment

AMOUNT AND TERM OF AWARD:

The amount of the award shall be based on the earnings of the endowment.

QUALIFICATIONS FOR RECEIVING SCHOLARSHIP:
  • Student shall have completed 18 hours toward a Masters or Specialist degree in Counseling & be committed to a career in counseling.
  • Financial need shall be considered in the selection process.
 QUALIFICATIONS FOR MAINTAINING THE SCHOLARSHIP:

N/A

SELECTION MADE BY:

Department of Psychology & Counseling Graduate Faculty Council.

OTHER COMMENTS:

Publicity shall be coordinated through University Communications.

CONTACT PERSON:
Department of Psychology & Counseling Chair
Arkansas State University
P. O. Box 1560
State University, AR. 72467
870-972-3064
870-972-3962 - Fax

External Programs

TEACH Grant

The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program provides grants of up to $3,760 per year to students who intend to teach in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families. This grant is available to eligible undergraduate students who have been admitted into teacher education and to graduate students.

Conditions

In exchange for receiving a TEACH Grant, you must agree to serve as a full-time teacher in a high-need field in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves low-income students. As a recipient of a TEACH Grant, you must teach for at least four academic years within eight calendar years of completing the program of study for which you received a TEACH Grant. IMPORTANT: If you fail to complete this service obligation, all amounts of TEACH Grants that you received will be converted to a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan. You must then repay this loan to the U.S. Department of Education (ED). You will be charged interest from the date the grant was disbursed.

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Troops to Teachers

Troops to Teachers is a U.S. Department of Defense program that helps eligible military personnel begin a new career as teachers in public schools where their skills, knowledge and experience are most needed.

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