University of Arkansas

Walton College

The Sam M. Walton College of Business

Scholarship Information

Due to the generosity of private donors, the Walton College has the opportunity to award annual scholarship funds to currently enrolled undergrad students and incoming/enrolling freshmen and transfer students.

Qualifications

Walton College scholarships can be awarded to students majoring in one of our eight departmental disciplines. If you have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above, we encourage you to apply.

To be considered for Walton College scholarships, a student must:

  • be currently enrolled as a degree-seeking undergraduate or graduate student in good academic standing
    OR plan to enroll as a full-time undergraduate student for the upcoming academic year
  • have submitted a complete General Application in the AcademicWorks system
  • have submitted a complete Walton College supplemental application in the AcademicWorks system
  • complete their general and supplemental application within the scholarship application window


The Norcross Advance Arkansas Scholarship supports new, returning and transfer students from Arkansas who exhibit financial need, records of academic success, and a strong desire to complete their degree at the University of Arkansas. Preference shall be given to students pursuing a degree at the Sam M. Walton College of Business who are from Eastern Arkansas and/or any high performing public district or public charter school.

Each recipient will be funded at up to $9000 per year from the Norcross Advance Arkansas Scholarship and $9000 from Advance Arkansas matching funds for a total award of $18,000 per year or remaining cost of attendance after other qualifying aid is received (whichever is less) as long as funds are available.

Two new freshmen recipients will be selected each year. Assuming all requirements are met, each student will retain the scholarship through graduation, at which time a new freshmen recipient(s) will be selected.

The application deadline is February 15, 2022.

All Norcross Advance Arkansas Scholars will be expected to remain in good academic standing, maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA, and earn 12 hours of credit each semester and participate in the following to retain the Norcross Scholarship:

  • A Pre-College Program administered by the University or Arkansas or Walton College in advance of his or her freshmen year (i.e.: BLA, ACAP, ASAP, ACT Academy, PATH, Fleischer, etc.)
  • Leadership Walton (starting in the first semester of his or her freshmen year and throughout their career in Walton including making application as a freshman, attending a mandatory orientation session, and completing requirements as designated each semester)
  • Live in a University of Arkansas or Walton College Living Learning Community during his or her freshmen year
  • Meet twice a year with the Norcross Donors
  • Meet each month with a designated Mentor
  • Attend Norcross Scholars Meeting each semesterM
  • Mentor incoming Norcross Scholars
  • Join a University of Arkansas or Walton College Student Organization
  • Complete a summer or semester Internship for academic credit

Apply for the Norcross Advance Arkansas Scholarship

To qualify for the one year non-renewable scholarship:

  • A student who exhibits financial need
  • Has a cumulative GPA of 2.80 or better
  • Students majoring in any discipline of business and interested in entrepreneurship

The application deadline is February 15, 2022.

Apply for the Gladys and Troy C Alley, Sr. Memorial Entrepreneurial Endowed Scholarship

The Turn 2 into 4 Scholarship is designed to assist students who have earned an associate’s degree in business from a partner school to obtain a bachelor’s degree from the Sam M. Walton College of Business.

To qualify for the scholarship:

  • Students must have earned an associate’s degree in business from a Walton College partner school.
  • Students must have completed their associate's degree with a minimum GPA of 2.5.
  • Students must be enrolled at the Walton College in the semesters for which they receive funding.
  • Students who have a completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid on file with financial aid are preferred.

Applicants selected for this scholarship will receive $1,000 annually for two years with acceptable progress towards completing their bachelor’s degree. Application deadline for the 2020-2021 academic year is February 15, 2022.

Apply for the Turn 2 into 4 Scholarship

To qualify for the scholarship:

  • Academic distinction (3.0 & above on a 4.0 scale; 24/1160 equivalency amp; above ACT/SAT)
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Resident of St. Landry Parish, LA or Lafayette County, AR, with residents of Opelousas & Plaisance, LA and Stamps, AR preferred; or a student who attended TAP
  • Undergraduate in any Walton College department
  • 4-year renewable with maintenance of a minimum 3.0 GPA

Apply for the Wyndell Kyle and LaKeysha Michelle Greene Family Memorial Endowed Scholarship



Scholarships for Walton College Students

To be eligible for Walton-specific scholarships, students must complete both the University and Walton College applications via the AcademicWorks system. The application deadline is February 15.*

The scholarship application window for Walton students opens January 1 and closes February 15.*
*For MAcc and IMAcc students, the application window closes on March 8.

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General Scholarship Timeline:

  • January: Online scholarship application for the upcoming academic year goes live.
  • February: All interested students must submit an application no later than February 15 in order to be considered for any Walton College-specific scholarship.
  • March - April: Walton College committees meet to award departmental and general business scholarships.
  • April - May: Students are notified of scholarship selection.
  • May - June: Students receiving scholarships must complete the electronic scholarship survey. Funding will not be distributed if this is not completed.
  • September: Fall semester scholarship disbursements post to student accounts, generally after the 11th day of class.
  • Following January: Spring semester scholarship disbursements post to student accounts.