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Walton College

The Sam M. Walton College of Business

Walton College: Scholarship Information

Walton College has the opportunity to award scholarship funds to incoming/enrolling freshmen and transfer students, current undergraduate students, as well as graduate students. We encourage you to review these opportunities.

Scholarship and Funding Information For:

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Undergraduate Scholarships and Funding

Walton College scholarships can be awarded to students majoring in one of our eight departmental disciplines. To be considered for Walton College scholarships, a student must:

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

Step One: University Scholarship Application

To be eligible for Walton-specific scholarships, students must complete both the University and Walton College applications.

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.)


University Scholarship Application

Step Two: Walton College Scholarship Application(s)

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

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.

Questions?

Do you have questions about scholarships for Walton College students? Send a note to wscholar@uark.edu.

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Scholarships and Funding for Graduate Business Students

A graduate education is a significant investment in your future. There are several funding possibilities available to eligible Walton Graduate School of Business students including assistantships, scholarships, fellowships, and financial aid. Below you will find more information on these options. If you have any questions, please contact the Graduate School of Business.

The Walton Graduate Success Scholarship supports Arkansas residents who exhibit financial need and are seeking a graduate degree from the Sam M. Walton College of Business. Additional consideration will be given to Arkansans who contribute to diversity in their degree program as described by them in their application

Applicants selected for this scholarship will receive funding equivalent to 50% of the tuition and fees for their entire master’s degree provided they maintain good academic standing.

This scholarship program will be administered annually for new degree-seeking graduate students while funding remains available.

Terms and Conditions

  • The number of scholarships awarded in a year depends on funding available at the time of review.
  • Recipients must be enrolled each semester in a Graduate School of Business master’s program.
  • Payment is for approved degree-related coursework only.
  • Recipients must maintain good academic standing and make satisfactory progress towards degree completion.
  • The Scholarship Committee uses a holistic process to award scholarships and will consider all application materials when selecting recipients.

To be considered for this scholarship:

  • Student must be admitted to a master’s degree program in the Sam M. Walton College of Business.
  • Student must be a bona fide Arkansas resident.
  • Student must demonstrate financial need.
  • Student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Student must submit a completed application along with all supporting materials.

Deadline: Qualified students must be admitted to their degree program and apply for this scholarship by May 15 for priority consideration. Students may apply after May 15; however, additional awards will be dependent upon remaining available funding.

A completed application will include:

  1. A completed application form.
  2. A completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  3. A personal statement that includes
    1. a brief description of your financial need.
    2. an explanation of diverse characteristic(s)/background you bring and how it/they will contribute to a robust learning environment in your degree program (characteristics may include but are not limited to racial/ethnic and gender dimensions, veteran status, learning styles, LGBTQ+ identification or sexual orientation, disabilities, age, first-generation status, geographic background, or career paths related to self-employment, non-profit, NGO, or other career paths that may be applicable).
    3. an explanation of how this graduate program will help you achieve your goals.

Note: For fall 2022, this scholarship is only available to students admitted to the Executive MBA, Professional Master of Information Systems, Professional Master of Applied Business Analytics, or Master of Supply Chain Management programs.

Scholarship Application

Graduate Assistantships

A separate application is not required for graduate assistantships. Students admitted to a full-time Walton College master’s program are automatically considered for a graduate assistantship which includes a full tuition waiver and an annual stipend. Visit Graduate School and International Education for details.

Walton MBA Scholarships and Financial Aid

Funding support for Walton MBA students includes scholarships, graduate assistantships, and loans. Learn more...

Global Immersion Scholarships for Walton MBA and Executive MBA

  • Students must be enrolled in Walton EMBA/MBA courses for two consecutive semesters prior to their Global Immersion trip.
  • Students must be in good academic standing in the EMBA/MBA program, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.85.
  • Students must travel to an approved country as part of the Global Business course and Global Immersion international trip.
  • Students must demonstrate strong financial need

Walton Executive MBA: Need-Based Scholarship

  • Students must be admitted unconditionally to the Walton College EMBA program. Scholarship consideration will be prioritized for students who have applied for program admission before April 1st of the year, with other applicants being considered based on availability.
  • Students must be enrolled in at least six credit hours during each semester of the EMBA program, with exception for the final semester, in which recipients must be enrolled in at least three credit hours.
  • Students must demonstrate strong financial need. (FASFA must be provided and an essay in regards to your financial need)

External Funding Sources

The University of Arkansas Graduate School and International Education has compiled a list of over 100 external funding resources.

Questions?

Do you have questions about scholarships for Walton College students? Send a note to wscholar@uark.edu.