May 26, 2020  
2019-2020 Student Handbook and Undergraduate Catalog 
  
2019-2020 Student Handbook and Undergraduate Catalog

Other Financial Aid Resources


Listed below are some other scholarships you may apply for. Additional scholarship opportunities may be located by checking local newspapers, contacting your employer or your parent’s employer, businesses, industries, libraries, and public agencies.

The Southeast Arkansas College Financial Aid Office will process any scholarship you receive once funds are received from the sponsoring organization.

AASFAA Scholarship - the Arkansas Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (AASFAA) will award at least two non-renewable $500 scholarships to Arkansas students planning to attend member institutions. Scholarship winners must be enrolled at least half-time in the upcoming fall semester in a program that leads to a college degree or certificate at an AASFAA member institution. Winners will be selected in a random drawing during the spring AASFAA Conference. All applications must be postmarked by April 1 of each year. Any application postmarked after April 1 will not be considered. Limit one entry per person. Applications are available in the Financial Aid Office.

American Cancer Society’s Mid-South Division Scholarship - awarding college scholarships to young cancer survivors pursuing an undergraduate degree from an accredited university, community college or vocational/technical school. The application deadline is February 1, and packets are mailed to students upon request. For more information, contact the American Cancer Society at 1-800-ACS-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.

ARK-LSAMP Grant - administered through the National Science Foundation (NSF). This grant is for minority students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) areas. The program consists of a summer academy, mentoring, and research internships for students. The Arkansas Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (ARK-LSAMP) is a collaborative alliance of eight Arkansas institutions, with the goal of increasing the pool of graduates in STEM disciplines. For more information, contact the Office of Academic Affairs in the Welcome Center. Applications are also available in the Financial Aid Office.

Arkansas Community Foundation - Arkansas Community Foundation manages more than 100 private scholarship funds created by individuals, families, and companies. You may search for scholarships by major and/or level of study. http://arcf.org/Students/BrowseScholarships.aspx

Arkansas Governor’s Commission on People with Disabilities - This scholarship is offered to outstanding disabled Arkansans. Visit www.ace.arkansas.gov for more information and application.

Arkansas Rehabilitation Services, 2703 W. 28th Ave, Pine Bluff, AR 71603 Phone: (870) 534-2404 Tuition and/or book assistance for students with disabilities. Apply early due to limited funding. For more information, view http://ace.arkansas.gov/arRehabServices/aboutARS/Pages/default.aspx

Arkansas Workforce Center, 1001 South Tennessee Street, Pine Bluff, AR 71601 Phone: (870) 534-1920. Offers various programs for retraining. For more information, view http://dws.arkansas.gov/index.htm There are two programs offered and include; the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) which provides assistance for retraining for degree programs that are in demand; and, Dislocated Workers Program - Provides training funds for tuition, fees, supplies and books to workers who have been laid-off or have been notified that they will be terminated or laid off.

Arkansas Career Pathways, 1900 Hazel Street, Pine Bluff, AR 71603 Phone: (870) 850-3061 or (870) 850-4823. This is a program designed to assist students with transportation, childcare, and/or tuition and fees. Students must have custody of a child under the age of 21, be a former/current recipient of TEA cash assistance: or a current recipient of Food Stamps, ARKids or Medicaid: or earnings are at the 250% Federal Poverty Level or less. For more information, view http://www.seark.edu/academic-support/career-pathways.

Arkansas High-Tech Scholarship - awarded to selected students enrolled in eligible postsecondary technical programs. Preference is given to graduating high school seniors that are Arkansas residents and US citizens. Applicants must have a minimum 2.5 GPA and ACT Composite Score of 19 or above. The application deadline is July 1. Additional information and application may be found at http://ace.arkansas.gov/cte/pages/hightechscholarship.aspx.

Arkansas National Guard Tuition Incentive Program - tuition assistance program for active members of the Arkansas Army/Air National Guard who are Arkansas residents. Soldiers may be awarded up to $5,000 per academic year, depending on actual enrollment. Applications may be obtained from their unit commander’s office or by logging onto http://www.arguard.org/Education/ta.asp.

Miss Arkansas Pageant Scholarship - available to the winner and first and second runners-up in the Miss Arkansas Pageant. The winner’s scholarship is $750 per semester for two years. The first and second runners-up to the crown will receive $750 for two semesters. Visit http://www.missarkansas.org/ for more information.

National Merit Scholarship - Students in 11th grade may be eligible for the National Merit Scholarship program and other programs that use PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) scores. To determine eligibility, the PSAT/NMSQT test must be taken in October of your Junior year. If your school does not participate in giving the test, the student has to request to take the PSAT at a participating school. Eligibility for these awards are tuition/fees, and possibly room/board. More information, visit https://www.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt.

Potlatch Undergraduate Scholarship Program - available for students living within 30 miles of certain Potlatch facilities and pursuing a two-year or four-year program of study leading to a degree. Applications may be requested by e-mail at foundation@potlatchcorp.com. The deadline for the scholarship is February 10.

Single Parent Scholarship - awarded to eligible single parents who have primary custodial care of at least one minor child, live in Arkansas and are current or future undergraduate students. Other criteria may apply and vary by county. More information can be found online at www.aspsf.org.

Trade Adjustment Act (TAA) - administered through the Department of Workforce Services. Assistance through this source is a benefit for workers who lose jobs or whose hours of work and wages are reduced as a result of increased imports. TAA includes a variety of benefits and reemployment services to help unemployed workers prepare for and obtain suitable employment. Visit www.dws.arkansas.gov for more information.

Transfer Student Scholarships - Most four-year Arkansas institutions offer a transfer scholarship to students who complete an associate degree. At the beginning of your sophomore year, start researching transfer scholarships for each four-year school you are interested in attending to review qualifications and the deadline date to apply. You should also make plans to attend the SEARK Transfer Day for more information. This event is held during the Spring semester by the Registrar’s Office.