UACCM Encourages Students to Apply for ARFuture Scholarships

The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton invites students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) or regional high demand areas of study to apply for a new grant program administered through the Arkansas Department of Higher Education. The Arkansas Future Grant (ARFuture) covers tuition and fee costs for qualifying traditional and non-traditional students. Those interested in this scholarship for the Spring 2019 semester must apply by January 10.  

Qualifying certificate and associate degree programs at UACCM include:
  • Air Conditioning, Heating, & Refrigeration
  • Automotive Technology
  • Computer Information Systems Technology, Computer Maintenance, and Networking Technology
  • Crime Scene Investigation
  • Drafting
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
  • Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology
  • Law Enforcement Administration
  • Practical Nursing
  • Registered Nursing
  • Surveying
  • Welding

Interested students must meet certain requirements to be eligible for this scholarship. Applicants must have either graduated from an Arkansas public school, private school, home school, or received a high school equivalency diploma approved by the Department of Career Education. 

If this requirement is not met, the scholarship is also eligible for students who have been an Arkansas resident for at least three years preceding the application, and must meet one of the following criteria. These students must have graduated from an out-of-state school or received a high school equivalency diploma approved by another state, be enrolled part-time or full-time at UACCM, or complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

The ARFuture Grant pays for the total costs of tuition, fees, and other charges not already covered by scholarships or federal student financial assistance. Scholarships will be awarded on a first come, first serve basis.

To keep the scholarship, students are required to receive monthly mentoring from an organization determined by the Department of High Education, complete at least fifteen hours of community service each semester the student receives a scholarship, and reside in Arkansas for three consecutive years and be employed within six months after receiving an associate degree or a certificate. If a student fails to meet this requirement, the grant will convert into a loan at an interest rate and term determined by the Department of Higher Education.

ARFuture is the newest state grant program and started with the mission to increase the education and skills of Arkansas’s workforce in an affordable manner. According to the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, more industries in the state are incorporating technologies into the day-to-day operations, and the demand for STEM job applicants are on the rise.

For more information, go to or contact the UACCM Financial Aid office at (501) 977-2055.


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