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Scholarship Information

Arkansas Academic Challenge and the FAFSA (Pell Grant) applications open Oct 1

8 Steps to Filling Out the FAFSA

FSA ID website:

FAFSA website:

Here are some links to help:


o   Financial Aid Toolkit -


Tassel Time Scholarship Data Base  is an amazing tool to search for scholarships, find resources about college, and just about anything else pertaining to life after high school.  Email Ms. Shanks for the username and password. 

Going Merry data base and scholarship website for Valley Springs High School

How To Pay For College  –  A great resource to understand Financial Aid and Arkansas Scholarships provided by the Arkansas Student Loan Authourity 




The Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame has changed our scholarship application process to online at our website.  Below is the link.   There will be 9 scholarships at $1,000 each with a deadline of December 31, 2020. Specific instructions are given on the website.  These nine will be awarded to five males and four females.    Due Dec 31

The Incoming Student School of Art Scholarship Application Due February 15th

AR Assoc of Conservation Dist – Dave Ferguson Scholarship  Due Feb 19

ASBA Educational Foundation Freshman Scholarship for dependent of a school board member Due March 1

J.K. Williams Memorial Scholarship for dependent of a school board member Due March 1

The American Legion Scholarship Due March 12

Boone Lodge #314 Free & Accepted Masons Scholarship Due March 15

UCA Art Department scholarship for those majoring in Art The Wingate Scholarship  Due March 19

AREA Vocational Scholarship Due to Ms. Shanks March 19

AREA Graduating Senior Scholarship Due to Ms. Shanks March 19

AREA School/CO-OP Employee’s Child Scholarship  Due to Ms. Shanks March 19

High-Voltage Lineman Scholarship Due April 1

Carroll Electric Graduating Senior Scholarship Due to Ms. Shanks April 3

Tan Son Nhut Vietnam Veterans Assoc Scholarship Due May 1

PB & J Scholarship Due May 31



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The best source of information about Arkansas Colleges and funding for those colleges can be found at the Arkansas

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The Christian Connector provides a free Christian college information and scholarship service.

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